[Q] Cannot change date Very interesting challenge :)
I have a smt-210 with custom rom.
The rom has stupid security policies and does not allow you to navigate to settings. The whole settings section is blocked.
Wifi is disabled . GPS is disabled. Any connectivity is disabled even the usb debugging/connecting is disabled.
They have modded framework-res and if u try to access any of these u get a message saying settings blocked
My problem is while trying to boot in recovery mode there was a soft reset and the system time got reset to 2012.
Now some applications in the rom are set to work only for a limited period of time. Those are commercial apps and are built that way. I need to change the date back to the current date so that they work.
I can connect to adb shell in recovery mode.
I have tried
date -s "20140822.175400"
But i get
date: can't set date: Function not implemented
Sat Sep 22 17:54:00 CEST 2012
What is this error ? Have they changed the date binary ? Is it disabled at kernel level ?
Is there any other way to set the date using adb shell?
i cannot ask the developers of the rom for support because this will enable me to have a time reset on the apps and use them indefinitely. Which they wont like.
I have been looking at this
but its very tedious and would not work as i have not seen the settings UI of the rom.
The options that i can think of is
1) back up the rom using trwp, install a new rom , change date in that rom and install back this rom.
But this process is quite risky and anything goes wrong. I will have to buy a new tab which i cannot afford right now.
2) back up the rom using twrp and install it on an emulator. But i cannot see a proper emulator for tab 3. The one available on samsung's website
is not compatible with
. I tried to follow the instructions on Samsung's website but eclipse bundle has been updated and settings are not present as they describe.
I am choosing twrp because it has so many options. But it cannot change system time. Do you know a recovery that lets you change the date ?