• Introducing XDA Computing: Discussion zones for Hardware, Software, and more!    Check it out!

[SSPL] HowTo flash cooked ROM without HSPL

Search This thread

bepe

Retired Recognized Developer
Dec 18, 2005
1,115
64
Munich
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 :D)
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 *** :D
... btw, my device is still working after using it over 100 times :)




Troubleshooting:
  • 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 :D (You might have to remove the battery after flashing back, else it might not boot up)
Link:
Link: View attachment SSPL_RUU.zip


Thanks for testing!
cotulla and bepe

Attachment is being investigated for possible un-witting virus content.
EDIT: Our conclusion is that although Kaspersky throws up an alert, this is likely to be a false positive result. But use your own scanners as always with any download.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

D.O.C

Inactive Recognized Developer / Retired Senior Mod
Jun 24, 2006
3,141
4,002
42
Thank you mate, which custom rom are you using? I cannot find any ROM to download. Thanks..
 

pspbirte

Senior Member
Dec 12, 2009
126
1
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?
 

bepe

Retired Recognized Developer
Dec 18, 2005
1,115
64
Munich
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
 

miri

Retired Recognized Developer
Apr 29, 2007
4,154
15
Tirana
Bepe, first thanks for your efforts. I just made a ROM and tried to flash but I got "Invalid Vendor ID" when tried to flash @ 1%.

Should the custom created ROM have anything special?
 

anja31

Senior Member
May 7, 2007
215
3
Thanks bepe and Cotulla,

it works perfect with my self cooked rom.

Tried with a now german 1.61 base - everything is fine. :)

Nice late christmas present

kindly regards
Anja31
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 2
    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 :D)
    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 *** :D
    ... btw, my device is still working after using it over 100 times :)




    Troubleshooting:
    • 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 :D (You might have to remove the battery after flashing back, else it might not boot up)
    Link:
    Link: View attachment SSPL_RUU.zip


    Thanks for testing!
    cotulla and bepe

    Attachment is being investigated for possible un-witting virus content.
    EDIT: Our conclusion is that although Kaspersky throws up an alert, this is likely to be a false positive result. But use your own scanners as always with any download.