Install Pantech Jellybean JYUS06032013 (Android 4.1.2) on Pantech Flex (over any current build)



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Procedure if you ARE NOT running baseband JYUS06032013 (ICS Basebands) :

  • boot ICS CWM
  • flash FLEX-JB-JYUS06032013-FIRMWARE.zip from CWM
  • format system in CWM (will NOT wipe data, but makes sure old rom does not flash back stock recovery)
  • restart start recovery/adb reboot recovery (JB CWM is installed – do not try to fastboot boot ICS CWM)
  • flash FLEX-JB-JYUS06032013-ROM.zip from CWM.
    reboot

Procedure if you ARE running baseband JYUS06032013 (JB Baseband) :

  • get root (Instructions HERE – use GANDALF)
  • install CWM (Instructions HERE)
  • flash FLEX-JB-JYUS06032013-FIRMWARE.zip from CWM
  • format system in CWM (will NOT wipe data, but makes sure old rom does not flash back stock recovery)
  • reboot to installed CWM
  • flash FLEX-JB-JYUS06032013-ROM.zip from CWM.
    reboot

This ROM is Pantech stock stock stock with no mods other than CWM installation protection and all stock permissions and symlinks carefully maintained and consistent with the product of a successful OTA.

The firmware is also stock, with the exception of the open aboot allowing fastboot boot, and installation of JB CWM with nothing else added or changed. It runs well with nothing broken. You MUST be on JB firmware (below) to run it properly.

Root: You can let the new CWM root it if you like when you exit – it will prompt you.

Downloads:
md5: 1a0ca5f177bce2f4c428931616e0ecd1 FLEX-JB-JYUS06032013-FIRMWARE.zip
md5: 17c0e611ab6dfbca230571c1e40f3d14 FLEX-JB-JYUS06032013-ROM.zip

Restore “fastboot boot boot.img” capability on Pantech Flex after Android 4.1 Jellybean update



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Restore fastboot boot boot.img on Pantech Flex
(after Android 4.1 Jellybean update)

Process:

As usual, this is high level for advanced users.  No support implied or available.

Notes:
I pulled and zipped the aboot from my ICS Pantech Flex phone.

md5sum /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/aboot
3af799fcb04331d5d0a00f0af2ebd229 /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/aboot
tells me the md5sum of the aboot partition

md5sum /dev/block/mmcblk0p5
3af799fcb04331d5d0a00f0af2ebd229 /dev/block/mmcblk0p5
tells me that is the aboot partition because the md5′s match

md5sum aboot.img
3af799fcb04331d5d0a00f0af2ebd229  aboot.img
tells me the aboot I off pulled matches the partition aboot.  It’s a good image.

I was able to apply the 4.1 update and test this.  It works.  Fastboot is back.  I was then able to extract and boot the stock JB boot and recovery images.

ICS boot images are not compatible. New recovery and custom boot images are needed, but they can be installed the same ways as before after flashing back the older aboot as described above.

For anyone not able to get the JB update.zip from the AT&T OTA, here it is, signed and ready to flash from stock recovery.  Note: this [B][I]will[/I][/B] fail if there are missing pieces.  You must be on stock ICS.

http://tau.shadowchild.nl/files/flex-jb-update.zip

Here are extracted stock JB aboot, boot and recovery images if they are needed:

http://tau.shadowchild.nl/files/flex-4.1-stock-aboot-boot-recovery.zip  << rename to update.zip and flash from stock ICS recovery.

Obama, stop fueling racism

Here we go again, a black man saying he was discriminated against because of profiling when he experienced something most of us do.  http://news.yahoo.com/-obama–trayvon-martin-%E2%80%98could-have-been-me-35-years-ago%E2%80%99–180734663.html

Barack Obama, obviously appalled as anyone should be about the Treyvon Martin shooting, had this to say in response to the verdict “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” and “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

Okay BO, it could have been me too.  I was a 6’2″ white american male full of bravado, and that tends to intimidate people.  Enough to get my white american male ass shot off if I were to start shooting my mouth off at the wrong people.  Really, It could have been anyone, and it would be just as screwed up.

BO went on to say “There are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me—at least before I was a senator, …There are very few African-Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.”

Again, this has happened to me, a large white American male, often.  I’ve also been stopped by the TSA and searched a couple of times, and I don’t fly much.  This isn’t a black thing, and I don’t think people go “OMG a darkie – hide yo purse.”  I think lots of things set off people’s security bells – from clown phobias to cop phobias and a zillion things in between.  It’s a natural reaction any time someone feels vulnerable, you just have to appear to be physically able to be perceived as a threat.  People do not trust strangers.  I am not saying racial profiling does not happen – it most certainly does.  It’s just not always about race and it’s racist (racial profiling) to assume that it is.

BO goes further and says: “I don’t want us to lose sight that things are getting better.”

Damn straight they are.  But what the fuck is he doing now?  The verdict had nothing to do with racism.  Perhaps the incident did, there is no evidence of that. But playing the weakest of race cards when speaking about an already racial-charged situation is helping our nation how?  We’ve got violent protests going on, and our president thinks this is a great time to talk about his perception of racial profiling and how he thinks it has impacted this situation. Really productive.

Racism and profiling happen.  If  the president thinks it’s so damn awful, why isn’t he grabbing the TSA by the shorthairs over it?  Why does he instead add fuel to a volatile situation with thoughtless blathering with no apparent positive outcome?  Is he okay with Treyvon calling Zimmerman a “creepy kracker”?  Racism cuts a thousand ways.

Racism won’t be gone until we all can accept people we meet based on our interaction with them and not some preconceived notion of what they are doing and why, and until we can laugh at our differences together as friends, because that’s what friends do. To assume any part of this is racially motivated without proof is racist.  You don’t trust whitey.  A broken clock is right twice a day; racism may be a factor in this, but it’s WRONG to assume you are right.  That’s racism. That’s profiling. That’s hypocritical. So Mr President, shut the fuck up if you can’t be more helpful than that.  I expect better from the President of the United States.

The Week’s Most Assinine Statements

  • We need to have the same compassion for drug addicts as cancer patients.  It’s a disease, just like cancer is.

BULLSHIT!  Cancer can strike anyone at anytime.  Junkieism does not.  Drug addiction is nearly always caused by a self-centered, callous disregard for family, friends and the truth of drug abuses.  Almost universally, drug addiction is a direct result of action taken by the one addicted.  It’s not caused by horrible home lives, low self esteem, money or love issues, oppression or hardship.  We all have shit to deal with.  Next time you hear that crap, just tell the stupid fucking parrot saying it that Helen Keller was deaf and blind and she was not a drug addict.  Most of the Jews that survived the death camps during the 2nd world war managed to do it without becoming junkies or alcoholics; despite a very high rate of PTSD and an elevated rate of alcoholism – it’s still less than half, and I’d say they had a pretty rough patch for a while.  What does that suggest?  Yeah, life’s a real bitch sometimes, but MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE NOT TO TOSS THE REST OF IT AWAY and SHITTY CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NOT DRIVING PEOPLE TO DRINK.  SELFISH, DUMBASS CHOICES ARE.

To junkies:  Your shit is your shit.  We all have it. You may not have been responsible for causing it, but you sure as hell own it now.  Own it. Deal with it, because no one else can.  Don’t take drugs and quit laying the blame for your sorry excuse of an existence on “disease” or “bad shit”, you fucking puke of a person.  Grow the fuck up and get help getting and staying clean.  Until you do, you won’t get an ounce of compassion from me – compassion is for all the people you fucked over to get to the point you are at right now – not you.

As a cancer survivor, I consider it a huge affront to dare comparing addiction with cancer or any other disease not brought on by substance abuse.  If you think that, maybe you need a nasty case of cancer to fix your thinking.

  • ZImmerman wasn’t convicted because of race. If he was black, he would have been convicted.

BULLSHIT!  Newsflash, OJ Simpson is black and the case against OJ was arguably better, yet he also walked.  Sometimes, there just isn’t sufficient evidence to support a guilty verdict.  Other times, you just get a daft jury. Nothing is perfect, including our justice system. That doesn’t mean the accused is innocent, just that jury could not find guilty based on evidence presented.  It happens, and nothing needs to be broken for this to happen. If we go fixing things every time something happens we don’t like, before long nothing works.  Sometimes, we just need to accept things and move the fuck on.  Do I think Zimmerman was guilty of a crime?  I don’t know; I *think* he probably was.  Maybe or maybe not he was guilty of what he was charged with, maybe something lesser.  I do  not know.  But that doesn’t matter, what matters is that the jury didn’t know based on evidence.  It’s not okay to riot about it just because you’re an angry dumbass.

  •  The front page picture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Rolling Stone magazine is inappropriate and needs to be banned.

Where the fuck have you been for the past umpteen years?  Since when has Rolling Stone been the quintessential example for journalistic propriety?  Was is when they did that Charlie Manson cover?  Or when they did another Charlie Manson cover?  Rolling Stone is going to do what they do.  They are not the best nor the worst rag out there, and if that article is getting your nipples in a knot, you need to get out more.   Whatever happened to free press?  Remember, we don’t have to defend the content to defend the right of them to publish it.  Don’t like it?  Don’t read it.  Get over yourself.

loki-doki, the simple way to patch any custom boot image on AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S 4


Feedback please – let me know your result by commenting below.

What it is:

A simple script in a zip I put together that is run from recovery (like GAPPS) that will extract and patch the installed boot image with drjbliss’s utilities and re-flash it. The only prerequisite is any properly working custom recovery.

Why?

from djrbliss’s notes, it seems that the patch is aboot specific. This means that boot images will only work with the version aboot they were patched for. This remedies that by patching for the phone-specifc aboot.

To use:

  1. flash a non-patched boot image or custom rom. 
  2. flash loki-doki.zip from custom recovery the same way you would flash gapps for CyanogenMod or a custom rom.
  3. Done.  It’s quick and painless.

This utility checks the bootloader version before executing anything.  It will do no harm if someone should run it on a device out of scope.

Anyone is free to use/modify/distribute this in any way.
No Warranty is implied, expressed etc.  As always, use at your own risk.

Download:  http://tau.shadowchild.nl/files/loki-doki.zip

Reference:
drjbliss’s github repo: https://github.com/djrbliss/loki

 

Prisons of the future: BluYot – the 42nd Evolution of BluRay

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Sony today announced BluYot, which is now the 42nd evolution of BluRay.  BluYot will be a 100mm wide, nearly indestructible disc capable of storing 983 yottabytes of data, more than sufficient to store the transporter data of any mammal, land or sea – on a single disk, were it legal. BluYot promises to be the most reliable way to store such massive amounts of data for some time into the future.  BluYot was developed with Government grants and oversight, and should be available mid 4th quarter.

Even as legal and ethical implications of digital cloning are tested and challenged, testing of Government’s controversial Digital Prisoner Rehabilitation Program (DPRP) progresses. Sources say original data storage will utilize redundant copies of original prisoner data on BluYot while data is manipulated to effect rehabilitation on prisoner DNA and brain function.  The original data will be destroyed only if Government Constitution is fully tested on issues involving it’s destruction, and also if it will not be utilized by Agency.

Opponents say DPRP is a gross violation of human rights, and say that habitual offenders of even misdemeanors may be subjected to reinvention that can drastically alter who they are and have negative impact on family, career and quality of life.  The process is being compared to lobotomies performed in the 20th century.  Proponents say the comparison is preposterous.

 

Go play outside you whiney, entitled feeling little punk.


It’s too bad some users (largely those coming from XDA developers, the largest commercial idiot farm on the planet) seem to feel like they are entitled to free support that simply isn’t on the table.  In the end, it makes existing support impossible in certain cases.

Quote from unlimited.io

Update regarding Windows versions of our tools:

Team Unlimited has decided to drop all support for the Windows OS. This is due to massive amounts of trolling on forums and in our support channel as well as flaming us for our decision to not support Windows 8 or any version of Windows 64bit.

We attempted to explain to anyone who had questions why this was not supported – drivers are unreliable, percentage of risk for bricking was too high, and just general complications – but we were greeted with people who demanded support and others that came into our support # to tell us that ‘clearly we didn’t test 64bit because it works’ and ‘wanted to let us know that we could support 64bit.’

We want to make it clear that we make and support these tools with our free time, for free, for you – our users. We made a decision to provide clear and concise directions and a live support channel. We can revoke all or part of this at any time and will should people become abusive to our team members.”

Android usb debugging and fastboot support on Windows is dicey at best.  My biggest mistake with AAHK was including windows support because it *could* work.  It was a mistake because too often the user’s windows environment failed.   Some of the hacks for newer smartphones are more complex than they used to be, and those who develop them hate to put them out there without some support because sometimes even with due diligence on the part of the user things can go awry.  Not all Linux distros are equal and most of these tools are distributed with android tools that are for 32 bit Linux.  So if developers support only what works most reliably and produces the least number of support issues, then support that decision because:

  • Showing gratitude without criticism of free support is the classy thing to do.
  • Carping about free support automatically makes you a colossal asshole.
  • You might as well; your opinion means shit anyway.

If you don’t like this approach to free support, then go play outside (or anywhere else).

A high-level DHD/Inspire manual S-OFF hack concept for advanced users


Okay, stop the hating. Here’s a high level DHD/Inspire manual (as in not automated) S-OFF hack concept for advanced users. I am NOT going to detail it further or support it.

#include <std_disclaimer.h>
/*
Your warranty is now void. I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because you can’t tether. Please do some research if you have any concerns about this process before attempting it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
*/
(Disclaimer borrowed heavily from cyanogenmod)

Just because the hack kit is going away doesn’t mean the Inspire/DHD can’t be set s-off. Here’s a high level how-to that advanced users should have no issue with. This is NOT a step-by-step, but a description of the activity.  This is deliberate.  If you don’t know what you are doing and don’t understand what’s going on – DON’T EVEN TRY THIS. I am NOT going to detail it further or support it

High Level Steps (some detail deliberately NOT included)

  • htc dev unlock, install cwm recovery and root ONLY
  • dd the stock boot image to /data/local/tmp and pull it to your pc HD (/dev/block/mmcblk0p22 is boot)
    • adb shell dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p22 of=/data/local/tmp/boot.img
    • adb pull /data/local/tmp/boot.img
  • make a goldcard (for all CIDS not in android-info.txt in the firmware.zip to be flashed)
    • adb push goldcard /data/local/tmp
    • adb shell chmod 775 /data/local/tmp/goldcard
    • adb shell cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc2/mmc2:*/cid  (returns sdcard cid)
    • adb shell /data/local/tmp/goldcard -c <sd card cid above>  -o /data/local /tmp/goldcard.img
    • adb shell dd if=/data/local/tmp/goldcard.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk1 (this writes the goldcard.img to the sdcard.  Mileage on used sdcards may vary)
  • push misc_version to the phone and use to lower the mainversion (need to lower the  mainversion in order to flash the firmware downgrade)
    • adb push misc_version /data/local/tmp
    • adb shell chmod 775 /data/local/tmp/misc_version
    • adb shell /data/local/tmp/misc_version -s 1.11.111.1 
  • relock the bootloader
  • flash firmware.zip with from the zip below (this firmware contains the original radio exploit used by gfree)
    • fastboot oem rebootRUU
    • fastboot flash zip firmware.zip
    • fastboot reboot-bootloader
  • unlock the bootloader again (use the same unlocktoken bin)
  • flash your stock boot.img to boot (this will get the current rom working again)
    • fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • flash recovery.img to recovery (from the zip below – this recovery has a kernel that works with the radio exploit)
    • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • boot to recovery (yes, the screen may well be blank, but adb should work fine)
    • adb push gfree /tmp/
    • adb shell chmod 775 /tmp/gfree
    • adb shell /tmp/gfree -f   >> yeilds – s-off, supercid, sim-unlock
  • reboot to bootloader and check success.

Notes:

  • The firmware.zip in the package below does not contain an hboot, so it should be safe for all Inspire/DHD devices, even those shipped with Gingerbread.
  • Flashing a froyo hboot to a device shipped with Gingerbread is a terrible idea. If you do this after all that has been posted about it, you’re an idiot.  EARLY S-OFF METHODS DID THIS.
  • If you read this carefully, you will realize that this is S-OFF ONLY.  The radio will need to be updated again, it is not rooted, nor does not have working recovery on most devices.  There are 1000s of threads on how to do all that with S-OFF, so no, we are not going into any of that here.
  • Included are the two HBOOTs Hyuh hacked up for us with some ENG functionality. There is one for Sense 3 devices and one for pre-sense 3 devices. Use the correct one – partition layouts are different.

Tools here: ace-tools.zip
md5: 91a551d72f16883a35b8e8f9a7e5bcb1 ace-tools.zip

This should be a useful process outline, and I hope it helps people who have a clue to start with. I am NOT going to detail it further or support it.

Once again, I AM NOT GOING INTO FURTHER DETAIL OR SUPPORTING THIS PROCESS. IF YOU DON’T GET IT, TOO BAD.

Thanks to:

  • Revskills for their fantastic gold card algorithym
  • GenePoole for the kickass android goldcard binary based on above and a new version of gfree built w/o need for certain dependencies.
  • scotty2 for finding the vold exploit and the author of psneuter
  • Guhl for misc_version and gfree
  • hyuh for misc_version revisions and Hboots with ENG features

 

HEYZUESS, what the hell are smartphone makers thinking?


Quote from CNET on rumored SGS4 specs:
“Among them is a rumored eight-core Exynos processor, a separate eight-core graphics processing unit, a 4.99-inch SuperAmoled display, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capability, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and the latest version of Android

WTF is all of this for?  A phone? Unless it’s going to have 16 GB ram, a TB drive and a complete docking station with dual monitor support and multi OS boot capability, IDGAF.  It’s just silly.

I don’t want more cores, more megapixels and a larger screen.  REALLY, I don’t.  I want the things I have FIXED, like buggy touchscreens (let’s be honest) and light sensors that don’t work worth a damn to keep the display at reasonable automatic settings from low light to bright outdoors.  From GPS chips that loose their minds and sync forever to craptastic WIFI connections and poor audio input and output circuits.

FIXITFIXITFIXITFIXIT, DAMMIT FIXIT!

While you’re at it Samsung, I want a phone that can easily fit in ANY of my pants pockets (SGS3 isn’t it with a decent protective case on it), a phone with a battery that will last the best part of a week with light to moderate use with a single charge and a phone that can optionally automatically switch the number my carrier provides to VOIP over WIFI.

None of what I want in a new phone involves more memory a larger screen or more CPU/GPU cores.  I DO NOT GIVE A CRAP ABOUT RAISING THE BAR IN THOSE AREAS.  Those things are just not important.  What’s important is improvements in useability and functionality and better integration into my day to day life.  That’s what a smartphone is supposed to be about – not making big stupid ones.

Samsung, your eye is clearly not on the ball, even if no one else is doing any better.

Wall of shame….


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