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whatismakeup

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Jun 1, 2021
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help me? haha

its been over a decade since ive rooted a phone. so basically I have no idea what I am doing.
current status phone is in emergency download mode. not sure how to get out of it. I guess wait until the phone dies?

when downloading sugar (I've tried deleting it and redownloading it thinking that I must have made a mistake) when it asks to download drivers. i accept with it following an connection to server error.
I went into windows driver with phone plugged when it wasn't in emergency download mode and selected download driver. driver computer already recommended was already downloaded.
phone also has debugging mode on.

I also tried this a few day ago and was able to into sugar with the phone plugged in and not in emergency download mode, but exited out because thats not what instructions stated. since the phone has been in emergency download mode sugar does not recognize my pvg100. windows chimes accepting the device then shortly after gives the disconnect chime.

again sorry, I am having a problem with I am guessing the drives I am thinking?
 

whatismakeup

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Jun 1, 2021
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help me? haha

its been over a decade since ive rooted a phone. so basically I have no idea what I am doing.
current status phone is in emergency download mode. not sure how to get out of it. I guess wait until the phone dies?

when downloading sugar (I've tried deleting it and redownloading it thinking that I must have made a mistake) when it asks to download drivers. i accept with it following an connection to server error.
I went into windows driver with phone plugged when it wasn't in emergency download mode and selected download driver. driver computer already recommended was already downloaded.
phone also has debugging mode on.

I also tried this a few day ago and was able to into sugar with the phone plugged in and not in emergency download mode, but exited out because thats not what instructions stated. since the phone has been in emergency download mode sugar does not recognize my pvg100. windows chimes accepting the device then shortly after gives the disconnect chime.

again sorry, I am having a problem with I am guessing the drives I am thinking?
got it out of emergency download mode with a rubber band
 

wdrum63

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Jun 1, 2021
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Here is a rooting method for the Plam Phone either the US variant or the Vodafone variant this has not been tested or confirmed working on any other device. This root method may break in the future because it is using a tool that isn't designed for the public i tried getting the firehose packaged with the tool to work in other edl flashing tools but was not able to get it working. So this is all we have for now. There is minimal risk in doing this it just has a lot of steps and it requires a pc running windows.

Note: This will wipe your device so anything stored on it will be lost please backup anything important like photos/contacts/etc

  1. Download and install Sugar QCT from here (Be sure to install the usb drivers as well)
  2. Included in the zip is the username and password that you will need to use to run the program please do not post it here.
  3. Boot the device into recovery by turning the device off and then holding the power button until it restarts 3-4 times and boots to recovery
  4. Select the option to go into emergency download mode
  5. Now plug the device into your computer and open Sugar QCT
  6. From the list select pepito/PVG100 (US) or pepito_vdf (Vodafone)
  7. Now select Upgrade this will download the palms firmware package and flash it to the device
  8. When it finishes do not close sugar
  9. Unplug your device and hold the power button for a few minutes so it will restart out of EDL mode, use a rubber band or something to apply pressure to it so you don't have to hold it
  10. Go to where Sugar QCT is installed (C:\Program Files (x86)\SUGAR QCT_SP_Gotu2\bin\)
  11. In there you should see a folder called PVG100-xxxx (The x's are your serial number)
  12. Copy that to your desktop or anywhere else that you like
  13. In the folder, there should be some random looking mbn files these are actually the firmware files just names are randomized to make using them harder.
  14. There should be a file called B1AMD0D0CV00.mbn if not look for a file that starts with a B it will be the boot.img
  15. You will need to push that to an android device and patch it with magisk manager.
  16. Once that is done replace the B1AMD0D0CV00.mbn in your copy of the firmware with the patched boot.img
  17. Boot it back into emergency download mode as previously stated
  18. Close and reopen sugar
  19. Copy your firmware copy back into C:\Program Files (x86)\SUGAR QCT_SP_Gotu2\bin\ be sure it is the same folder structure
  20. Now select your model again and then press the upgrade button in sugar this will now flash your modified firmware to the device.
  21. Once it finishes hold the power button for a few minutes so it will restart out of EDL mode, use a rubber band or something to apply pressure to it so you don't have to hold it
  22. When it restarts and powers up then go through setting the phone up and install magisk manager and you're rooted.

Thanks to @StormSeeker1 for telling me about holding the power button for a few minutes to get out of EDL previously you had to let the phone die to get out of it which is a pain.
I don't understand this step #16. Once that is done replace the B1AMD0D0CV00.mbn in your copy of the firmware with the patched boot.img.

How do you copy and replace the patched boot.img? Where do I find the patched boot.img?
 

worstdayever

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Aug 5, 2021
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Im getting to step 15, then its full stop. I dont have an android device so im using an emulator, and "magiask manager" isnt patching anything. I cant even get the file selected in order to patch it...
 

felixtaf

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I finally managed to run LOS 16 and my onscreen buttons are working without button mapper. I flashed the latest zip.
Running with Gapps and everything works except auto-brightness (already mentioned in the thread).

Thanks for the works and thanks @snoopy20 for the script (although am too late for the party).
 
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Molto33

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Jun 8, 2021
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Hi ! Soooo... after days, days and weeks, i finally managed how to root my Palm (simply by following the guide, step by step), and get rid of Verizon bloatware and simcard check.

Now, the problem is when i'm going to the network settings, new APN, i can create a new one, no problem, but i'm still in EDGE.

Dagging into the settings, i found a "Brearer" one, which contains a lot of various bands, which can be activate or not, but !!!!!!.... No confirmation button, which let it on "unspecified" even if i check LTE and UMTS (for 3G and 4G in France).

I know it's a dead end, but i still hope to manage to get LTE on it, it can, even 3G at least...

Maybe by getting the band settings with a PVG100e Rom and pushing into a PVG100 Rom ?

What about the guy who tried to flash an EU Rom in a Verizon Phone ?

Sorry for the very basic English, again, i'm French, we are not good at other languages ;)


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jasonv23

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Sep 21, 2021
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can anyone patch an image for me?


also Magisk says that it can't patch this boot image because it is signed with ADV 1.0?
What does that mean?

Also my B****** boot image names is BC3C
 

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    Here is a rooting method for the Plam Phone either the US variant or the Vodafone variant this has not been tested or confirmed working on any other device. This root method may break in the future because it is using a tool that isn't designed for the public i tried getting the firehose packaged with the tool to work in other edl flashing tools but was not able to get it working. So this is all we have for now. There is minimal risk in doing this it just has a lot of steps and it requires a pc running windows.

    Note: This will wipe your device so anything stored on it will be lost please backup anything important like photos/contacts/etc

    1. Download and install Sugar QCT from here (Be sure to install the usb drivers as well)
    2. Included in the zip is the username and password that you will need to use to run the program please do not post it here.
    3. Boot the device into recovery by turning the device off and then holding the power button until it restarts 3-4 times and boots to recovery
    4. Select the option to go into emergency download mode
    5. Now plug the device into your computer and open Sugar QCT
    6. From the list select pepito/PVG100 (US) or pepito_vdf (Vodafone)
    7. Now select Upgrade this will download the palms firmware package and flash it to the device
    8. When it finishes do not close sugar
    9. Unplug your device and hold the power button for a few minutes so it will restart out of EDL mode, use a rubber band or something to apply pressure to it so you don't have to hold it
    10. Go to where Sugar QCT is installed (C:\Program Files (x86)\SUGAR QCT_SP_Gotu2\bin\)
    11. In there you should see a folder called PVG100-xxxx (The x's are your serial number)
    12. Copy that to your desktop or anywhere else that you like
    13. In the folder, there should be some random looking mbn files these are actually the firmware files just names are randomized to make using them harder.
    14. There should be a file called B1AMD0D0CV00.mbn if not look for a file that starts with a B it will be the boot.img
    15. You will need to push that to an android device and patch it with magisk manager.
    16. Once that is done replace the B1AMD0D0CV00.mbn in your copy of the firmware with the patched boot.img
    17. Boot it back into emergency download mode as previously stated
    18. Close and reopen sugar
    19. Copy your firmware copy back into C:\Program Files (x86)\SUGAR QCT_SP_Gotu2\bin\ be sure it is the same folder structure
    20. Now select your model again and then press the upgrade button in sugar this will now flash your modified firmware to the device.
    21. Once it finishes hold the power button for a few minutes so it will restart out of EDL mode, use a rubber band or something to apply pressure to it so you don't have to hold it
    22. When it restarts and powers up then go through setting the phone up and install magisk manager and you're rooted.

    Thanks to @StormSeeker1 for telling me about holding the power button for a few minutes to get out of EDL previously you had to let the phone die to get out of it which is a pain.
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    Good news everyone an easier and permanent root/flash/backup solution will be released soon. As well as source built rom/roms instead of gsi's.
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    I boot my pvg100 into emergency, then "Get Version", the process didn't move, and then I unplugged usb cable, now I stuck in emergency mode:crying::crying::crying:

    Hold down the power button for a few and it will reboot and then let off. If you need to get back into EDL just hold down the power button until it reboots to recovery normally 4 reboots and then you can go back into EDL.
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    Is it possible to dump the radio files from an network unlocked device, and use these files to unlock Verizon network.
    Any other ideas to unlock network?

    Current findings:
    1. Remove the Verizon sim warning.
    Simply edit the /vendor/build.prop and modify line "ro.product.vzw=true" to false. However, it has a side effect, causing the contacts in dailer FC while browsering.
    2. Enable diag, serial and QMI
    One method is dialing "###2324#", another approach is launching "EngineerMode" through apps like quickshortcutmaker, then navigate to Connectivity - DiagProtector.
    3. Boot animation path
    /Vendor/JRD_custres/media/
    4. Most garbage apps path
    /Vendor /priv-app/