• Introducing XDA Computing: Discussion zones for Hardware, Software, and more!    Check it out!
Search This thread

immortalneo

Senior Member
Jan 25, 2011
4,423
1,941
Malappuram, Kerala
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



These people also have the right to use the banner below:
Newbie%20Thread%20Sign.gif


Just add this code to your signature:
HTML:
[URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2257421"][IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41066660/Newbie%20Thread%20Sign.gif[/IMG][/URL]
 
Last edited:

thailinh.bui

Member
Jun 15, 2021
9
0
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



These people also have the right to use the banner below:
Newbie%20Thread%20Sign.gif


Just add this code to your signature:
HTML:
[URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2257421"][IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41066660/Newbie%20Thread%20Sign.gif[/IMG][/URL]
HI EVERYONE!
I want to flash new rom for my phone (Wiko View Max). But it isn't support twrp or cwm. Is there any way that I can flash my new rom for my phone?
Btw, I also wanna convert my file rom: .xz (.img.xz) into .zip file.
That it's.
Thanks for reading this!
 
Last edited:

SubwayChamp

Senior Member
Aug 6, 2016
2,942
2
1,298
HI EVERYONE!
I want to flash new rom for my phone (Wiko View Max). But it isn't support twrp or cwm. Is there any way that I can flash my new rom for my phone?
Btw, I also wanna convert my file rom: .xz (.img.xz) into .zip file.
That it's.
Thanks for reading this!
If you are looking for a GSI to flash onto your device then if it the file comes in xz format you can uncompress it using 7zip and after that the image inside is to flash it through fastboot, no need to convert it in zip format.
 
  • Like
Reactions: thailinh.bui

furquim97

New member
Jun 16, 2021
2
0
Is there any way to move apps or app data to the SD card using root or something like this on Android 11? I've tried partitioning my SD Card and using Link2SD as I've seen people suggesting but I have not been able to make it work.

Thanks in advance.
 

DiamondJohn

Recognized Contributor
Aug 31, 2013
5,533
5,267
Sydney
Is there any way to move apps or app data to the SD card using root or something like this on Android 11? I've tried partitioning my SD Card and using Link2SD as I've seen people suggesting but I have not been able to make it work.
that sounds right up the Magisk path.

Alternatively, shell commands may succeed where your UI apps have failed. Many years ago I had a boot script (from XDA) that swapped the whole of my 0.5GB data partition with a 3GB partition on the sdcard. And that was well before Magisk.

I dont need to do it, so you will need to either do it yourself, or maybe ask on the magisk thread if anyone has done or knows of similar. I know the Vanced module reoplaces the youtube APK, so thats the app half to get you started.
 
Last edited:

furquim97

New member
Jun 16, 2021
2
0
that sounds right up the Magisk path.

Alternatively, shell commands may succeed where your UI apps have failed. Many years ago I had a boot script (from XDA) that swapped the whole of my 0.5GB data partition with a 3GB partition on the sdcard. And that was well before Magisk.

I dont need to do it, so you will need to either do it yourself, or maybe ask on the magisk thread if anyone has done or knows of similar. I know the Vanced module reoplaces the youtube APK, so thats the app half to get you started.
I'm getting an error saying that my SD Card is "read-only" when trying to use Link2SD
 

kon123132

Member
Jun 16, 2021
7
0
Hi everyone,my mom did something to her phone ( NOKIA 3.4) and now the phone has a password wich no one knows what it is.Also doesnt remember gmail password.... So when i enter recovery mode there are only 3 options I dont know what to do really, usd debugger cant be turned on cuz the phone i locked, bootloader is locked.Any help will be really appreciated.
 

Fytdyh

Senior Member
Aug 17, 2015
321
101
Hi everyone,my mom did something to her phone ( NOKIA 3.4) and now the phone has a password wich no one knows what it is.Also doesnt remember gmail password.... So when i enter recovery mode there are only 3 options I dont know what to do really, usd debugger cant be turned on cuz the phone i locked, bootloader is locked.Any help will be really appreciated.
First, the images are blurry and hard to read. make better photos or write what it says.

second, in such case, your best bet would be to take the phone in service, since there isn't something you can do on your own, given you lack USB debugging.
 
  • Like
Reactions: konqvihur4444

konqvihur4444

New member
Jun 17, 2021
1
0
First, the images are blurry and hard to read. make better photos or write what it says.

second, in such case, your best bet would be to take the phone in service, since there isn't something you can do on your own, given you lack USB debugging.
Hi, Im using another account because Im at work now.When I enter recovery it shows me only 3 options
-------
Reboot system
Enter Fastboot
Power off
------
system api : 3
---------
I told my mom to take the phone to a service.They told her that its pretty easy problem to fix and they wont do it, cuz they have a lot of work....... She doesnt care if the data is lost, she just want to use the phone again.
Any help will be really appreciated.
 

ajay.kumar_sangwan

New member
Jun 17, 2021
1
0
hello everyone, I installed arrow 11 OS in Moto G5s Plus, and I got an update today and it's installing for the past 6 hrs. i don't know what to do, please reply fast.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20210617_151702.jpg
    IMG_20210617_151702.jpg
    1.3 MB · Views: 6
  • IMG_20210617_151659.jpg
    IMG_20210617_151659.jpg
    330.2 KB · Views: 6

SubwayChamp

Senior Member
Aug 6, 2016
2,942
2
1,298
hello everyone, I installed arrow 11 OS in Moto G5s Plus, and I got an update today and it's installing for the past 6 hrs. i don't know what to do, please reply fast.
The arrow most likely looks like something in the heaven and it reveals nothing of the issue, you can check instead within the TWRP logs or if you are transferring/sideloading it from the PC then you could find something by there checking in the terminal message, if it is an OTA update then it is particularly up to the ROM development itself.
 

SubwayChamp

Senior Member
Aug 6, 2016
2,942
2
1,298
Hi, Im using another account because Im at work now.When I enter recovery it shows me only 3 options
-------
Reboot system
Enter Fastboot
Power off
------
system api : 3
---------
I told my mom to take the phone to a service.They told her that its pretty easy problem to fix and they wont do it, cuz they have a lot of work....... She doesnt care if the data is lost, she just want to use the phone again.
Any help will be really appreciated.
The image you posted previously say things different than what you are transcribing here, in the fastbootd mode you had the option to boot to recovery, do that; go to recovery, from there you would find an option to factory reset/format data.
 

kon123132

Member
Jun 16, 2021
7
0
The image you posted previously say things different than what you are transcribing here, in the fastbootd mode you had the option to boot to recovery, do that; go to recovery, from there you would find an option to factory reset/format data.
Hi click on the photo and it will open up the other photos.There you can see that in recovery only 3 options are dipslayed.Only
Reboot system
Enter Fastboot
Power off
 
Last edited:

SubwayChamp

Senior Member
Aug 6, 2016
2,942
2
1,298
Hi click on the photo and it will open up the other photos.There you can see that in recovery only 3 options are dipslayed.Only
Reboot system
Enter Fastboot
Power off
Do you mean that from the fastbootd (read well) mode you did go to recovery menu and this was what you found?
Did you try to go to bootloader from fastbootd mode?
And additionally go to fastboot mode from the recovery menu? (check the differences)
The idea is that fastbootd mode would offers different thing that fastboot mode option.
Do you have bootloader unlocked? (I don´t think but just in case.
 
Q1: Why doesn't the Samsung A20e have its own thread, but rather has some topics mixed inside the Samsung A20, without any indication of which part of the stuff for the Samsung A20 also work for the A20e, if the case? It's like the Samsung A20e isn't even considered a "real" Samsung phone...

Q2: recommended camera software for a Samsung A20e or for a generic Samsung device ...? I am running Lineage 18.1 GSI.
 

kon123132

Member
Jun 16, 2021
7
0
Do you mean that from the fastbootd (read well) mode you did go to recovery menu and this was what you found?
Did you try to go to bootloader from fastbootd mode?
And additionally go to fastboot mode from the recovery menu? (check the differences)
The idea is that fastbootd mode would offers different thing that fastboot mode option.
Do you have bootloader unlocked? (I don´t think but just in case.
Do you mean that from the fastbootd (read well) mode you did go to recovery menu and this was what you found?
Exactly.
 

kon123132

Member
Jun 16, 2021
7
0
Do you mean that from the fastbootd (read well) mode you did go to recovery menu and this was what you found?
Did you try to go to bootloader from fastbootd mode?
And additionally go to fastboot mode from the recovery menu? (check the differences)
The idea is that fastbootd mode would offers different thing that fastboot mode option.
Do you have bootloader unlocked? (I don´t think but just in case.
Yes thats what it shows when i go from fastbootd mode to recovery menu. I doesnt matter how I open recovery it only display these 3 options.Boot loader is also locked
.... SORRY FOR THE SPAM. Dont know how to delete messages.
 

SubwayChamp

Senior Member
Aug 6, 2016
2,942
2
1,298
Yes thats what it shows when i go from fastbootd mode to recovery menu. I doesnt matter how I open recovery it only display these 3 options.Boot loader is also locked
.... SORRY FOR THE SPAM. Dont know how to delete messages.
No need to open multiple replies, you can respond just exactly where you want cutting down the text.

Well, it´s strange that the format data/factory reset isn´t an option but to get worst the things it´s an A/B device that doesn´t use exactly a recovery with all the features due to the lack of recovery partition.

Try with this tool what you can do with https://technastic.com/flash-stock-rom-nokia-ost-tool/ I know it could need USB debugging to be activated and bootloader to be locked usually was that way, check if it is the case.

If not then the last resort prior to take it to a service centre would be "Nokia 3.4 EDL mode flkashing methods", search this way and you´d find some tutorials in YT and more sites.
 

Provided

Senior Member
Sep 9, 2017
54
6
Motorola One Vision
Hey! So I am in the process of rooting my phone (Motorola One Vision)
I've unlocked the bootloader and am following a tutorial to flash certain things to root it.
So far everything has been clear, like flash vbmeta_something.img
but the next step is to just flash magisk. since im still in twrp, does this mean the .apk? or the .zip of the github source code
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 1
    So I'm trying to determine the reason for frequent crashes/forced restarts on my new moto g power 2020 running stock Android 10. I review the logcat after every crash (used adp to allow an app to read them). There's so many entries at the time of the crash that it's really hard to parse what exactly caused the issue, because there's no consistency to when the crashes happen and the logs are showing different errors every time. The only pattern I've noticed is a lot of Java related errors but I have no idea if that's indictive of the issue or the result of it.

    What exactly should I be looking for each time?

    And to be clear I'm not just trying to fix the phone I want to diagnose whats going on first before I do any resets.

    I'm not sure that your logs can catch the cause. If there's a kernel panic, there won't be time to write anything to the logs, but something less severe might leave some clues before everything goes down. If you're having a lot of Java errors, if may be because of a misbehaving app? I'm no expert, so I could be wrong.
    Last kmsg has the log from the previous run, as such it is what is most commonly used to diagnose random reboots. It often catches what happened just before the reboot, and hence often what happened to cause the reboot. Because its what happened on gthe previous boot, and is persistant through the reboot, there is no need to catch the log before the reboot, just capture it after the crash, on the next boot.
    1
    Yes, that is correct, but their post implies(simply because it can't be done otherwise) that the device is rooted and that the user wants to convert a root using user app into a system app. That being the potential case, if they are rooted and do indeed move the root using user app to system, they will, by default, need to enable permissions for the app to now function as a root using app in system.

    At the same time, if they aren't rooted, then, by default, they can't write to system in the first place.

    I understand what you said, I'm just wondering what your specific point was.
    You are mixing up the terms between "root" and "system". They are not interchangeable terms, and one of my points is that people are using the terms interchangeably. And hence the assumption that by making it a system app they somehow have gained root permissions.,

    If you grant root to an app while it is a user app, then convert it to a system app, the root permission will stick (untested, but pretty sure), as magisk assigns root by the app id, which does not change when it is converted to a system app.,
    1
    Ive got a Samsung Frontier 3, sm-r760 (R760XXU2BQH1), its on Tizen 2.3.2.4, is there a newer version I can install? Thanks in advance guys, any help with this will be very much appreciated
    Simple Google search for:

    "Samsung gear S3 sm r760 firmware download"

    Would have gotten you the latest update as below:
    1
    Hi, kind of new here but I read the instructions. So I am running into a problem while installing any rom, when I tried to install the pixelexperience rom on my redmi note 4, it worked out fine and I used for a month or 2. But I was forced to restore my device with a backup I made after installing the rom because I think I downloaded a virus of some sort and my device just wouldn't respond. However, after restoring I got an error message extracttarfork() process ended with error=255. I just clicked reboot and it worked fine, but my phone wouldn't recognize my sim card or any wifi networks, not a wifi or sim card error, but a phone error. I searched for many articles and one article said formatting data might help, so I did that and my backup was gone, so I had to download the pixelexperience rom and flash it again. Now when I got into setup, the phone still wouldn't recognize my sim card or wifi. I tried formating data again both through format data and advanced wipe, and tried installing the corvus os. after flashing the rom and clicking on reboot I got a message saying "no os installed, are you sre you want to reboot?" I clicked yes and the corvus boot animation showed up but it went into a boot loop. after sometime however it did start but again the phone couldn't detect my sim card or any wifi network. after this I tried flashing a stock miui rom but when I click format data I got a failed to mount /system error. I tried changing the system file system to ext2 and then to ext4 and then I was able to format data but now the sd card folder is completely empty and when I tried sideloading the stock miui rom It worked but its stuck in bootloop. This is where I am right now and I'm trying to use mi's miui rom flashing tool but I don't know if that would work and I'd love to know if there is any way to fix this problem or there is no way and I have to take my phone to a service centre. I'd hate having to go to the service center because I like using custom roms butI have no clue about what I'm doing, so any help would be appreciated.
    You should need to restore other partitions like dtbo, persist, vendor depending on what led your device to this state.

    Which model do you have? MTK or Qualcomm based?
    1
    ok, so what exactly should I do?
    should I try flashing a vendor zip?
    sorry I'm new to this.
    If the last you did was flashing a custom ROM don't wipe something for now.

    Try this fixes in this order, one-by-one, and then try to reboot:
    - Flash the persist partition.
    - Flash the vendor partition (from the last stock ROM)
    - Flash the latest firmware.
    All the above, you can do it over your installed custom ROM.
    - And if nothing fixes, then flash the latest stock Miui ROM through EDL mode that will serve as based for any custom ROM.
    This last you have to do it wiping every thing or let that Mi Flash tool wipe everything selecting "Flash formatting data" be careful to not relock the bootloader although for older devices it can be re-unlocked instantly.

    From there you can start again...
  • 378
    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



    These people also have the right to use the banner below:
    Newbie%20Thread%20Sign.gif


    Just add this code to your signature:
    HTML:
    [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2257421"][IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41066660/Newbie%20Thread%20Sign.gif[/IMG][/URL]
    110
    Reserved

    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.

    3. Do not use this thread to increase your post count! The Off-Topic forum is the place for that.

    4. Do a simple search of this thread before asking to see if your question has been asked previously.

    5. If your question has not received an answer after a few hours, please be patient. Someone will answer you shortly. If you do not get an answer in 24 hours, you may BUMP your post. If you still have no answer after a week, do mention me in your post.

    Thank you for your cooperation!
    26
    Good job mate, hopefully lots of members will find this thread very helpful :cool::good:
    11
    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