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By Bronto9, Senior Member on 26th June 2014, 06:55 PM
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Hi,
I want to try L developer preview with multirom, but I need to convert the factory image to a normal zip which can be flashed trough recovery.
Can anyone point me to a tutorial on how to do that?
 
 
26th June 2014, 07:05 PM |#2  
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As a linux user I would use smg2img to convert the system image to raw then I would mount that as ext4 and extract the folders and put them in an existing flashable zip.

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26th June 2014, 07:11 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Bronto9

Hi,
I want to try L developer preview with multirom, but I need to convert the factory image to a normal zip which can be flashed trough recovery.
Can anyone point me to a tutorial on how to do that?

you would need to build/compile it like everyone else does.
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26th June 2014, 07:12 PM |#4  
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I thought that someone mentioned yesterday in one of the 1,000s of I/O threads, that MultiRom wouldn't be supported yet bc it is kernel based or someting like that. Not sure what the kernel is on the L, but you may want to ask the MultiRom devs if this is even possible at this point before you flash and get into toruble. Saves you some headache, hopefully.


Edit: @rootSU @simms22
We seem to be all on the same page here. lol. Good work guys.
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26th June 2014, 07:23 PM |#5  
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Yes, do not flash to MutliROM.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1204
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27th June 2014, 01:55 AM |#6  
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Just an update, you can flash to MultiROM now.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1213
27th June 2014, 05:09 AM |#7  
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As a linux user I would use smg2img to convert the system image to raw then I would mount that as ext4 and extract the folders and put them in an existing flashable zip.

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And then we end up with around 3 "ROM" threads of the same thing in Development section lol
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