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Flashing system.img to recover phone and save data?

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21st April 2012, 12:29 AM   |  #1  
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Long story short, I was trying to get the full ubuntu hack working on my phone, and after pushing a file, my phone is stuck at the motorola logo forever. It makes no sense why; the file I pushed was just a revised mountosh script that for one shouldn't be running at boot and two doesn't even affect system files. It seems like the only way out is to use fastboot, but instead of restoring the entire system and losing everything, can't I just flash a stock 2.3.5 system.img via fastboot? Will that boot into the new system and preserve all of my data?
21st April 2012, 12:35 AM   |  #2  
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Alternatively, is there a way to use adb in the stock recovery? I've tried and nothing shows up under devices. If I could do that, then I could flash the CWM on boot file or at the very least do a adb push to save my data.
21st April 2012, 01:02 AM   |  #3  
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Yes it will work. Just use the system.img from the fxz and flash away.

However, I have not had success on my Windows computer with flashing system.img using the fastboot that came bundled with the Android SDK. I'm not sure if the same is true on Linux, but you will probably be more successfully using the binaries found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1138092
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Manned up and did it. For those stuck in a situation like mine, I just downloaded the stock fastboot recovery for 2.3.5, manually flashed the system.img, and it booted up fine with all of my data intact.
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