I have a Droid Eris that I'm trying to flash from 1.5 to the latest rooted ROM 2.1. My first attempt, I copied PB00IMG.zip to the SD card, disconnected the phone, and flashed the firmware while disconnected from the PC. I think that prevented me from gaining root access, because I cannot remount the system directory using the adb commands (gives me access denied). I'm trying now to flash the ROM while still having the phone connected to the PC, but I'm not having much luck, as I am still being denied access.
I rooted my phone using erisuser1's rooting for dummies method - this went off without a hitch, I followed the instructions to the T. I put several custom ROMs on my SD card (using the USB, and properly ejecting the phone as a drive) including KaosFroyo v37 and v38, CELBFroyo 3.6, PlainJaneT2_V2, and Vanilla_Tazz_19.I tried flashing each of them (following the wipe of the system info and the Dalvik cache) and all but the PlainJane got stuck in bootloops that lasted a long time. I waited anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours, and none of the others ever loaded up. I'm fine using the PlainJane and happy to have the other features of root but am wondering if there's any advice or suggestions as to why none of the other ROMs worked for me?
Rooting process and decided to try it, but I've run into some trouble while flashing PB00IMG.zip.
I put it on my SD card and put the phone into HBOOT. It went through and found it, and then told me to press volume up to continue with the update. Then it went through the same thing, only now it is taking forever to finish loading. I know that it's a large file, but it's been almost an hour and the blue bar is only about 2/3 full. What should I do?
My purpose behind this "a picture is worth 1000 words" thread is twofold:
1) For newbs that experience some trouble(s) getting the inital stages of "getting root" to happen correctly, it is helpful for them to know what things should look like when everything goes the way it should. That makes it much easier to recognize it when something goes wrong.
2) Make it very clear when to do the "battery pull" if you are interested in only installing the S-OFF bootloader (and nothing else) using Toastcfh's "battery pull trick".
In the first image below, the Eris has been restarted by simultaneously pressing the Vol-down and End (power) buttons, and a PB00IMG.ZIP file has been placed in the root folder of the SD card:
If the "PB00IMG.ZIP" file was not found on the SD card, the list of files shown above would flash across the screen and disappear very quickly - less than one second.
If this is what you experience, there are a couple of possible reasons why this might have occurred:
There is no file named PB00IMG.ZIP in the root folder of the SD card You put the file there, but misspelled the name The SD Card needs to be re-formatted ** The SD card is "questionable" - replace with a "beter" card **
** I never experienced these problems with the Verizon-supplied SD card, but other folks have reported that this solved a problem where they were sure the file was present in the root folder, but apparently was not recognized.
The important thing to point out here is that the PB00IMG.ZIP files are large - as much as 100 MB. Merely reading the file to compute a checksum or crypto signature from a flash device takes many tens of seconds: if the file is found by the phone, it will spend some time chewing on it. If you see the above list of files (in green) flash by and nothing happens, then it is absolutely clear that the phone did not "find" the file - for whatever reason.
In the image above, we see that the phone is reading the file, as indicated by the blue progress bar in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This process takes a fair amount of time - perhaps as much as a full minute.
Note that the HTC crypto signature is over the whole zip file (excluding the first 256 bytes); at this point, the phone is simply checking that the .zip file has the correct crypto signature - it is not even unpacking the zip file (yet)
In the next image, the phone is beginning to unpack the zip file into separate components: the crypto sig check has succeeded, and the phone says nothing exceptional, other than "Checking"
In the next image below, the phone presents a list of images that are in the PB00IMG.ZIP file. The list shown only tells you what the function of the image file is, but does not display the exact file name in the .zip file. (Unpack the PB00IMG.ZIP yourself on your PC if you are curious).
The phone also asks you if you "Do you want to start update?".
NOTE: This point in time is extremely critical if you are going to do the battery pull method!
Note that the second item in the list, (#2) is listed as "BOOTLOADER". What will happen if you choose to perform the update, is that the new bootloader from the PB00IMG.ZIP file will be flashed right away. This sort of makes sense: it is the new bootloader that is responsible for installing all the other new images in the PB00IMG.ZIP file.
The bootloader is quite small - about 512k bytes - so it flashes onto the phone very quickly. As soon as this finishes (less than one second after you start the update), the phone screen will go dark, indicating that a reboot is in progress.
IF YOU INTEND TO USE THE BATTERY PULL METHOD, YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THIS MOMENT, WITH THE COVER ALREADY OFF THE PHONE - YOU'LL HAVE 3-4 SECONDS BEFORE THE PHONE REBOOTS AND BEGINS TO CONTINUE WITH THE REST OF THE ROM FLASHING. YOU CAN PULL THE BATTERY AS SOON AS YOU SEE THE SCREEN GO DARK. (The remaining steps shown below will not occur if you pull the battery.)
Toastcfh on XDA was the first to suggest this method; it is especially useful if you want to create a backup of your "factory" 1.5 system.
The photo images used for this documentation were taken from a manual upgrade of 1.16.605.1 to 1.17.605.1 (MR1 to MR2 update on Cupcake). Both of those updates use the exact same (S-ON) bootloader, so in the pictures which follow, we won't notice a difference in version numbers or appearance of "S-OFF" at the top of the screen. But if we were doing the "root" PB00IMG.ZIP upgrade, we would see the new version number and also "S-OFF", as the new bootloader would be "live" at this point.
In the image below, (following the reboot) we see what appears to be a complete repeat of what we saw at the beginning of the process: it appears as if the .zip file is being unpacked all over again, complete with the blue progress bar showing in the upper right hand corner of the screen:
Again, we see the "Checking" message (below). But rest assured, the update process has been launched, and will continue without prompting until the end. Don't let the fact that you are seeing a repeat of these same screens you saw earlier throw you - that is normal. And again, since the file involved is large - 100 MB - it takes a little while for the phone to chug through these steps.
Now the updater lists the (functional) contents of the PB00IMG.ZIP file, and starts the update process without stopping to ask permission. Note that the bootloader is no longer mentioned (in item #2, or anywhere): it was already installed!
When the flash memory is being written, the progress bar in the upper right hand corner of the screen will display in red (as shown below)
If the updater is merely unpacking an image file (within the .zip file), the progress bar will show up in a black color as shown below. (This will be most apparent for large images such as the "system" image)
When the update is complete, the system will pause and ask you if you want to reboot. (In the case of the root PBOOIMG.ZIP update, the new S-OFF bootloader is up and running at this point, so if you wanted to toggle it in to fastboot mode and flash Amon_RA's recovery image, you could do that.
My Droid Eris started a boot loop about 2 days ago (the usual complaint - the skateboarding droids, the htc logo, then verizon and htc endless loop). I went to do a soft reset, removed the battery, did a hard reset, nothing works - but here's the kicker - when it loads the fastboot/recovery/clear storage/simlock screen, it says that my file PB00IMG.zip is the wrong image and jumps off the screen within 2 seconds as it loads. I cannot get my computer to mount either - it does not always recognize it, and when it does, it will not let me in to the SD card to overwrite another one. Periodically, it even gives me a lovely phone with red triangle and an exclamation point.
If I had to guess, I'm assuming that that file is the core to me booting the OS (which is still the stock OS at this point)...but somehow it is not working. Or maybe its more than just that...I'm not really sure what to go into next - I know more about playing with registry errors on a desktop than phone software - but I'm willing to tinker and learn. I'm open to any ideas since I have a backup phone temporarily while I make it the 7 days to my next upgrade, but would really like to get this one working if I can. I can't send it in to verizon, since they are saying that it is "water damaged" (even though it has never touched water!) and want to charge me 90 dollars for a refurbished one.
I just tried to install frankenrom b5 through CWM. It said it loaded fine but I can't exit out of CWM. It kept going from back menu enabled to back menu disabled but the menu never came up. I do know that it is not visible unless I scroll down extra far but no matter what it will not show up. Any help?
I had an issue flashing the newest version of the leedroid ROM. To start my phone was running stock un-rooted Android 2.1. This is what I've done
1) Rooted the device using the Unrevoked method. Everything with this went fine. I get the Superuser app and I can get the '#' prompt at a terminal. 2) Then I partitioned my SD card using Rom Manager in preparation for A2SD+ 3) Then I booted into clockwork mod recovery and wiped data/factory reset, wiped cache, and wiped dalvik cache 4) Then I tried to flash the leedroid rom from zip on the sd card
After reboot my phone appears to be stuck on the HTC screen and will not move forward. But if I take out the battery I can boot back into recovery mode. So it appears my phone is not broken, but it clearly isn't working. I've tried flashing a number of different ROMs but get the same result each time.
I am following the instructions on the stick from the complete root guide... and i get the the unrevoked flash part and it keeps on getting stuck on flashing recovry image do not touch phone and it just stays there... im not sure whats going on been tryin for a long time now...
I am trying to flash a custom ROM to my HTC Desire HD.
First I managed to unlock the bootloader using the Easy Ace Root Tool and installed ClockworkMod.
Then I tried flashing a Jelly Beans mod (JellyTime 4.2 R11) and it got stuck at the HTC logo screen. I tried wiping / formatting via ClockworkMod but with no success.
Afterwards I used a second phone to put the Download Android Revolution HD 7.3 ROM on the SD card and flash it. This one went fine through the installation wizard but when I was back to ClockworkMod recovery mode I got: "Can't open /cache/recovery/log" "Can't open /cache/recovery/last_log". Then I selected reboot and it was hanging on the HTC logo again... I was waiting for a minute before I took the battery out... After this I tried "format /cache" from the CWM but didn't work either.
Then I tried using a RUU utility in fastbood mode to flash an official HTC ROM:
I upgraded my Galaxy SII to official android 4.0.3 through Kies one month ago. Unfortunately, it often hang and finally cannot boot up again after my yesterday hard reboot. It stuck in the opening white logo "Samsung Galaxy SII".
So I used "download mode" and followed all the steps, including killing Kies, etc. to flash a new 4.0.3 through Odin. Everything seems working fine before I clicked "Start", e.g. yellow "ID:COM". Only boxes of "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" were ticked.
However, the installation process got stuck for over 5 hours now as follows:-
<ID:0/004> Added!! <OSM> Enter CS for MD5.. <OSM> Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..[code]....
What should I do next?? It seems not appropriate to reboot my device at this moment, but seems no other choice......
My phone was rooted with the 2.2 firmware everything was working fine and yesterday by itself the phone shut off when i tried to boot it, stays in the samsung galaxy boot screen. I tried going into download by holding vol+home+power but it says POWER RESET or UNKNOWN UPLOAD MODE. The phone is able to connect with my pc I tried flashing 2.2 Froyo with odin3 but its stuck at File analysis. Is there any way to fix this? I cant return the phone I bought it unlocked off ebay.
I was flashing back to stock rom and I followed deaths steps for it, and for about the past hour or so its been stuck, once like every 20 minutes the screen will flash and go back to android. Did I brick it or what?
i recently flashed custom roms in my arc s and returned to stock because of the features, when i installed ics 4.0.4 the battery meter is stuck in 100% and the mobile would switch of all of a sudden saying battery is emply i tried deleting battery stats, formatted everything except sd card still no use it is still stuck.. i flashed gingerbread and the battery meter worked fine i was showing the correct percentage, once after i flashed gingerbread charged the battery to 60% and flashed gingerbread it was showing the right percentage... i know the sensor is fine coz its working in gb.. i tried battery calibration and different battery status apps all show 100%. ics once the batterys drained it doesnt charge properly..
For the past 2 hours I have been searching this site and reading about Rooting and Flashing new ROM's etc. and I'm still having trouble. I downloaded Cyanogen 6.0.0 and when the phone re booted it got stuck at the Cyanogen boot animation screen, and when I pulled the Battery and rebooted in to recovery I was able to restore everything and now the phone works again.
So first off, how long should it take after downloading a new ROM to boot back up with the new ROM installed? And how can I save the ROM in to the SD card? And when I go to DL Cyanogen it asks which home application I should use and gives me ADWlauncher and Launcher 2 as options.
I did the gscript way on rooting the phone and that was a success but when I'm trying to flash the Plain Jane rom it would work but then when needing to be restarted it would just go into bootloop like have the ERIS screen then appear with the Plain Jane over the top of it and just repeat itself forever. What am i doing wrong?
I went to go update mine and my girl's ROMs yesterday. Did mine with Tazz's new 2.0, and I'm loving it. I went to do hers as well and when I get into the main menu the trackball doesn't scroll up or down. It works fine when the phone is in operating mode. She is running CELBfroyo. Any suggestions? I cannot scroll around to do a wipe and flash a new rom...
I recently got rid of my iPhone (couldn't stand Job's arrogance anymore) and decided to go with the cost effective route of MetroPCS. When I found Android phones could be flashed to work with it, I was quite excited. I found a phone and someone to do the flashing on Craigslist (actually a local phone shop that does it).
He flashed my phone and loaded Evil Eris onto it. I wasn't under the impression that if he put this rom on, I was going to have issues, like no voicemail notification or softkey leds. Going into this, I was pretty unaware of all the different rom choices, and the effects they have on the phone, and I still kind of am. So I have a few questions, because I've been reading about Ivans and kind of want to try it out, but want to make sure I've covered all my bases.
1. I am still unaware of the exclusivity or co-dependence that "flashing" a phone and changing a rom have with one another. He flashed my phone to work with Metro, and upload the Evil Eris rom. Main question is - if I wipe and load Ivans, do I lose the ability to use Metro? Or is it simply an issue of loading up my Metro APN (i think thats right) settings once I've loaded the new rom?
2. Nandroid backup - I made one the other day. If I go in, try another rom, and screw something up, I am under the impression that I could restore that backup and my phone be working like I never left it, including MetroPCS settings, correct?
3. Can anyone suggest a good program to backup and restore carrier specific settings, so that if I load a new rom I can quickly port settings over? Does something like this exist?
4. Finally, if all of this has been answered somewhere where I didn't find, feel free to send me to those links!
So I am using SuaveSmush as my current ROM, but I wanted to try a Froyo ROM out. I am currently using A2SD. When I flash the new ROM, it says that the card is damaged or not recognized and when I click on it, it wants me to reformat it. If the ROM (Froyo) supports A2SD, shouldn't I be able to use it right away, or do I have to revert back to an earlier state with the SD card and then repartition it when on Froyo?
A couple of days ago i rooted my phone but just flashed engtools3. This morning i decided to try out a new ROM. I flashed XTR 3.01 and was going through the setup and was asked to activate my phone. My phone has already been activated and i was wondering if this is normal when flashing a new ROM and if verizon is going to re-charge me for the activation fees?
I didn't post this in the applications forum since this seems to be an issue specific to the Eris. I hope that's alright.Using Seesmic 1.2 but I had the same problem with 1.1. I have Background Notification checked, Vibrate, Ringtone and Flashing LED unchecked. Even though I have it unchecked the LED starts flashing whenever a new tweet arrives. I would just like to have the notification in the status bar and no other form of notification.
My friend has a Motorola Droid and doesn't have this issue at all which makes me think it's only on the Eris. I tried contacting support and they weren't able to solve the problem. Google doesn't turn up any similar issues either.I'm hoping a fellow Eris owner and Seesmic user could chime in and let me know if they experience the same behavior. At least let me know that I'm not crazy and tell me this happens to other people.
I just rooted and flashed to khaosfroyo last night and didn't realize that the camera didn't work until today. So now I want to flash to CELBFroyo1.9 but I am not sure what I need to do to flash that one.
Will flashing a new ROM over an existing one wipe out all the apps and settings. including contacts? If so then what is the method to backup and bring it all back. To much of a pain to continually re-install apps and resync (particularly since HTC sync doesn't work very well).
Imagine my surprise when I went to open a purchased book on my Kindle App, and was told that I had exceeded the max number of devices registered to my Kindle account. Upon further investigation, I found that each time I flashed a new rom, it registered as a new device on my Kindle / Amazon account! This was easily rectified by deregistering all but the "6th Eris Device" and I'm good to go. Just thought I'd share this with those readers here who use the Kindle App - no need to do a small flip-out, like I did.
So I rooted a few days ago using Universal 1 Click Method and flashed Xxtrasense ROM immediately (in step 4 of the instructions below).
Step 1) download and install this APK: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8699733/erisone010.apk - VERSION 0.1.0 Step 2) Run, read disclaimer, press button Step 3) Reboot, once rebooted your phone should have Amon's recovery. Yay. Step 4) Use the recovery to flash rootme.zip that is now on your SDCard, or the custom rom of your choice. Step 5) Go into settings, and turn usb debugging on. After you have root, please uninstall this app.
I want to try new ROMs and have read through a number of threads but its only confused me more on the next steps. Questions are: 1. Do I need to do a NAND or NAND+ext backup (I've done a NAND back up shortly after flashing the Xtrasense ROM)? 2. Is Titanium Backup the only way to get my Apps and data transferred to any new ROMs I flash? 3. At what point is a dalvik wipe required?
If someone is able to provide a step-by-step outline (similar to jcase's 1-click eris root noted above).
I've got the rooted 2.1, easy. I've got all the java and adk and what not I got the flash_image and recovery.img. The command prompts all work fine till the last command, (I've tried 2 different chain of commands both work until a certain point).
adb shell mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system adb push recovery.img /sdcard adb push flash_image /system/bin adb shell chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image adb shell flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img (After this one it says it cannot find flash recovery or image, cant exactly remember.)
- Open the Terminal and copy and paste the following commands with the phone connected to your computer. - adb shell [hit enter] - su [hit enter] - flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA-eris-v1.6.2.img (once again not found but I believe I followed correctly) this the end of commands the first half worked fine.
I have an eris flashed with PB00IMG and I believe I have root access. I am able to remove apps through terminal. I cannot get the google maps to update. I have removed maps.apk, htcnavi.apk and com.google.android.maps.jar. I have removed these separately and all together. I have been able to get it to update before, but I reflashed the PB00IMG because I could not get youtube videos to play without the stock browser. I got the youtube videos working again but cannot remember how to get the maps to update again. I wanted to try flashing different roms. I have downloaded a couple, placed them on the sdcard, and booted but I cannot get them to boot.
While charging my phone today, I noticed that my LED started flashing and alternating from red to green. It was plugged into my wall and I was using it while it charged. I suspect this means Im using more juice than Im gaining because my battery was losing power. It also heated up more than usual. Returned to normal once I left it alone.