Originally Posted by adnanschat
Is it necessary to put .exe extension with fastboot command?
I tried with all the fastboot files (the one with sdk, and the ones who provided me with the link), none could do it. You mentioned above to format the partition, how can I do that? Now when it seems my cdt.bin partition is restricted, formatting will help me? how dangerous is it to format it? Will my phone stop working after formatting? I mean while flashing fxz, will the cdt.bin file never flash into phone at all?
I almost gave up the idea of jb leak on my phone. Trying to make me content with stock ICS (i like stock ics more than any other). But with that little window of hope which you have opened, I might finally flash jb leak 3 on my phone. Thanks for all the help you are providing Jim.
No I do not think you have to put the .exe extension on the command, I am a unix/linux guy, so I am very anal about the command line if you know what I mean.
So I will give you standard line we always say here. Anything you do to your phone can render it dead or useless, so yes anything you attempt can result in a brick if something goes wrong.
Now with that being said, there have only been a few people that have tried and successfully done this so that they could flash another firmware (namely people with AT&T phone who wanted something like SEARET or HK firmware).
Take a look at this and see if you understand what they are doing because it is the foundation of what we will do.
Complete the backup steps as noted above, you will need root and busybox installed to most likely use the dd command on the phone.
You will need BMM/CWM installed to most likely format the cid parition, otherwise I would be very cautious for someone using a command line to do it that is unfamiliar with formatting a partition that is that important.
After you have erased the CID partition and (make sure you took that backup before doing so), have the JB leak, you will use the fastboot command to flash everything EXCEPT the CDT.bin and the bootloader files.
Make sure you cd into the uncompressed directory with all the files from the JB leak in there.
You will flash all of the files like this:
fastboot flash partitionname file toflash
so something like this:
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase cache
fastboot flash lbl lbl
fastboot flash logo.bin logo.bin
fastboot flash ebr ebr
fastboot mbr mbr
fastboot flash devtree device_tree.bin
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash radio radio.img
fastboot flash cdrom cdrom
fastboot flash preinstall preinstall.img
I have no idea if/how this will work, since I have not tried it, and not had my A2 for almost a year now, but in theory it should work for you, if you are willing to take the risk of possibly bricking.
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