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[Q] Heimdall - "Claiming Interface Failed!"

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By nate633, Junior Member on 28th September 2011, 09:42 AM
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I am trying to use Heimdall to flash a kernel to my ET4G, but running into a problem. It is able to detect my device, but when I use the flash command I get the following message:

Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
Claiming interface...
ERROR: Claiming interface failed!

This is Heimdall 1.3.0, OSX 10.7.1

Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance!
 
 
28th September 2011, 04:47 PM |#2  
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Just to cover the obvious, you've enabled USB debugging, right?
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Just to cover the obvious, you've enabled USB debugging, right?

Yes, it is enabled. I've tried every combination of USB settings and running the command with SU privs. I've installed Heimdall twice, to make sure it wasn't a bad install, and I've repaired permissions, and multiple reboots of both devices.
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Solved!

It was my Mac. I'd been having issues ever since installing Lion, especially with WiFi and beach balls. So, I did a complete erase and install, and the first thing I did was install Heimdall and ran it, worked perfectly!
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Is there any way around this? I would like to avoid reinstalling my OS. I believe that I have the same exact set-up (with Lion). This is my very first time Rooting, coming from the HTC Touch Pro 2. Forgive my noobness...

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Just to cover the obvious, you've enabled USB debugging, right?

100% irrelevant to Heimdall.

There's a Heimdall update in testing that is supposed to fix a lot of OSX issues.
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same error message here also using lion..

any suggestions?

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Did anyone find a solution to this ?
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I'm having the same problems. Tried a few different things to get it to work, to no avail... Anyone else? Tried using ODIN in Wine as well, but no dice there.
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For what it is worth, heimdall and heimdall-frontend from 64bit Linux, using the official packages off the website yields this:
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# heimdall flash --repartition --pit s1_odin_20100512.pit --factoryfs factoryfs.rfs --cache cache.rfs --dbdata dbdata.rfs --primary-boot boot.bin --secondary-boot Sbl.bin --param param.lfs --kernel zImage --modem modem.bin
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Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
Claiming interface...
Setting up interface...
ERROR: Setting up interface failed!
I will keep digging around for solutions but I am fresh out of ideas. It detects the device, claims the interface and errors out in the setting up from what the output says.
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