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

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D-FUSE

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Oct 11, 2010
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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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TheEnekaign

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Mar 31, 2015
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I've been running this rom for a while now with almost no bugs.

Anyways, I have a qquestion. Every time it boots I have a little message saying the kernal is not enforcing, but otherwise it runs perfectly. Is there anything that would get rid of that error?
 

games906

Senior Member
Dec 20, 2013
123
21
atlanta
I'm slick salty that I got the at&t s5 (unlocked) but it's not even rootable due to the locked lollipop bootloader?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 09:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:50 PM ----------

Anyone know where I can find Knox remover for avant stock rooted ROM?

Sent from my SM-G386T using Tapatalk
http://androidforums.com/index.php?posts/6782144

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DroidJP

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Mar 6, 2014
338
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Well guess thst's it. This phone has reached the end of it's life cycle. Couldn't even release Lolipop on it. Now It is time for an upgrade. Overall, it is a good phone. But the support has ceased. Farewell.

Sent from my SM-G386T1 using Tapatalk
 
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Cobra11Murderer

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Oct 18, 2011
486
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Mineral Wells
Well guess thst's it. This phone has reached the end of it's life cycle. Couldn't even release Lolipop on it. Now It is time for an upgrade. Overall, it is a good phone. But the support has ceased. Farewell.

Sent from my SM-G386T1 using Tapatalk

Been dead for a while.. I went with a n6 no longer have to deal with the manufacturers b* thats the last time ill ever buy a samsung

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MadZiontist

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Feb 10, 2015
130
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Amityville
@D-FUSE

Thank you sir for making the phone twice as valuable (imo)! Without your development on it, it would have still been nice, but I'm really glad to have been introduced to AOKP, which made the phone event better.

The only custom ROMs I've run, are CM and AOKP. I greatly prefer AOKP (R.I.P.), and would love to see it ported to the Nvidia Shield Portable, and JXD S192 Singularity (buying one in a few days). I'm relatively new to Android (only been using the OS for about a year and a half). I'm not sure if there'd be a better choice of custom ROM for the two gaming droids, but based off my experience with the stock ROM on the NSP, and AOKP on the Avant...I'd be thrilled to be able to be able to run the Kangling's Unicorn Bytes on my gaming portables.

Anyways, the Avant was a great phone. Especially considering its price. Its Achilles Heel was its pathetic screen quality, but after running a couple of the right screen calibration apps, it looks a LOT better.

For anybody still using the phone: for much better screen quality I recommend:

Lots of options; More "hands-on" calibration process; Screen can be calibrated to look pretty amazing:
DS Display Expert Pro
by Droidsail

Either/And

One button push calibration; Takes seconds; Screen quality looks twice as good afterwards (imo):
Display Calibration Pro or Quick TuneUp Pro (calibrates multiple different aspects) by RedPi Apps

There are free/lite versions of all 3 apps on GP.
 
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GoddessRee

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Jul 25, 2016
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Need help with carrier unlock

I have a T-mobile Avant that I would like to use my Metro PCS sim card with. The device unlock app does not work, refers me to Tmobile Customer Care. & they do not care, I have not been able to get any help from them. I am not arguing with them anymore. I am rooted, can install any custom roms if needed. Please tell me that I can bypass this somehow before I go crazy. Thank you in advance for any help
 
I have a T-mobile Avant that I would like to use my Metro PCS sim card with. The device unlock app does not work, refers me to Tmobile Customer Care. & they do not care, I have not been able to get any help from them. I am not arguing with them anymore. I am rooted, can install any custom roms if needed. Please tell me that I can bypass this somehow before I go crazy. Thank you in advance for any help
T-Mobile phones should be able work with metro pcs sim cards no problem without any modding/hacking/unlocking?

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MadZiontist

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Is it just me, or is there no button to move apps to the SD card? I gave the phone to my wife awhile ago, and my daughter is using it as well, and they're running out of space all the time. I don't recall that option ever being missing before?! I know there's apps that can move to external, without needing to do it from Settings/Apps. One is called Force2SD, but it often fails. I recall using another one that worked A LOT better, but can't remember what it's called.

Does anybody have any insight as to what's up with the move to SD option being absent?
 

tyson170

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Any apps that are capable of running from the SD card can be moved from the Application Manager. You can take it a step further and try using Link2SD with a partitioned SD card.
 

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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.

    [/COLOR]
    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

    Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 using Tapatalk
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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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