Bricked A500


  1. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Sometimes it has to be done though!

    One of the root tools for the Desire HD says that you are best running it in a Linux environment, as it is the "cleanest" environment to run it in - ok... I know this is different, but still... if it gets it sorted... :)
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  2. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Any luck NA?
  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Ain't got around to dling a Linux distribution to run off disk.

    Suggestions?
  4. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    For Linux? Not sure, as I don't use it. My dad uses Fedora (as his computer is a Linux machine), it is ok... I had a copy of Ubuntu to run from CD when I wanted to root my mates DHD... think you should be ok with any.
  5. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Yea, Ubuntu at least sounds familiar. Guess I will give that a shot when I get home
  6. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Let us know how it goes :)
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  7. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

    Fedora is a bit more under the hood the Ubuntu .
    Lots more ADB stylin -
    Ubuntu is more user friendly but bloated.

    Sense vs AOSP?
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  8. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Sense ;)
    So ubuntu is more up my alley? Link to best place to get it?
  9. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I'd agree... since you're just running it from CD (and not really after keeping it), you're probably gonna be best with Ubuntu.

    When I rooted a mates DHD, I got it from here - Desktop | Ubuntu :)
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  10. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Ok, got it downloaded and burned. I like how it seemed like it would be really easy to set up a dual boot with the windows installer... another time perhaps.

    Just gonna run it from the disk and see what is up before I start messing with the tools I will need to fix this POS, lol
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  11. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Nice one NA... hope this does get the A500 back up and running!! :)
  12. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Yea, you and me both, lol

    (posting this from ubuntu btw :))
  13. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

    Any updates?
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  14. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Yea, ubuntu sucks!

    Lol, just kidding



    I keep getting errors so I asked for help on the xda thread that the terminal commands were posted in
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  15. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Fair enough! :)

    Update us as and when it works/doesn't work :D
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  16. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    I will player! I haven't checked on the thread since i posted but its on my 'to-do list' lol
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  17. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Hey NA... how's this going? Had the answers/got it working?

    Have seen someone else who has said that they had an issue, where their son in law was able to get the tablet working without a CPUID and have asked that he has a quick look here too :)
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  18. dbldipp

    dbldipp Well-Known Member

    Haven't been able to get in touch with son in law this week end but will get back with you as soon as I can when he finally answers the phone. I'll post in the other discussion and you can sher from there.
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  19. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Always good to have a new set of eyes on a problem... hopefully one of these may help :)
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    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

  21. dbldipp

    dbldipp Well-Known Member

    Afterota v1.09
    This program primarily targets A50X/G100W tablets with Ota Hc or Ota Ics.
    It lets the user install a recovery and a bootloader, compatible with Hc or Ics.
    Afterota offers no garanty for succes. You use Afterota at your own risk.
    You can always end up with a bricked device.
    Features :
    - auto retrieval of all your tablet ID's
    - saving important tablet ID's for future reference
    - one click installation of bootloaders, recoveries and optionally stock kernels
    - return to stock Hc or Ics through update.zip method
    - unsoftbrick your tablet if it gets stuck in apx mode
    - root your tablet
    - etc . .
    Credits ( people who directly or indirectly contributed ) :
    - Vache, Jasto, Civato, Scrilax and a lot of guides on Xda
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Changelog
    v1.09
    18/06/2012
    - Afterota now detects if there are multiple android devices connected to the computer.
    If so, all flashing is disabled. There can be only one . .
    v1.08
    17/06/2012
    - This update should resolve the isuese that users experienced when they were running
    custom ics roms in combination with hc bootloader ( tested with hc bootloader + flexreaper )
    - Removed the warning and exclusion when kernel returns bootloader version 0.03.11-ICS.
    These were excluded in Afterota v1.07 ( see changelog v1.07 for more info )
    - added v8 ics bootloaders by Scrilax to the package
    v1.07
    04/06/2012
    - Afterota should work for all models : A500, A501, G100W
    - new method for retrieving information
    - when kernel returns bootloader version 0.03.11-ICS all flashing is disabled
    this situation could apear when a user is on bl 0.03.01-HC with a SOD patched
    kernel, these kernels are unable to start APX mode
    - program lets you install ics bootloader on HC roms now
    the v7 ics bootloader can start Hc roms as long they are not stock ( CWM HC roms )
    so a user currently on Hc could install the Ics bootloader + a recovery
    and during reboot into recovery imeditatly flash a custom cwm Ics rom ( eg. flexreaper)
    or go back to Hc by flashing a cwm Hc rom. ( this has been tested and proven to work )
    - program layout simplified
    - winxp and vista are back in the running
    v1.06
    31/05/2012
    - bugfix in bootloader detection (again)
    - added lite version to the package
    - added v7 ics bootloaders by Scrilax to the package
    V1.05
    31/05/2012
    - bugfix in bootloader detection
    v1.04
    31/05/2012
    - when ics build is not recognized, all kernel flashing is disabled
    v1.03
    30/05/2012
    - changed layout a bit to hold more information
    - changed the way the id's are detected
    - ics version detection for flashing correct kernel
    - program restricted for usage on win7 only
    - displays uac warning, uac sometimes causes nvflash to crash
    v1.02
    29/05/2012
    - removed the auto reboot after pushing the root packet to the tablet
    - updated thor recovery for ics to v1.73
    - the program now displays a warning if the file containing serial, cpuid and sbk is not found
    - improved the code to disable the "install-recovery.sh" script
    v1.01
    28/05/2012
    - made some changes to the way the program acts in different situations
    - when hc rom is detected all ics bootloader & kernel flashing is disabled
    - when ics rom is detected all hd bootloader flashing is disabled, except on the "back to stock" tab
    - several other changes to the interface as sugested by civato.
    v1.00
    27/05/2012
    - initial release
  22. dbldipp

    dbldipp Well-Known Member

    This is not my program, but it's the one we used to restore my tab when I bricked it trying to take it back to 3.2.1. You run it on your puter with the tab atached,
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