Compiling GrapheneOS with Android Auto Support on the Pixel 5A

NOTE, THIS DOESN’T WORK FOR ME :( I was not able to get this to work. Something about compiling the required apps mentioned in the instructions below. Adding the patches worked fine. I compiled source verified install worked on phone. Then I compiled source with patches added, and verified it worked on the phone. As soon as I compiled in the SolidHal apps (PRODUCT_PACKAGES += GmsCore GsfProxy FakeStore FDroid FDroidPrivilegedExtension auroraservices) per the instructions below....

June 26, 2022 · 8 min · 1584 words · Matt G

Guide to Remove Bloatware from your Huawei P 30 Pro VOG-AL10

Install adb so it’s in your path and ensure developer options -> usb debugging is enabled on your phone. You might have to accept the connection on your phone if this is the first time doing this. Now run adb from console # adb devices On the first run it should output this List of devices attached * daemon not running;starting now at tcp:5037 * daemon started successfully Now run adb devices again and it should look like this...

May 2, 2019 · 2 min · 410 words · Matt G

Upgrading ElementalX, Android and Magisk on Google Pixel 2 on MacOS X

This is almost for sure the wrong way to do things, but this is my current process (as of apr 22, 2018) to upgrade my phone when new android releases are out, and/or new elemental x. UPDATE TO LATEST FULL RELEASE OF ANDROID: download latest elementalx – http://elementalx.org/devices/pixel2/ download latest twrp – https://twrp.me/google/googlepixel2.html download latest magisk – https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/ download latest android image from –https://developers.google.com/android/ota unzip android image # nano flash-all.sh IMPORTANT: REMOVE ‘-w’ from the ‘fastboot update’ line in the flash-all....

April 22, 2018 · 2 min · 274 words · Matt G

How to update your Nexus 5x running on stock rom, TWRP with ElementalX, Magisk and PHH Superuser.

This is mainly for my own records so I don’t have to go searching again, but maybe it will help someone else. This assumes you already have ADB installed and working on your computer, and you have some knowledge of how this all works. Here’s the steps to update your phone with the latest security updates or bootloader or radio if you’re already running magisk and phh. Grab the latest Magisk from XDA, get the Uninstaller too and transfer to your phone Grab the latest PHH SuperUser from XDA and transfer to your phone Grab the latest ElementalX Kernel and transfer it to your phone Get the factory image for your device: https://developers....

October 13, 2016 · 2 min · 287 words · Matt G

Upgrading your Google Nexus 5x to the latest Pure Nexus release

Mainly putting this here for myself, but if anyone else can be helped, then cool! GET FACTORY BOOTLOADER AND RADIO (if needed): get for your device from https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images unzip copy bootloader and radio to a directory update it using next instructions UPDATE BOOTLOADER AND RADIO: # ./adb devices # ./adb reboot bootloader # ./fastboot flash bootloader [bootloader file].img # ./fastboot reboot-bootloader # ./fastboot flash radio [radio file].img # ./fastboot reboot-bootloader DOWNLOAD LATEST ELEMENTALX:...

July 13, 2016 · 1 min · 165 words · Matt G