“Re-imaging” a Device – or flashing a Rom
Had a problem where I was added a phone that someone had tried to install ubuntu (Linux flavor) on it, it failed and they just put it back on the shelf int he lab 😦
Took me a couple tries to figure out how to put a usable version of Android back on the device.
What I went through:
- Figure out what model phone I had – had to pop the case and read behind the battery – since didn’t tell me the carrier, fortunately IT had that info
- Then I needed to find the right Rom (image) for the device and download the zip file for it to my computer (first image failed)
- Then I copied the image to the SDCARD of the phone:
- adb push bigxie_maguro_JRN84D_v2-signed.zip /sdcard/bigxie_maguro_JRN84D_v2-signed.zip
- Then on the phone I “Flash Zip from SD Card”
- And choose that zip above, it took a few minutes to unpack the zip file and boot – but it worked.
Command line I also used the commands “adb reboot” and “adb reboot recovery” to keep booting my phone
For the Roms, I found the images here: http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager
For Additional Flashing/imaging instructions: Flashing Guide – http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Flashing_Guide_-_Android