How to finally kill the kill switch?

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Nikownzyu

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My recalled tablet obviously suffered from the kill switch and I even took EVERY precaution to make sure it didn't receive the kill/sy update but yet somehow while I was asleep it got hit. :(

This was a year ago but the replacement tablet they sent me is garbage these days, as it dies really fast, takes forever to charge, and even with the K10 kernel over clocking the GPU and CPU I've seen some users on here with like 30000 antutu benchmark score and my tablet with only 18000.

So I really want my original tablet back and I may have found a way but the method is absolutely out of my skill field.

I know we can't even mount the dead tablet because it's really locked down to where I heard the way it's locked down you need like some special Nvidia code to even access it temporarily as we the public don't have access to.

But when I was just taking apart the metal heat plates on my dead tablet just so I can find the CPU for fun and look at it I noticed that the internal storage card was right there in plain sight. It had a SanDisk label on it.

So for whatever reason I thought it'd be a good idea to just rip it out of the socket and see if I could put it back in to hypothetically test if maybe I could swap the internal storage on my replacement tablet on the dead one.

Of course it wouldn't go back on due to lack of an adhesive but then I got to thinking.

What if because I ripped off the internal storage, could I boot the device from a micro SD card and with some research I found out that this is VERY possible and it's a very popular trick to fix bricked devices.

Research links-
https://forum.xda-developers.com/transformer-tf701/help/dead-mmc-ideas-t2830332

https://www.digi.com/resources/docu.../android/t_faq_boot_from_usd_card_android.htm

http://linux-sunxi.org/Boot_Android_from_SdCard

So maybe someone with a lot more knowledge and skill than me could take a stab at this as I know the kill switch hit this community really hard.

But if I'm just stupid and there would be no possible way to do this then I am sorry for wasting your time.
 

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    My recalled tablet obviously suffered from the kill switch and I even took EVERY precaution to make sure it didn't receive the kill/sy update but yet somehow while I was asleep it got hit. :(

    This was a year ago but the replacement tablet they sent me is garbage these days, as it dies really fast, takes forever to charge, and even with the K10 kernel over clocking the GPU and CPU I've seen some users on here with like 30000 antutu benchmark score and my tablet with only 18000.

    So I really want my original tablet back and I may have found a way but the method is absolutely out of my skill field.

    I know we can't even mount the dead tablet because it's really locked down to where I heard the way it's locked down you need like some special Nvidia code to even access it temporarily as we the public don't have access to.

    But when I was just taking apart the metal heat plates on my dead tablet just so I can find the CPU for fun and look at it I noticed that the internal storage card was right there in plain sight. It had a SanDisk label on it.

    So for whatever reason I thought it'd be a good idea to just rip it out of the socket and see if I could put it back in to hypothetically test if maybe I could swap the internal storage on my replacement tablet on the dead one.

    Of course it wouldn't go back on due to lack of an adhesive but then I got to thinking.

    What if because I ripped off the internal storage, could I boot the device from a micro SD card and with some research I found out that this is VERY possible and it's a very popular trick to fix bricked devices.

    Research links-
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/transformer-tf701/help/dead-mmc-ideas-t2830332

    https://www.digi.com/resources/docu.../android/t_faq_boot_from_usd_card_android.htm

    http://linux-sunxi.org/Boot_Android_from_SdCard

    So maybe someone with a lot more knowledge and skill than me could take a stab at this as I know the kill switch hit this community really hard.

    But if I'm just stupid and there would be no possible way to do this then I am sorry for wasting your time.
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