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25th June 2010, 02:14 AM |#561  
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I keep getting this error after step 56.. Any ideas why?



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mtd: skipping write block at 0x00360000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00380000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00380000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00380000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00400000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00400000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00400000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00420000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00420000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00420000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00440000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00440000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00440000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00460000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00460000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00460000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00480000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00480000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00480000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004e0000
error writing recovery: No space left on device
#
C:\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
# cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
# chmod 755 /data/flash_image
chmod 755 /data/flash_image
# /data/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
/data/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
mtd: erase failure at 0x00000000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00000000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00000000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00020000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00020000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00020000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00040000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00040000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00040000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00060000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00060000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00060000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00080000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00080000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00080000
mtd: erase failure at 0x000a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x000a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x000a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x000c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x000c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x000c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x000e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x000e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x000e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00100000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00100000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00100000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00120000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00120000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00120000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00140000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00140000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00140000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00160000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00160000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00160000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00180000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00180000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00180000
mtd: erase failure at 0x001a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x001a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x001a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x001c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x001c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x001c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x001e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x001e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x001e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00200000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00200000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00200000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00220000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00220000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00220000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00240000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00240000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00240000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00260000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00260000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00260000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00280000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00280000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00280000
mtd: erase failure at 0x002a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x002a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x002a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x002c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x002c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x002c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x002e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x002e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x002e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00300000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00300000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00300000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00320000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00320000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00320000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00340000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00340000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00340000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00360000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00360000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00360000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00380000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00380000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00380000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00400000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00400000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00400000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00420000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00420000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00420000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00440000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00440000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00440000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00460000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00460000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00460000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00480000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00480000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00480000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004e0000
error writing recovery: No space left on device
#
C:\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
# cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
# chmod 755 /data/flash_image
chmod 755 /data/flash_image
# /data/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
/data/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
mtd: erase failure at 0x00000000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00000000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00000000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00020000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00020000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00020000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00040000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00040000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00040000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00060000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00060000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00060000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00080000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00080000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00080000
mtd: erase failure at 0x000a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x000a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x000a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x000c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x000c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x000c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x000e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x000e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x000e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00100000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00100000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00100000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00120000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00120000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00120000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00140000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00140000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00140000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00160000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00160000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00160000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00180000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00180000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00180000
mtd: erase failure at 0x001a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x001a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x001a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x001c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x001c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x001c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x001e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x001e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x001e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00200000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00200000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00200000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00220000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00220000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00220000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00240000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00240000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00240000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00260000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00260000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00260000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00280000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00280000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00280000
mtd: erase failure at 0x002a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x002a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x002a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x002c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x002c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x002c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x002e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x002e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x002e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00300000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00300000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00300000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00320000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00320000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00320000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00340000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00340000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00340000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00360000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00360000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00360000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00380000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00380000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00380000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x003e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x003e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x003e0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00400000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00400000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00400000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00420000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00420000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00420000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00440000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00440000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00440000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00460000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00460000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00460000
mtd: erase failure at 0x00480000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x00480000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x00480000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004a0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004a0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004c0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004c0000
mtd: erase failure at 0x004e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: erase failure at 0x004e0000 (I/O error)
mtd: skipping write block at 0x004e0000
error writing recovery: No space left on device
# reboot recovery
reboot recovery

C:\android-sdk-windows\tools>

As you can see, I tried several times with no success..
 
 
25th June 2010, 04:08 AM |#562  
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thanks for breaking this whole process down into simple steps. It was a huge help to me.
25th June 2010, 12:06 PM |#563  
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Thank you for the guide... Yet another n00b has been helped!

I got through the guide fine (after using the eng-PC36IMG.zip included with SimpleRoot2, since this thread's link seems to be dead) and I installed the radio 1.39.00.05.31 as well.

Any ETA to getting 4G back? I go from Turning on... to Scanning... to Connecting to Sprint... to Disconnected... all in 10 seconds or less. I used to get 2-3 bars of 4G all the time.
25th June 2010, 12:13 PM |#564  
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Originally Posted by Bukem75

Thank you for the guide... Yet another n00b has been helped!

I got through the guide fine (after using the eng-PC36IMG.zip included with SimpleRoot2, since this thread's link seems to be dead) and I installed the radio 1.39.00.05.31 as well.

Any ETA to getting 4G back? I go from Turning on... to Scanning... to Connecting to Sprint... to Disconnected... all in 10 seconds or less. I used to get 2-3 bars of 4G all the time.

Which ROM are you using? It should be working on most custom ROMs.

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25th June 2010, 12:35 PM |#565  
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Which ROM are you using? It should be working on most custom ROMs.

I did not install a custom ROM after your instructions. Once I finished, I updated the radio.

radio is 1.39.00.05.31

Kernel 2.6.29-ac94cf60
[email protected] #1

Build 1.17.651.1 CL160858 test-keys

Software 1.17.651.1


I been a winmo guy for years. Still trying to catch up =)

EDIT: I did use the eng-PC36IMG.zip from SimpleRoot.1 cause your link did not work.
25th June 2010, 01:08 PM |#566  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bukem75

I did not install a custom ROM after your instructions. Once I finished, I updated the radio.

radio is 1.39.00.05.31

Kernel 2.6.29-ac94cf60
[email protected] #1

Build 1.17.651.1 CL160858 test-keys

Software 1.17.651.1


I been a winmo guy for years. Still trying to catch up =)

EDIT: I did use the eng-PC36IMG.zip from SimpleRoot.1 cause your link did not work.

Are you still using the debug ROM or are you on a stock rooted ROM? 4G doesn't work on the stock rooted ROM. You should get a custom ROM.
25th June 2010, 01:46 PM |#567  
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Please update the tut with a new eng-PC36IMG.zip URL, that corrupted file has cost me hours trying to overcome.
25th June 2010, 04:06 PM |#568  
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yea i figured that was the problem, but the weird thing is, i tried to redownload the file and it seems like it only downloads 960 bytes and it stops it doesnt keep going i tried 3 different browsers, IE8, FF, & Chrome for FF and Chrome it downloaded as a .zip but for IE8 it downloaded as an html link, i'm right clicking and selecting save target/file as but it doesnt seem to want to downloaded correctly,

i'm going crazy!!!

EDIT: I found a new link for the eng-pc36img i'm not sure if i can post it here but if you need it PM me.

I'm having the same problems as these guys, can someone either pm me or post a link with the second PC36IMG.zip?

I'm stuck and I don't want to half ass the job!

EDIT: Found a way to get to it by extracting it from the huge file from the program provided in the SimpleRoot thread
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[email protected] #55... no opt. to flash image
1st off, THANKS to every one posting info here esp. the OP!

Everything's been going well so far but I hit a roadblock at Step #55 where I should "select yes to flash the image"

I do not get that option on the phone... when I boot back up into recovery, it pauses, does a little dance and then settles on the screen with the options <FASTBOOT> <RECOVERY> <CLEAR STORAGE> <SIMLOCK> <HBOOT USB>...... I never get the option to say yes to flash the image.

So... I'm doing trying to do this on my Mac (osx 10.6) so nothing was different up until the shell script part in step #51... I ran the "recovery-mac.sh" not the windows .bat one... it appeared to work.

in adb when I run adb devices it shows me there's a device connected... I don't exactly recognize the name, but when I unplug the phone, it goes away, so I assume it's the phone and I've got usb connectivity. I did not have to install any usb drivers...(and I couldn't find any to install)

I tried everything both from my adb that I installed with my Android sdk *and* with the adb-mac that came in the EVO-recovery package... both appear to yield the same results.

when I do the adb stuff in step #53, I enter each line and get no errors *however* I do not get the lines repeated back to me as indicated in the tutorial and by other posters...

SO... my question... am I doing anything wrong that you can tell? Any one experienced with doing this on a Mac recognize what's going on here? Is the lack of getting the commands in step #53 repeated back a warning sign?

I have yet to try using any different files, as some have posted problems with corrupt files... I'll try that next, just wanted to put up a post first to see if any red flags pop up.

THANKS!!! (let me know if any other info would be helpful in answering my questions)
25th June 2010, 05:04 PM |#570  
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Thanks a lot. I successfully rooted the phone, despite a few bumps.
25th June 2010, 06:22 PM |#571  
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Updates for EVO root Tutorial
Just a couple thoughts to possibly update in your excellent tutorial:

1. when I download the file in step #47 it's now called "recovery-RA-evo-v1.7.0.1.img"

2. I'd suggest turning off the "hide known file extensions" option in windows for purposes of creating this tutorial... and suggesting to users of the tutorial to show the whole file name as well. Just thought that might be the best way to avoid file name confusions here...
I prefer to see the whole file name in my, any way.
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