Originally Posted by rjgonzalez73
I am trying to restore my Kindle HD to version 7.2.3 using Windows XP and when executing the fastboot command to flash the system.img I get the following error:
C:\temp\KFHD_SRT_v1.2.3>fastboot -i 0x1940 flash system system.img
load_file: could not allocate 929038336 bytes
error: cannot load 'system.img'
The system.img file is in the same directory as the fastboot.exe.
I get my Kindle into fastboot mode using a factory cable and to verify fastboot I get the product and it returnsTATE-PVT-08. I have checked the max-download-size and I get
finished. total time: 0.000s
i have tried flashing with both the factory cable and the regular USB cable and I keep getting the same error. Any thoughts on what the error means?
There was another user a while back with the same problem, but I could never figure out why. Your system image is obviously smaller than the max-download size, so it doesn't make much sense to me.
From my perspective, if you can't get it to work, I would think you can (theoretically) boot into TWRP using the method found by Powerpoint45 and that would give you access to the adb shell so you can 'dd' the system image in place. I don't have an HD so I can't confirm that it will work, but I can't see any reason why it wouldn't.
That being said, I suggest you don't even attempt it unless you know exactly what you are doing.
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