Broken USB connector, possible to install twrp/lineageos?

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Frizzao

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Aug 29, 2018
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Hi,

I've got an N8013 that's on android 4.1.2. Also, the USB connector is somehow damaged so the device is not recognized by a pc. Still charges ok. I tried a different USB cable, and it appears that it is in fact the connector on the tablet that is damaged.

Anyway, I would like to get a more recent os installed (Lineage, probably), as this one is limiting the usefulness of the device.

Is there a way to install TWRP via the SD Card? The device is not rooted.

Thanks for the help.
 

Frizzao

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So is it possible to install a custom recovery on this particular tablet?

As far as I can tell I either need root access or a usb connection to do so. Assuming the usb is shot, is it still possible to root this particular tablet? I tried the ExynosAbuse apk, but it wouldn't install. I'm guessing it's for an earlier version.
 

JJEgan

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Only question to answer .
Do you have a custom or stock recovery .
Custom recovery flash TWRP or a custom rom from ext sd card
.Stock recovery = fix usb port nothing can be flashed .
 

Frizzao

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Aug 29, 2018
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The tablet does not have a custom recovery.

Thanks for the heads-up on king root. I'll check it out.
 

Frizzao

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Ok, that did the trick.

Kingroot to root the tablet.
Used root access with a terminal emulator to write TWRP to internal storage via dd.
Installed LineageOS through TWRP.

Thanks for the help :)
 

JJEgan

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Usual is to follow instructions for required rom .
Most use TWRP flashed via ODIN .
 

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