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#1 spainter

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 11:21 PM

Any one else here updated their Nexus 6 to MMB29S and noticed that there is more room in the system partition?  I went from just under 4 MB to just over 15 MB. Not a lot of improvement but it is a bit more breathing room LOL. Flashed the factory image and rooted it with SuperSU 2.6.6 systemless zip and then renamed the /su/xbin_bind folder so that Android Pay works. All the other apps that require root that I use still gets root access.  It even passes  Google's tamper test :D. Great thing is you can use the SuperSU app to un-root take an OTA and reflash the zip to re-root the phone.  Don't have to flash system and boot images any more to un-root.  There are some things that have to be watched and complete instructions are on Chainfire's SuperSU forum on XDA.

http://forum.xda-dev...om/apps/supersu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:12 AM

Guess I'll be doing this today :p


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 07:48 PM

What is the difference between S and Q?



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:26 PM

What is the difference between S and Q?

Several security problems fixed. No enhancements or non security fixes this go around.  Q is the February security update even though the lettering is out of sequence. Also look at this: http://www.droidrzr....e-9#entry529482


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:40 PM

OK, so I need to unroot my current method, then go systemless root, and then I can use FlashFire to take the OTAs?

 

Or should I just go ahead and use HoN to flash to the Q update and then flash systemless there, just in case I have "issues"?

 

Also, no modified kernel needed for systemless, so I can flash the entire Q package, then TWRP, and load TWRP on the phone and flash the systemless SU?



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:58 PM

Why mess with ota's unless you don't have a computer? If you are not on the most current, just flash that then go systemless is what I would do. I personally don't flash twrp any more. If I need to use it I just fastboot boot it.

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:00 PM

OK, so I need to unroot my current method, then go systemless root, and then I can use FlashFire to take the OTAs?

 

Or should I just go ahead and use HoN to flash to the Q update and then flash systemless there, just in case I have "issues"?

 

Also, no modified kernel needed for systemless, so I can flash the entire Q package, then TWRP, and load TWRP on the phone and flash the systemless SU?

I would use HON take the full update then flash systemless 2.67.  Just as you said starting with the second line of your post.  There may be bugs in FlashFire from what I was just reading


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:01 PM

What Kaos said LOL. Nijaed.



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:05 PM

OK, so to go systemless, I just needed to grab the 2.67 ├četa from chainfire's post, pot it on my phone, then use HoN to flash the Q, TWRP, then not into TWRP and flash the 2.67 which should automatically make me systemless, correct?

Looking in SuperSU now, I have the option to make the su binary a system app, so that should mean it is systemless, correct?

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:06 PM

Why mess with ota's unless you don't have a computer? If you are not on the most current, just flash that then go systemless is what I would do. I personally don't flash twrp any more. If I need to use it I just fastboot boot it.

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Testing, my man, testing.

And I saw something about that, fastboot boot to load TWRP, but I am behind the times, so I guess that just means to install the full package, go into SuperSU and just enable it after flashing (flashing being without data wipe, of course)?

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:09 PM

FlashFire seems to be hiccuping on the OTA for the 6p. Showing it updated but not applying the update.

I was hoping that a fix for the doze bug would be included in this update to 6.0.1


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:13 PM

OK, so to go systemless, I just needed to grab the 2.67 ├četa from chainfire's post, pot it on my phone, then use HoN to flash the Q, TWRP, then not into TWRP and flash the 2.67 which should automatically make me systemless, correct?

Looking in SuperSU now, I have the option to make the su binary a system app, so that should mean it is systemless, correct?

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yes to both

 

Testing, my man, testing. And I saw something about that, fastboot boot to load TWRP, but I am behind the times, so I guess that just means to install the full package, go into SuperSU and just enable it after flashing (flashing being without data wipe, of course)? Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

to boot TWRP with out flashing it: fastboot boot (twrp image name)

you will still have the stock recovery.  I use this instead of flashing twrp.  One big note Don't let twrp install root for you.  Decline the auto root if it offers it to you.


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:17 PM

I am on the old Nexus 6, not the 6P, so I thought that would to affect me.  But time to do it the old fashioned way lol.


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:40 AM

Wait, don't move SuperSU into system. That would defeat the point of systemless root.

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 12:01 PM

Wait, don't move SuperSU into system. That would defeat the point of systemless root.

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You think? :p

 

I mentioned it saying that since that option is (now was) enabled in SuperSU, that means it was already systemless at that point.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:05 AM

yes to both

to boot TWRP with out flashing it: fastboot boot (twrp image name)
you will still have the stock recovery. I use this instead of flashing twrp. One big note Don't let twrp install root for you. Decline the auto root if it offers it to you.

Is this why I had trouble yesterday with SuperSU? The first time I installed 2.67 through TWRP (which I still flash, how else would I make a backup?), rootchecker said no dice. Tried to update binary, which I'm sure I did improperly, flashed a second time through TWRP, then root was achieved. I've not and to flash twice before for root to take.

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:37 AM

Is this why I had trouble yesterday with SuperSU? The first time I installed 2.67 through TWRP (which I still flash, how else would I make a backup?), rootchecker said no dice. Tried to update binary, which I'm sure I did improperly, flashed a second time through TWRP, then root was achieved. I've not and to flash twice before for root to take.

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Booting twrp each time works just like it being flashed.  The only difference is you have to hook the phone to the computer and use the fastboot command instead of booting to the flashed twrp recovery. By leaving the stock recovery alone you eliminate the possibility of problems with successfully taking an OTA. This may be a mute point when flashfire gets new functions added.  One of the next items to be added is OTG to flashfire which will also give the built in backup the ability to be saved to a flash drive.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:39 AM

TWRP updated for Shamu Official 3.0.0-1: https://dl.twrp.me/s...-shamu.img.html



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:06 PM

Yay!  About time!  lol

 

I'm trying to get a NIB Shamu for $300.  I realize that the car I want is a bit more than I thought and something has to be sacrificed - so out goes the 6P.



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 10:22 AM

OK, off to search for systemless while I flash my New N6 to the Q build.  Then off to the VZW store to get a sim and activate it :)


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