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  1. acejavelin

    Thread Android Auto issues

    So my son and I recently moved to Pixel 4a's... Him from a Nokia 6.1 and me from a Pixel 3A XL (screen cracked, otherwise would have stayed with it for a while)... And we both have used Android Auto for years with no major issues, so we are pretty familiar with it. He has a launch model and mine...
  2. acejavelin

    Post Call quality issues with new Pixel this a known issue?

    We have a launch model, and one I just got a week or so ago after having to wait a few weeks for it to be restocked... No one has mentioned any audio issues on either device.
  3. acejavelin

    Thread Android 11 Upgrade available OTA

    Android 11 full release upgrade is available OTA now... downloading as I type this, just check for updates in Settings - System.
  4. acejavelin

    Post fast charging broken after a week

    Do you know anyone who has a QC 3.0 adapter and cable USB 3 end? Try it on a different charger... If it fails on multiple chargers/cables, then you device is likely defective and you will need to get it repaired/replaced. Sorry, no quick fix here...
  5. acejavelin

    Post Sprint 3aXL Root

    Get Sprint to unlock it... If it is carrier locked, you can't unlock the bootloader, but once it is unlocked you can do an OEM unlock and root to your hearts content (except Verizon models). No real way around that at this time, but must get it unlocked from the carrier.
  6. acejavelin

    Post Pixel 3a and 3aXL rom compatibility?

    No... The 3A and 3A XL are completely different phones, although they have a lot of hardware in common and are very similar to the user except the screen size, they are each unique devices with unique firmware. ROM's are not interchangeable. That said, if a developer had both devices I don't...
  7. acejavelin

    Post (Help) Unlocked carrier Google pixel 3a xl but with grey OEM

    In general, if the device is carrier unlocked the OEM is unlocked as well... Unless it is a Verizon model, which it sure sounds like in this case. Unfortunately there is no way to unlock the bootloader then.
  8. acejavelin

    Post Bricked Moto X Pure, no fastboot/adb

    I don't understand... Does the phone not boot to the bootloader when you hold the volume key? Have you tried my return to stock thread?
  9. acejavelin

    Post [Help Thread][ Pixel 3a XL ](2019) Ask Any Question, Noob Friendly

    Simply put no... no "flash tool" or factory image is going to remove the carrier lock from the phone, that information is in encrypted information held on a special partition of the phone that flashing does not touch. You cannot change carriers or unlock the phone without the code from the...
  10. acejavelin

    Post Can I unlock a carrier locked bootloader (T-Mobile) by using the pixel factory flash

    You cannot unlock it from T-Mobile or unlock the bootloader, even with the flash tool... The flash tool does not/cannot modify that part of the phone, if it was that simple people would be doing it all the time. Only T-Mobile can unlock the SIM, once that is done you can unlock the bootloader...
  11. acejavelin

    Post [GUIDE] Unlock/Root/Flash for Moto X Style/Pure

    This is a Style/Pure? Only Moto can help you unlock it... If you are able to get to the code and have OEM Unlocking enabled, it should just work. There isn't a trick or alternative method here.
  12. acejavelin

    Post Possibilty of Data/Storage Recovery?

    Your data will not be recoverable after the factory reset... because it was encrypted. Part of the factory reset will wipe the encryption key (that will not be recoverable since it will be regenerated on the first boot) so your data is surely lost. You are in the worst possible scenario for data...
  13. acejavelin

    Post What disadvantages to unlocking bootloader but not rooting?

    What is your reasoning for wanting to do this? So that you could root later or reload the OS if the phone becomes inoperable? Then just set the OEM Unlocking slider to on, but don't actually perform the unlock, and then you can can unlock at any time it might become necessary. Remember...
  14. acejavelin

    Post Unlock network by flashing

    Not sure what your asking here...
  15. acejavelin

    Post Curious about benchmark scores of Pixel 3a vs Pixel 3a XL

    Too bad there isn't some place you could look to see the comparison... Hmmm... Basically, the 3a XL wins here, but by such a small margin you would never know it. Pick the one that fits your preference for size. I got the XL, but honestly after having it for a while I wish I had gotten...
  16. acejavelin

    Post [Help Thread] Moto G (2015 - 3rd Gen) noob friendly

    An "engineering" bootloader cannot be corrected by the user... Google will show you tons of results, but basically only Motorola can fix it. It does not have a retail firmware, but it's an engineering firmware for testing and diagnostics. No one can reflash it except Moto.
  17. acejavelin

    Post Why are there not more ROM's?

    And that was kind of what I thought... The custom ROM scene, particularly on Google devices is just shrinking. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.
  18. acejavelin

    Thread Why are there not more ROM's?

    Serious question, and not one to knock any developer or anyone else, and I am not complaining... But why don't we have more custom ROM's for this device? I have owned lots of Nexus/Pixel devices in the past, and within a few months of release there were dozens of ROM's available for the device...
  19. acejavelin

    Post Clear All Recents

    If you use 3-button navigation the Clear All option isn't there, you have to swipe each one away individually, but if you use 2-button navigation the option is on the far left (can't speak for gesture navigation, I can't use it as I have Nova because I can't give up my unread count badges)...
  20. acejavelin

    Post My 3a XL picked up new Android 10 update build # QP1A.190711.020.C3

    Weird, mine always used to on AT&T, but now it says 4G. Odd, and yes I verified I'm actually on LTE. Thanks for the info though, I know it's something AT&T related.
  21. acejavelin

    Post My 3a XL picked up new Android 10 update build # QP1A.190711.020.C3

    One other thing I've noticed... In the notification bar at the top is used to say LTE next to the signal strength icon, now it says 4G. Weird.
  22. acejavelin

    Post My 3a XL picked up new Android 10 update build # QP1A.190711.020.C3

    Seems to a mass bug cleanup... No more lag or screen glitches are most noticeable differences. The whole device just seems smoother and more responsive.
  23. acejavelin

    Post Android 10 Share to Clipboard

    Yeah, It was always there until 10 came out, at least in any Pixel or Nexus device since about Marshmallow... Share to Clipboard would copy the link to the Clipboard making it easy to share things in discussions like Amazon or Newegg products
  24. acejavelin

    Thread Android 10 Share to Clipboard

    So for the most part I like Android 10. I've gotten used to some things, and found work arounds to others. But one really annoying thing is they removed the "Share to Clipboard" option which I used all the time, and the work around is to share to Gmail or some other text editor type app, then...
  25. acejavelin

    Post Screen on time

    Could be a lot of things... But this type of thing bothers me, which is why one of the first things I always install is GSAM Battery Monitor and give it the special adb permission to read protected battery stats... It would be very telling of the underlying cause.
  26. acejavelin

    Post Anyone get Official Android 10 yet? Sound off here!

    They are called Toast notifications... I haven't noticed any different behavior than before.
  27. acejavelin

    Post Device won't connect to PC's so can't ADB

    Network Settings Reset resets all network related settings, it is in the Reset Options menu labeled "Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & bluetooth" but it is performed as part of a full factory reset as well. It basically resets all network related settings back to default without resetting the entire...
  28. acejavelin

    Post Login to Guest Network keeps failing

    FWIW... I after the August 2019 update this was fixed, and it works fine in Android 10.
  29. acejavelin

    Post Rooted P3aXL, I reset wifi/mobile/bluetooth, now no LTE and APN won't stay!!

    But you put your original SIM into another phone and it worked fine in another device? Or am I misunderstanding? I am not trying to argue here, just understand...
  30. acejavelin

    Post Device won't connect to PC's so can't ADB

    You have tried multiple PC's and multiple cables... I would give Linux a try before throwing in the towel (it needs no special drivers for Android), but it sure sounds like a faulty device. Have you tried a Network Settings or complete factory reset?
  31. acejavelin

    Post Rooted P3aXL, I reset wifi/mobile/bluetooth, now no LTE and APN won't stay!!

    So you put the SIM in another phone and it worked fine? I am pretty sure you just proved the SIM is fine and the problem is in the device, or it's configuration... I have been through a dozen phone on one SIM, never had a SIM fail and I have only replaced it when changing carriers. Odd that...
  32. acejavelin

    Post Anyone get Official Android 10 yet? Sound off here!

    Has anyone else noticed their phone is much more laggy now than on Pie? I have noticed a significant slow down especially in opening and switching applications... The whole phone just seems noticeably slower on 10.
  33. acejavelin

    Post Twisting of the device

    Nope... I have tried various things now that I have noticed it, like putting it in different pockets, and it still twists a little bit. Seems to be engineered that way, it never flexes very much and doesn't seem to be any damage to anything (so far).
  34. acejavelin

    Post Anyone get Official Android 10 yet? Sound off here!

    I don't know... But the 20 image worked perfectly for me.
  35. acejavelin

    Post Anyone get Official Android 10 yet? Sound off here!

    FYI... If you chose to update via the OTA file using 'adb sideload' the first boot takes about 10 minutes. Don't panic and just let it do it's thing. Even once it's "up and working" it still takes a while, be patient. Several other things will be updated as well, like Play Store libraries. I...
  36. acejavelin

    Post Anyone get Official Android 10 yet? Sound off here!

    As there is only one hardware platform, you would want to use the latest one, in this case 20... Remember to use the OTA image though and not the "factory" one. The factory one will wipe your device clean, the OTA image will not. OTA images are available here...
  37. acejavelin

    Post Anyone get Official Android 10 yet? Sound off here!

    Android images are available now, expect OTA's to happen soon... The full release announcement is available at Have fun mashing the Check Update button. :) EDIT: Oops, looks like calinorg beat me to the punch on this one.
  38. acejavelin

    Post Anyone get Official Android 10 yet? Sound off here!

    If the update is released today, it is typically done between 9am and noon Pacific Time... I usually get it around 11am Central Time. That said, this is the "Monday" after a holiday in the US, so it could potentially be later in the day. We will usually see the factory images appear first, and...
  39. acejavelin

    Thread Twisting of the device

    Anybody else getting their device twisted? I have noticed several times now my phone isn't sitting flat on the table, I pick it up and look at it and its obviously twisted just a tiny bit so that two opposite corners are touching the table and I can rock it back it forth slightly... I can easily...
  40. acejavelin

    Post Where the heck do Google Search downloads go?

    Glad I'm not crazy... I think I'm pretty good with Android and just tech in general, and it just stumps me on this one.
  41. acejavelin

    Post Where the heck do Google Search downloads go?

    Yeah, I understand completely... But the folder isn't there.
  42. acejavelin

    Thread Where the heck do Google Search downloads go?

    If do a search and find a picture I want, then long-press it, and click "Download image", it downloads successfully but I can't find it anywhere with Solid Explorer or Google Photo. That said, if I go to the "Files" application it is right there when I open the application and the info bar at...
  43. acejavelin

    Post Touch screen not working, even after factory reset

    Reflash the factory image and relock the bootloader... It is an official process from Google, if that fails contact the seller and RMA the unit.
  44. acejavelin

    Post Proximity sensor/pocket dial protection

    My biggest issue isn't answering in my pocket, but when it's ringing and I pull it out of my pocket, it will see a swipe down action this rejecting the call... Happens to me at least once a day. I really hope this is fixed in Android 10 next week.
  45. acejavelin

    Post Google pixel 3a XL verizon

    Honestly, I don't know anymore... Been over 5 years since I've had to do it. Sorry.
  46. acejavelin

    Post Google pixel 3a XL verizon

    You are out of luck unfortunately... You need to have it on Verizon service in good standing for 6 months. If the original owner defunct on his contract, it may never be unlockable officially, and hopefully the ESN isn't blacklisted (it won't work anywhere on a mobile network). The bootloader...
  47. acejavelin

    Post Pixel 3a XL is no command/bootlooping, help?

    I would flash the latest stock image and verify operation before doing anything else...
  48. acejavelin

    Post Pixel 3a XL models

    I have had a lot of phones... more than I or my wallet care to think about... I can tell you the clock speed of this device does not matter for the normal, or even enthusiast level, user. Is it slower than other "flagship" devices that cost 2-4 times it's price? Yes. Does that slower...
  49. acejavelin

    Post [Help Thread][ Pixel 3a XL ](2019) Ask Any Question, Noob Friendly

    No, you cannot... This device shipped with Pie and no older version is available. I don't believe any third party ROM developer would make an older version either, the demand would be near zero and it would likely take significant work. Factory images are available here...