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

    Magisk doesn't see a ramdrive with the boot image, suggesting I have to go the recovery route.
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    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    Chipset is MT8163A. I used the temp root utility you linked to. Was able to identify the partitions, which were at /dev/block/platform/soc/####0000.mmc/by-name/ From there I used CAT command to save a copy of recovery partition as recovery.img on /SDCARD/ (I also did the same for the boot...
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    Post Amazing Temp Root for MediaTek ARMv8 [2020-08-24]

    This worked for me on a Vankyo MatrixPad Z10 (MT8163A chipset), and I actually unlocked the bootloader before this. My dilemma now is getting proper root from here and/or TWRP/Magisk. Any suggestions OP?
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    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    I was able to save stock boot.img and recovery.img files. However when trying to port a TWRP custom recovery to this device, I descovered that my stock recovery.img is missing • meta_init.rc • meta_init.project.rc • meta_init.modem.rc and the only fstab is fstab.enableswap so I think I have...
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    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    I've made a little progress in that I have unlocked my bootloader. The thread you linked to suggests it only works with older versions of Android. My tablet is running Android 9. I have not been able to find any stock roms, but I did e-mail Vankyo support. I have also identified the chipset...
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    Post [HELP THREAD] Ask ANY Question. Noob Friendly.

    I have a Vankyo Matrixpad Z10 tablet running Android 9. I am trying to root it but first I guess I need to build a TWRP recovery.img. How can I backup my stock recovery (without being rooted since I guess I need to do this before I can root.) developer options is enabled, USB debugging and...
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    Thread Rooting Vankyo Z10 Tablet (Android 9)? (And maybe flashing custom rom?)

    I just got a Vankyo Z10 tablet running Android 9, and I'm looking to root it (and/or maybe install a custom rom depending on what is available.) I have already enabled developer options as well as USB debugging and OEM unlocking, (the latter being possible suggesting I should be good to go to...
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    Post "Friendly" root method for lg k8 and k10 [MTK]

    When I try to boot into fastboot, the phone does reboot, but it goes back to the home screen as normal. When I use the fastboot command it doesn't show any devices. (I think I need to install the SDK stuff.) Do I really have to do the TWRP step to root the phone?
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    Post "Friendly" root method for lg k8 and k10 [MTK]

    I downloaded CPU-Z and apparently my phone uses a Qualcomm GPU. I take it this means I'm currently out of luck with the TWRP step of this thread's rooting process? From CPU-Z: Bootloader: unknown Build ID: MMB29M Kernel version: 3.10.49-g051379e (1626617965) Model: VS500 (m1v_vzw) Board...
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    Post "Friendly" root method for lg k8 and k10 [MTK]

    Yeah, I used KingRoot on the tablet. So is there a root method for this phone that won't wipe my data? LG K8 V (Software VS50012A) running Android v 6.0.1 I'm downloading KingRoot now, we'll see if that works... Edit: It didn't. :(
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    Post "Friendly" root method for lg k8 and k10 [MTK]

    I have an LG K8 V , software version: VS50012A When I got the phone developer tools were already unlocked, & I have debug ability. Can't I root the phone without losing all my data? I already rooted a generic android tablet, and I don't recall my data getting wiped that time.
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    Post Help Needed Removing Adware/Self-reinstalling apps/media

    I do have root, and I successfully removed all the pre-installed malware, (and the files causing them to self-reinstall.) I've done full reboots since the removal and they haven't self-reinstalled so all seems to be well. For reference here's the guide that helped me...
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    Thread Help Needed Removing Adware/Self-reinstalling apps/media

    I have a generic android tablet running Android 4.4.2 with the Atom shell and there are some apps and media files that I keep removing that keep reinstalling themselves, and there's something that keeps spamming ads on my screen. One thing is doing full screen ads and when check the screen...
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    Thread Malware: Fake "Settings" App Keeps Reinstalling Itself

    I have a generic android tablet running Android 4.4.2. There is an app that keeps reinstalling itself on my tablet called "settings" which is obviously not my real settings app. When it's installed I do get ads popping up occasionally. The icon ins a green triangle, (more like a baseball...
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    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    I'm having trouble getting my custom boot animation copied into the system/media folder. My custom bootanimation.zip is just over 200MB. Apparently the internal storage of my tablet is divided into two areas, "Local" or "Device" and "SDCard", (which btw SDCard is not an actual SD card but...
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    Thread [REQ] Transformers Boot Animation With Sound WIP Help?

    I've had trouble finding a Transformers boot animation that I like that includes sound. I've started trying to make my own with Boot Animation Factory, but the sound is way out of sync with the video. I don't know if the problem is due to rendering the png images incorrectly or what...
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    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    I see reports on multiple sites that there's a 5.0 ROM but I can't find anywhere to download one. Is there even an official Allwinner site for official ROMs?
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    Post [Ask Any Question][Newbie Friendly]

    I just got a new Allwinner A33 tablet, the specs are: V11 Quad Core A33 10.1" Screen Android 4.4.2 Firmware v2.0 Kernel 3.4.39 [email protected] #423 Build number astar_y3-eng 4.4.2 KVT49L 20150721 test-keys Hardware: sun8i board: exdroid brand: Allwinner Is there a custom Android 5 or 6 ROM (any...