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[CLOSED]Installing apps on a gabb phone Z2?

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jsolo112

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Sep 25, 2021
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If anybody is a good coder, or rich, we could have someone code something to disable the restrictions on the autofill. That would make this a lot simpler
I honestly think flashing is too risky. For some it's worked, but I think we should just try and unlock Autofill. Someone claimed that they unlocked it and forgot how to again. They may be lying, but I think we just need to find a way to unlock autofill. USB debugging seems to be the only thing that's worked, we might not be able to figure it out but I just think they may be the only way. Also, I just wish gabb put more effort into the phone. I get that they're a small company but like, my phone is so ****ty!
Y'all are right. The key lies on the inside.
 

Iqlessmemes

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I cant say I remember what firmware it was on, but it had the most recent update. So there is still work to do. Im thinking if I can get the most recent firmware and try flashing it I can attempt to "bring back" my phone. This also means a new method is needed in order to get apps.

Another thing I would like to point out Is that there HAS to be a way. Gabb has to do development of apps on this thing, so they would have to have developer mode enabled. Also to all the gabb moles on this forum, I would like to insult your development skills. All the devs do is simply delete key features, and hardly develop apps that are key to a functional phone. If gabb had simply developed useful apps like a notes app, or, i don't know, a FUNCTIONAL calendar! We wouldn't have to be doing all this work if gabb simply put in a little effort.

Devs, may the blood of my phone be on your hands.

To all the gabb moles (I know you are there) Please listen to our request. We will keep on fighting, and you will have to continue to endlessly patch the OS. If you would simply come here to talk to us, the actual users of your phones, we could get a lot of work done. Im sure if proper developmental methods where to be used to create useful apps. A lot of us would probably agree to stop fighting. Just put a little effort to make your phones better. That's all we are asking.
ZTE is a large phone company, and it would have been useless do develop a whole new ROM. For what the phone needs to do and for what your mom bought it to do, it is a great phone. Even if Gabb added more necessary apps to the phone, we would still be looking for ways to get apps and games on the phone. Your hands are the only ones responsible for your phone, because you took the risk.
 

Ruler_of_Tech

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Damn it your right. It was a fit of immature anger, as a result of my actions. I digress. We have to get back to the original topic of jailbreaking these phones. As for an EMP, I don't see how that could do anything but cause the phone to reboot. If the data was stored om ram, (obviously isn't) That would work, but It doesn't seem like it would do the trick. To reiterate what has been said, the trick lies in the software.

ZTE is a large phone company, and it would have been useless do develop a whole new ROM. For what the phone needs to do and for what your mom bought it to do, it is a great phone. Even if Gabb added more necessary apps to the phone, we would still be looking for ways to get apps and games on the phone. Your hands are the only ones responsible for your phone, because you took the risk.
Thanks for putting me back into place. That was out of line of me.
 

Oswald Boelcke

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Hey, Community!
Those who are not moles and are interested in correlating all possible ideas on a INSIDE hack, email me at [email protected]. I have a ongoing google doc with discoveries.
Hello @jsolo112

Welcome to XDA! I hope you enjoyed your first two months on this private platform and that you always found this support and assistance you required. I'm even more grateful that you obviously like to share your experience with other XDA members!

If anyone is interested in joining a Google Chat to discuss things we've found, PM me.
However, first we certainly all would appreciate if you do so publicly and not via private channels because the spirit of XDA, to which you certainly agree, is about sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise! What makes me additionally wondering that you changed your email within less than one month. How does this come?

Regards
Oswald Boelcke
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ItsUnified

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Hello @jsolo112

Welcome to XDA! I hope you enjoyed your first two months on this private platform and that you always found this support and assistance you required. I'm even more grateful that you obviously like to share your experience with other XDA members!



However, first we certainly all would appreciate if you do so publicly and not via private channels because the spirit of XDA, to which you certainly agree, is about sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise! What makes me additionally wondering that you changed your email within less than one month. How does this come?

Regards
Oswald Boelcke
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I respect the forum, and that its mean't to be for this kind of thing, but the problem is its accessable to anyone. Meaning that the people who are trying to stop what we're trying to do can can clearly see what we are doing. So it needs to be done at least once
 

jsolo112

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Hello @jsolo112

Welcome to XDA! I hope you enjoyed your first two months on this private platform and that you always found this support and assistance you required. I'm even more grateful that you obviously like to share your experience with other XDA members!



However, first we certainly all would appreciate if you do so publicly and not via private channels because the spirit of XDA, to which you certainly agree, is about sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise! What makes me additionally wondering that you changed your email within less than one month. How does this come?

Regards
Oswald Boelcke
Senior Moderator
Hey! Thank you for your kind recognition!
However, as ItsUnified said, this issue is kinda difficult, because every time we come up with something, it is patched, and we have to start all over again. I totally respect the spirit of the forum,. and would agree with you 100 % if it wasn't for the reason above. I created a new email so that I could coordinate these ideas with the Google services, because my current email provider, Proton Mail, does not have the equivalent of Google Docs or chat. Thank you so much for your time and moderation

 
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Iqlessmemes

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Since we know how to disable software updates, I think we can be mostly open on XDA. Flashing is such a powerful tool that it is almost unpatchable.
And besides, the more people who know about potential methods, the faster a new method will come out.
 
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Since we know how to disable software updates, I think we can be mostly open on XDA. Flashing is such a powerful tool that it is almost unpatchable.
And besides, the more people who know about potential methods, the faster a new method will come out.
Wait, how do you undo software updates? Sorry I'm not on this forum much so I never heard about this lol
 

parzeen

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Nov 30, 2021
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Guys! I really need some help, I need a copy of the gabb child app that comes stock on the phone, its removed in the PDF and I did it myself but I really need it now, if someone can pull the apk for me I will provide all the knowledge I have.
 

jsolo112

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Does the PDF work? I thought I bricked your phone.
Guys! I really need some help, I need a copy of the gabb child app that comes stock on the phone, its removed in the PDF and I did it myself but I really need it now, if someone can pull the apk for me I will provide all the knowledge I have.
 

parzeen

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Does the PDF work? I thought I bricked your phone.
No, it works if your phone is at least 7 months old. But the thing is I can't flash it again, its really complicated but I just can't, I know tons about adb and Linux terminals so I could easily pull the apk, but due to unforseen circumstances I can't flash it again. So if somebody does it for me I get payed Thursday and will get a $10 gift card to anywhere of their choice.
 

ryujin88

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Sep 19, 2021
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I honestly think flashing is too risky. For some it's worked, but I think we should just try and unlock Autofill. Someone claimed that they unlocked it and forgot how to again. They may be lying, but I think we just need to find a way to unlock autofill. USB debugging seems to be the only thing that's worked, we might not be able to figure it out but I just think they may be the only way. Also, I just wish gabb put more effort into the phone. I get that they're a small company but like, my phone is so ****ty!
Right Now, The only way of modyfying the phone is via flashing, so be patient as we com up with a new method. A new method is definitly possible
 

Iqlessmemes

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No, it works if your phone is at least 7 months old. But the thing is I can't flash it again, its really complicated but I just can't, I know tons about adb and Linux terminals so I could easily pull the apk, but due to unforseen circumstances I can't flash it again. So if somebody does it for me I get payed Thursday and will get a $10 gift card to anywhere of their choice.
Have you tried flashing again? I've flashed the old ROM like 5 times to my phone.
 
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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?