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    Post Android 11 Dev Preview new stuff

    Does it break Google Pay?
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    Post Nov Security update

    No update here either. Google Store Pixel 4 XL. I check daily... too lazy to sideload stuff, and tired of slow roleouts. Let the users choose.
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    Post Screen on time

    I'm pretty much getting at least 8 hours of SOT. This is with everything enabled; motion sense, pokemon motion sense wallpaper, face uplock... pretty much everything (minus forced 90Hz). The only tweak I normally do to my phones is lower the brightness (running at 60%). I also had an issue...
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    Post $100 off for first 1000 signing up for the P preview

    I'm not sure. I have been on the beta builds as soon as they launched, and was getting OTA updates as well.
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    Post $100 off for first 1000 signing up for the P preview

    I didn't get anything, and ordered it on day 1. Oh well :[
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    Post Android P public beta coming to Essential PH-1 today!

    I thought P was supposed to natively support notches? I guess maybe it's not functioning yet.
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    Post There are NO case yet online at all

    I just ordered that case for $22. My back has a few scratches already... just got a new one today somehow. So this case will have to do until someone makes a nice minimalistic bumper case.
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    Post anyone get NMl64c update yet? * EDIT -It's out!

    You might not be able to access the files it downloads, but you probably can get the URL to the update from logcat. I already started my update process, so didn't start logcat until it was already downloading... but I have it logging everything to a text file so I can look through it after it...
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    Post Front glass lines

    I noticed the lines too last night.
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    Post Anyone get their Essential phone to use previously synced data?

    Cool, thanks guys. I'll power on one of my other nexus devices and see if they create a backup I can use. I have a Nexus 6 so that should work.
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    Thread Anyone get their Essential phone to use previously synced data?

    I'm coming from a Nexus 6P, running Oreo. And upon setting up my new Essential phone, the only backup I could chose was from my chromebook. Both my chromebook and Nexus 6P show the backed up data on my Google Drive. Also, if you go to Settings>Backup&Reset>Google Account: it will show "Back up...
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    I don't know why companies even have customer support these days. They'd be better served by just having a bot answer emails... because that's essentially what they are paying customer service reps to be. bots.. And it's not just essential.. it's like 99% of corporations, in the US at least.
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    I did that once for a Dell purchase... I got excellent service after emailing Michael Dell.
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    Exactly! Communication is key to a successful business (actually every sort of relationship)... and I don't mean canned robot tech support people.
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    If it is, there will be a lot of unhappy customers... who will do a lot more than complain. There's this thing called charge backs...
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    Yeah, I've thought about it. In general I just hate dealing with support... I'd rather not get annoyed. But maybe I'll give it a try when my Essential phone gets here.
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    My 6P is trash. I can't wait to get rid of it. Tired of the crap battery life, and random powerdowns at less than 30% battery life. Plus the essential phone has a much better form factor : https://www.phonearena.com/phones/size/LG-G6,Essential-Phone,Google-Nexus-6P/phones/10379,10548,9587
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    Yeah, it looks like they want to send them out together. So maybe that's why the phone didn't ship earlier today, or even earlier. ---------- Post added at 08:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:09 PM ---------- Yep, soon as I woke up at 7am EST. I was 1/2 asleep still, and wasn't sure...
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    Yep, and already purchased it.
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    I just got the email to buy the 360 camera for $50 :)
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    Post Shipping Waiting Room

    Someone reply back at ask if they were ever meet a date they commit to... So far they are batting 0.000...
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    Post Question for Essential phone owners

    Yes, it has a notification LED up by the ear piece. It's been shown in multiple review videos.
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    Post android 8.0 oreo OTA

    grab the url from logcat before you reboot it
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    Post Cold boot instead of Standby

    It's a possibility. If you want to narrow down if it's the car or the headunit, you probably want to know what is going on on both the switched and non-switched power lines from the car. If the voltage levels are all good during car starting, then you at least eliminated one variable.
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    Post Cold boot instead of Standby

    Monitor the voltage on your continuous 12V power line when starting your car. Use something that records min and max (handheld DMM). The voltage might be dropping too much when the starter engages to turn over the motor - that's a huge electrical load on the battery (the starter).
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    Post Android Auto: new Sony XAV-AX100

    I was also considering it. My Xtrons HU display backlight just died, but I think I'll see if I can fix it, or go back to stock until there is something worth upgrading to.
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    Post Guide[Linux][Windows]: Migrate to SSD/HDD of any size, only for SATV Pro

    Supposedly the /persistent partition stores data on the boot loader unlock status, at least according to here: http://newandroidbook.com/Articles/Nexus9.html Offhand, I don't recall where/how I came to the conclusion that RP2 is the /persistent partition, but when the device was locked RP2 was...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Just saw it and replied.
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    There's a black latch that fllips up on the connector. But you should really try to avoid messing with it. Flex cables can start to make poor contact if you remove them, or mess with them, too much. I put kapton tape on the connector and the cable to prevent it from any stress on it when...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Ignore the offset in my picture, because it's not the same size as the file your comparing it to. In that picture of mine, that is just the 32 sectors that are allocated for partition table entries. On my spreadsheet I suggested dumping the partition tables, along with the gpt header, starting...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Thanks! It's been a work in progress for a few days now. I wanted to make it more presentable before sharing it, but figured screw it. It's good enough as is for anyone interested in learning how it all works - just takes some initiative. If you want to take it to the next level, and create an...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Here's a link to my spreadsheet. You only need to enter in the bytes of the HD (cell colored red), and all the variables are calculated (minus the CRC32's), and shown in cells colored purple: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QysvIlVcuxYUroMpY7q0_VeIqOLEgJiZjnXNU1T_Ilw/edit?usp=sharing...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Here's a picture to show how far of an area to select for calculating the CRC32 of the partition entries. The top part of the red box (area selected for CRC32) would be around the A2.... entry of the 1st partition, and the bottom is around the last entry, and the following 64 bytes of zeros...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    For the CRC32 of the partition array, you need to only select the 32 entries (from beginning to the end), each entry is 128 bytes, so you need to select all the bytes even the zeros at the end of the last entry. But not the 512 bytes of zeros that follow the partition entries, and before the GPT...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Basically the key to it all is the Partition Table Entries and the GPT Header. They need to be hex edited, with the right values calculated for the different size hard drive. And then proper CRC32 values need to be calculated as well, and written to the proper locations. Fastboot, or anything...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Here's a picture of my 256GB mSATA ssd setup. No more undoing the cables, or disturbing the flex cable to remove the drive :)
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    It unlock, and booted! 256GB SSD working!! Check out the pictures below :)
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Well my 256GB ssd is booting, but getting stuck at the colorful animated android logo. Since I used a dump of a non-wiped system (stuff in /data), I'm going to see if I can reformat /data. Doing a bootloader unlock right now, which should wipe /data. If that fails i'll see what happens when I...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    I hacked up a version for my 256GB msata drive with a hex editor (have a nice mstata to 2.5" SSD PCB/enclosure for it). edited the Partition Entry end point location for new size of /data, as well as the new values in the GPT Header, along with the new CRC32's. Haven't gotten around to swapping...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    according to this link http://http.download.nvidia.com/tegra-public-appnotes/flashing-tools.html tegra devices also have a proprietary /PT partition, which contains an nvida partition table that is neither MBR or GPT. I'm not sure if this applies to the shield or not. If it does have it, that...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    I'm not sure how the boot process works. Does it need the info in the GTP Header and partition entries to start the boot process? If it doesn't, then I don't see why there's a point to having them, or using GTP formatting (even if it is a bit different w/ no protective MBR, primary header, and...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    You ignoring a key point I tried to make. Check out the format of a GPT header here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table within the header (in our case, there's only a secondary header), there are 2 entries for the primary and secondary GPT Headers. On nvidia's hard drive both...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Won't work, see my post before yours :P You can't use any GTP Headers that are recreated by the usual tools, since they will have pointers to a primary GPT header that won't exist. The GTP header location entries (both primary entry and secondary entry) both point to the location of the...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Actually it won't work for any other drives but those with the exact number of sectors and bytes of space, unless you are good with a hex editor to edit the GPT header at the last sector of the hard drive, as well as the partition end point for /data partition in the partition entries (to...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Has any tried if fastboot works properly on any drive besides the stock seagate hybrid? Flashing factory images, ect. I recall somewhere that the contents of a particular function were looking specifically for the hybrid drives model number... I think it may have been fastboot, but forget.
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    The 2TB drive was where I wrote the dd dump file to (as a file, not written over the disk). ---------- Post added at 09:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:09 AM ---------- It will compress down to ~3GB (if you don't have much stored on it, or if the disk was factory reset), so you can...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    Not sure what drives others have tried when cloning the existing HD, but the samsung evo 500GB just might be the same exact size (in sectors and bytes) as the original seagate, so it works without having to adjust the secondary mbr at the end of the disk?
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    i just did: source_hd to image dd if=/dev/sdX of=/folder_path/shield.img image to new_hd dd if=/folder_path/shield.img of=/dev/sdX It took ~1.5 hours to write the image to my samsung evo 500GB from an old samsung 2TB spinright HD (HD204UI), and can confirm it works fine - booted on 1st boot...
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    Post Nvidia Shield TV SSD - done

    I backed up my original shield HD w/ dd to an image file, rather than directly to another drive (it didn't take too long, maybe 2-3 hours w/o any block size setting). Currently going from the image file to my evo ssd; so far it's been going for about an hour... I assume it will be done in...