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  1. ashokabs

    Post Anyone feel like battery life is better since Android 10?

    Battery life on android 10 I did a dirty upgrade on Beta 6 by removing -w in flashall.bat. I have no problem in any app so far though there is the odd bug. As far as battery life is concerned I am getting always better than a day with one reading of 5 hours and 30 mins of screen on time and 30%...
  2. ashokabs

    Post Another brick?

    If the boot loader is locked look for a script for unlocking the bootloader from recovery or bootloader state. I did find it but cannot remember. My bootloader was unlocked so I did not have to use it.
  3. ashokabs

    Post Google pixel 2 slot unbootable load error

    I had the same problem occur when I tried to restore a nandroid backup. The phone would stay in bootloader with the load error and would not go into recovery or be recognized by the PC. I thought for sure it is bricked. However, luckily before I decided to send it to Google I chanced on a write...
  4. ashokabs

    Post What's up with the TWRP backups restore

    I did the same thing and ended up in a worse problem. It would not even go into recovery or be recognized by the computer. Gave me a near heart attack and took several hours and some luck to read the right article to recover. I think one has to only save and restore system, vendor, boot and...
  5. ashokabs

    Post Android Q Beta - All in details

    Android Q Beta Experience I've been on Android Q beta for almost 3 weeks now. It is used as a daily driver since I have only the one Pixel 2. I flashed the new image myself using TWRP rather than opt into the beta with Google. Other than a problem with now playing not always showing up on the...
  6. ashokabs

    Post Another brick?

    Pixel 2 - "ERROR: Slot Unbootable: Load Error" If you get the above error you will find that you cannot boot into recovery and the phone stays in the bootloader screen each time you try to start the phone. If your bootloader is unlocked you might be able to recover your phone to flash a stock...
  7. ashokabs

    Post {Guide} QXDM Port activation on Pixel 2 XL, (VoLTE,WoWIFI,CA)

    Enable VoLTE for Vodafone in India I have used this to enable VoLTE on my Pixel 2 on Vodafone. I can get VoLTE but not VoWiFi. As for risks I think when you are fiddling around it is better to have a complete backup of phone plus EFS.
  8. ashokabs

    Post [GUIDE]Enable VoLTE for unsupported carriers

    Enable VoLTE for Vodafone in India Vodafone in India has not provisioned the Pixel 2 till yet for VoLTE despite many people getting after them. A lot of noise was generated by users when Google pointed out that they had done what was required in the Android Pie updates. Many thanks for this...
  9. ashokabs

    Post The Pixel 2 Photography Thread

    I hope you have night sight enabled after Dec security patch. I am attaching 2 pictures - one normal and one with night sight. Image 170620 is normal image Image 170556 is with 'Night Sight'.
  10. ashokabs

    Post Pixel 2 - terrible Android/software experience

    I have had this phone for over months and have been through 8.0, 8.1 and 9 developers previews 2,3 and 4. I have not faced the camera problem, or the double tap to wake up. Bluetooth is working satisfactorily and it has not dropped even once when connected to my car audio system. The only...
  11. ashokabs

    Post Android P DP4 is here!

    No, it works for me without toggling.
  12. ashokabs

    Post Androip P update

    There is no need now for the battery saving option in location. There is considerable improvement in battery and GPS does not take away any significant chunk of battery. I am not sure about Actions Services and Suggestions. However, I guess it must be the app for predictive AI based actions.
  13. ashokabs

    Post Apply Monthly System Update to Systemless Root ... REALITY CHECK!

    What I do is uninstall Magisk. Then do the normal update from the update page in settings. After this I copy Magisk zip file to a usb drive. I boot into twrp using ADB. It doesn't decrypt but that doesn't matter. Use the USB as storage and install Magisk zip file through TWRP. Reboot and you are...
  14. ashokabs

    Post Overall love

    Sorry for not replying earlier. In India it is available at Flipkart an online store for Rs 39999 against a list price of Rs 61000 which is a little more than 32%.
  15. ashokabs

    Post Overall love

    Delivers on what I expected. Good value as I got a 40% discount.
  16. ashokabs

    Post 24 hour first impressions

    I have a refurbished Nexus 5X - repaired by LG and I unlocked and rooted it. No problem so far.
  17. ashokabs

    Post Class Action Lawsuit Against LG over Bootloop Manufacturing Defect

    No harm in trying I was not sure LG would react favourably even after the Google email to them. No harm in trying.
  18. ashokabs

    Post 8.1 Dev Preview

    Do you have stock ROM installed? I got the update within 24 hours of signing up. You can manually update using the 8.1.0 image from the Google Developer site but normally this will delete all your files and data. ---------- Post added at 06:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:39 PM...
  19. ashokabs

    Post 8.1 Dev Preview

    I updated from beta program. After running the install it booted into 8.1.0. All my files were available as this was an OTA update. Thereafter, I used Magisk 14.3 zip file and flashed it using temporary TWRP install. I downloaded Magisk Manager 5.4 and it is properly rooted. The battery life...
  20. ashokabs

    Post Class Action Lawsuit Against LG over Bootloop Manufacturing Defect

    Strange indeed. I got my phone through Google Store. On contacting them I was asked to contact LG to whom they had sent an email. I went to LG Service Center in Delhi, India and got my motherboard replaced free of cost by LG. When I asked what would happen if it went into bootloop again. I was...
  21. ashokabs

    Post Nexus 5X bootloop of death fix (BLOD) | 7/30 Huge performance update!

    I was lucky that LG accepted my case and I got a new motherboard (which LG claims will not boot loop!!!) free of cost at their service center here in Delhi, India. It is working fine on Oreo even after two patches.
  22. ashokabs

    Post Nexus 5X bootloop of death fix (BLOD) | 7/30 Huge performance update!

    I had the same problem. Even with the 1 or 4 core solution it booted once and then went into boot loop again., I spoke to Google from whom I bought it originally. They said that it is out of warranty but I should contact LG in India for repairs. I went to the LG repair service and they replaced...
  23. ashokabs

    Post Bootloop, LG and Farewell

    Replacement motherboard from lg I had a similar episode. Four days ago my 5X boot looped. I tried the 4 cores solution but it did not work for more than an hour. Thereafter it was totally dead. I charged the phone for an hour and even then it would not startup or go into bootloader. There was...
  24. ashokabs

    Post My take on Nexus 5X bootloop, crazy possible fix

    Got a free replacement mother board from LG in India I had a bootloop problem last week after upgrading to 8.0.0 through the beta route. Phone was manufactured in 2015 and bought by me in Apr 2016. Hence, it was out of warranty. The phone was bought through the Google store. Initially, it was...
  25. ashokabs

    Post Android O Public Beta opinions

    I updated using the OTA but have had no real problem - there was no bootloop. I also did not wipe cache or data. All my data was preserved alongwith all the apps. ---------- Post added at 10:56 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:52 AM ---------- I had a high battery consumption in the...
  26. ashokabs

    Post [PREVIEW][OPP5]Android 8.1 Developer Preview

    Works as a Daily Driver I updated from 7.1.2 to Android O beta. It took about 5-6 mins to reboot after patching. There was a single file of around 1 GB+ and no further updates thereafter. It's been working fairly smoothly with all my data and apps. Haven't tried all the apps but all those used...
  27. ashokabs

    Post [ROM][PD1A.180720.030]Pixel3ROM v1.0oct for Nexus 5X[9][20181101]

    I had the same problem. The volume app was not showing on pressing the rocker switch. I rebooted but it did not appear. However, a couple of hours later it was working and has worked ever since for past 3 days. Not sure why it happens.
  28. ashokabs

    Post [ROM][PD1A.180720.030]Pixel3ROM v1.0oct for Nexus 5X[9][20181101]

    I am using this ROM for the past 4-5 days. There is no problem and the battery usage seems quite normal for Nougat. However, rightly 7.1.1 does not provide anything really new for Nexus 5X. It is certainly good to use Pixel Launcher and have night light.
  29. ashokabs

    Post 7.1.1 Developer Preview 2 - 18Gb of system data?????

    I had DP 1 on my phone. I flashed no encrypt boot, bootloader of DP 2 and system image of DP 2 using fastboot. Everything is working fine and I have no problem whatsoever.
  30. ashokabs

    Post The new Nexus launcher & Pixel Launcher... plus pixel live gradient wallpapers..

    Are you using stock or custom ROM? I didn't have any problem with Google Now but more with Google Assistant. I had to change Nexus to Pixel in the build.prop. I'm on 7.1.1 on Nexus 5x.
  31. ashokabs

    Post [GUIDE] [UPDATE 3] How to enable Google Assistant on your phone (Android 7.0+ only)

    It works on my LG Nexus 5x android 7.1 and it should work on android 7.0. Add the two lines in the build.prop file in /system folder. You will need to do it using adb and twrp recovery if you don't have root. The build.prop file has to be modified and it is easier if phone is rooted but not...
  32. ashokabs

    Post Android 7.1 Developer Preview

    OK Google works without having to shout. Use very normal natural voice. If not working you might like to sideload the preview again and install.
  33. ashokabs

    Post Random reboots after Andorid 7.0 Nougat update

    Nexus 5x reboot problems Yes it would appear so. However, I have read one post in Google Forums that speaks of problems with H791. However, it could be related to the wifi problem. There are two problems - one is problem booting initially and finally phone does not boot into the ROM and cannot...
  34. ashokabs

    Post Random reboots after Andorid 7.0 Nougat update

    Which Model of LG 5X? Do you have H-790 or H-791 Model?
  35. ashokabs

    Post Easy Root for Android 7.0 Nougat

    Thanks. It is because of the new version of TWRP which allows decryption. Earlier it was not possible to run TWRP if the drive was encrypted.
  36. ashokabs

    Post Android N Final Release

    I upgraded from Preview 5. Just went to beta programme and enrolled. Immediately the download started and it was 55 MB approx. Took a few minutes and then I upgraded. No problem. Works well. Depends on whether you are upgrading from MM or from the Developer Preview.
  37. ashokabs

    Post Android N Final Release

    Try Bluemail. It works very well and seems to be more convenient. You should not have the same problem.
  38. ashokabs

    Post Android N Final Release

    Nougat Final Release Works. Enrolled in beta and immediately started downloading.
  39. ashokabs

    Post Easy Root for Android 7.0 Nougat

    If your drive is encrypted you cannot root without losing all your data. You will have to save your data and files for restoration after rooting.
  40. ashokabs

    Post Android N Preview

    No problem with whatsapp on android n beta I installed N Beta and then reinstalled all my apps from playstore. So far there is no problem with whatsapp and it is working even in multi window mode. Have you rooted? ---------- Post added at 10:28 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:19 AM...
  41. ashokabs

    Post 5x - Hugely Disappointed

    I suppose there are always horses for courses. If you need to have a lot of programs loaded or some that make huge demands for RAM then you need a phone with more RAM than 2GB. Similarly with so many other parameters. I purchased a Nexus 5x a month ago. In between upgraded with latest stock...
  42. ashokabs

    Post [GUIDE] Advanced Interactive Governor Tweaks; Buttery smooth and insane battery life!

    Works well I installed EXK on stock rooted MM on Nexus 5x. Did not have time to read the entire first post but got the general idea. Will have to play around when I have time - whenever! Must say the settings worked like a charm and the battery consumption has certainly dropped a fair bit...
  43. ashokabs

    Post [Camera fix CM11/CM13] for Samsung Galaxy S3

    Worth a try though it depends on which camera hardware is in your S3.
  44. ashokabs

    Post [GT-I9500][Official][ROM]5.0.1 Android Lollipop Update [SER/INU] 10.07.2015

    Not much chance of any major software upgrades as S4 is now on the decline as far as sale are concerned. Be happy with what you have. Trying all new releases is not productive anymore.
  45. ashokabs

    Post [ROM] Fully working AOSP 6.0 for grouper

    Have installed without root and Hangouts is working normally. Am able to send messages without any crashing.
  46. ashokabs

    Post [Rom][5.0.1][XXUHPF1] [07/08] MBP v5[Fast][Smooth][Stable]

    Thanks. I did exactly that and it worked fine. However, found that some modules don't work well and others cause higher battery use. Finally after 3 days I removed Xposed and ROM is working well with good battery life.
  47. ashokabs

    Post [Rom][5.0.1][XXUHPF1] [07/08] MBP v5[Fast][Smooth][Stable]

    Performance of mbp v2 I clean installed MBP V2 about 7 days ago. Earlier I was using the stock 5.0.1 (ARO) with rooting and removing or disabling all bloatware. I have no problem with battery use. In fact I would say it is marginally better than stock. Almost everything that I have used so far...
  48. ashokabs

    Post [ROM] [5.1.1] [TeamCanjica] CyanogenMod 12.1 #31 [10/8/15]

    Battery performance on this rom Would appreciate if someone could give a comment on the battery performance of the current nightlies - especially 10/8 which seems to be the preferred one right now where most things work.
  49. ashokabs

    Post [ROM] [5.1.1] [i9500] Official Euphoria-OS-1.1 ( LMY48W )

    Pleasantly surprised After many months of using stock Lollipop 5.0.1 I did a clean install of the latest build. I was pleasantly surprised on a few points: 1. Everything I needed worked - bluetooth, camera, etc 2. Sound was clear and no dropouts during calls - using Viper4Android 3. Battery...
  50. ashokabs

    Post [GT-I9500][Official][ROM]5.0.1 Android Lollipop Update [SER/INU] 10.07.2015

    Strange problem with barebones rom (stock) I had a strange problem. My usb port flex cable was faulty so I got a new one and replaced it myself. On connecting power everything was okay and the batter charged fully in the usual time. However, when I received a call the speaker phone was always...