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[Q] Standard scatter file description THL phones

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18th June 2014, 09:00 PM   |  #1  
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I realise scatter files are different for every phone and manufacturer.
However, I'm really struggling to find out what each memory slot is actually used for.
Some are obvious but some don't make much sense to me......there doesn't seem to be any standard desciptions anywhere.
I checked my W8 Beyond scatter file and noticed that the "__NODL*" do not feature when you load a scatter file into Flash_tools.
Why is this ???? I can see each block follows the previous one.
I can only think that these are reserved blank memory allocations ?

PRELOADER 0x0
MBR 0x600000
EBR1 0x680000
__NODL_PMT 0x700000
__NODL_PRO_INFO 0xb00000
__NODL_NVRAM 0xe00000
__NODL_PROTECT_F 0x1300000
__NODL_PROTECT_S 0x1d00000
__NODL_SECCFG 0x2700000
UBOOT 0x2720000
BOOTIMG 0x2780000
RECOVERY 0x2d80000
SEC_RO 0x3380000
__NODL_MISC 0x3980000
LOGO 0x3a00000
EBR2 0x3d00000
__NODL_EXPDB 0x3d80000
ANDROID 0x4780000
CACHE 0x2d180000
USRDATA 0x34f80000
__NODL_FAT 0x134f80000
__NODL_BMTPOOL 0xFFFF00a8
19th June 2014, 01:02 PM   |  #2  
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_NODL flag indicates that those are protected blocks that shouldn't be touched (overwritten during firmware upgrade) because they
contain device specific info like IMEI, MAC addresses and other stuff.
(NODL as "no download")
25th June 2014, 02:34 PM   |  #3  
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_NODL flag indicates that those are protected blocks that shouldn't be touched (overwritten during firmware upgrade) because they
contain device specific info like IMEI, MAC addresses and other stuff.
(NODL as "no download")

Many many many thanks C3C076.
I made a mistake with the block sizes and ended up formatting the whole phone.
I flashed with the latest THL W8 beyond offical firmware and all good again!
Strangley the only thing that was missing was he IMEI numbers for each sim slot but I added them in ENG mode.

Maybe this is a question for another thread but I rooted and tried out the THL GPS fix but it doesn't seem to help much.
The stock w8 beyond rom doesn't seem to handle EPO.Why are the EPO options in the standard android settings greyed out and downloading EPO via the engineering menu fail ??

C3C.... if I could buy you a coffee it would be a large one !!
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