Here's my simple how to with prepared image.
These step already done, no need to do this on linux box:
Write image on sdcard min 2Gb.
Put the card in tab and boot it.
When you see " Cold-boot Linux..." connect usb cable to pc and start a shell, presume windows command prompt, adb drivers installed too...
[email protected]:/ $
[+] This may take a few minutes.
sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
sh: cp: not found
export PATH=$PATH:/system/xbin/busyboxbinSTOP here if your OTA is diferent, i mean - no 3g - wifi only, and country code is not listed below! Read OTA WARNING bellow!!!Code:
If your device is 3g and OTA is like mine, then proceed with next step. OTA for specific device see on stifilz post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=26882762&postcount=3
on: [email protected]:/ # type the following lines one by one followed by enter key
You can copy lines from here and paste it on command prompt window... When dd is done you can type reboot, or simply close command window, remove the card and start the tab. After SONY logo will see a triangle with an exclamation mark, tab will reboot and another one triangle with an exclamation mark, after that will boot to the os...Code:
/system/xbin/busyboxbin/dd if=/system/jb411r2/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3 [COLOR="Red"][U]press ENTER, and wait, to see when it's done[/U][/COLOR] /system/xbin/busyboxbin/dd if=/system/jb411r2/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p4 [COLOR="Red"][U]press ENTER, and wait... when done, proceed[/U][/COLOR] /system/xbin/busyboxbin/dd if=/system/jb411r2/hidden.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 [COLOR="Red"][U]press ENTER, and wait[/U][/COLOR]
OTA WARNING and how to desklinvr your specific device firmware!
Sorry for the delay, thanks again to jappaj, please follow these simple steps to desklunvr your firm, and don't do cross flash 3g<->wifi<->3g versions.
Here's the link to image jb411r2sdcard.img with motochopper, system.img and hidden.img from signed-txs03_350-ota-130705005_desklunvr.zip - image for 3g model - county codes: AT BE BG CH CZ DK FI GR HU IE KZ NL NO PL PT RO RU SE SI SK TR UA, for other images, you need to desklunvr your preferable and put system and hidden via adb put...
Worked like a charm after I used the right SD card.
Thanks to all who put so much effort into the analysis of this wonderful SD Card.
Only thing left to to is restoring all the apps that were installed befor the silly thing decided to play dumb
It was a Transcend Micro SDHC - at least that's what it says on the label.
I was using a Kingston MicroSD adapter.
The SD Card I used now is a 8GB PNY SDHC card.
Btw. using instructions from this thread vendor partition is not restored properly. You could do it manually via shell or via .bat... @condi, you have been quite productive with .bat files, perhaps you could prepare us .bat file which expectes device to be booted from recovery SD-card and then a) flashes system.img to both system partitions b) flashes hiddeh.img c) set's up vendor.
I could do bat like that but I have so little time...
adb push system.img /tmp
/system/xbin/busyboxbin/dd if=/tmp/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p3
/system/xbin/busyboxbin/dd if=/tmp/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p4