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  1. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    OMG yeah,that's expensive! I guess you love your phone so much you don't care what it will take to fix it! Man, you're a fighter :) But, the scope seem to be good. Up to 130x magnification (so 65x by recommended monitor, and x2 by the lens itself). I am curious about the depth of field at the...
  2. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    If you want to go there then you'd need the hot air station to de-solder the shield, unless you are pretty deadly with your iron. Will have to wait till you get a new magnification setup, cause it's all super small under that shield. I would like to know what microscope you ended up building and...
  3. Descent2

    Post LG V20 H918 20H HARD BRIK

    Hello and welcome to XDA! Unfortunately, I have a very bad news for you. AFAIK your device cannot be unbricked other than by LG service center. Here is why: H918 uses "anti roll back" versioning. This is so-called ARB version. The supposed reason is to prevent an attacker from rolling back...
  4. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    I totally agree with you that your screenshots show that things are not right. However, unfortunately, we know that your phone is misbehaving even while it is OFF (draws current, heating up, boots up). This is very important as it means there is a hardware issue. Now, the software will do...
  5. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    I do not have a YT channel for this topic.. I am sorry for misunderstanding, I meant that his "feed" is the same as mine. Meaning that his interests are exactly matching and I recognize like almost every video. I have a channel but it is about birds and quite ridiculously stupid one, so, same as...
  6. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    It is nice that so many people on XDA are totally the type of folks I'd be proud to have as friends. I too watch Louis Rossmann of course. Btw, funny, recently watched Louis Rossmann video and noticed that his YouTube feed looks so much as mine that I'd have a hard time telling which is which...
  7. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    Whatever method works, of course. I have exactly same mat, and place screws on the left edge into numbered compartments. However, if I take a while to mess with something, sometimes I'll touch the screws in cells with the bottom of my arm and they stick to it.Then they fall off in the middle of...
  8. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    You clearly have about 0.3 A to 0.6 A dark current. Something is consuming this energy and dissipating it into heat. When capacitors are shot they now represent a short on the circuit where there not supposed to be one. Such short will now create this dark current. Capacitors fail due to old...
  9. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    Could you show which area was heating up:
  10. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    I too am baffled with why some phones do turn on spontaneously when charger is connected. From my experience with PCs, this usually indicates: -- bad BIOS battery (is there a BIOS battery cell on a phone? Yes, I know there was one on Galaxy, maybe there is one on V20 as well?) This would not...
  11. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    Absolutely. The 20x binocular from AmScope on ebay is around $190. Since Iam only an amateur, I am considering building a DIY usb webcam based microscope like the one EEV blog had reviewed or better. Reading about optics now, - I am an absolute newbie to optics design. Amazon has this phone...
  12. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    Frame Thermal Interface Touch Point: Peeling Off the Copper Foil: Copper Foil is Removed - Roof of the Memory Exposed :
  13. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    On V20, the CPU is just like on PC, is attached to the board, but touching a metal heatsink (which is the internal frame) with a healp from some pink glob of crappy looking thermo paste. Actually, the CPU itself is covered tightly with a memory chip soldered right on top of the CPU, and the roof...
  14. Descent2

    Post How To Guide How to extract image collection from rom releases (and root the boot image and apply root to the phone)

    Try watching this, man, I think this is exactly what you are missing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyUainEJwLM
  15. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    I think your current measurements are OK. But your temperature is not OK. Try to see where the heat is coming from? IS it coming from, the CPU (felt on power button) or the USB port? In your case it would not be the battery since it is removed. It should not be the CPU either since the phone...
  16. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    Here are my measurements of power consumption from a working H918 for a comparison: Battery removed. Phone is connected to USB charger Mini screen has a light gray backlight and is clearly separate from the main screen which remains black. A battery symbol with flashing red question mark is...
  17. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    Yes xdanubi, replacing the USB port is a tricky deal. I have replaced few USB ports before, and this time I had only two jobs: replace a power switch on one phone and the USB port on H918. I did the power switch soldering job without issues, and I ruined the H918 in my attempt to replace the USB...
  18. Descent2

    Post H918 - Newbie

    Could you give a link to the exact Weta you installed and also let me know your downgrade path? (Like you downgraded from 20h to 10p, for example). Thanks and congrats on your success loading that!
  19. Descent2

    Post H910 LG Logo loop | tried many KDZs | factory reset not helping

    For the sake of leaving a record what helped you out of your problem, could you clarify? You downloaded the latest LG Universal Mobile Drivers from LG site and installed them to your PC, replacing the drivers that seemed to work (the device was visible, LGUP did not complain). Then you used the...
  20. Descent2

    Post H918 Rooted and Encrypted on Stock?

    Quick reaction. You are likely right. It probably wasn't the removal of GPS that broke Messaging. There are so many different fixes for that error on the net (which you probably have already mostly tried), that it suggests many different causes for the error. But, interesting how all that stuff...
  21. Descent2

    Post H918 - Newbie

    What I was looking for, exactly. Thank you! This is the main thing, the main hint. Still a hint and every other hint is no less important, because as we know from RunningNak3d the QFPROM cannot be fooled even if we change this in build.prop. I am writing the above as a warning to anyone who...
  22. Descent2

    Post H918 - Newbie

    Thank you!
  23. Descent2

    Post Pixel Experience 11 ROM

    Could you possibly take a look at my post here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/h918-newbie.4305327/post-85362539 and express your corrections? I think because you were able to port a ROM you probably know a thing or two about what I am trying to learn / understand. That would be appreciated.
  24. Descent2

    Post H918 - Newbie

    I am writing this out to organize my own thought and to receive a correction, because I am kind of just now learning about this. Feel free to tell me where I am wrong. My second question is to clarify firmware vs. software. If you look in the "About" section of settings, you will see that the...
  25. Descent2

    Post H918 - Newbie

    That is a great question seldom discussed: Q-How does one know what version of ARB a certain ROM is made for? A--consider ROM creation date vs. ARB history timeline A--read ROM thread and in case the OP cared to mention A--ask around But, is there a way to check? I mean is that a different...
  26. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    LGUP does that? How weird, why? This one is also a bug, most likely. Thank you for the tips! I had no idea. I just wanted to try different things and see what works. Typically, I'd drop my phone like in a carwash and crack the screen. So, now that I am a little smarter, I try to buy many...
  27. Descent2

    Post H918 Rooted and Encrypted on Stock?

    You uninstalled Android Device Bridge? I am curious as to why? I mean, yeah, it's Google, but it's most likely harmless, and very useful. Does it call home or something? At some level the entire Android is Google. Yeah it comes from HA, but Google pays. And money talks. I am curious why...
  28. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    Funny how things work. Today I received a phone I bought from eBay for $50, because it was "Google FRP Locked". Mint black H918, no water damage. I thought I'd use the LGUP to re-load the software and may-be make it work, or something, you know, for practice learning about this stuff. Well, it...
  29. Descent2

    Post Battery Drain

    Hello ROMSG, Can you confirm the battery is drained vs being read as drained? You could try measuring the voltage on battery contacts before and after to confirm. Or, since this would not hurt, without even confirming, for fun, try and clean out your USB port and the C end of the USB cable...
  30. Descent2

    Post [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    :cry: This is so very sad. Makes this awesome idea of site kept bookmarks totally half baked. Could be solved by attaching to every forum and category (there are also guides, and other areas of the site) an empty stub post and within it, a bookmark icon.
  31. Descent2

    Post [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    You are right, that works for saving the labels. I now also tried to enter the "multiple" labels using comma, and typing the comma produces the same result as clicking on the black box below. Thank you for helping me to figure it out.
  32. Descent2

    Post [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    I know that I am probably getting on your nerve by now, but... I just want to know. So, the bookmarking of individual posts does work. However, the Bookmark Labels do not work (not saved). Why? Also, I don't understand how to bookmark other items: - threads (actually, this is not important as I...
  33. Descent2

    Post Freedom phone

    I saw that on the NTD channel on YouTube (it's a conservative news channel that YT would never recommend) https://www.youtube.com/c/ntdtv/videos They were saying that the Freedom Phone is a plan by a guy who become a millionaire by his age of 18, because he invested in Bitcoin. So, a prejudice...
  34. Descent2

    Post [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    Awesome, thank you, sd_shadow. Through all the searches I've made on this subject, I've never got this thread as a result. Bookmarked! :)
  35. Descent2

    Post [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    I did click on that before, clicked on the whole site, ha-ha. But it didn't work. Also, the button to show "all achievements" did nothing. So, I thought that wasn't it. Today, all buttons work. This is most likely my own issue, I am using old version of portable iron browser on win xp at this...
  36. Descent2

    Post [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    It worked! Thank you so much!
  37. Descent2

    Post The new replacement phone for LG V20 is FINALLY here?

    LG just announced it will not be making the mobile phones anymore. Done. Lol, like you said, someone said "**** it", just that they stopped making phones. I think it is sad.
  38. Descent2

    Post [GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

    OK, I give up. I searched and searched and searched. I was sure it has to be posted somewhere, but I can't find it. It's like a huge big secret. My question is about the XDA web site interface, I have zero interest in XDA app. My screen show me this: The area for bookmarking. I find many...
  39. Descent2

    Post Will artificial intelligence take all our jobs or will it create more jobs for people?

    IMHO Future I don't think the future will extend that far. Despite our self congratulating attitude, the human race is getting noticeably dumber. I think this is the secret weapon that Gods will use to take this particular civilization down and level it with desert sands. Watch "Idiocracy"...
  40. Descent2

    Post Which laptop PC to buy

    At the moment, I'll second Darkkside. DELL is the way. Pick the Latitude model you like. Should be easy because now you just talk price. I would stay away from anything razor thin, but that's just me. I never buy new, but I think you just need it to work.
  41. Descent2

    Post Three word story

    then he started
  42. Descent2

    Post H918 Rooted and Encrypted on Stock?

    DUH ! I can't believe sometimes how dumb I actually am. Of course, it says right in the name of the file: "No Verity + Optional Encryption" ! [slamming my forehead into the table] I swear I read it thousand times, but for some reason it did not make any sense to me. I knew it does something...
  43. Descent2

    Post h918 boots to recovery

    Hi Eriklion, any progress for your situation?
  44. Descent2

    Post H918 - Newbie

    Welcome Back Supovitz! I am a newbie for V20, and looking to answer the same question as you, plus how to root. By writing out my small collection of knowledge in response to your question, I hope to help myself first, to organize and bake -in my knowledge so that it becomes useful to me and...
  45. Descent2

    Post H918 Rooted and Encrypted on Stock?

    Oops, I am sorry, I forgot, you have said that in your first post that you already tried LOS, man. So, we are stuck? It gets stuck on T-Mobile splash, meaning this is a bootloop, or rather a bootfreeze. I think your other issues must be related to this issue that is preventing you from patching...
  46. Descent2

    Post H918 Rooted and Encrypted on Stock?

    Also, here is thread you might want to read and post your situation into: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/module-system-nanodroid-23-1-2-20210117-microg-pseudo-debloat-f-droid-apps.3584928/page-437 That thread discusses NanoDroid used as a Magisk Module, and there are few users experiencing...
  47. Descent2

    Post H918 Rooted and Encrypted on Stock?

    When you say you tried to flash it from TWRP / Magisk Manager, it is not clear to me if you understand that Nano Patcher is also available as a Magisk module, and if you have tried to add that Magisk nano module or used the Patcher by itself as provided by NanoDroid in a stand alone installer...
  48. Descent2

    Post How to disable stock rom updates without root?

    I am sure I do not know the best ways, but here are the ways I have written down so far (I too, never want any updates). Looks like 1,2 and 3 require no root, and 6 is just a good point to remember: 1 - check "Software Update" screen: (Settings > Software Update) 2 - check...
  49. Descent2

    Post H918 Rooted and Encrypted on Stock?

    You know, the Patcher is also available from NanoDroid installed as a Magisk module. Their (Nano) description here: https://github.com/Nanolx/NanoDroid#microg-setup states that NanoDroid includes: on-device framework-patcher for microG support (signature spoofing), with automatic de-odexing up...
  50. Descent2

    Post H918 Rooted and Encrypted on Stock?

    Same here. May-be not that crazy, 3-4 times, but yeah, he sells Google Pixel 4 XL 128 GB with lineage for over $700 where that same phone is $380 on Swappa, lol. It's not as drastic as you memory of e-bay, but it is twice the worth, still. But then again, considering how much Rob is doing for...