General :: How To Include Password Requirement To Access Bootloader Or Recovery
Jan 20, 2011
I lose phones... habitually. Sometimes they find their way back to me and sometimes they don't, It is unsettling to me that even if I have a security app installed, or a GPS tracker that ability to perform a google search can simply factory wipe my phone and make it their own.
So the question: Is it possible to include a password requirement to access the bootloader or recovery? I realize that if you forget your password there would likely be no way to save your phone in the event you need to, but I don't forget my passwords so this does not affect me.
My phone wont boot into android because of a bad setting I made in pimp my rom, it only boots into recovery now. So what I need to do is sort files modified by a certain date and time (last night) and restore them with originals hoepfully to get my phone to boot back up.
So how do I navigate and search my root directory through 4ext recovery or bootloader, because those are my only options?
Is there a way to mount these directories and browse them through windows as if it were an actual folder so I can use windows 7's build in search features as well? I have android commander installed and can use that if need be.
how to exactly approach this without installing my rom back over again.
Two quick questions that will help me decide between Native Exchange and Touchdown (or possibly another app all together):
1) Is there a way to override the password requirement for Native Exchange? I'd prefer to not have to enter a p/w every time my phone locks.
2)Is anyone else having issues with Touchdown not rendering their messages properly? Mine are cut off even with the smallest font setting and I cannot side scroll to see the rest of the message. Also as I scroll down into the threaded messages the screen above goes white.
From this link====>[URL] ....., I think it can do that. But I'm not sure.
2. Can recovery flash recovery partition itself?
I think it can not do this. Not confirm that.
3. We know in update.zip, boot.img is corresponding boot partition, but why system is a folder, not system.img? There is a system partition also.
4. While OTA upgrade system, why the update package downloaded under /cache path? Can we change it to sdcard?
5. Most important, what exactly update-script do things under recovery mode? How the command executed?
BTW, there are other questions, but not related to Recovery Mode.
1. How can I see the flash partitions? I know to use the command cat /proc/mtd, but as Samsung, it use emmc flash, while I type that command, no results printed. How to see?
2. About userdata partition, we know that when first run android OS, system will copy files from /system to /data, but does it do it every time that we turn on the phone or just do it once after the first booting after we update our system?
I have an AT&T SGS4 with a melted USB port so there is no way for me to use fastboot or Odin to flash bootloaders, etc. Is it possible to flash a Samsung factory bootloader through recovery?
What I am trying to accomplish:
I am on Touchwiz 4.3 and the 4.4.2 KK release was leaked in our forum. I used the dsixda kitchen to break it down and made a ROM out of it that successfully flashed in recovery but kernel panics at the AT&T splash boot screen because the RAMdisk doesn't match the bootloader version. So I need to upgrade the bootloader to the 4.4.2 version so it will boot.
I unpacked the RAMdisk and there is nothing in any of the init.xx files that points to the bootloader. I even used a hex editor to look at the init binary which references the bootloader but there was nothing in there that I could change (from what I saw).
I flashed a ROM this morning and it failed. One thing leading to the next I ended up with no OS on my phone and USB Debugging turned off. Now I want to turn on USB Debugging but the only menus I can access from the phone are "Recovery" and "Bootloader." Is there anyway to turn it on or am I screwed. Also, messing with all of these ROMs and rooting my phone so looking for link to a ROM that doesn't make any major changes to your phone. Or the original ROM that came with the phone would be good.
I've got an HTC One & I've already unlocked the bootloader but had to give the computer I was using up before I could install recovery or SU. SO, is there any possible way to get a recovery onto my One without a computer? Then I can just flash a rooted ROM. I am also still S-ON.
I have a problem with my LG optimus 4XHD. I didn't like the 4.1.2 lg skinned android so i wanted to install a custom rom. I started by rooting my phone that worked but then i flashed clockworkmod recovery without unlocking the bootloader. Now i can't enter my recovery anymore but i can still boot into android. Now my question is: Can i still unlock the bootloader now without bricking my phone?
Huawei ascend p1 B226 I was follow the steps to root my phone so that i can install CWM on the phone. But i cannot open fastboot/bootloader mode, i tried to use the command "adb reboot bootloader" to log into the bootloader mode but my phone was stuck at the logo. the device manager also show me an unknown driver "Blaze". i tried to install the driver "Blaze" into "adb bootloader interface" but when i check on"fastboot devices" i only get "? fastboot"
Are there other ways to flash a recovery with a locked bootloader?
I can't flash my stock recovery through fastboot with a locked bootloader. I can't boot into my recovery because my current recovery is TWRP 126.96.36.199 and I have a locked bootloader. I can't unlock my bootloader because I have used an IMEI Hack Tool and set my IMEI to 0 (I guess). I can't boot into my ROM because I used an IMEI Hack Tool. I can't Force Upgrade too (Vol Up + Down + Power). It only shows a pink/purple screen.
I can only flash a recovery with an unlocked bootloader. I can only boot into a recovery with an unlocked bootloader (except for stock). I can only unlock bootloader if my IMEI has restored. I can only restore my IMEI if I can boot into my ROM. I can only boot into my ROM if I have a stock recovery. I can only Force Upgrade if I have restored my IMEI.
Password manager that can sync between multiple devices? The only one I found was Keeper but it's $10 for each install which would run me 20-30 bucks for 2-3 devices. My wife and I need to be able to access password/logins and share the data.
Following is the layout xml file. Here I used <include> tag. in that the layout="@layout/player_view", player_view is another xml file that contains a seat with avatar, 2cards and player name and bet amount. I need 2 seats like that so I used <include> 2 times and it is showing in screen fine. My problem is how to access the views in the player_view to give different names to players and to show different cards for each seat. I didn't find any where how to do that.
I originally rooted my phone with Unrevoked before Froyo came out(can't recall the version). Once froyo came out, I backed up the phone with clockwork, then flashed over Netarchy's stock rooted froyo(backed up afterwards too). Today I went to the link on the unrevoked twitter page and flashed 3.29 to my phone. I flashed it using the update from SD card option in clockwork. Here's the issue. Afterward my phone rebooted and will not go past the bootloader screen. I'm thinking no biggie, I'll just go back into recovery and load a backup or an older working rom. Well there is no recovery. All I get is the phone with a red triangle. So I'm freaked out and thought, well lets just go back to the stock RUU. Well thats getting an bootloader version error. WHere can I go from here? is there a way for me to get those backups I made loaded from the bootloader screen?
I noticed that you can now add a "Reboot" button to SwitchPro that works a lot like Quick Boot. This is GREAT! and I am super excited. When you press the button, you're given the option for Reboot/Recovery/Bootloader (also awesome!).
The problem is... it doesn't work!
Is this an issue with my Eris/ROM or are other Eris users experiencing the same? If so, I'd be happy to ping the SwitchPro dev to see if a solution can be found.
Can anyone give me some insight on restoring an Eris completely back to stock? I was running 2.1 OTA rooted and I'm trying to get the stock recovery back. I rolled it back to 1.5 using the SD card method, downloaded the OTA 2.1 update but it won't install since the bootloader is S-OFF. Is there an SBF that I should use for this that gives me a total stock flash? I tried to re-root and start over but I wasn't able to get SU installed...I'm all twisted around here and could use a back to basics walk through if one exists.
I've been trying to track down a solution to my problem, but every solution seems to contain a "Boot into recovery mode" line which I cannot do. I attempted to update a rom that I had installed, and now I am stuck at the google logo with the unlock icon. I cannot boot into recovery with the volume keys and power, and now I cannot figure out how to use adb to recover the phone, as it cannot recognize it.
Is there anyway I can access this phone while it is in this state from my computer and recover it somehow. I tried following leads that people have posted in other threads, but it seems like most suggestions involve "Use adb", yet every adb tutorial involves the phone being in recovery mode. I've tried to uninstall and reinstall drivers via Wug's Toolkit, but when I plug my phone in, I am not able to install the drivers properly. I try to run adb items through the console, yet it does not recognize my device.
Is there anyway to install the necessary software I need and recover my phone while I cannot get past the google logo screen?
Boot loop. I don't care if I get my S2 working again or not, but I NEED the files on my internal storage! I have a Mac and a PC, both with ADB installed, but no matter if I'm in recovery, or Odin Download Mode, I can not access my device via ADB. Is there anything I missed out, or is it just not possible at all, and the only thing I can do is wiping it?
I tried to root my Nexus 4, and well I'm not too sure if it is rooted but after unlocking the bootloader and wiping the data, I got it to boot back up and then since then when I turn it off and try and go into recovery mode it has a dead android with a red triangle and says "No command." I can use the phone normally but it just wont let me get into recovery mode.
My Galaxy Nexus won't boot with the power button and I don't think my volume down button works either. There is also a pattern lock I don't know so I can't get into the OS. Is there anyway to wipe/fastboot/enter ADB without the power button or without needing USB debugging? Or is there a way to turn on USB debugging without getting into the OS?