[Update-Download KE8 Kernel & firmware]Dump System Image of SGS2 w/o Root Permission?
Is there any way to dump system image and then extract Kernel files(zimage) from the current rom running on my Indian version SGS2?( which Samsung is claiming to have put the NFC chip in, but none have found it/or a way to find it yet! ) I don't have root permission ( and i know i can root using CF root but that would overwrite the kernel! ) As, you might be knowing the Indian version of SGS2 came pre-installed with KE8 firmware and we don't have a kernel repository of it yet.
The HIDSWVER on my phone is
& *#1234# gives me,
Build Info - Wed May 18 13:55:45 KST 2011
I tried to pull the /system using adb but that is not much of a help i guess. I can't use "dd if=/dev/block/*** of=/sdcard/system bs=4096" unless m rooted and i don't know the location of kernel and system images in /dev/block/? either.
Doing this in adb shell,
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p9 of=/sdcard/system.img bs=4096 ( For System Image )
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 of=/sdcard/zImage bs=4096 ( For Recovery + Kernel Image )
gives error that can't open /dev/block/mmcblk0p9 for read. Permission Denied.
Can you guys please help me to dump my Rom when it's not rooted? It will also make you guys upgrade it to the latest firmware. Although KE7 & KE8 are packaged on the same date and we seem to find not a single difference for now.
Odia is having Samsung AnySVC access and he said he will try to put up a link to the KE8 System dump. He will also try to make an insecure KE8 kernel.
For now we are trying to work on this idea as suggested by sgstwo
- Dump Rom with overwritten KE7 kernel ( We need it! )
- Extract Rooted factoryfs.img
- Flash factoryfs.img in another SGS2
with KE8 kernel
- Extract zImage
- Make a full rom dump from previous system.Img ( one we got from rooted KE7 Kernel Indian SGS2 ) and zImage from the other SGS2.
Hope this works out.
Anyone who has a Indian SGS2 and rooted with CF Root can post the whole system dump. We need it! Drop me a PM if you are unsure on how to dump your rom.
Update 3 :
Update 4 :
So, now when we have the Full System Dump and it's also available in Samfirmware Repo.
Untouched Copy of KE8 firmware direct from Samsung Servers
: Download KE8 Firmware Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Interchangeable Links on Uploaded.to
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Password : gadgets.apnafundaz.com