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23rd April 2018, 10:36 AM |#51  
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Not working for On7, Its show option to use SD as internal but does not increase internal total disk so its better to use it as portable.

I am using App2SD ;(

Please provide patch for Samsung On7.
 
 
24th May 2018, 04:31 AM |#52  
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Originally Posted by danielfr40

Thanks a lot for this patch which work fine on Galaxy A5 2016
For information, after your patch, if you reinstall a stock rom, you'r patch is still active. So, you will have a legacy rom, with automatic update through internet, no risk of lock if protection against modified installation is on.
the only trouble is that I was started by default in energy saver mode, but every thing is normal after desactivation of this mode
I have reported your work on a french forum
Thanks a lot again

Hi danielfr40,
Do you mean that if you have modified your Marshmallow 6.0 firmware on your Galaxy A5 2016 firmware to enable adoptable storage, you can then use Smartswitch to update to the latest 7.0 Nougat firmware, and your adoptable storage format and alkl your data will be preserved?

I have been postponing the upgrade of my Galaxy A5 2016 to Nougat for more than a year, because I am scared I will lose data or the adoptable storage feature I currently have setup with the Marshmallow 6.0 firmware thanks to the instructions provided by ashyx...

So if anyone can confirm whether it is possible to upgrade from a modified Marshmallow with an SD card configured with adoptable storage, to a Nougat firmware while retaining all data and the adoptable storage configuration, then I'll be really relieved to know I can safely update...

Cheers,
Laurent
24th May 2018, 11:06 AM |#53  
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Originally Posted by laurentd75

Hi danielfr40,
Do you mean that if you have modified your Marshmallow 6.0 firmware on your Galaxy A5 2016 firmware to enable adoptable storage, you can then use Smartswitch to update to the latest 7.0 Nougat firmware, and your adoptable storage format and alkl your data will be preserved?

I have been postponing the upgrade of my Galaxy A5 2016 to Nougat for more than a year, because I am scared I will lose data or the adoptable storage feature I currently have setup with the Marshmallow 6.0 firmware thanks to the instructions provided by ashyx...

So if anyone can confirm whether it is possible to upgrade from a modified Marshmallow with an SD card configured with adoptable storage, to a Nougat firmware while retaining all data and the adoptable storage configuration, then I'll be really relieved to know I can safely update...

Cheers,
Laurent

Yes I confirm
my galaxy a5 2016 has been upgraded in nougat now and the adoptable storage and data has been preserved
I don't remember if I had reinstalled first the stock or nougat, but now I have a not rooted nougat and have been automatically updated with some nougat revision.
adoptable storage and data preserved
it seems that adoptable storage patch is needed to build the unified memory between internal and external, but is then recongnized by stock os since it is a native function in android, just building has been removed by Samsung.
just during the building, you have to save your data on sd card, they are lost.
before the building some applications was internal other external, so I had to reinstall external application, application data was perserved probably in internal memory
24th May 2018, 02:07 PM |#54  
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Many thanks for your quick reply danielfr40, and for the good news !!!

I'll try to upgrade to Nougat, I am currently rooted on Marshmallow but do not care very much if I lose the root privilege, it's becoming more of a hindrance than a good thing nowadays, with more and more apps detecting that you are rotted and blocking you...

Thanks again a lot;

Best regards,
Laurent

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Well, actually, after seeing a video on the highlights of Samsung's Nougat build for the A5 2016, I'm not sure it's really worth upgrading:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywLFYJVdb5c

I must say I hate the new status / notifications area at the top, which requires you to swipe twice and scroll down to access the screen brightness slider, which I find is really cumbersome as I use it a lot when finding myself suddenly in bright sunshine, and it must be a pain to search for the slider while you are dazzled by the sun, whereas in Marshmallow you know exactly where the slider sits so you can even adjust it while you are blinded...
I was not really impressed either by the new Phone or Messages application redesign, I think they are less legible and there is less contrast than before for the menus...

So, al in all, I'm starting to think it's not worth the hassle...

But maybe you might have some good points about Nougat on the A5 2016 you can tell about Daniel, and give me a good (if not compelling) reason to upgrade, other than more upd-to-date and "secure" system ??
24th May 2018, 03:07 PM |#55  
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Originally Posted by laurentd75

Many thanks for your quick reply danielfr40, and for the good news !!!

I'll try to upgrade to Nougat, I am currently rooted on Marshmallow but do not care very much if I lose the root privilege, it's becoming more of a hindrance than a good thing nowadays, with more and more apps detecting that you are rotted and blocking you...

Thanks again a lot;

Best regards,
Laurent

---------- Post added at 03:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:51 PM ----------

Well, actually, after seeing a video on the highlights of Samsung's Nougat build for the A5 2016, I'm not sure it's really worth upgrading:
[youtube]ywLFYJVdb5c[/youtube]

I must say I hate the new status / notifications area at the top, which requires you to swipe twice and scroll down to access the screen brightness slider, which I find is really cumbersome as I use it a lot when finding myself suddenly in bright sunshine, and it must be a pain to search for the slider while you are dazzled by the sun, whereas in Marshmallow you know exactly where the slider sits so you can even adjust it while you are blinded...
I was not really impressed either by the new Phone or Messages application redesign, I think they are less legible and there is less contrast than before for the menus...

So, al in all, I'm starting to think it's not worth the hassle...

But maybe you might have some good points about Nougat on the A5 2016 you can tell about Daniel, and give me a good (if not compelling) reason to upgrade, other than more upd-to-date and "secure" system ??

IMO it's well worth the upgrade. TouchWiz is really toned down and is finally becoming a nice GUI experience.
It has a nice smoothness to it now.
26th May 2018, 07:45 AM |#56  
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Oreo and A3 2017
hello,
so the oreo update is out. Does someone now if it also works on oreo?
.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-a3/SM-A320FL
28th May 2018, 10:18 AM |#57  
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IMO it's well worth the upgrade. TouchWiz is really toned down and is finally becoming a nice GUI experience.
It has a nice smoothness to it now.

Thanks for your feedback on this ashyx. I value very much your opinion of course as you're the specialist here, but I think that unless I have a really compellling reason to upgrade, I'll stay with Marshmallow for the time being just for the usability reason exposed above which is quite important to me.

And if I decide to upgrade later then maybe it will be to Oreo as it is being released now according to the latest post by Marpo12 !

Thanks,

Laurent
1st May 2019, 05:05 PM |#58  
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Does this work on Android 7.0?
Hi there, I wanted to know if this patch works for the Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-150F with Android 7.0 (Nougat). I have a rooted phone. Thanks in advance!
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