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[TOOL] Verizon HTC One Splash Image Creator

8th October 2013, 02:03 PM |#1  
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With all the splash screen discussion and threads popping up, I decided it was time to make a tool which could help users create and flash their own splash screens.

Verizon HTC One Splash Image Creator

This simple Windows command-line tool allows the creation of splash images, which are automatically converted to zip files and placed in the 'flash' folder, ready to be flashed, which can be flashed by the second option. It also allows the backing-up of your current splash image, as well as extracting the image from custom '.img' files.



Instructions:
  • S-OFF is required for this to function!
  • Everything needed is included aside from the image you want to be a splash screen, and the on-screen directions are quite straight-forward.
  • Unzip it to a location you can easily find and run 'splash.bat'. If necessary, run it as Administrator.
  • Make sure you maintain the folder structure as it is in the zip.


DISCLAIMER:
This tool consists of several files, most of which I didn't create. Specifically, it includes the most up-to-date ADB and Fastboot files, along with the FFMPEG free software licensed under GPL, as well as 7-Zip, also licensed under GPL. I am not making money from this tool, therefore everything should be copacetic. All I'm doing is collecting them in one place, making it significantly easier to perform its specific function.

I can not be held responsible for your use of this tool. Flashing custom images generally can't brick your device, but if it does, the fault lies with you, the user. I am not liable. Use this tool at your own risk. This is for the Verizon HTC One only!



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Known Issues:
  • When creating a splash image, sometimes it asks you to specify whether the destination is a file or directory. It's a directory. I have overwrite and quiet mode on, so it shouldn't pop up and ask that. It only does it about 2 out of 30 times.
  • When flashing the splash zip, it sometimes tells me that fastboot flash isn't a valid command, despite it working without changing anything since the last time I ran it. I also tested it about 30 times, and it also only gave me that error twice. It immediately reboots and works again right after that without any modification.



Potential Limitations:
  • I have only been able to test this on the 1.10.605.8 software release. I don't know if you need to change the text in the android-info.txt file in the '/tools/' folder to the updated version or not. I would appreciate it if someone would test that for me who is currently on the new update.



Changelog:
Code:
v1.01 - Bux fix regarding folder structure.
v1.0 - Initial release.


Download:
http://d-h.st/OTD


Please let me know if you discover any bugs, or if you think you know why I have the two I have now. Also, let me know if it works on the .10 software update.
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8th October 2013, 02:07 PM |#2  
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8th October 2013, 06:07 PM |#3  
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This isn't working for me. Its saying that '/tools/adb.exe' does not exist.
8th October 2013, 07:56 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by sebastianraven

This isn't working for me. Its saying that '/tools/adb.exe' does not exist.

Are you maintaining the folder structure as it is in the zip?

EDIT:
I did leave a bug in there regarding folder structure. I was operating from C:\ during testing, and left "C:" in there as part of the test for whether the needed files existed. If you were operating on a drive letter besides C:, it would throw that error. I removed that drive letter requirement. Please download version 1.01 and try it again from any drive letter you like.
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Originally Posted by IceDragon59

Are you maintaining the folder structure as it is in the zip?

EDIT:
I did leave a bug in there regarding folder structure. I was operating from C:\ during testing, and left "C:" in there as part of the test for whether the needed files existed. If you were operating on a drive letter besides C:, it would throw that error. I removed that drive letter requirement. Please download version 1.01 and try it again from any drive letter you like.

Ok. Here's what I did:

Redownloaded the zip.

Unzipped and moved it to my C: drive to make this as simple as possible.

Ran as Administrator

Selected #2.

Got the same error.
9th October 2013, 05:19 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by sebastianraven

Ok. Here's what I did:

Redownloaded the zip.

Unzipped and moved it to my C: drive to make this as simple as possible.

Ran as Administrator

Selected #2.

Got the same error.

That's very odd. Are you placing a picture in the 'image' folder, using option #1 and converting it to the flashable zip, then trying to flash it? If there's no zip to flash, it throws an error, even though that's the wrong error.
11th October 2013, 05:18 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by ak074

if this creates the .img to be flashed via hboot, then the android-info.txt will need to be changed to reflect the current version of the phone.

I know there is a way to fix it but yea it's better to be safe than sorry
on rezound I accidentally flashed a leaked one, so i couldn't flash any of these, we eventually figured out a way to fix it thankfully but it was a lesson learned
13th October 2013, 07:47 AM |#8  
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Good job man!
Worked great for me.
Thanks!
21st December 2013, 02:31 AM |#9  
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I would like to start using this tool, but I am using santods modded no-text hboot from the latest OTA...
What should the android-info.txt file have? do i just change the mainver?
21st December 2013, 03:54 AM |#10  
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I would like to start using this tool, but I am using santods modded no-text hboot from the latest OTA...
What should the android-info.txt file have? do i just change the mainver?

I've used this with multiple ROMs and HBOOT versions, including the newest one, without altering anything in this program, and all worked without a problem. While I can't guarantee that that will always be the case, I haven't come across any problems as of yet. Flashing a splash image generally can't screw your phone up, but there are always exceptions. I really should update this tool with more specific instructions. Maybe I'll do that while I'm off over the holidays. To be specific in what I've tested it with, I've listed everything that I recall testing it with. I haven't seen it fail yet, and I haven't updated it since the original version.


ROMs tested with:
1.08.605.8
1.08.605.10
1.08.605.15
2.10.605.1
CM 10.2

HBOOTs tested with:
1.08.605.8 HBOOT 1.54.0000
1.08.605.10 HBOOT 1.54.0000
1.08.605.15 HBOOT 1.54.0000
2.10.605.1 HBOOT 1.55.0000
Santod's modded HBOOT 1.54.0000
RegawMOD Bootloader Customizer HBOOT 1.54.0000
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