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22nd April 2012, 06:39 PM   |  #171  
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i used old usb wire guts

I'm considering using a metal paperclip with electrical tape as a grip at this point. Smaller flathead still didn't do the trick...ergh. Time to find a Swiss Army knife or something.

EDIT: Just got it out using a rubber band and my 2mm Phillips head screwdriver. Is there any merit to leaving that cover off, permanently?
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22nd April 2012, 07:05 PM   |  #172  
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i used old usb wire guts

glad i saw this, was going to ask the same thing. now i am going to use my old iphone charger lol
22nd April 2012, 07:07 PM   |  #173  
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Ok I got control bear to run and I try doing the wire trick and it comes to a point where it says
Fastboot detected
Rebooting device
Found device... Please wait....
quit....
press enter to exit...

Phone boots up normally and still s-on
22nd April 2012, 07:36 PM   |  #174  
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Originally Posted by Aus_Azn

I'm considering using a metal paperclip with electrical tape as a grip at this point. Smaller flathead still didn't do the trick...ergh. Time to find a Swiss Army knife or something.

EDIT: Just got it out using a rubber band and my 2mm Phillips head screwdriver. Is there any merit to leaving that cover off, permanently?

See that little grey tape holding the chip in place. Plus all those chips etc must get hurt by dust etc

I put it back on I think it will make a difference one day

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22nd April 2012, 08:03 PM   |  #175  
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Done the wire trick numerous times and it reboots the phone but it seems like all it's doing is wiping the sd card. Using speaker wire to do it. Cut open some usb cables but they just seemed way to thick. Anyone have this happen to them? Can't be that far from getting it right. Could I possibly be touching the wrong pin? I'm pretty sure that I'm on the right one but they are pretty close together so if thats the problem then I just gotta keep trying.
22nd April 2012, 08:20 PM   |  #176  
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Cover off, paperclip acquired, fastboot flashed jb_boot.img.

Symantec Enterprise is ringing off the hook. I hope this is actually safe.
22nd April 2012, 08:24 PM   |  #177  
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Cover off, paperclip acquired, fastboot flashed jb_boot.img.

Symantec Enterprise is ringing off the hook. I hope this is actually safe.

I don't think you are supposed to flash jb_boot.img, unless it's a different procedure for Linux. On Windows I just connected my phone to my PC and ran the ControlBear program, followed directions from there. I did not flash jb_boot.img at any point.
22nd April 2012, 09:00 PM   |  #178  
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If I have all of my fastboot files on my windows computer, would it matter if I switched to a linux to get S-Off?

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22nd April 2012, 09:07 PM   |  #179  
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a wire tie did the trick for me. It's rigid enough where you can easy control it, and it is also already shielded. I had no issue with the wire trick as it was successful both times I ran the program (had to run the second time because the first time around it was stuck at "found device, waiting").

Good luck to those of you that will be attempting the procedure.
22nd April 2012, 09:08 PM   |  #180  
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If I have all of my fastboot files on my windows computer, would it matter if I switched to a linux to get S-Off?

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Program is self contained

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