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[DISCUSSION] Unbrick using OMAP flasher

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By MultipleMonomials, Senior Member on 20th January 2013, 04:43 PM
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Ever since I saw this thread, I was curious about OMAP flasher. Could it be ported as a way to unbrick some of the people with tabs that show, "no driver found for OMA4430" on USB connection? Last night, I finally found a working link to OMAPFlash in post 46 of this thread. I tried to create a new config for the p5113, but I'm not sure it will work. Could someone with a hard-bricked p5xxx please try it on his or her device? Here are the instructions:
  1. go to the directory of the downloaded files.
  2. shift-right-click and choose open command window here
  3. go into device manager and right-click on OMAP4430. Click choose a file on the disk, and go to the OMAPFlash Recovery p5113/usb_drv_windows.
  4. once the driver is installed, go to the command prompt and type
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    OMAPFlash.exe -v fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  5. copy the text from the command prompt and put it on this thread.

Here's the OMAPFlash download:
V1 NOT WORKING https://www.dropbox.com/s/hg1qauhhl7...ry%20p5113.zip
V2: for p5100 ONLY
 
 
20th January 2013, 06:12 PM |#2  
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I hope someone donating me a hard bricked P31xx or P51xx Thinking about flashing standard OMAP4 x-loader and u-boot. Booting standard Ubuntu Desktop from Linaro project will be super cool
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20th January 2013, 08:05 PM |#3  
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MultipleMonomials, i have bricked p5100. Just checked, following your instructions. Couldn't repair:

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C:\OMAPFlash recovery p5113>OMAPFlash.exe fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

п OMAPFlash v4.15 (Aug 12 2011)

п Waiting for device (omap usb)  - MY COMMENT: here is nothing happens until i connect device. When I connected device - see next log:
п Waiting for device (fastboot)In Fastboot Mode..

п Sending 'recovery' (5680 KB)
п Operation FAILED ()
п Elapsed time: 0:11.109
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20th January 2013, 09:36 PM |#4  
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Re: [DISCUSSION] Unbrick using OMAP flasher
I think I know what the problem is. Unfortunately, I have to wait for the stock ROM to download. In the meantime, does anyone know if all the tabs use the same bootloader?

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20th January 2013, 09:42 PM |#5  
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Re: [DISCUSSION] Unbrick using OMAP flasher
Also, is your tab 8gb or 16gb?

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20th January 2013, 09:45 PM |#6  
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Also, is your tab 8gb or 16gb?

I have Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 16GB (GT-P5100)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MultipleMonomials

I think I know what the problem is. Unfortunately, I have to wait for the stock ROM to download. In the meantime, does anyone know if all the tabs use the same bootloader?

Posted from my Galaxy Tab 2 with CM10.1

From Samsung x-loader source, all Tab 2 using the same config file. I build the bootloader but the resulted MLO file much smaller than the stock MLO and too scare to trying it on my device.
21st January 2013, 05:34 AM |#8  
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I'm not sure what problem you are trying to solve. but I can't see how this would have any effect on the EMMC brick bug
21st January 2013, 07:00 AM |#9  
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Re: [DISCUSSION] Unbrick using OMAP flasher
What emmc brick bug? This is for people with a messed up bootloader.

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I'm not sure what problem you are trying to solve. but I can't see how this would have any effect on the EMMC brick bug

I have corrupted bootloader on my Galaxy Tab 2, not eMMC bug
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OK, try it now.
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