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By [email protected], Member on 30th June 2014, 03:08 AM
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Great NEWS

I've been bricked for few day now.

While searching the web I found this OUYA forum post and thought it might work on th FTV too.

http://forums.ouya.tv/discussion/1380/recovery-mode

I just had to try. IT WORKED!

1 - Plug in a USB keyboard. May have to be wired.
2 - While booting - Press Alt+PrintScreen/SysRq+I
3 - Repeat 1-3 times. You should get to Update screen.
4 - Press the HOME button on the keyboard.
5 - YOU HAVE RECOVERY MODE!

I selected Factory Reset.
It took a little longer to boot. Prompted for missing remote & press Home.
Signing in NOW!

Will add pictures doon.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vod5lhc5jv...629_195903.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3qh6sbibug...629_185422.jpg

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u7faby39fk...629_185430.jpg
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30th June 2014, 03:50 AM |#2  
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Update:
I rebooted to see if I could get into recovery again.
I got back on the update screen but the Home button wouldn't put me in recovery mode this time. The KB seemed dead.

I was using the keyboard connected through a hub this time. Would that matter? IDK
Could not reboot with Ctrl-Alt-Del

Pulled the power plug & replugged and it booted fine.
30th June 2014, 04:04 AM |#3  
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Hey, dude, thats amazing!

Did you tried another options?

It's possible with mac keyboard, may be alternative combination exists.
There's not printscreen button on keyboard.
30th June 2014, 04:12 AM |#4  
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Great Find!

EDIT: I just got to recovery by doing this:

1- boot up normally
2- adb shell
3- su
4- reboot recovery
5- at update failed screen press home
6- PROFIT??
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30th June 2014, 04:28 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by iRet

Hey, dude, thats amazing!

Did you tried another options?

It's possible with mac keyboard, may be alternative combination exists.
There's not printscreen button on keyboard.

Thanks -
No, on the other options.
I thought for sure the factory reset would let me boot my FTV again - and it did.

I don't k know about mac KBds
30th June 2014, 04:33 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by {ParanoiA}

Great Find!

EDIT: I just got to recovery by doing this:

1- boot up normally
2- adb shell
3- su
4- reboot recovery
5- at update failed screen press key combo- alt + print screen + i
6- back at update failed screen press home
7- PROFIT??

I'm sure your way is the preferred way.
It feels good to be able to boot up normally again.
30th June 2014, 04:41 AM |#7  
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Glad you got back to working condition
30th June 2014, 04:41 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by {ParanoiA}

Great Find!

EDIT: I just got to recovery by doing this:

1- boot up normally
2- adb shell
3- su
4- reboot recovery
5- at update failed screen press key combo- alt + print screen + i
6- back at update failed screen press home
7- PROFIT??

This is nothing new (using adb to reboot into recovery). But it's not useful when you brick the OS and there is no ADB.

The OP found the way into the recovery w/o an OS, which is pretty key to unbrick your firetv, as long as you have a working recovery partition. Now we can also do complete flashes via update from adb (which probably allows sideloading the OTA packages).
30th June 2014, 04:42 AM |#9  
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Glad you got back to working condition

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30th June 2014, 05:43 AM |#10  
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wow great find dude I just unbricked my first FTV using this method with a logitech k400. These things are damn near brick proof now!
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30th June 2014, 05:45 AM |#11  
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wow great find dude I just unbricked my first FTV using this method with a logitech k400

Awesome news!

Glad it helped.
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