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Root Install a ROM through SDK?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ccousinsjr, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. ccousinsjr

    ccousinsjr Well-Known Member
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    Is it possible to install a ROM or go back to stock through the SDK without the phone being on?
     

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  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
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    I dont think the droid does much of anything when it's not on heh
     
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    ADB is a part of said SDK - in the tools package - and we do a lot using ADB.

    I suppose theoretically you should be able to do so, but I have a feeling that the process would not only be long and drawn out but very ... how should I say, complicated?

    After all, I *beleive* that the method Fabulous uses to make a backup of his apps when moving from ROM to ROM can be done through adb - so, starting the adb shell and then su, you should be able to wipe the /system, /data and /cache, and then tar -x an existing ROM system.tar and data.tar to the correct folders....

    Now sure about the kernel, though....unless it would simply involve moving it to hte appropriate directory....

    Anyone more familiar with ADB can verify / disprove this?
     
  4. vincentp

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    Pretty sure you can flash a kernel very easily from ADB with a few lines, though I'm not sure of the exact syntax. The entire process of installing a ROM would likely be more complex than doing it on the phone though.
     

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