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xbamaris1`

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Just curious if anyone's tried the method of adding MBNs to this phone yet? Basically using the method for ROG Phone 2 or 3. Want to see if anyone's had success first before I try it.
 
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xbamaris1`

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Specifically: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/guide-enabling-volte-vowifi-v2.4028073/

I know this method worked for me on ROG Phone 2,but I'm not sure if it would work on ROG Phone 5. The method of doing this seems pretty uniform across devices. But Im guessing we probably need a compatiable MBN (To answer your question, in this case, its a file that has config information for the modems to use carrier features, such as VOLTE and VOWIFI in some cases).
 

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Specifically: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/guide-enabling-volte-vowifi-v2.4028073/

I know this method worked for me on ROG Phone 2,but I'm not sure if it would work on ROG Phone 5. The method of doing this seems pretty uniform across devices. But Im guessing we probably need a compatiable MBN (To answer your question, in this case, its a file that has config information for the modems to use carrier features, such as VOLTE and VOWIFI in some cases).
I am unable to run DIAG mode on my ROG 5. Had a ROG 2 previously so I knew the steps.
 
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nexusnerdgeek

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Specifically: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/guide-enabling-volte-vowifi-v2.4028073/

I know this method worked for me on ROG Phone 2,but I'm not sure if it would work on ROG Phone 5. The method of doing this seems pretty uniform across devices. But Im guessing we probably need a compatiable MBN (To answer your question, in this case, its a file that has config information for the modems to use carrier features, such as VOLTE and VOWIFI in some cases).
I don't believe anybody has been successful with injecting MBNs to unofficially support VoLTE & VoWiFi features that aren't officially supported out of the box on Rog 5.

I'm crazily checking every few hours (xda and Google) to see if somebody has managed to do it, especially for Australian carriers, who are all unsupported as far as those features are considered. I'm also secretly hoping that ASUS themselves will implement them for our market, but I've been hoping for too long.
 

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I don't believe anybody has been successful with injecting MBNs to unofficially support VoLTE & VoWiFi features that aren't officially supported out of the box on Rog 5.

I'm crazily checking every few hours (xda and Google) to see if somebody has managed to do it, especially for Australian carriers, who are all unsupported as far as those features are considered. I'm also secretly hoping that ASUS themselves will implement them for our market, but I've been hoping for too long.

Thanks Mate! Happy to know Im not alone, for the past few days I was battling with old posts, codes and stuff to make something work.

So far from what I have learned, the PDC mode / Diag mode is closed in Android 11.
But OnePlus guys, Zenfone guys have found loops that makes it work. So far for the ROG, nothing ...
 
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Vojtek12

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I don't believe anybody has been successful with injecting MBNs to unofficially support VoLTE & VoWiFi features that aren't officially supported out of the box on Rog 5.

I'm crazily checking every few hours (xda and Google) to see if somebody has managed to do it, especially for Australian carriers, who are all unsupported as far as those features are considered. I'm also secretly hoping that ASUS themselves will implement them for our market, but I've been hoping for too long.

Thanks Mate! Happy to know Im not alone, for the past few days I was battling with old posts, codes and stuff to make something work.

So far from what I have learned, the PDC mode / Diag mode is closed in Android 11.
But OnePlus guys, Zenfone guys have found loops that makes it work. So far for the ROG, nothing ...

Hey guys anybody figured anything out?
 
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nexusnerdgeek

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With all the flurry of highly appreciable recent community development work -- such as twrp and custom kernels -- I remain hopeful that unofficial VoLTE and VoWiFi support (for the carriers ASUS hasn't implemented) might be probable, if not possible, in the near future.

I'm going bananas checking all of the threads on XDA so many times everyday! I have no skills myself to accomplish this, but I'm happy to pay some community members who may ;).
 

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With all the flurry of highly appreciable recent community development work -- such as twrp and custom kernels -- I remain hopeful that unofficial VoLTE and VoWiFi support (for the carriers ASUS hasn't implemented) might be probable, if not possible, in the near future.

I'm going bananas checking all of the threads on XDA so many times everyday! I have no skills myself to accomplish this, but I'm happy to pay some community members who may ;).

Go through my progress in this thread ~ (Edit)
I managed upload a MBN to the first slot as well, But never got a hold of VoLTE.
Give it a try if you have some spare time, Maybe you might be able to succeed.
 
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nexusnerdgeek

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Go through my progress in this thread ~ (Edit)
I managed upload a MBN to the first slot as well, But never got a hold of VoLTE.
Give it a try if you have some spare time, Maybe you might be able to succeed.

Thanks JazonX for your follow up. I've consulted that rather informative thread.

Although I prefer Linux in general, to get VoLTE/VoWiFi working on Rog Phone 5 for my preferred mobile carrier ASUS lacks support for, I'll tolerate Windows 10 :).

I've installed:
1. platform-tools_r31.0.2-windows (for adb/fastboot etc.)
2. Qualcomm_USB_Driver_v1.0.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
3. usb_driver_r13-windows.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
4. EfsTools 0.14.0.14 (from https://github.com/JohnBel/EfsTools/releases/tag/v.0.14 for efstools to execute, had to install dotnet-runtime-5.0.10-win-x64 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/thank-you/runtime-5.0.10-windows-x64-installer)

Upon connecting the phone, Windows' Device Manager lists it as "Rog Phone 5" under "Portable Devices".

The "adb devices" works; so is "adb shell". I get successful su prompt. Then executing "setprop sys.usb.config diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl,rmnet,adb" crashes the su prompt (no way of knowing its exit code), however "setprop sys.usb.config rndis,diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl" executes successfully (returning exit code 0).

Then when I execute, "efstools efsInfo", it throws this error message:
Use serial port 'COM3'
Critical error. Access Denied: COM3

(I think COM3 is wrong. I reckon, it ought to be a higher number, though I don't know what it ought to be or how to make such a port available.)

I'm stuck there. Couldn't progress further. Sorry. If supplied, I'll be happy to try any steps required. Thanks.

Edit: My Rog 5 is running Kirisakura_Anakin_R_1.1.0 kernel
 
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Vojtek12

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Hey Vojtek12, glad to meet you, a fellow Telstra user trying to activate VoLTE/VoWiFi on Rog 5. :)
Hey brother, Its rough isn't it. I have tried a bunch of the Pixel MBNs, none worked. I don't really know which ones to try at this point, hoping someone can chime in towards a good direction.
Thanks JazonX for your follow up. I've consulted that rather informative thread.

Although I prefer Linux in general, to get VoLTE/VoWiFi working on Rog Phone 5 for my preferred mobile carrier ASUS lacks support for, I'll tolerate Windows 10 :).

I've installed:
1. platform-tools_r31.0.2-windows (for adb/fastboot etc.)
2. Qualcomm_USB_Driver_v1.0.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
3. usb_driver_r13-windows.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
4. EfsTools 0.14.0.14 (from https://github.com/JohnBel/EfsTools/releases/tag/v.0.14 for efstools to execute, had to install dotnet-runtime-5.0.10-win-x64 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/thank-you/runtime-5.0.10-windows-x64-installer)

Upon connecting the phone, Windows' Device Manager lists it as "Rog Phone 5" under "Portable Devices".

The "adb devices" works; so is "adb shell". I get successful su prompt. Then executing "setprop sys.usb.config diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl,rmnet,adb" crashes the su prompt (no way of knowing its exit code), however "setprop sys.usb.config rndis,diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl" executes successfully (returning exit code 0).

Then when I execute, "efstools efsInfo", it throws this error message:
Use serial port 'COM3'
Critical error. Access Denied: COM3

(I think COM3 is wrong. I reckon, it ought to be a higher number, though I don't know what it ought to be or how to make such a port available.)

I'm stuck there. Couldn't progress further. Sorry. If supplied, I'll be happy to try any steps required. Thanks.

Edit: My Rog 5 is running Kirisakura_Anakin_R_1.1.0 kernel
Make sure your CMDs or powershells are running as admin. Make sure you got the good drivers. I found that having qualcomm drivers was pointless. Just manually install the Diag driver yourself. Thats what I did, in device manager. Also make sure you are using the right COM port, check in device manager for the COM port number.
 
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Thanks JazonX for your follow up. I've consulted that rather informative thread.

Although I prefer Linux in general, to get VoLTE/VoWiFi working on Rog Phone 5 for my preferred mobile carrier ASUS lacks support for, I'll tolerate Windows 10 :).

I've installed:
1. platform-tools_r31.0.2-windows (for adb/fastboot etc.)
2. Qualcomm_USB_Driver_v1.0.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
3. usb_driver_r13-windows.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
4. EfsTools 0.14.0.14 (from https://github.com/JohnBel/EfsTools/releases/tag/v.0.14 for efstools to execute, had to install dotnet-runtime-5.0.10-win-x64 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/thank-you/runtime-5.0.10-windows-x64-installer)

Upon connecting the phone, Windows' Device Manager lists it as "Rog Phone 5" under "Portable Devices".

The "adb devices" works; so is "adb shell". I get successful su prompt. Then executing "setprop sys.usb.config diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl,rmnet,adb" crashes the su prompt (no way of knowing its exit code), however "setprop sys.usb.config rndis,diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl" executes successfully (returning exit code 0).

Then when I execute, "efstools efsInfo", it throws this error message:
Use serial port 'COM3'
Critical error. Access Denied: COM3

(I think COM3 is wrong. I reckon, it ought to be a higher number, though I don't know what it ought to be or how to make such a port available.)

I'm stuck there. Couldn't progress further. Sorry. If supplied, I'll be happy to try any steps required. Thanks.

Edit: My Rog 5 is running Kirisakura_Anakin_R_1.1.0 kernel


Hey Mate,

Would you be able to check your driver version from the control panel?

This is mine;

Untitled.png


The drive in the above folder has an older version (From 2019 - before the ROG 5).
Most sites do not update their drive files, just keep reposting the same one.

driver.png


Try to find a newer one if you can, Im just checking whether I saved the exe file, as I too finally got it off a random site.
The latest version I found was 1.00.61
 

nexusnerdgeek

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Xiaomi Mi A3
Hey Mate,

Would you be able to check your driver version from the control panel?

This is mine;

View attachment 5412659

The drive in the above folder has an older version (From 2019 - before the ROG 5).
Most sites do not update their drive files, just keep reposting the same one.

View attachment 5412661

Try to find a newer one if you can, Im just checking whether I saved the exe file, as I too finally got it off a random site.
The latest version I found was 1.00.61
The Qualcomm USB Drivers For Windows I had was 1.0.0.57. I've download at least half a dozen from the Net. Unfortunately, everything turned out to be even lower than .57! Would appreciate if you can supply me .61 from your downloads. Or perhaps URL from where you have downloaded yours from, which I understand isn't easy to figure out :).
 

Vojtek12

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Sep 17, 2021
17
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Thanks JazonX for your follow up. I've consulted that rather informative thread.

Although I prefer Linux in general, to get VoLTE/VoWiFi working on Rog Phone 5 for my preferred mobile carrier ASUS lacks support for, I'll tolerate Windows 10 :).

I've installed:
1. platform-tools_r31.0.2-windows (for adb/fastboot etc.)
2. Qualcomm_USB_Driver_v1.0.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
3. usb_driver_r13-windows.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
4. EfsTools 0.14.0.14 (from https://github.com/JohnBel/EfsTools/releases/tag/v.0.14 for efstools to execute, had to install dotnet-runtime-5.0.10-win-x64 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/thank-you/runtime-5.0.10-windows-x64-installer)

Upon connecting the phone, Windows' Device Manager lists it as "Rog Phone 5" under "Portable Devices".

The "adb devices" works; so is "adb shell". I get successful su prompt. Then executing "setprop sys.usb.config diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl,rmnet,adb" crashes the su prompt (no way of knowing its exit code), however "setprop sys.usb.config rndis,diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl" executes successfully (returning exit code 0).

Then when I execute, "efstools efsInfo", it throws this error message:
Use serial port 'COM3'
Critical error. Access Denied: COM3

(I think COM3 is wrong. I reckon, it ought to be a higher number, though I don't know what it ought to be or how to make such a port available.)

I'm stuck there. Couldn't progress further. Sorry. If supplied, I'll be happy to try any steps required. Thanks.

Edit: My Rog 5 is running Kirisakura_Anakin_R_1.1.0 kernel

Hey Mate,

Would you be able to check your driver version from the control panel?

This is mine;

View attachment 5412659

The drive in the above folder has an older version (From 2019 - before the ROG 5).
Most sites do not update their drive files, just keep reposting the same one.

View attachment 5412661

Try to find a newer one if you can, Im just checking whether I saved the exe file, as I too finally got it off a random site.
The latest version I found was 1.00.61

Hey man, and for our fellow Telstra mates. I have found an MBN that semi-works for me, from the mi9t. It is the Korean SKT. It holds VoLTE forever, but the calls end immediately. I am not sure what that means.
 
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    I don't believe anybody has been successful with injecting MBNs to unofficially support VoLTE & VoWiFi features that aren't officially supported out of the box on Rog 5.

    I'm crazily checking every few hours (xda and Google) to see if somebody has managed to do it, especially for Australian carriers, who are all unsupported as far as those features are considered. I'm also secretly hoping that ASUS themselves will implement them for our market, but I've been hoping for too long.

    Thanks Mate! Happy to know Im not alone, for the past few days I was battling with old posts, codes and stuff to make something work.

    So far from what I have learned, the PDC mode / Diag mode is closed in Android 11.
    But OnePlus guys, Zenfone guys have found loops that makes it work. So far for the ROG, nothing ...

    Hey guys anybody figured anything out?
    1
    Go through my progress in this thread. .
    I managed upload a MBN to the first slot as well, But never got a hold of VoLTE.
    Give it a try if you have some spare time, Maybe you might be able to succeed.

    May want to double check the link
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    Hey Vojtek12, glad to meet you, a fellow Telstra user trying to activate VoLTE/VoWiFi on Rog 5. :)
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    Hey Vojtek12, glad to meet you, a fellow Telstra user trying to activate VoLTE/VoWiFi on Rog 5. :)
    Hey brother, Its rough isn't it. I have tried a bunch of the Pixel MBNs, none worked. I don't really know which ones to try at this point, hoping someone can chime in towards a good direction.
    Thanks JazonX for your follow up. I've consulted that rather informative thread.

    Although I prefer Linux in general, to get VoLTE/VoWiFi working on Rog Phone 5 for my preferred mobile carrier ASUS lacks support for, I'll tolerate Windows 10 :).

    I've installed:
    1. platform-tools_r31.0.2-windows (for adb/fastboot etc.)
    2. Qualcomm_USB_Driver_v1.0.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
    3. usb_driver_r13-windows.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
    4. EfsTools 0.14.0.14 (from https://github.com/JohnBel/EfsTools/releases/tag/v.0.14 for efstools to execute, had to install dotnet-runtime-5.0.10-win-x64 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/thank-you/runtime-5.0.10-windows-x64-installer)

    Upon connecting the phone, Windows' Device Manager lists it as "Rog Phone 5" under "Portable Devices".

    The "adb devices" works; so is "adb shell". I get successful su prompt. Then executing "setprop sys.usb.config diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl,rmnet,adb" crashes the su prompt (no way of knowing its exit code), however "setprop sys.usb.config rndis,diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl" executes successfully (returning exit code 0).

    Then when I execute, "efstools efsInfo", it throws this error message:
    Use serial port 'COM3'
    Critical error. Access Denied: COM3

    (I think COM3 is wrong. I reckon, it ought to be a higher number, though I don't know what it ought to be or how to make such a port available.)

    I'm stuck there. Couldn't progress further. Sorry. If supplied, I'll be happy to try any steps required. Thanks.

    Edit: My Rog 5 is running Kirisakura_Anakin_R_1.1.0 kernel
    Make sure your CMDs or powershells are running as admin. Make sure you got the good drivers. I found that having qualcomm drivers was pointless. Just manually install the Diag driver yourself. Thats what I did, in device manager. Also make sure you are using the right COM port, check in device manager for the COM port number.
    1
    Thanks JazonX for your follow up. I've consulted that rather informative thread.

    Although I prefer Linux in general, to get VoLTE/VoWiFi working on Rog Phone 5 for my preferred mobile carrier ASUS lacks support for, I'll tolerate Windows 10 :).

    I've installed:
    1. platform-tools_r31.0.2-windows (for adb/fastboot etc.)
    2. Qualcomm_USB_Driver_v1.0.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
    3. usb_driver_r13-windows.zip (from https://gsmusbdriver.com/asus-rog-phone-5)
    4. EfsTools 0.14.0.14 (from https://github.com/JohnBel/EfsTools/releases/tag/v.0.14 for efstools to execute, had to install dotnet-runtime-5.0.10-win-x64 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/thank-you/runtime-5.0.10-windows-x64-installer)

    Upon connecting the phone, Windows' Device Manager lists it as "Rog Phone 5" under "Portable Devices".

    The "adb devices" works; so is "adb shell". I get successful su prompt. Then executing "setprop sys.usb.config diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl,rmnet,adb" crashes the su prompt (no way of knowing its exit code), however "setprop sys.usb.config rndis,diag,diag_mdm,diag_mdm2,qdss,qdss_mdm,serial_cdev,dpl" executes successfully (returning exit code 0).

    Then when I execute, "efstools efsInfo", it throws this error message:
    Use serial port 'COM3'
    Critical error. Access Denied: COM3

    (I think COM3 is wrong. I reckon, it ought to be a higher number, though I don't know what it ought to be or how to make such a port available.)

    I'm stuck there. Couldn't progress further. Sorry. If supplied, I'll be happy to try any steps required. Thanks.

    Edit: My Rog 5 is running Kirisakura_Anakin_R_1.1.0 kernel

    Hey Mate,

    Would you be able to check your driver version from the control panel?

    This is mine;

    View attachment 5412659

    The drive in the above folder has an older version (From 2019 - before the ROG 5).
    Most sites do not update their drive files, just keep reposting the same one.

    View attachment 5412661

    Try to find a newer one if you can, Im just checking whether I saved the exe file, as I too finally got it off a random site.
    The latest version I found was 1.00.61

    Hey man, and for our fellow Telstra mates. I have found an MBN that semi-works for me, from the mi9t. It is the Korean SKT. It holds VoLTE forever, but the calls end immediately. I am not sure what that means.
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    Just curious if anyone's tried the method of adding MBNs to this phone yet? Basically using the method for ROG Phone 2 or 3. Want to see if anyone's had success first before I try it.
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    Specifically: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/guide-enabling-volte-vowifi-v2.4028073/

    I know this method worked for me on ROG Phone 2,but I'm not sure if it would work on ROG Phone 5. The method of doing this seems pretty uniform across devices. But Im guessing we probably need a compatiable MBN (To answer your question, in this case, its a file that has config information for the modems to use carrier features, such as VOLTE and VOWIFI in some cases).
    I am unable to run DIAG mode on my ROG 5. Had a ROG 2 previously so I knew the steps.
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    I am unable to run DIAG mode on my ROG 5. Had a ROG 2 previously so I knew the steps.

    Hey Mate, Did you ever figure it out ?
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    I don't believe anybody has been successful with injecting MBNs to unofficially support VoLTE & VoWiFi features that aren't officially supported out of the box on Rog 5.

    I'm crazily checking every few hours (xda and Google) to see if somebody has managed to do it, especially for Australian carriers, who are all unsupported as far as those features are considered. I'm also secretly hoping that ASUS themselves will implement them for our market, but I've been hoping for too long.

    Thanks Mate! Happy to know Im not alone, for the past few days I was battling with old posts, codes and stuff to make something work.

    So far from what I have learned, the PDC mode / Diag mode is closed in Android 11.
    But OnePlus guys, Zenfone guys have found loops that makes it work. So far for the ROG, nothing ...
    1
    I don't believe anybody has been successful with injecting MBNs to unofficially support VoLTE & VoWiFi features that aren't officially supported out of the box on Rog 5.

    I'm crazily checking every few hours (xda and Google) to see if somebody has managed to do it, especially for Australian carriers, who are all unsupported as far as those features are considered. I'm also secretly hoping that ASUS themselves will implement them for our market, but I've been hoping for too long.

    Thanks Mate! Happy to know Im not alone, for the past few days I was battling with old posts, codes and stuff to make something work.

    So far from what I have learned, the PDC mode / Diag mode is closed in Android 11.
    But OnePlus guys, Zenfone guys have found loops that makes it work. So far for the ROG, nothing ...

    Hey guys anybody figured anything out?