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Installing apps on a gabb phone Z2?

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Jul 26, 2021
OK so maybe the mygabb app is stopping you from getting in to developer options on the home screen hold the mygabb app and press app info and then press app permissions and denie the permission storage and try pressing it tell me if it works
Jul 16, 2021
adb shell settings list system
what on earth!? they never actually fully removed some of the android apps!? They just disabled them 🤔
Where is this located and how did you get there? Can you edit the file?


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Jul 18, 2021
adb install all of those and then try to open the play store 👍
Hey so I tired getting the play store on my freinds gabb phone(Mainly just the google services was the goal so we could get youtube and stuff). However, I wasnt very smart and tried installing it from APKmirror. This would be fine however, after the fact I think I matched the versions incorrectly because it didnt seem to work. So we tried removing it by going into settings and going to the storage managment and uninstalling it from there. However, we noticed that using this method does not allow you to reinstall that app later. I tried it when we tried reinstalling a newer version of an app that we had deleted, and it wouldnt let us do that. So after I found this, I tried installing these files, but it seems to be too late as it seems to me as if I am unable to get them to install. This was all about a week or 2 ago. I also want to mention that we also couldnt get 3rd party app stores to work, such as amazon and a couple of others.

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    I understand this thread might be a bit aged. I was looking into getting a Gabb Z2 just for hackery and stuff. I am looking for any way to hack it in general. I had a thought; couldn't one just use Magisk and use that to root the device? It would be much easier than doing it yourself, wouldn't it?
    Also, couldn't one just install the GSI of whatever version of android the device is currently running?
    Not sure if people are still contributing but if you are I guess heres a quick little run down of what we learned.
    1. We found a way to install apps but then it got patched, and wasnt very effective in the first place.
    2. There is a way to run a standard android os but it wont have service and will be missing a couple features.
    3. They have patched the bugs for getting into developer mode and enabling usb debugging.
    4. What we really want to find out right now is how to enable usb debugging, and/or get a apk installer onto the phone.
    View attachment 5390277i dont know if this can help but if found these
    Seems promising!
    I think this tutorial might work.
    If this works let me know if someone tries it.
    Hey guys! I just discovered something! So I went into recovery mode and clicked apply update from abd, and when I went on webabd.com my device appered! However, I wasn't able to install APK's and it didn't quite work. But maybe you guys could use the usb debugging coding thing u were using before???
    In the "apply an update using adb" part, you can only download a ROM using a computer. What somebody could do is make a custom ROM with Gabb software with USB debugging already enabled, and then just install that ROM.
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    Alright, so I'm new here. Just came from iqlessmeme's video. I actually have a gabb phone given to me by my parents and I really want to crack it, as they won't let me buy my own. How's it going around here? Any way to enable USB debugging with the new update?
    I think this tutorial might work.
    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.
    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
    Can someone create a phone edited image of it so I can get an answer?
    enjoy 👍