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Installing apps on a gabb phone Z2?

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tintedpandas

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I tried this method but after the flash the phone turns on but nothing shows on the screen. It sounds like the phone is on, when I press the power button it makes sounds, but the screen just stays black (with the backlight on)
 

Mr. Macphisto

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I just tried but now it seems like the phone is bootlooping, but with nothing on the screen. every few seconds just a quick vibration then nothing
I think what's happening is your phone is trying to turn on while there is no battery in it. It can't sustain its backlight for very long before it runs out of power again, even with the cord plugged in

I also don't remember what to do next, but I do know that it's supposed to happen
 

Howl1346

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gotta be my favorite!

Also, thank you very much ryujin88 for actually putting some better work into a proper guide!
I'm quite impressed, and he actually thought of a few things that escaped me!

To anyone wondering where we'll go next, I can only speak for myself, but if Gabb comes out with a new update, and you need help, throw me an email, and we can set up to beat em again! >:D
GG gabb. Best tamper-proof kids phone on the market and you got beat by a bunch of teenagers!

EDIT: I wish I was more active in the whole prossess of this, but I've been rather busy reprogramming the firmware. Guess that wont be needed after all :l
If I DO ever finish it, I'll post it up on here, but if you're looking for cooler/more customizable firmware, there really are better options than any frankenstien mess i could come up with.

Anyway, I'll probably pretty much be leaving this page, but if anything comes up, don't hesitate to send me an email! I'll still be looking here, and checking things out. If anything comes up I will be more than happy to lend my contribution!
[email protected]
 
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Mr. Macphisto

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Alright everybody that keeps sending their emails:

We are not yet posting the guide.
We are going to have a Release Day when a tutorial video is finished. We will upload the tutorial video to YouTube and then we'll link it here on XDA (and the guide as well). By waiting to do so, we can maximize the number of people that can get the old update before Gabb pounces and makes it so we cannot do so. Everybody will have the opportunity, so don't worry. Just a little bit longer :D
 

Cohendraper15

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GG guys! We got em thank you all so much for the hard work and effort I've been here since to beginning and we finally beatttt emmmm!!
 

tintedpandas

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My phone updated itself last night, it went from build number Z5157VGABBV1.0.0B13 to Z5157VGABBV1.0.0B15
I haven't noticed any changes so far.
(The phone I tried to flash is a spare one I have with a cracked screen, which is still not showing anything on the screen after the flash. I can hear that it's turned on, when I press the power button it makes the screen click sound, but nothing actually shows on the screen)
 

titan212662

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Alright everybody that keeps sending their emails:

We are not yet posting the guide.
We are going to have a Release Day when a tutorial video is finished. We will upload the tutorial video to YouTube and then we'll link it here on XDA (and the guide as well). By waiting to do so, we can maximize the number of people that can get the old update before Gabb pounces and makes it so we cannot do so. Everybody will have the opportunity, so don't worry. Just a little bit longer :D
yeah i been working on a video so can please send me the link at [email protected]
 

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    ok so this sorta worked but now it only goes to a boot screen saying that the device failed verification and that I need to disable verified boot
    Oof,sounds like the bootloader needs unlocked. Windows? Please say windows!. Use this attached prog to force fastboot,from there then in fastboot use fastboot flashing unlock
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    Hello @jsolo112

    Welcome to XDA! I hope you enjoyed your first two months on this private platform and that you always found this support and assistance you required. I'm even more grateful that you obviously like to share your experience with other XDA members!



    However, first we certainly all would appreciate if you do so publicly and not via private channels because the spirit of XDA, to which you certainly agree, is about sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise! What makes me additionally wondering that you changed your email within less than one month. How does this come?

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    Hey! Thank you for your kind recognition!
    However, as ItsUnified said, this issue is kinda difficult, because every time we come up with something, it is patched, and we have to start all over again. I totally respect the spirit of the forum,. and would agree with you 100 % if it wasn't for the reason above. I created a new email so that I could coordinate these ideas with the Google services, because my current email provider, Proton Mail, does not have the equivalent of Google Docs or chat. Thank you so much for your time and moderation

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    If someone could send me an email I'd really appreciate it! [email protected]
    Gabb must have already figured it out because I just got a notification for a software update, but I'm hoping I can figure it out before the update goes through.
    Interesting... Everybody like this post if you're getting a similar notification
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    I think this tutorial might work.
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    I have an idea. Go into android recovery (power and volume up buttons) and select the wipe data/factory reset option. Just know your parent (might) have to enter the email address associated with the phone. I have never done that because I never had a reason to but just select that option and it may downgrade it.
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    I think this tutorial might work.
    If this works let me know if someone tries it.
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    I think our goal for now should be to get a package installer working
    I think GMS might be trying to self update which could be causing the crash