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[Q]Order to S-Off, Firmware, Radio, Recovery?

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By zaner123, Senior Member on 5th June 2014, 01:46 AM
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I'm currently running ViperRom which is pretty nice, but I've been wanting to flash a modified kernel. I need to update radio before flashing a new kernel tho. And I think I need S-Off in order to update radio. I also read new recovery is needed for new firmware, but not sure if I need new firmware. If I need new firmware, should I use full firmware or w/o hboot, boot, recovery?

I don't fully understand the purpose of each part, so not sure what order to update things in. My plan is to do the following in order: S-Off first with firewater, update firmware (not sure which one tho), then update radio, then recovery, then kernel. Should that work?
 
 
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I'm currently running ViperRom which is pretty nice, but I've been wanting to flash a modified kernel. I need to update radio before flashing a new kernel tho. And I think I need S-Off in order to update radio. I also read new recovery is needed for new firmware, but not sure if I need new firmware. If I need new firmware, should I use full firmware or w/o hboot, boot, recovery?

I don't fully understand the purpose of each part, so not sure what order to update things in. My plan is to do the following in order: S-Off first with firewater, update firmware (not sure which one tho), then update radio, then recovery, then kernel. Should that work?

That should work (same procedure as you described worked for me)

I used the firmware.zip from this thread (the modified one, with removed hboot etc.): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...98&postcount=2

and the latest radio from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...36&postcount=1
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I was able to S-Off fairly easily, but having issues updating firmware now. Getting a "Device Failed Enumeration" error since I'm on ****ty Windows 8.1. No USB 3.0 so no easy solutions.

Is there any benefit to installing updated firmware? Can I just skip that and install radio/kernel/etc?
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I was able to S-Off fairly easily, but having issues updating firmware now. Getting a "Device Failed Enumeration" error since I'm on ****ty Windows 8.1. No USB 3.0 so no easy solutions.

Is there any benefit to installing updated firmware? Can I just skip that and install radio/kernel/etc?

Try looking at this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2646453 and if that doesn't work then try borrowing a windows 7 PC.
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I found a Windows 7 PC to use, so now I can use fastboot fine. Now I'm running into new issue:

After performing "fastboot rebootRUU" I try command "fastboot flash zip firmware.zip" and I get error "error: cannot open 'firmware.zip' "

The command window is open from within the folder containing ADB/fastboot/firmware.zip so I cannot figure out what the problem is.
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I found a Windows 7 PC to use, so now I can use fastboot fine. Now I'm running into new issue:

After performing "fastboot rebootRUU" I try command "fastboot flash zip firmware.zip" and I get error "error: cannot open 'firmware.zip' "

The command window is open from within the folder containing ADB/fastboot/firmware.zip so I cannot figure out what the problem is.

Make sure it named firmware.zip and not .zip.zip
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Make sure it named firmware.zip and not .zip.zip

That was the problem! Finally got it to work.
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That was the problem! Finally got it to work.

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