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Android Phones 7632

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #210 on: April 10, 2019, 10:50:25 PM »
:nanadance: :nanadance: :nanadance:

A bug in the speaker meant that call volume was low and couldn't be raised, and it kept crashing Spotify and Strava, two apps that I use regularly.
Try fly spray?  :think:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #211 on: April 10, 2019, 10:53:25 PM »
I have upgraded to an S4 Mini  :rofl:  discarded by a friend so my search is on hold for now.

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,042 Never gonna run around and desert the SAKs
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #212 on: April 10, 2019, 11:03:59 PM »
I have upgraded to an S4 Mini  :rofl:  discarded by a friend so my search is on hold for now.
At least it's got more than 1gb of RAM. :tu:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,942
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #213 on: April 14, 2019, 07:15:30 AM »
So far I am liking the new facelift of Android Pie :cheers: It is suppose to be better battery wise but I haven't really noticed much of a difference :dunno: It has tweaked most of my apps and the interface is a bit different, which isn't a negative and other than some of the icons changing colors and confusing me some :ahhh it all seems good :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,942
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #214 on: April 14, 2019, 07:17:37 AM »
At least it's got more than 1gb of RAM. :tu:

The S4 was a great phone :cheers: I had a ZTE before my first Samsung smartphone (which was an S5 :cheers: ) and the S5 was a major upgrade from the ZTE :o I really loved the size of the S5 and possibly still would have it if not for shattering the screen............... on 2 different ones :whistle: :facepalm: :oops:

 :D
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,942
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #215 on: May 18, 2019, 06:39:15 AM »
Got a cheap Samsung S5 off of eBay to salvage the screen for one of my other ones but it was in such good shape when I got it that I decided to play around with it first (who knows I may just keep it as is ??? ) :cheers: I flashed Lineage 16.0 on it ( Android Pie) with GApps and so far I am liking it very much :like: It took a few Youtube videos and a little research but a couple hours after I got it, I had it up and running the new OS 8) It is the first ROM I have ever flashed to a phone and I am pleased to say that I didn't brick the device :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #216 on: May 18, 2019, 06:46:53 AM »
I'm trying to decide whether to put Lineage OS or Resurrection Remix on my phone... or neither.  :think:

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,194 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #217 on: May 18, 2019, 10:41:25 AM »
I'm trying to decide whether to put Lineage OS or Resurrection Remix on my phone... or neither.  :think:
this might be of interest if you want to de-googlefy
https://e.foundation/

S4 mini seems to be on the list of supported devices.
https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/wiki/en/wikis/devices-list

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,443 Little to the right...
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #218 on: June 03, 2019, 04:41:10 AM »
I switched to a P30 Pro a few weeks ago, and the battery and camera on this thing are fantastic to say the least!!

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,194 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #219 on: June 03, 2019, 11:25:55 AM »
I switched to a P30 Pro a few weeks ago, and the battery and camera on this thing are fantastic to say the least!!
how's the spyware?

And did you get it before or after the great crash?

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,443 Little to the right...
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #220 on: June 03, 2019, 03:48:01 PM »
how's the spyware?

And did you get it before or after the great crash?
I figured they can't spy any worse than Google already is, lol.

Got it before all the BS happened. It sounds like the support will still be there, but if it looks like it'll head south, I'll probably try and trade it for an S10.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #221 on: July 11, 2019, 01:57:36 PM »
Resurrection Remix (or other custom ROM) users - should I remove anything off my phone before installing it? What happens to the stock Android stuff once I make the switch?

Apparently I need to have "TWRP recovery installed along with unlocked bootloader". No idea what these things are but OK, I can do that I'm sure. :dunno:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,804 Smurf smash!
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #222 on: July 11, 2019, 06:29:56 PM »
Resurrection Remix (or other custom ROM) users - should I remove anything off my phone before installing it? What happens to the stock Android stuff once I make the switch?

Apparently I need to have "TWRP recovery installed along with unlocked bootloader". No idea what these things are but OK, I can do that I'm sure. :dunno:

Everything will be wiped clean.

As for the TWRP and rest... If you don't know what you are doing, don't try it. Make sure you have step by step instructions for everything and that you understand what they do before you start, or you'll have a nice phone shaped brick in your hands.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #223 on: July 11, 2019, 08:40:43 PM »
If you don't know what you are doing, don't try it.
Where's the fun in that?  :D
That hasn't stopped me before eg building my PC, changing my car's engine myself...
It's only an old S4 Mini so not the end of the world if it fails.

But thanks for the warning.  :tu:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,804 Smurf smash!
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #224 on: July 11, 2019, 08:49:54 PM »
This guide might help:

https://www.getdroidtips.com/resurrection-remix-samsung-galaxy-s4-mini/

I have not tried this as I do not have S4 mini so...

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #225 on: July 11, 2019, 09:25:48 PM »
Thanks. I am already looking at that site for the downloads but hadn't seen that guide.  :tu:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #226 on: July 13, 2019, 10:07:40 AM »
Well I may not go through with it, I have 25-30 tabs open in my browser telling me conflicting stories about which apps to download, rooting my Android  :whistle: , backing up my phone, USB debugging, Odin, OneClickRoot, TWRP, SDK Manager, ADB command...  :ahhh
One problem is many of these guides are outdated and the apps they refer to are either much different now or unavailable.

Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,194 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #227 on: July 13, 2019, 03:00:04 PM »
Having installed many versions of OSes on various PCs over the years with no issues, and only a few custom roms on android devices, it's not to be taken lightly. That being said I haven't bricked a device yet. I also tend to only mess around with older devices that have well documented methods and stable alternate roms. I have had it be frustrating when it isn't working how it's explained, and required several tries to get it to work. Finding the right guides and roms is key at the start, once you've done it a few times it gets easier like most things in life, but I've definitely found the experience varies from device to device. Also it seems as time goes by the tools are getting easier to use.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #228 on: July 21, 2019, 11:51:47 AM »
Either I'm dumb or something is wrong... I can't even download the ROM.  :dunno:
If I click on the folder it just goes up a level.  :bnghd:  :crash:
https://archive.resurrectionremix.com/?dir=oreo/serranoltexx

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,942
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #229 on: July 22, 2019, 12:43:50 PM »
It is a bit tricky to do but just keep at it and I think you will get it :cheers: Just youtube it and most phones have a step by step on how to do this :salute:
Administrator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,194 I am geek, hear me code
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #230 on: July 22, 2019, 07:21:45 PM »
Either I'm dumb or something is wrong... I can't even download the ROM.  :dunno:
If I click on the folder it just goes up a level.  :bnghd:  :crash:
https://archive.resurrectionremix.com/?dir=oreo/serranoltexx
there may not be an oreo version of that rom for your phone

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #231 on: July 26, 2019, 02:25:18 PM »
There is, it's just that their download page is only a directory and doesn't show a download for the file. My phone can get Oreo but not Pie, but that's OK because that in itself is a huge leap forward.
I did a search on the net and downloaded the correct file for my phone elsewhere.
I installed TWRP Custom Recovery on my phone using Odin.
Somewhere along the line I have rooted my phone using Odin.  :think:
I have backed up my phone using TWRP and also using Samsung Kies.
Hopefully there's not too many other steps to do so I might try to install Resurrection Remix in the morning.

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #232 on: July 28, 2019, 01:02:37 AM »
It didn't work so still on the stock OS.

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,942
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #233 on: August 01, 2019, 01:44:11 AM »
Have you tried anything else yet?  :think:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #234 on: August 01, 2019, 08:35:40 AM »
No... perhaps I should ask for help somewhere such as the XDA Developers forum.  :think:

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,942
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #235 on: August 01, 2019, 12:36:04 PM »
Would be  a start :D If I was close by we might could figure it out :cheers: but I get to wordy and tend to ramble on with typing :facepalm:

Either way, I hope you get it sorted :cheers: :like:
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,386
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #236 on: August 01, 2019, 02:40:14 PM »
I am needing a new to me phone.  I've always liked Android but since I run a iMac I use iPhone since it plug and play to transfer info from phone to computer.   I realized I just need a simple phone these days.  I don't use many apps and would love to get the simplest phone that would connect as seamless as possible to my Mac. 


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #237 on: August 01, 2019, 10:11:26 PM »
Would be  a start :D If I was close by we might could figure it out :cheers: but I get to wordy and tend to ramble on with typing :facepalm:

Either way, I hope you get it sorted :cheers: :like:
Thanks mate.  :cheers:  I ramble on too.
Do you remember any of the steps you took to get it working?

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 56,942
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #238 on: August 02, 2019, 05:11:58 PM »
I did watch YouTube videos specifically for my phone and version of Android I wanted to flash plus other videos with step by step of what needed to be downloaded, then I plunged in and it did take a try or so to get it right but once I got it installed it worked rather well :cheers:

Make sure you get all the utilities you need for your phone (of course reading above it looks like you may have them and a few extra :whistle: :D )

Also if Ressurection didn't want to download there are other roms that can be downloaded  :tu:

Lineage has Pie for the S4 mini :tu:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cyanogenmods.org/forums/topic/download-lineage-os-16-for-galaxy-s4-mini-lte/%3famp

Just a link to read about it (it's for the LTE version and I don't know the version phone you have) but it will get you to their site as well :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,733
Re: Android Phones
« Reply #239 on: August 02, 2019, 10:18:45 PM »
Thanks Poncho.  :cheers:

I did get RR downloaded from elsewhere in the end, the problem now is it won't install.
I also did think about trying Lineage OS since everything else is all set up. I kinda had my heart set on RR but.... oooooh, Pie!  :drool:

Yes mine is the LTE version - I'll check that link out, thanks!


 

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