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[UTILITY] Return to GB from ICS fxz script -- Now includes 2.3.6 fxz 09/26/2012

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31st July 2012, 02:12 AM   |  #1  
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Ok, so you want to return to GB from ICS, right?

Well I have written a script for AT&T users to get back to GB 2.3.5 from ICS with the fxz patched with the same patch the Chinese forum had used.

It is very simple just download the correct file there is a version for windows users in a batch file, and a shell script for the Linux and Mac users.

This has been tested and will not brick your phone. We have several confirmed cases that this works Even one of our devs soft bricked on ICS today and was able to get back to 2.3.5 from this.

--UPDATE 10/18/2012--

Do NOT use this if you are on leak 2/the soak/the final OTA!!! You will hard brick!!!
This ONLY works for leak 1, that is dated early July in the build date.


--UPDATE 09/26/2012--

Here are the 2.3.6 fxz scripts as well, that alteredikeness put together when the 2nd leak came out, go thank alteredlikeness for these:

Windows:
Download: http://www.androidfilehost.com/main/...kto236_win.zip
MD5sum: a937d39d52572843aecab25e1682cda8

Linux/Mac:
Download: http://www.androidfilehost.com/main/...ckto236_lm.zip
MD5sum: ffc4ebd245e68ad0ce5a9e40d9ba751b


--END UPDATE--

2.3.5 Files:

Windows:

You will download the following zip file:
http://www.androidfilehost.com/main/..._to_gb_win.zip

MD5sum: 85dd75fc711a723837d927c6de6ca1fa

Then unzip the whole thing, do not drag and drop the files, there is an A2_go_back_win directory with all the files in it... extract this directory to either your desktop or C:\ BE VERY CAREFUL YOU DO NOT DRAG JUST THE FILES TO C:\ but you extract the WHOLE directory there.

Then go to your command line (cmd) and cd to either your Desktop or C:\A2_go_back_win then run the restore-to-gb.bat file

Code:
C:\ > cd A2_go_back_win
C:\A2_go_back_win > restore-to-gb.bat
Linux and Mac:

You will download the following zip file:
http://www.androidfilehost.com/main/...n_to_gb_lm.zip

MD5sum: 58b4c47c02e9ad0a379ca8cc5734687a

Unzip the file and go to the command line and cd to where you unzipped the file to and cd into the A2_go_back directory. Then run the return_to_gb.sh shell script

The following is an example of how to run this. The directory I use is just and example, please cd to the correct directory you extracted the zip to on your machine.

Code:
$ cd ~/Downloads/A2_go_back
$ ./restore_to_gb.sh
This will ONLY work if you are on ICS, I will get something for 2.3.6 and 2.3.5 from, once you have been on ICS, those are "special" cases so PLEASE do not attempt that until further notice.

Thanks to the following users:
jerrycrystal, sky2k4@CHN, mntlion, KEB64, leifmagnuson, seraphielx, ri4naire, Fall of Enosis, jspugh, rdavisct, cogeary, JRW 28, alteredlikeness, a special thanks to dicksteele.

If I forgot you please PM me, all of those guys deserve for you to hit their thanks button for either testing, or getting the needed files, or other support.

One last thing, if you brick or soft brick I am not responsible, you hacked your phone and made the choice freely, to do so.

Now upward and onward to more android development.
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Originally Posted by jimbridgman

Ok, so you want to return to GB from ICS, right?

Well I have written a script for AT&T users to get back to GB 2.3.5 from ICS with the fxz patched with the same patch the Chinese forum had used.

It is very simple just download the correct file there is a version for windows users in a batch file, and shell script for the Linux and Mac users.

This has been tested and will not brick your phone. We have several confirmed cases that this works Even one of our devs soft bricked on ICS today and was able to get back to 2.3.5 from this.

Windows:

You will download the following zip file:
http://www.androidfilehost.com/main/..._to_gb_win.zip

MD5sum: 85dd75fc711a723837d927c6de6ca1fa

Then unzip the whole thing, do not drag and drop the files, there is an A2_go_back_win directory with all the files in it... extract this directory to either you desktop or C:\ BE VERY CAREFUL YOU DO NOT DRAG JUST THE FILES TO C:\ but you extract the WHOLE directory there.

Then go t your command line (cmd) and cd to either your Desktop or C:\A2_go_back_win then run the restore-to-gb.bat file

Code:
C:\ > cd A2_go_back_win
C:\A2_go_back_win > restore-to-to-gb.bat
Linux and Mac:

You will download the following zip file:
http://www.androidfilehost.com/main/...n_to_gb_lm.zip

MD5sum: 58b4c47c02e9ad0a379ca8cc5734687a

unzip the file and go to the command line and cd to where you unzipped the file to and cd into the A2_go_back directory. Then run the return_to_gb.sh shell script

The following is an example of how to run this the directory I use is just and example, please cd to the correct directory you extracted the zip to on your machine.

Code:
$ cd ~/Downloads/A2_go_back
$ ./restore_to_gb.sh
This will ONLY work if you are on ICS, I will get something for 2.3.6 and 2.3.5 from once you have been on ICS, those are "special" cases so PLEASE do not attempt that until further notice.

Thanks to the following users:
jerrycrystal, sky2k4@CHN, mntlion, KEB64, leifmagnuson, seraphielx, ri4naire, Fall of Enosis, jspugh, rdavisct, cogeary, JRW 28, alteredlikeness, a special thanks to dicksteele.

If I forgot you please PM me, all those guys deserve for you hit their thanks button for either testing getting the needed files or other support.

One last thing, if you brick or soft brick I am not responsible, you hacked your phone and made the choice freely, to do so.

Now upward and onward to more android development.

Thanks a lot man for all the hard work you have put on this, it's really appreciated.
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31st July 2012, 04:01 AM   |  #4  
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not working for me this is what I get
after the flash it sits on the red m and never boots


Checking for phone...
0146DDCC09011007 fastboot
If your phone serial did not show up then exit this,
reconnect your phone, and try again!
If you did see the serial then this will continue
Waiting; if you want to cancel press c (Ctrl+C)
Press any key to continue
Press any key to continue . . .
Allowing bootloader flashing
sending 'mbm' (256 KB)... OKAY [ 0.032s]
writing 'mbm'... OKAY [ 0.470s]
Flashing bootloader mbm.bin
sending 'mbm' (256 KB)... OKAY [ 0.242s]
writing 'mbm'... OKAY [ 0.464s]
Rebooting into bootloader
rebooting into bootloader... OKAY [ 0.281s]
Flashing cdt.bin
sending 'cdt.bin' (16 KB)... FAILED (command write failed (No such file or
directory))
Erasing userdata
erasing 'userdata'... FAILED (command write failed (No such file or
directory))
Erasing cache
erasing 'cache'... FAILED (command write failed (No such file or
directory))
Flashing lbl
sending 'lbl' (16 KB)... FAILED (command write failed (No such file or
directory))
Flashing logo.bin
sending 'logo.bin' (854 KB)... FAILED (command write failed (No such file or
directory))
Flashing ebr
sending 'ebr' (16 KB)... FAILED (command write failed (No such file or
directory))
Flashing mbr
< waiting for device >
sending 'mbr' (16 KB)... OKAY [ 0.010s]
writing 'mbr'... OKAY [ 0.469s]
flashing device_tree.bin
sending 'devtree' (512 KB)... OKAY [ 0.351s]
writing 'devtree'... OKAY [ 0.519s]
Flashing System
sending 'system' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 24.863s]
writing 'system'... OKAY [ 29.543s]
sending 'system' (229120 KB)... OKAY [ 21.285s]
writing 'system'... OKAY [ 25.757s]
Flashing Boot image
sending 'boot' (8192 KB)... OKAY [ 0.779s]
writing 'boot'... OKAY [ 1.408s]
flashing recovery
sending 'recovery' (9216 KB)... OKAY [ 1.120s]
writing 'recovery'... OKAY [ 1.833s]
Flashing Radio
sending 'radio' (12080 KB)... OKAY [ 1.362s]
writing 'radio'... OKAY [ 1.467s]
Flashing cdrom
sending 'cdrom' (12032 KB)... OKAY [ 1.357s]
writing 'cdrom'... INFOPreflash validation failure
FAILED (remote: )
Flashing preinstall
sending 'preinstall' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 23.968s]
writing 'preinstall'... OKAY [ 29.349s]
sending 'preinstall' (20480 KB)... OKAY [ 1.945s]
writing 'preinstall'... OKAY [ 1.893s]
Flashing webtop, This will take a LONG time, be patient
sending 'webtop' (262144 KB)...
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OK, now that we have a way back, is there any reason to do it for those of us on scv7?
when the ota comes out im sure the development will go crazy.
is this only useful for those that want to have the "official" update? a backup and boot menu should fix most issues with a soft brick right?

thank you for all the time and effort that everyone have put into this!!!
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Thanks a lot jim And thanks a lot "Chinese Guy" ^_^

Got few questions :

1.Only At n T users ? I guess thats coz is that the only leak ?
2.Will this work only on ICS leak or will work on SC v7 too ?
3. Back to 2.3.5 and the 2.3.6 OTA can be done as usual ?

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Originally Posted by Archmag3

Thanks a lot jim And thanks a lot "Chinese Guy" ^_^

Got few questions :

1.Only At n T users ? I guess thats coz is that the only leak ?
2.Will this work only on ICS leak or will work on SC v7 too ?
3. Back to 2.3.5 and the 2.3.6 OTA can be done as usual ?

regards.

1. Yes it is for AT&T users. Jim says that in the first line of the the post.
2. Yes, it should work for SC v7 also as it is based on the same firmware (someone can correct me if I am wrong on this)
3. Yes, I know this for sure, cause I tested it, and I OTA'd to 2.3.6 no problem.
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I used the china fix and flashed with rsd with out any issues game back on!
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I used the china fix and flashed with rsd with out any issues game back on!

Cool.. sorry you had issues. Not sure what happened. Glad you got back up and running.

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For anybody who runs this, if it doesn't go through the first time, just run it again. Its a great utility.

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