Porting ClockWorkMod to the Kyocera Rise

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  1. smartmanvartan

    smartmanvartan Well-Known Member Contributor

    why yes I do still have access to fastboot... and I'm not done messing arround... thats why i got the phone... :p... you where asking for the recovery i made... i changed the partitons to accommodate the c5156.. but I'm just about to pack some images and i'll make one for you base on the c5155... what is in the /misc partition?... in the stock recovery i noticed that there was always a mount issue with that parttion on both our devices and i fixed it in the last recovery i made.. i kinda wonder if its not supposed to be mounted... what do you guys think? did you run hex editor on mmcblk0p17?

  2. smartmanvartan

    smartmanvartan Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'm gonna test out a theory i have to get you guys in fastboot... you guys can push a "boot" image with adb right? and I think that the device can be booted into an altered recovery image with debug/adb and from there you can go into fastboot using adb... thats about the last found out before my phone crashed... once in fastboot you could then restore your boot image and you yould still be in fastboot no harm done... It's risky bisyness but i think it might work...

  3. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    Awesome! SO, mmcblk0p17 is /misc? I'll take another look into it.

    mmcblk0p17 is ext4 formatted, so I just mounted it. It's got 2 files(kcjprop_daemon, libkcjprop_jni.so) and a folder(rw) with a ton of config files.
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  4. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    How would we boot into the altered recovery image? Everything I've done so far failed. Hopefully you have more success.
  5. Kritter888

    Kritter888 Well-Known Member

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  6. smartmanvartan

    smartmanvartan Well-Known Member Contributor

    booted into clockwork with the fastboot boot command
  7. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    :D Pics or it didn't happen. lol So, you have clockwork, now share it with the rest of us!

    Did you try any of the commands in clockwork?
  8. smartmanvartan

    smartmanvartan Well-Known Member Contributor

  9. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    well, fastboot boot still allows you to use it like normal, you just have to be more careful. Interesting that it's not mounting the /cache partition. Maybe you shouldn't mess with the options yet haha.

    Now I want to get a PM Rise to play with XD
  10. smartmanvartan

    smartmanvartan Well-Known Member Contributor

    Oddly enough that is the unaltered recovery that I put thru the builder...I'll tweak it tomorrow.... but when I flash thru fastboot, it's a no go... but if I boot it with fastboot it works... anyways I'm out...good night y'all
  11. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    Well, I tried some more unpacking/repacking. No go still for me. So, even if we have fastboot, if the bootloader is still blocking the images on the partition, are we still SOL?

    EDIT: Have you tried zeroing out the recovery partition, then rebooting to recovery? It's a common way to get into fastboot, but it doesn't work on the c5155.

    EDIT2: I noticed something while poking at the bootloader in the hex editor. "androidboot.authorized_kernel=true" what do you see if you issue the command "kernel"? I wonder if this is our problem? No clue.

    EDIT3: Scratch the "kernel" command. I believe it's just info from "oem device-info". What does that give you in fastboot?
  12. smartmanvartan

    smartmanvartan Well-Known Member Contributor


    so i screwed up my rise again... no pain no gain eh!... so i can confirm that the bootloader blocks both boot and recovery... I was testing my cwm and it was perfect... i figured since i was using the fastboot boot command it was working great so i said to myself ill flash it to boot and then ill be able to boot to bootloader mode with the adb reboot bootloader command since it was working in cwm when i was in there... so now i can boot into my stock recovery but i cant boot the device... but I'll post up the cwm for your phone and mine tommorw... unlocking the boot loader is on you... i'm not gonna buy a new one and i wont be able to bring it back again(it was pushing it the first time)...
  13. db2

    db2 Well-Known Member

    Your sacrifice is appreciated. A moment of silence for the brave Rise who gave it all in the name of discovery.
  14. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito VIP Member

    Now, just to reiterate, the bootloader is locked, mmcblk0 is signed and locked, which contains all partitions. The only way to get past this is to convince kyocera that it is in their best interest to unlock the bootloader, like how HTC has. We know our warrenty is void. We know we have the potential to brick our phones. But we don't need to be locked in. :)
  15. Alastor10009

    Alastor10009 Member

    Hey you guys I been sick for a while someone fill me in what's.going on with the kyocera rise? I had some ideas on unlocking the bootloader and giving acces to demantle the rom and play around with it. I was thinking of how about making something to force the phone into bootloader mode.? and what's up with the devloper Id on the phone where it says developer options does this have anything to do with anything?.
  16. PattyBear9210

    PattyBear9210 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a plan bro and yes they doo so anyone else who is going to email them bring up HTC
  17. monsterjamp

    monsterjamp Member

    I'm new to Android jailbreaking and etc. Is the bootloader a custom recovery menu (Except with different buttons)? Also why doesn't flashing work?
  18. deadcereal

    deadcereal Member

    Basically, the bootloader is the program that loads the recovery or the android os. Flashing does not work because Kyocera wants it to not work. The bootloader will only load special files that are prepared by kyocera and so far no one has found a (reliable or effective) way to spoof this.
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  19. monsterjamp

    monsterjamp Member

    Interesting... This is the first time I have ever heard of something like this, it's a weird situation because the phone is rooted yet Kyocera has managed to block us from flashing the recovery menu.
  20. db2

    db2 Well-Known Member

    Rooting has to do with the running system. It's possible to lock down that system too but I'm glad they didn't. The bootloader is lower level, it checks a signature on the recovery and boot partition and if that signature fails it won't boot them.
  21. K Rize

    K Rize Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to add or copy the new recovery files, to the old one, as not to interrupt the verification process and still be signed or try building the the new on top of the old.
    Was also wondering if we/or I could get the 4.0.4 update pushed to our/my phone, and pull the update file would that be helpful?
    Just wondering becuz it shouldn't be hard to have it pushed. Just need maybe an error code about system update failed, so they can maybe repush it
    Just a though
    And gud work so far guys, I appreciate the effort
    it's only a matter of time, well get it
    If man made it, man can break it, and rebuild it
  22. DMedina559

    DMedina559 Well-Known Member Contributor

    What if we convince Kyocera to push a Jellybean (4.1/4.2) update to our phones. Then we can steal the update and see how the phone flashes updates....
    Just a thought.
  23. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    While the thought is great, I'm not sure how well our phones would handle JB, especially since the Rise seems to have issues with ICS as it is. A better option would be to get them to release an update that fixes all of the issues we keep having, and then steal it.
  24. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    I've tried to hotswap the recovery images, it doesn't work no matter what I try. I'm not sure how you'd get an update if they aren't actively pushing it.
  25. cooldudezach

    cooldudezach Well-Known Member

    I think after I get my tax return (so I have some money to burn) I'm gonna try to get the c5156 bootloader onto the c5155. If we can even get clockwork running part time, at least we can make an official nandroid. Until then, I'm not going to be crazy flashing much. I'm also busy with school, so I need to stop having all this fun. :D

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