PC studio with Linux?Support

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  1. sammygadd

    sammygadd New Member

    Does anyone know if there is a way to use PC studio or equivalent program if you're on linux? If not, is there another way to update the phone with new firmware?

  2. Russ Dill

    Russ Dill Well-Known Member

    I'm very curious about this too. You'd think with the sdk tools it'd be fairly straightforward. I know the Odin app can load new firmwares, but that's a windows thing too and I don't think source is available.
  3. spottyelephant

    spottyelephant Well-Known Member

    Have you tried WINE? I'd seriously doubt it'd work, but it might!
  4. sammygadd

    sammygadd New Member

    Yes, I've tried wine and I had some trouble to launch PC studio even though I suppose it should work. But since wine don't have support for usb, I could never use it to update my phone.
  5. ressu

    ressu Well-Known Member

    I've been meaning to investigate on how the currently distributed tar images differ from the ones inside an update.zip and possibly make a quick converter for the packages. It shouldn't be too difficult, the only problem currently is that the image inside the update.zip is different from the image inside the tar package and i haven't had the time to investigate how to convert them.

    After creating an update.zip, it's just a matter of using the recovery image (that has been circling aroud) to update the phone with the update package.

    One option is to use nandroid to backup the image after flashing with odin and bundling that as an update.zip, but there has to be an easier way =)
  6. pegasus21

    pegasus21 Well-Known Member

    You'll probably find your answer on xda developers. If I'm not mistaken, once you get the files out of the images, just put them in a zip and use the signing tool on the zip.

    Oh and the update.zip method is known as fastboot.
  7. ressu

    ressu Well-Known Member

    It's not that straightforward. The image files don't appear to be interchangeable. Apparently the images within the tar package lack some header but that should be easy to find out, as soon as i get some time to do that =)

    One also needs to create the update script that is shipped within the update.zip to write the data to the phone.

    It should be relatively simple to convert the image from the tar package to an image that is suitable for direct flashing, but it just needs to be figured out.

    Well, fastboot can be used to push images to the phone, which is used to update the recovery image and so on. The update.zip method is called OTA updates. Terminology is not important, but being able to flash the phone from linux is ;)
  8. dsyzug

    dsyzug Well-Known Member

  9. dsyzug

    dsyzug Well-Known Member

    I think date on website is not correct. Check version of NPS installed on your PC. Win 7 was not released till July 07 2009 (as shown on websites).
    It reached general retail availability on October 22, 2009.
  10. Cougar

    Cougar Well-Known Member

    Reasonably sure they meant 2010...!

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