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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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
Does anyone have any experience with this new tethering plan? For example, when they "throttle" the tethered connection, how bad is the performance?

Note: I'm coming to the States in two weeks (I'm normally on Orange here in Mauritius), and I had planned on renewing my $60 unlimited plan. This tethering deal sounds like perfect timing for me since I'll have my two kids in tow and they'll both be tethering off of my Avant. I'm just hoping the hotspot performance doesn't fall off a cliff once they blow through that first 6GB. [emoji45]

RCK
 

ricki13th

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The Avant is a great deal for a phone. The only that's needed is a some dev attention I used CM12.1 and it was a pretty good experience. The bugs I found on it was: Wi-Fi not picking up networks, Camera, and I think Bluetooth was not working as. But its faster than AOKP withour the custom kernel.
 

redsfan27

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Does anyone have any experience with this new tethering plan? For example, when they "throttle" the tethered connection, how bad is the performance?

Note: I'm coming to the States in two weeks (I'm normally on Orange here in Mauritius), and I had planned on renewing my $60 unlimited plan. This tethering deal sounds like perfect timing for me since I'll have my two kids in tow and they'll both be tethering off of my Avant. I'm just hoping the hotspot performance doesn't fall off a cliff once they blow through that first 6GB. [emoji45]

RCK
With T-Mobile I'm supposed to have 100MB of high speed tethering but as long as I don't tether to a windows pc, it never counts the usage (I usually just tether to my Android tablet). YMMV I guess.
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I would be interested to see how slow it actually gets once you use it all up though.

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games906

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With T-Mobile I'm supposed to have 100MB of high speed tethering but as long as I don't tether to a windows pc, it never counts the usage (I usually just tether to my Android tablet). YMMV I guess.

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Mhm. I have MetroPCS and I just Bluetooth tethered with my nook hd+ for a cm12.1 update (LOLLIPOP everywhere!!!) and it didn't count against my hotspot usage.
 

rck01

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With T-Mobile I'm supposed to have 100MB of high speed tethering but as long as I don't tether to a windows pc, it never counts the usage (I usually just tether to my Android tablet). YMMV I guess.

Sent from my SM-G386T using Tapatalk
Well, from what I can glean from the metro pcs site, it looks like $60 gets you unlimited, full-speed talk/text/data on your phone and 6GB of full-speed tethering. Then, after 6GB is exhausted, they don't block the tethering, rather they just reduce the speed for any attached devices (but not the phone itself).

I'm curious to know by how much they reduce the tether speeds. Do they cut it in half? More? Less?

Oh, and it seems like traffic from other Android devices (e.g. a tethered Galaxy Tab or similar) doesn't count towards your allotment. Of course, my kids both have Windows laptops, so... [emoji51]

RCK
 
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redsfan27

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Of course, my kids both have Windows laptops, so... [emoji51]

RCK

Well that's your first problem lol but I've looked everywhere and I can't find a speed rating anywhere. Later I'm going to try and use up all 100 MB of mine on my computer and see what it actually is. I would guess that it's close to 2G speeds.

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rck01

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I've heard people get speeds of a whopping 15 kb/s after using the 6gb of tethering
Ack! Now THAT'S scary! [emoji15]

Update: Looks like the official throttling level is 128Kbps, which frankly sucks. I'll have to figure a way around that tethering allowance after all. [emoji45]

RCK
 
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Masterchief87

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My avant has the newer, G386TUVU1AOD7 build. Will the same root method still work?

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Yes. You can either flash cf auto root then install busybox and use the avant exploded app to install cwm or twrp, or you can flash twrp through Odin and then install the latest SuperSU zip with twrp.
 
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dustdu2017

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Yes. You can either flash cf auto root then install busybox and use the avant exploded app to install cwm or twrp, or you can flash twrp through Odin and then install the latest SuperSU zip with twrp.

Lol. I used Odin to root and flash twrp, so your saying I could of did it all without a PC? Lol

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dustdu2017

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No you need odin at least once, either to flash TWRP to be able to install the SuperSU zip or to root and then install TWRP with the Avant Exploded app

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Oh OK. I actually used Odin to root and flash the twrp recovery, that was OK right? Everything seems good as far as I can tell

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Blu8

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Yeah that shouldn't give you any problems, using the app to install TWRP is just a shortcut. You should install busybox as the avant exploded app and other root apps need it

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dustdu2017

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Yeah that shouldn't give you any problems, using the app to install TWRP is just a shortcut. You should install busybox as the avant exploded app and other root apps need it

Sent from my SM-G386T using Tapatalk

Oh geez I didn't know that. So I've already left the library where I used the PC, and its literally an hour from my home lol. So I saw I had SuperSU on my phone now after rooting with Odin, but your saying I was supposed to flash busybox too before leaving from a place with PC access?

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games906

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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

Sent from my SM-G386T using Tapatalk

Dang ?Luckily LTE has pretty good speeds. What would be in the upload (camera maybe)? Thanks for the effort !?
 
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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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