Search This thread

immortalneo

Senior Member
Jan 25, 2011
4,409
1,985
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:

Droidriven

Senior Member
Jan 27, 2014
15,748
11
5,456
NC
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III
HTC Thunderbolt
Is there a way to check what an Android 10 system does after reboot?

I posted a thread with more details, but essentially after factory reset, a game works fine but not long after that, force quitting the game and relaunching it leads to worse performance.

I’m assuming that activity is being set by a startup script, so I want to find and disable that script or something similar so I can get games working. Thanks
Logcat
 

mrrocketdog

Senior Member
Oct 27, 2013
4,955
2,310
would anyone know of a fix for the message in apn settings , "these settings not available for this user"?
searched the www and tried the methods i could find there without any luck.
any answer , suggestion or direction to look would be most appreciated.
thank you ,
dave
 

SubwayChamp

Senior Member
Aug 6, 2016
4,162
4
1,661
would anyone know of a fix for the message in apn settings , "these settings not available for this user"?
searched the www and tried the methods i could find there without any luck.
any answer , suggestion or direction to look would be most appreciated.
thank you ,
dave
This option is not available for you, probably because the device came from other region, yet the feature is available, but you can't access to it. Install an app like this or similar, search for APN, and you will get it (luckily)
I found that, this app opens directly the section.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: mrrocketdog

aidyntv

Member
Aug 6, 2022
8
0
hi, does anyone have a DA Download Agent for the alcatel 3x 5058a , if yes, pls reply & upload the file so i can download.
 

cheeseclock

New member
Sep 26, 2022
3
1
So I bought a Chinese Android head unit...

I bought it because it specifically fits in my used diesel Merc. Unfortunately, the implementation of Android 12 is terribly locked down. It won't allow for bluetooth master (only slave) and I can't get a USB DAC to work on it (It syncs and immediately loses it). I really don't know much about what I need to fix my issues here. I've been using Linux for a few decades, so I'm assuming patching the kernel/commenting in the things I need and recompiling, but where does one start? I'm not sure what terms to even search for to be honest. It's not a common unit, so there's not much joy in the section here devoted to head units. I'm perfectly willing to do the research and put the work in, but I need to know where to start. I've enabled developer mode and turned on USB debugging so far, but I'd like some recommendations on how to get whatever parts of the OS I need out of the thing and what's recommended as far as a tool set to modify things and put them back in. This is the listing for the thing:

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256...2dAQA0P&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa&_randl_shipto=US

It uses what is apparently called a big/little configuration with 4 cores of Cortex A73 and 4 cores of A53. I assume this is much like a lot of Chinese hardware.

Again, I'm just looking to be pointed in the right direction.
 

DiamondJohn

Recognized Contributor
Aug 31, 2013
6,485
6,456
Sydney
So I bought a Chinese Android head unit...

I bought it because it specifically fits in my used diesel Merc. Unfortunately, the implementation of Android 12 is terribly locked down. It won't allow for bluetooth master (only slave) and I can't get a USB DAC to work on it (It syncs and immediately loses it). I really don't know much about what I need to fix my issues here. I've been using Linux for a few decades, so I'm assuming patching the kernel/commenting in the things I need and recompiling, but where does one start? I'm not sure what terms to even search for to be honest. It's not a common unit, so there's not much joy in the section here devoted to head units. I'm perfectly willing to do the research and put the work in, but I need to know where to start. I've enabled developer mode and turned on USB debugging so far, but I'd like some recommendations on how to get whatever parts of the OS I need out of the thing and what's recommended as far as a tool set to modify things and put them back in. This is the listing for the thing:

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256...2dAQA0P&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa&_randl_shipto=US

It uses what is apparently called a big/little configuration with 4 cores of Cortex A73 and 4 cores of A53. I assume this is much like a lot of Chinese hardware.

Again, I'm just looking to be pointed in the right direction.
There is a thread somewhere here specific for android head units.

Is it rooted? If your going to compile yopu will need the source, normally somewhere like GitHub; search the model (I dont like your chances).
 

cheeseclock

New member
Sep 26, 2022
3
1
There is a thread somewhere here specific for android head units.

Is it rooted? If your going to compile yopu will need the source, normally somewhere like GitHub; search the model (I dont like your chances).
I'll dig around in the head unit area some more. The silly thing doesn't even have a model. I was worried that I'd need source code. It has some pretty specific drivers I imagine. I didn't have any luck searching for alps-mp-p0.mp1-v5.196 on the Googler, but I thought I'd try.
 

DiamondJohn

Recognized Contributor
Aug 31, 2013
6,485
6,456
Sydney
I'll dig around in the head unit area some more. The silly thing doesn't even have a model. I was worried that I'd need source code. It has some pretty specific drivers I imagine. I didn't have any luck searching for alps-mp-p0.mp1-v5.196 on the Googler, but I thought I'd try.
device details would be in the build.prop

Can you plug it via USB for ADB? Does it have WiFI for ADB over WiFI? Can you install APKs? can you get to the plasystore?
 

asstrologist

New member
Sep 27, 2022
1
0
Are any of these rom download sites safe? I need (think i do) the firmware for the rct6703w13 aka "rac Viking 10 pro" to root it, and these are the only places I can find it online.






If none of them are how do I take the stock rom off the tablet without it already being rooted.

If this info will help it runs android 6, the bootloader is unlocked, and USB debugging is enabled. As for why I want to root I want to lower google apps privileges/ remove them to free up ram.
 

SubwayChamp

Senior Member
Aug 6, 2016
4,162
4
1,661
Are any of these rom download sites safe? I need (think i do) the firmware for the rct6703w13 aka "rac Viking 10 pro" to root it, and these are the only places I can find it online.






If none of them are how do I take the stock rom off the tablet without it already being rooted.

If this info will help it runs android 6, the bootloader is unlocked, and USB debugging is enabled. As for why I want to root I want to lower google apps privileges/ remove them to free up ram.
I used the first two places in the past, never had a trouble from this, I don´t know from the third site you listed, but it redirects to a download link to MediaFire.

To pull out of the partitions, from your device, you should use this tool https://github.com/bkerler/mtkclient, check if the processor from your device is listed.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mrrocketdog
Sep 27, 2022
24
1
I desperately need help, no one is helping me. my sony xperia xa2 ultra is stuck in a loop of loading up the dead battery screen and then occasnally the sony screen, I have no idea how to fix it, none of the modes are working and im panicking, I have so much stuff on there I wish not to lose, but if it requires me to loose it i wont really mind. someone please help. I don't know any computer apps to deal with this
 
Sep 27, 2022
24
1
I desperately need help, no one is helping me. my sony xperia xa2 ultra is stuck in a loop of loading up the dead battery screen and then occasnally the sony screen, I have no idea how to fix it, none of the modes are working and im panicking, I have so much stuff on there I wish not to lose, but if it requires me to loose it i wont really mind. someone please help. I don't know any computer apps to deal with this

Post reply
Attach files
My computer doesn't pick up my computer properly, and so xperia companion doesn't work on my phone, it cant work without the usb in or else its just dead, no one else seems to have my issue so im worried
 

Renate

Recognized Contributor / Inactive Recognized Dev
ive tried connecting it to the wall and its the same issue, the battery is fine too
Well, if the battery is fine, what's the voltage on it right now?

Well, if the screen keeps saying dead battery it doesn't sound like the battery has much of a charge.
It could be the charge controller died or the USB connector is flakey.

If it were in my hands, I'd measure the battery directly. I'd connect a power supply right there and see if I could get it to boot naturally.
I have a half dozen devices here that I use for regression testing and I always power them externally since they don't have batteries.
 
Sep 27, 2022
24
1
Well, if the battery is fine, what's the voltage on it right now?

Well, if the screen keeps saying dead battery it doesn't sound like the battery has much of a charge.
It could be the charge controller died or the USB connector is flakey.

If it were in my hands, I'd measure the battery directly. I'd connect a power supply right there and see if I could get it to boot naturally.
I have a half dozen devices here that I use for regression testing and I always power them externally since they don't have batteries.
the battery was at 100 before it decided to do whatever it did on me, its like its dead but still on, and if its bricked I don't know how to un brick it, the phone is completely fine
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 1
    Problem is I can't find an official firmware for this device anywhere online. Ive spent countless hours trying diff methods to dump my boot.img but keep running into problem after problem....hate to say it but I'm close to giving up on root at this point lol
    OK, and what happened with the mtk-client stuff?
    Also you can back up your device using SP Flash tool, just search for the guide-to.
    And you should give it a try this method https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/amazing-temp-root-for-mediatek-armv8-2020-08-24.3922213/ if you get a temporary root, you should pull out the boot image, to get root through the Magisk method.
    1
    In LOS, maybe you are having the LOS addon su https://download.lineageos.org/extras, you should use one of both, either LOS or Magisk, or they can cause conflict trying to live together. I personally woul remove the LOS addon su.

    For other ROMs, specially older Android versions, some specific Magisk version works better with some specific Android versions, and some Magisk version can break some functionalities.
    I kinda find a "solution" (and a new error). The problem was solved installing Busybox, but after install another OS the memory was not 100% wiped or something and now i get a error installing busybox in the new OS (TWRP don't show the busybox file), anyway, as long as the magisk hide was not actived i can bring SU permits to my apps, that is more than enough. Thank you for your help.
    1
    Hey everyone.
    I'm looking at hardware boxes and the corresponding software as I want to start learning how to provide repair and unlock services.

    Everything I look at seems to be 5+ years out of date though, things like miracle box, NCK, Octopus boxes. The websites that resell them have a list of supported phones and they're all older models. That's fine of course, many people keep phones for many years after all but I'm very wary of these websites and software.

    I don't want to spend a lot of money buying multiple bits of hardware only to find out it's practically obsolete.
    Can anyone point me to guides on where to find reputable suppliers and up to date software and schematics?
    Hardware compatibility probably isn't much of a problem other than having the correct type of connectors(i.e. whether USB A, microUSB or USB C, but adapters can be used to convert connections if needed to connect to newer devices). The biggest difference between tools used to repair older devices versus newer devices is probably in the software used to implement the hardware boxes. Older style boxes can be used to repair newer devices as long as you can convert the connectors(if needed to be adapted) and as long as the software tools to go with the boxes are updated software to work with newer devices.
    1
    Could you recommend any that are known for still being actively updated?
    No, but you can do some Google searching to find out. For each different box, do a search for its corresponding flashing tools and see which of them has the most up to date software. I know that Octoplus has recently updated software.
    1
    Is there an ETA on a Samsung Galaxy A13 board? Or is there one for it under a different name? (as sometimes phones have different names)
    Not all devices get their own forum. The ones that do must be popular devices with a large active community of active original development.
  • 398
    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]
    116
    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!
    29
    Good job mate, hopefully lots of members will find this thread very helpful :cool::good:
    13
    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