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jcsww 9008 bricks are not fixable on ufs nand devices by booting from an sd card. The boot path is stored in qfprom (on the cpu) and it is something like /dev/block/sdb or /dev/block/sde. On emmc devices, the boot path is /dev/block/mmcblk0. If you have a 9008 brick, the sd card is seen as /dev/block/mmcblk0 so the phone will boot from it on an emmc device since that is the boot path. There is no way to make the sd card appear as /dev/block/sdx. And there is no way to change the boot path once you have a 9008 brick without a firehose. If you have a signed firehose, then you can fix your phone without needing an sd card as for cross flashing. I checked the rsa signature for the h930, h932, h933, and us998 and they are all different. If you flash any of the signed firmware (xbl, abl, hyp, modem, etc) from one of those devices, then you have a 9008 brick and no way to fix it yourself.i didn't bother checking the verizon or sprint models since they are even more locked down than the h932 is, but it appears from reading this thread that they have the same key as the us998 (i am not going to waste my time checking).-- brian
is it true?