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[SSPL] HowTo flash cooked ROM without HSPL

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By bepe, Retired Recognized Developer on 26th December 2009, 11:57 PM
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We need some beta testers here to make this stable.

Beta testing phase only for advanced users; don't want to explain how to flash a ship ROM using the original SPL to your device!

This is an easy way to flash unsigned OS images to the HD2. It should not void your warranty like HSPLs do, because it does not change your SPL. I know for a fact, that repair centers are advised to check the SPL version number on the device.

How safe is it?
We disabled SPL and Radio flashing, so it can only flash Splashes and OS images.
(To all hackers out there... don’t enable it! else you will BRICK your device)
Worst case is that you destroy your OS partition, in that case you must flash a ship ROM using the original SPL (Vol down on boot run ruu from PC )
We did our best to make it save, else we would not release it for public testing, but anyway, all on your own risk!

How to use it:
  • Download the SSPL_RUU.exe and put it into an empty folder
  • Add the RUU_signed.nbh that you want to flash to your device into the same folder
  • Connect the device to the PC, device must be running WM, not show the 3 color screen
  • Run SSPL_RUU.exe
Done, flashing should start!
*** Watch me doing it ***
... btw, my device is still working after using it over 100 times

  • If you don’t see USB at the bottom of the device screen and the ruu showed a connection error, disconnect the device and connect it again... USB should be there now.
    Then just run the SSPL_RUU.exe again, flashing will start now
  • If the flashing breaks before 100%, stay cool! ... Reset the device and go to Boot loader, then flash a ship rom to the device (Must be the right rom, with the right CID)
    Don’t forget to report that it happened... after you flashed the original ROM back, you can try again.
  • It is possible, that sometimes the screen stays black for 15sec or more before the SSPL 3 color screen shows, if it takes too long, do reset and try again and please report that!!!!
  • "Your OS ROM isn't customized for your hardware. Please reflash the proper ROM code or contact the service center", !!! Problem NOT related to this SSPL !!! ... this means that you flashed a region protected rom... flash back to a ship ROM for your device and stick to ROMs with your region ID... or patch them (You might have to remove the battery after flashing back, else it might not boot up)

Thanks for testing!
cotulla and bepe

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26th December 2009, 11:59 PM |#2  
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well done bro

Stuck thread !

27th December 2009, 12:05 AM |#3  
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Amazing job bepe!
And very nice to see you here!
27th December 2009, 12:07 AM |#4  
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Hi Bepe

thanks, it works.

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27th December 2009, 12:08 AM |#5  
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nice bepe, thx

works flawless
27th December 2009, 12:13 AM |#6  
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Thank you mate, which custom rom are you using? I cannot find any ROM to download. Thanks..
27th December 2009, 12:13 AM |#7  
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Does this tool make goldcards "obsolete"? I know this tool doesnt flash radio but other than that? Is it possible to flash, say the 1.61, by simply drag'n drop the 1.61 firmware in the folder?
27th December 2009, 12:17 AM |#8  
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Bepe, it works fine for me..

If you get things go wrong with this, it's down to user error..
27th December 2009, 12:18 AM |#9  
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yep Bepe, when i got the Beta on Christmas Eve it flashed 1st time.....

well done guy's,

27th December 2009, 12:19 AM |#10  
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Where are you able to find cooked OS's for the HD2? I can't seems to find any... Only "soon to be released" ones...
27th December 2009, 12:21 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by pspbirte

Does this tool make goldcards "obsolete"? I know this tool doesnt flash radio but other than that? Is it possible to flash, say the 1.61, by simply drag'n drop the 1.61 firmware in the folder?

yes, it is possible to flash signed full roms too... it will just skip the SPL and Radio part and continue with flashing the other parts

this is public testing... so make sure you have an original rom with the right CID for the worst case

For rom cooks thats very important ... when cooking roms it's possible that the OS does not boot up or that USB does not work...
... SSPL needs a working OS to do it's job, so you need a way to flash your device without this SSPL
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