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Flash mode on U8510 (IDEOS X3) ?

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IDEOS X3 flash mode: swap out battery re-insert it, then press Vol Up+Vol Down+Power

This puts your phone in what seems to be Huawei's flash mode (pink screen).

In the X5 (U8800) this mode would give you direct access to all of the partitions stored in the phone's ROM.

In this case it is not recognized by Linux at all.. seems like perhaps there is no flash controller that controls access to the different partitions.

Perhaps a driver is needed ?

Does anyone have any ideas ?

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IDEOS X3 flash mode: swap out battery re-insert it, then press Vol Up+Vol Down+Power

This puts your phone in what seems to be Huawei's flash mode (pink screen).

In the X5 (U8800) this mode would give you direct access to all of the partitions stored in the phone's ROM.

In this case it is not recognized by Linux at all.. seems like perhaps there is no flash controller that controls access to the different partitions.

Perhaps a driver is needed ?

Does anyone have any ideas ?

On the X5 (U8800) I get the following output in dmesg:

[ 7764.660044] usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2

[ 7764.794478] usb 1-3: config 1 has an invalid interface number: 4 but max is 2

[ 7764.794487] usb 1-3: config 1 has an invalid interface number: 20 but max is 2

[ 7764.794495] usb 1-3: config 1 has no interface number 1

[ 7764.794501] usb 1-3: config 1 has no interface number 2

[ 7764.933608] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...

[ 7764.933841] scsi2 : usb-storage 1-3:1.20

[ 7764.934151] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage

[ 7764.934157] USB Mass Storage support registered.

[ 7765.942566] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access Qualcomm MMC Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2

[ 7765.946599] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0

[ 7765.958908] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 7733248 512-byte logical blocks: (3.95 GB/3.68 GiB)

[ 7765.960289] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off

[ 7765.960298] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 0f 0e 00 00

[ 7765.960305] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through

[ 7765.970522] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through

[ 7765.970535] sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 sdb4 < sdb5 sdb6 sdb7 sdb8 sdb9 sdb10 sdb11 sdb12 sdb13 sdb14 >

[ 7765.991391] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through

[ 7765.991402] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

On the X3 (U8510) - absolutely nothing...

Any ideas ?

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