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12th January 2020, 10:51 AM |#44481  
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That's why "recommended" was used.
As in, can anyone familiar with a quality forum which can address the above inquiry please provide a name.

You're the antithesis of "noob-friendly".

I encourage you to *not* respond.

Requesting constructive recommendations.
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I encourage you to pay attention and learn something. Any of them will be fine, PC's are very common, lots of people use them, therefore, any PC forum will have people that know what they are doing. The accuracy of information that you might receive has nothing to do with "which" forum you post in, accuracy of reply depends on "who" replies.

Tom's Hardware is at the top of the list when you do a search using the terms I suggested. If you knew anything about the Google search engine, you would know the most popular or most relevant links are usually at the top of the list, if it's at the top, that usually means you might want to check it out.

Your idea of "noob friendly" would have been for me to do the thinking for you and give you the "easy" answer.
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13th January 2020, 12:55 AM |#44482  
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...Tom's Hardware...

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[Help] How could i upgrade on newer android versions?
hey,

I have an Motorola Droid 4 with crDroid (Android 7) on it. I would like to get Android 8 or higher but there are no Roms avaible. Is it possible to port a Rom (Android 8) from another device to my device? or what could i do instead of porting?

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14th January 2020, 07:30 AM |#44484  
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hey,

I have an Motorola Droid 4 with crDroid (Android 7) on it. I would like to get Android 8 or higher but there are no Roms avaible. Is it possible to port a Rom (Android 8) from another device to my device? or what could i do instead of porting?

Thanks in advance

Sure, totally possible, given if you have the developing knowledge. Keep in mind, such porting is quite difficult for average user, given there arent tutorials for it.

Given how old is the Droid 4, my advice would be to change it. Try xiaomi, they ve got good phones for cheap prices.
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14th January 2020, 07:49 PM |#44485  
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hey,

I have an Motorola Droid 4 with crDroid (Android 7) on it. I would like to get Android 8 or higher but there are no Roms avaible. Is it possible to port a Rom (Android 8) from another device to my device? or what could i do instead of porting?

Thanks in advance

Take a lookhere
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15th January 2020, 09:51 PM |#44486  
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Hello, and thank you for your time...

I have been looking and looking for some sort of technical explanation and overview of the rooting process from complete scratch. With all of the root guides and tutorials flooding the internet, I have had no luck with finding anything. The more technically heavy the better. I am trying to establish a strong foundation in the understanding of this process. I apologize if this request comes across as lazy, but f*ck I am so frustrated and burned out trying to find some materials on the subject. And to be honest, I am not even well enough versed to search out specific terms which would weed out all of these root guides and one-click method crap.

Thank you in advance.

EDIT: I have no idea what I am doing. But that's okay. Gotta start somewhere. Just clarifying.
15th January 2020, 10:06 PM |#44487  
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Hello, and thank you for your time...

I have been looking and looking for some sort of technical explanation and overview of the rooting process from complete scratch. With all of the root guides and tutorials flooding the internet, I have had no luck with finding anything. The more technically heavy the better. I am trying to establish a strong foundation in the understanding of this process. I apologize if this request comes across as lazy, but f*ck I am so frustrated and burned out trying to find some materials on the subject. And to be honest, I am not even well enough versed to search out specific terms which would weed out all of these root guides and one-click method crap.

Thank you in advanced.

EDIT: I have no idea what I am doing. But that's okay. Gotta start somewhere. Just clarifying.

It would be a good start to mention what device you are trying to root. There is one universal method, but it doesn't work with every manufacturer or model.
The basics are: unlock your bootloader, get TWRP for your device either on your PC to use "fastboot boot TWRP" to run it, or installed directly onto your device, then flashing the latest magisk.zip through TWRP
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15th January 2020, 10:15 PM |#44488  
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It would be a good start to mention what device you are trying to root. There is one universal method, but it doesn't work with every manufacturer or model.
The basics are: unlock your bootloader, get TWRP for your device either on your PC to use "fastboot boot TWRP" to run it, or installed directly onto your device, then flashing the latest magisk.zip through TWRP

No specific device. I just want to start hacking away at these things for what I feel are obvious reasons, as well as entertainment. Thank you for your valuable input. What I'm taking away from this is that I need to study up on Android's bootloader. Cool.

EDIT: Does this all fall under the embedded umbrella? Like, wouldn't that be what I should be pursuing? The understanding of embedded Linux programming and systems?
15th January 2020, 10:47 PM |#44489  
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No specific device. I just want to start hacking away at these things for what I feel are obvious reasons, as well as entertainment. Thank you for your valuable input. What I'm taking away from this is that I need to study up on Android's bootloader. Cool.

EDIT: Does this all fall under the embedded umbrella? Like, wouldn't that be what I should be pursuing? The understanding of embedded Linux programming and systems?

What you are looking for does not exist. There is no such thing as a general "this is how it works for android". There is only "this is how it works" on "this" device or "that" device.

If you are asking the how/what/when/where/why of rooting, there is no general answer to that either other than to say that rooting works by finding an exploit in your bootloader and/or kernel that allows injecting superuser binaries in order to gain root. These exploits are different depending on the device and the stock firmware version.

When using TWRP, these bootloader/kernel exploits don't necessarily have an impact other than requiring the bootloader to be unlocked in order to allow the modifications to flash/boot. You can not do anything that the bootloader or kernel won't allow to run on the device.

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15th January 2020, 10:49 PM |#44490  
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No specific device. I just want to start hacking away at these things for what I feel are obvious reasons, as well as entertainment. Thank you for your valuable input. What I'm taking away from this is that I need to study up on Android's bootloader. Cool.

EDIT: Does this all fall under the embedded umbrella? Like, wouldn't that be what I should be pursuing? The understanding of embedded Linux programming and systems?

Like I said, it really depends on the device. Most devices that are rootable have a bootloader, and the first step to rooting is unlocking that bootloader. After the bootloader is unlocked you would flash Magisk with your device's version of TWRP. Samsung is different. No "boootloader" per se. You need to use ODIN instead of Google's Android SDK (actually the Platform Tools from the SDK ~ you can download them direct from google now). Low end budget phones almost never have a bootloader unlock or a TWRP version. Most people owning these devices seem to unlock via one click rooting methods. Those are methods I'd NEVER suggest to someone who can root otherwise, but apparently there are devices that there is no alternative for. Personally, I'm not familiar with those devices and can not offer help with them because of my limited knowledge.
15th January 2020, 10:59 PM |#44491  
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No specific device. I just want to start hacking away at these things for what I feel are obvious reasons, as well as entertainment. Thank you for your valuable input. What I'm taking away from this is that I need to study up on Android's bootloader. Cool.

It is can be VERY device specific.

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EDIT: Does this all fall under the embedded umbrella? Like, wouldn't that be what I should be pursuing? The understanding of embedded Linux programming and systems?

I could be wrong, but the bootloader is not Linux, it is the interface to the physical hardware.
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