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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More to it then what was said in this forum.. the roms suffered from major issues... sure on the surface it worked but there's more to it then what was talked about

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Like what? I've been using dfuse's AOKP for weeks now with great results. Performance is excellent, the runtime is rock stable, and virtually everything works (proximity sensor being the only major outstanding issue for me).

It's easily the best ROM out there right now for the Avant, which makes dfuse's decision to pull it all the more tragic. :(

RCK

---------- Post added at 06:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:32 AM ----------

Cue the irony: 5 mins after posting the above, I get a random reboot from within YouTube. It's the second in as many days since I installed aznrice's latest (07/05).

Hey aznrice, what do you need from me after the next reboot so you can troubleshoot? Dmesg? How do I pull one of those?

RCK
 

ninjasinabag

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May 28, 2013
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Like what? I've been using dfuse's AOKP for weeks now with great results. Performance is excellent, the runtime is rock stable, and virtually everything works (proximity sensor being the only major outstanding issue for me).

It's easily the best ROM out there right now for the Avant, which makes dfuse's decision to pull it all the more tragic. :(

RCK

---------- Post added at 06:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:32 AM ----------

Cue the irony: 5 mins after posting the above, I get a random reboot from within YouTube. It's the second in as many days since I installed aznrice's latest (07/05).

Hey aznrice, what do you need from me after the next reboot so you can troubleshoot? Dmesg? How do I pull one of those?

RCK

Random FCs on just about every app (after the ROM has been running longer than two weeks)
RAM isn't handled well at all by the task manager.
Stock camera can't decide if it wants to work or not. (12 FCs since the other night and once in a while, my phone freezes if I use flash with my camera.)
ART compatibility works, and I've been using it to counteract the FC glitch.
 

rck01

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Random FCs on just about every app (after the ROM has been running longer than two weeks)
RAM isn't handled well at all by the task manager.
Stock camera can't decide if it wants to work or not. (12 FCs since the other night and once in a while, my phone freezes if I use flash with my camera.)
ART compatibility works, and I've been using it to counteract the FC glitch.
Wow. Very different experience from mine. I regularly push my Avant hard - multiple open/concurrent apps, lots of background downloading of torrents and other media, near constant use throughout the day. I rarely see a force close of any apps, and I run a healthy mix of gmail, chrome, play music, flud, greader pro, Tapatalk, maps, YouTube, twitter, wikipedia, play newsstand, etc. Can't remember the last time ANY of the above experienced an FC.

Oh well, hopefully aznrice will release his updated CM 12.1 ROM soon.

RCK
 

ninjasinabag

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Wow. Very different experience from mine. I regularly push my Avant hard - multiple open/concurrent apps, lots of background downloading of torrents and other media, near constant use throughout the day. I rarely see a force close of any apps, and I run a healthy mix of gmail, chrome, play music, flud, greader pro, Tapatalk, maps, YouTube, twitter, wikipedia, play newsstand, etc. Can't remember the last time ANY of the above experienced an FC.

Oh well, hopefully aznrice will release his updated CM 12.1 ROM soon.

RCK

Flud only hits a force close when handling files larger than 2 gigs on my avant. Chrome is an utter no go. Other than that, different experience entirely. Glad people are having better luck than I am.
 

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I have no issues except some performance issues when after heavy usethe memory leaks are gone with this kernal and everything runs fine I would recommend you wiping clean and reflashing the ROM and kernal

Sent from my SM-G386T using Tapatalk
 

jcl972

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GAMES906 Do you have Tmobile because MetroPCS just started giving away wifi tethering (limited) and there is a way to tether with WIFI Tether Router I think it's still only a couple of bucks at google play but there is a tutorial on configuration of it for the Avant
 
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Cobra11Murderer

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The ram disk needs redone is one major reason that's why people have issues, but there are other problems to the rom to, he said do a log cat you would see the problems easily.. I for one haven't jumped off stock

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Mr. Y

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So far from the last update of Aokp before it was taken down, it's has been smooth and on point. The only thing not working is nfc which I don't use often. It has been my daily rom for weeks now and no annoying issues or reboot. And I'm always downloading, and using this phone heavily. And aznrice2k4 kernels have been gold. Can't wait for CM12.1
Edit: hope I never get the issues others are reporting because I like Aokp rom

---------- Post added at 12:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:04 PM ----------

Wow. Very different experience from mine. I regularly push my Avant hard - multiple open/concurrent apps, lots of background downloading of torrents and other media, near constant use throughout the day. I rarely see a force close of any apps, and I run a healthy mix of gmail, chrome, play music, flud, greader pro, Tapatalk, maps, YouTube, twitter, wikipedia, play newsstand, etc. Can't remember the last time ANY of the above experienced an FC.

Oh well, hopefully aznrice will release his updated CM 12.1 ROM soon.

RCK

Could u recommend a good torrent app?
 

rck01

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So far from the last update of Aokp before it was taken down, it's has been smooth and on point. The only thing not working is nfc which I don't use often. It has been my daily rom for weeks now and no annoying issues or reboot. And I'm always downloading, and using this phone heavily. And aznrice2k4 kernels have been gold. Can't wait for CM12.1
My experience, exactly. I'm not sure why a handful of users are having so much trouble, but it looks like the majority of us are having a great ride with dfuse's swan song.

Now, onward to CM 12.1! :)

RCK
 

rck01

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Jun 2, 2015
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So far from the last update of Aokp before it was taken down, it's has been smooth and on point. The only thing not working is nfc which I don't use often. It has been my daily rom for weeks now and no annoying issues or reboot. And I'm always downloading, and using this phone heavily. And aznrice2k4 kernels have been gold. Can't wait for CM12.1
Edit: hope I never get the issues others are reporting because I like Aokp rom

---------- Post added at 12:07 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:04 PM ----------



Could u recommend a good torrent app?
Flud is, by far, the best torrent app I've tried on Android, and I've tried them all. I used to be a swarm fan - had some great exchanges with the developer, Matt Munday - but he abandoned it while back and I've been on Flud ever since. I regularly download 3-4 TV shows per day (I live overseas), and Flud and my Avant handle the workload with aplomb. I then stream the shows to my Chromecast during dinner with the family. We hardly miss Comcast at all. :)

Galaxy Avant: the cheap little phone that could... :)

RCK
 
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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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