Author Topic: Snail Mobile i7  (Read 26694 times)

R2112 (OP)

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #120 on: June 06, 2018, 02:11:04 pm »
Generally speaking, outside of China (in a market the phone isn't natively sold) it's hard to find accessories. When I had my MUCH i5, I used PSP / PS Vita cases instead, they seem to generally fit. Try your local Gamestop or Walmart if US/CA based and see if they fit.

joelbenitez513

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #121 on: October 03, 2018, 10:09:02 pm »
Any one has figured out how to do google apps and store? or can you point where i can get a tutorial, i been looking for months and no way how to root or install G store.

SONY

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #122 on: October 03, 2018, 10:28:07 pm »
Why did you make a separate thread?
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joelbenitez513

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #123 on: October 04, 2018, 12:02:49 am »
by mistake.

DroidX2

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #124 on: October 10, 2018, 07:14:42 pm »
Have you tried using Kingroot? It's a desktop application I used for rooting the W3D. The downside is that it installs Kinguser instead of SuperSU, which may not be as robust as SuperSU, but it does give root access. At least enough to flash a gapps package.
https://kingroot.net/

You should be able to find the latest gapps package from a good search. A gapps package is a compilation of Google apps that normally are installed on android deivces, which include Playstore among others.
https://www.theandroidsoul.com/download-nougat-gapps-7-0/


Not an official method, but it's what I would try. As with anything, be careful, proceed cautiously, and read everything. Good luck!

Please note that I recommend Kingroot due to my experience with past Snail devices, 78P01/W1 and W3D. The program successfully rooted both devices. I do not guarantee this program to root your device, or not cause adverse effects. While it is highly unlikely something will happen to your device, I'm only protecting myself from being hated if something does happen, lol. Proceed at your own risk.

joelbenitez513

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #125 on: October 10, 2018, 07:42:29 pm »
yeah i know what u mean, i tried a lot of different root apps and they didnt work. a bunch of king root and others. is bacause is a new chinnesse phone that pretty much none one has.

DroidX2

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #126 on: October 13, 2018, 03:46:26 am »
Oh I see. If those apps didn't work, I don't know. You may still be able to sideload gapps in the android recovery, but I don't know all the steps. Maybe the steps to root the W3D may work, but I'm only guessing at this point. To truly root would require adb access and allowing super user access to the device through terminal commands, but that goes beyond my knowledge.

There may be someone on the Snail forums that may have posted a method, but you'd need to translate the forums conversation, so information might be a bit scattered. It's gonna take some searching, and lots of trial and error. Good luck!

Also, maybe even finding a phone with similar hardware and software that has a root method. That method may work on your device, perhaps with some tweaking. As always proceed with caution.

joelbenitez513

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #127 on: October 13, 2018, 03:52:59 am »
thank you for your help, ill just wait till someone figures it out lol. i don't want to brick. i read too many forum about brick.

SephirothX2004

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #128 on: February 11, 2019, 10:14:38 am »
I now finally have the Google Play Store on my i7. ;D

All i did was email

[email protected]

I said:
Hello i really need Google PlayStore on my device if possible please.

Build Number: 8.0.129
Serial Number: ***************


That's all i had to do and they send out an update with the Play Store.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 12:57:58 pm by SephirothX2004 »

DroidX2

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2019, 08:51:22 pm »
Nice! Would you be able to share the firmware update?

SmashMan4

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #130 on: March 11, 2019, 12:44:43 am »
Does anyone know how to get it off Taobao without living in China? or get it somewhere is the US? I'm really interested in getting one at that price once I get the cash for it.


alessandro.exe

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #132 on: March 13, 2019, 04:44:40 pm »
Does anyone know how to get it off Taobao without living in China? or get it somewhere is the US? I'm really interested in getting one at that price once I get the cash for it.
SmashMan4, read here:
https://www.quora.com/Can-people-from-the-U-S-buy-from-Chinas-Taobao-without-using-an-agent
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 04:46:48 pm by alessandro.exe »

alessandro.exe

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #133 on: March 13, 2019, 05:49:41 pm »
Friends, one good man from 4pda.ru has uploaded the firmware to this device along with TWRP Recovery, Google Apps and Root (Magisk):
https://yadi.sk/d/GEzjB1XNhXmxBA
But TWRP Recovery can only be used with a computer mouse connected via OTG, as the touchscreen does not work in this TWRP Recovery.
Can someone be refined this TWRP Recovery so that the touchscreen starts to work?
Here is a link to Snail MOQI i7 discussion on 4pda.ru:
https://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=894830

davidgilmour

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #134 on: May 07, 2019, 12:56:11 pm »
You can get it from Aliexpress.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Snail-W3D-4G-FDD-LTE-3D-Game-Mobile-Phone-MTK6592-Octa-Core-Android-4-4/32275921397.html
$350 at ali.
$270 at lightinthebox.

Is it fun owning this? How are the controls? Mushy or good?

DroidX2

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Re: Snail Mobile i7
« Reply #135 on: June 10, 2019, 05:34:39 pm »
You can get it from Aliexpress.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-Snail-W3D-4G-FDD-LTE-3D-Game-Mobile-Phone-MTK6592-Octa-Core-Android-4-4/32275921397.html
$350 at ali.
$270 at lightinthebox.

Is it fun owning this? How are the controls? Mushy or good?

Unfortunately, I don't own it. I wanted to, but here in the US, the Cell companies don't play well with it. Plus, I'm on Verizon, which severely limits my options. But from past experiences with their older devices, in my opinion the buttons were good, not too mushy. D-Pad is reminiscent of the first d-pad from the original Xbox, from the Duke Controller. Basically, you can play fighting games with it. Basically 3rd party level d-pad.

Despite the network issues I had to endure, owning the device was a pure joy. It was basically a portable game console, that doubles as a phone. Nowadays, the Android system is basically just that, just only missing physical controls for the games that already play on it. Hopefully companies realize this and just make an un-intrusive gaming controller case for their phones.

If you bought it, enjoy! I use the Moto Gamepad with my Z2, and despite not having root for full button mapping, it works just fine as a phone and gaming device.

 

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