[RECOVERY] [UNOFFICIAL] PBRP 3.1.0 For Galaxy A7 2018

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blazzer12

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Jun 15, 2012
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
  • Flash the recovery.img by heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img
  • Boot into PBRP

After running the command the phones reboots as usual. How to boot into PBRP?


EDIT

I followed this and it worked: [Installing a custom recovery using fastboot](https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/odin/install#installing-a-custom-recovery-using-fastboot)
 
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Jotaro_Kun

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Oct 12, 2021
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
PBRP works well with my A7 (2018) with a security patch level of 2020-08-01. So far i've experienced no issues other than the flashlight not working not a big deal though.
Keep up the good work pal! 😊
Screenshot_PBRP_2021-10-12-12-50-43.png
 

CreepyCrowd

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Dec 21, 2021
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Blank screen (like switched off phone) on my SM-A750F/DS after flashing, running on A750FXXU5CUD3.
Found hard time to access download mode to recover.
Even Orangefox SAR behaved same with this ROM update.
But, previous PBRP worked at least. However, setting lockscreen with password or fingerprint kept rebooting in a loop until flashed rmpass.zip.
Hi @drbsin, I've flashesd this same "corrupted" recovery of 23-06-2021, and currently i'm in the same shoes you were in :( ; blank screen, power button seems dead, power+volume up likewise, However with power+volume down the phone kinda start, it vibrates and give me the A7 logo then blank screen immediatly, so how did you manage to resolve this situation ?

Any idea is really appreciated​

 
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Apr 3, 2022
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I'm on the September 2021 patch and no recovery currently seems to be working neither Pitch black nor Orangefox
TWRP boots up but then glitches and reboots again and again until it finally starts working somehow with instabilities
 
Apr 3, 2022
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Can someone guide me on how to make a custom recovery from sources? Please just give me a upto date guide and I'll try my best to make it work
 
Apr 3, 2022
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Code:
/*
*Disclaimer
*
* Your warranty is now void.
*
* We're not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
*/

Introduction

Pitch Black Recovery is a fork of TWRP with many improvements to make your experience better. It's more flexible & easy to use.


Features


Installation Instructions


From previous version or other recovery

  • Download the PitchBlack zip to your device
  • Reboot to your current custom recovery
  • Flash the PitchBlack zip
  • The device will automatically reboot into PitchBlack Recovery after installation
  • Enjoy

From PC
  • ENABLE OEM UNLOCK FIRST OR YOU MAY ENCOUNTER 'BLOCKED BY FRP LOCK' WHEN FLASHING
  • Download PitchBlack Recovery flashable zip from bellow
  • Extract the PBRP zip
  • Goto download mode in your device
  • Flash the recovery.img by heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img
  • Boot into PBRP
  • Copy the zip to internal storage/sdcard
  • Flash it
  • Enjoy

Changelog

PBRP Side Changelog

Code:
v3.1.0
- Bump to 3.1.0
- Based on TWRP 3.5.1
- Redesigned homescreen
- Fixed minor glitches
- Added more languages support

Device Side Changelog
Code:
- Initial release

Bugs
- Decryption doesn't work
- Flashlight
- Some people are experiencing black lines, expect a fix soon
- You tell me!

Downloads

Flashable zip

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=14943124697586335986
Will you please make a new working version for the latest security patch ( September 2021 in my case ) ? , Or is there some kind of difficulty in doing so?
 
Apr 3, 2022
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have you tried format data? data partition will be corrupted after you flash the custom recovery. format data first before doing anything else.
Well i found the solution
Since I was on firmware bit version 5 and my phone's version is INS (Indian)
I needed to flash the stock firmware with bit version 5 and security patch before September
I found one such firmware on sammobile and downloaded it (couldn't post the link since it's not allowed)

Anyways all went well and I got TWRP working again but still I couldn't install PBRP as it was stuck flashing and I also got the same result in oragefox recovery

I flashed the PBRP zip and it just kept flashing and never finished so i needed to force restart the phone to get it out of that stuck flashing

If you have a new build of PBRP please do upload it as i am willing to test it out
 

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    pbrp3-banner-xda.png

    Code:
    /*
    *Disclaimer
    *
    * Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * We're not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
    */

    Introduction

    Pitch Black Recovery is a fork of TWRP with many improvements to make your experience better. It's more flexible & easy to use.


    Features
    • Fully native android like UI
    • Supports Treble and non-Treble ROMs
    • Up-to-date kernel, built from sources
    • Full dark theme with changeable accents
    • Reorganized menus
    • MIUI OTA support

    • Disable DM Verity
    • Use AromaFM as default file manager
    • Various tools are include
    • Universal flash-able file for all variant of a device
    • Many bug fixes & optimization & much more

    Installation Instructions

    From previous version or other recovery

    • Download the PitchBlack zip to your device
    • Reboot to your current custom recovery
    • Flash the PitchBlack zip
    • The device will automatically reboot into PitchBlack Recovery after installation
    • Enjoy

    From PC
    • ENABLE OEM UNLOCK FIRST OR YOU MAY ENCOUNTER 'BLOCKED BY FRP LOCK' WHEN FLASHING
    • Download PitchBlack Recovery flashable zip from bellow
    • Extract the PBRP zip
    • Goto download mode in your device
    • Flash the recovery.img by heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img
    • Boot into PBRP
    • Copy the zip to internal storage/sdcard
    • Flash it
    • Enjoy

    Changelog

    PBRP Side Changelog

    Code:
    v3.1.0
    - Bump to 3.1.0
    - Based on TWRP 3.5.1
    - Redesigned homescreen
    - Fixed minor glitches
    - Added more languages support

    Device Side Changelog
    Code:
    - Initial release

    Bugs
    - Decryption doesn't work
    - Flashlight
    - Some people are experiencing black lines, expect a fix soon
    - You tell me!

    Downloads

    Flashable zip

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=14943124697586335986
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    pbrp3-banner-xda.png

    Code:
    /*
    *Disclaimer
    *
    * Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * We're not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
    */

    Introduction

    Pitch Black Recovery is a fork of TWRP with many improvements to make your experience better. It's more flexible & easy to use.


    Features


    Installation Instructions


    From previous version or other recovery

    • Download the PitchBlack zip to your device
    • Reboot to your current custom recovery
    • Flash the PitchBlack zip
    • The device will automatically reboot into PitchBlack Recovery after installation
    • Enjoy

    From PC
    • ENABLE OEM UNLOCK FIRST OR YOU MAY ENCOUNTER 'BLOCKED BY FRP LOCK' WHEN FLASHING
    • Download PitchBlack Recovery flashable zip from bellow
    • Extract the PBRP zip
    • Goto download mode in your device
    • Flash the recovery.img by heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img
    • Boot into PBRP
    • Copy the zip to internal storage/sdcard
    • Flash it
    • Enjoy

    Changelog

    PBRP Side Changelog

    Code:
    v3.1.0
    - Bump to 3.1.0
    - Based on TWRP 3.5.1
    - Redesigned homescreen
    - Fixed minor glitches
    - Added more languages support

    Device Side Changelog
    Code:
    - Initial release

    Bugs
    - Decryption doesn't work
    - You tell me!

    Downloads

    Flashable zip

    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=14943124697586335986


    This PBRP works fine on my TREBLE supported A7 2018 (sm-a750f/ds).
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    I tested this out. Only thing that doesn't seem to work is the flashlight but that's not a big deal
    otherwise this recovery works flawlessly

    For anyone wanting to flash this recovery!
    You might want to downgrade to the stock November 2020 Security Patch while it's still allowed. As the newest Patch presents you with bootloops and black lines when flashing


    edit:
    device used A750FN
    Didn't know you can activate flashlight in PBRP, so I didn't notice the issue. I'll try to fix it
    About the black lines, I had black lines with ashyx's TWRP and that's why I made this release.
    I don't have black lines, but I think that I know how to solve this issue.
    Expect an update today/tomorrow
    1
    Since this release is based on android 8, I thought that moving to android 10 would fix the black lines.
    But I had problems with compiling PBRP on android 10. I will try it again later, but until then I made a release using latest kernel and android 8.
    Can you tell me if this image boots for you on latest security patch?
    kernel source: A750FNPUS5CTI1 kernel from Samsung opensource
    download zip
    NOTE: I noticed that adb shell doesn't work, but all other adb commands work (don't worry, normal terminal works). I will try to fix this and the flashlight in the next release.
    I initially installed it on the latest DBT patch
    A750FNXXS5CUC2 it booted fine however when flashing it rebooted into the recovery and it showed black lines in the meantime
    Edit: I will try the updated version now I misread your request the first time
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    Hello, sorry I didn't answer for some time.

    I made a new build with an extracted kernel from latest security patch (A750FNXXU5CUD3). Can you tell if it works?
    kernel source should be in samsung opensource
    download

    It seems that also other devices have the same issue. Yes, flashing using TWRP image install will work. I also suggest you to copy the zip files from PBRP/tools to /sdcard/PBRP/tools.
    Thanks bro! It works absolutely fine on my SM-A750GN/DS device. Thanks for this wonderful recovery!