Creating a backup image of the Mid9742
This first process does NOT work...leaving on here to document what has been ruled out.
Let me preface this with this statement:
I do NOT yet have my Mid9742...waiting on USPS from Texas. When it arrives (expected to be early next week), I will be creating an image to share with everyone. That being said, if someone else can give these instructions a go and see if it works, and share before I get to it...all the better.
I'm basing this on my experience (and the experience of others) on other A10 architectured devices. To my knowledge no one has ran this on the MidXX42 series yet...so this process may not work. If it doesn't let me know and I'll come up with another...and another...until will hash this thing out.
The process is dependent upon ABD shell, and busybox.
Open ABD shell and enter the following a line at a time.
cat /dev/block/nanda > /sdcard/dump/bootloader.img
cat /dev/block/nandc > /sdcard/dump/boot.img
cat /dev/block/nandg > /sdcard/dump/recovery.img
busybox mount -o remount,ro /system
busybox tar cv * | gzip -c > /sdcard/dump/system.tgz
abd pull /sdcard/dump
Once that's done, upload the .img files and the system.tgz you just created.
I know these are somewhat technical and might look a bit daunting. I'd like for someone who is familiar with a shell command prompt to try this first. Like I said, I intend to hash it out once mine arrives next week, but I figured I'd put this out there for anyone that is comfortable enough to give it a go. Report back with any issues.