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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rck01

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have you guys get auto time and date to work because apparently mine just started to work. lol

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Any chance you could look at the camera bug in your more recent kernel builds? Everything after your 6/12 release breaks video recording. Had to roll back to that earlier version in order to get it working again.

RCK
 

aznrice2k4

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Any chance you could look at the camera bug in your more recent kernel builds? Everything after your 6/12 release breaks video recording. Had to roll back to that earlier version in order to get it working again.

RCK
Well, it is due to something with AAC encoding. I haven't the time to debug but you can get the camera to work if you use LG CAMERA and change the audio codec to default.
 
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Masterchief87

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Well, it is due to something with AAC encoding. I haven't the time to debug but you can get the camera to work if you use LG CAMERA and change the audio codec to default.

I recently had this same issue with a cm12.1 ROM for a different phone. There was a line in the build.prop that needed to be removed that had to do with the aac encoding. This may potentially work for your ROM too. The line read something like qcomm.hw.aac.encoding=true
It may look a bit different but something like that. Removing that line from the build.prop may get the video camera working with the stock camera and or Google camera.
 
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rck01

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I recently had this same issue with a cm12.1 ROM for a different phone. There was a line in the build.prop that needed to be removed that had to do with the aac encoding. This may potentially work for your ROM too. The line read something like qcomm.hw.aac.encoding=true
It may look a bit different but something like that. Removing that line from the build.prop may get the video camera working with the stock camera and or Google camera.
That did the trick. I deleted the line from build.prop, then booted into recovery and flashed aznrice's latest kernel (6/18 version). Video recording is now fully functional again.

BTW, the string in build.prop begins with "qcom" not "qcomm" in case anyone is searching the file for it.

Anyway, thanks for the timely tip! :)

RCK
 

Mr. Y

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That did the trick. I deleted the line from build.prop, then booted into recovery and flashed aznrice's latest kernel (6/18 version). Video recording is now fully functional again.

BTW, the string in build.prop begins with "qcom" not "qcomm" in case anyone is searching the file for it.

Anyway, thanks for the timely tip! :)

RCK

I had gone back to dfuse06 last aokp update since aznrice kernel was giving me the camera issue. Can u please tell me the step by step procedures u did to remove that line from build.prop. Thanks
 

rck01

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I had gone back to dfuse06 last aokp update since aznrice kernel was giving me the camera issue. Can u please tell me the step by step procedures u did to remove that line from build.prop. Thanks
Use a file manager with root access (I use ES File Explorer) to first backup (make a copy) your build.prop file (hint: it's in the /system folder). Then use a text editor with root access (I use ES Note Editor) to open the build.prop file and search for the "qcom" string. Edit the file to remove the string, save it, then reboot into recovery and flash aznrice's kernel. Reboot from recovery and you should be good to go.

RCK
 
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ricki13th

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I found a great way to save battery during standby. I get much better usage on one charge as a result. Make sure you download the latest kernel (6/18) for AOKP and get an app that can change kernel settings like trickstermod. But I personally use Kernel Adiutor to do this. Go to CPU Hotplug and scroll down to CPU Maximum Screen Off Frequency and change it to 600 mhz and it will lessen battery drain on standby. It won't affect your lockscreen/turning back on phone push notifications nor music when you turn the screen off while playing. I tried to go lower back it won't really stick but its all good though!!! ;)
 
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aznrice2k4

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No problem. Thank masterchief most of all since he's the one who discovered the potential fix. :)

RCK

I recently had this same issue with a cm12.1 ROM for a different phone. There was a line in the build.prop that needed to be removed that had to do with the aac encoding. This may potentially work for your ROM too. The line read something like qcomm.hw.aac.encoding=true
It may look a bit different but something like that. Removing that line from the build.prop may get the video camera working with the stock camera and or Google camera.

That's literally just a band-aid. I need to figure out why that's happening. Btw I uploaded a new kernel boosted_afyon-20150703_003635-cm-exp-0c985c3.zip
 

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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

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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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