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Root How Many Times Have You 'Had To' Recover or Re-Flash?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Frisco, Jul 10, 2010.

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How Many Times Have You 'Had To' Recover or Re-Flash?

  1. Just once

    20.0%
  2. Twice

    20.0%
  3. Three times or more

    60.0%
  1. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    ..and what happened to cause you to have to do that?

    - just once

    - twice now

    - three times or more

    This is not polling for re-flashing a ROM or flashing a new ROM for fun or out of curiosity; I'd like to see a poll of rooters who messed up something and needed to either re-flash their zip file and start over or had to find and go to another ROM because the current one just was not working.

    Let's all be honest; we're in this together. ;)
     

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    I had to re-flash a zip once because of overclocking too high and having the "on boot" box checked. :eek:

    I had to flash a different ROM once because the ROM I was trying to use just would not function on my device; weird, fatal behaviors every time I came out of the lock screen and tried to configure the thing, so I hung it up and moved on to a different ROM.
     
  3. tonyb81

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    I can't remember a time when I had to reflash. I never took my cpu past 710, and from wiping and flashing roms sometimes up to 10 times a day, wipe data/dalvik is forever etched into my brain.
     
  4. hallstevenson

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    No option for "None" ?
     
  5. scary alien

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    +1 lol / :)

    I've been lucky (and very careful, I must say) to have not put myself in a position to have needed to re-flash to recover. I won't be in a position to start monkeying-around with my this-is-my-primary-phone Eris until the 15th of July, if you know what I mean :D [then, let the fun and custom ROMs begin!]
     
  6. andrizoid

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    literally 25+ times a day easy.
     
  7. NAA_Silent

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    I'm going to go with none so far. Even tho I did reflash to get the APN's to fix MMS in Aloysius. All my flashing so far is mainly trying out different roms.
     
  8. Frisco

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    I left out "none" as a choice because I wanted to see posts from those of you who have had to re-flash or recover after a disaster or whatever.

    Have a few drinks, you'll come around to admitting it. :p :D
     
  9. scary alien

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    Frisco's list of favorite movies ;):

    - Airport
    - Armageddon
    - Asteroid
    - Dante's Peak
    - The Day After Tomorrow
    - Deep Impact
    - Meteor
    - Meteorites
    - Night of the Twisters
    - The Poseidon Adventure
    - The Perfect Storm
    - Titanic
    - The Towering Inferno
    - Twister
    - Volcano
    - The War of the Worlds
    - When Worlds Collide

    :D :eek: :cool:
     
  10. BlueDC2

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    I've gotten 'restore nandroid via adb' for my good backups after flashing a new rom that just didn't want to work for me at all.
     
  11. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    The real list, in no particular order:

    - Der Amerikanische Freund

    - The Burmese Harp

    - L'Age D'Or

    - Ashes and Diamonds

    - The Bicycle Thief

    - Home Movie

    - Les Diabolique

    - 8 1/2

    - Stardust and Tinsel

    - The Homecoming
     
  12. andrizoid

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    that happens when the /system folder gets formatted but the flash hangs up before the /system folder from the rom can be copied to it.
     
  13. andrizoid

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    Dude...who are you :eek:
     
    Frisco and scary alien like this.
  14. Frisco

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    lol ..
     
  15. andrizoid

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    ive always wondered who you were. your old avatar still kinda sticks, so i picture you as clint eastwood in gran torino
     
  16. Frisco

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    Interesting and funny that you would mention Mr. Eastwood. I got mistaken for him as I was getting ready to leave the Fog Cutter restaurant in L.A. years ago. The family would not let me "get away with trying to fool" them.. so, heck, I went ahead and signed two napkins for them.
     
  17. andrizoid

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    lmfao!
     
  18. Frisco

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    I don't think I look much like that guy at all, but at that time smoking was allowed inside eating establishments and I was enjoying a cheroot and had just put my hat on and stood up..

    ..oh well, the people I was with thought it should be a compliment, but I felt like I was in a crazy house for a few minutes there.
     
  19. thenestor

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    Whenever I'm about to make a change to system files (like when I put in the semi-transparent lock screen), I always do a Nandroid backup first. Sure enough, I always mess something up while I'm tinkering, but then I just restore the backup and try again.
     
  20. BlueDC2

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    Why would that happen? The phone had like 95% battery
     
  21. andrizoid

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    it doesnt have anything to do with battery. its caused by a bad flash. something makes it hang up and abort before the /system folder is copied over.
     
  22. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    "..a bad flash.." I'm wondering if we need to be more careful about md5 checksums for the zip files, of if you're referring to something else by that.
     
  23. andrizoid

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    no, it just means something caused it to hang up. it will usually spit out an error , "failure at line xxx"

    not a big deal, your phone wont get past the boot splash till you get something else flashed, but no harm done.
     
  24. Frisco

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    I have had that happen with a couple of ROMs.

    I was not sure what was up, being a rooting n00b, so I re-downloaded the zip file just to be safe, and re-flashed with good results. Now I'm thinking I may not have needed to re-download and merely needed to run the flash again.
     
  25. Weudel

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    The first time I flashed Senseable it just got stuck looping on the flash screen... I just reflashed the same ROM and have had no issues since... Sometimes it just locks up in mid-Flash, I guess...
     

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