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[GUIDE] How to enter APX mode or Bootloader menu

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By tobdaryl, Senior Member on 7th December 2012, 03:41 PM
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When failing to get into APX mode or bootloader-recovery menu try the following suggestions.
Good Luck!

You will find the bootloader info below the apx section!

Special thanks to wha2do and daws for their input!

wha2do has posted a similar guide that provides detail not found here! Please see his guide and give proper thanks if you find his guide helpful!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3#post36159253

How To Enter APX
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1. To enter APX mode you either have to boot, choose reboot (if available) and hold volume up pressed until it reboots and then the screen should remain black. Or if that doesn't work, completely shutdown your tablet and wait a second or two and then hold volume up pressed while pressing power on and keep it pressed until screen is blank.
or
2. fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot (hold volume up)
or
3. adb reboot (hold volume up)
or
4. with unit powered on hold volume up and press reset with paperclip - (don't press hard)
reset is located about 25mm or 1in below the sdcard

or
5. su
reboot -hold volume up.
This is done using a terminal; Android terminal is free from the play store.You must be rooted for this to work.
or
Only 6. if there is no other resort!
6. remove cover from unit, disconnect battery, press and hold volume up, reconnect battery!
or
7. Another way:- Provided by daws
Power off the tablet and don't touch the power button again.
Connect USB cable to tablet but not to PC yet.
Press
volume up and then connect USB cable to PC.
Wait a few seconds before releasing
volume up button.
You should now be in APX mode.

Works every time for me.
Thanks for the help daws.

How To Enter bootloader – recovery menu
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1. To enter recovery menu you either have to boot, choose reboot (if available) and hold volume down for pressed until it reboots and then the recovery menu appears. Or if that doesn't work, completely shutdown your tablet and wait a second or two and then hold volume down pressed while pressing power on and keep it pressed until recovery menu.
or
2. fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot hold volume down
or
3. adb reboot hold volume down
or
4. with unit powered on hold volume down and press reset with paperclip - (don't press hard)
reset is located about 25mm or 1in below the sdcard

or
5. su
reboot -(hold volume down).
This is done using a terminal; Android terminal is free from the play store.You must be rooted for this to work.
or
Only 6. if there is no other resort!
6. remove cover from unit, disconnect battery, press and hold volume down, reconnect battery!
or
7. Another way:- Provided by daws
Power off the tablet and don't touch the power button again.
Connect USB cable to tablet but not to PC yet.
Press
volume down and then connect USB cable to PC.

or - no need to hold volume with these
8. adb reboot bootloader
or
9. fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot-bootloader
or
10. from terminal - you must be rooted for this to work
su
reboot bootloader

Note 1: If you are on ICS or have nvflash installed some of the commands presented in this post may not work; possibly 8, 9, and 10 - THANKS TO wha2do for this info!
Note 2: adb commands are available while in twrp 2.3+; if this fails update your version of adb and try again.
Note 3: as you go through different processes to recover you may gain or loose access to any of the suggestions in this post so try them again as you progress.
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7th December 2012, 10:08 PM |#2  
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Another way:-

Power off the tablet and don't touch the power button again.
Connect USB cable to tablet but not to PC yet.
Press volume up and then connect USB cable to PC.
Wait a few seconds before releasing volume up button.
You should now be in APX mode.

Works every time for me.
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7th December 2012, 11:07 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by daws

Another way:-

Power off the tablet and don't touch the power button again.
Connect USB cable to tablet but not to PC yet.
Press volume up and then connect USB cable to PC.
Wait a few seconds before releasing volume up button.
You should now be in APX mode.

Works every time for me.

Thanks for the info. I hadn't thought of that one. I'll add it to the guide.
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14th January 2013, 10:09 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by daws

Another way:-

Power off the tablet and don't touch the power button again.
Connect USB cable to tablet but not to PC yet.
Press volume up and then connect USB cable to PC.
Wait a few seconds before releasing volume up button.
You should now be in APX mode.

Works every time for me.

Thanks for this. I spent hours trying to boot apx mode and this is the only way that worked. Thanks a million

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I've heard APX/NVFlash doesn't actually work in the most recent stock releases. Do you know what this actually works on and if you can actually do anything if you get into APX?
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Originally Posted by NeoMatrixJR

I've heard APX/NVFlash doesn't actually work in the most recent stock releases. Do you know what this actually works on and if you can actually do anything if you get into APX?

Nvflash can only be installed while on ICS and APX mode is useless unless you have installed Nvflash.
Once Nvflash is installed you can use ICS (android 4.0) or JB (android 4.1) rom.
I'm speaking of Nvflash and APX as they relate to the TF300T.


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Hello tobdaryl ,

For my bad luck i wiped everything on my ASUS TF300T (FastBoot --> FLash ALL).
I cant access the Recovery menu (Power + VOL Down), so no FastBoot commands,,,
I can access the APX mode (Power + VOL up)
The Tablet starts and shows the ASUS logo only.

I have searched the WEB but with no SUccess, any advices Please how to Flash a Recovery on it to UnBrick it?


Thank you,
Nader H.AL-Dirany
16th August 2013, 12:27 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by NaderALDirany

Hello tobdaryl ,

For my bad luck i wiped everything on my ASUS TF300T (FastBoot --> FLash ALL).
I cant access the Recovery menu (Power + VOL Down), so no FastBoot commands,,,
I can access the APX mode (Power + VOL up)
The Tablet starts and shows the ASUS logo only.

I have searched the WEB but with no SUccess, any advices Please how to Flash a Recovery on it to UnBrick it?


Thank you,
Nader H.AL-Dirany

I flashed recovery on my tablet a few minutes ago.
I'm assuming here that you have nvflash installed.
wheelie -r --blob blob.bin
nvflash --resume --download 5 ProperRecoveryForYourBootloader.img - this file can also be blob.
nvflash --resume --go

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Hey,

I have the same exact problem as Nader H.AL-Dirany, when I try to run these commands I get the following message.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\1337>c;
'c' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.


C:\>cd wheelie

C:\wheelie>wheelie -r --blob blob.bin
Wheelie 0.1 - Preflight for nvflash.
Copyright (c) 2011-2012 androidroot.mobi
========================================

unknown option -- r
Usage: wheelie [options] --bl <bootloader file> --bct <bct file>

Argument Description

-v or --version Display version information
-h or --help Display this menu
-1 or --sbkv1 Use wheelie for SBKv1 devices
-2 or --sbkv2 Use wheelie for SBKv2 devices
-s or --sbk Set SBK for devices not officially supported by wheelie
-o or --odm set the odmdata (Required for operation.) Example: 0x300
d8011
--bl or --bootloader Set the bootloader filename (required for operation)
-c or --bct Set the BCT filename (required for operation)


Please help, my tablet has been locked for 6 months ;(
8th October 2013, 04:40 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by boomingshot

Hey,

I have the same exact problem as Nader H.AL-Dirany, when I try to run these commands I get the following message.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\1337>c;
should be: C:\Users\1337>c:
just a typo - I increased the size of type to make obvious - my tired old eyes missed it the first time also

C:\wheelie>wheelie -r --blob blob.bin
should be: wheelie --blob blob.bin
wheelie does not use the -r option - nvflash uses either -r or --resume

unknown option -- r
Usage: wheelie [options] --bl <bootloader file> --bct <bct file>


Please help, my tablet has been locked for 6 months ;(

Good Luck!
I hope this helps.
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8th October 2013, 04:52 PM |#11  
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I just realized something - 6 months - are you using flatline?
These instructions are for nvflash not flatline!
I have not yet investigated flatline.
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