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The GPS on my skate was not fully dead , but really not usable

I tested mutliple applications , rom .. but it was always the same
.. maybe finding one satelite after 10 minutes .. but anyway not ok for navigation or track follow-up

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Hello,

i'm in the almost exact situation :

my ZTE's speaker has crumbled and microphone is very quiet.

so i'm going to send it back.

i have bootanimation of Medion

splashscreen also Medion

recovery i can also flash.

only thing i can't is flash is the system backup from Wacky.ddw in the first post.

via ADB with ADB made easy i recieve the error message that the file is too large.

please give a direction i can search.

is it possible to make it an .zip so that it can be flashed by CMW ?

Thanks in advance

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Hello,

i'm in the almost exact situation :

my ZTE's speaker has crumbled and microphone is very quiet.

so i'm going to send it back.

i have bootanimation of Medion

splashscreen also Medion

recovery i can also flash.

only thing i can't is flash is the system backup from Wacky.ddw in the first post.

via ADB with ADB made easy i recieve the error message that the file is too large.

please give a direction i can search.

is it possible to make it an .zip so that it can be flashed by CMW ?

Thanks in advance

Xtremegamer™


I've found out today that you can't indeed flash the system partition with ADB like you said. But I'm lucky and I still had a nandroid backup from before I started flashing roms. That's got the default Medion rom, but with CWM recovery. However by then using the stock recovery zip in the first post I managed to get my phone to complete stock conditions.

My nandroid had a ton of my text messages in them, but before flashing the stock recovery I returned that rom to factory conditions and made a backup of that. So now I have a nandroid backup of stock Medion. You could flash that like a nandroid backup and then flash stock recovery.

For future reference I will give some guidelines, I also put my files online: http://min.us/mmM89bBV0/3

- Download 3 files: stock_recovery_signed.zip, Medion_Stock_Backup_CWM.zip, stock_tpt.zip,
- Unzip the contents of stock_tpt.zip on your sd-card (the image folder),
- Unzip Medion_Backup_CWM and put it on your sd-card in clockworkmod/backup,
- Flash the TPT with 225mb system space, 35 mb cache and 180 mb data. (hold volume up and menu when you press the power button)
- The previous step should have brought you to CWM. Restore my nandroid backup (the date is today, 20120605). Reboot.
- Shut down and boot in CWM again. Flash the stock recovery zip. Reboot again and your phone should be completely stock.

If you're feeling ambitious you can put the stock recovery in the nandroid backup and save yourself from having to go in CWM the second time. I can't test that right now since I don't have CWM any longer and I couldn't make that backup without CWM at that moment. It's just one less step. I'm not an expert in this stuff, was improvising, at least it works this way.

Can anyone confirm that stock Medion has a system partition of 225mb and cache of 35mb? Not sure about that.. I do remember having 180mb of data space.

EDIT: I forgot to say for others who want to do the same that you also have to flash the Medion splash screen. Do this before flashing the stock recovery, but it doesn't matter if you do it before the tpt or nandroid backup. Uploaded the stock splash screen as well.

Edited by Redstarr1, 05 June 2012 - 02:42 PM.

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Thanks for your effort and response.

i first got logo hang but after flashing the boot.img from first post it got booted into the medion stock rom

however , i can't enable Wifi.

When i goto "about phone" , both bleutooth and wifi display no mac-adress.

IMEI is also empty

is there anything to fix this?

Thanks in advance

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Redstarr1 ...

That's really Impressive :)

I'll download the files as soon as possible ( from home ) .. to keep it in a safe place ...

I'll have to first wait my Skate to be back from the Medion support ...
I got a mail to informe me that it was well arrived .. but still no update about the work done or the return date ...

Well done :)

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Thanks for your effort and response.

i first got logo hang but after flashing the boot.img from first post it got booted into the medion stock rom

however , i can't enable Wifi.

When i goto "about phone" , both bleutooth and wifi display no mac-adress.

IMEI is also empty

is there anything to fix this?

Thanks in advance

Xtremegamer™


Hm I didn't think this through. That nandroid is only useful for me. A nandroid contains the complete memory of your phone, including IMEI and MAC adress stuff. Don't know anything about making roms, might be possible to make a workable rom out of my backup... I thought that nandroid are a lot like flashable zips, which they aren't. If you had made a nandroid backup yourself that would make things easier (actually that's the first thing anyone should do before starting to flash custom roms). For now you should flash another rom, a phone without IMEI is pretty useless. Maybe the ZTE stock rom that cryoglobe used is good enough.

I hope someone with some knowledge about creating roms is reading along, I don't have the time to start teaching myself now, in the middle of exams. Sorry I can't help you further.

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You won't find IMEI and MACs in the nandroid backup, unfortunatelly. Typically QPST can be used to extract this information from phone.

And yes I forgot. I'm 100% sure that the wrong boot.img is not the reason of lost IMEI and MACs.

As a first thing I would try to TPT stock rom. Info with link extracted from my thread at slovak forum:
ZTE Skate (nebrandovany), Android 2.3.5
Android Version: 2.3.5
Baseband: P743TB01
Kernel: 2.6.35.7-perf zte-kernel@Zdroid-SMT
ZTE-SKATEV1.0.0B01

Unmodified version
[url="http://ceco.sk.eu.org/omc/ZTESkate_TPT_StockROM_GENERIC_P743V1.0.0B01.zip"]http://ceco.sk.eu.org/omc/ZTESkate_TPT_StockROM_GENERIC_P743V1.0.0B01.zip[/url]
MD5 Checksum: 6856dd0d5d23bd018bdc9ed221fe8e05

Version with root & clockworkmod
[url="http://ceco.sk.eu.org/omc/ZTESkate_TPT_StockROM_GENERIC_P743V1.0.0B01-rooted+cwm.zip"]http://ceco.sk.eu.org/omc/ZTESkate_TPT_StockROM_GENERIC_P743V1.0.0B01-rooted+cwm.zip[/url]
MD5 Checksum: e809aca906d325f35e663cc6efe05426

You flash TPT this way (warning it will erase all data except thos on SD card)
1) extract downloaded zip into root of your sd. You will get "image" directory containing "image.bin"
2) turn off your phone
3) Hold Menu button together with Volume+ button and power on the phone while holding the buttons pressed

Edited by C3C0, 06 June 2012 - 12:52 PM.

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Thank you all !

i've managed to restore my skate completely to stock, i own you all the procedure :

Download the ZTESkate_TPT_StockROM_GENERIC_P743V1.0.0B01.zip from C3C0

Flash à la TPT .

touch wifi & bleutooth (for some reason it then resolves the Mac's)

use the nandroid backup of Redstarr1 and choose Advanced Restore to restore System Only.

connect to Pc > flash boot.img of first post with ADB > reboot

(note: some might have to flash splash/boot screen)

lastly install stock_recovery_signed.zip with CWM > reboot

congrats , fully stock.


Again thanks to all the people in this thread !

regards,

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For the update ...

I got back my skate from the Medion support ... but I had to send it again ... for the same GPS issue

I'm a bit lost , as in the summary of the actions done , they have replace the motherboard .... and I guess the GPS is on it

Let's wait and see if the second repair will solve my issue
wait & see !

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Strange, if they replaced motherboard, that means you practically had a new phone. Real bad luck or what :).

How long was your phone in for repairs? I sent mine 2 weeks ago, but got a message a week later that they received it (so it took a week to get there :s). So I'm hoping the repairs don't take 2 weeks and it doesn't take another week to send it back (but it probably will take that long, bummer).

Is that normal, a week before it gets there?

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Hello Redstarr1

It took somes days ( one week maybe ) to reach them ..;
It arrives to Medion the 29/05 ... it was send back the 7/06 and I received it the 11/06

Indeed , it's really strange that after replacing the motherbaord i still have issues ... :(

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could you please reupload the rooted rom???
because mega upload is down -.-

thx ;)

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In the beginning of this thread there are some links to megaupload.

The links are:

Rooted ROM for MEDION P4310 (Thanks to Johnny Hung)
Adds only root permissions: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AZUDEEYY
Includes the root permissions and overclock kernel: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SMBB7QQQ


The site has been closed of the ....well you perhaps can guess!!!

Any one know an other siten whre "we" can get the adds????

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In the beginning of this thread there are some links to megaupload.

The links are:

Rooted ROM for MEDION P4310 (Thanks to Johnny Hung)
Adds only root permissions: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AZUDEEYY
Includes the root permissions and overclock kernel: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SMBB7QQQ


The site has been closed of the ....well you perhaps can guess!!!

Any one know an other siten whre "we" can get the adds????


Sorry I never downloaded that rom. You can still use superboot to root the stock rom if you use this: http://www.modaco.co...-the-zte-skate/. And if you want an overclockable kernel you can take a look at C3C0's S kernels: http://www.modaco.co...ll-custom-roms/ (S2 is the one for stock).

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Thanks Diehard.
I have tried the file in the first link. No success.

I'll try it again "in the dark hours".
Perhaps - and I think so - there was a failure with my USB driver. Used a wrong one.

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I never used superboot because I immediately flashed a custom rom. If you just want an easy way to get an overclocked phone, I'd suggest SKatie. You'll lose your data though but backups are easily made, even when you don't have root access.

My nickname is not Diehard by the way :P, it's Redstarr1 (or Redstar in short because someone else got that name before me :P).

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And I tried again - before the dark.
DISASTER. The above metoned sueruer is not for 2.3.5

I saw it in the following :

""""""""""""""""
Hi all,

Perhaps I should repeat that this OUK_P743TV1.0.0B05 superboot is not
meant for Medion P4310 2.3.5.

In root FAQ is mentioned to use Johnny Hung's Root_Packge_CWMv5.rar
instead. But, I can't seem to find that file (it was on
megaupload). Is there a copy somewhere, or did I miss such location?

Yesterday, I ADB flashed OUK_P743TV1.0.0B05 superboot on a friend's
Medion P4310.

This resulted in green android man followed by Medion boot loop. A bit
scary...

Luckily, adb still worked and I had a Medion stock boot image. So I
ADB flashed that stock boot image and could reboot just fine. What a
relief. Moreover, apparently, OUK_P743TV1.0.0B05 boot image had done
its job: su binary and superuser apk were on /system!. That was an
unexpected present!

I would say: for people who just want to go stock+root (on some ZTE
Skate 2.3.x variant), perhaps it is still not a bad idea to install
cwm recovery first and have a backup on external SD.

(this is recommended in root FAQ as well).


have a nice day""""""""" DAMDAMM IT I first saw now

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Well.
I fixed it.

I tried several programs with no luck
And then I tried r2-OUK_P743TV1.0.0B05-skate-superboot again but via a promt.

I tried several of the exe files without ONLY looking at the phone screen seeing what happens..
I'm not sure but I think the usefull one was fastboot-windows.exe

Then I could connect with the phone again.

And this time no green man and "blinking" Medion.
I could use one of my back ups on the original sd card.

"If it works, don't fix it"

Sorry Diestarr1.

UPS ! I mean of course Redstarr1 :D

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Increasing RAM and swapping.
I tried this:
http://www.droidiser...ry-and-ram.html

But it is not possible for me to use the ext partition

Any one know what tyep of ext file I shall use?

to increase the internal ROM with the eext partition.

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For the Link2SD part, I'd use ext3 because CWM formats sd-ext in ext3 if you'd erase it later on. There's a guide on this forum about Link2SD more specific for the Skate, but the one you found is actually better :P.

The RAM swapping is not supported by the kernel I think. Definitely not by the stock kernel and, since nobody here is using it, I think the custom kernels don't support it either. I guess you already checked with swap check and that came up negative? (Can't check it myself, my Medion doesn't have a SIM in it anymore).

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