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Hi everyone... Here's the situation:

I have a TF300T on 4.2 and flashed wrong TWRP recovery. (4.1 to be precise). After that I did a wipe because I wanted to install CM11 which then erased my system and after that I realized that I can't install anything else because TWRP reports 0MB internal storage. At that time I had a working ADB and access to (non-working) fastboot. After trying all solutions I have found on the forums (I've searched everything related to recovering a bricked TF300T and tried and it didn't work, so please dont ask me have you tried this or this, the answer is - YES and it DOESN'T work)
I was trying to flash stock rom with SDcard and renaming it to make it "self-install" at boot - nothing.
Tried to flash blobs through fastboot - no luck, dead fastboot, not flashing anything)
Since I generated recovery files with wheelie and I have those files the last option was APX mode.
I've entered it, after searching for ages how to actually use those recovery files, flashed bootloader (bricksafe.img) and since then the TF300 is practicly dead.

It's stuck in APX mode, screen is black, there is NO WAY to boot it in other modes except APX because I've tried voldown+power, power, volup+power, the reset button under the SDcard slot - everything reboots directly into APX.
I cant get wheelie to flash because 1st time it says error 3, second time its some other error and then it reboots and same thing over again.
I've probably deleted the entire partition layout.
Also, Im on Win8.1 but since drivers worked once on it, and the PC is detecting it as APX device I dont think thats the problem...

That's all info I remembered to tell, if you need anything else please ask - and please help me before i give up and toss it away...
 
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Hi everyone... Here's the situation:

I have a TF300T on 4.2 and flashed wrong TWRP recovery. (4.1 to be precise). After that I did a wipe because I wanted to install CM11 which then erased my system and after that I realized that I can't install anything else because TWRP reports 0MB internal storage. At that time I had a working ADB and access to (non-working) fastboot. After trying all solutions I have found on the forums (I've searched everything related to recovering a bricked TF300T and tried and it didn't work, so please dont ask me have you tried this or this, the answer is - YES and it DOESN'T work)
I was trying to flash stock rom with SDcard and renaming it to make it "self-install" at boot - nothing.
Tried to flash blobs through fastboot - no luck, dead fastboot, not flashing anything)
Since I generated recovery files with wheelie and I have those files the last option was APX mode.
I've entered it, after searching for ages how to actually use those recovery files, flashed bootloader (bricksafe.img) and since then the TF300 is practicly dead.

It's stuck in APX mode, screen is black, there is NO WAY to boot it in other modes except APX because I've tried voldown+power, power, volup+power, the reset button under the SDcard slot - everything reboots directly into APX.
I cant get wheelie to flash because 1st time it says error 3, second time its some other error and then it reboots and same thing over again.
I've probably deleted the entire partition layout.
Also, Im on Win8.1 but since drivers worked once on it, and the PC is detecting it as APX device I dont think thats the problem...

That's all info I remembered to tell, if you need anything else please ask - and please help me before i give up and toss it away...

I hate to say it but have you looked here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1927818


Use windows 8 test mode.

You may want to use the flash.cfg file to restore the partitions.
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I hate to say it but have you looked here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1927818


Use windows 8 test mode.

You may want to use the flash.cfg file to restore the partitions.
I tried, the problem is that this command
Code:
wheelie.exe --blob blob.bin
is not working, 1st time I use it I get error 3 and 2nd time its some other error and then the tablet restarts...
Also, when I connect it to PC, it gives the connected sound, but after a few seconds it gives the disconnect sound... it could be the battery, it was low but I left it on charger overnight, there is no other way to see how much its charged or does it even charge...

EDIT: here's what I get....

Code:
C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\New folder\bricksafe>wheelie --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

Waiting for device in APX mode...
[=] Chip UID: 0x15d145886500015
[=] RCM Version: 0x30001

[-] Error 3 receiving response from command

C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\New folder\bricksafe>wheelie --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

Waiting for device in APX mode...
[=] Chip UID: 0x7f5b8000fffffd3b
[-] Unknown error or incorrect RCM protocol version. nverror: 0x1.

C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\New folder\bricksafe>wheelie --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

Waiting for device in APX mode...
[=] Chip UID: 0x100000001
[-] RCM_Send communication failure.

C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\New folder\bricksafe>
 
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I tried, the problem is that this command
Code:
wheelie.exe --blob blob.bin
is not working, 1st time I use it I get error 3 and 2nd time its some other error and then the tablet restarts...
Also, when I connect it to PC, it gives the connected sound, but after a few seconds it gives the disconnect sound... it could be the battery, it was low but I left it on charger overnight, there is no other way to see how much its charged or does it even charge...

EDIT: here's what I get....

Code:
C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\New folder\bricksafe>wheelie --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

Waiting for device in APX mode...
[=] Chip UID: 0x15d145886500015
[=] RCM Version: 0x30001

[-] Error 3 receiving response from command

C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\New folder\bricksafe>wheelie --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

Waiting for device in APX mode...
[=] Chip UID: 0x7f5b8000fffffd3b
[-] Unknown error or incorrect RCM protocol version. nverror: 0x1.

C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\New folder\bricksafe>wheelie --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

Waiting for device in APX mode...
[=] Chip UID: 0x100000001
[-] RCM_Send communication failure.

C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\New folder\bricksafe>
In device manager what do you see? APX device? Do you have the universal naked drivers installed?
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Asus Tf300t (CM11)



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In device manager what do you see? APX device? Do you have the universal naked drivers installed?
Yea, it says Asus Transformer Prime APX Interface..

Update: Re-downloaded wheelie and nvflash, this time I got it to detect the CPU and it starts to send the bootloader but still Error 3...

Code:
C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\nvflash>wheelie --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

Waiting for device in APX mode...
[=] Chip UID: 0x15d145886500015
[=] RCM Version: 0x30001

[=] CPU Model: Tegra 3
[+] Sending bootloader...
[-] Error 3 sending command
 
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Yea, it says Asus Transformer Prime APX Interface..

Update: Re-downloaded wheelie and nvflash, this time I got it to detect the CPU and it starts to send the bootloader but still Error 3...

Code:
C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\nvflash>wheelie --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

Waiting for device in APX mode...
[=] Chip UID: 0x15d145886500015
[=] RCM Version: 0x30001

[=] CPU Model: Tegra 3
[+] Sending bootloader...
[-] Error 3 sending command
So right now you're using wheelie 0.1. Have you tried using 0.2? http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=489

I know that fixed it for some people. If you don't have linux, you can VM.

Also try using these drivers instead:
http://chomikuj.pl/qpnix/ANDROID+FIR...2460972531.inf
My Devices:
 

[Retired] Nook Color (CM10)



LG Optimus Dynamic II L39C (Stock, rooted)



Asus Tf300t (CM11)



Transformers: Install NvFlash for JellyBean Transformer bootloader to become unbrickable HERE Guide: Here!
Wantfree phone and tablet accessories or Google Play gift cards? Go HERE
 
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So right now you're using wheelie 0.1. Have you tried using 0.2? http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=489

I know that fixed it for some people. If you don't have linux, you can VM.

Also try using these drivers instead:
http://chomikuj.pl/qpnix/ANDROID+FIR...2460972531.inf
I dont think that driver will be of use because Im on x64 Win 8.1... But I will try to play with linux, I'll install it on a portable drive and try...
Shoud I try it one more time on 32-bit Win7 ?
 
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I dont think that driver will be of use because Im on x64 Win 8.1... But I will try to play with linux, I'll install it on a portable drive and try...
Shoud I try it one more time on 32-bit Win7 ?
Its working fine on my Windows 7 64 bit. Try it on 32 Win 7 if you haven't already. Good luck with the linux
My Devices:
 

[Retired] Nook Color (CM10)



LG Optimus Dynamic II L39C (Stock, rooted)



Asus Tf300t (CM11)



Transformers: Install NvFlash for JellyBean Transformer bootloader to become unbrickable HERE Guide: Here!
Wantfree phone and tablet accessories or Google Play gift cards? Go HERE

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