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Please note, this software is no longer maintained. Due to my hectic work life sadly, I no longer have time for programming. I have attached a copy of the last version to this post.

[ ABOUT ]

Tar To Flashable Zip is a multi-platform utility designed to build flashable Android recoveries from various input formats. The supported input formats are .img from your local filesystem as well as compressed .tar or .tar.md5 archives.

Tar To Flashable Zip runs on Windows XP and newer, Linux/Ubuntu, and on OSX ( supposedly, not tested )

I'll also be putting this utility on my web site within the next couple of days


[ REQUIREMENTS ]

Tar To Flashable Zip is written in Python, so it needs Python to be installed on your machine as well.

Windows users will need to install either of the software pairs listed below from their prospective developers or drop down to the "REQUIRED SOFTWARE" section and download the zip archive I'm hosting which contains the first required software pair listed below.

Linux/Ubuntu users should use their update mechanism to update Python and install wxPython to the equivalent of either of the software pairs listed below.

Mac users will need to do what ever they need to do, sorry for the lack of information, to install/update Python to their equivalent of either of the software pairs listed below.

Python 2.7.5 + wxPython 2.8
OR
Python 3.3 + wxPython 2.9 Phoenix ( Snapshot nightly builds )

NOTE::
I feel I must explain why the above softwares are required. For those of you who already know me, I've written a couple tools for Android that run on Windows only as I am a Windows programmer. In any case, I've had several requests to make Linux versions of the same utility apps. Since I'm not a Linux programmer, I was unable to grant those requests.

I'm here to help everyone that I can help. That's just me... That being said, after some reasearch I found Python to be the easiest way for me to be able to help more people with the utilities that I develop. Python will enable me to develop more and more useful utilities for the Android community while requiring less of my time to develop them. So in the end, installing Python is a win - win situation


[ REQUIRED SOFTWARE ]

Tar To Flashable Zip was written in Python. Therefore the Python interpreter is required. Tar To Flashable Zip's GUI uses wxPython. The archive linked below for Windows users has both Python 2.7.5 and wxPython 2.8. Obviously after extracting the archives contents you need to run Python's installer msi to install Python first. Then install wxPython. The installers will install 32-bit versions of Python and wxPython. This is fine even if you are using a 64-bit machine.

Windows XP and newer users -> python-2.7.5_win32+wxPython-2.8_win32.zip
Linux/Ubuntu users -> Please use your update tool to update Python to 2.7.5 and wxPython 2.8 or update Python to 3.3 and wxPython to 2.9 Phoenix
Mac users -> Please see the "REQUIREMENTS" section above


[ DOWNLOADS ]

See below


[ THANKS ]

@CodyF86 - For his Python expertise and beta testing

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25th August 2013, 08:36 PM |#2  
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Works great! Everyone should learn Python btw, it's amazing!
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29th August 2013, 02:33 PM |#3  
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Working on P3110 =) Good work

Waiting for tar.md5 to zip
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29th August 2013, 03:39 PM |#4  
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Thanks @Android-Andi.
Support for .tar.md5 as well as .IMG files coming soon
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30th August 2013, 04:53 AM |#5  
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Update available. Check the OP

Support for extracting from .tar.md5 archives had been added however there is no checksum verification provided at this time.
View "CHANGELOG.txt" for complete details;
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4th October 2013, 05:22 PM |#6  
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What about 64bit Windows 7 users

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4th October 2013, 06:16 PM |#7  
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What about 64bit Windows 7 users

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Install the 32 bit versions of python and wxpython. I develop on a windows 7 64 bit PC. 32 bit works on 64 bit too

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Somewhat new to this stuff so I'm kinda learning as I go, so please be gentle with me

I'm not sure what my "mount" point is for my phone, Samsung Epic 4g touch SPH-D710

I am currently looking for a file I can open and look at it to learn this stuff but am not sure where to look or what file to go to.
Only thing I have is a tar file, and it has a zimage file in it (the kernel), it's the EL29 direct boot tar file.
Only 2 files available that I can find and that's the odin one click exe and this tar file, no zips, so I'm not even sure this will work, but I'd sure like to find out.
What I wanna do in short is make a flashable zip of this tar file to use in CWM recovery.

Hope that's not to much info, I always tend to do that

---------- Post added at 12:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:54 AM ----------

Somewhat new to this stuff so I'm kinda learning as I go, so please be gentle with me

I'm not sure what my "mount" point is for my phone, Samsung Epic 4g touch SPH-D710

I am currently looking for a file I can open and look at it to learn this stuff but am not sure where to look or what file to go to.
Only thing I have is a tar file, and it has a zimage file in it (the kernel), it's the EL29 direct boot tar file.
Only 2 files available that I can find and that's the odin one click exe and this tar file, no zips, so I'm not even sure this will work, but I'd sure like to find out.
What I wanna do in short is make a flashable zip of this tar file to use in CWM recovery.

Hope that's not to much info, I always tend to do that


I found my mountable according to the files I have as a zip, it shows as /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 and /dev/block/mmcblk0p6.

I've tried putting both those in the recovery mount space and hit convert, but nothing happens.

The file name I am useing is E4GT-EL29-directbootCWM-v3.tar.md5 from rwilco site here http://www.rwilco12.com/downloads.ph...ect%20Boot/TAR

Not sure if that helps or not
29th November 2013, 06:22 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by easyrider77

Somewhat new to this stuff so I'm kinda learning as I go, so please be gentle with me

I'm not sure what my "mount" point is for my phone, Samsung Epic 4g touch SPH-D710

I am currently looking for a file I can open and look at it to learn this stuff but am not sure where to look or what file to go to.
Only thing I have is a tar file, and it has a zimage file in it (the kernel), it's the EL29 direct boot tar file.
Only 2 files available that I can find and that's the odin one click exe and this tar file, no zips, so I'm not even sure this will work, but I'd sure like to find out.
What I wanna do in short is make a flashable zip of this tar file to use in CWM recovery.

Hope that's not to much info, I always tend to do that

---------- Post added at 12:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:54 AM ----------

Somewhat new to this stuff so I'm kinda learning as I go, so please be gentle with me

I'm not sure what my "mount" point is for my phone, Samsung Epic 4g touch SPH-D710

I am currently looking for a file I can open and look at it to learn this stuff but am not sure where to look or what file to go to.
Only thing I have is a tar file, and it has a zimage file in it (the kernel), it's the EL29 direct boot tar file.
Only 2 files available that I can find and that's the odin one click exe and this tar file, no zips, so I'm not even sure this will work, but I'd sure like to find out.
What I wanna do in short is make a flashable zip of this tar file to use in CWM recovery.

Hope that's not to much info, I always tend to do that


I found my mountable according to the files I have as a zip, it shows as /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 and /dev/block/mmcblk0p6.

I've tried putting both those in the recovery mount space and hit convert, but nothing happens.

The file name I am useing is E4GT-EL29-directbootCWM-v3.tar.md5 from rwilco site here http://www.rwilco12.com/downloads.ph...ect%20Boot/TAR

Not sure if that helps or not

Sorry, currently this tool does not support zImage format. Does your device support fastboot? If so and my memory serves me correctly, fastboot can flash zImage formatted images.
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I tried your advice today to convert an .tar.md5 rom to .zip.
Everything worked as you say but the .zip file I'm taking as result is 7.5 mb from a tar.md5 rom 2.02 giga. ..
Is me or something else ? Regards

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29th April 2014, 03:29 AM |#11  
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Well this is good!

I tested it successfully... on my Windows XP SP3




I think there is a misunderstanding about this tool. Most of the users think that this tool can convert the whole tar/tar.md5 file to a ROM zip file. Actually it does with recovery.img only.... It's already specified in the thread... but not in the thread title....

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I tried your advice today to convert an .tar.md5 rom to .zip.
Everything worked as you say but the .zip file I'm taking as result is 7.5 mb from a tar.md5 rom 2.02 giga. ..
Is me or something else ? Regards

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