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14th January 2013, 06:38 PM   |  #1  
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I MADE MISTAKE AT TOPIC

KEXEC is script/app/pony that allow to run custom kernel on LOCKED BOOTLOADER
I know it works on Moto RAZR

Hello. I remember that some Motorola devices has locked BL. I searched for some info and found:
Something for NOOK


http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1361943
And for Moto
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1599648


IMPORTANT: i dont know - do i found something intresting?

Edit: Hmm it looks something like this:
1.Reboots phone
2.Delete Kernel from ram or it is rewriting in RAM
3.Launches System

Soooo it could be used in ous Arcs? I think it could.
IF anyone who knows something bout android could say something about it....
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14th January 2013, 09:38 PM   |  #2  
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IMPORTANT: i dont know - do i found something intresting?

It's interesting no doubt, let's see if anything comes from it.
15th January 2013, 03:19 PM   |  #3  
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I hope this will push our Locked Bootloader arcs to next level
Can someone look after that project? As you can see i am not dev and i think that someone with expirience should ask dev's of this KEXEC thing how do they done it and is this method uniwersal to evry Android device or at lest Quallcomm devices.
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Ohh I remember Kexec from the old Xperia X10 days... FxP (Jerpelea) and Zdizihu both were able to run CM and Stock Froyo on custom kernels using Kexec for our Locked BL X10's....


The work was then abandoned when Sony decided to start unlocking Bootloaders when possible...
16th January 2013, 06:42 PM   |  #5  
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So can somebody make rom with that piece of software? I want to test some roms beafore i unlock my bootloader.
Besides this could be cheap way to have custom rom
23rd February 2014, 06:57 PM   |  #6  
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Any hope to make working kexec to Arc S? I have locked bootloader,cannot unlocked...
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Odd, how I have missed this topic. I will look into it as soon as I can and do some testing.
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24th February 2014, 10:54 AM   |  #8  
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Odd, how I have missed this topic. I will look into it as soon as I can and do some testing.

Hi!

I appearently found a working kexec command (compiled for armv7), i cannot test it,because i haven't got my USB cable now, but i can run, it displays help from terminal emulator.
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25th February 2014, 07:51 AM   |  #9  
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trying kexec
Thats my result, not so good..

255|shell@android:/system/bin # ./kexec /mnt/sdcard/lupus.img
./kexec /mnt/sdcard/lupus.img
Cannot open /proc/atags: No such file or directory
kexec_load failed: Function not implemented
entry = 0x208000 flags = 280000
nr_segments = 2
segment[0].buf = 0x2e008
segment[0].bufsz = 10
segment[0].mem = 0x201000
segment[0].memsz = 1000
segment[1].buf = 0x2ab3c008
segment[1].bufsz = 720000
segment[1].mem = 0x208000
segment[1].memsz = 720000
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26th February 2014, 09:15 PM   |  #10  
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I think that lupus.img kernel should have implemented some Kexec thngs to get it load to RAM, without it its useless :/

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