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  1. Dj_Android

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    Any luck on getting that recovery.img for me? I'm still waiting patiently lol.
     

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    Give me instructions on how to do it and I will provide you with the image tonight.
     
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    You can use ADB to pull it off your phone, Or you can use root explorer to copy it to your sd card (root not required)
     
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    I'll use adb first. Give me specific instructions and I'll take care of it right away.
     
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    cant find it with root explorer?
     
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    I don't have root explorer, however, I'll download it right now if it'll simplify the process.
     
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    For ADB I'm not a pro at that, so I'm not exact on the code your supposed to type. But for root explorer just search: "Recovery" or ".img"
     
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    Found 2 results:

    /etc/firmware/ZTE_U880F_SUCCESS_PR1183396-s2202_32333042.img

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    /system/bin/recovery

    Which one would you like?
     
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    To be on the safe side, I'll take both. Thank you
     
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    /system/bin/recovery ) recovery
     
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    Sorry for the delay; turns out I had to use adb, regardless. I have the files located at Index of /zte for download. Good luck and please, keep us posted.

    Best regards,

    Kevin
     
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    Thank you all, But their not Workin. When I looked at the file extensions, They are not .img
     
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    Yeah, I noticed that the only *.img file on the device is: /etc/firmware/ZTE_U880F_SUCCESS_PR1183396-s2202_32333042.img which you can download here: http://w8mim.com/zte/ZTE_U880F_SUCCESS_PR1183396-s2202_32333042.img

    If anyone knows how to create a stock recovery image (without root privileges) I would be more than happy to provide you with the proper image.
     
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    Lemme get Shabby over here, he'll probably know which block to pull via ADB.....
     
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    I think droid explorer (pc) Has the ability to do it.
     
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    shell@android:/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name $ ls -l
    ls -l
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 aboot -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p13
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 boot -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p15
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 cache -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p21
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 fsg -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p10
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 grow -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p23
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 misc -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p19
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 modem -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p14
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 modemst1 -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p11
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 modemst2 -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p12
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 persist -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p8
    lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-04 19:25 recovery -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p16


    Found the device block for the recovery image.
     
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    Do you know how to pull it?
     
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    Not a clue. I tried "adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0p16" and it wouldn't work.

    C:\0>adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0p16
    remote object '/dev/block/mmcblk0p16' not a file or directory

    I know it's a device, however, how can I create an image file from this?
     
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    1|shell@android:/ $ cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p16 > /sdcard/recovery.img
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p16: Permission denied
     
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    Try adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0p16 /zte/recovery.img

    It should out put to /where/you/have adb/zte/recovery.img

    Or try adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0p16 >> /zte/recovery.img
     
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    Also, could you do adb devices and tell me what comes up?
     
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    C:\0>adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0p16 /zte/recovery.img
    remote object '/dev/block/mmcblk0p16' not a file or directory


    It appears that we're back to square one again. Without root permissions, I am unable to pull the recovery image and ironically, I cannot root this device without flashing a custom recovery; that's my dilemma.

    Seems like the only ideal way to root this device is applying an update zip file in a custom recovery, however, I cannot install a custom recovery because I don't have root permissions.
     
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    C:\0>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    N9120_METROPCS_USA device
     
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    I'll attempt this in qpst tonight.
     
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    No luck. Any other suggestions?
     
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