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[CLOSED]Installing apps on a gabb phone Z2?

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tintedpandas

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I tried this method but after the flash the phone turns on but nothing shows on the screen. It sounds like the phone is on, when I press the power button it makes sounds, but the screen just stays black (with the backlight on)
 

Mr. Macphisto

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I just tried but now it seems like the phone is bootlooping, but with nothing on the screen. every few seconds just a quick vibration then nothing
I think what's happening is your phone is trying to turn on while there is no battery in it. It can't sustain its backlight for very long before it runs out of power again, even with the cord plugged in

I also don't remember what to do next, but I do know that it's supposed to happen
 

Howl1346

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gotta be my favorite!

Also, thank you very much ryujin88 for actually putting some better work into a proper guide!
I'm quite impressed, and he actually thought of a few things that escaped me!

To anyone wondering where we'll go next, I can only speak for myself, but if Gabb comes out with a new update, and you need help, throw me an email, and we can set up to beat em again! >:D
GG gabb. Best tamper-proof kids phone on the market and you got beat by a bunch of teenagers!

EDIT: I wish I was more active in the whole prossess of this, but I've been rather busy reprogramming the firmware. Guess that wont be needed after all :l
If I DO ever finish it, I'll post it up on here, but if you're looking for cooler/more customizable firmware, there really are better options than any frankenstien mess i could come up with.

Anyway, I'll probably pretty much be leaving this page, but if anything comes up, don't hesitate to send me an email! I'll still be looking here, and checking things out. If anything comes up I will be more than happy to lend my contribution!
[email protected]
 
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Mr. Macphisto

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Alright everybody that keeps sending their emails:

We are not yet posting the guide.
We are going to have a Release Day when a tutorial video is finished. We will upload the tutorial video to YouTube and then we'll link it here on XDA (and the guide as well). By waiting to do so, we can maximize the number of people that can get the old update before Gabb pounces and makes it so we cannot do so. Everybody will have the opportunity, so don't worry. Just a little bit longer :D
 

Cohendraper15

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GG guys! We got em thank you all so much for the hard work and effort I've been here since to beginning and we finally beatttt emmmm!!
 

tintedpandas

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My phone updated itself last night, it went from build number Z5157VGABBV1.0.0B13 to Z5157VGABBV1.0.0B15
I haven't noticed any changes so far.
(The phone I tried to flash is a spare one I have with a cracked screen, which is still not showing anything on the screen after the flash. I can hear that it's turned on, when I press the power button it makes the screen click sound, but nothing actually shows on the screen)
 

titan212662

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Alright everybody that keeps sending their emails:

We are not yet posting the guide.
We are going to have a Release Day when a tutorial video is finished. We will upload the tutorial video to YouTube and then we'll link it here on XDA (and the guide as well). By waiting to do so, we can maximize the number of people that can get the old update before Gabb pounces and makes it so we cannot do so. Everybody will have the opportunity, so don't worry. Just a little bit longer :D
yeah i been working on a video so can please send me the link at [email protected]
 
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    If someone could send me an email I'd really appreciate it! [email protected]
    Gabb must have already figured it out because I just got a notification for a software update, but I'm hoping I can figure it out before the update goes through.
    Interesting... Everybody like this post if you're getting a similar notification
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    I think this tutorial might work.
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    Hey all, it's Niko, owner of the thread. You guys might wonder why I never replied with any information.

    Basically, I got videos downloaded and my parents gave up, so we got rid of the phones.

    My brother just got one again so I'm back in buisness. However this is not my current XDA account anymore so I might start a new thread. I'll be looking throughout this one.

    I really appreciate everybody willing to help each other out. Have a good one
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    I have an idea. Go into android recovery (power and volume up buttons) and select the wipe data/factory reset option. Just know your parent (might) have to enter the email address associated with the phone. I have never done that because I never had a reason to but just select that option and it may downgrade it.
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    I understand this thread might be a bit aged. I was looking into getting a Gabb Z2 just for hackery and stuff. I am looking for any way to hack it in general. I had a thought; couldn't one just use Magisk and use that to root the device? It would be much easier than doing it yourself, wouldn't it?
    Also, couldn't one just install the GSI of whatever version of android the device is currently running?