I installed a GSI and worked perfectly. Had to go back to stock to get higher res Netflix. Check my previous post. I think I mention which one it was.We discussed copiously how broken their "smart" assistant is. They seem to have prioritized security, oddly as we can root it fairly easily, over end users being able to restore software problems.
I have no idea why the process of having root even after reflashing the unmodified bootloader doesn't let updating work without a factory reset, but with Swift Backup I'm able to use root to backup around 95% of everything, put the clean bootloader, factory reset, update, root again and restore nearly everything in around an hour (mostly spent waiting).
After doing it twice inside a month or so... I'm almost at the point of trying some GSI ROMs instead.
As a note, i've flashed the AOSP GSI and booted fine, but to make it work in my device i had to download the latest rom from lenovo also and do:
Interesting. I saw the vbmeta in sone of the custom GSI instructions but I didn't need to include it. Wouldn't have thought you could flash boot as it should be a different kernel?As a note, i've flashed the AOSP GSI and booted fine, but to make it work in my device i had to download the latest rom from lenovo also and do:
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash boot boot.img
Otherwise it would just get stuck in the boot sequence with "Orange state blablabla"
Hm maybe the boot.img flashing was not neccesary but for sure flashing the vbmeta.img was neccesary for my tablet to boot. I also did not expect to do it as on the guide you linked there's no mention of it but idk why.Interesting. I saw the vbmeta in sone of the custom GSI instructions but I didn't need to include it. Wouldn't have thought you could flash boot as it should be a different kernel?
Since I wrote that I went back to stock, then tried to reinstall a custom rom and I keep getting stuck in the initial setup where it asks me to setup face unlock.
It fails to detect my face, and there is no button to skip so I can't complete the setup.
This should be easy to fix by changing the img and editing the build.prop to disable setup or possibly add biometrics APK in /system, but I don't have a setup to edit imgs
I found CBR kitchen but it seems pricey just to play around
PS: android 14 beta GSI from Google is available. While a bit buggy still, it'd be cool to have
I've been lokking at guides on porting TWRP, does anyone know where to find recovery.img? I've downloaded the recovery files from RSA but I don't see any obvious recovery.imgAlso. I found a tool designed for MTK chipsets that apparently attempts compiling TWRP for your device automatically. If anyone wants to have a go and post the results.
If you wish to root your Mediatek Android phone, we'd dropped a guide on rooting using Magisk and stock boot.img at https://www.hovatek.com/forum/thread-21427.html , no custom recovery is required. Sewww.hovatek.com
The recovery.img should be packed inside the boot.img.
I unpacked boot.img but didn't find recovery.img, is there anywhere else I should look?The recovery.img should be packed inside the boot.img.
try to unpack the boot.img with this and post the results.
GitHub - cfig/Android_boot_image_editor: Parsing and re-packing Android boot.img/vbmeta.img/payload.bin, supporting Android 13Parsing and re-packing Android boot.img/vbmeta.img/payload.bin, supporting Android 13 - GitHub - cfig/Android_boot_image_editor: Parsing and re-packing Android boot.img/vbmeta.img/payload.bin, supp...github.com
Also, once unlocked, it's best not to relock it as it can cause problems or even brick the phone if the wrong versions are installed? I've been doing a lot of reading in the last few days but just wanted to confirm that I haven't mixed these things up with another brand or model. I will reread the 7 pages before asking any more questions.
On Motorola Edge 30, I have family members who have the same phone. Mine has been used for experiments but others are stock and fully updated. The last patch was Android 13 update. It was disappointing. It works ok, but the performance scores were slightly slower, no real advantages to speak of except some small quick settings menu or UI tweaks. New bugs arrived.. the color gamut of the display changed and it's now more faded and washed out while watching videos. And the brightness slider is weird now.. it's super sensitive and already super bright at 50%. The middle of the range is at 25% where as it used to be at 60 or 70% at stock. It makes me want to try a custom ROM and not rely on official updates anymore, but maybe new updates can fix it. Or maybe new updates can make the phone even slower.I had a custom rom installed, and went back to stock in the hopes the latest update was the promised Android 13, that was supposed to come out in march.
however, my tablet has always been a bit stuttery, which is one of the reasons I went to a custom rom (although this did not improve)
With the latest firmware, it's finally smooth after the initial install!!
Not sure how this happened, as it happened after a while, but it did..
I can recommend stock, for that reason, made a huge improvement to the enjoyment of the tablet (previously, I couldn't wait to sell it)
It's pretty simple, definetly a very annoying message...go to settings, apps, see all apps, click the 3 dot menu at top right, show system, go to android system, notifications, turn off developer messages
We discussed copiously how broken their "smart" assistant is. They seem to have prioritized security, oddly as we can root it fairly easily, over end users being able to restore software problems.