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pgb.1968

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Hi all! My name is Piergiorgio (short: Pg) , from Genoa, Italy. Even though I used to work in IT, I'm a noob when it comes to cellphones, and even worse with rooting, ROMS etc.
Essentyally I'll be looking for advice in order to prolonge the life of my old cell devices, which I find - especially due to their size - much more practical than the modern, fast but bulky and cumbersome, phones.

Thanks in advance for your patience and support!
 

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Hello, I'm from austria and love to disassemble everything I see. Hoping to can help everyone and collect some useful informations. :)

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Thanks for the help :) Came here to solve some problem with my wife's phone. You got the final solution, but i'm happy that i can add a little more help for others, with my way of solving the problem. I register just because want to thank the helping hand, and make the process easier for the rest of us, facing the same problem. Keep up the great work.

37 year old medical professional. 5 years ago our technology never crossed my mind and senselessly used computers, smart tv’s and game consoles like I did my love affairs, (unchecked)

After being robbed of my privacy, sanity and data from a ruthless network intrusion, I realized this stuff was not just in action movies, and not only happened to rogue governments and corrupt regimes.

(I also learned that computers really don’t make that cool “deee-heeeedeee” sound like the MOVIES when you are intensely updating/downloading software)

I taught myself Linux the best I could, read your guys book, and found that back box was most friendly… And in a freak accident I overwrote my entire partition when reinstalling back box onto my MacBook. So ever since then I called it Macinbox

Hello, my name is Júlio, I'm not too young or too old, I work with maintenance of electronic devices and I'm studying in the hope that someday someone will call me a systems developer, I discovered the site a short time ago, looking for a solution for an Asus tablet that does not access the Play Store and does not install anything, I found a lot here about it and soon I wrote, I am fascinated by this area and I know that you are very good at what you do, I know that I will learn a lot from you all. Hope I can help too...

Hi, it's my pleasure to be here, I'm not too young or too old to be here and I love modding and surfing the web for new things that will make users comfortable to make use of their devices, I'm not perfect and I will appreciate it greatly when ideals and thoughts are shared across the web for better quality development, I've been working with Linux and pydroid Apps for more about 1 year and I will like to improve with more. Thanks.

First and foremost let me just say thank you so much for all the work you guys/gals do. Long time creeper until now. Just a noob looking to learn stuff while I pursue my tech aspirations and goals.

Hi,my name is Igor. I found XDA when I searched solution for phone problem on Google. I'm not expert for moding phones or similar but I'm interested and fast learning and also willing to help if I can with all knowledge I have .

Hello everyone! my name is Srdjan and i am Automotive technician from Sweden.
I does a lot of electronic repairs so i think this is a good place for me to share my knowledge and to get help from someone if is needed.

Good luck in your repair case!

Hi there,
I've worked in the computer industry for about 20 years and retired a few years ago. I've done a bit with various operating systems but mostly handled specific Windows-based software. I'm now using Android devices, phone and tablet. I'm just starting to figure out what I can do in Android so decided to become a XDA member. I've looked at some of the forums here over the yyears and figured it was time to join. I'm looking forward to learning new things and what my Android devices can do. Thanks

I once was helped by help from your community to root my phone..

I previously sold phones & had done a course on phone repairs which drew me on to the deep things about phones,

the resolving of certain issues about phones, & fully understanding the full power of android phones.

I found your website deep.. in knowledge & merely want to learn about my android phone as much as I can.. & see where it takes me.



I crave knowledge..

Hello everyone!

I joined last year but I just know the existance of this thread.

I port KVM to Samsung Exynos :))
(But most of my attempt failed)

Thanks people in this forum for helping me a lot!

Hello everybody! I am happy to explore this amazing forum. I hope our this journey will live long. We will be helpful to each other.

New Member Cgiff here. I’m a retired test engineer still dabbling in microcontrollers. I wanted to uses an inexpensive fire tablet as to run browser based interfaces to some of my wifi enabled hardware projects. Getting rid of the Amazon bloat, enabling Google play to get the chrome browser was my objective. I discovered this forum kind of by accident but I must say it certainly looks to be a great resource. The toolbox certainly helped Make the fire tablet more Android like with relative ease.

Hi! After a lot of visits to this site redirected from other forums looking for instructions and roms for my devices, I finally registered!

Greetings. Everyone!

Hi I'm Tab. I am a noob when it comes to all this but I love to learn. I'm specifically interested in custom roms/recovery for tablets and phones. Please be patient with me. I'm hoping to soon have a story to tell:cowboy:. I have a Samsung galaxy tab A Sm-t517p and want to put twrp on it and root it, and eventually a custom kernel. I haven't found anything for my specific model and hope to find some answers here. Thanks!

Hi all! My name is Piergiorgio (short: Pg) , from Genoa, Italy. Even though I used to work in IT, I'm a noob when it comes to cellphones, and even worse with rooting, ROMS etc.
Essentyally I'll be looking for advice in order to prolonge the life of my old cell devices, which I find - especially due to their size - much more practical than the modern, fast but bulky and cumbersome, phones.

Thanks in advance for your patience and support!



Hi all and welcome to XDA!
 

Andrey Danin

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Hi all. I spent some time developing for old Toshiba AC100 netbook long time ago. Nowadays I usually use existing builds for different devices. I would like to thank all developers for their efforts! :)
 
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frank64sunday

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Hi, I own an Huawei P20L and I've been following XDA for some time because I would like to upgrade it with an custom ROM. Now I've tried it out and it looks I need some futher assistence to get it working.:oops: The perspective to have a more recent Android on my old phone was to tempting.
Regards
frank64sunday
 
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iamdaninjah

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Hi everyone,
I am new to the xda forums so I am learning more about a little bit of everything. I am mainly interested in coding and very interested in flashing firmwares. I would love to know more about it if you have the chance.
 
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maly820

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Hello, like most, I use the knowledge and wisdom of local forum users and it has saved my life more than once :) My name is Przemysław, I'm 40 years old, I live in Poland, Lodz Voivodeship and I like to repair a little but sometimes it also spoils unfortunately ... But life must be a bit interesting. ...
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Witam jak większość korzystam z wiedzy i mądrości użytkowników lokalnego forum i nie raz uratowało mi to życie :) Nazywam się Przemysław mam 40 lat mieszkam w polsce województwo łódzkie i lubię naprawiać trochę ale też czasem popsuje niestety...Ale życie musi być trochę ciekawe....
 
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equals2

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Hi everyone,
I have always been a fan of the heroes that post amazing rooting threads and wanted to become part of the community!
 
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Liara

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Hi, I've read stuff on here on and off for years to get help with various things. I finally decided to register because I want to be able to ask questions if I run into issues with stuff I plan to add to my Fire tablet.
 

redsaucerenegade

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Howdy, I'm RR, I like my privacy so we'll stick with RR for now. In reality, that first sentence says it all, privacy is what got me here. In the modern era, its more and more difficult to have privacy. During the Plandemic I went down the rabbit hole of rooting my first phone, an Axom 10 Pro. I must of bootlooped the thing 600 times, spent roughly 90+ hours reading forums, and beginning this journey to understanding how our phones work, apps, systems, Linux, and how to prevent them from becoming tracking devices and more importantly, your entire private data in one place. Trying to eliminate all Google from my life, I went down the rabbit hole of custom ROMs. I successfully bricked NOT 1 but 2 Oneplus 9 Pro's (which after alot more learning and research figured out how to fix :) ) while trying to install Lineage OS, but I eventually got it. I could not have done ANY of this without this forum. My entire education into coding, source code, kernel, and much more is 100% credit to XDA. I saw what a great supportive community it was and everyone helped each other. Now almost 2 years later, I'm going down the rabbit hole of how apps work and source code and how they are all pieced together. Its been very exciting and EXHAUSTING to say the least! But I was inspired just the other day when my wife's really old phone went complete potato after not updating her phone for almost 8 years.... and I didn't panic like when I first started. I came here and I learned how to fix it! and I did! So, I wanted to join to continue this journey and hopefully make some friends on the way. It seems like software development and phone troubleshooting is a real thankless job, so I want to thank every independent developer, tinker, and XDA Team member for making a place we can all learn together and help each other.

Looking Forward to meeting you all (well... probably not lol)

Best.

RR
 

redsaucerenegade

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Hello all. New to the party and might ask some stupid questions. Never to old to learn something new. Sorry and thanks in advance.
Believe me brother... no one can feel stupider than a guy who bricked 3 phones cause he wanted to "try" rooting phones (i eventually learned how to fix them LOL)... your in good company!

be well

RR
 

Mostolino

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Hello!
Took me some time but now i am here to find and share knowledge. Too much of interest in here. Keep on going this forum!
Merry christmas to y'all!
-Oliver
 
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Mightyd971

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hi everybody im new here. im 42 years old a french man who got a chinese head unit radio car. i found this forum in searching how to do a hard reset. not found for now.
so thank you everybody for accepting me. see you soon.
 

Jaunee5

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hi everybody im new here. im 42 years old a french man who got a chinese head unit radio car. i found this forum in searching how to do a hard reset. not found for now.
so thank you everybody for accepting me. see you soon.
I got an xtrons unit and looking for some advice as well. It's old subject but may still be on going. I'm new here as well. Good luck to you!
 

benordinaire

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Hi. I am new. I often come to this forum to inform myself. I'm not an expert, but with your advice, I manage! Thanks!
Salut. Je suis nouveau. Je viens souvent sur ce forum pour m ' Informater. Je ne suis pas un expert, mais avec vos conseils, je me débrouille! Merci!
 
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Believe me brother... no one can feel stupider than a guy who bricked 3 phones cause he wanted to "try" rooting phones (i eventually learned how to fix them LOL)... your in good company!

be well

RR
Little more "about myself". I have a xtrons psd android 10 head unit in my car. I actually like it quite a bit except for mainly one thing that drives me crazy! The screen backlight is too bright for my liking for night driving. I drive down a deer in festering road every day and I need minimal dash lighting in my face I can put on radio and hit the screen sleep button. I can then change stations but as soon as I touch the volume, the screen wakes I have to take my eyes off the road to hit the screen sleep button again. I can not set the screen to Auto sleep. That is what I'd like to achieve. Either get the screen to Auto sleep or not wake when adjusting volume. I'm hoping I can get some help or insight into this issue from your pooled knowledge. Thanks in advance either way.
 

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Hi. I am new. I often come to this forum to inform myself. I'm not an expert, but with your advice, I manage! Thanks!
Hey there, welcome! Please note that, while you're allowed to post in another language, we always require an English translation. You'll find this in our Forum Rules.
 

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