Samsung Galaxy Avant

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Samsung Galaxy Avant
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesSamsung Galaxy
Compatible networksGSM, HSPA, LTE
First releasedJuly 2014
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions132.9 x 66.0 x 9.9 mm
Mass136.9 g
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 "KitKat"
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226)[1]
CPUARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.2 GHz
GPUAdreno 305
Memory1.5 GB
Storage16 GB
BatteryRemovable 2100 mAh Li-ion battery
Data inputsCapacitive touchscreen
Display4.5 inch 540 x 960 TFT LCD
ConnectivityWi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, microUSB 2.0[1]
WebsiteGalaxy Avant

The Samsung Galaxy Avant was a mid-range smartphone released by Samsung in July 2014. It was only available on the T-Mobile network, although it could be purchased both on and off contract.[2] This phone retailed for $230, making it one of the cheaper offerings by T-Mobile.[3] While this phone was praised for its low price and decent performance, it was also criticized for its poor screen and camera.[3][4][5] This screen was often cited as having washed out colors and a lack of sharpness, likely as a result of the TFT panel used.[6] This phone did receive a few official software updates, but was never upgraded past Android KitKat.[7]

Rooting & Custom ROMs[edit]

Soon after the release of this phone, a method to gain root access on the Galaxy Avant was discovered.[8] In order to root the phone, a root package must be flashed through Odin on a PC, which can then be used to flash a custom recovery, allowing for further ROMs to be flashed.[9][10] Despite being rooted and having TWRP available, this device did not receive any support past Android 4.4.4, however, it did receive a modified ROM that provided some of the design and functionality of Android Marshmallow.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy Avant - Full phone specifications". GSM Arena. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  2. ^ Crider, Michael. "T-Mobile Launches The Samsung Galaxy Avant, A Respectable Low-End KitKat Phone For $216 Up Front". Android Police. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b Dolcourt, Jessica. "Samsung Galaxy Avant review". CNET. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  4. ^ Kim, Eugene. "Samsung Galaxy Avant (T-Mobile) Review & Rating". PCMag. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  5. ^ Nelson, Jeremiah (October 19, 2014). "Featured Review: Samsung Galaxy Avant (T-Mobile USA)". Android Headlines. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  6. ^ Thrasher, Andrew. "T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Avant Review". YouTube. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Software updates: Samsung Galaxy Avant". T-Mobile Support. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  8. ^ D-FUSE. "New Galaxy Avant G386T & G386T1 - We have root and recovery". XDA Developers. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  9. ^ TheUnlockr Staff. "How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Avant". TheUnlockr. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  10. ^ "How To Root The Samsung Galaxy Avant". FlexiSPY Blog. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  11. ^ Kennedy, Randall. "From KitKat to Marshmallow: How I transformed my aging Android phone to keep it fun and functional". BetaNews. Retrieved 23 August 2019.