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RumbaMon19

Feel Pain.
Not so obsessed but I really like Mediatek as a brand because it produces processors for literally all kinds of smart electronics and gadgets and even vehicles as well which is pretty fascinating and huge.

Before mediatek, it was samsung used that widely. And dont forget TMSC which is the main fab on which most chips are manufactured.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
What's surprising is mediatek and nvidia have partnered up to manufacture arm laptops running mobile GPUs with raytracing and dlss support. Someone recently made a video of Wolfenstein running with ray tracing.

So it's samsung with Exynos + amd, mediatek + nvidia, apple with m1 and m1x ?
 

aby geek

Cyborg Agent
Hello everyone,
I want to know if getting the screen of a galaxy note 5 repaired makes any sense?
Can it still run new android os versions and latest apps?
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Hello everyone,
I want to know if getting the screen of a galaxy note 5 repaired makes any sense?
Can it still run new android os versions and latest apps?
get a new phone. genuine screen repair will cost a Bomb. and the duplicate screen repair will not last long.
 

aby geek

Cyborg Agent
Its my sister's. She has both note 3 and note 5 lying around. Note 3 crashed because of software and note 5 got a little water underneath screen so theres a blurry patch. So she said that if note 5 can still be used with 12k something repairs it is still worth than throwing away a 65k phone.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
There is no guarantee the repaired screen will last long again. With the same amount you will get a faster phone with latest OS
 

ankushv

Journeyman
Hello everyone,
I want to know if getting the screen of a galaxy note 5 repaired makes any sense?
Can it still run new android os versions and latest apps?
I have a note 5 , there are no updates from Samsung and the Ui is dated . But the note features are awesome . Your call if to repair or not.

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
 

aby geek

Cyborg Agent
I have a note 5 , there are no updates from Samsung and the Ui is dated . But the note features are awesome . Your call if to repair or not.

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
What is the android version it can run smoothly? Is it limited to nougat and oreo or it can run pie?
 

aby geek

Cyborg Agent
Google says nougat is official os and the security patch is from 2018.
Any apps you think that might not run on it?

If you think it is time to discard it then please suggest a good mid budget phone with otg support.
 

aby geek

Cyborg Agent
What custom roms are reliable? What os base rom should be best oreo or 10?
Do suggest a new phone in case the screen repair costs over 15k.
 

ankushv

Journeyman
Google says nougat is official os and the security patch is from 2018.
Any apps you think that might not run on it?

If you think it is time to discard it then please suggest a good mid budget phone with otg support.
Correct about latest security update .
All apps I use on android 10 work flawlessly on my stock note5 .

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
 

OrrBitt

Broken In
you can use android x86 image of 4.2 and the use it to save files in another format

I tried that, but the Android x86 image couldn't open the .gbk file. I have since factory reset the phone and used the backup .gbk file to restore all call logs and SMSes. But the issue of how to open the .gbk file on the computer still remains.

This is regarding my earlier post:
I have an old Android phone; it had a system backup feature which backs up SMS, Call log, etc. When I ran it, it created a single .gbk file. When I try to open the file in Android or in Windows, it displays a lot of gibberish.

I searched online and found an online converter but I don't want to use anything online as the file contains my SMSes. The only software I found that could open it was InterBase and I downloaded and ran it, but couldn't make it work. The other options for opening .gbk files were all related to biology and genes.

Anyone knows how to open a .gbk file on Windows or Ubuntu or Android?
 
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