Unlock Boot Loader photon 4G

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r_grsh

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Hello All ,

Need to install cyanogenmod 10 , but my boot loader is locked .

Can someone please upload files :confused: as all most all links are broken.:(

Or if you could send files through Email.

[email protected]

im still running on Android 2.3.4..
 

Reiki21

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Hello All ,

Need to install cyanogenmod 10 , but my boot loader is locked .

Can someone please upload files :confused: as all most all links are broken.:(

Or if you could send files through Email.

[email protected]

im still running on Android 2.3.4..

I had nothing to do so I searched for the files, specially the photon_pudding.rar . Most of the links were dead but fortunately I found one that still alive. The site is the following: http://forum.motofan.ru/?showtopic=1731307
I attached some of the files to this post.
 

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r_grsh

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Thank you Reiki21

Thanks a lot.

I was about to loose hope on this.


Can you please guide me on how to unlock bootloader.

Do i keep them in ZIP format or will have to use RAR format.
 

r_grsh

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Trying to install cyanogenmod 10

This is the error message i get::

verifying update package
e:failed to verify whole-file signature
e:signature verification failed
Installation aborted
 

r_grsh

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not sure whats wrong

When i reboot it say unlocked at the top but when i try to access android recovery to install cyogenmod 10 i just get a ! in a triangle and android symbol.I try pressing both volume up n down button together i just get the following screen(attached)

which has following options
reboot system now
apply update from sd card
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition

On trying :: apply update from sd card
This is the error message i get::

verifying update package
e:failed to verify whole-file signature
e:signature verification failed
Installation aborted
 

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Reiki21

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When i reboot it say unlocked at the top but when i try to access android recovery to install cyogenmod 10 i just get a ! in a triangle and android symbol.I try pressing both volume up n down button together i just get the following screen(attached)

which has following options
reboot system now
apply update from sd card
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cache partition

On trying :: apply update from sd card
This is the error message i get::

verifying update package
e:failed to verify whole-file signature
e:signature verification failed
Installation aborted

Did you flash cwm recovery? If not then you can download it from here: http://download2.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-sunfire.img
To flash it go into fastboot mode and use the following comand:
moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-sunfire.img
 

r_grsh

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unlock failed

I tried to unlock again , this time it ran for 98% and failed , but still when i boot it shows unlocked
 

Reiki21

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I wouldn't use RSD after unlocking my phone, if the process of RSD flashing is interrupted (The usb cable got disconected, a black out, etc) the phone would most likely hard brick. You said it flashed until 98%, can you still access the menu by pressing power and vol -?
 

r_grsh

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yes

yes can access menu can you still access the menu by pressing power and vol


moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-sunfire.img this img doesnot run in demon tool

Can you msg ur num to [email protected] , ill msg u on watsup all pics step by step
 

Reiki21

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yes can access menu can you still access the menu by pressing power and vol


moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-sunfire.img this img doesnot run in demon tool

Can you msg ur num to [email protected] , ill msg u on watsup all pics step by step

Sadly I don't have whatsup, anyways I think you just need to flash the custom recovery to be able to flash cm10. If you downloaded moto-fastboot from my attachments, unzip it on the root of you hard disk (C:\). After that copy the recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-sunfire.img inside moto-fastboot-win32 folder (C:\moto-fastboot-win32) See the attachment :p
Put your phone into fastboot mode by pressing the power button and vol -, when you see fastboot below the word unlocked press vol +
Open CMD and type:
cd \moto-fastboot-win32
moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.8-sunfire.img
moto-fastboot reboot

After that you should have a new recovery menu.
 

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r_grsh

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done

On doing this i got the following message::

flashing partition recovery
flashing mbr to device
flashing stormgr partition : sos

what would be the next step
 

Reiki21

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After that reboot your phone using moto-fastboot reboot. Now enter the recovery menu and try to flash your rom.
 

r_grsh

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unable to restart

On doing this i got the following message::

flashing partition recovery
flashing mbr to device
flashing stormgr partition : sos

what would be the next step

now the only way to restart is by removing battery .as nothing happens on power button nor volume keys

after that trying to install cyo10 says error in \sdcard\cm-....
(status 0)
 

r_grsh

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CM 10

Can you please upload any working CM 10 \ 9 .
Might be the rom im trying to install is corrupt
 

Reiki21

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Which CM10 version are you trying to install? Can you provide me the link to the thread?
 

Reiki21

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I see what's wrong :p that CM10 rom is for another phone, the Photon Q. This phone is the Photon 4G (MB855) which I know would confuse anyone >.< You just need to find the right CM10 for your phone and install it. I'll try to find some links and provide them to you if you can't find any.

---------- Post added at 11:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:24 AM ----------

These are some JB roms I found by Th3Bill on https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=1911

cm-10.1-20130212-UNOFFICIAL-sunfire_fixed.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390288116658474446

cm_10_20121127_UNOFFICIAL_sunfire.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390225151984926850

BeanStalk-1.168-sunfire.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390362690511176432

sunfire_PAC_jb_alpha_v18.0.0.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390225151984926883

pa_sunfire_2.99_22NOV2012_094228.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390225151984927016

MIUIAndroid_Sunfire_3.2.8.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390288116658473841

MIUI.us.Sunfire_3.5.31_Eng_Deo_ZipA_Signed.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=22979706399754725

Liquid_JB_v2.0_RC9_sunfireB.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390225151984927186

kingkang_sunfire_ota_20121206B.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390225151984927184

Gapps contain the playstore and you should install it after the rom is installed
th3bill_gapps_jb_4.2.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=9390248398092765283

Note that these are roms ranging from 2012 to 2013, unfortunately Th3Bill had to leave development and there seem to be no new roms.
 

r_grsh

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Failed again

cm-10.1-20130212-UNOFFICIAL-sunfire_fixed.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid...88116658474446

cm_10_20121127_UNOFFICIAL_sunfire.zip
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid...25151984926850

downloaded both
Followed video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwmjnqDEO-I

option for rom
tweaked and standard
tried both

emmc or ext sd as primary sd
Selected EMMC

after instaling
Installer finished
while rebooting

e: error in sdcard\.....
(Status 0)
Installation aborted

After which installed gapps which completes , on rebooting i just get the logo screen with unlocked on top left and sits there for eternity
 

Reiki21

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Try to follow these steps in recovery
Wipe Data / Cache
Install CM10
Reboot and wait until the device starts cm10, this may take some minutes

If CM10 starts successfully, then reboot to recovery and install gapps, after that reboot the device
If this did not work and you still in the motorola logo, then we are missing something :confused:
 

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