Last Updated: Jul 22,2012
Another excellent guide Dan. I always recommend your easy guides to rooting to all noobs.
Thanks matey. Much appreciated.
I have a question, I guess this is probably the best place to ask it.
I used AlphaRev to S-OFF which worked perfectly. Now I'm trying to flash a partition table and it's not working as expected. Here's what I've done so far:
1. Downloaded PB99IMG_bravo_sense.zip from AlphaRev.
2. Renamed it PB99IMG.zip on my PC and put it on the root of SD card.
3. Shut down phone
4. Start phone in bootloader (Vol down + power)
5. phone starts ok but stalls when looking for the PB99IMG.zip
I get this message: "CID Incorrect!! Update fail"
Now, I suspect that the CID error may be because my phone was originally Orange-branded, and I'm not using the goldcard I made when I first rooted - is this correct? I can't use my original goldcard with my current set up so my next step is to flash the extracted .img file via PC using fastboot.
Still, I'd like to understand why the .zip file wouldn't flash, just so I know >)
Ive never used the PB99IMG for this kind of thing, but CID is carrier ID and that error normally happens when flashing an RUU for another carrier so it is possible you are correct about the cause.
The method seems established, and is one of the methods stated on the AlphaRev website. But, there's a few people on Twitter who have had errors when trying to follow that route, and resorted to fastboot/PC to complete the flash. It's a shame really.....dropping the zip on SD and rebooting the phone is such a simple solution!
I also couldn't use PB99IMG.zip file because my phone was also branded.
Anyway, I'm using now Android flasher for that and other purposes. It is simple to use and does the job.
fastboot flash hboot aphaxxxxxxxx.img is easiest
you dont have to drop it on to sdcard then
Added further clarification to the fastboot command.
fastboot flash hboot bravo_alphaspl.img
fastboot erase cache
That did the trick
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so ive got a new windows lappy running windows 7, ive downloaded the adk and put it into c drive ive plugged in in hboot and updated the driver, ive got the htc drivers installed, but when i type adb shell it says no device found. any help please.
is your device booted?
if so what is it booted too?
in device manager can you see android > adb interface?
Try and do from cmd:
Then try again.
booted to? hboot
device manager? android usb/ my htc if phone powerd on android interface if hboot usb
ive tried it now with phone powered on and after i type adb shell i get a # type mount /system and all it says is mount:cant read '/etc/fstab' : no such file or directory
tried this and same result as above
you cant adb from hboot. recovery.
Yeah I realised that, so just plugged in when phone was running, but it came back with the above fail message.
hboot doesnt use adb
the reason i asked how you were booted was for this reason
either booted into android when you type adb shell you will get a #
system is already mounted when booted into android and if you do adb devices at this point you will see a device id
you can do this in recovery too
use recovery option to mount /system then
So it was already mounted? Even though I didn't type mount system? And when I did it gave me the above info. So what's the best thing to type to test if its connected successfully?
got it working now, i couldnt sleep till i had. it was a driver issue. it couldnt see the phone in recovery so i had to tell it to use existing driver for the interface and now all is well, adb is working well.
Hey all. My phone will not complete the Odin flashed due to the internal file system being screwed up. I am in the ADB and it works. How do I format the internal sdcard and partition it correctly OR can I just force flash the boot, phone, and pda files?
wrong area mate, you need help from people who use samsungs
I've had a good search around but I cannot find a solution to my particular problem.
I want to rename the file camera_click.ogg in system/media/audio/ui to disable the shutter sound when taking a picture.
My phone is rooted (using UnrEVOked 3.21) and S-OFF (using alpharev 1.8) so I assumed this would be easy.
I am running CyanogenMod 7.0.3 and trying to use the terminal emulator that was installed with this ROM.
I ran the emulator and typed the following, as I understand it this would mount the system area as read/write
mount -o rw, remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
When I hit enter I got this response
Mount: permission denied (are you root?)
Can anyone help me with this as I am obviously missing something?
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