[Tool] Nvflash unbricking released!

rayman

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Hi,

As most of you probably already know by now, I have released a fully functional nvflash for Transformer yesterday :D
More information is available at http://androidroot.mobi/2011/06/13/nvflash-on-asus-transformer/

UPDATE 15-06-2011:Bumble-Bee (Apache14) is just as much to thank for this as me! Both of us (from AndroidRoot.Mobi) have worked hard on making this happen! Thanks to Roach for providing the nvflash-ready Prime 1.4 ROM!

UPDATE: The Prime 1.4 linked is European (WW) build! Roach will release 1.5 soon probably and there'll be both WW and US available. I'm planning to write a quick guide on how to root when running stock 3.1 already (it's pretty easy!)! E.g. to stay on full stock and *just* have root :)


Windows nvflash
Linux nvflash

Quick guide to unbricking:

  1. Connect cable to computer and turn device on while holding down Volume Up. Screen will stay off, but USB will come on.
  2. (Windows only) Find “APX” device in Device manager and update driver, then point it at usbpcdriver directory from the zip
  3. Run download.sh (linux) or download.bat (windows)
  4. ???
  5. Profit
 
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k_myk

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Hi,

As most of you probably already know by now, I have released a fully functional nvflash for Transformer yesterday :D
More information is available at http://androidroot.mobi/2011/06/13/nvflash-on-asus-transformer/

Windows nvflash
Linux nvflash

Quick guide to unbricking:

  1. Connect cable to computer and turn device on while holding down Volume Up. Screen will stay off, but USB will come on.
  2. (Windows only) Find “APX” device in Device manager and update driver, then point it at usbpcdriver directory from the zip
  3. Run download.sh (linux) or download.bat (windows)
  4. ???
  5. Profit

WOW, It's "just like that"? Really that's all what you have to do to unbrick a device? I guess times when flashing roms was dangerous have passed:)

Great job:)
 

atlaswingpasaway

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unbrick tool came before root tool. lol
but it's a very useful program for all of us.
thanks for this!

i have a question though, my Samsung Vibrant was HARDWARE LOCKED, which makes button combinations to enter recovery/download modes impossible.
Is there any possibility that my TF has a hardware lock too which will prevent me from accessing the USB when it gets bricked?

i have experience in rooting and/or jailbreaking but i havent rooted my TF yet, coz the only way to root right now is kind of "not layman friendly". and i hate the terms BLOBS. lol

thank you.
 

combat goofwing

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So I'm rooted running prime 1.4 could some one explain in laymans terms what difference this makes to me and what if anything I need to do to benefit to my TF

DESIRE HD using leedroid. ASUS TRANSFORMER using prime
 

seshmaru

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unbrick tool came before root tool. lol
but it's a very useful program for all of us.
thanks for this!

i have a question though, my Samsung Vibrant was HARDWARE LOCKED, which makes button combinations to enter recovery/download modes impossible.
Is there any possibility that my TF has a hardware lock too which will prevent me from accessing the USB when it gets bricked?

i have experience in rooting and/or jailbreaking but i havent rooted my TF yet, coz the only way to root right now is kind of "not layman friendly". and i hate the terms BLOBS. lol

thank you.
Either you didn't read the post or you might be dyslexic. If you unbrick your device you're pushing a custom ROM which means you automatically get root.
 
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david279

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So I'm rooted running prime 1.4 could some one explain in laymans terms what difference this makes to me and what if anything I need to do to benefit to my TF

DESIRE HD using leedroid. ASUS TRANSFORMER using prime
You don't need this your already rooted. This is a easy way to root and it can also revive bricks, custom flash different partitions and who knows what other functions can be done with nvflash.

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atlaswingpasaway

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Either you didn't read the post or you might be dyslexic. If you unbrick your device you're pushing a custom ROM which means you automatically get root.

it might be both! lol sorry my bad.

im new to tablet/honeycomb rooting so i dont know much about this.
so... im on stock 3.1 right now (i guess the build number wont matter anymore?)
and no root. should i just follow the OP instructions or what?
 
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armstrom

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Cannot mount SD card in clockwork mod?

EDIT: Nevermind. I tried a different microsd card and it worked fine. False alarm... Move along... nothing to see here :)

I used the NVFlash utility to flash Prime 1.4 without a hitch but now that I'm trying to deploy the overclock kernel clockwork mod is not playing nice. I get an error E: Can't mount /sdcard when trying to choose a zip file. My understanding is that /sdcard is not the microsd anyway. How do I resolve this? I already tried reformatting the microsd card on my pc but that didn't solve the issue.

Thanks!
-Matt
 
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david279

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Also check the CWM installed. If it's the old one it erases your sd card and internal card on data wipes. You don't want that.

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jhanford

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I thought /Removable/sdcard/ was the sdcard.

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It's /Removable/MicroSD

But I think the key thing here is that /sdcard is whatever the booting process mounts as /sdcard. This is why CWM has no problem listing the zip files for ROMs, etc. as being from the sdcard. It has accessed it through the actual block device which doesn't change. The whole internal sdcard that we see is some trickery that allows us to have access to all the space on our internal memory, but CWM doesn't know or care about that.

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