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  1. Droidriven

    Post Request For custom ROM

    Read my post that you quoted.
  2. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    The only other simpler way to install updates is if your device has a built in OTA software update feature but this only works if your service provider has made the OTA update available to its users that own that device.
  3. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    Another possible method is to try removing the unwanted bloatware from the firmware file and then flash the modified firmware file, if the device will accept the modified firmware.
  4. Droidriven

    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    It seems your device is a company/corporate phone, that means the device actually belongs to the company/corporation and not to the person that you got it from. With that being the case, we can't help you because we would effectively be helping you steal the device from the company/corporation...
  5. Droidriven

    Post Factory reset recovery

    If you were to use something like DBAN(Derek's boot and nuke) to run its highest level of secure wipe, it would take many hours to wipe a 5TB drive, possibly even days. There is another higher level of secure wipe that can be achieved by using a certain paid software(I don't remember the name...
  6. Droidriven

    Post Factory reset recovery

    I'm not certain on that, I'm not versed at that deep of a level in exactly what is going on at the bit by bit level during the format process. I would assume it would not be able to wipe the physical space to the point of being "virgin" space the way it was before any kind of data was ever...
  7. Droidriven

    Post Factory reset recovery

    No, data recovery is definitely possible in certain cases, but not in the case of the data being formatted, this is a completely different type of wipe at a deeper, more thorough level than in the case of the data being simply deleted. Deleted data actually still exists in its full form after...
  8. Droidriven

    Post HOW TO INSTALL TWRP/ORANGEFOX RECOVERY WITHOUT UNLOCKING BOOTLOADER IN OPPO F9 PRO

    You can not flash anything custom without first unlocking the bootloader, there is no way to do this. Yes, there are devices out there that have TWRP even though the device has a locked bootloader, it is tricky to explain but most of these devices do not truly have TWRP installed in the...
  9. Droidriven

    Post Factory reset recovery

    Data recovery software and root won't do any good in this situation. Their data has been "formatted", not "deleted"
  10. Droidriven

    Post Factory reset recovery

    No, factory reset in recovery is a formatting process, not a deletion process. "Deleted" data can be retrieved but "formatted" data can not be retrieved, bits of the formatted data can be retrieved but none of the files will be complete, they will all be corrupted and unreadable.
  11. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    The only times I have encountered "APN settings are unavailable for this user" is when using a SIM card that has not been activated or has been deactivated.
  12. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    Seems to me that your problem may be related to your device's "rescan interval". What kind of system is your Wifi being provided by? If your Wifi is provided via a satellite dish or via a substandard service provider or network, you may be recieving intermittent internet signal, this would cause...
  13. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    Sounds like the short circuited cable caused damage to your phone's charging port/pins. It may be as simple as replacing the USB port component or you may have damaged something deeper.
  14. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    When I was on the XDA assist team and as a Moderator, we had many discussions of the relevance of Apple questions here at XDA, the consensus was always that they didn't belong and were always turned away. It was a bastion of principle for XDA at one time, now it isn't. Just another example of...
  15. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    Since when did Apple become a thing here? Don't tell me XDA is selling out that bad.
  16. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    iPhone related issues are all off-topic here at XDA. This forum is for mobile Windows and android development exclusively, no iPhone business here. Sorry, find an Apple or iOS forum.
  17. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    After flashing your stock firmware via Odin, have you tried booting into stock recovery and then factory resetting the device in recovery and then wiping the cache partition then rebooting? Sometimes, after flashing firmware, there are conflicts with existing user data on the device and this...
  18. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    The sticky has been reapplied to this thread, it mistakenly got removed. But, whether this thread is a sticky thread or not does not make this thread invalid or irrelevant, it only effects the thread's location or its visibility. This thread is still one of the best threads for asking/answering...
  19. Droidriven

    Post How to boot in recovery on an Android Auto unit, I've tried every method I can find.

    If you have a laptop, try seeing if there is a way to use adb to boot the device into recovery using this command line. adb reboot recovery
  20. Droidriven

    Post Screen casting/wireless display for devices that do not support it

    There are mobile app/PC program combinations that work together to share the screen to your PC if they are both on the same wireless network. If you have a PC or a laptop, you can use these app/program combinations to share the tablets screen to the PC or laptop then connect the PC or laptop to...
  21. Droidriven

    Post Are All Android BusyBox Installers the Same?

    In effect, yes, they should all install the busybox binaries, the binaries are all you need. Some of the installers may come with bloated features or other software installed along with it but all you need is a basic version that installs the binaries and the busybox module manager.
  22. Droidriven

    Post What mobile/chipsets are easiest to repair/customize?

    Mtk devices, OnePlus device and Google pixel devices.
  23. Droidriven

    Post How to go about fixing a hacked phone?

    Not entirely true, but, yes, in general, this is true. There are exploits that do not require an unlocked bootloader to embed code in the system partition. Many devices can be rooted without unlocking bootloader and DM-verity disabled, also, you'd be surprised what can be done even when SELinux...
  24. Droidriven

    Post How to go about fixing a hacked phone?

    Simply factory resetting the device, preferably by using the factory reset and wipe cache option in stock recovery mode and then reflashing your stock firmware would be the easiest way to solve whatever they may have tampered with.
  25. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    If you download the firmware for your specific model number then flash it using Odin on PC. While selecting the firmware parts in Odin, when you choose the CSC file, you should see 2 different CSC files, select the one that does not wipe your user data. If you choose the correct CSC file while...
  26. Droidriven

    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    The Samsung international models tend to have a model number that ends with U, international models typically do not have a locked bootloader. If your device is an international model and the bootloader is in fact unlocked, you "should" be able to use the Magisk method to root your device. As...
  27. Droidriven

    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    Ah, then I would wager that the issue is not caused by a loose ribbon cable, I would say that the solder joints where the USB port is connected to the motherboard need a "reflow". The solder joints tend to break down over time due to heat generated at the joints during charging and due to the...
  28. Droidriven

    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    Ah yes, well, it is an old tablet, lol. Try applying a piece of tape over the ribbon cable connection to see if it can maintain pressure on the connection. Or try applying pressure to connection and applying a dab of any kind of glue that will not harm the hardware, maintain the pressure on the...
  29. Droidriven

    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    Not trying to be rude, but, if you do a Google search for: "TWRP device descriptor request failed" You will find various solutions to this issue, try them all and see if any work for you. Like I said previously, you may have to manually select the proper driver by booting your device into...
  30. Droidriven

    Post network locked s10 5G

    I don't know if you've already tried this but, try backing up the data that you want to save from your device, then boot into to recovery and choose factory reset, when the factory reset finishes, wipe the cache partition while in recovery then reboot the device. Contact customer support for...
  31. Droidriven

    Post Question Windows 10 on Android Tablets

    The if and how of that question depends on the device in question, the process may or may not vary depending on exactly which device you would be doing this on. Some are simple, most are not and only tablets with certain hardware architectures can even attempt to install Windows 10. The tablets...
  32. Droidriven

    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    I understand that it isn't showing anything in Windows file explorer, but that isn't what I asked. Go to Windows Control Panel, then choose Device Manager, then, while that window is open, connect your device(s). When you connect the device(s), does the device appear on the list of devices in...
  33. Droidriven

    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for the devices that are not connecting? Are you certain that you have the proper permissions and USB settings set correctly in each of the devices system settings? When you try to connect the devices, does the computer give you the connection sound...
  34. Droidriven

    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    I'm still around, just haven't been posting. Thanks for the concern guys.
  35. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    Are you sure that your device is not a clone somehow? I've never even heard of a Samsung device that has fastboot functionality, much less, one that actually responds to fastboot commands. As for not being able to boot into download mode, this just makes it seem more like it could be a clone...
  36. Droidriven

    Post clearing dalvik cache without root.

    The option to wipe dalvik cache is not an option in stock recovery or any other stock or non-root, non-custom option. It is typically only an option if you have a custom recovery such as TWRP. Only a developer or someone that is familiar with root and custom android software would be familiar...
  37. Droidriven

    Post clearing dalvik cache without root.

    No, you won't lose anything, as I said, it is only a type of temporary data, data that is used in the background while the device is running, temporary in a similar kind of way as RAM data with the exception that RAM data doesn't necessarily persist from one reboot to the other whereas cached...
  38. Droidriven

    Post Opinions on CalyxOS - I can't find much about it

    No, it isn't. Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  39. Droidriven

    Post clearing dalvik cache without root.

    Only cached data gets cleared, more specifically, cached data used by your system apps and services. This cached data will automatically be rebuilt when you reboot the device, you may or may not see a message saying "optimizing apps" while the device is rebuilding dalvik/ART cache during the...
  40. Droidriven

    Post disable cellular service

    You wouldn't "edit" the kernel, you would completely new kernel from scratch using your device/ROM kernel source while removing the functionality that you want to remove during the build process. Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  41. Droidriven

    Post Opinions on CalyxOS - I can't find much about it

    You still didn't understand. My point is there is no such thing as any kind of prohibition on discussing ROMs at XDA, regardless of where the ROM came from. Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  42. Droidriven

    Post Opinions on CalyxOS - I can't find much about it

    My point was, it is best to go to the source of the ROM for answers and issues related to that ROM. The reason why I say that is because that will be the best source of information related to that ROM because no one knows that ROM better than the people that made it. Also, if your issues or...
  43. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    If you added changes to the system partition on the device itself, you have to reboot to recovery and wipe the cache partition and the dalvik cache partition, then reboot. Adding things to the system partition or removing things from the system partition without wiping the caches, usually...
  44. Droidriven

    Post disable cellular service

    The IMEI resides in the modem partition. The build.prop file resides in the system partition. You can also try editing the stock kernel to remove driver support for all radio functions. Then you would have to remove all system apps that use cellular service and/or mobile data so that you don't...
  45. Droidriven

    Post What should I do now that I formatted the system, data, cache, Dalvik cache, internal

    Flash the stock firmware for your specific model number using Odin. Do a Google search for: "Return to stock GT i9500" Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  46. Droidriven

    Post disable cellular service

    Wipe the IMEI, that will kill cell service, then, remove delete all RIL files. There are some lines in build prop involving radio, SIM and cellular service that can be edited or removed. Sent from my SM-S767VL using Tapatalk
  47. Droidriven

    Post Rare trouble with a new logic board

    You can buy a USBjig for Samsung devices pretty cheap, I bought one for $3 USD including shipping on eBay. It is a device that automatically boots Samsung devices into download mode. Then, you can extract the two different firmware files(T350 and P350) into separate folders, then take the...
  48. Droidriven

    Post Root for J7 Crown (S767VL)? Straight Talk/Tracfone/Total Wireless phone.

    Yes, the 767vl is a rebranded version of the Verizon device, you should have used the 767vl combination firmware but you might be fine. If you read a few pages back in this thread, you'll see a conversation between myself and timba123 about our various attempts at rooting this device, in this...
  49. Droidriven

    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    Go to settings>apps, tap the 3 bar menu and select the "show system" option. Then see if the app shows on that list, if it does, select it then select "storage" then wipe the data and the cache for that app. Then reboot the device and try installing the apk from.the system folder again. If you...