[APOLLO/RECOVERY LOCKED] Safestrap Recovery v3.72/v3.75 [B02 2014-07-03]

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I'm on 4.5.2 rooted. When I try to install safestrap the progress bar completes, there is no error message, but it isn't installed. Any ideas?
 
Sep 13, 2010
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I'm on 4.5.2 rooted. When I try to install safestrap the progress bar completes, there is no error message, but it isn't installed. Any ideas?

Figured out why. My /system has zero free space. Realized this when I went to install gapps. I removed unneeded printer plugins and it worked fine. Not sure why I had zero free space and some people never had any issues.

---------- Post added at 08:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:53 PM ----------

However, jeryll is correct. Installed, but nonfunctional.
 

Doward

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Maybe I missed it somewhere in here, but how do I go about removing SafeStrap v3.7.2 from my 14.3.1.0 firmware?

Wow. I"m a moron. For anyone else wondering, open the SafeStrap APK and hit 'Uninstall Recovery'

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.........................
 
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End of the Road Nears

For awareness both mirrors have been down for weeks (one permanently) with several recent requests for the 3.75 apk in other threads going unanswered. The OP clearly indicates support would be withdrawn Sept 1st, 2014. It appears that end is drawing nearer and serves as a clear warning to those still on safestrap: keep a backup of your apk!

For those considering a rollback to 3.2.8 for the purpose of running Nexus 1.0.x you may want to hold up until the Safestrap 3.75 apk is reposted (which may or may not happen).
 

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For awareness both mirrors have been down for weeks (one permanently) with several recent requests for the 3.75 apk in other threads going unanswered. The OP clearly indicates support would be withdrawn Sept 1st, 2014. It appears that end is drawing nearer and serves as a clear warning to those still on safestrap: keep a backup of your apk!

For those considering a rollback to 3.2.8 for the purpose of running Nexus 1.0.x you may want to hold up until the Safestrap 3.75 apk is reposted (which may or may not happen).

I've reuploaded all the files to MEGA: https://mega.co.nz/#F!BZVi3JzL!sveOygO-qbcmerp3BkgcxA
 

ManuelaArizpe

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I have kindle fire hdx 8.9 3rd gen I have KinRoot rooted
Im trying to download safestrap but the first mirror link sends me to nginx. Message that says server is working correctly but no download
Nexxt mirror send me to a website that my browser says does not exist. Please someone post a working link I went to the safestrap website and the same downlod links were there and same problem is there like a direct download or something...
 

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I have kindle fire hdx 8.9 3rd gen I have KinRoot rooted
Im trying to download safestrap but the first mirror link sends me to nginx. Message that says server is working correctly but no download
Nexxt mirror send me to a website that my browser says does not exist. Please someone post a working link I went to the safestrap website and the same downlod links were there and same problem is there like a direct download or something...
If you used Kingroot, aren't you on Fire OS 4.5.2? Then these Safestrap versions v3.7x arent for you anyway. You must use Safestrap v4 then!
Note that you should use the stock slot with Safestrap v4 to avoid certain issues (e.g. battery drain, performance issues, etc.). Make sure you understand the risks of using the stock slot!
Also create a backup of your stock slot, and move it to your PC before you flash anything.
And always remember: NEVER restore a backup of a secondary slot to the stock slot! Would overwrite Safestrap files and brick the device! (One more reason to NOT create secondary slots).
With Safestrap v4 you can use Nexus or CM11 for Safestrap v4 only! CM12, CM13 & SlimLP require TWRP and an unlocked bootloader, so you can NOT use any of those.
 

DB126

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Oct 15, 2013
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I have kindle fire hdx 8.9 3rd gen I have KinRoot rooted
Im trying to download safestrap but the first mirror link sends me to nginx. Message that says server is working correctly but no download
Nexxt mirror send me to a website that my browser says does not exist. Please someone post a working link I went to the safestrap website and the same downlod links were there and same problem is there like a direct download or something...

If you used Kingroot, aren't you on Fire OS 4.5.2? Then these Safestrap versions v3.7x arent for you anyway. You must use Safestrap v4 then!
Note that you should use the stock slot with Safestrap v4 to avoid certain issues (e.g. battery drain, performance issues, etc.). Make sure you understand the risks of using the stock slot!
Also create a backup of your stock slot, and move it to your PC before you flash anything.
And always remember: NEVER restore a backup of a secondary slot to the stock slot! Would overwrite Safestrap files and brick the device! (One more reason to NOT create secondary slots).
With Safestrap v4 you can use Nexus or CM11 for Safestrap v4 only! CM12, CM13 & SlimLP require TWRP and an unlocked bootloader, so you can NOT use any of those.

Crosspost here
 

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    SAFESTRAP FOR THE KINDLE FIRE HDX 8.9" (APOLLO)

    ATTENTION: I will be stopping official Safestrap support on 9/1/2014. For more information please see:
    https://plus.google.com/111109372727398356624/posts/AtoJ3xLj35b


    *** DISCLAIMER ***
    I work on projects that may brick your device. Don't sue me, hate me or try and kill my dog if that happens. I will feel bad the community will feel bad and hopefully we'll find a way to get you going again. But, the very nature of my projects involves a certain amount of risk taken by YOU. And by using the projects that I work on, you've accepted that fact.

    THANKS TO MY TESTERS:
    Scepterr (Who I bricked during testing and had to replace his device)
    Gamma-X
    GSLEON

    PLEASE PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WITH SAFESTRAP!!
    MAKE A BACKUP OF STOCK RIGHT AFTER YOU GET SAFESTRAP INSTALLED SO THAT YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF DISASTER RECOVERY.
    THEN YOU CAN RESTORE IT TO A ROM-SLOT (AFTER YOU MAKE ONE).
    ONLY MODIFY ROM-SLOT FILES. LEAVE YOUR STOCK ROM ALONE!!



    WARNING: THERE IS AN UNKNOWN ISSUE WHERE IF YOU HAVE ENCRYPTION ENABLED AND INSTALL SS IT BOOTLOOPS. IF YOU FIT THIS DESCRIPTION PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM SAFESTRAP FOR NOW.


    UNKNOWN ISSUE: If you try and start Wifi and the device crashes/reboots, try turning on bluetooth prior to enabling wifi and see if that works.


    CURRENT PROJECT STATUS:
    BETA-STABLE


    WHAT IS SAFESTRAP?

    Safestrap is a Bootstrap / Recovery for locked bootloader phones. The goal is to avoid touching your primary system (I'll call this "stock" system) and only flash or make large changes to another place on your phone that Safestrap treats as a "2nd system" (in this case, it's a series of virtual ROM slots located on the internal emmc area: "/sdcard"). Once installed, you will see a "Splashscreen" giving you the option to hit "menu" to enter recovery. The recovery portion of Safestrap is now based on TWRP 2.7.1.x (a touch based recovery) and you can perform .zip installs, backups and restores here. The additional features I've added to TWRP are mostly located under the "Boot Options" menu:
    1. Here you can create virtual ROM-slots for flashing ROMs. These ROM-slots allow for different sizes of /system, /data and /cache partitions. The defaults *SHOULD* be good enough for flashing the stock-based ROMs.

      NOTE: The bigger you make these partition the less room you will have to make other ROM-slots.
    2. You can activate a new ROM-slot by choosing the slot you wish to make active and then selecting the "Activate" button. Once active, you will see the "rom-slot#" up in the top of the screen shown in green. If you make the "stock" ROM active, then you can see it in the top shown in red.
    3. Once a ROM-slot is active, all actions you would normally perform using TWRP are directed to that ROM-slot. For example, "Install" to flash a .zip, backup and restore.
    4. For more information you can read up here:
      http://blog.hash-of-codes.com/how-to-safestrap/

    HOW DO I INSTALL SAFESTRAP?
    1. Requirement: Rooted w/ SuperSU installed
    2. Requirement: Allow APK install from Unknown Sources
    3. Download the Safestrap APK
    4. Find the APK using a Filemanager tool and open it on your device, then click "Install".
    5. (If updating from an existing Safestrap you might be warned that this will over-write the existing installation. Click the "Yes" equivalent to this message.)
    6. Once installed, open up the Safestrap application as you would any other app.
    7. Agree to the disclaimer that you won't try to sue me and hunt me down with a rifle if you manage to break your phone..
    8. Then use the "Install Recovery" button. You should see the current version down in the lower left corner of the window. And the "Status:" should say "Installed" when you're done.
    9. From there you can reboot and you *should* see a new splash screen during the boot up. While this is showing you can enter Safestrap Recovery using the [ menu ] button.
    10. That's it for the installation! Read below for a brief overview of Safestrap Recovery v3.x


    HOW DO I ENTER RECOVERY?

    During each reboot a splashscreen will be displayed showing whether the device is running a rom-slot or on the "Stock ROM".
    Press the button shown on the screen to either enter "RECOVERY" or "CONTINUE" booting.

    HOW DO I UPGRADE SAFESTRAP?
    • Push the APK up to your sdcard.
    • Boot back into the "stock" rom-slot.
    • Go into your old Safestrap app and use the "Uninstall Recovery" button
    • Open an "explorer" of some sort (ESFileExplorer, etc)
    • Browse to where you pushed the APK
    • Click on it and install like normal
    • Once installed, open the APK
    • Grant SU access
    • Use the "Install Recovery" button
    • All set, now you can reboot and re-activate whatever rom-slot you were using

    DOWNLOADS:
    CONFIRM YOUR STOCK OS VERSION BELOW AND THAT YOU ARE USING THE KINDLE FIRE HDX 8.9" (APOLLO)
    [14.3.2.1 and earlier] LATEST FILE: Safestrap-Apollo-3.72.apk
    [14.3.2.3.2 and later] LATEST FILE: Safestrap-Apollo-3.75-os3.2.4-B02.apk
    Mirror 1: Crackflasher Download
    Mirror 2: Goo.im Download


    To root, I recommend flashing SuperSU.zip from here and flash in Safestrap to the active rom-slot after flashing the ROM:
    http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu


    As of version 3.75, Safestrap Recovery is now based on TWRP 2.7.1.x. For more on TWRP you can visit their website: http://www.teamw.in/

    WARNING: Safestrap is heavily modified to be "Safe" for your device. Do not download TWRP from their website and expect it to work the same way. Also TWRP does not support Safestrap, tho some issues that may come up will be TWRP dependant, please try and contact myself or look on the forums for your device for answers before hunting down TWRP people. They won't be able to help w/ Safestrap specific questions.

    For the purposes of direct user testing I've established a channel on freenode.net IRC: #safestrap
    I'm in the channel mostly all the time, but may not be active for discussion.

    Special Thanks To
    DeesTroy & TeamWin for all their hard work making TWRP such a fantastic recovery
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    For those that missed it in the 1st post:

    PLEASE PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WITH SAFESTRAP!!
    MAKE A BACKUP OF STOCK RIGHT AFTER YOU GET SAFESTRAP INSTALLED SO THAT YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF DISASTER RECOVERY.
    THEN YOU CAN RESTORE IT TO A ROM-SLOT (AFTER YOU MAKE ONE).
    ONLY MODIFY ROM-SLOT FILES. LEAVE YOUR STOCK ROM ALONE!!



    KNOWN ISSUES WHEN USING ROM-SLOTS (The ROMs are kept on loop device mounted partitions)
    1. In theory you will lose an extra 3-4 percent battery compared to normal usage from 100% to 0% due to the extra read/write work involved when using ROM-slots.
    2. The /data partition is kept separate from the "/sdcard" contents on SS ROMs. This causes the Storage settings to only show the size of the loopback data partition and then it shows "used" which includes the "sdcard" + /data so this can look odd at times (larger usage than partition size). It doesn't have any adverse affects that I know of.
    3. No custom kernel flashing support at this time. Don't try it. It won't work. All kernels need to be signed by Amazon at the moment.

    CHANGELOG:
    • [v3.75]TWRP 2.7.1.0 update + display fix for 14.3.2.3.2/14.3.2.4
    • [v3.72]TWRP 2.7.0.0 update. *** This includes a bugfix for backup time showing correctly ***
    • [v3.72]Raised /data partition size to 16gb
    • [v3.72]Swapped "Reboot" -> "Download" mode to "Reboot" -> "Bootloader" (places you in fastboot mode)
    • [v3.71-B05]New QCOM recovery graphics patch to fix devices with larger than 2048 width
    • [v3.71-B05]Fixed touchscreen rotation (off by 90 degrees)
    • [v3.71-B05]WIP adb access in recovery (may only work on Linux for now)
    • [v3.71-B05]Initial release for Apollo (Kindle HDX 8.9")
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    For awareness both mirrors have been down for weeks (one permanently) with several recent requests for the 3.75 apk in other threads going unanswered. The OP clearly indicates support would be withdrawn Sept 1st, 2014. It appears that end is drawing nearer and serves as a clear warning to those still on safestrap: keep a backup of your apk!

    For those considering a rollback to 3.2.8 for the purpose of running Nexus 1.0.x you may want to hold up until the Safestrap 3.75 apk is reposted (which may or may not happen).

    I've reuploaded all the files to MEGA: https://mega.co.nz/#F!BZVi3JzL!sveOygO-qbcmerp3BkgcxA
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    New Safestrap v3.72 is up!

    DOWNLOADS:
    CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE USING THE KINDLE FIRE HDX 8.9" (APOLLO)
    LATEST FILE: Safestrap-Apollo-3.72.apk
    Mirror 1: Goo.im Download
    Mirror 2: Crackflasher Download

    CHANGELOG:
    • [v3.72]TWRP 2.7.0.0 update. *** This includes a bugfix for backup time showing correctly ***
    • [v3.72]Raised /data partition size to 16gb
    • [v3.72]Swapped "Reboot" -> "Download" mode to "Reboot" -> "Bootloader" (places you in fastboot mode) *** However, I couldn't get fastboot to recognize. So it might be currently useless. ***

    WHEN UPGRADING SAFESTRAP: DO NOT STAY IN THE STOCK ROM LONGER THAN NECESSARY. AMAZON WILL UPDATE YOUR DEVICE.

    HOW DO I UPGRADE SAFESTRAP?
    • Push the APK up to your sdcard.
    • Boot back into the "stock" rom-slot.
    • Go into your old Safestrap app and use the "Uninstall Recovery" button
    • Open an "explorer" of some sort (ESFileExplorer, etc)
    • Browse to where you pushed the APK
    • Click on it and install like normal
    • Once installed, open the APK
    • Grant SU access
    • Use the "Install Recovery" button
    • All set, now you can reboot and re-activate whatever rom-slot you were using


    NOTE: As a "short-cut" you can install the APK via adb (if for instance you don't want to take the time to load a FileExplorer onto the stock ROM):
    <cd to the directory on your PC where the Safestrap APK is located>
    adb install Safestrap-Apollo-3.72.apk
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    Stock Amazon flash .zip for the HDX 8.9:
    http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/apollo/apollo-amazon-os-14.3.1.0.zip

    Note it is not altered in ANY way. Need to root and stop OTAs if you flash it.

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