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grab_it - invisible ROM dumper

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By buzz_lightyear, Retired Moderator on 8th June 2005, 09:53 AM
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Hi there,
there was a situation, when someone needed to grab, fast and invisible, a ROM dump off of a device at some exhibition...
Well i wrote this bad and nasty tool to do the dirty work... :o)

all you need is a SD card and this tool.

Setup
- rename 'grab_it_xx.exe' to 'autorun.exe'
- create folder '2577' on your (empty) SD/MMC/Mini-SD card
- copy 'autorun.exe' to this folder

That's it for the "setup" :o)

Usage
Now every time, when you insert this card into PPC it will grab the ROM image and save it into root of the card as 'dump.bin'.
It will show you a tiny red progress bar at the very bottom of the screen.
Once done, it will beep the default sound.
Message boxes are only shown in case of error.

IMPORTANT NOTE (thanx MDAIIIuser)
YOU MUST NOT put it back into another device!!!
YOU MUST LOCK THE SD CARD FIRST!!!!!

or read the SD with card reader on your desktop PC.
Otherwise, you will rewrite the dump with your own ROM!!!!

This ROM dump file can be then further processed and converted to flashable formats.

it is a real spy tool :o))) i mean 007 kind of... :o)))))

Now there are few new versions.
They are for grabing different amount of ROM.

Please note, that you will need a card which is bigger than the ROM size.
32MB dump -> fits onto 64MB card
64MB dump -> fits onto 128MB card
128MB dump -> fits onto 256MB card


THANX for pieces of mamaich's code...

Enjoy
buzz
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8th June 2005, 10:15 AM |#2  
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WOOOWWWWWW very impressive buzz .. You REALLLY ARE AMAZING .. AND THE KING OF WM2005 ROM indeed
this is best tool EVER...

NEWEST TOOL for COOKING ROM ..

im totally impressed buzzz .. this TOOL IS GREAT


I LOVE THIS BRO so much >>.. especially the Progress bar .. no one will suspect this

you are GREAT .. TOTALLY the GREATEST

TINIEST TOOL FOR COOKING ROM ..

Absolute
8th June 2005, 10:16 AM |#3  
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yeah...a real mission impossible
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8th June 2005, 10:18 AM |#4  
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THANX toe MY BROTHER :o)
...same as you are the MR. REGISTRY MASTER

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8th June 2005, 10:20 AM |#5  
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THANX jojo MY BROTHER :o)
...same as you are the MR. WM2k5 THEMES MASTER

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8th June 2005, 10:21 AM |#6  
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Think ir about time you got a BA Buzz.

Cool
8th June 2005, 10:26 AM |#7  
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why not...i am now searching a cheapest 2nd hand BA in town (got no money enough to buy a brand new) :lol:
8th June 2005, 10:35 AM |#8  
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buzz, can we use 256 mb SD cards? and how we convert the dump.bin into flashable?
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Originally Posted by Riddler

buzz, can we use 256 mb SD cards? and how we convert the dump.bin into flashable?

sure u can!
any size will do, but if u have 64MB SD only, it will go up to approx 58MB and will quit with error message "Card full"...
However, 58MB of ROM will be saved there anyway..

i can maybe build it to grab 32MB only, additionally...

for conversion, it's not that easy... send the dump to me or someone, who knows what is he doing... mamaich, itsme and such.. :o)))

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OK, here is a newbie question, but here it goes:

A week ago I bought a originally packaged 512 MB SD card. When I inserted it in my phone, it showed there was TomTom Mobile already present on it. Now when I read this thread I remebered there was also a folder called 2577 on it and folder map contained a file called autorun.exe...

Does this mean that this was grabbed from a device somehow, or it this autorun.exe and 2577 folder thing just the way that self-installing cards operate? So basically: when one buys TomTom on a SD card, does the autorun file in the 2577 folder ensure that TomTom is automatically installed once inserted to the device? So that the ROM grabbing in this thread is done in the same way, but this autorun does not install software but grabs the ROM? Or was my SD card used in the same way for grabbing TTMobile?

Anyway, if the autorun 2577 trick is used for auto-installing software from SD card, then very nice work in making it a spy tool!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Koksie

OK, here is a newbie question, but here it goes:

A week ago I bought a originally packaged 512 MB SD card. When I inserted it in my phone, it showed there was TomTom Mobile already present on it. Now when I read this thread I remebered there was also a folder called 2577 on it and folder map contained a file called autorun.exe...

Does this mean that this was grabbed from a device somehow, or it this autorun.exe and 2577 folder thing just the way that self-installing cards operate? So basically: when one buys TomTom on a SD card, does the autorun file in the 2577 folder ensure that TomTom is automatically installed once inserted to the device? So that the ROM grabbing in this thread is done in the same way, but this autorun does not install software but grabs the ROM? Or was my SD card used in the same way for grabbing TTMobile?

Anyway, if the autorun 2577 trick is used for auto-installing software from SD card, then very nice work in making it a spy tool!

no way man!

This '\Storage Card\2577\autorun.exe' is an official M$ way of autolaunching programs from SD card, well described in MSDN...
If you put calc.exe into this folder and will rename it to autorun.exe, it will be automatically launched upon inserting this SD card in. So your calculator will pop up...

i just used this feature for dumping ROM automatically. Of course my autorun actually is a dump program, unlike the one from TOMTOM, which is to launch the setup of TOMTOM... :o)

hope it's clear

buzz

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