Here’s how to fix ADB Error – “FAILED (remote: variable not found)” if you get this error while trying to update your Android smartphone, which may likely happen on newer phones like the Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3, or Pixel 3XL
Author: Max Lee
For those of you who need to root your Android smartphone or tablet running Resurrection Remix/LineageOS ROM with Magisk root method, you may be ending up in a bootloop due to incompatibility with official Magisk versions. For that, you can try using this modified version of Magisk. This will work also on most AOSP ROMs(What is AOSP?) you may have trouble rooting with official Magisk.
Need to updated your rooted OnePlus 6 to latest OTA and keep root?
Basically, you need to flash the latest OxygenOS v5.1.6 in TWRP recovery then flash Magisk zip file and reboot.
While OnePlus 6 root method works fine as it is, TWRP officially released their official version of TWRP, which makes rooting the OnePlus 6 slightly easier as now TWRP recovery can be easily booted using the command, “fastboot boot TWRP”. Now, you can also install TWRP recovery permanently with the TWRP installer ZIP file but I do not recommend it as it has a bug where the user may end up in a bootloop.
If your ODIN is failing to flash or stuck while flashing hidden.img while flashing stock firmware on your Samsung Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S6 Edge, or any other Samsung device, there is a SIMPLE solution.
When flashing stock firmware on Android devices like Nexus 6, 6P, Pixel, Pixel 2, or others using fastboot command, you may run into problems when running the flash-all.bat or using the command, “fastboot -w update image.zip”.
For those of you having trouble flashing stock firmwares on latest Oreo firmwares with Samsung Galaxy smartphones(most likely with newer Galaxy S8, S8 plus, Note 8, S9, and S9 Plus) and getting stuck at “sboot.bin.lz4”, this is most likely caused by using ODIN version older than v3.13.1. Samsung is using new lz4 compression on firmwares which means older ODIN are not able to decompress the files before flashing to your phone.
For those of you who have installed a new custom ROM and wanted to change to another ROM, you will probably have noticed that most custom ROMs now included CyanogenMod recovery, which overwrites your existing TWRP recovery (that you probably installed while rooting). Well, to install TWRP permanently after installing a custom ROM, you simply need to flash TWRP recovery ZIP after installing the ROM. That way, you can install new ROMs in the future without having to re-install TWRP recovery using your computer.
Are you trying to install Samsung stock firmware using ODIN and getting stuck at fota.zip?
This will happen on newer devices like Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, etc…etc… The reason why it gets stuck is because you are using older version of ODIN.
A lot of people have asked me how to get the Pokemon Go cheat/hack working on latest Android 7.0/7.1/7.1.1 Nougat on Pixel phones (and works on any Android running Nougat like LG V20 also) and this should help you get some good Pokemon work done when you are too busy to go outside to actually catch Pokemons.