Only the new unlock method is supported. The new release requires an unlocked bootloader.Hi. I'm currently running ford-standalone20180602 and noticed the updating instructions in the Op has changed for this version. (flashfire no longer used?) How exactly do I update to this version? Do I have to install TWRP, and use that to flash the Rom, gapps? Or can i use flashfire to flash everything like I used to?
I just want to be sure so I dont brick my device. Thanks for any assistance.
Look within the zipfile. In my case (nano gapps) there's file called Optional\swypelibs-lib-arm.tar.lz . I don't know if the pico version has it.
Nexus core derives some functionality from GApps. Early builds (on a different amazon device) wouldn't function/navigate correctly w/o a minimal GApps package. This ROM is obviously capable of running w/o GApps by design but some extended functionality may be depreciated. I typically go with Nano; can't comment on the Pico experience.
Unlocked bootloader only releases from now on. DON'T dare flash if you haven't unlocked your tablet's bootloader (there's a thread for that procedure, look around). If reluctant to unlock the bootloader, stick with 2018 releases. If you already unlocked your bootloader then you already have the latest TWRP to flash this ROM and that negates the need for Flashfire. Since lots of stuff changed in the transition, I recommend a clean flash.I'm on the previous version on this ROM and have a few questions before I upgrade.
1) Can I use FlashFire or do I have to install via TWRP? - if I need TWRP, which version should i use and how do i flash it?
2) Since I'm already on previous version, are there any other steps I need to be aware of? E.g. Unlock bootloader again?
Sorry for the above questions as I've not been following closely on the development of this device and am glad it's still being worked on! ?
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