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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rayz Mond, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. There is a program called Heimdall, for Linux/Windows. An Odin replacement with more functionality.
     

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  2. Rayz Mond

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    Jfalls63 already gave me that link.. ive already tried flashing
     
  3. Rayz Mond

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    i get an error while flashing when it reaches system.img.ext4. on the phone it says volume size is too big.
     
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  5. Rayz Mond

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    I keep getting an error. Volume size is too big 4362240 < 4546560
    ODIN: invalid ext image
     
  6. You need download mode so that is good. Are you on MetroPCS?
     
  7. We may need to find you a .pit
     
  8. Rayz Mond

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    yea. but they wont give me the serial number. apparently the phone was activated before my friend got it, and he hasn't been very truthful with where he got it from. I need the serial to use the emergency recovery..
    <OSM> Leave CS...
    latest message on PC
     
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    ah i see. i need the pit file to repartition the phone. is it at all possible to erase everything on the partition and install everything manually?
     
  11. Ok, here's the deal, MetroPCS firmware (SM-g530T1) has not been officially released. The threads I have seen indicate that you can use the firmware for the T-Mobile variant. However, there appears to be a difference in the Partition Information Table (PIT) which has caused some problems.
    This link is for an original MetroPCS firmware...PIT included. Use caution. The source is not XDA Developers.

    http://xda-developers-2017.blogspot.com/2016/03/stock-fw-for-metropcs-sm-g530t1.html

    As I figured this ended up being phoney.
     
    #36 Bg260, Jul 7, 2016
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  12. This is what Heimdall does. It is a bit more technical than Odin. I struggle with it.
     
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  14. Rayz Mond

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    ah i see it.. what do I do with it exactly?
     
  15. Rayz Mond

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    i saw the pit file, but it wasnt .pit. it was just Odin3. but the file was .pit.ini
     
  16. Same time. Add .pit to PIT and .tar.md5 to AP.
     
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  17. Should be in with the firmware.I'd have to download it and look.
     
  18. Rayz Mond

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    i did.. it didnt work. as soon as it sttarted it stopped
     
  19. Have you done a battery pull after each failed flash?
     
  20. Rayz Mond

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    uh... no. no i haven't. Was I supposed to?
     
  21. I noticed the .pit is labeled US. If this is not where you are then we might have a problem.
     
  22. Rayz Mond

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    California.. no problem
     
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  23. Did you use GPRIMELTE_USA_TMO.pit?
     
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