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    So it's there a way to successfully install a custom recovery on Oxygen Is open beta 3? All my attempts have failed. Bootloader already unlocked. Adb and fastboot commands work. Fastboot boot recovery makes the phone screen change to the fastboot mode black and white screen but just hangs there. While there fastboot commands still work.

    You should need to boot to that custom recovery through fastboot and then install it from there, if your device doesn´t have a recovery partition then this custom recovery has to be prepared to flash it and replace just the ramdisk to fix it permanently.

    Always is good to add to the post the device model and some link from where you did get the mentioned file.
     
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    My Lenovo Tab3 8 tb3-850f stuck in bootloop.

    I unlocked bootloader, no problem.
    Installed TWRP, no problem.
    But I mounted the system as read-write, and as this guide says, it can cause bootloop.
    My tablet is stuck on the Lenovo logo. Button combinations doesn't work. Then I pressed Volume Up and Power, same problem, but the adb said device, so I could enter Recovery mode. I factory resetted device, flashed a system image, but only system.img (not from this website, because in this post I can't download the stock rom from the link, becasue I need permission to view it), same problem.

    How can I solve it? Any help is good!

    PS: If my english is bad then sorry
    UPDATE 1: If I plug the device in, it will stuck on the charging is starting logo (with hourglass), and won't show the percentage

    This is not for your model? https://firmwarefile.com/lenovo-tab-3-8-tb3-850f if so you could flash it through SP Flash tool
     
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    You should need to boot to that custom recovery through fastboot and then install it from there, if your device doesn´t have a recovery partition then this custom recovery has to be prepared to flash it and replace just the ramdisk to fix it permanently.

    Always is good to add to the post the device model and some link from where you did get the mentioned file.

    Sorry thought I was in my device specific forum. It's a oneplus 7 pro.
     

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    Sorry thought I was in my device specific forum. It's a oneplus 7 pro.
    I have an OP7. I do not use OOS though,but from what I've heard this is an issue with encryption. Custom recovery can only be flashed in the OB's if you're decrypted.
    Again, just what I've been told. Although I'm pretty sure this is accurate.
     

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    Yes, it is. But how I can use SP Flash Tool? I press download, but nothing happens. What mode should I put it? Fastboot? Recovery? And how to be sure it is detecting my tablet?

    You have to put it in download mode, usually it´s enough with powering off device and connecting it to the PC, some models need to press either the vol down or vol up same time that you connect it to the PC.

    Prior to try anything open and run SP Flash tool as administrator, then plug device to the PC and pay attention to the sound from the PC and you´ll see some message from the tool itself giving you some signal that is connected.
     
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    Tried that one but I just tried it again just now. Still just hangs. I had twrp installed on open beta 2 and after I updated to open beta 3 is when I started having this issue.
    I've just talked to multiple people to verify. It is definitely an encryption issue. You must be decrypted. Not gonna work any other way with OOS 11 for the 7 series at this point. Works fine on custom a11 roms however.
     

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    Tried that one but I just tried it again just now. Still just hangs. I had twrp installed on open beta 2 and after I updated to open beta 3 is when I started having this issue.

    That thread mentioned in the step 5 to flash Magisk in order to can reboot again, did you try it?
     

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    I can't flash anything because twrp never loads. That's what has me going in circles. And I previously had everything working fine before I updated. I probably should have just flashed the update in recovery.

    Oh no. this is totally different, if you though just in update it you should flash it over the old version.

    Anyway I think that Orange Fox will ease your way https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/unofficial-recovery-orangefox-recovery-project-22-07-20.4126261/
     
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      Situation:


      I have the firmware file "G530FZXXS1BSB2_G530FZXEF1BSB2_G530FZXXS1BQC4_HOME.tar.md5" I used to flash the BL with. Afaik, no separate AP or HOME_CSC files exist. This is all I could get from scouring the internet.

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      You mean G530FZXXS1BSB2 or G530FZXEF1BSB2 or G530FZXXS1BQC4 so they´re different firmwares, the first two are for different regions: XXS and XEF and the third is a different revision (lower) than the first being both XXS but it´s BQC4 against BSB2.

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      Second; if the tar it´s not splited on 4, 5 or more files then you could take a look on it and see what it contains, if there is not userdata and/or CSC file you can flash it using AP box in Odin and won´t erase your userdata.
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      Greetings Community,
      I have a Samsung S8 Active and after a bit of research couldn't find one custom rom for the active variant of the the S8. Is the active the same internally and thus can take the same rom?

      Some of the models or variants grouped into Snapdragon and the others into Exynos share similarities although their differences on radio, modem specifics and some of them being a dual SIM model, with minimal modifications they should work on most of them but the reason why you don´t see your model listed as compatible with this or that ROM is that the bootloader can´t be unlocked as happens too with other models (although it could be some exploit in some specific revisions) this discourages developers.

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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!

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      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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      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.

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      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'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

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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.

      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?

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