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    Thread Is GPS on a P8 Lite really broken or is it software?

    Hey, geniuses, I am curious about the behavior of a P8 Lite and hardware failure. It's well known that the Wifi and Bluetooth stop working and their functions are greyed out on the settings on the P8 Lite. But when the GPS is not greyed out and can be turned on and off, is that really also a...
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    Post [GUIDE] Unlock bootloader, root the device and install any custom ROM! (ALE-L23/21)

    Would running Android 6 and the update bring back functioning GPS? I just went through a lot of hoops with 5.0.1 on a phone that doesn't have WiFi or Bluetooth in order to use it as a biking GPS unit. After all the work to get root so that I could place the map files where they needed to be, I...
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    Post [GUIDE] Unlock bootloader, root the device and install any custom ROM! (ALE-L23/21)

    Long story short, Kingroot PC never worked. I couldn't use the apk, because the WiFi and Bluetooth are dead. And because of that, I decided to turn the phone into a biking GPS. Tried using a reverse tether for connectivity. That worked for webpages and partially for kingo and king, but both...
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    Post Local ringtone - files are not visible

    I can confirm uninstalling Themes update, rebooting restores appearance of system sounds under ringtone and notification sounds. Redmii Note 4 rooted, MIUI Global 9.5.10
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    Post Bluetooth always discoverable

    Thanks for a great tip. Worked fine for my rooted Redmi Note 4 running global 9.5.10.0. I have an identical stay-at-home phone running Revolution Remix. The ONLY reason I keep MIUI on my daily phone is SecondSpace. Nothing I have seen so far implements a virtual machine as well.
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    Post [ROM] Custom firmware for KII Pro DVB-S2/T2

    Your guidance hit the mark. Two of the versions would not sign in, but the one that did sign in played the unplayable movies. Thanks!
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    Post [ROM] Custom firmware for KII Pro DVB-S2/T2

    I will try the other version when I get home. But just so I am clear, Netflix employs different DRM on different movies? Wondering why anything plays on Netflix if DRM is broken. On the other hand, I did see widevine references in build.prop for my old KII box which are not in build.prop for the...
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    Post [ROM] Custom firmware for KII Pro DVB-S2/T2

    The problems is that only some Netflix movies won't play, but I will follow up on your suggestion because I forgot to compare the version on my old box with the version on the new box. If they are different, I will copy from the old to the new. Thanks for reminding me. This is another obvious...
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    Post [ROM] Custom firmware for KII Pro DVB-S2/T2

    Old age. Im gettting stupid. I knew the s905D was incompatible and yet I didn't notice S905D right in the product description. As the saying goes, if it had been a snake, it would have bitten me. Duh. Embarrassing . Netflix has no idea what the problem is and eventually just throw up their...
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    Post [ROM] Custom firmware for KII Pro DVB-S2/T2

    Does anyone know if it is possible to downgrade Mecool Kii Pro from Android 7.1.2 to Android 5.1.1 so that I can load Malaysk' incredibly good software? I have a 5.1.1 Kii Pro box running Malaysk, but it constantly locks up and the cause was never pinpointed so I bought another one. Here is why...
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    Post [TOOL][WIN] OTA Updates (Motorola)

    Thanks again. The phone is not rooted, everything is stock. I will try it through recovery and see what happens. I will also keep looking for info on what others do with these files. People have thanked the developer of the OTA program, so it has got to be useful for this process.
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    Post [TOOL][WIN] OTA Updates (Motorola)

    Thanks for the tip. I will look for the Moto Update Services app. The files are in the root of internal storage. When I went to check for updates through settings, the phone wanted an Internet connection, which of course is not how I want the update to be handled. I just read about the...
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    Post [OFFICIAL][TOOL][WINDOWS] ADB, Fastboot and Drivers - 15 seconds ADB Installer v1.4.3

    I joined XDA a long time ago, before people actually expended more keystrokes withholding help from someone than it would take to provide an answer or link to one. Now it is pretty much standard fare to become self-righteous and deeply, no make that mortally, offended because someone does not...
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    Post [TOOL][WIN] OTA Updates (Motorola)

    After the files are pushed to the phone, what are the steps to get the phone to process them and do the updates? At the momement I am redownloading a 1.16gb file because I cannot find a way to push it to the phone since at the time I did not have push on device ticked. When I put another phone...
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    Post [TOOL][WIN] OTA Updates (Motorola)

    Nothing to see here. Couldnt delete obsolete question.
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    Post [Firmware] 8.1 official Moto Z3 Play [BECKHAM]

    Is it possible to apply all of the Moto z3 updates via the sd card? Or, on a phone I have applied all updates to, is there a way to clone that phone to other phones of the same make and model? Thanks for any suggestions...
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    Post Z3 modding with TWRP available but unlockable bootloader

    Link is still there when I checked. Let me know if you get anywhere with this. I'm interested in the same thing.
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    Post MECOOL KIII PRO Amlogic 912, 3/16GB Dual WiFi, Gig Lan, BT4, DVB S2/T2

    Another thing I forgot to mention apparently is that if the box is running the TV module, it never freezes. Any hardware geeks here who can say if there is totally different circuitry running the TV function? Is that why it never locks up when running TV?
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    Post [APP] Use phone's camera to color calibrate your monitors/tablets

    Calibration of Android devices Could you make a version allowing one Android phone to calibrate the screen of another?
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    Post Xiaomi miui Second Space

    SecondSpace is the only reason I do not install 3rd party ROMs on my Xiaomi phones. I love the Xiaomi huge batteries and everything else you get at this price point. It's a steal! I really don't care for the MIUI system because it's just too ordinary. But I love 2nd space so much that I put up...
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    Post [5.0+][ROOT][3.5.2] AFWall+ IPTables Firewall [16 May 2021]

    SecondSpace apps blocked from Internet by AFWall+ paid Anybody using AFWall+ paid and SecondSpace on MIUI Xiaomi? All activity from SecondSpace is flagged and blocked by AFWall+. The blocked apps from SecondSpace show up in the log with UID prefaced by 101. When Dual App option is enabled...
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    Post MECOOL KIII PRO Amlogic 912, 3/16GB Dual WiFi, Gig Lan, BT4, DVB S2/T2

    That's a good suggestion. I have just replaced the stock 12v 1amp power supply with a 12v 4amp designed for use with a WD NAS box. If it is a matter of some kind of lack of current under load, that will no longer be the case. I have a feeling though, this is not the answer because of the...
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    Post MECOOL KIII PRO Amlogic 912, 3/16GB Dual WiFi, Gig Lan, BT4, DVB S2/T2

    Why would Mecool Kii pro lock frequently ? I have tried two different ROMs in addition to stock. It usually freezes during a cursor move which makes me think maybe it is some kind of interrupt problem. However, it never freezes while watching TV. I'm assuming this is because it basically...
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    Post Updating second space in custom/stock MIUI rom

    Excellent questions. I face the same issues. Did anyone ever answer?
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    Post Mi5s plus battery life issue

    Fast battery drain on the Mi5s occurs when the fingerprint reader is active. Disable it by removing any fingerprints registered in the security setup (in other words, don't use your fingerprint reader option) and reboot. You will notice the phone runs much cooler and the battery lasts much much...
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    Post What's the effect of Second Space on battery life?

    Many people have reported symptoms identical to mine: very hot operating temperatures, very short battery life. Others have tried various MIUI versions, various non-stock ROM configurations, various power and app configurations, all to no avail. Very interestingly, two people have asserted the...
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    Post Worse battery life than Mi 5?

    My mi5s is the only Xiaomi to ever disappoint. The battery is so bad that i never take the phone out of the house. I use it mostly to run the incredible Xiaomi vacuum. As others have noted, the phone runs abnormally hot and that is a huge waste of power. Source of the power loss is unknown...
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    Post What's the effect of Second Space on battery life?

    Oh, "Mi" bad. I missed that the question was for a specific phone. I made the assumption, unwarranted, that all Xiaomi phones would reflect similar behavior from running 2nd space. I also own a Mi 5s, but it eats battery so fast while doing little or nothing that I don't even take it out of...
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    Post What's the effect of Second Space on battery life?

    I have used 2nd space for almost two years and never ran out of battery in a day. I charged around 11:30 pm and usually had about 32-60% remaining. Heavy GPS use could get me to about 20%. My usage is non-standard however. I use an ancient Blackberry 8100 for voice and text. I used data-only...
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    Post Redmi Note 4 and 4X difference?

    Redmi Note 4 on the box, Snapdragon 626 (not 625)?? Just bought this phone second hand, supposedly new in the box. CPU-Z says it is a snapdragon 626. Has anybody else seen this? After unboxing, I ran through the initial setup and then loaded CPU-Z from a USB drive. It would not launch. I...
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    Post Magisk General Support / Discussion

    Thank you VERY much. That was extremely helpful information. I got a few of the modules doing what they were designed to do and I will read the documentation now to see if I can deduce what is missing from the instructions regarding nanodroid. Thanks again.
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    Post Magisk General Support / Discussion

    How exactly do you use Magisk? I have googled, I have gone through threads showing how to install it and set it up, but I am amazed that the very simple explanation of what comes next seems to be missing. I have several modules installed, but now what? Those modules don't appear anywhere else on...
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    Post [GAPPS][DAILY] Open GApps for Android; All Android Versions & Devices

    Hi, thanks for that tip. I put a 16 gb formattted card in and it completed the backup of boot image, recovery image, system, data, cache and .android_secure. Does this mean I can go ahead and reinstall resurrectionremix and that I will be able to get my data back? I just need two photos out of...
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    Post [GAPPS][DAILY] Open GApps for Android; All Android Versions & Devices

    After install of nano, stuck in optimizing boot loop No backup. I just thought I would throw in the nano package so that I could get to the playstore. After that resurrectionremix is stuck in a bootloop where it comes up to optimizing apps and then seems like it might be freezing at starting...
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    Post [GB]FeraKernel - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    I'm ready to try this, but I've run into an odd problem. The phone will not stay off. I select shutdown and it reboots instead of shutting down. I take the battery out before it reboots and put the battery back in and it turns on. I hit the back button and it is detected in flashmode, but...
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    Post [GB]FeraKernel - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    So much for that file have anything to do with battery calibration. But I still think something somehow is telling their phones that the battery is completely empty. Something along these lines...
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    Post [GB]FeraKernel - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    That's morbidly fascinating. When I did my X10i, I had the battery in during the entire process and I'm pretty sure I also had the USB cable attached. Do you know if you did also? It seems almost as if some how the battery state is totally out of sync so that the phone thinks it does not have...
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    Post [GB]FeraKernel - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    Charger mandatory? You're saying that if I use v28 and ROM 41, I can only boot if I am attached to my charger? That seems a bit harsh. Just in case I am misunderstanding, I am currently running kernel v28 and rom v40 and have no issues booting. I don't think anybody would want to use the...
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    Post [GB]FeraKernel - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    I looked around here, but did not see much information for details on the features of v29: https://github.com/feravolt/FeraLab_GB_Firmware/commit/77fc78ebce47dce407417a5701094a1d94d424dc
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    Post [GB]FeraKernel - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    Offline charging means what exactly? That I cannot charge the phone when it is turned off if I use v29 kernel and the v41 ROM? I assume you would not have made these versions if there were not a good reason to install them. Where can I read about the features and problems?
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    Post [GB]FeraKernel - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    Thank you, sir! I will flash this tomorrow. Wow. I'm curious though, where is the kernel file for FeraLab_JellyBean-v3 kernel jb v4-5? Or is everything in that zip and I just don't know how to use it correctly?
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    Post Alcatel OT POP C7 (7041x)

    Hi, Thanks again for excellent tutelage. None of those files are present.
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    Post Alcatel OT POP C7 (7041x)

    Hi, Thank you very much for your insight on this. I downloaded 249 to my zip, rebooted into recovery and selected it, but I still get the "Installation aborted" message.. What do you think would happen if I reset to factory default? Would that remove MobileGo's rooting and take me back to...
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    Post Alcatel OT POP C7 (7041x)

    Hey, since you seem to know your way around the C7 7041D, any thoughts as to why I cannot install SuperSU zip through recovery update from sdcard? It just says "Installation aborted" and stops. For background, I used MobileGo to root the phone, but when I tried to launch SuperSU I got the...
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    Post [HELP][Q][ROOT REQUEST]how can i root my new device, Alcatel One Touch Pop C7 7041d?

    vroot malware? So you used vRoot and did you get malware as a result? I won't use any of these programs that are floating around unless they are endorsed by somebody of standing in XDA forums.
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    Post What's behind Root Genius?

    What is the true price of "free" Rootgenius? I'm very surprised to find very little information about this incredible tool which presents terms of service all in Chinese, so there's really no way to tell what you've signed up for if you do not speak Chinese. Usually, the experts on XDA weigh...
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    Post [GB]FeraKernel - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

    That's all been done several days ago. The other guy was very good at putting me on the right path. But thank you for your reply. There were a lot of ambiguities which when combined with newbieness resulted in me getting to the correct kernel, but somehow the incorrect ROM without realizing...