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Dell Venue/Flashing Guide

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Warning

Entering Recovery mode: Never attempt to use the recovery menus of the device that are
available with the ringer slider in the down position, improper use can result in a permanent brick

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 phone

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

Entering fastboot mode on phone

  1. Turn phone off
  2. Move Ringer to Up position
  3. Hold down Power + Volume Down simultaniously until white menu appears
  4. Finished

Entering native engineering mode on phone

  1. Enter fastboot mode on phone
  2. At the white screen enter *#301# on the dial pad
  3. Finished

Factory resetting your phone

  1. Turn phone off
  2. Hold down Volume Up + Volume Down + Power simultaniously until black menu appears
  3. When white screen appears select: 1. Factory Reset
  4. Finished


Windows

Setting up fastboot for windows

  1. Download fastboot
  2. Extract the zip
  3. Enter fastboot mode on phone
  4. Connect phone 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)

OSX

(Incomplete)

Flashing/Updating

Installing a recovery

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

If you are using a custom recovery see Disabling recovery overwrite in stock roms and follow the steps there to prevent the Streak from over writing the recovery. Re-install your custom recovery after following those steps.

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 Camera to begin process
  6. Finished

Updating baseband

  1. Install Matching Stock rom
  2. (Optional: Reinstall custom recovery and restore nandroid)
  3. Finished

Using nandroid on your phone

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

Flashing an update.zip with a custom recovery

  1. Download update to install and copy to SD card
  2. Install a custom recovery
  3. Enter recovery mode on phone
  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 phone

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

Disabling recovery overwrite in stock roms

  1. Root your phone
  2. Delete or rename system/etc/install-recovery.sh with a file explorer or via ADB
  3. Reboot
  4. Finished

Enabling sideloading on At&t roms

Requires a launcher that can create custom activities

ADW Launcher/ADWEx

  1. Create a Custom shortcut
  2. Select Activities
  3. Go to EMList
  4. Select EMList Installer
  5. Run EMList Installer

Launcher Pro

  1. Create a Shortcut
  2. Select Activities
  3. Go to EMList
  4. Select EMList Installer
  5. Run EMList Installer

After running EMList Installer

  1. Go to App Security and Enable it
  2. Exit EMList Installer
  3. Go to Setting -> Applications
  4. Enable Unknown Sources
  5. Reboot

Installing Swype beta

  1. Root your phone
  2. Delete system/app/Swype.apk and system/lib/libSwypeCore.so with a file explorer or via ADB
  3. Reboot
  4. Download latest Swype beta
  5. Sideload with preferred sideload method
  6. Finished

Notes

Navigating custom recovery menus

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