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Restore Windows Phone 8 if you have Android installed (Windows instructions)

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By trashmaster76, Senior Member on 17th May 2017, 07:49 PM
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Thanks to @feherneoh who posted the content of this thread originally here:Post #1
Post #2


NOTE:
DO NOT ask for a backup. If you do not have one, you have to accept to be permanently on Android like me.


Create a folder somewhere that we can use
Copy the backup to that folder
extract the zip I attached to this folder
Download these into the folder:

imgman.exe
Original partition table
recovery_unsecure.img

EDIT: Someone seems to have taken down the main Android4Lumia thread, along with it's creator and it's attached files. The files can be found in the attachments down below.
create another folder inside this one called "parts"

run this command:
Code:
Code:
imgman64.exe <backup.img> parts
replace <backup.img> with the filename of your backup

Code:
Code:
fastboot boot recovery_unsecure.img
adb push fame_wp_unlocked.gpt /cache/
adb shell
sgdisk --load-backup /cache/fame_wp_unlocked.gpt /dev/block/mmcblk0
sync
sync
reboot
ADB should disconnect at this point
Code:
Code:
fastboot flash <partition> parts\<partition>.img
WHERE <partition> is one of these (flash them in this order):
TZ
SSD
RPM
WINSECAPP
MODEM_FSG
MODEM_FS1
MODEM_FS2
UEFI_BS_NV
UEFI_NV
UEFI_RT_NV
UEFI_RT_NV_RPMB
PLAT
MMOS
EFIESP
UEFI

Then reboot the phone with
Code:
Code:
fastboot reboot
Phone will show smiley of death, that's normal
From this point, you can use WDRT to flash a clean WP, or reflash the one from the backup using thor2
thor2 should be at
64-Bit Windows
Code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Care Suite\Windows Device Recovery Tool
32-Bit Windows
Code:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Care Suite\Windows Device Recovery Tool
To do this
Code:
Code:
thor2 -mode rnd -bootflashapp
wait for the phone to show the alternative NOKIA logo, where the text is not centered vertically
Code:
Code:
thor2 -mode uefiflash -partitionname MainOS -partitionimagefile parts\MainOS.img
thor2 -mode uefiflash -partitionname Data -partitionimagefile parts\Data.img
EDIT: or just flash your phone's FFU file (download from lumiafirmware.com ):
Code:
thor2 -mode uefiflash -ffufile <Path-to-FFU> -do_full_nvi_update -do_factory_reset
thanks to @feherneoh for this hint
And then reboot:
Code:
thor2 -mode rnd -bootnormalmode
WP8 should boot

Instead of thor2 you can flash MainOS and Data partition/FFU (with both partitions included) with WPInternals or WDRT
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12th June 2017, 11:36 PM |#2  
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I dont have Backup imgs can i go back to wp8?
13th June 2017, 09:57 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by feherneoh

Probably you can, but you have 90% chance of bricking your device in a way you cannot repair it anymore.
Next time follow the instrunctions, and make a backup if they say so.

I must take a chance my phone is bricked already
14th June 2017, 02:23 PM |#4  
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I must take a chance my phone is bricked already

What's the problem? Doesn't TWRP boot or what?
14th June 2017, 06:38 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by trashmaster76

What's the problem? Doesn't TWRP boot or what?

no android work correctly but no wifi no camera no bluetooth i want to wp back
14th June 2017, 11:09 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by feherneoh

Should have made a backup (or read the list of known bugs)
We'll add the tutorial for you too, but you'll have to wait a bit
I'm still busy with my exams until next friday, I'll help after I finished them.

thanks a lot and i am waiting for you take your time best wishes for you good luck with your exams
22nd June 2017, 03:48 PM |#7  
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can anyone share the backup partitions or backup.img
22nd June 2017, 05:32 PM |#8  
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can anyone share the backup partitions or backup.img

@nesan95 Forget it! You would brick your phone! Next time do a backup and follow the instructions like @feherneoh already mentioned in this thread.
23rd June 2017, 08:12 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by nesan95

can anyone share the backup partitions or backup.img

backup.img files are about 7.28 Gb. I can't share it.
If i share these types of files , i need strong unlimited data plan.
24th June 2017, 07:02 AM |#11  
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I am sharing the link of lumia 520 backup files Parts
NOT HERE!!!

Do not!!! I told you I will explain!!! Remove now! Check your PM you are giving private data away!!!!

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can anyone share the backup partitions or backup.img

You need dto listen to instructions, can't help those that don't. You took the risk and now karma got you back, this could have saved you but you made a bad choice, sorry to say that.
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