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Dell Streak 7/Flashing Guide

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Getting Started

Requirements to use this guide

  • Basic understanding of your OS's command prompt/shell
  • (Windows:) Ability to install drivers
  • Zip utility
    • Winzip
    • Winrar
    • 7-Zip
  • Ability to enter fastboot mode and recovery mode on Streak
  • Fastboot installed and set up properly


Boot modes

Entering recovery mode on device

  1. Turn device off
  2. Hold down Volume Up + Power simultaniously until black menu appears
  3. When white screen appears select: 2. Software upgrade via Update.pkg on SD Card
  4. Finished

Entering fastboot mode on device

  1. Turn device off
  2. Hold down Volume Down + Power simultaneously until white menu appears
  3. Finished

Entering APX mode on device

See also APX mode.
  1. Turn device off
  2. Hold down Volume Up + Volume Down + Power simultaneously until black menu appears
  3. Finished

Factory resetting your devices

Only valid with a stock recovery!
  1. Turn phone off
  2. Hold down Volume Up + Power simultaneously until black menu appears
  3. When white screen appears select: 1. Factory reset (User data only)
  4. Finished

Windows

Setting up fastboot for windows

  1. Download fastboot
  2. Extract the zip
  3. Enter fastboot mode on device
  4. Connect phone to PC with USB cable.
  5. Install approporate driver extracted from fastboot zip
  6. After driver is installed phone should change from Wait for USB FastBoot detect... to FASTBOOT_MODE
  7. Finished

*nix

(Incomplete)

OS X

(Incomplete)

Flashing/Updating

Installing a recovery

  1. Download appropriate recovery to flash from Stock Recoveries or Custom recoveries
  2. Enter fastboot mode on your device
  3. Flash recovery with fastboot: fastboot flash recovery <path to recovery.img>
  4. After flashing is complete: fastboot reboot to reboot
  5. Finished

Installing a stock ROM

Reinstalling a stock ROM will wipe all data!
  1. Download stock rom pkg and recovery to install
  2. Copy pkg to sdcard and rename to update.pkg
  3. Install matching stock recovery
  4. Enter recovery mode
  5. After recovery loads press Power to begin process
  6. Finished

Using nandroid on your device

See also nandroid.
  1. Install a custom recovery
  2. Enter recovery mode on device
  3. Go to advanced
  4. Select nandroid
  5. Select full backup / full restore / selective restore as desired
  6. Finished

Flashing an update.zip with custom recovery

  1. Download update to install and copy to SD card
  2. Install a custom recovery
  3. Enter recovery mode on device
  4. Select 2. Software upgrade via Update.pkg on SD Card
  5. Select apply sdcard:update.zip
  6. Select apply sdcard:update.zip or choose zip from sdcard as needed
  7. Flash update.zip
  8. Finished

Installing a custom rom

  1. Download custom rom to install
  2. Copy zip to SD card
  3. Install downloaded zip as update.zip
  4. Finished

Tweaks

Rooting your device

  1. Download Superuser.zip
  2. Copy Superuser.zip to SD card
  3. Flash superuser.zip as an update.zip
  4. Finished

Notes

Navigating custom recovery menus

  • Use Volume Up + Volume Down to navigate up and down menus
  • Use Power to select items
  • Use Back to return to previous menu