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[APP] Flash Image GUI - Flash Kernels and Recoveries from normal Android mode!

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By joeykrim, Recognized Developer on 30th July 2011, 03:08 AM
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Credits:
birbeck for the usual random java guidance, slushpupie for his previous java guidance, dodgejcr for extreme amounts of testing, and one_love_420 and shift for some great graphics!
testers: JT-, couga6442, happytweak and many others I might have forgot in the furry of three days I built the initial app from scratch.!
Thanks to SDX

HTC Unlock - Newer Hboot:
If you have a newer Hboot version on either a CDMA or GSM device which has successfully completed the HTC unlock method, this application will work to flash kernels!
Please see the guides at the bottom of this post!

Background:
flash_image (bmlwrite) is an extremely useful utility for flashing custom kernels, boot logos (so far ONLY Samsung devices) and recoveries. This binary has made it possible to easily flash all these items and is used almost everywhere behind the scenes (i.e. in custom recoveries, packaged into kernel /sbin, etc).

Description:
This android application, FlashImageGUI, is basically a GUI interface for the linux binary, flash_image provided by google in AOSP for loading custom kernels and recovery images onto the phone.
This app allows the flashing of kernels and custom recovery images in normal android mode!

Current Device Support:
Full Kernel, Logo and Recovery flashing: Samsung Moment, Transform, Intercept and Acclaim - the s3c6410 series of devices
Full Kernel (Anykernel and boot.img) Flashing and Recovery (zip file or image) flashing: HTC EVO 3D CDMA and GSM, Amaze, Vivid/Holiday, EVO, EVO Shift, Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S/Nexus S 4G & LG Optimus
Full Kernel (zImage) Flashing: Samsung Epic
Check application version for updates

Specific EVO 3D Support:
Custom Kernels - CDMA
[Kernel] [AOSP & Sense] Tiamat 1.1.0 | 2.6.35.14
[KERNEL] Infected-AnthraX
[KERNEL] mildAnthraX
[KERNEL] Silverneedle 1.0
[KERNEL] mKernel

Custom Recovery
Use my app to easily load the Teamwin Recovery - TWRP 2.
Download either PG86IMG.zip or recovery .img to your sdcard, select from the app and flash!
CWM 5.0.2.0 - EVO 3D CDMA - - http://download.clockworkmod.com/rec....0-shooter.img
CWM 5.0.2.0 - EVO 3D GSM - http://download.clockworkmod.com/rec...0-shooteru.img

Future Support:
Will continue to test kernels as they are released to ensure compatibility!

YouTube Video Directions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVhK...601B5B9B4F42BE
Thanks disturb3d1/wwjoshdew!

Great Photo Guide:
http://htcevohacks.com/htc-evo-3d-ha...or-htc-evo-3d/

Install Directions:
Install process is the same as any other .apk. Download to computer and adb push or mount sdcard on computer and copy over or download directly to the phone. Use any file manager, adb, connectbot/terminal emulator to install.
My preferred method, maybe a bit technical: ./adb install c:\downloads\FlashImageGUI.apk

Download Locations
Market (99 cents!): Flash Image GUI
Release version (free): Flash Image GUI

Contact:
Any questions, comments, concerns, or issues, please post in this thread or send me an email! Thanks for all the help and support!

FAQ:
Q: Will this app support a marketplace to pick and chose kernels from?
A: No. Use Kernel Manager!

Screenshots:






Feedback:
Please post any helpful feedback. I'm always looking to improve the application!

HTC Unlock - Hboot 1.5 User Guides for Flash Image GUI!!

HTC Unlock - Hboot 1.5 Users Guide for ROMs with a Kernel (boot.img file):
1) Unlock using HTC method for Hboot 1.5 users
2) Load this application, Flash Image GUI, onto the device, either through the Market or the link provided in this OP.
3) Download ROM .zip file to the sdcard on the device.
4) Open up Flash Image GUI, select Browse and select the ROM .zip file, downloaded to /sdcard in the previous step.
5) Flash Image GUI will provide a warning, reminding that the ROM .zip file will *need* to be flashed in the custom recovery afterward.
6) Flash Image GUI will index the full ROM .zip file searching for the kernel and kernel modules. Once located, the Flash Image button should be enabled.
7) Select the Flash Image button and Flash Image GUI will load the kernel modules and kernel from inside the ROM zip file.
8) Select reboot recovery.
9) Inside the custom recovery, wipe data is ROM requires and load/flash the ROM zip file.
10) Reboot to normal Android mode and all should work including Wifi!


HTC Unlock - Hboot 1.5 Users Guide for flashing ONLY a Kernel (zip file):
1) Make sure the selected Kernel is compatible with the currently loaded ROM. If not, this will result in a lot of frustration!!! See troubleshooting steps below.
2) Download kernel zip file to /sdcard.
3) Open Flash Image GUI, browse and select kernel zip file, downloaded/loaded to sdcard in previous step.
3) Flash Image GUI will validate the kernel zip file is contains the minimum required files
4) Select the Flash Image button and Flash Image GUI will load the kernel and the kernel modules from the source kernel zip file.
5) Reboot

Troubleshooting after Rebooting:

First step, when experiencing issues flashing is to RE FLASH the files again. Many times, re flashing again will clear up any issues. If not, see the issues/solutions below.

Issue #1: If the device hangs or reboots while on the splash screen, the kernel (or packaged ramdisk in the kernel) is NOT compatible with your device!!!
Solution for #1: Have to boot into fastboot and load the custom recovery to flash a known good kernel or restore a previously known good nandroid backup. Command: fastboot boot c:\downloads\cwm-recovery.img
Issue #2: If the device hangs or reboots while on the boot animation, the ROM is likely NOT compatible with the kernel!!!
Solution for #2: Have to boot into fastboot and load the custom recovery to flash a known good ROM/kernel combination either from a zip file or restore from a nandroid backup.
Last edited by joeykrim; 26th June 2012 at 12:16 PM. Reason: added htc unlock 1.5 guide #2
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30th July 2011, 03:17 AM |#2  
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Nice already rooted with recovery but this looks cool

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30th July 2011, 03:22 AM |#3  
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Every time I open the dev section, I thank God you got an Evo 3D.
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The only thing I'm wondering right now, is if those screen shots are from an Evo3D. Because if it is, then that thing has AOSP on it!! Now my curiosity has been piqued.
30th July 2011, 11:52 AM |#5  
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The only thing I'm wondering right now, is if those screen shots are from an Evo3D. Because if it is, then that thing has AOSP on it!! Now my curiosity has been piqued.

In the 1st pic, it says evo 4g.


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30th July 2011, 01:55 PM |#6  
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I am gonna make a video on how to do this! Thank you joeykrim!

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30th July 2011, 05:20 PM |#7  
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I am gonna make a video on how to do this! Thank you joeykrim!

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post it up and i'll add it to the OP

added links to twrp and cwm recovery images
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thank joey cwm recovery worked for me thru revolutionary but i wanted to try twrp
and this is the easiest way
30th July 2011, 09:27 PM |#9  
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Looking very nice, gonna check out twrp with this.
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Originally Posted by rtbluver

In the 1st pic, it says evo 4g.


Sent from my 3devo...s-off can run but you can't hide!

Correct you are. I missed that!
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