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By Harry GT-S5830, Senior Member on 13th November 2012, 09:21 PM
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Hi all. Quick notice:

Usual disclaimers apply.

This is an Unsecure boot.img I made for Android 4.2 on the Nexus 4.

Okay cool... but what is an insecure boot.img?

An insecure boot.img allows the device to be booted with permissions to be mounted as root. This is a way of being able to push SuperSU/Superuser.apk to /system/app and the Su Binaries to /bin

adb shell
su
mount -o remount,rw /system
exit

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To use this you must be unlocked, not familar with unlocking a Nexus device? Easy. In fastboot mode type "fastboot oem unlock" this wipes all data on the device (virtual sd included).

A nice article regarding this thread was published here: http://www.addictivetips.com/android...kmod-recovery/

To boot this boot.img:
must be in the platform-tools folder in the android-sdk
must be in fastboot mode (power+vol-)

First use: fastboot boot "boot.img" (no ")
Why boot? I have not tested this image as I don't have a Nexus 4 as of yet.**

**Some users report flashing the image makes the phone in need of a fastboot stock flashing session, stick to booting for now.


Thank you for helping!
-fkrone
-Ranguvar
-USSENTERNCC1701E


This is mainly for development purposes to obtain root on this device, it will be an easier process when a recovery is published and you can flash a su.zip. (see attached)

DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390169635556426389
Note, this is in Nexus 7 folder as Nexus 4 does not have its own atm.

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13th November 2012, 09:44 PM |#2  
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Anyone able to get me recovery.fstab from recovery image and ill try make a cwm6 touch recovery for us.

I wouldn't be lazy and do it myself but PC is off
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sgs2ext4 doesn't work on the recovery.img and the image isn't mountable by itself in Windows.
Too lazy to reboot into Linux, for now.. any other way to crack it open?
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sgs2ext4 doesn't work on the recovery.img and the image isn't mountable by itself in Windows.
Too lazy to reboot into Linux, for now.. any other way to crack it open?

Pull it apart in hex editor

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Anyone able to get me recovery.fstab from recovery image and ill try make a cwm6 touch recovery for us.

Sent from a phone

I've got the recovery.img, can I get the .fstab out without loop mounting? I don't have a linux machine set up right now.
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I've got the recovery.img, can I get the .fstab out without loop mounting? I don't have a linux machine set up right now.

Old fashioned HxD

See here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=443994

I could probably do it without this, but it probably wouldn't mount data/media (what emulates the SD) so it would be relatively useless as that's where zips are

Also this might prove useful: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1494036 (requires Cygwin or Linux environment)
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Old fashioned HxD

See here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=443994

Hell, I wouldn't trust myself to rip it out with a hex editor. I'm setting up a VM right now, but I could just upload the recovery.img for you. I pulled it out of the stock image that google uploaded today.
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Hell, I wouldn't trust myself to rip it out with a hex editor. I'm setting up a VM right now, but I could just upload the recovery.img for you. I pulled it out of the stock image that google uploaded today.

Cheers, that's where I had mine but I corrupted it :/ ill try pull it apart on the 600MHz wonder pico

Or perhaps not... 3.2" is too small for hex
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Cheers, that's where I had mine but I corrupted it :/ ill try pull it apart on the 600MHz wonder pico

Or perhaps not... 3.2" is too small for hex

Lol, I'm having a hell of a time getting Slax as a cooperative VM, might have to go all out with ubuntu
13th November 2012, 11:30 PM |#10  
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Got it!
Thanks for the tutorials. It was just fun to to something short after midnight (Germany). I was a little bit bored Would be nice if you can mention me in the people helped to create this recovery
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Dammit, beat me to it!
Serves me right for making dinner first

http://ompldr.org/vZ2ExYQ/recovery.fstab
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