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There are a lot of people joining XDA on a daily basis, and there are a lot of repetitive questions being asked
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No need to get angry. I thought it wasn't important enough to matter because it seemed kinda silly when I figured it out.

First off, thanks for sharing the solution and im glad u figured it out! Second, no worries he wasnt angry he was just making a general statement as to why it was important to share and when he said you he meant anyone. We look forward to seeing u help others here on xda! Psycho is a very knowledgeable person and very helpful to everyone. He is here on this thread like me out of kindness. U dont see many experts in these type threads because new members tend to pop in and get help and then disappear forever without even hitting the thanks button. So by sharing info ur keeping us motivated to help since we dont get much thanks here. Now stick around and help us help others my friend!
 

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First off, thanks for sharing the solution and im glad u figured it out! Second, no worries he wasnt angry he was just making a general statement as to why it was important to share and when he said you he meant anyone. We look forward to seeing u help others here on xda! Psycho is a very knowledgeable person and very helpful to everyone. He is here on this thread like me out of kindness. U dont see many experts in these type threads because new members tend to pop in and get help and then disappear forever without even hitting the thanks button. So by sharing info ur keeping us motivated to help since we dont get much thanks here. Now stick around and help us help others my friend!

Thanks for the encouragement ! I actually love reading through the help posts since it's where I learn all the little weird things. I would like to learn Java and C++ though. I feel a little useless atm because I just started and the more I read the less I feel I know, lol. But Thanks for helping out here and sorry Psycho, I misunderstood. You can count on me not leaving any time soon.

Sent from my fire breathing m7
 

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Pls how can i do a full rom backup without rooting the phone expecially on a pc

Try to use MTKdroidtools - if your phone is a mtk one. It offers temporary root just to do back up of the whole firmware. But sometimes/most of the time, it requires you to root first to be able to do back up... In rooting you may use Kingroot (apk or exe - choose on what you prefer) or Iroot (same with kingroot you may choose either you want an apk or exe).
 

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Are you using the kdz version recommended for your device?
I remembered that it always was pretty difficult to get kdz working, but after two or three tries it worked. Try changing usb port, unplugging and re-plugging...i remember that i needed to install another program before, like msmxsml.exe. Google around for the kdz version recommended for your device.

Sent from my LG-E400 using XDA Free mobile app

What do you mean by 'Are you using the kdz version recommended for your device?' I don't think the problem is with the kdz version at all. Neither KDZ nor ADB detect my device. I tried using Fastboot to see if that will detect it but I bumped into the same problem. Switching USB ports helps with nothing. Unplugging and re-plugging doesn't help either. An interesting thing is that my Windows XP laptop, which is the only PC I have access to right now, detects the phone as a modem. I don't think that's right but whatever, maybe I'm overthinking. Anyways, I did install msxml.exe (I think that's what you mean) so the problem isn't with that. Googling for the recommended kdz version doesn't show me any relevant results.
 

ZipAddict

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Thanks for the encouragement ! I actually love reading through the help posts since it's where I learn all the little weird things. I would like to learn Java and C++ though. I feel a little useless atm because I just started and the more I read the less I feel I know, lol. But Thanks for helping out here and sorry Psycho, I misunderstood. You can count on me not leaving any time soon.

Sent from my fire breathing m7
I took a class on java once but then lost a lot of brain cells so i dont remember much! Im currently watching youtube tutorials to relearn because its way easier to learn with a visual.
You should try that if u want to learn programming. Dont worry u r not useless here. I already saw u helping people. Everyone on xda is a noob compared to someone else, even top developers dont have nothin on edward snowden lol! Glad u r sticking around to help others and learn more to make xda a better more informative place. And remember, the smartest tech in the world, if not helping others, is far more useless than u could ever be. U have great potential to learn more and help many people!
 
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ZTE 812

I have used these forums moderately . XDA has NEVER failed me. I am hoping they will come through again. I have rooted a Samsung s4 s5 an HTC 1 all with XDA forums help now I am hoping that I can get a root for an AT&T ZTE 812 Maven . This is a cheap go phone so I am not hopeful because they are probably not in demand but here is crossing my fingers for XDA heros!
 

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deleted my home.ui by mistake without taking backup after root

hi,i am using micromax canvas selfie a255 .i rooted my phone using king root but by mistake i deleted my homescreen without doing a backup.and problem in my phone is i dont have any soft button to go to other apps.all apps are present in home screen.pls help me.i am using stock rom
 

ZipAddict

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I do have twrp recovery installed. And you're saying just use my phone's recovery instead of twrp?
U only mentioned twrp manager in ur post. So what he was asking is did u flash twrp recovery? Because twrp manager will only work if u flashed twrp recovery i think. Once its flashed u would not be seeing stock recovery. Hope thats it and its fixed for u. If not we will help more
I have used these forums moderately . XDA has NEVER failed me. I am hoping they will come through again. I have rooted a Samsung s4 s5 an HTC 1 all with XDA forums help now I am hoping that I can get a root for an AT&T ZTE 812 Maven . This is a cheap go phone so I am not hopeful because they are probably not in demand but here is crossing my fingers for XDA heros!
When i googled "how to root zte 810 maven " it looks like one click root works. If not let us know
Where can i download mtk tools,i just want something that will helo me backup a gowin m5 rom from a seller,without rooting it.
Looks like its in play store. Let me know if not

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hi,i am using micromax canvas selfie a255 .i rooted my phone using king root but by mistake i deleted my homescreen without doing a backup.and problem in my phone is i dont have any soft button to go to other apps.all apps are present in home screen.pls help me.i am using stock rom
Did u install custom recovery after rooting? If not what options do u have in stock recovery?
 

Corey292

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U only mentioned twrp manager in ur post. So what he was asking is did u flash twrp recovery? Because twrp manager will only work if u flashed twrp recovery i think. Once its flashed u would not be seeing stock recovery. Hope thats it and its fixed for u. If not we will help more

I don't have twrp recovery, just twrp manager. So what do I do?
 

ZipAddict

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I don't have twrp recovery, just twrp manager. So what do I do?

I dont use twrp manager so im unsure of the process from there. but i used app called rom manager. Rom manager can flash twrp recovery for u. You just do this inside app...
Recovery setup-install or update recovery-select ur device-flash recovery. I would think it would be similar to that. If not just do what i did and it should work if u r rooted. Let us know
 
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I dont use twrp manager so im unsure of the process from there. but i used app called rom manager. Rom manager can flash twrp recovery for u. You just do this inside app...
Recovery setup-install or update recovery-select ur device-flash recovery. I would think it would be similar to that. If not just do what i did and it should work if u r rooted. Let us know

I'm at work so it's hard to do right now. As soon as I get a break or a chance I'm going to try it and I'll let you know what happens
 

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[Q] need help to update phone on my blu studio 5.OC HD

On my phone blu studio 5.OC HD I've installed apks like king root, lucky patcher, freedom, and game killer
I decided to reset my phone but now that I needed to update it says when its verifying phone "System/framework/core.odex" has unexpected contents installation aborted.
Can you help me with this?
 

Wulfpk

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I'm at work so it's hard to do right now. As soon as I get a break or a chance I'm going to try it and I'll let you know what happens

Flashify can flash twrp, cwm, or philz recoveries. As long as you're rooted, so make sure to do that first.

Flashify is in the playstore, same with the clockworkrom manager that zipaddict mentioned.

Sent from my fire breathing m7
 
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ZipAddict

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On my phone blu studio 5.OC HD I've installed apks like king root, lucky patcher, freedom, and game killer
I decided to reset my phone but now that I needed to update it says when its verifying phone "System/framework/core.odex" has unexpected contents installation aborted.
Can you help me with this?

Did u forget where u are? This is xda. A site for developers. Ur phones messed up because u tried to cheat the hardworking developers by stealing their software with those apps. Not gonna get much help here on xda with that. Looks like ur gonna pay for those apps now after all. Some developers put code in software to mess ur phone up when trying to scam them this way. The feds can do it too. Please stop disrespecting this site and find your answer elsewhere. These people work hard and deserve to be paid for their product so they can support their families.
 

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    There are a lot of people joining XDA on a daily basis, and there are a lot of repetitive questions being asked
    which clutter up the Development and 'Q & A' threads. Point them here. Feel free to ask or answer questions.

    The idea of this thread is to get users to help other users with their problems/questions. People are usually
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    leads to new users being afraid to ask questions!

    Only provide well mannered help towards users in this thread. Please do not spoon feed, but rather point in
    the direction where that user can find an answer
    and educate himself. If you don't want to answer, at least
    point out where to find the answer.



    Before posting anything, I strongly advise you to read THIS thread.

    Then, have a quick look at the names of threads in Post No. 2, you might find what you need right away.

    Third. Even if you do get your question answered, please do come back and read threads in Post No. 2
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    and frustration it will save you in the future!



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    ZTE V970 Brick?

    Hi,

    I've been trying to install Bruno's ROM for this phone (cam with all chinese apps). http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1856578

    but have a big problem. I tried my best to follow the instructions but, really couldn't work out if I was doing things in the right order.. is there an actual step- by step for this procedure? I know I'm a noob and read this read that I am an idiot etc. etc. but I thought if I used to ROM on that page and the software recommended it would be easy.

    Here's what I did:

    Downloaded all the files as told.

    Tried to 'flash a custom recovery' as here http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/mt6575-flashing-tutorial.html

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    I opened SP flash tool and followed this: http://bm-smartphone-reviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/mt6575-flashing-tutorial.html

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    I had to click 'download' then plug the phone in and eventually I got the red loading bar. This finished... then nothing else.. no purple bar.. nothing.

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    It now appears to be a total brick. What did I do wrong? Why no purple bar? Were the scatter items supposed to be unchecked? What was the 'custom recovery' file for? Because the SP flash prog never asked for it.

    Is there any point in trying it again or is the phone dead?

    Thanks for any help..

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