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immortalneo

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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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The idea of this thread is to get users to help other users with their problems/questions. People are usually
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Only provide well mannered help towards users in this thread. Please do not spoon feed, but rather point in
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Hello there, jp5 4.2.2 jellybean stuck in bootloop. I have two of them. I enter the tablet thru power off adb via USB thru terminal emulator.
I gain access to shell On both tablets. one tablet have su access the other do not. I need a shell command for root and to get tablets out of boot loop. I also have a phone so that I can download whatever I need. I believe with your instructions I can have two functional tablets. I'm really excited about your answer that comes back. I'm on standby waiting for your answer. Thanks
I wouldn't waste the time or effort. Even if you manage to get them working, they won't be worth using. 4.2.2 is not compatible with most of today's apps, most newer apps will cause the devices to be very slow or even cause crashes or random reboot.
 

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quisiera que me ayudaran con mi motorola g51 5g, tiene una cuenta de pay joy y no se como quitarla y ademas tiene contraseña de desbloqueo

Mod translation: I would like you to help me with my motorola g51 5g, it has a pay joy account and I don't know how to remove it and it also has an unlock password
 
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kiel.basa

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hi,

I recently changed my phone to Motorola g42 and there's one thing that irritates me a lot.

In the past, each time I was working on the computer and read whatsapp or messenger notifications/messages that had come to these opened apps on my PC, the LED on my phone stopped blinking meaning that the notification has been read previously - Android 8 on that phone somehow knew that I already read the message on another device and cleared the notification.
This is is not happening on my new phone. Notifications are still there on the apps' badges and every time I read them on the computer, I have to read 'em on the phone too to clear the number of notifications.

Any clue what may cause it and how to solve this issue?

thanks
 

TristenNator

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Soft Bricked Need Help:

Phone: Moto G Stylus

So I recently flashed Magisk and after I rebooted my touchscreen was completely unresponsive it also shows up as 0% battery. Its not frozen or anything. Volume slider showed up on screen, time was changing and I could also hold power to pop up the emergency button. I factory reset it and it let me factory reset but its still unresponsive so its stuck at the welcome screen. The touch screen does work In TWRP and I'm able to flash from my PC still to potentially fix it somehow.
 

asavel

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Hi! I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870A) that I need to install the Ukrainian OS language. This is to be able to navigate the settings in Ukrainian and have Ukrainian app names (such as Phone/Calendar/Contacts/etc.). There is no option to "Add Language" under "Settings" -> "General" -> "Language and input" -> "Language".

Does an Ukrainian language APK exist that I can download?

This is running Android version 5.1.1 with Kernel 3.4.0-6027846
 

markusbug

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Hi!
I have a simple app that makes an https request to a hostname when I click a button. The code works fine if I just load it up on my phone with adb/Android Studio. But when I add it to AOSP as a system-app, it stops working. I traced the error back to it not being able to resolve the domain into an IP. This is the error message:
Code:
11-29 13:30:28.651   978  4501 D resolv  : GetAddrInfoHandler::run: {100 100 100 983140 10175 0}
11-29 13:30:28.651   978  4501 D resolv  : resolv_getaddrinfo: explore_fqdn(): ai_family=0 ai_socktype=1 ai_protocol=6
11-29 13:30:28.653   978  4502 D resolv  : doQuery: (1, 1)
11-29 13:30:28.653   978  4502 D resolv  : res_nmkquery: (QUERY, IN, A)
11-29 13:30:28.653   978  4502 D resolv  : res_nsend
11-29 13:30:28.653   978  4502 I resolv  : resolv_cache_lookup: lookup
11-29 13:30:28.653   978  4502 I resolv  : resolv_cache_lookup: NOT IN CACHE
11-29 13:30:28.653   978  4502 I resolv  : resolv_populate_res_for_net: netid=100
11-29 13:30:28.653   978  4502 I resolv  : res_stats_usable_server: NS stats: S 5 + E 0 + T 0 + I 0 = 5, rtt = 18, min_samples = 8
11-29 13:30:28.653   978  4502 D resolv  : res_nsend: Querying server (# 1) address = 10.0.0.138:53
11-29 13:30:28.654   978  4502 D resolv  : send_dg: new DG socket
11-29 13:30:28.655   978  4502 D resolv  : send_dg: send: : Operation not permitted
11-29 13:30:28.655   978  4502 I resolv  : res_nsend: used send_dg 0 terrno: 1
Might have to do something with system permissions or resolv, I have never encountered this error before. Anybody know how I can fix this?
 

SubwayChamp

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Hi! I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870A) that I need to install the Ukrainian OS language. This is to be able to navigate the settings in Ukrainian and have Ukrainian app names (such as Phone/Calendar/Contacts/etc.). There is no option to "Add Language" under "Settings" -> "General" -> "Language and input" -> "Language".

Does an Ukrainian language APK exist that I can download?

This is running Android version 5.1.1 with Kernel 3.4.0-6027846
Try an app like this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.c_lis.ccl.morelocale&hl=es_PY&gl=US, if the firmware contains other language than the current, then you should be able to.

Or, search for a firmware for your region, check the CSC compatibility, and, after to meet all the measurements (USB debugging, OEM unlock, bootloader revision, etc.) flash it through Odin.
 

Droidriven

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Soft Bricked Need Help:

Phone: Moto G Stylus

So I recently flashed Magisk and after I rebooted my touchscreen was completely unresponsive it also shows up as 0% battery. Its not frozen or anything. Volume slider showed up on screen, time was changing and I could also hold power to pop up the emergency button. I factory reset it and it let me factory reset but its still unresponsive so its stuck at the welcome screen. The touch screen does work In TWRP and I'm able to flash from my PC still to potentially fix it somehow.
You can flash a ROM via TWRP or you can get a copy of a TWRP nandroid backup from someone else in this forum that has the exact same device model number as you have then restore that nandroid backup via TWRP.

Tip of the day:

Anytime you have a device that you install TWRP on, always, always, ALWAYS create a nandroid backup of your device via TWRP just as soon as you get TWRP installed and then store that backup in a safe location other than on the device itself where it will not get lost or wiped. Then, anytime you want to make a modification to your device or remove anything, always create a new backup before you make your modifications or before you remove/delete significant data. Then, if you run into problems, you can restore the backup then try again
 
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Sora4449

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(Regarding huawei google ban)
So I'm a total noob here. My last phone was mate 20 pro which died a week ago sadly
I've been looking at new phones and have nova 9 caught my eye. I'm new to phones without Google services. I see people on YouTube having ways to get by but I couldn't find an answer on what to expect and how to deal with it. I mostly use my phone for crypto exchange so I need binance app and other exchanges apps and some wallets like metamask and trust
So I'm not sure if I even should be considering such phone
 

TristenNator

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You can flash a ROM via TWRP or you can get a copy of a TWRP nandroid backup from someone else in this forum that has the exact same device model number as you have then restore that nandroid backup via TWRP.

Tip of the day:

Anytime you have a device that you install TWRP on, always, always, ALWAYS create a nandroid backup of your device via TWRP just as soon as you get TWRP installed and then store that backup in a safe location other than on the device itself where it will not get lost or wiped. Then, anytime you want to make a modification to your device or remove anything, always create a new backup before you make your modifications or before you remove/delete significant data. Then, if you run into problems, you can restore the backup then try again
I fixed it by downloading the rescue and smart assistant tool. Thanks for the help have a great day!
 
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cakra13

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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!

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:
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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.

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Hi,I'm New In Here (Not Too New) Is There A Someone That Has TWRP And Custom Rom For Evercoss R40A? Because Someone Ask That But Can't Reply In Here
 

cakra13

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(Regarding huawei google ban)
So I'm a total noob here. My last phone was mate 20 pro which died a week ago sadly
I've been looking at new phones and have nova 9 caught my eye. I'm new to phones without Google services. I see people on YouTube having ways to get by but I couldn't find an answer on what to expect and how to deal with it. I mostly use my phone for crypto exchange so I need binance app and other exchanges apps and some wallets like metamask and trust
So I'm not sure if I even should be considering such phone
Maybe Install Its APK Files? Maybe You Can Try It But I'm Not Sure
 

Sora4449

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Maybe Install Its APK Files? Maybe You Can Try It But I'm Not Sure
I'm not sure about that
Tried searching YouTube and it seems like I need other apps to be able to I install Google services apps
And yet some people couldn't get WhatsApp to run
It seems other apps are affected with this ban too
 

mrrocketdog

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uhhmm , i have ; to me at least , a unique problem.
i have an htc one m9. s-off , superCID , bootloader unlocked. i can get to download mode and to fastboot mode. problems ; in fastboot mode ( i.e. bootloader) my first option is to "reboot" instead of "hboot" which is normally there. choosing hboot would put me into fastboot mode.
phone is not recognized by p.c.
have tried to run a RUU without luck and the "0p6bimg.zip" sdcard method without luck.
also i have no recovery or at least it wont go to it. just get message that its unavailable and select up/down key to go back to bootloader.
any ideas on a fix to get fastboot mode back?
i cannot , srry ; remember what i did to get in this predicament. :(
 

SHSuperEddie

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I don't know if I've asked this already but,
is it possible for download mode on android to be "broken?"
How do I figure out if the reason my PC's device manager is giving me a Code 10 error when my phone is plugged in in download mode is because of a driver issue on PC, or if it's due to download mode being "broken"?
It doesn't LOOK broken, it boots into download mode smoothly, doesn't seem glitchy- is it even possible for download mode to be glitchy? I'm just not sure what to do from here because I'm so confused about whether or not it's "possible" for a phone's download/odin mode to be "broken... Can anyone tell me anything about this?
 

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Howdy all, looking for some help or advice with phone models/roms because I'm sick of dealing with the absolute dogwater that is iOS and apple. I've been meaning to look into some options for an open source OS without a lot of the bloatware that is apparently on mainstream android OS's. I'm absolutely not an expert I've literally just poked around on google but a popular decent looking one seems to be LineageOS, I'm just wondering what a decent phone to run it on would be, or perhaps if there's an OS that's better for what I'm looking for, idk. I'm just sick of the gross display of manufactured obsolescence in smartphones, I just want a phone with simple but decent specs that will last a long time with a clean and utilitarian OS. preferably would like a headphone jack, decent/good battery life and good storage. everything else I'm willing to comrpomise and go a little lower end on. any suggestions or advice is very very very much appreciated as I really have no idea what I'm doing, I'm just atrociously sick of capitalism basically. thanks in advance (also if it's relevant, I'm from NZ so pretty much anything would have to be shipped over and the price would probably be pretty inflated).
:cowboy:
 

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I don't know if I've asked this already but,
is it possible for download mode on android to be "broken?"
How do I figure out if the reason my PC's device manager is giving me a Code 10 error when my phone is plugged in in download mode is because of a driver issue on PC, or if it's due to download mode being "broken"?
It doesn't LOOK broken, it boots into download mode smoothly, doesn't seem glitchy- is it even possible for download mode to be glitchy? I'm just not sure what to do from here because I'm so confused about whether or not it's "possible" for a phone's download/odin mode to be "broken... Can anyone tell me anything about this?
If the device properly displays download mode, it isn't broken.

It is either a driver issue, an issue with your USB cable/port(either device/PC) or you need to try a different PC.

Code 10 solutions:

 

DiamondJohn

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Howdy all, looking for some help or advice with phone models/roms because I'm sick of dealing with the absolute dogwater that is iOS and apple. I've been meaning to look into some options for an open source OS without a lot of the bloatware that is apparently on mainstream android OS's. I'm absolutely not an expert I've literally just poked around on google but a popular decent looking one seems to be LineageOS, I'm just wondering what a decent phone to run it on would be, or perhaps if there's an OS that's better for what I'm looking for, idk. I'm just sick of the gross display of manufactured obsolescence in smartphones, I just want a phone with simple but decent specs that will last a long time with a clean and utilitarian OS. preferably would like a headphone jack, decent/good battery life and good storage. everything else I'm willing to comrpomise and go a little lower end on. any suggestions or advice is very very very much appreciated as I really have no idea what I'm doing, I'm just atrociously sick of capitalism basically. thanks in advance (also if it's relevant, I'm from NZ so pretty much anything would have to be shipped over and the price would probably be pretty inflated).
:cowboy:
Just to broaden you responses, if no one steps in. you may wish to ask of the following thread

First steps I do (not that Its the best method) when buying a new device, is to check if the bootloader can be unlocked, check if there is an official build of the ROM I want, and then go on GSM Areana to check the physical size and features (such as Headphone socket and Size).
 

SHSuperEddie

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If the device properly displays download mode, it isn't broken.

It is either a driver issue, an issue with your USB cable/port(either device/PC) or you need to try a different PC.

Code 10 solutions:

Thank you so much. But one more question: Have you ever heard of download mode being stuck? On some androids, is the only way to exit download mode pulling the battery?
 

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    Yeah, I first tried the S7 forum a month ago, no answer came, so I decided to ask in a more requently visited forum.


    I disagree here, I think a specific ROM like LOS for example compiled for another phone will have the same specific setting I am talking about. I don't think lock screen settings change from device to device, but I might be wrong.


    Fair enough, I accept your view on this matter. I value your time you spent on me, and I continue to look for a suitable ROM. Trying them one by one is not what I will do since that phone is my daily driver, so I very much value the stability of it.
    Peace man, life is wonderful.
    That's what I figured, the S7 forum is probably dead or very low activity so the odds are you may not get assistance there. S7 users would be the best source of info though, maybe someone will come through for you.

    Yes, in general, LOS ROMs "should" have the same settings but, in most cases, different devices have different hardware-based built in stock features that other devices do not and are also built into the custom ROMs for that device to captolize on that devices built in hardware/software features. Device settings are their own thing in each ROM, it isn't a matter of there being "stock" LOS settings with each devices "other" settings on top the "stock" LOS settings, it is a bit more integrated. But even this example is only pertaining to LOS, when it comes to other custom ROMs based on LOS with other mods and tweaks, it gets even more messy.

    In my time here I've had multiple devices using the same CM/LOS and CM/LOS based ROMs from the same era(i.e. CM 11 on multiple devices, LOS 14 on multiple devices, etc), there were things they all shared but also things that weren't the same It really just depends on what each developer chooses to include in their ROM or not, on a ROM by ROM, developer by developer basis.

    I wasn't trying to be rude, I was just trying to tell you what I thought would get your best answer the soonest since finding someone familiar with the device and ROMs were slim, it was probably going to come down to you doing your own investigating anyway so that is direction I pointed you in.
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    hello , wondering if anyone knows how to enter safestrap from the bootloader?
    (att samsung S5 , superSU)
    thanks for any tips/guides/help!
    I don't know exactly of S5, but I had in the past a GN4, that I have to reboot to safestrap, due to locked bootloader, safestrap couldn't be reached through hardware methods because was placed in system, not specifically in recovery partition (the stock recovery always was untouched), and I could do it only using an app.
    1
    Not sure if this is a total noob q or not, but I've been searching for far too long and haven't found a definitive answer...

    When attempting to install a custom recovery on an older device, is a current version of TWRP/CWM ok, or better to try and find an older, more "period correct" version?
    Custom recoveries are built while the device´s time-living, not before, they´re specific for every model, although sometimes you could find, again, crosses/shared development under specific criteria, grouped due to same processor, (sometimes) kernel, i.e. S9 and S9+, Realme devices with MT6785 or RMX6785, etc.
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    bro can anyone help me to solve null imei problem
    oppo a1k
    rooted
    unlocked bootloader
    imei files located in
    system/vendor/nvdata/md/nvram/nvd_imei
    three files here
    NV01A000
    NV01B000
    NVOS_000
    HOW can i put imei in these files
    I can't tell you for sure, so I don't have this device, but you may have some hopes due to your device was shipped with A9, and not newer, in case you updated, you may need to downgrade it, If you want to give it a try, make a backup and try with this tool https://www.xda-developers.com/flas...em-image-on-a-project-treble-supported-device, to have this device running, you should need to send your device to meta mode, and have a working baseband.
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    Thanks bro u response me
    Trebble and gsi roms easily flashed with twrp and I haven't twrp
    I will give u image can u port it
    Custom twrp
    I watched videos used kechen tool to repack and unpack
    Installed then mob boot and go to black my laptop shows power port and adb shows
    Device recovery
    But recovery doesn't start
    I used hovatek tool but also didn't work
    I think I repair imei if I flashed or shipped my device to another version
    Can u port it if u need files I will give u from my device system
    I am using dtpro tool in from mod
    In imei repair detect
    Opt 000
    Imei block doesn't exist
    Mtk devices easy go-to metamod
    Via cmd
    Like adb reboot meta
    Then device go-to meta
    This was surprised me if I shipped my device
    Apart that the mention to reboot to meta, (they can boot to it, either through CMD or through terminal doing reboot meta) mostly, all you had put in your answer, have nothing to do with the main goal on your previous question.
    For what should you need a GSI? Even a custom recovery is not needed.
    Please, re-read what I wrote.
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    Can u more explain bro
    U mean my device porting to oppo a9
    But how?
    Give me some tips please
    What should I do
    There's no problem if system was demaged ihave full stock rom to flash it
    Please some more explain above link is about installing gsi roms trebble project
    I mean with A9, to Android 9, not to a model device.

    Go posts above, and check what you asked before, and what I wrote for you. If it yet is not clear for you, you asked nothing about porting, nor GSI stuff, so I respond to you nothing but related to what you asked.

    And if you are, apart that what you asked, interested to use a GSI, the link posted also serves for you, read it thoroughly and mindfully.
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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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    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..

    Theo