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#3691 B.E.McAllister

 
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:54 PM

When you get the dead android have you tried pushing both volume buttons at the same time?

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

Yeah when you get to the android icon, hold volume down and press volume up. Once the menu comes up, use the volume keys to move and power button to select.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

Not that this does us any good at this point, but, my new found hobby of hacking around with my S4 GPE led me to some interesting knowledge that I thought I'd share with the class.  Back in the days when we were getting ICS leaks left and right, the HoB served as a mini-FXZ.  One of the things I'd do is root and extract recovery.img from the recovery partition.  I even put that functionality into the HoB.  So back to the S4 experience.  The latest OTA update came out for 4.3.  A lot of us like to install TWRP recovery but we need stock recovery so we can flash the next OTA update.  Well, one of our root methods is to install TWRP and flash supersu in recovery.  But flashing TWRP overwrites the stock recovery partition.  Bummer man.  So I ripped the update zip apart and discovered that I could create a signed recovery.img file from the update.  Now back to the Bionic.  I looked at one of the Bionic updates and found that the same process can be done to create a recovery.img that can be flashed.  Pretty wicked.  No need to be rooted to pull it and still be able to make a mini-FXZ from any update.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

So you are saying even after another potential ota, we'd still be able to root?

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

No, what I'm saying is that I can make a recovery.img until we get the FXZ and be able to restore a phone to working order for anyone who fracks it up.  :)


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:06 PM

Awesome find. I just upgraded to the s4 as well and so I decided to factory wipe my bionic with the potential sell it and now it won't even turn on lol so I might have to try the hob and see if I can get it back up and running to at least use as a back up...
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:09 PM

"Ring the bell; schools back in"

Thanks Sam!

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:06 AM

Hello y'all and Hello to The Great SamuriHL :)

I would like to tell SamuriHL again Thank You for the HoB :)

I used it alot on other Bionics and it worked Great :)


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:51 AM

I have to say Samuri most guys when they get a new phone abandon their work on the old one and put all their efforts in the the new phone.  Thanks for not forgetting about us I know you have a great deal of blood sweat and tears and probably some more blood in there creating the HOB and it keeps you going but it is appreciated.  It is funny the other day I was thinking I really don't need the HoB any more my phone is set up no more updates and BAMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.  Fracked it up trying to install a 4.2.2 rom in the stock slot instead of a 4.1.2 well lost root and God knows what else fubared and had to FXZ yada yada yada. The HoB was like a good old friend I hadn't seen in a while sure I was a little embarrassed to call after all this time and ask it to do some heavily lifting.  But guess what he said no problem I got this, that is a true friend :)


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

I tried really hard to make the HoB into something that is self sustaining so I don't have to put a lot of work into it.  "It just works".  There are still many many people using it.  And I'm still around if something does come up.  Hell, I spent all last night working on root for the RAZR HD and RAZR M phones and released a new motochopper for each. I don't even own an M and my HD is only used to help develop utilities for that group of users.  The past couple weeks have been spent getting a crash course in all things Samsung, though.  ODIN, heimdall, etc.  I had to learn how to create a proper stock recovery img.  I had to create proper baseband files so those who took the 4.3 leak could get themselves up to an official build.  It's been a fun learning process and I've helped the S4 community in the process.  That is what I love...someone learning new things and applying that knowledge for the benefit of others.  We have a great little S4 community and it's now picking up since we banded together to come up with ODIN flashable files for 4.2.2 and 4.3 so people can play a bit more.  Anyway, I'm glad the HoB was there to help you out of a jam.  Enjoy!


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:05 AM

Hi,

 

I'm new to Bionc.

I got a used Bionic from ebay.  It came with 246 and had the baseband unknown.

I belive someone didn't flash this phone properly and the phone would reboot itself about every 2 minutes.

 

I tried flashing this phone to 98.72.22_fxz.

During flashing, it had problems with flashing vendor.img.

I got en error saying "unable to allocate 1397489664 bytes"

 

After the the 98.72.22_fxz flash, the baseband unknown and rebooting every 2 minutes didn't go away.

 

I tried to do update from recovery, but I get an error on bp.imp.  Something like assertion failed.

 

Can anyone help!?!

 

I don't know why the baseband is unknown...seem slike the radio.img was flashed ok when hob was running.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:12 AM

Phone is physically screwed. Nothing to be done.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

I saw reference of a radio repair utility in the HOB.  However when I select utility in HOB, I don't see any repair utility.  I only see something like wipe cache.

Did the repair utility get removed?  How do I navigate to it?

 

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

It was removed. It shouldn't be necessary. Just flash the radio from the fxz.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:01 AM

Samuri I have a quick question for you.  I have used the HoB from the beginning and hate to leave it behind.  My question is do I have to?  I have the Maxx and as you may be aware Jcase has succeeded in getting us root.  If I put the Maxx FXZ in the HoB would I be able to FXZ and save data using the HoB and my maxx.  I am not sure if you wrote all of the HoB aspects to be specific to the bionic or not. Or if this will work with other phones .I did just use the HoB to boot into fastboot so looks like it will work just wanted to double check.  Especially when it comes update time if I have to FXZ I don't want to start all over if the update fails.  Thanks again for all you do for us.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:14 AM

NO!!!  Don't do that.  :)  The scripts are very Bionic centric.  I've written different versions for other phones but it's definitely something that has to be done...it's not just drop in a new FXZ and hope it works.  It won't.  It will fail on so many levels.  Could I repurpose the HoB for other phones?  Yes.  Will I?  I don't know.  I could probably make a more generic version that could be more easily repurposed for other phones.  I'll consider it.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:43 AM

Ok figured I would ask before I fubar'd my Maxx I know this is a lot of work for you but the HoB has been the best tool for a phone I have ever used.  I hope you find the time and desire to continue with the HoB... well not the HoB how about the HoS House of Samuri has a nice ring to it for a generic tool.  Thanks again Samuri.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

You have to remember I'm no longer on a Moto phone.  So there's not a lot of motivation there for me personally.  But as service to the community, I might be able to spend some cycles this weekend that allows a more configurable tool.  Understand it'll never be "drop in the FXZ and you're done".  But I could make a template where you add the FXZ, modify a batch file to match the files in the FXZ and/or edit some XML, and make a generic "if there's a root folder, offer to run root once the FXZ operations are done" kind of thing.  It wouldn't be terribly difficult.  I'll think about it.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:51 AM

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:38 PM

Alright, the House of Moto is now live.  IMO, it's a worthy replacement for the HoB.  Not quite as fancy and functional.  BUT, it allows for an insane amount of customization.  Add the scripts you want or need, and it'll simply flash them.  It's about as flexible as it can possibly get.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:11 PM

Alright everyone.  I am shutting down the House of Bionic.  I ask that everyone upgrade to the House of Moto and add xt875 support.  

 

o) Once you install the House of Moto and the xt875 support file you should have a c:\HouseOfMoto Directory.  

o) Create a c:\HouseOfMoto\FXZ_98.72.22_xt875 directory.  

o) Copy the FXZ files into that folder so that you see c:\HouseOfMoto\FXZ_98.72.22_xt875\boot.img and a whole bunch of other files at that level.  

o) Run the HouseOfMoto.bat

o) When asked for your device model, input xt875

o) When asked what flash mode to use, select either RSD or fastboot [OMAP]

 

There are 2 scripts right now.  One for KEEP DATA and one for FULL.  You can add custom scripts to either the fastboot_scripts or rsd_scripts folder as needed.  Just make sure they end in _xt875.bat for fastboot_scripts and _xt875.xml for rsd_scripts.

 

I just want to thank everyone who's made the House of Bionic as successful as it is!  And I hope you all enjoy the new House of Moto!


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 06:51 AM

Now that linux/Mac support has been added to HoM I've decided to officially close the House of Bionic. Thanks, everyone!

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