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trevtdogg

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Mar 10, 2022
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Moto G 2014
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installing this will wipe my device, right?

i'm currently using the stock a11 rom rooted with magisk and it's going great, but - if in the future my phone can't boot for whatever reason, can PBRP then be installed to restore?

or is it too late then, does it need to be installed before a major problem like that happens?
 
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Once I have decryption working, it will become alot more beneficial.
Those benefits are only available without encrypted userdata currently.
(this would indeed involve formatting data and flashing no verity zip to prevent encryption)

The recovery is simply the ramdisk of the boot.img so can still be installed without causing any issue with your current setup, at present its good for getting a backup of your device

However I'd suggest holding out for decryption
and installing Magisk Bootloop Protector module from Fox's Magisk Module Manager
 
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thanks! just installed it. it looked like the same version was listed twice from two different repos, so i went with the one with the higher download count. do i need to adjust any settings, or is it just install and that's it?

Yea that's the one. No settings.. It cleverly detects when you have problems booting and disables all modules.

It has saved me a few times..
 
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xvivo

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Mar 23, 2013
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I think I may have bricked my phone.
I flashed boot.img to slot b
I set slot b as active
I went into recovery mode and loaded PitchBlack
I couldn't find how to copy the zip to internal storage within the PitchBlack environment and I pressed reboot.
Now device seems dead. Only the led lights up when I connect it to the pc.
Anything to do?
 
I think I may have bricked my phone.
I flashed boot.img to slot b
I set slot b as active
I went into recovery mode and loaded PitchBlack
I couldn't find how to copy the zip to internal storage within the PitchBlack environment and I pressed reboot.
Now device seems dead. Only the led lights up when I connect it to the pc.
Anything to do?

Manually load bootloader

I've updated the procedure ... Switching slots is not required anymore as PBRP sits nicely within the boot partition.
 

xvivo

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I was actually a hard brick. Motorola service came through.
 
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xvivo

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Wow... Strange one that ... Not sure why that would even happen?
Thankfully , scrapping all the of the inactive slot advice
Glad Moto came the rescue for you - however you probably could have rescued using blankflash
Screen did not turn on at any key combination, only power led flashed instantly. It was not showing as a device in windows or in fastboot.

An explanation I found possible is that slot b was completely empty when I tried. Most will not reproduce same fault as system updates will fill the slot.
 
good news Decryption of Userdata now works (without a passcode)
It may work with a passcode - but my initial tests I had to remove passcode and then reboot back to bootloader > recovery
 

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paz16kevin

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warning: remember to patch your vbmeta (obtained from your firmware zip)

Code:
fastboot flash vbmeta_a --disable-verification --disable-verity vbmeta.img
hola amigo, tengo una duda, tengo un moto edge 20 lite y quiero instalar PBRP pero no puedo hacerlo, cuando pongo el codigo que compartes para parchear vbmeta me sale el siguiente error:

C:\adb>fastboot flash vbmeta_a --disable-verification --disable-verity vbmeta.img
fastboot: unknown option -- disable-verification

Isn't that the command or why does this problem happen to me?
 
Ahh are you booted
hola amigo, tengo una duda, tengo un moto edge 20 lite y quiero instalar PBRP pero no puedo hacerlo, cuando pongo el codigo que compartes para parchear vbmeta me sale el siguiente error:

C:\adb>fastboot flash vbmeta_a --disable-verification --disable-verity vbmeta.img
fastboot: unknown option -- disable-verification

Isn't that the command or why does this problem happen to me?
Perhaps you have booted into fastbootd

No need to enter fastbootd, the flashing of vbmeta and boot work from the bootloader screen (the page on the pic in OP)

Vbmeta args don't work from fastbootd.
 

puh63

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Sep 21, 2022
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I patched the boot.img - I patched it.
I flashed TWRP.img and installed TWRP from a zip file.
Rebooted from recovery to fastboot.
Command C:\adb>fastboot flash vbmeta_a --disable-verification --disable-verity vbmeta.img
fastboot: unknown option -- disable-verification.
astboot flash vbmeta_a ----do you need an A?
vbmeta stock, from the stock firmware.
Maybe you need a patched vbmeta?????
Where to get or how to patch yourself?
 

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Code:
/*
*Disclaimer
*
* Your warranty is now void.
*
* We're not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
*/

Introduction

Pitch Black Recovery is a fork of TWRP with many improvements to make your experience better. It's more flexible & easy to use.


unlocked bootloader and patched vbmeta required
use the vbmeta from your firmware.zip - reboot to bootloader

Code:
fastboot flash vbmeta --disable-verification --disable-verity vbmeta.img

Installation Instructions

From previous version or other recovery

  • Download the PitchBlack zip to your device
  • Reboot to your current custom recovery
  • Flash the PitchBlack zip
  • Flash magisk (if required)
  • Enjoy
From PC
  • Download Boot.img & PitchBlack Recovery flashable zip from my GitHub
  • Save them to PC and to external SD
  • Download magisk APK and remame to magisk.zip, copy this to external SD too.
  • reboot to bootloader
  • Flash the pbrp boot.img - fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • use vol up / vol down to select recovery mode
  • TAKE A FULL BACKUP OF YOUR DEVICE - NOW :)
  • If you aren't on the same version ( KYOTO_RETAIL_RRKS31.Q3-19-97-15 ) follow next step, else move on to flashing the PBRP zip
  • Install your stock boot.img , do not reboot
  • Flash the PBRP.zip
  • Flash Magisk.zip (if required)
  • Enjoy
  • PBRP sits nicely wiithin your boot image, so no longer need to switch slots
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Changelog

PBRP Side Changelog


v3.2.0
- Bump to 3.2.0
- Based on TWRP 3.6.2-x

Device Side Changelog
Android 11

Bugs
Decryption now works (with passcode removed)
Flashlight / Torch not yet working

Downloads

Any plans to add support to Motorola Edge 20 Fusion (XT2139-2) ?
 
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    installing this will wipe my device, right?

    i'm currently using the stock a11 rom rooted with magisk and it's going great, but - if in the future my phone can't boot for whatever reason, can PBRP then be installed to restore?

    or is it too late then, does it need to be installed before a major problem like that happens?
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    Once I have decryption working, it will become alot more beneficial.
    Those benefits are only available without encrypted userdata currently.
    (this would indeed involve formatting data and flashing no verity zip to prevent encryption)

    The recovery is simply the ramdisk of the boot.img so can still be installed without causing any issue with your current setup, at present its good for getting a backup of your device

    However I'd suggest holding out for decryption
    and installing Magisk Bootloop Protector module from Fox's Magisk Module Manager
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    thanks! just installed it. it looked like the same version was listed twice from two different repos, so i went with the one with the higher download count. do i need to adjust any settings, or is it just install and that's it?

    Yea that's the one. No settings.. It cleverly detects when you have problems booting and disables all modules.

    It has saved me a few times..
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    warning: remember to patch your vbmeta (obtained from your firmware zip)

    Code:
    fastboot flash vbmeta --disable-verification --disable-verity vbmeta.img