New Galaxy Avant G386T & G386T1 - We have root and recovery

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D-FUSE

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THE AOKP FROM 6-6-15 I NEVER RELEASED
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62933436&postcount=2372



Link to NK3 newest firmware on sammobile http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/39984/G386TUVU1ANK3_G386TTMB1ANK3_TMB.zip
best practices for flashing this rom: give thanks to: @cragains (post #666)
please do a back up in twrp no matter what. Since there isn't a 100% stock rom that has wifi calling working. If you don't do a back up and want to have a 100% stock rom again you'll have to to flash the firmware to do so.
1.Factory reset (you dont have to but I always do)
2.Put in Download Mode
3.Flash ANK3 firmware via Odin
4.DL Mode again
5.Flash Root via Odin
6.DL Mode once more
7.Flash TWRP via Odin
8.Boot into TWRP factory reset (no need to wipe internal storage)


12/13/2014 UPDATE: We have a TWRP recovery!! follow this link: http://androidforums.com/threads/twrp-2-8-1-0-afyonltetmo.887861/ and please thank shabbypenguin.

10/28 UPDATE: We have Root !!!
Please if you just joined the thread be polite and read through the pages before asking questions that have been asked and answered several times in the thread, this is good forum manners.

Instructions:
1. Go to website: autoroot.chainfire.eu
2. Download package for SM-G386T (donate to be a community member)
3. Unzip it.
4. Open Odin3-v.07 on computer
5. Turn off phone.
6. Hold Down Vol, Home, and Power, simultaneously.
7. Press Up Vol to accept
8. Connect phone to computer via USB
9. Confirm that the message in Odin says "Added"
10. Check box for PDA and click on PDA, to select the file "CF-Auto-Root...." that is in the unzipped folder
11. Click Start
12. It'll restart the phone on its own. Odin should say "Pass!" on the upper left.
13. When phone on, download Root Check and run it to confirm that its been rooted.

Thank you all for keeping the thread going and being perseverant at getting a root solution, a custom recovery and a custom Rom. I will keep an eye on the thread and put updates here on the begining to make it easier for everyone. :good::good:

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I got the galaxy Avant two days ago from Tmobile.So far I am very happy and impressed, I compared the screen with the S5 side by side, the Z1s, the HTC one M8, the I phone 5s and the LG G2 and I must say that for not being HD it is impressive. at full brightness both the s5 and the Avant with the exact same web page open both screens displayed the exact same content even though the Avant fonts were a bit smaller, however the background white was whiter on the Avant and a bit more yellowish on the S5, then all other phones I compared had whiter whites in the background but the content was very different some showing more and some showing less content ( I can recall which is which.. sorry).

Please share your reviews on the new phone, I think it has impressive specs for a mid range at such a low price. I got mine from T carrier at only $120 with their summer special. With 1.5 Ram, 1.2 quad-core snapdragon 400, 16 GB internal memory plus external micro Sd for up to 64 additional Gb, kit kat 4.4.2 right off the bat plus an unlock app,and full 4G LTE capability this phone has potential for some major development. the camera even only a 5 megapixel takes very decent photos and has nice features like panoramic, shot and sound, sport mode, and a couple more..

By the way... Does anyone know how to root the new Galaxy Avant?

So.. let's talk about this phone and see how good it is and how much better it can become. Thanks.

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It's not user error.. it's not willing to be patient.. or just ****ty programming.. "whathaveyou?" :confused:

Anyway since my phone came back from the "no phone calls" dead.. I'll just wait it out... or play with the settings until it's fixed..

i just checked.. I still can't dial out.. so now I'm gonna play with wcdma/gsm.. because it did seem to start working after I did that...
Total user error just call them and tell them you were playing with network setting because you have no clue what you're doing and they will walk you through it to fix it. Easy is that. You're phone isn't bricked because you messed with network settings

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The Wire Guy

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stumped on recovery

im not sure if i just double posted but i clicked quick reply cuz i couldnt remember my pw, then did and now im pasting. sorry if its twice in a row and if it is i will be sure to delete one of them :)

hello, ive been searching forums and google for the past several hours now, ive used odin to flash twrp, cwm but i cant seem to get it to work. ive been able to root the phone with success but cannot install the custom recovery for the life of me, ive followed the tut's to a T and am now at a loss and need help because when i try to put it in recovery mode it goes to download mode. i push vol up home and power and in the top left of the screen the blue lettering says recovery mode or something but extremely fast then reverts to download mode, im now guessing i dont even have a working recovery anymore haha. heres my phone name and such. splash screen says samsung galaxy core lte, model number is SM-G386W android version 4.4.2 baseband g386wvlu1anj2, developer mode enabled, usb debugging enabled. in the past ive successfully rooted and installed custom roms on the s2 s3 s4 and rooted my s5, dont wanna mod my s5 i like it too much to maybe mess it up lol. anyways when i use odin everything looks to go perfectly fine, it says pass and everything, but cant install or boot up recovery, i want to install cm or pac, undecided, but my fave has always been cm so im probably going to do that one but yeah lol someone please help :)
 

Cobra11Murderer

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Odin way is a pain for the recovery for some reason mine would act like it installed but didn't.. Use Odin to root first then download avant exploded by dfuse from the playstore, install busy box to and then run his app and let it install a recovery that's the simplest way of doing it
 
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romeroom

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Galaxy Avant upgrade to Android 5.0 - NOOB

I have to apologize from the start. I know next to nothing about rooting, ROM installation, etc.

I have an Avant from T-Mobile. Since the unofficial promise of carrier initiated upgrade to 5.0, I've been waiting for it, though clearly it won't happen.

I would really appreciate it if any of you who have successfully "installed" (I know, wrong terminology probably) Android 5.x on an Avant could point me in the "How TO" direction. And if so, have you been able to get WiFi Calling to work.

Thanks.
 

der_cobester

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Apr 20, 2015
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I have to apologize from the start. I know next to nothing about rooting, ROM installation, etc.

I have an Avant from T-Mobile. Since the unofficial promise of carrier initiated upgrade to 5.0, I've been waiting for it, though clearly it won't happen.

I would really appreciate it if any of you who have successfully "installed" (I know, wrong terminology probably) Android 5.x on an Avant could point me in the "How TO" direction. And if so, have you been able to get WiFi Calling to work.

Thanks.

Wifi calling is NOT going to work unless we either get an official update or some genius comes along. Any 5.x right now is not 100% working, but you can get 4.4.4. There's a pretty good chance we will never have a good 5.x ROM.

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romeroom

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Better battery life and the ability to remove and or completely disable what runs in the background.

Honestly, for entry level to mid-range, I think the Avant did not get enough credit and should have been given an official 5.0 upgrade. Nearly 2 years ago I bought 4 Avants for our family when we witched over to TMO from VZN. These phones have never failed us and are still going strong.
 

der_cobester

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Apr 20, 2015
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Better battery life and the ability to remove and or completely disable what runs in the background.

Honestly, for entry level to mid-range, I think the Avant did not get enough credit and should have been given an official 5.0 upgrade. Nearly 2 years ago I bought 4 Avants for our family when we witched over to TMO from VZN. These phones have never failed us and are still going strong.

You might just want to root then. If wifi calling is important, then you will be able to do whatever you want to with rooted touchwiz.

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romeroom

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When you say "you might want to root..." my ignorance about these things takes over.

If you don't mind, how would I go about rooting my Avant? If you do mind, I totally understand. I should know those procedures by now.
 

der_cobester

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When you say "you might want to root..." my ignorance about these things takes over.

If you don't mind, how would I go about rooting my Avant? If you do mind, I totally understand. I should know those procedures by now.

Check out post one of this thread.

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---------- Post added at 05:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:29 PM ----------

What are the issues with this rom? because I have yet to see a bug free rom, that isn't stock

-Billy

I believe it's just the proximity sensor, but I'm not sure. I know the kk Roms for this thing seem to have recents menu problems, but they aren't too bad.

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romeroom

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You might just want to root then. If wifi calling is important, then you will be able to do whatever you want to with rooted touchwiz....

I decided to take some responsibility and look online on how to root my Avant, though any advice from you is really welcomed and preferred.

Two more questions:

1. If I want to go back to the the stock, T-Mobile rom the phone came with, is it possible?

2. With a rooted phone, will I have access to the Google App store?

Thanks again.
 

Cobra11Murderer

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Oct 18, 2011
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I decided to take some responsibility and look online on how to root my Avant, though any advice from you is really welcomed and preferred.

Two more questions:

1. If I want to go back to the the stock, T-Mobile rom the phone came with, is it possible?

2. With a rooted phone, will I have access to the Google App store?

Thanks again.

Yes and yes

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der_cobester

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Apr 20, 2015
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Hey guys, just switched to the last AOKP build from cm11, and the xposed in ap repo does not work. Any ideas?

EDIT: Nevermind I'm going back to stock and rooted.

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HeadWingnut

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I haven't found a rooting method for the Avant that doesn't involve Debugging under Developer Options and a PC or Mac because booting into download mode to root the Avant requires tether.

If there's someone out there who hasn't figured it out yet, open your Developer Options in Settings and ensure that you have the tethering provision, which is part of the stock ROM. It's in the App Manager and they're alphabetized. To get your Developer Options, press your "Build Number" in "About" in your settings seven times.

I know it sounds like a lot of fooey, but I've had the Avant I'm holding now rooted once and I'm just about to root it again because I paid for the phone and I pay my bill, so I will have the right to say what I can and can't do with it.

After you run a backup, debug, and tether your Avant, boot into download mode by pressing and holding the power button, the home button, and the volume down key. When it starts back up and you see the warning, don't back down because you're almost there! Hit the volume up key while keeping the power button and home button pressed and about twenty minutes later... Voila! Root access.... But you didn't hear it from me.

Now go be free, my Young Apprentices and may the Schwarts be with you!
 

Blu8

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That is a lot of "fooey" though, get the device drivers installed and boot into download mode, that's it. No need to tether just to have Odin mode working....
 

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    THE AOKP FROM 6-6-15 I NEVER RELEASED
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62933436&postcount=2372



    Link to NK3 newest firmware on sammobile http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/39984/G386TUVU1ANK3_G386TTMB1ANK3_TMB.zip
    best practices for flashing this rom: give thanks to: @cragains (post #666)
    please do a back up in twrp no matter what. Since there isn't a 100% stock rom that has wifi calling working. If you don't do a back up and want to have a 100% stock rom again you'll have to to flash the firmware to do so.
    1.Factory reset (you dont have to but I always do)
    2.Put in Download Mode
    3.Flash ANK3 firmware via Odin
    4.DL Mode again
    5.Flash Root via Odin
    6.DL Mode once more
    7.Flash TWRP via Odin
    8.Boot into TWRP factory reset (no need to wipe internal storage)


    12/13/2014 UPDATE: We have a TWRP recovery!! follow this link: http://androidforums.com/threads/twrp-2-8-1-0-afyonltetmo.887861/ and please thank shabbypenguin.

    10/28 UPDATE: We have Root !!!
    Please if you just joined the thread be polite and read through the pages before asking questions that have been asked and answered several times in the thread, this is good forum manners.

    Instructions:
    1. Go to website: autoroot.chainfire.eu
    2. Download package for SM-G386T (donate to be a community member)
    3. Unzip it.
    4. Open Odin3-v.07 on computer
    5. Turn off phone.
    6. Hold Down Vol, Home, and Power, simultaneously.
    7. Press Up Vol to accept
    8. Connect phone to computer via USB
    9. Confirm that the message in Odin says "Added"
    10. Check box for PDA and click on PDA, to select the file "CF-Auto-Root...." that is in the unzipped folder
    11. Click Start
    12. It'll restart the phone on its own. Odin should say "Pass!" on the upper left.
    13. When phone on, download Root Check and run it to confirm that its been rooted.

    Thank you all for keeping the thread going and being perseverant at getting a root solution, a custom recovery and a custom Rom. I will keep an eye on the thread and put updates here on the begining to make it easier for everyone. :good::good:

    ____________________________________________

    I got the galaxy Avant two days ago from Tmobile.So far I am very happy and impressed, I compared the screen with the S5 side by side, the Z1s, the HTC one M8, the I phone 5s and the LG G2 and I must say that for not being HD it is impressive. at full brightness both the s5 and the Avant with the exact same web page open both screens displayed the exact same content even though the Avant fonts were a bit smaller, however the background white was whiter on the Avant and a bit more yellowish on the S5, then all other phones I compared had whiter whites in the background but the content was very different some showing more and some showing less content ( I can recall which is which.. sorry).

    Please share your reviews on the new phone, I think it has impressive specs for a mid range at such a low price. I got mine from T carrier at only $120 with their summer special. With 1.5 Ram, 1.2 quad-core snapdragon 400, 16 GB internal memory plus external micro Sd for up to 64 additional Gb, kit kat 4.4.2 right off the bat plus an unlock app,and full 4G LTE capability this phone has potential for some major development. the camera even only a 5 megapixel takes very decent photos and has nice features like panoramic, shot and sound, sport mode, and a couple more..

    By the way... Does anyone know how to root the new Galaxy Avant?

    So.. let's talk about this phone and see how good it is and how much better it can become. Thanks.

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    It's not user error.. it's not willing to be patient.. or just ****ty programming.. "whathaveyou?" :confused:

    Anyway since my phone came back from the "no phone calls" dead.. I'll just wait it out... or play with the settings until it's fixed..

    i just checked.. I still can't dial out.. so now I'm gonna play with wcdma/gsm.. because it did seem to start working after I did that...
    Total user error just call them and tell them you were playing with network setting because you have no clue what you're doing and they will walk you through it to fix it. Easy is that. You're phone isn't bricked because you messed with network settings

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    That would be me on device tree. I don't own device physically. It's my girlfriend's, so updates may be slow. But we've got good stuff going for us. I attached a photo of current build
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    I thought that dude Dfuse wasn't developing for this phone anymore
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    ok guys... hears the issue guys I've been trying to figure out wtf is wrong with WiFi. still not working. Everything else should be working. I'll upload it if you guys want

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