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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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Just search for:
- Fastboot drivers for your Sony model.
- Then, how to install fastboot drivers for Sony devices, anyway, the method is slightly similar for any Qualcomm device, you have to update the drivers in the list.
- How to flash a Sony device, through fastboot method, adding your model.
I made alot of progress but they needed the flashboot mode, im gonna check around and search around for those methods you've recommended, ill come back with updates
 
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Just search for:
- Fastboot drivers for your Sony model.
- Then, how to install fastboot drivers for Sony devices, anyway, the method is slightly similar for any Qualcomm device, you have to update the drivers in the list.
- How to flash a Sony device, through fastboot method, adding your model.
Im also having trouble getting anyting about flashing through fastboot, im looking for something really simple to follow because else I dont think ill understand
 

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hey peeps , i am currently rooting an htc one m8. the directions i found on the www say to flash a "no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip" .
the last m8 i rooted (6,7,8 yrs. ago) i dont remember flashing this.
is it necessary or for my best interest to flash it or no?
any help appreciated ,
dave
 

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Hello,

Why is there two steps to unlock the bootloader (in the developer options and in fastboot)?

What are the differences? What is the point of the options in the settings?

Thank you :)
The option in settings does not, itself, unlock the bootloader on some devices, it only puts the device in a state where it "can" be unlocked. On those devices, if the setting is not enabled, the fastboot unlock method will not work.
 
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hey peeps , i am currently rooting an htc one m8. the directions i found on the www say to flash a "no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip" .
the last m8 i rooted (6,7,8 yrs. ago) i dont remember flashing this.
is it necessary or for my best interest to flash it or no?
any help appreciated ,
dave
It wasn't neccessary until after lollipop, I think. If you don't flash it, it will corrupt your rooting process or root functionality.
 
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Good evening everyone. I am not ashamed to confess that at the moment I find it difficult to navigate the forum. And I don't even know if I'm in the right place to ask my question. I apologize in advance if I am writing in the wrong place.
I come to the point:
I have been desperately searching for the Majestic Tab 311 3G firmware for days without success. I turn here as I have been following you for a long time and I think you are the TOP.
Thanks in advance DocRacir
It seems, the device you own, is a non-popular one.

Depends on what you are trying to achieve, if you want to pull out some partitions to make a back-up, or pull down just the boot image to get root, there is a good tool, that probably works for you https://github.com/bkerler/mtkclient
 
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The option in settings does not, itself, unlock the bootloader on some devices, it only puts the device in a state where it "can" be unlocked. On those devices, if the setting is not enabled, the fastboot unlock method will not work.
Is the goal to prevent the bootloader to be unlock by someone malicious? Like someone who cannot unlock the phone? Thanks!
 

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Sembra che il dispositivo che possiedi sia non popolare.

Dipende da cosa stai cercando di ottenere, se vuoi estrarre alcune partizioni per fare un backup, o tirare giù solo l'immagine di avvio per ottenere root, c'è un buon strumento, che probabilmente funziona per te https://github.com/bkerler/mtkclient
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None of this. The main problem with this tablet is that it has been rooted with king root and I want to restore it with the original stock firmware. Which I can't find anywhere.

Niente di tutto questo. Il problema principale con questo tablet è che è stato rootato con king root e voglio ripristinarlo con il firmware originale di serie. Che non riesco a trovare da nessuna parte.
 
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I have found the thread to request a known & specific APK, that you may be blocked from on the playstore. But, is there a thread where someone can ask for an app that Does A, B & C? eg a "a FOSS multi-tabbed root text editor with code formatting"
 

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MOD EDIT:
None of this. The main problem with this tablet is that it has been rooted with king root and I want to restore it with the original stock firmware. Which I can't find anywhere.

Niente di tutto questo. Il problema principale con questo tablet è che è stato rootato con king root e voglio ripristinarlo con il firmware originale di serie. Che non riesco a trovare da nessuna parte.
Well, then you have to try other method/s, knowing the fact that the firmware is unavailable.

As usually, the MTK firmware, and specially the older ones, are very generic, not so specific to every device, at least in some aspects, you can search for a firmware based on the build number code, like this one https://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f781/majestic-tab-311-3g-firmware-required-2894855/ above of File Info.

First, as the only partitions you need to replace, after the malicious KingRoot installation, are the system and boot images, you should need to back up them with the tool I provided, then extract these two images from the firmware you find, and, prior to unlock bootloader, flash them to your device, try and see.

The second thing you can do is, pull out your boot image, patch it with Magisk, then flash to your device, once, you gain root, you can replace what you find suspicious within the system.
 

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MOD EDIT:
None of this. The main problem with this tablet is that it has been rooted with king root and I want to restore it with the original stock firmware. Which I can't find anywhere.

Niente di tutto questo. Il problema principale con questo tablet è che è stato rootato con king root e voglio ripristinarlo con il firmware originale di serie. Che non riesco a trovare da nessuna parte.
Try reading this thread thoroughly:


Get your device converted from Kingroot to SuperSU with Kingroot removed/replaced. Then, when you have only SuperSU and having it working properly with root permissions, if you want to also unroot and remove SuperSU, look in the SuperSU app's settings and you'll see an option that says "cleanup and remove root", tap that and it will remove root binaries, then reboot the device, then uninstall the SuperSU app the same as you would any other app. For good measure, after doing all that, boot into recovery and wipe the cache partition, as well.
 
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help i cant find my boot animation in /system/media/
android 4.2.2
model number TAD-0022
firmware version v1.3
(ROOTED) (no custom recovery mode) (adb)
 

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How do I Replace my google go apps to with the standard version
I've tried disabling the Go version but I still can't install the standard version

Help
My chrome is not syncing
It doesn't show my account When I try to sync
I keep getting directed to the sign in page meanwhile my account is already on the device
 

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HELP ROOT TECNO kd7 Android 10

Hello someone, I've been trying to root my TECNO kd7 device but no method is working for me.
I first tried installing magisk zip through recovery but I got an error message that says:
Footer is wrong
E: signature verification failed
Installation aborted.

I used the second method which I followed a tutorial from https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...r-unlocking-root-twrp-stock-firmware.4345557/ but it never worked instead I got my device bricked where it got stucked in bootloop with the following message:
"orange state
your device has been unlocked and cant be trusted
your device will boot in 5 seconds"

then it turns off and repeats
It won't power off, Pressing power button and volume up to access boot menu doesn't work nor does connecting it to pc and trying to use adb shell.
Though I fixed it after following this tutorial on how to flash bootloop

I tried the method again using the boot img from the firmware I used in flashing my device but I got stucked on Tecno logo after the process which I had to flash my device again.

Please someone help with any alternative method that's gonna work for real.

My phone build is: KD7-H6211FQRSTU-Q-GL-210127V375
 

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How do I Replace my google go apps to with the standard version
I've tried disabling the Go version but I still can't install the standard version
Normally, you can't install other applications that aren't Go apps. In some cases, it can work doing these apps as system apps, but, just work with some. Never buy an Android Go device unless you know what you're doing.
Help
My chrome is not syncing
It doesn't show my account When I try to sync
I keep getting directed to the sign in page meanwhile my account is already on the device
Be sure you are giving all the permissions to the app, if not enough, erase all the caches, if needed, erase all the data from the app and all the data from the internal storage relevant to this app, if still needed more, uninstall the app, and reinstall it from the Play Store, or be sure that your source is trusty.
 

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HELP ROOT TECNO kd7 Android 10

Hello someone, I've been trying to root my TECNO kd7 device but no method is working for me.
I first tried installing magisk zip through recovery but I got an error message that says:
Footer is wrong
E: signature verification failed
Installation aborted.

I used the second method which I followed a tutorial from https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...r-unlocking-root-twrp-stock-firmware.4345557/ but it never worked instead I got my device bricked where it got stucked in bootloop with the following message:
"orange state
your device has been unlocked and cant be trusted
your device will boot in 5 seconds"

then it turns off and repeats
It won't power off, Pressing power button and volume up to access boot menu doesn't work nor does connecting it to pc and trying to use adb shell.
Though I fixed it after following this tutorial on how to flash bootloop

I tried the method again using the boot img from the firmware I used in flashing my device but I got stucked on Tecno logo after the process which I had to flash my device again.

Please someone help with any alternative method that's gonna work for real.

My phone build is: KD7-H6211FQRSTU-Q-GL-210127V375
You can root it without any issue, using your TWRP recovery, just check that the Magisk version suits for your device, and TWRP is capable to mount the /data partition, if you can't flash it through your internal storage, use ADB sideload, to get it, after that, take in account, that sometimes is needed to make a format data, to can boot to OS (only if it needs).
I'm assuming that you know that your bootloader has to remain unlocked.
 
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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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
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    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
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    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.

    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