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By Rusty!, Recognized Contributor on 22nd August 2011, 09:43 AM
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7th March 2012, 10:01 AM |#51  
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The usual cause for this not working seems to be using the front USB ports or a hub for some reason. Best bet is to use a port directly off the motherboard.

As the phone is working again, you can always install CWM via another method, as this one is mostly for phones that are a bit poorly, or stock GB devices.
 
 
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Rusty nice to see you back

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Just a note to say that I was indeed using the PC's front USB ports. I did however manage to flash it on the same ports using Paul's NVFlash so I think in this instance it was purely a case of my phone's partitions being utterly buggered, so I needed something more severe.

This thread gave me the confidence to try it however and I'm very thankful for that :) I would have been going in blind with raw NVFlash if it wasn't for people like you writing the batch files. So many thanks Rusty :)
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What on earth had you done to it?
20th May 2012, 05:27 PM |#56  
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This should be moved to stickies
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Hey so I installed drivers, ran the .bat and choose install external cwm, then a message saying successfully sent appeared and asked me to press any key to close the command promt, now what? my phone still says "S/W Upgrade Please wait while upgrading.." is it safe to unplug the cellphone or not yet?

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just read a while back it's safe to unplug it... sorry for asking here, I've been reading so much since yesterday that I don't even remember what I've already read.

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WOW just WOW Rusty!, I owe you big time after installing CWM my phone booted normally, and I can access CWM with VOl- + Power

Is there a way I could brick my phone by trying roms? or as long as I have CWM I can simply flash a new rom?
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It's pretty much unbrickable thanks to nVFlash, as you've found out. You can usually fall back to CWM, if not, do this again.
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Why isnt this a sticky yet?
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Why isnt this a sticky yet?
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dated such a long time back...people remember it only when the brick their devices....forget otherwise....

but yes...should be sticky....guys lets join to support to get this thread as "STICKY"
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OK so on Sunday whilst pissing about, I flashed a broken recovery to my phone. This resulted in a near brick, the phone wouldn't boot at all, and wouldn't even enter Smartflash. I didn't have a recent backup, so needless to say I was pissed.

However, this presented me with a challenge, could I recover my phone without losing anything? Turns out the answer was yes

I was able to NVFlash (battery out, hold both vol keys and plug in USB) over a good recovery, and the phone booted straight to it, from there I restored the old boot.img that I had, rebooted and held my breath.

Success! OK, so wifi didn't work due to the old kernel, but whatever, quick CM reflash fixed that (in hindsight, I could probably have just done that straight away anyway).

I created a little batch menu system to handle the command and let you pick from an internal or external recovery (depending on what you normally use) and a couple scripts for Linux users. Hopefully anyone that has bust their phone to the point of NVFlashing will be able to do this instead and keep all their stuff

http://www.mediafire.com/file/t0casp...ecovery_v5.rar

How to prepare to use it? Wich files i should keep in the phone and where (internal or external?)? A backup made with clockwork? This "boot.img" you had come from where? Did you did a backup or its file was exactly the one of the rom you were using before de disaster? I mean, i need to make a backup of this file?

almost offtopic, but not so much: besides this app, what more i should have in hand to prepare for a total disaster?

I had some problems wich Clockwork and i will tr to change the rom again, maybe i will need it.

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