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    Does Galaxy A51 or any other TF branded phone run Android 11?

    My current phone is the Moto G7 Optimo Maxx on Tracfone (Verizon) in NJ.
    The phone is running Android 10, and I have researched to find that there will be no upgrade to Android 11 for this device.
    Does the TF branded Galaxy A51 - or any other TF branded phone now run Android 11?

    I am interested in the upgrade so that I don't have to use SBC codec over Bluetooth. I have tried so many times to get my Moto G7 with A10 to use AAC (which my headphone supports) but it doesn't work - even in developer options.
    From what I have gleaned here, and in other forums and Google searches, the BT codec problem is an issue with Android 10, but apparently A11 has fixed this problem.

    Another thought would be to 'root' my Moto G7 so I could do the upgrade myself. Is that even possible?

    Thanks for your help / advice

    Ultrarunner

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    My Tracfone Galaxy A32 5g is on 11.

    How do check what codec is being used for playback?

    (Edit - found the codec in developer options)
    Last edited by Mosaic55; 11-23-2021 at 08:39 AM.

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    Tracfone Galaxy A20 was upgraded to A11.

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    Well, the A32 won’t even allow turning on AAC in developer mode

    Edit - scratch that, headphones DO connect in AAC mode.
    Last edited by Mosaic55; 11-23-2021 at 08:41 AM.

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    The Tracfone Moto G Power upgraded to Android 11 at setup.

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    Yes, the Galaxy A51 will run Android 11. As will the Moto G Stylus, Galaxy A10E, A11, A02S, and Nokia G300.

    AAC is listed in the developer options on the A51. It is grayed out for me, but I didn't have any headphones connected.

    If I were to recommend any of the current Tracfones, it would be the A51 or Moto G Stylus. Personally, I think the A51 is the best they offer right now.

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    The A51 is currently on sale on Ebay by TF for $99.99 . Use promo code TRACFONE20 to get $20 OFF. That phone for $79.99 is a very good deal. (Still $199.99 on TF web site).

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    Thanks guys;
    Used hpham's link to TF Ebay store and purchased the A51.
    I will have to wait a couple weeks to test the new phone with my IEM's using AAC vs SBC; I just mailed them back to Jabra for warranty replacement - for the 2nd time!
    Perhaps if I can finally use the (slightly) better AAC codec with the IEM's I will reconsider my abandonment of Bluetooth audio devices alltogether.
    I have switched to a wired pair of over-the-ear cans, since the Jabra's stopped working, and I may never go back to BT.
    But at least I'll have a nice new phone to enjoy!

    Now I just have to find a good hard case (with belt-clip) for the new phone.

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    Maybe a bit late, but does anyone know what the headphone DAC chip on the A51 is?
    Maybe not so important, but I may end up going back to wired headphones after all said and done with AAC.
    Perhaps more importantly, how does the A51 headphone output compare to the Moto G7 Optimo Maxx?
    If it's at least as good, then I won't complain. If not, well, then I've got to decide whether I like the phone and it might be worth buying a USB DAC, or return it and continue using the Moto.

    Edit: Will I need to upgrade the phone from Android 10 to 11 when I receive it, or will it already have A11?
    Last edited by ultrarunner2015; 11-23-2021 at 04:52 PM.

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    The A51 comes with Android 10, then it will upgrade to Android 11.

    I do not know what DAC is in the A51 because I have never looked into that, but the FCC ID of the A51 S515DL is the same as the A51 A515U or A515U1.

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    It's OK. If I don't like the DAC (and need it) but I do mostly like the phone, I'll buy a good USB DAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarunner2015 View Post
    Used hpham's link to TF Ebay store and purchased the A51.
    You did it just in time. Out of stock now.

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    Unfortunately, I forgot to enter the promo code, so I didn't get the extra 20% discount. My bad; I was too excited about the deal, and then had trouble with PayPal.
    I did try to contact TF Ebay store about possibly honoring the code anyway - with a gift certificate or something - but haven't heard back from them about it.
    Whatever; I am still happy that I was given the link to buy the phone for $100 and not $200 it was selling for on the TF store, and even on Amazon.

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