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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zachavm, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. zachavm

    zachavm Android Enthusiast
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    My USB port has gone out for the second time. I'm in the process of backing up my CM7 and returning to stock, but I can't return to the stock bootloader without the port as far as I know. Any thoughts?

    Honestly, I am getting so damn fed up with this phone. I'm honestly considering asking Virgin for a refund and just looking for a good deal on another handset till the Evo V comes out. I'd sacrifice the screen size and resolution for a short period of time if it meant not having to worry about this crap.

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  2. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    I believe it MIGHT be possible to flash a stock recovery through CWM, but no one has made a flashable zip to do it if it is possible.

    If I am wrong, then there is really nothing you can do.
  3. zachavm

    zachavm Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well, fortunatly I was able to get a USB connection even though it's not charging. It appears that it's only the prongs that charge the device that aren't connecting and not the prongs that handle data connections. I was able to restore my backup recover.img. My only question is that I also noticed there was a hidden file labled "._recover.img". What is that? Should I delete that too? Could it be a gotcha that would prevent my warranty claim?
  4. wigginst

    wigginst Android Expert

    Not sure is this would help but the app airdroid allows you to access all of the files in your phone wirelessly. As long as it and the computer are on the same wifi network you can access everything, move and edit files etc wirelessly.
  5. Austrie

    Austrie Android Expert

    I think you can flash recovery through recovery(weird...), I'm going to try now.
  6. marc12868

    marc12868 Android Expert

    You can and I remember someone making a flashable .zip for the stock recovery and it working. I can try to find the thread...
  7. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    If someone made it for the Triumph, then I missed catching that (which is entirely possible). I remember discussing it once before though. If you do find it make sure to add the link to the ATR guide.
  8. Austrie

    Austrie Android Expert

    You sure it wasn't flashable splash.img; because I never herd of anybody on our phone doing that. Here you go though, Stock_Recovery-By_Austrie.zip
  9. marc12868

    marc12868 Android Expert

    It might of been, but I coulda sworn someone did a flashable recovery... I could've been for another phone or something... :hmmmm:

    Maybe I'm going crazy... lol
  10. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    The possibility has definitely been discussed, but I remember it being more hypothetical than anyone actually doing it.
  11. zachavm

    zachavm Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    well, considering the issues this phone's charging port has, I think it would be prudent. That way anyone with an external battery charger wouldn't have to worry about returning his phone to stock if the port went out.
  12. Austrie

    Austrie Android Expert

    Well my new replacement phone is having charging issues, all now; sometimes charging, others, sometimes not. I called VM and they say it might be my battery -__-". Cheap a$$es who don't want to use money to get their customers new phones instead of refurbished crap...
  13. zachavm

    zachavm Android Enthusiast
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    I honestly think they'll learn their lesson with the triumph. Putting out poor quality phones costs them more than putting out good quality phones because of all the costs associated with Warranty claims. I think that is why the two main phones that we are hearing about coming to VM are both HTC, arguably one of the best manufactures at build quality. Coincidence? I don't think so. I think I'm just going to look for a good opportunity to sell this thing and pic up a cheap Optimus V. I can still get $200 for it on Amazon. That won't be the case when the One V and Evo V hit. Then it's just a waiting game. I should be able to invest close to $150 of my original $270 I put toward the triumph into the Evo V. If I'm right and it retails for about $300, I'm gonna be pretty happy.
  14. mantera

    mantera Android Expert

    Yeah, it was never actually posted. In a previous thread (the one that I assume you were thinking about), we walked the OP through updating one of b_randon14's recovery Zips with the stock one but one was never actually posted iirc.

    I did just add one to my cwm thread also in case this comes up again.

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  15. BSydz

    BSydz Android Expert

  16. zachavm

    zachavm Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok, based on this information I'm thinkin I could put together a "Return to stock" guide that would be entirely based on not having a USB connection.

    However, wouldn't running the zip to change the recovery require that one be rooted? I forget if you need to be rooted to get into the mode to flash the recovery.img through USB. I had assumed that the stock rom I flashed was to an unrooted configuration, but that might not be the case.
  17. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    I added the flashable zip to the ATR guide. But no you don't need to be rooted to have a custom recovery on this phone. You can flash the stock ROM and the stock recovery and be all set without a USB cord.
  18. b_randon14

    b_randon14 Android Expert

    I cold make a complete stock rom that also flashes the recovery so in one easy step return to 100% stock!
    dhi29, agentc13 and Twizted6789 like this.

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