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immortalneo

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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
ridiculed for asking questions that other people deem stupid even though it may be a legitimate question. This
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
(coming later as soon as we start getting the guides) to educate yourself. You'll be surprised how much time
and frustration it will save you in the future!



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ASK ANY QUESTION HERE! No question is stupid or irrelevant in this thread. You will either get an answer or will get pointed in the right direction.


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Droidriven

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What's the difference between "Android Development" and "Original Android Development" categories in the sub fourms of a device?

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There is a thread that explains the difference, I'm on the way to work so I don't have time to find it for you.

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soulindub

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is there someone who can tell me how to update a samsung glx grnd duo(clone mtk) to the latest vrsion of Android.... plz i need some help
 

RamtheCowy

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is there someone who can tell me how to update a samsung glx grnd duo(clone mtk) to the latest vrsion of Android.... plz i need some help

If Samsung has officially released an update to Android then,
a) if your phone is contracted/operator locked then you will have to wait for them to release it
b) wait for it to come out in your country if it is approved for release
c) just wait for it
d) find that ROM for that specific Android OS for your phone

If they haven't, your best bet is to go in for a custom ROM.

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imageshack user -- 2JZSOUNDSYUMMY

I have Galaxy Tab 4, which was recently rooted with framaroot, towelroot, or kingroot, not sure which one actually gave access.

Was working fine until Pimp My Rom was installed and used.

Upon reset after turning on "built-in" soft buttons/navigation bar, and init.d, tab was displaying "touch wiz has stopped working" limiting everything I could do.

Was then factory data and cache wiped. After reboot I receive "samsung wizard has stopped working". I cannont do ANYTHING.. I can't get to USB Debug, and I don't have a personal PC.

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 4 7.0 WIFI 8GB
KOT49H.T230NUUEU0A0D1
SM-T230NU
SM-T230NZWAXAR

Gaining access to a PC is a possibility, however I'd like a 100% accurate plan of attack before messing with Odin or ADB, so I don't break it.

Side Note: Tried putting lots of "recoveries/gapps/stock images" on SD Card for update from external storage. Nothing worked. Tablet DOES NOT feel broken/bricked.

I have had it connected to a PC before and accessed internal storage from computer. Not sure if that makes a difference.

I've been googling for dayz.. to no avail I have yet to find a solution, please help?

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xx3x

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So you mean no expert here for just proxy tunnel ..I'm not expert about stackoverflow ..also you came asking questions and reply me ..I only want easy way to tunnel through proxy that not reply to ping
 

soulindub

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my problem is that my phone is a hard copy made in china it wont update by itself... so i need to know how to do it manually....plz help
 

RamtheCowy

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I'm not expert about stackoverflow..easy way is what I need. .

XDA is the wrong place altogether. Just hang in to see if somebody has your answer by chance.

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---------- Post added at 18:41 ---------- Previous post was at 18:33 ----------

my problem is that my phone is a hard copy made in china it wont update by itself... so i need to know how to do it manually....plz help

Is there any app or website from your manufacturer where you can check whether there is any sort of update.

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my problem is that my phone is a hard copy made in china it wont update by itself... so i need to know how to do it manually....plz help
What SOC does your phone have?
You can find ROMs developed for the same SOC as yours and try to port it to your phone, actually it's not that hard most of the time if it's the same android version.

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i own a spice mi-445. i cant find a single way how to root my device. the ones listed in google search do not work. Srs root is the only option which stated a support for this device. but it is not safe. Can you help?
Did you try Framaroot?

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plegdroid

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So you mean no expert here for just proxy tunnel ..I'm not expert about stackoverflow ..also you came asking questions and reply me ..I only want easy way to tunnel through proxy that not reply to ping

Evening Matey☕?, is this to gain full internet access?

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User17745

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Modern combat 4 is force closing in my yureka
Does the phone suffer from heating issues?
If the phone's a bit too hot, Android will shutdown the application.

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how can i know my soc?
I personally think this is a good app to know hardware details :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dama.hardwareinfo

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DSouparno

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I can't find any custom rom for my phone. Can anybody find someone who could port stock 5.1 or cyanogenmod for me? I'm using Micromax CANVAS L A108....

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RamtheCowy

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I can't find any custom rom for my phone. Can anybody find someone who could port stock 5.1 or cyanogenmod for me? I'm using Micromax CANVAS L A108....

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You could find a dev who has your phone because the ROM varies from phone to phone as the SOC is not the same, and then convince them to port it for you.

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DSouparno

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You could find a dev who has your phone because the ROM varies from phone to phone as the SOC is not the same, and then convince them to port it for you.

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I'm looking for someone but by far on XDA I found just three junior members who use the same phone, seems like my one is rare....

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    I want to ASK a question but cant even see the ASK option anywhere!? Some forums drive me Nuts.
    You can ask exactly where you did write.
    2
    Okay I finally did manage to boot into os. Although i wiped cache and system settings through recovery mode, it was stuck in boot loop as in this previous post of mine. What helped to get out of it was third option in recovery - "wipe user data(pics, music, etc...)"

    Can anyone explain why that helped, what was written in user data that could have made it not boot? As i wrote - i patched with magisk and moved wrong boot.img, of the other os, on my phone, then i flashed totally new stock rom and was stuck in oxygen os not managing to boot itself - spinning circles animation.

    I will make a troubleshooting post for other new users like me in the nord ce subforum. Now I can finally try to root a little guy and I have enough confidence to do it. Thank you guys for your help!
    Simple, when you flash an incorrect file/image, the files contained in this image are unpacked/split into the Android directory (it is not a solid nucleus), this wrong image/files manage how Android has to act, a wrong image/file will always give bad directions/instructions, and device won't work as desired; in the second act; when you are trying to return device to its natural/pristine status anyway some trash/traces get there, and it's not enough with just re-flashing the original image, but you need to clean all that remained there, this is what wipe data or in some cases format data does.
    2
    How to create a thread?
    I have noticed it's possible to create a thread within nodes.. But my device doesn't have a listing..
    If your device does not have its own specific forum here and you want to create a thread to discuss your device, you will have to create a thread in the General Discussion forum here at XDA.


    If you have questions about your device and would like to create a thread to ask about it, you will have to create a thread in the General Q&A forum here at XDA.


    Or, you can post questions in this thread that we are in now.

    Or, if you are looking to post some kind of software development that you have created, you will have to create a thread for it in the Miscellaneous Android Development forum here at XDA.

    2
    I have one more nooby question.

    I would like to remove encryption on a Pixel XL using Universal DM-Verity, ForceEncrypt, Disk Quota Disabler:

    - As I understand, step one format the device via TWRP to remove all encryption.

    - Step 2 is to reboot back in recovery

    - Step 3 is to flash the ROM. And this is where I have a question. Are there any TWRP flashable ROM for Pixel XL?

    - If there isn't, then what are my options? When I flash the factory ROM using flash-all.bat it restarts the device thereby encrypting it and if I am not mistaken, TWRP also get removed?

    - So I need a way to install the stock ROM and Universal DM-Verity, ForceEncrypt, Disk Quota Disabler without the first booting into the system (and thereby enabling encryption).
    There are some ROMs here https://forum.xda-developers.com/c/google-pixel-xl.5916/ that could bring you natively or at least you can disable the verity over them.

    On a stock ROM you can't do it, so flashing back a stock ROM all returns to the original state.
    2
    I had actually meant Lineage OS. I apologize for remembering wrong.

    I appreciate the responses! You were very helpful. I wanted to find a way to identify the platform for future phone repairs other than a google search. For anyone who wants to find out the platform of their phone in the forum search (I'd like to contribute a bit if I can, I don't know who knows what) :

    I actually found the answer to my question via app search. I looked for an app that functions like Speccy on the PC for android devices. Turns out there is one called CPU-Z that provides full specs of your device, including the Kernal architecture, for anyone else with similar questions. Which is apparently armv71. Strangely enough because DROID ULTRA is advertised as x86 Platform in a release article I found.
    To find technical details of your phones, a good spec list is normally available at www.gsmarena.com for many devices. It provides the model number, by region, which is very useful.

    Also, if you are rooted or are flashing a custom ROM, there are many details regarding the platform of the ROM and hence pretty much your device, in your /system/build.prop file, which is also commonly found in the install ZIP file for your ROM.
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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
    ridiculed for asking questions that other people deem stupid even though it may be a legitimate question. This
    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
    (coming later as soon as we start getting the guides) to educate yourself. You'll be surprised how much time
    and frustration it will save you in the future!



    No abuse towards noobs tolerated here! That means:
    NO TROLLING
    NO NAME CALLING
    NO RIDICULING
    NO FLAMING


    ASK ANY QUESTION HERE! No question is stupid or irrelevant in this thread. You will either get an answer or will get pointed in the right direction.


    *A Special Thanks to mark manning for his help in creating this thread*


    HALL OF FAME

    People who contributed most to this thread and helped countless number of people with their
    problems/questions. In no particular order.

    Bruce Wayne
    post-mortem
    SilentStrider
    Ghostfreak NB
    mayank9856
    sgs22012
    Zatta
    ADDICT.ANK



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    Just a few words of advice on keeping this thread clean of unnecessary clutter:

    1. Before posting a question, it is highly recommended to read this thread.

    2. Click the Thanks button on the posts that helped you, instead of posting "Thanks". This helps other members in finding out the best replies that get buried in the thread.

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    Good job mate, hopefully lots of members will find this thread very helpful :cool::good:
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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

    but it did not mention how to use the ZTE custom recovery file http://d-h.st/Vgt

    I'm also not sure at all that the 'MediaTek drivers' were installed properly. The phone never appeared in the Device manager.

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

    and selected the 'scatter file' from the unzipped Bruno ROM (took a while to realise had to unzip it to get the file!!!)

    I noticed most of the boxes on the scatter file were unchecked but carried on and ignored a warning message about the phone may not be able to boot (the tutorial said to ignore it).

    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.

    So after waiting a few minutes I unplugged the phone.

    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..

    Theo