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  • RE: Connect xiaomi wifi repeater pro to unsecured wifi router

    Hi, there's no way to make that happen. The repeater is only designed to work with secured networks. Honestly, even connecting to secure network from some routes is a hard task on it and thinking of a workaround for unsecured networks seems like a distant possibility.

    posted in Mobiles & Tablets
  • RE: Band Unlocking

    @Steveooo30 Hi, I do not think that's a possibility since the details of the bands must be stored inside the partitions which aren't accessible even when rooted. Haven't really encountered any tutorials or possibilities to modify the bands other than from EDL mode, which is a risky affair.

    posted in Android
  • RE: Forgot to unlock critical and cannot use OST now

    The unlock is no longer possible after the August update without downgrading. There's a workaround though:

    Since your device is already unlocked, you can root it and then write the old abl and xbl from the stock B2N firmware.

    Once you downgrade the abl and xbl, then you can go back to download mode and unlock critical using the same unlock key.

    After that you can flash the device using OST LA to revert to full stock ROM.

    posted in Mobiles & Tablets
  • RE: Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus) shows as Totoro in settings and does not get software update

    Dear Igor,

    From what I have experienced, the Nokia X6 which shows as Totoro is a converted unit, but flashed with a custom firmware. That is the reason why it does not receive software updates. So, if you unlock the bootloader, then you can install the official WW firmware which will receive OTA updates. I can confirm that it will even receive the Android Pie update.

    Here's a roadmap:

    1. Unlock the bootloader - All Totoro devices that I have seen run the July security patch. So, unlocking the bootloader will be an easy task by using the unlock key. You can buy the key here.
    2. Download the WW ROM & flash it - With an unlocked bootloader, you can flash the phone yourself. So, use OST 6.0.4 to flash the official WW ROM. Do not use OST 6.1.2 as it will not work.
    3. Wipe data/factory reset - After installing the WW firmware, you need to do a factory reset from the recovery mode. This is needed to wipe all data from the device, which can sometimes prevent the phone from booting up.

    Let me know how that goes :) This is only for the 4GB RAM variant. The 6GB variant cannot flash this ROM.

    posted in Mobiles & Tablets
  • RE: How do I remove a saved card from AliExpress?

    It should not have been saved since you did not create an account to link it to.

    posted in Blog Articles
  • RE: Nokia 8 Bootloader

    Hi @SalahGFX

    I am sorry to hear the problems faced by you with your Nokia 8. The 8 was/is definitely supported, but I stopped offering it since we do have an official unlock and there's no point for anybody to be paying for something which freely exists. That said, I definitely can generate a key for your Nokia 8. I'd however need to know more about your phone. Most importantly, the software release that it is running right now. If you have any idea of the security patch installed, please do let me know.

    If not, please let me know the output of this command: fastboot oem getversions. This won't tell us the security patch, but we can make a fair guess from the build number installed on the phone.

    The reason I need this is because the unofficial will only work on a pre-August software release.

    Also, can you tell more about what exactly happened to the phone. I mean.. how did it die? That can give some idea relating to if it is some hardware gone wrong or entirely software.

    posted in Mobiles & Tablets
  • RE: Nokia 7 Plus - TA-1062 - Google Services

    Hey, how did you install the Global 8.1 and that too on August? I mean, is your bootloader already unlocked? If the answer is yes, then you firstly need to edit the SKUID so that the device could recognize itself as a WW unit and not a CN unit. You need root access to edit the SKUID.

    I am also interested in knowing what exactly happens with Google Services? Because my understanding says that only OTA updates should be broken if you flash the global version without editing the SKUID, Play Services should work fine as they are also part of the CN ROM and works okay there too. So, when you open Play Store or any other Google app, does it fail to connect to network? Or does it fail to open up at all?

    posted in Mobiles & Tablets
  • RE: Export text messages to PC?

    Hi, it is a tough task getting the messages to a PC in offline & readable state. If you only intend to read them, then E2PDF is a nice app which you can use to get individual conversations converted to a PDF file. This cannot be restored back to the device.

    If your only motive is to take a backup to restore later on the phone, then you can use many backup apps. The output is hard to be viewed on a computer, but that can be restored back using the same apps and read again on the phone. One good app which I like is SMS Backup & Restore.

    The latter is a better option since you can restore those SMS to any Android phone in the future and they can be easily read/referred to.

    posted in Mobiles & Tablets
  • RE: Nokia 7 (TA1041) cellular network issue

    @aks The only thing I can probably say in this regards is to try and flash the stock (factory) software using OST. For it to work, you will need to unlock the bootloader. If that does not solve it, it would be a likely hardware issue with the modem.

    posted in Mobiles & Tablets
  • RE: Nokia 7 (TA1041) cellular network issue

    @aks What I know is that there are some people who have had issues with data connectivity after updating to Android 8.1. So, they are currently staying on Android 8.0 and not agreeing to update. There's a thread on XDA regarding that. That said, I have not encountered anybody whose device does not connect to 2G networks.

    Is the issue from the beginning? Like when your device was still running 7.1? Did you try to manually set the preferred network type as 2G? Does the phone entirely lose reception at this point?

    Can you also please check how your device's preferred network is set when you dial *#*#4636#*#* and go to phone information? Mine is set as TD-SCDMA/CDMA/UMTS and it just works on Vodafone's 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. My Android build version is 00CN_2_24B_SP02. Hopefully, yours is also the same.

    Is your friend's device also updated to Android 8.1? I'm not sure why there are differences on the same device running the same OS version.

    posted in Mobiles & Tablets