Originally Posted by northmendo
I'm going to try. I got the back off and got to the point of loading the ubsboot and for some reason I can't get it to exicute on my mac. Any reason a Mac wouldn't work?
Because usbboot is a Linux x86 binary. Firekit + Ubuntu LiveCD is your ticket out of brick hell.
FYI the USB and UART recovery protocols are the same, just different transports. But you'd need a different 1st stage loader that talks UART, which we don't have. So might as well use usbboot + aboot.
Oh, and don't try the 6.2.1 rootboot, you're better off loading the TWRP installer. Just use the usb_install_fff_twrp script in Firekit. If it still doesn't work, try usb_fix_parts_and_install_fff_twrp