unlocking the bootloader?

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Hacks' started by denpth, Nov 10, 2011.

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    He says that it determines which device it is. He also basically said it cant be done, but I just think that this route has to be possible. It is possible to flash a bootloader. Yes there was a bricked 3 but that was with unofficial firmware. This is technically official. I tried flashing it but the file knew that this wasnt a dev phone. So basically if we can find out where the status of dev vs consumer is and hack this we can flash it. I still cling to the notion that there is hope here. I feel this is closer than we have gotten, so its worth exploring further if only to just find out that this is just another way it wont happen u know? the question is how did the guy that bricked his 3 flash the mbmloader with a custom. The chip will fry if its unofficial firmware hence his.being fried but.the process must be similar for our phones and this is official firmware so if we cqn write it the.same way it should work.

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    What i am curious about is if we were to simply rename the hs and ns copy of the bootloaders what would happen?

    Will the update see that it is a consumer phone and flash the hs bootloader that is now actually the ns loader... food for thought.
    I have actually been working on this for a while as well as a few other things that i am making very little headway on.
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    I have been analyzing the two bootloaders and the differences are minimal. if we can get the right people working together this might be a really viable option.
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    Unfortunately we cannot modify the update packages in any way. If u do it messes with the signature verification of the stock recovery. Basically we either need to write it in the same way they tried on the 3 or somehow finding out where the value (motorola.omapdevtype()) is located and changing the value. Any thoughts on how to start.
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    Bump for hope.

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    Bump-Back for the "AMEN."

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    Yeah I think you guys are on the right path. Keep up the hard work guys!

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    Ok so I found in /proc/ a file called omap_dev_type with the HS value in it but whenever I go to edit it to NS the changes dont keep meaning either I dont have the permissions for it or the OS is reverting it after saving it. I think its possible.if.we can change this value then update via normal update it might just do it. Thoughts?

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    has anyone tried changing permissions to the file? My PC is down currently but in three middle of a restore.I will try as soon as I can. God speed.

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    Did u change the permissions on the file to write and execute?

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    Bump for keeping my hopes up to get miui ics on my bionic. Good luck guys

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    yup. even with all permissions file cant be changed to NS. not sure why but worth looking in to
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    Yeah I set the permissions in root explorer. though it may be needed to be done from adb? Sorry not very Linux savvy this being majority of my experience. Chmod?

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    Does the kernel keep this set maybe? Adb from cwm?

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    Also do folders have permissions in Linux?

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