FORUMS

Nexus & Cookies: A More Focused Direction?

It is that time of the year again, and we are approaching the day where Android fans all over … more

LG G4 US Carrier Release Dates

The LG G4 was announced on April 29th with its Snapdragon 808 SoC, a welcomed change from its higher-end … more

Microsoft Reaches Pre-Install Agreement With New OEMs

As of late, Microsoft has been making a subtle but widespread play into the … more

Discover XDA: Discover Greater

We’ve all been there at some point in our XDA lives; we used to spend hours browsing over the … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

[Q] Which bootloader do I have?

1st September 2014, 12:21 AM |#1  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Is there any easy way to tell without being able to boot fully? There isn't anything immediately obvious on google. I'm trying to help out a friend, his phone doesn't get past the boot animation anymore and he doesn't know which version he has. I can boot into download/recovery modes but don't see anything that screams MF3, MK2 or any of the others.

Updates: I can get to sideload but don't know if I can install any Roms through sideload without a custom recovery. The recovery right now is stock 3e I think.
Last edited by StevenInMichigan; 1st September 2014 at 12:32 AM.
 
 
1st September 2014, 02:49 AM |#2  
DeadlySin9's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 680
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenInMichigan

Is there any easy way to tell without being able to boot fully? There isn't anything immediately obvious on google. I'm trying to help out a friend, his phone doesn't get past the boot animation anymore and he doesn't know which version he has. I can boot into download/recovery modes but don't see anything that screams MF3, MK2 or any of the others.

Updates: I can get to sideload but don't know if I can install any Roms through sideload without a custom recovery. The recovery right now is stock 3e I think.

Can't do anything from there. If recovery doesn't say NB1 in the corner then it's something before that. Only other way is to just try and flash only part of each one through Odin.

Sent from my SGH-I337 running GPE
The Following User Says Thank You to DeadlySin9 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
1st September 2014, 02:51 AM |#3  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeadlySin9

Can't do anything from there. If recovery doesn't say NB1 in the corner then it's something before that. Only other way is to just try and flash only part of each one through Odin.

Sent from my SGH-I337 running GPE

OK well it isn't nb1 so that's good I guess. Which part should I be flashing in odin? I can brick it by flashing an older version through Odin than is currently on there, can't I?
1st September 2014, 03:04 AM |#4  
jd1639's Avatar
XDA: ASSIST
Recognized Contributor
Minnetonka, MN
Thanks Meter: 4,688
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenInMichigan

OK well it isn't nb1 so that's good I guess. Which part should I be flashing in odin? I can brick it by flashing an older version through Odin than is currently on there, can't I?

no, you can't brick. Odin will just fail

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app
The Following User Says Thank You to jd1639 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
1st September 2014, 03:07 AM |#5  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd1639

no, you can't brick. Odin will just fail

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app

Excellent to hear. Guess I'll just start with the oldest I can get and work my way newer.
1st September 2014, 03:09 AM |#6  
jd1639's Avatar
XDA: ASSIST
Recognized Contributor
Minnetonka, MN
Thanks Meter: 4,688
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenInMichigan

Excellent to hear. Guess I'll just start with the oldest I can get and work my way newer.

Has your friend ever had a custom recovery on, twrp or cwm? Or flashed any custom roms?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app
The Following User Says Thank You to jd1639 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
1st September 2014, 03:12 AM |#7  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd1639

Has your friend ever had a custom recovery on, twrp or cwm? Or flashed any custom roms?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app

He was rooted at one point and then unrooted. Never any custom roms/recoveries. The phone was working after he unrooted it but for some reason will no longer pass the boot animation.

He was on android 4.3 so does that only correspond to MK2? As far as I can tell it does.
Last edited by StevenInMichigan; 1st September 2014 at 03:15 AM.
1st September 2014, 03:17 AM |#8  
jd1639's Avatar
XDA: ASSIST
Recognized Contributor
Minnetonka, MN
Thanks Meter: 4,688
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenInMichigan

He was rooted at one point and then unrooted. Never any custom roms. The phone was working after he unrooted it but for some reason will no longer pass the boot animation.

Do you know if he took any ota updates? My opinion is you should just flash the nb1 tar file in Odin. It's doesn't sound like he is still on mdl firmware.Which would be the only reason he'd not want to go to nb1

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app
The Following User Says Thank You to jd1639 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
1st September 2014, 03:21 AM |#9  
OP Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jd1639

Do you know if he took any ota updates? My opinion is you should just flash the nb1 tar file in Odin. It's doesn't sound like he is still on mdl firmware.Which would be the only reason he'd not want to go to nb1

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app

If my goal is to get CM or any other aosp based rom on the phone will nb1 be any more restrictive than MK2? I haven't found anything breaking the differences between MKx/Nxx down yet.
1st September 2014, 03:24 AM |#10  
jd1639's Avatar
XDA: ASSIST
Recognized Contributor
Minnetonka, MN
Thanks Meter: 4,688
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenInMichigan

If my goal is to get CM or any other aosp based rom on the phone will nb1 be any more restrictive than MK2? I haven't found anything breaking the differences between MKx/Nxx down yet.

If he's not on mdl you're not going to get cm or any aosp rom. Nb1 is no more restrictive than mf3, or mk2. In any case you'll have to use safestrap and only touch wiz based roms.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app
The Following User Says Thank You to jd1639 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes