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Installing apps on a gabb phone Z2?

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Nature Grey

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For y'all people having trouble with dev options and USB debugging to install apps, put an apk from your computer into the downloads folder on your phone. Now put other files in the downloads folder. Select a non apk file and click move. When in the "move" mode, you will see that the apk has an application icon on the front of it. All I'm saying is that the system detects apk files as applications. I will post a video later on how to this.
 
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For y'all people having trouble with dev options and USB debugging to install apps, put an apk from your computer into the downloads folder on your phone. Now put other files in the downloads folder. Select a non apk file and click move. When in the "move" mode, you will see that the apk has an application icon on the front of it. All I'm saying is that the system detects apk files as applications. I will post a video later on how to this.
I see that but how to download?
 

Nature Grey

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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.
 

SYNC_Fn

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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.
I dont know if its worth especially since it "might" work
 
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Nature Grey

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The reason my ADB still works is because before the updates I uninstalled software updater and system updater. When y'all find another way to get apps be sure to uninstall both those system apps to prevent future updates
 
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Nature Grey

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You may have to perform a hard mod to get apps in which you will have to take apart the phone and maybe get going from there. I would look up a tutorial before you start taking it apart.
 

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For y'all people having trouble with dev options and USB debugging to install apps, put an apk from your computer into the downloads folder on your phone. Now put other files in the downloads folder. Select a non apk file and click move. When in the "move" mode, you will see that the apk has an application icon on the front of it. All I'm saying is that the system detects apk files as applications. I will post a video later on how to this.
I made a video about usb debugging on my YouTube channel (iqlessmemes) and if you make a video, just let me know, and I will pin it.
 

Nature Grey

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I would try to take it apart and just see if you can find wires that are reconnectable and I would start playing with it. I'm not responsible for any damage you do to your phone. Do this at your own risk.
 

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    Lol, i love your profile pic! and yes, if we uncover any new methods of cracking the phone, ill post em up on XDA. We`re also looking into disabling the updater, that way nothing gets patched!
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    You guys might want to rethink this, as it seems to be impossible. When in the permissions menu for the Software Update app, it does not allow alteration of any permissions, saying "Device requires this permission to operate." It also does not appear to be possible to force stop the app. I can post screenshots if needed.
    That's strange, Mr. Macphisto said that he was able to do it.....
    I'll talk to him about it, there really just cannot be any easy ways of doing anything on this phone!
    (it's almost like it was locked down lol)
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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?
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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 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
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    Can someone create a phone edited image of it so I can get an answer?
    enjoy 👍