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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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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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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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///___FREE PICTURE RIOT___\\\

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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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
 

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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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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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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---------- Post added at 06:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:41 PM ----------

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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    Mod edit - translated by https://www.deepl.com/translator:
    Greetings. Help me out here. Need to put Xposed on Meizy m3 note.
    Rooted through settings, security settings have "root" button.
    But can not activate xposed. I have tried different versions, no luck. I am attaching a photo of the error.
    *********************************************************
    Приветствую. Помогите разобраться. Нужно поставить Xposed на Meizy m3 note.
    Сделала рут через настройки, в настройках безопасности есть кнопка "root".
    Но не могу активировать xposed. Пробовала разные версии, не получается никак. Прикрепляю фото ошибки.
    @YanaMur

    As courtesy, I've translated your post above. With reference to rule no. 4 of the XDA Forum Rules, please post in English or add at least an English translation to your Russian posts. Thanks for your cooperation!
    4. Use the English language.

    We understand that with all the different nationalities, not everyone speaks English well, but please try. If you're really unable to post in English, use an online translator. You're free to include your original message in your own language, below the English translation. (This rule covers your posts, profile entries and signature). You could try :- https://translate.google.com/ or https://www.babelfish.com/ or use one of your choice.

    Regards
    Oswald Boelcke
    Senior Moderator
    The forum rules require your posts to be posted in English at the top of your post. You can still post in your native language but the English must be at the top of your post and then below that you can post in your native language.
    @Droidriven Just a very small request. Please only report such posts! This will allow us to immediately add a translation as courtesy to the benefit of all users; and we'll simultaneously make aware about the rules. Tanks very much for your cooperation.
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    ....snip...

    In the practice it's impossible to have a Samsung Q ROM for a Samsung device that official support stopped at Nougat, or at least I have never seen that. The most I could see is one and only one major update, of course may I totally wrong but never saw more than one update not supported officially.
    Funny you should chose Samsung for you example, my previous / spare device device is a Samsung S4 from 2013, which had official support stop at Lollipop (ie android 5, 2 before Nougat). There is an unofficial ROM using the blobs from the last official release for a current LineageOS 18.1 (ie R, ie Android 11), so that is the next version of android past Q. There is also talk of people starting builds of android 12 for this device. So it is very possible, but it also goes beyond the issue of manufacturers releasing the full source.

    I used to build ROMs from source for this device and a few other even older devices (and released here on XDA), which were well beyond the last official versions released by the manufacturer (from jelly bean to lollipop I think on another). That is one of the reasons for using/building custom ROMs on older devices. ie to upgrade your android version beyond official manufacturer support. To enable building these ROMs, more than just the Kernel needs to be attained. The example I gave a link for is simply just one case I found in a single web search. If you read the article, it actually talks of samsung releasing their source quickly, which I would assume is the full source of the ROM, but not the source for proprietary hardware drivers.
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    Can you please add more info on what you are saying? Those words mean nothing to me. " erasing caches through recovery" "logs are good"
    I guess "mean nothing to me" it really means that you are unfamiliar with.

    You may need to read something like these:
    - https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/boot-your-oneplus-5-5t-into-recovery-fastboot-mode-0182576/
    - https://krispitech.com/oneplus-5-wipe-cache-partition/
    - https://nerdschalk.com/how-to-keep-track-of-battery-drain-information-on-android/
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    Got a Droid Turbo with LineageOS recovery, only seen as offline, even with a 'factory' cord. Data and system were wiped to try to start anew, but the unexpected offline condition prevents any side loading. Any tips on how to remove the offline condition? My apologies if this is the wrong forum.
    It seemed better to answer you in this thread.
    Hi. :)

    I do not have the device and do not know your setup, so generic answer. ;)
    • Some devices have issues with USB ports, best to use a USB 2.0 port.
      Also try a different USB port and/or USB cable.
      If it is a USB-C to USB-C cable, try switching it (End B to computer, End A to device.)​
    • Windows - Make sure you have the correct (additional) drivers installed for the device when is in fastboot mode.
    • linux - Make sure you have access to USB.
      Depending on the linux distro you are running..
      Make sure the device is set in your udev-dev-rules and you (user) are part of the plugdev group.
      adb might be able to connect, that is a different connection than fastboot.​
    • macOS - Normally works out of the box once platform-tools are installed.

    Hope something above helps. 🙃

    Maybe another member (who knows more about the issue you are running into) is willing to help. :D


    Cheers. :cowboy:

    PS.
    For anyone who is looking for the official link. :whistle:
    SDK Platform Tools - developer.android - WebSite - Link
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    Hi, I'm having a problem with my phones battery.

    I have a OnePlus 5T. Had it for more than 3 years, everything's been fine. Since yesterday I've noticed two problems:
    - First, most google applications don't work: Google search bar, weather, calendar; but others work: gmail, maps.
    - Second, the battery is being drained extremely fast. I have the app Accubattery installed and it says that on average it's draining at 775mA (891mA with screen on and 637mA with screen off). The phone app also says that most of the battery usage comes from Google.


    Are these things related? Is there anything I can do? Tried restarting the phone but it's the same still. I don't want to do a factory reset unless I'm sure it can fix the issue.
    Try first erasing caches through recovery, some devices can't deal properly with too much trash getting space more and more through years.

    I would recommend not to using nothing similar to a battery manager app, they may cause more harm than good trying to constantly monitoring and waking up the device.

    Also, every time more, the apps demand an increasing battery consumption, specially when the firmware get slightly old, newer Android version seem to fix that because they're pairing better the updates. Devices get old through years and battery also get old.

    No way to sure you that formatting data can solve the issue, but probably no better method to firmly know if the issue comes by this side.

    Of course, logs are good to reveal the culprit.

    Regards the stock updates, when they stopped some custom ROMs can help, I don't want to recommend that, but it's real, custom ROM give a second life (an extended one) to any device. I have a device from 2016 and although my battery is at 85% health still reach a complete day. Stock support stopped on nougat, my device get custom support at Android 11, Android 11 manages better the apps (that anyway get updated constantly) than Nougat does, this could be the reason behind.
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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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    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