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    I have an Redmi Note 5, and i want a custom rom without gapps, and if possible focused in privacy and security, i only find Custom Rom's for Redmi note 5 Pro, anyone can tell me a rom please?

    There was some confusion around these two devices, first released was the Redmi 5 Plus for only China but then globally, for other regions received the Redmi Note 5 name and Xiaomi released after a similar device slightly more powered also and to try to solve that mistake they rebranded the second device as Redmi Note 5 Pro.

    First off identify wich is your device:

    - Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 Plus has a Snapdragon 625 and just one camera (Codename: Vince), this is the general thread for it: https://forum.xda-developers.com/c/xiaomi-redmi-note-5-5-plus.7415/

    - Redmi Note 5 Pro has a Snapdragon 636 and two rear cameras (Codename Whyred), this is the thread for: https://forum.xda-developers.com/c/xiaomi-redmi-note-5-pro.7419/
     

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    There was some confusion around these two devices, first released was the Redmi 5 Plus for only China but then globally, for other regions received the Redmi Note 5 name and Xiaomi released after a similar device slightly more powered also and to try to solve that mistake they rebranded the second device as Redmi Note 5 Pro.

    First off identify wich is your device:

    - Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 Plus has a Snapdragon 625 and just one camera (Codename: Vince), this is the general thread for it: https://forum.xda-developers.com/c/xiaomi-redmi-note-5-5-plus.7415/

    - Redmi Note 5 Pro has a Snapdragon 636 and two rear cameras (Codename Whyred), this is the thread for: https://forum.xda-developers.com/c/xiaomi-redmi-note-5-pro.7419/

    This actually helped a lot, i didn't know about that, so i discovered that my phone is a 5 Pro, in cpu doesn't show the name, only that is a octa-core 1.80 GHz, but i found the model (M1803E7SG), i discovered that my phone has a snapdragon 636 so it's a Pro (I know that i could just check by the camera, but i want to be sure to don't brick my phone).
    Thanks i'll try to install a new rom now.
     

    charliediep0

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    What would be the specific stock firmware needed for my Samsung Galaxy S10+? It has a model number of SM-G975U and is Unlocked with no carrier. I need to flash a stock ROM with ODIN, but I’m afraid I will use the wrong ROM and brick my phone.

    Unfortunately my phone is stuck on boot and I cannot check within the Settngs panel I tried checking the CSC in the Download mode but it doesn’t show there either.
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    jibbu156

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    So, i'm trying to install twrp in my phone to install LineageOS, but, i tried in a windows computer and seems that worked, but when i reboot and press volume up and power button, it seems like isn't installed, so i tried in my Manjaro computer, and i shows waiting for device and nothing happens, what sould i do?
     

    SubwayChamp

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    So, i'm trying to install twrp in my phone to install LineageOS, but, i tried in a windows computer and seems that worked, but when i reboot and press volume up and power button, it seems like isn't installed, so i tried in my Manjaro computer, and i shows waiting for device and nothing happens, what sould i do?

    First off I guess you did unlock bootloader.
    If the message in fastboot is OK then TWRP was flashed.
    Try either flashing TWRP through fastboot and then boot to it through commands (not using hardware buttons) or just boot to it through commands and then flash it through same TWRP.

    Copy this zip to your SDcard https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=674106145207491204 you might need to flash it in order to reboot to system (it depends in the TWRP version).

    As per Manjaro not detecting device is an issue with the adb and fastboot probably not properly installed assuming that you -again- did all the process required till here, I mean enable OEM unlock, bind your Mi account, unlock bootloader through MiFlash Unlock tool and check if after some reboot USB debugging was not deactivated.
     
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    SubwayChamp

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    What would be the specific stock firmware needed for my Samsung Galaxy S10+? It has a model number of SM-G975U and is Unlocked with no carrier. I need to flash a stock ROM with ODIN, but I’m afraid I will use the wrong ROM and brick my phone.

    Unfortunately my phone is stuck on boot and I cannot check within the Settngs panel I tried checking the CSC in the Download mode but it doesn’t show there either.View attachment 5231705

    You can find the current build number in the top of the screen recovery.
     

    MattP410

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    I'm sorry to say this, and I might be wrong (where did you get the app from?), but if it's malware you might have to factory reset
    Okay, so I got the zip(s) from a Google Drive account that belongs to Sunchai Paejaroenchai. From what I could gather he appears to be a developer of the Dolby Magisk module, unless I'm mistaken. Two of the zips failed, but one was successful according to the Magisk logs. Where do you think the software would've ended up? I can't find it anywhere. Is there a possibility of getting ahold of Sunchai? Or could it have said it was successful and didn't install it anywhere after all, and I'm just paranoid? I've had volume issues since I did it; I'm relatively sure of this.
     

    erdest

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    Hi guys,
    I'm planning to upgrade an old tablet kernel + android from Kernel 3.0.8 Android 4.0.4 to Kernel 4.10 with Android Oreo Go. What's the best way to do it? i managed to extract the kernel from bootimg and as far as i understood i'll have to apply patch by patch and fix bugs one by one when they come out.
    What's the best way to prceed? i've found https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ with all the patches and changelogs but it's like 835 patches in total.
    It's my first attempt to do something like this and i've been watching a few guides on the forum.
    The thing is that most of them try to start from someone else kernel that, sadly, it isn't available for my device both because it's old and because it's an almost unknown tablet brend ( the rom was impossible to find and i had to extract all the partitions to make the corresponding .img files)
    Another question before i go forward with my project. If i have the partitions backup will it save my tablet if i brick it? i mean if something goes wrong with boot partition can I put back the partition backup i made and restore it to default?
     

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    Hello.can someone find me a way to change textra app name to messages name?i just want when opening textra app,to appear "messages" instread of "textra"!Thanks for possible help.
     

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    Have been working on this for a day now, either can't find the right firmware or this device is trash
    IMG_6707.jpg IMG_6706.jpg

    the only files that actually work with odin and passes is but it still freezes on starting android loading bar

    AP_G930UUESBCTA3_CL14970140_QB29082968_REV02_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT_meta.tar
    BL_G930UUESBCTA3_CL14970140_QB29082968_REV02_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar
    CP_G930UUESBCTA3_CP15071626_CL14970140_QB29082968_REV02_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar
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    SubwayChamp

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    Have been working on this for a day now, either can't find the right firmware or this device is trash
    IMG_6707.jpg IMG_6706.jpg

    the only files that actually work with odin and passes is but it still freezes on starting android loading bar

    AP_G930UUESBCTA3_CL14970140_QB29082968_REV02_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT_meta.tar
    BL_G930UUESBCTA3_CL14970140_QB29082968_REV02_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar
    CP_G930UUESBCTA3_CP15071626_CL14970140_QB29082968_REV02_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar
    CSC_OYM_G930UOYMBCTA3_CL14970140_QB29082968_REV02_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar
    HOME_CSC_OYM_G930UOYMBCTA3_CL14970140_QB29082968_REV02_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar

    Check which CSC you downloaded, most likely the XAA will work (it´s the default firmware for US unbranded devices), also the XAS and BST might work, assuming that you enabled before OEM unlock toggle (not to unlock it).

    i recommend that you firstly go to recovery stock, then wipe cache, then format data/factory reset, then reboot to bootloader (download) and for the CSC tab choose CSC_OYM file.
     
    Hello, i want to ask for some help, so i have accidentally misupdated my android driver with an adb interface driver for computer, now when i debugging my device to the computer, it is listed in "universal serial bus devices" not in "other devices" anymore, it is a problem because i wanted to install google camera for my phone, but now my phone can't stand in fastboot mode anymore, it always asked me to shutdown my phone.

    I have tried updating it with the universal driver i got from the internet, but it always show me "the folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device" i'm sure this driver was compatible before, because i have tried it before i misupdated my android driver.

    Any help will be appreciated, and i'm sorry for my bad english, thanks.
     

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    Hey all, trying to install TWRP on my Mi a2 running android 10 (Android one) the phone had been unlocked since about 2019, and the dev mod is enabled if that matters. I got the app but every time I hit TWRP flash, the app is crashing.

    I did have this installed before, but I think its no longer installed because I had to do a factory reset a lil while ago. when I go into recovery (up vol and power) I got a lil android with its chest open and a red exclamation mark and it says "No command" and nothing more (that seems odd to me...) but yeah pretty sure this is an indicator TWRP did not survive my factory reset. sorry if this is worded poorly, took some sleeping medication last night and feeling on the groggy side.
     
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    Hey guy! Still trying to work out an anomaly after flashing a Dolby zip that caused me issues. The developer of my ROM verified that a dsp folder was cooked into the ROM. This dsp folder contains several Dolby related files. Can anybody verify that these belong in a standard dsp folder? I asked the dev, but he stopped responding to me. Thank you!
     

    DragonFire1024

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    Is anyone else having trouble with Google discover not being able to refresh? Apparently it is due to a sign in issue which as far as I know there isn't one. I've checked over my accounts cleaned up a couple of devices that aren't used anymore and removed them. At first I thought it was an issue with the device because I had to do a factory reset. But I just did a basic wipe of the data and what not. I didn't reflash the ROM or reflash any Gapps. I stopped thinking it was specific to this device when I went outside with my cell phone and was smoking a cigarette and realized it was not working on the cell phone either. As the moment I only have a tablet and a cell phone that I can check and neither of them have discover working.
     

    SubwayChamp

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    Hello, i want to ask for some help, so i have accidentally misupdated my android driver with an adb interface driver for computer, now when i debugging my device to the computer, it is listed in "universal serial bus devices" not in "other devices" anymore, it is a problem because i wanted to install google camera for my phone, but now my phone can't stand in fastboot mode anymore, it always asked me to shutdown my phone.

    I have tried updating it with the universal driver i got from the internet, but it always show me "the folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device" i'm sure this driver was compatible before, because i have tried it before i misupdated my android driver.

    Any help will be appreciated, and i'm sorry for my bad english, thanks.

    Update it is not always the better, some times they need to be removed, better now would be start with a fresh install, I would recommend that you uninstall all the remained drivers, check if there is some old drivers even for other devices that you actually don´t use and..

    Install this https://adbdriver.com/downloads/ and this https://gsmusbdrivers.com/download/android-qualcomm-usb-driver/ both are generic but in case you need proprietary drivers from OEM here you have a collection of drivers.
     

    SubwayChamp

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    Hey all, trying to install TWRP on my Mi a2 running android 10 (Android one) the phone had been unlocked since about 2019, and the dev mod is enabled if that matters. I got the app but every time I hit TWRP flash, the app is crashing.

    I did have this installed before, but I think its no longer installed because I had to do a factory reset a lil while ago. when I go into recovery (up vol and power) I got a lil android with its chest open and a red exclamation mark and it says "No command" and nothing more (that seems odd to me...) but yeah pretty sure this is an indicator TWRP did not survive my factory reset. sorry if this is worded poorly, took some sleeping medication last night and feeling on the groggy side.

    Boot to TWRP through fastboot then flash it through TWRP itself, some TWRPs have the script needed to permanently fix it in the boot parttition, this device doesn´t have a dedicated recovery partition so some changes you make in the boot partition can affect TWRP.
     
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    charliediep0

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    Hello all,

    I'm trying to flash a stock rom to my Samsung Galaxy S10+ using Odin v3.14.1 but it shows me this message:

    "Please be sure to delete your google account (samsung account) before downloading the binary. it is not possible to use the device without unlocking. Changing the partition without unlocking will cause problems."

    My phone is soft bricked, and I cannot unlock my phone at all. nor remove my google account from my phone thru the settings menu. What are the consequences of going ahead with flashing the stock ROM on here? I'm trying to save my personal data on this device, and trying my best to avoid a full factory reset and wiping everything.


    For context, The first time I flashed with Odin v3.13.1 it failed halfway and gave me this error screen. I think this error meant that my phone was bricked hard. So I decided to unplug my phone and soft reset it.

    813D250C-6F27-4729-B18E-8139F9110047.jpeg


    The second time I tried flashing I encountered this error screen while trying to flash with Odin v3.13.1, but I've seen people recommend using another computer and flashing again. I used a spare laptop but it failed again.

    E8F62A3F-05A9-4997-BB28-113D62D72804.jpeg


    Now I’m contemplating using the newer version of Odin, v3.14.1 and trying once more, which brings us back to the beginning of this post. Will it even make a difference? Something tells me I made things far worse than before...
     
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      Bro how can i directly contact you i am not undrstnding cuz i am new to oneplus .. and my android version is still 10.0.12
      Hi
      I don't know what you are talking about here or who you are replying to.
      In the future, please use the reply option when replying to someone. That way the person you are replying to will get a notification. Also, someone like me coming across your post can click on what you are replying to and go back to see the conversation and might be able to jump in to help.
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      One last thing that I want to ask you, 'does the version of bootloader, affects whether what you flash will be supported or not, I mean earlier I was on ZUI 1.9 and TWRP 3.5, at that time anything I flashed didn't work, now I am on ZUI 2.5 and TWRP 3.4 and the few things I have tried are working (I am afraid of doing too much)??
      Well, you had the better answer regarding bootloader. I just can add to it that the issue that you had was not linked exclusively to the bootloader but the firmware itself cause a minimal set of partitions need to be updated in order that this or that custom ROM can work properly or can even boot.
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      Thank you, I'll see for it, but do you think that restoring to latest firmware solve my problem even after the IMEI number got erased!!

      IMEI is rarely really erased, it is overwritten by blank values (null).
      What the stock ROM can do depends on the level of damage that qfil did in this specific partition but always is possible to recover it with the proper tool.
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      You mean I should search the keywords like IMEI restore tool!!
      Yes. Also read about what QPST/qfil can do, If I don´t remember bad it also has this feature in-built.
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      Yes, there are ROMs for my device, and I tried them, but even after being flashed successfully, each of them are giving blue screen after the zuk logo comes before booting to anything, I don't know, I flashed my device again and currently it is the start of the setup screen (I can't set it up because the screen is totally shattered and I will get it changed when I'd be allowed to go out), and I am not going to do anything to it till I get the screen replaced, but I am just not able to figure out why I see the blue screen after flashing any custom ROM via TWRP, whereas the Chinese version for ZUI worked, since you just told me about what I could have done with IMEI partition, I will check it via adb or fastboot commands (last time it was blank), its feeling like I am stuck with single ROM only.

      Well, as I said you previously the Chinese ROM is not friendly to switch to other due to the incompatibility of the drivers used in the firmware that comes with a specific display for the Chinese region, this may be the reason why now there´s nothing projecting onto display and about that, Why do you think that the screen needs to be replaced, it could be due to the reason mentioned or in the process to reassemble the device some part got disconnected as a sort of false contact.
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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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      leads to new users being afraid to ask questions!

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

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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..

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