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

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I will be stopping official Safestrap support on 9/1/2014.

I am seeing if I can get some other devs trained up on how to build Safestrap, but as always there are no guarantees (especially where OTAs and future Android versions are concerned).

Thank you for all your encouragement and support.

For more information:
https://plus.google.com/111109372727398356624/posts/AtoJ3xLj35b

For the Kindle HDXs, I know this has been a short-lived project. And I apologize for that. :/
 
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jimyv

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umm

so this question might've been answered but once i have a backup of stock amazon OS, can i remove the stock rom all together to make more space?
No. Well you can do what you like but it would be a misuse of safestrap it is intended to leave your stock OS alone to leave you save to modify on a slot OS leaving you basically safe to screw that slot all you like and not need fast boot capabilities or unlock boot loader to always have an operating OS on your device that is able to boot aside from user error . I don't know how well it will work for you but I no on my OG razr I would do a basic factorty wipe " just app data partitions "not full wipe or stock recovery wipe " wipes whole device not just the application data partition " to save space then I would build slot 1 and use up all available space when , creating the slot and then only use slot one . And I make sure that I install the safestrap application in the slot. Flashing on your stock slot is not recommended although I have done this on one of my HDX .. I actually built the OS on a slot tuned it the way I like to make sure everything work properly no reboots no boot loops etc. then I would do a backup of this and then restore it to the stock OS position boot it up then and install safestrap recorvery. Which for this device unlike the razor is very very dangerous because if you have a software glitch or something goes wrong and you do not have safestrap installed anymore you are basically screwed at this point with no fast food etc. so if you do choose to restore to your stock position I advise to at the very least keep the safestrap recovery installed and just delete any extra slot positions you have .. It will still occupy quite a bit of space but, safety or bricked device? What you are asking screams brick brick brick brick look around in the general section and the troubleshooting section and you will see is that exactly what several people have done.. And now they have bricks and they are crybaby because they didn't read this forum to be aware of how breakable and unrecoverable this device is. At least at the moment . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6fPF5UZsWw
 
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nickytun

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I'm using stock rom. But i'm install many apps so it's become lagging. Now i want clean the stock rom like the first. So can I wipe it in recovery? (just wipe and continue using stock, not install custom rom) which one does I choose? (wipe data, cache, system or three of them). And when I wiped, does it lose recovery because I think I wiped stock rom maybe losing the recovery. Thanks a lot.

I downloaded this zip 2 time and it's just the same MD5. Not same with your MD5. Pls check again.

THOR ONLY (HDX 7") 13.3.1.0: Download from goo.im
md5sum: 24fee10d8c6b0dbf583465baa938e842

My MD5: 476fbdea585e6c2c50ab72445591f9c2
 
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cdub50

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I have 64 gig version is there any way to adjust data so I can have more than 16 gigs. 32 gigs would be awesome.

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No. Well you can do what you like but it would be a misuse of safestrap it is intended to leave your stock OS alone to leave you save to modify on a slot OS leaving you basically safe to screw that slot all you like and not need fast boot capabilities or unlock boot loader to always have an operating OS on your device that is able to boot aside from user error . I

Just to really understand it : once one made a backup of stock cant one always play that back to stock slot (or any other slot) ? as ppl have been doing in the boards?
or is it possible to mess up safestrap so u can't get into it anymore?

where is the backup stored is that separate of stock slot and any other slots?

thanks ahead for any enlightening infos ;)
 

jimyv

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nope

Nope everything is about the same but if something goes wrong flashing you cannot fix because you do not have fastboot ... Things can happen Not have safe strap anymore then you are bent..... Device when **** happens it can't be fixed..... At least when I posted this.
 

andPS2

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so lets say i am running from rom slot1 and safestrap isnt working anymore how can i then even switch back to
stock rom slot? by factory reset?
just interested ... :)
 

zswielder

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I just installed safestrap to my new HDX 7 64g LTE, but it didn't work. It installed fine, but when I tried to reboot into recovery, it just gave me a blank screen (which was a bit scary lol). After I force shutdown my device, I was able to boot back into Kindle. I then removed safestrap. Does this not work on the LTE version?
 

purple lady

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I just installed safestrap to my new HDX 7 64g LTE, but it didn't work. It installed fine, but when I tried to reboot into recovery, it just gave me a blank screen (which was a bit scary lol). After I force shutdown my device, I was able to boot back into Kindle. I then removed safestrap. Does this not work on the LTE version?

It worked on my HDX 7 64g LTE.
 

Koetermann

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Hi,

in Rom Slot 1 I can't restore any backup that is made by safestrap. Whenever I try to restore I got a red message "failed".
Read here that a few months ago some users had similar issues, but without a solution.

Any ideas?

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zswielder

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It worked on my HDX 7 64g LTE.

I tried again, but it didn't work. My software version is 13.3.2.1, so I downloaded Safestrap-Thor-3.72.apk. It installs fine, but when I try to boot into recovery, I only get a black screen. I have to hold down the power button to shut down the device and turn it back on. When I reboot it, I see a momentary noise screen of some sort before it boot into Kindle. I then uninstalled it. Anyone has any advice?
 

purple lady

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I tried again, but it didn't work. My software version is 13.3.2.1, so I downloaded Safestrap-Thor-3.72.apk. It installs fine, but when I try to boot into recovery, I only get a black screen. I have to hold down the power button to shut down the device and turn it back on. When I reboot it, I see a momentary noise screen of some sort before it boot into Kindle. I then uninstalled it. Anyone has any advice?

I updated to 13.3.2.4 first and then installed 3.75. I followed this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/kin...tut-kindle-rooted-otaed-safestrapped-t2954893
 

zswielder

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I updated to 13.3.2.4 first and then installed 3.75. I followed this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/kin...tut-kindle-rooted-otaed-safestrapped-t2954893

Did you download and use the update 3.2.4 from that thread? Or, did you use your device's OTA somehow? I just want to make sure because I don't know if the firmware in that thread is for LTE version. I don't know if it's safe for me to install that particular firmware. By the way, thank you for continuing to provide me info.
 

purple lady

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Did you download and use the update 3.2.4 from that thread? Or, did you use your device's OTA somehow? I just want to make sure because I don't know if the firmware in that thread is for LTE version. I don't know if it's safe for me to install that particular firmware. By the way, thank you for continuing to provide me info.

I used the update from that thread. I haven't tried the LTE though. I use my Nexus 7 for that and the Kindle is a backup. I couldn't pass up $159 for 64 GB and LTE.
 

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    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.


    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.x.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 7" (THOR)
    [13.3.2.1 and earlier] LATEST FILE: Safestrap-Thor-3.72.apk
    [13.3.2.3.2 and later] LATEST FILE: Safestrap-Thor-3.75-os3.2.4-B02.apk
    Mirror 1: Crackflasher Download
    Mirror 2: Goo.im Download

    Here's an amazon-os .zip that can be used on rom-slots for re-flashing the OS -- MUST MATCH STOCK ROM:

    THOR ONLY (HDX 7") 13.3.1.0: Download from goo.im
    md5sum: 24fee10d8c6b0dbf583465baa938e842

    It's the straight Amazon OS:
    • not DeOdexed
    • will not stop OTAs
    • is not rooted
    • the only changes I made, were to strip out the boot.img or modem.img flashing stuff.

    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.x, Safestrap Recovery is now based on TWRP. 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-B02]Bugfix rom-slot booting
    • [v3.75-B01]TWRP 2.7.1.0 update + display fix for 13.3.2.3.2/13.3.2.4
    • [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)
    • [v3.70-B01]Seems like I have a solid fix for the "snow" effect when getting into Safestrap sometimes
    • [v3.70-B01]System partition now matches stock EXACTLY. You can't even change it in the settings due to the way I'm creating it during rom-slot creation. It's not a bug, that's on purpose. That being said, there should be plenty of room in that space to do what we want.
    • [v3.70-B01]Battery % now being displayed correctly in recovery
    • [v3.70-B01]Updated to latest Safestrap sources
    • [v3.65-B01]Initial release for Thor (Kindle HDX 7")
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    I just saw the posts regarding the new update woes.

    I may need a day or 2 to debug the update... I'm always nervous when patching Amazon's stuff.

    I also need to d/l the new sources as well.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
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    Safestrap update for those on 13.3.2.3.2/13.3.2.4 ONLY

    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

    CHANGELOG:
    • [v3.75]TWRP 2.7.1.0 update + display fix for 13.3.2.3.2/13.3.2.4

    DOWNLOADS:
    CONFIRM YOUR STOCK OS VERSION BELOW AND THAT YOU ARE USING THE KINDLE FIRE HDX 7" (THOR)
    [13.3.2.3.2 and later] LATEST FILE: Safestrap-Thor-3.75-os3.2.4-B01.apk
    Mirror 1: Crackflasher Download
    Mirror 2: Goo.im Download (May not be showing up here yet)

    Enjoy
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    Updated the OP for a new v3.70 build for the Kindle Fire HDX 7" (ONLY!)

    DOWNLOADS:
    CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE USING THE KINDLE FIRE HDX 7" (THOR) DEVICE (8.9" NOT SUPPORTED ATM)
    LATEST FILE: Safestrap-Thor-3.70-B01.apk
    Mirror 1 (Goo.im) http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/thor/safestrap

    [ NOTE: RECREATE ALL ROM-SLOTS FOR v3.70, SIZE INCREASED / PROCESS CHANGED ]


    CHANGELOG:
    • [v3.70-B01]Seems like I have a solid fix for the "snow" effect when getting into Safestrap sometimes
    • [v3.70-B01]System partition now matches stock EXACTLY. You can't even change it in the settings due to the way I'm creating it during rom-slot creation. It's not a bug, that's on purpose. That being said, there should be plenty of room in that space to do what we want.
    • [v3.70-B01]Battery % now being displayed correctly in recovery
    • [v3.70-B01]Updated to latest Safestrap sources


    Here's an amazon-os-13.3.1.0 .zip that can be used on rom-slots for re-flashing the OS:
    Download from goo.im
    md5sum: 24fee10d8c6b0dbf583465baa938e842

    It's the straight Amazon OS:
    • not DeOdexed
    • will not stop OTAs
    • is not rooted
    • the only changes I made, were to strip out the boot.img or modem.img flashing stuff.

    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

    I'm guessing devs can grab that .zip and modify it till their hearts content.