Gear Live Stock Firmware Image - 24JUL14 & Bootable Root ADB image
Hi guys, I just managed to pull the stock firmware image off the Sprat, with the assistance of @Dees_Troy
. We've been working on this for a few days. Lots of highs and lots of lows. Lots of hardware glitches, device overheating, reading kernel logs to troubleshoot problems... And you know what? All of it could have been avoided if Samsung had released a stock image.
Without any further ado, though, you can find a factory image for this device here: https://builds.casual-dev.com/index....dom%2Fsprat%2F
Here is the first custom kernel
created for this device. It's mostly dees troy's work, he compiled it and made it operate, but I had to reimage it a few times to make it operate properly. If you absolutely need root for checking something out right now, you can fastboot boot this image and get it.
If you'd like to pull your OWN firwmare including the EFS(serial info) for the device, you can use this command in adb root shell after booting the above image.
for f in $x;
dd if=$f of=/data/local/tmp/$f.img;
adb pull /data/local/tmp/
the contents of the entire device will come to your computer
now clean up the temp folder.
adb shell rm /data/local/tmp/*
You now have the firmware above + EFS data.
I mean seriously.. Samsung, WTF? I've been working on this for 5 straight days now.
Why did I have to go through the process of keeping this Quad-core watch cool while i tinkered with UART, and continuously rebooted it?
Why did I have to wade knee deep in your kernel problems to get this done?
Is it becoming apparent that Samsung doesn't want people messing with their "open devices"? I mean, I can think of no other reason they haven't released a stock image for a device which can be destroyed with a bad flash.
Either way, we finally have a stock image and that means Dees_Troy can release a TWRP, ROM devs can begin working with the system, and those in need of stock firmware now have access to it. Pretty good news if you ask me.
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