*/WARNING This tool is in BETA phase and is not for noobs. If you use this, you are choosing to play with your device on your own. I will not be responsible for any damage to your device or your belongings in your home. If you blame me for anything that goes wrong I'll die laughing at you/*
Today I present you F2I converter. This tool can convert system folder back to ext4 image format suitable for flashtools without cygwin.
Basically, this tool was made in keeping mind the format used by lollipop structure where dat files were converted to ext4 format and then unpacked, repacking them was kind of hard (or lazy to do so in my case) as it required linux or Cygwin [Based on Xpirt's Guide. Now I've always preferred a way to avoid linux and cygwin :P
I managed to put together a set of tools that can easily convert the extracted system folder back to img for flashing and in lollipop can be converted back to dat format on windows.
So this is what this tool is capable of! If you on lollipop and want @xpirt guide to do so then here it is - [HOW TO] Lollipop DAT files | Compression and Decompression
• Supports all Android Versions
• Works without Linux or cygwin
• Generates Log that help to troubleshoot the issues
• No extra software required (Except Git for Windows)
• Supports both way conversion
• Suggest more features
• Much more to come!
HOW TO USE
You need GIT for windows to run this tool. Kindly download and install GIT from HERE
Now install GIT and when you're done download F2I converter and extract it in core C: directory. There will be a folder names as "IMG_WIN" kindly make sure it is extracted in C:
Recommended GIT is v 1.9.4 or newer.
Mostly everything is self-explanatory in the tool but when you will convert "SYSTEM" folder back to "EXT4 img" format you will be asked to enter size in bytes.
Here is what you are asked to do..
1) Open the system.img inside the respective folder you're working on and then right click on it and click Properties
2) In General tab you'll see something like this
Now copy the highlighted part and paste in the box shown below in image
Now you can continue. Ahead
This tool is in BETA phase so you are likely to face some bugs. Though I have paid a lot of attention while creating this tool but you may encounter some small code errors (like path not found etc) I request you to kindly see for yourself and correct it.
You are likely to face this error mostly though
error in bla bla bla ..... failed to allocate block [NUMBERS] out of space?
I am trying to fix this issue. Please co-operate
Rest no major bug.
@xpirt for his awesome guide on lollipop compression and decompression of dat files
Google for being so hepful
XDA for it's awesomeness
[F2I Converter] Convert System folder into EXT4 Image without cygwin on Windows!, Tool/Utility for all devices (see above for details)
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Current Beta Version: v1.0
Beta Release Date: 2015-05-03
Last Updated 2015-05-03