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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all, this is my first post in a while, with asking help, questions for my wondering topic. I saw LTT do a Android vs Iphone video with a rooted/ rommed G3  and a new battery as the Android test subject. I too had a G3, a AT&T USA model. When i saw how the guys put new life into such an old phone, i was perplexed. I have rooted that phone with a custom rom before, but never to that degree of, well, how good it looked and ran. I always thought the LG G4 rom was cool and what i wanted(this was back in 2015 i tried all this). But sadly, many apps didnt work well with the rom, some, such as Snapchat, outright seeing the root code and blocking me from using it or my Chase Bank app said it was too old of a software version.  My question is, is there a workaround for this kind of thing? Is rooting and Custom romming a G3 any easier than it once was? And, with me having a few back up phones(work supplied) that have newer updates waiting should my current s7 active fail, is it EVEN WORTH me going through the hassle to bring the g3 back? I'm up for getting my monies worth out of th phone, as i paid for that one myself, but if its a hassle, or many features wont work, i cant be bothered to do any of it. Yknow? Thanks for being a cool community and id appreciate any help.

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8 hours ago, fortunateson211 said:

 

If you've rooted it before, that means the bootloader should already be unlocked. And it should not be a harrowing experience for you to flash another custom rom. Why not? Since you have already written it off, no loss if you somehow get it hardbricked. Looking on XDA it seems the roms available don't go past Nougat 7.1.2

 

The current root method is Magisk and no longer SuperSu. Magisk allows for hidden root and passing SafetyNet, which is required to use apps that otherwise refuse to run when they detect root.


Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

Please quote my post in your reply, so that I will be notified and can respond to it. Thanks.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I didnt mention this, but i had since returned it back to stock. However one thing you mentioned is that SuperSU isnt the way anymore and thats NEW to me.   What do you mean by, the roms do not go past that Nougat version? The rom itself is closest related to that stock version of Android but nothing new after that? Goodness the latest stock g3 version was lollipop. A terrible battery draining experience.      That said, the XDA forums should be able to help me yet again with the NEW way of doing this? Thanks for the reply.

 

Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

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7 hours ago, fortunateson211 said:

I didnt mention this, but i had since returned it back to stock. However one thing you mentioned is that SuperSU isnt the way anymore and thats NEW to me.   What do you mean by, the roms do not go past that Nougat version? The rom itself is closest related to that stock version of Android but nothing new after that? Goodness the latest stock g3 version was lollipop. A terrible battery draining experience.      That said, the XDA forums should be able to help me yet again with the NEW way of doing this? Thanks for the reply.

The flashing and rooting procedure is pretty much the same. In general it goes like this for all Android devices - Unlock bootloader, flash custom recovery, wipe phone from custom recovery, flash new rom, flash gapps, and Magisk (if you want root)

 

Custom roms not going past Nougat, means that the rom developers who make these custom roms for people to use, have stopped making new ones based on Android versions after Nougat. These people basically make custom roms out of hobby and distribute their work for free.

 

The G3 is a very old phone, and your specific model of G3 (AT&T) is a minority among all G3 out there. These two reasons are why no one is willing to make an Oreo or Pie based custom rom for it.

 

Just pick a rom from the forum linked in my previous post (preferably a Nougat based rom) and ask in the respective thread for help if you are unsure of what exactly you need to do. You will want to read glance through the rom thread to first check if there are any quirks that require additional installation steps for a successful install. Good luck!

 

Why quote my sig though? 😅


Awareness is key. Never enough, even in the face of futility. Speak the truth as if you may never get to say it again. This world is full of ugly. Change it they say. The only way is to reveal the ugly. To change the truth you must first acknowledge it. Never pretend it isn't there. Never bend the knee.

 

Please quote my post in your reply, so that I will be notified and can respond to it. Thanks.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I mistook at as your... Idk why I did. The sig repost. Sorry haha. Okay! Thanks for the reply yet again and I will look I to this! Oh! And sorry for late replies, I don't get emails when someone says something or notifications. 

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