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How to disable that damn system write protection

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Masterchief87, May 19, 2015.

  1. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
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    #51 Masterchief87, May 22, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2016
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  2. FateZero

    FateZero Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much sir :)

    CYCONUMNUM Android Expert

    I make a recovery of the latest working set up so my android will go back to where I left it without it seeming like I did something immensely not recommended.....
    mental security blanket..
    and....flash the restore zip before you make your backup...if you flashed the switcher...
    I tend to panic...lol..I'm crazy..
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  4. auburn2eugene

    auburn2eugene Well-Known Member

    Question good sir... I have both zips, however I have only used the one. I have kept my system with r/w access. Is this ok? I get what you said about twrp but will it cause ANY sort of issues with keeping myself in recovery? Or should I just run your zip get r/w access for when I need it, and flash back to normal?
    #54 auburn2eugene, May 22, 2015
    Last edited: May 22, 2015
  5. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
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    I keep my phone RW all the time. Whenever I need to use twrp I flash the restore zip then after I'm done I flash the switcher zip again for system RW. I know I've already said this many times but never factory reset your phone from the settings menu or without putting twrp back on the recovery partition and rebooting recovery.
  6. BigDaddyE40

    BigDaddyE40 Newbie

    Should the zips be on am SD card rather than internal or does it not matter
  7. DeadDude

    DeadDude Android Enthusiast

    Is there any way someone could post a video of actually doing these steps?

    It doesn't need to be a real guide, just enough to understand the flow.

    I have a multitude of stupid questions, but a short video could answer them all.

    You get root from an APP on your PHONE.

    While rooted, reboot and ADB twrp over recovery.

    Now you got twrp. But to write to system you need to swap boot and recovery.


    So how do you swap boot and recovery if twrp can't write to system... Er... Wait...

    So TWRP works from both partitions for manipulating partitions that are NOT /system ?

    So then you *can* remove the PC requirement immediately after installing TWRP? No PC here.

    And the only time you need a PC is to go back full stock?

    But even then, if you don't mind twrp recovery, you could still flash stock ROM with twrp on device (no PC)?

    So, since we got twrp, we are a 100% go. Boot twrp as boot.IMG and system is rooted in the traditional sense (super su denies and grants root).
    If you need to flash anything to /system, use the recover zip, reboot to twrp on /recovery, and flash. Before rebooting, flash the other zip and root is "traditional sense", again. Is this basically all correct???

    I'm rooted now. Kingroot until success, installed twrp, rebooted to twrp, installed superSu. Rebooted.

    Now, about those zips... Which do I run to have traditional Root type access (r/w)?

    Read again, got it. In twrp, after flashing that zip, reboot to recovery option for android.

    I assume rebooting normally will boot recovery?

    Sorry tonpost the whole train of thought... But others could use this post methinks....
    #57 DeadDude, May 23, 2015
    Last edited: May 23, 2015
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  8. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
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    If you have an SD card it would be best to keep them there in case you end up needing to format data.
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    CYCONUMNUM Android Expert

    too many good answers in this thread....I was marking every other answer as best answer until I figured out I kept undoing the last best answer....yah..the crazy thing again...lol

    I make folders for every group of zips I need to flash from my sd...
    I may have double copies of some here and there....but, say i wanna sport BUTTERNOOB...all the files i need are in one folder..the restore, the switch, the ROM..
    although it is smarter to keep em in the root...
    my sd is like my pc storage...a total wreck....ADHD will do that for you....
    so the folder thing had to happen.
    #59 CYCONUMNUM, May 23, 2015
    Last edited: May 23, 2015
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  10. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    I creates a nanodroid back up of my system and installed butternoob and it works fine but I think I deleted my nanodriud metro PCs zte zmax everything is working fine just wondering how to install switcher on my system
  11. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    Could you give me a link to where this is

    download the system and boot backup I put in post#2 of hroark13's TWRP
  12. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
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    I have added the zips for T-Mobile and butternoob v1 and updated the first 3 posts
  13. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    I have a question I installed it and was able to to install viper4android and wanted to change the drivers to power saving mode so I went back into twrp and I flashed the wrong file .I flashed theMPCS_TWRP_&_BOOT_RESTORE.zip. and it told me no is installed I was able to get butternoob back on and my system went back on but now I was trying to flash both the files in twrp and it keeps on saying failed what do I do
  14. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    I do have butternoob nanodroid back up
  15. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
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    What condition is your phone in now? Can you boot into android normally? What about twrp?
  16. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    Yes I was able to hold the volume key and it went into butternoob and it went into the phone setup and installed everything and yes I can boot into android normally but tried both files and it keeps on saying failed
  17. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    And yes I can get into twrp
  18. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
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    If you power the phone off then turn it back on by holding power and volume up, does it go into twrp, or android? Also, you need to make sure that zip file signature verification is turned off in twrp. I don't sign my zips so if signature verification is turned on, twrp will refuse to flash them.
  19. auburn2eugene

    auburn2eugene Well-Known Member

    @DeadDude, I made just such a video yesterday.

    And Masterchief87, I sent you a PM, but it looks like you are already talking to him
  20. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
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    I actually didn't soft brick my phone. I checked the md5 after copying the files to a flash drive and saw that they had been corrupted so I deleted the copies and copied them again and checked the md5 again and everything was good the 2nd time. I like the video but I think I'm going to do my own and add it to the op. Thank you though.
  21. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    It goes into twrp
  22. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    I have to do it a few times before it goes into twrp
  23. Masterchief87

    Masterchief87 Android Expert
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    What about the zip file signature verification, did you make sure that it is turned off?
  24. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    Yea its turned off but it keeps on telling me unable to flash those two files
  25. jameswarrant

    jameswarrant Member

    Thank you for your help I hope I'm not being a pain in the butt

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