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[RDU][CWM] BML to MTD Conversion Utility v0.1| [5/17]

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16th May 2012, 02:57 PM   |  #1  
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The Goal: To create a CWM flash-able .zip that will convert a BML formatted phone to MTD without the need to be included in a rom, creating a standard and simplicity for end-users.

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CWM BML to MTD Conversion Utility
Supported ROMs:
- Any BML Setup

So here's how it works:

This file will convert your phone's kernel and boot recovery to MTD. Afterwards, you will be able to flash an MTD rom.
ALWAYS make a backup of your data before flashing anything.

If you flash this over an already MTD rom, it will simply abort.

The Latest Version Here. After it finishes, your phone will be stuck in a loop. Pull the battery and 3-finger back into recovery to flash an MTD rom.

UPDATE: (--/--)

Further ideas or customizations from fellow rom developers welcome.
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16th May 2012, 03:31 PM   |  #2  
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This sounds vary usefull on my firends Epics. I think it will speed thing up for me :) at times depending what they want

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This sounds vary usefull on my firends Epics. I think it will speed thing up for me :) at times depending what they want

Sent from the Drivers Seat of my Suby txting and Driving doing 100MPH+ in a school zone! Ha.

Please note, this is a test version.

It's based on a version I used myself, but being on MTD, I can't test it easily.

There are 3 current scenarios it could yield:

1. Nothing happens.
2. It works perfectly.
3. It works, but puts the phone into a bootloop. This is what the old version did to me... Pop the battery. Boot into recovery. Profit.
16th May 2012, 04:15 PM   |  #4  
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So this would theoretically convert a BML ROM to MTD on a person's phone. Sounds great.

As a note to all remember as always to back up before flashing ANYTHING.

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So this would theoretically convert a BML ROM to MTD on a person's phone. Sounds great.

As a note to all remember as always to back up before flashing ANYTHING.

Sent from my SPH-D700 using xda premium

Right now it should format your phone and prep it for a Rom. If it works properly, I'd like to rewrite it to convert and PRESERVE a BML Rom into an MTD Rom.
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Please note, this is a test version.

It's based on a version I used myself, but being on MTD, I can't test it easily.

There are 3 current scenarios it could yield:

1. Nothing happens.
2. It works perfectly.
3. It works, but puts the phone into a bootloop. This is what the old version did to me... Pop the battery. Boot into recovery. Profit.

I understand ;)

If my budy ever gets a new sdcard, I'll use his phone as a test dumey. The worst that could happen is I have to bust out the usb cable & fire up ODIN

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Ok so currently no data or apps are preserved. It is mostly a blank MTD slate?

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Ok so currently no data or apps are preserved. It is mostly a blank MTD slate?

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Yup. I need someone to confirm that it works properly. As I mentioned, I previously used a simpler version to convert myself to MTD and it worked, but it put me in a bootloop. I'm hoping to solve the bootloop so I can create a version to preserve a setup.
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16th May 2012, 06:31 PM   |  #9  
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Yup. I need someone to confirm that it works properly. As I mentioned, I previously used a simpler version to convert myself to MTD and it worked, but it put me in a bootloop. I'm hoping to solve the bootloop so I can create a version to preserve a setup.

Well if you ran this and it put you in a boot loop, then it most likely worked properly since this would have formatted/converted your partition map to MTD. The BML rom would have either been erased or just unable to run due to the conversion.

Just a curious question here:
What would you need to do to actually convert an existing BML install to work on the MTD partition map?
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Well if you ran this and it put you in a boot loop, then it most likely worked properly since this would have formatted/converted your partition map to MTD. The BML rom would have either been erased or just unable to run due to the conversion.

Just a curious question here:
What would you need to do to actually convert an existing BML install to work on the MTD partition map?

He said that it worked right in the post you quoted... lol
And I have no diea about the question... I'm kinda curious about this too...

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