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I had the same problem, and the HDMI-Solution was the only one, which brings my xolo back to life.
thanks a lot parthrox

But now how i root the phone, get the SD Card working and install all the other stuff.
Everytime i tried to follow the instrucktions of the AIO Tool, the phone was going dark again.

Edited by Quantumm, 25 May 2013 - 06:14 PM.

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Try doing a factory reset....it may remove the update safely....then try to root....coz I remember I got rid of chrome when I did factory reset(got chrome through the 22 mb update
But beware you'll loose all your apps and messages!

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I had the same problem, and the HDMI-Solution was the only one, which brings my xolo back to life.
thanks a lot parthrox

But now how i root the phone, get the SD Card working and install all the other stuff.
Everytime i tried to follow the instrucktions of the AIO Tool, the phone was going dark again.

You can either try http://www.modaco.co...d/#entry2126154 which uses the AIO tool or http://www.modaco.co...m/#entry2125475 for which you need the Xolo update.zip (299MB in size) in the root of the phone.

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No dude that won't work...the display will go black again....he has updated with the 12 mb update....we have to downgrade it first....any method for that?
And the aio tool downgrade won't work!

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OK, I've found it. There's a typo in the C:\SanDiego\tools\SanDiego.bat script. Edit SanDiego.bat and find :-

:downgrade
adb kill-server
adb start-server
adb wait-for-device
adb push C:\SanDiego\tools\flashtool data/local/tmp
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell chmod 755 data/local/tmp/flashtool
adb push C:\SanDiego\tools\downgrade data/local/tmp
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell data/local/tmp/flashtool -i recovery -w data/local/tmp/reccovery.img
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell data/local/tmp/flashtool -i fastboot -w data/local/tmp/fastboot.img
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe reboot boot bootloader
C:\SanDiego\tools\fastboot -i 0x8087 flash update Bricked\update.zip


Delete the extra "c" in "recovery.img" and it should work fine.

Who is hosting the tool? It needs updating in a couple of other places. I can give them my working version plus a better setup.bat file to download all the necessary files. Is it still Ricky?

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Haha sweet! Yeah I think its Ricky...but he hasn't been online for a while..one more guy is also hosting it...upload your version on dropbox or something...great work....will try it tomorrow(have an exam tomorrow so busy)
Thanks !

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Ok thanks a lot. I'll try it this evening after work.

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OK, I've found it. There's a typo in the C:\SanDiego\tools\SanDiego.bat script. Edit SanDiego.bat and find :-

:downgrade
adb kill-server
adb start-server
adb wait-for-device
adb push C:\SanDiego\tools\flashtool data/local/tmp
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell chmod 755 data/local/tmp/flashtool
adb push C:\SanDiego\tools\downgrade data/local/tmp
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell data/local/tmp/flashtool -i recovery -w data/local/tmp/reccovery.img
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell data/local/tmp/flashtool -i fastboot -w data/local/tmp/fastboot.img
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe reboot boot bootloader
C:\SanDiego\tools\fastboot -i 0x8087 flash update Bricked\update.zip


Delete the extra "c" in "recovery.img" and it should work fine.

Who is hosting the tool? It needs updating in a couple of other places. I can give them my working version plus a better setup.bat file to download all the necessary files. Is it still Ricky?


Doesn't help...just reboots the phone and keeps waiting for it !

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I repeated the drill once more for those who didn't get what i was saying and for those who don't understand how to use hdmi


What do you need?

1- A bricked x900/osd that has gone crazy and is flashing colors on the screen and nothing else after flashing update.zip...ie one like this-> Attached File  27052013429.jpg   377.41KB   10 downloads Attached File  27052013430.jpg   280.74KB   5 downloads

2- An HDTV like this one right here -> Attached File  27052013431.jpg   408.08KB   6 downloads

3-An hdmi cable to connect your phone and tv


How to start?

1- Connect your phone to tv when the phone is switched off. Then switch it on like this ->Attached File  27052013432.jpg   420.15KB   9 downloads
to be continued in next comment.....

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you will notice that the xolo logo is only visible on phone not tv...after 1-2 seconds, this will happen -> Attached File  27052013433.jpg   466.22KB   8 downloads
And then magically the intel logo will appear on the television screen...hurray! ->Attached File  27052013434.jpg   414.06KB   8 downloads

Then after booting finishes,you will see your home screen/lock screen ->Attached File  27052013428.jpg   269.89KB   10 downloads

If your phone is pattern locked or pin locked or slide locked, don't worry as i said earlier, landscape is portrait and vice verse like this ->Attached File  27052013448.jpg   432.36KB   11 downloadsAttached File  27052013447.jpg   382.88KB   21 downloads

see that? look at the phone and the television....when the phone is in portrait, the tv is landscape...got it now?

wanna know how to touch blindly? Here is an example ->Attached File  27052013447.jpg   382.88KB   21 downloads Yeah the same picture again....look at that blue messaging 7 app on the center of the tv display, I'm dragging it....now look at my thumb position...middle of the phone screen...easy right?

Now lets talk some important stuff....once the phone screen timeouts or locks, the display on tv goes and doesn't come back till you restart...so to avoid this better go to settings-screen-sleep-and select sleep after 30 mins...that much time would be enough to fix your phone ->Attached File  27052013445.jpg   429.36KB   9 downloads

You can also enable show touch input in settings-developer settings if you like...

Now most important step...go to settings-about phone-system updates-update via ota...if your phone is connected to the net, this will happen -> Attached File  27052013436.jpg   392.44KB   12 downloads
now download and flash it like you do any update...->Attached File  27052013450.jpg   427.84KB   8 downloads

After reboot see the magic->Attached File  27052013451.jpg   433.83KB   9 downloadsAttached File  27052013453.jpg   447.2KB   10 downloadsAttached File  27052013454.jpg   423.67KB   9 downloads
Attached File  27052013455.jpg   327.48KB   7 downloads


Easy?

Edited by parthrox29, 27 May 2013 - 07:39 PM.

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Guide for those who have updated with the 12mb update and wanna provide root access to certain applications:-

**********I don't take any responsibility for you hard bricking your phone************************

What do you need?

x900/osd, hdmi cable,hdtv, ricky's aio tool and some patience.

Step 1- install all those applications to whom you wanna give root access

Step 2- flash xolo update.zip ie brick your phone intentionally....make sure your hdmi connection works or you wont be able to fix your phone.

Step 3-connect your phone and tv like i have done in the above posts

Step 4-Connect your phone to your laptop also...end task any adb process and run sandiego.bat

Step 5-Root the phone like this->Attached File  27052013438.jpg   346.47KB   27 downloadsAttached File  27052013439.jpg   439.81KB   19 downloads after reboot,your phone is rooted..

Step 6-Grant root access to all the apps you want...do this now coz you wont be able to do this after you fix the screen. like->Attached File  27052013443.jpg   443.75KB   17 downloads

Step 7-Install the 37mb update via ota to get your screen back and remove root...but wait a second the apps that you granted superuser access can still access superuser.....yippie!

Repeat if you want to add new apps as superuser.....

***Please note***-don not touch the superuser app after this process or you'll mess it up and have to do it again....and don't delete any superuser or you wont be able to add it again till you repeat the process

You can also change logo's remove branding and then update via ota....hope it works for you :-)

Cheers!

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Doesn't help...just reboots the phone and keeps waiting for it !

Crap on a cracker, I've just realised that there's another incorrect line in there :-

:downgrade
adb kill-server
adb start-server
adb wait-for-device
adb push C:\SanDiego\tools\flashtool data/local/tmp
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell chmod 755 data/local/tmp/flashtool
adb push C:\SanDiego\tools\downgrade data/local/tmp
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell data/local/tmp/flashtool -i recovery -w data/local/tmp/reccovery.img
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell data/local/tmp/flashtool -i fastboot -w data/local/tmp/fastboot.img
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe reboot boot bootloader
C:\SanDiego\tools\fastboot -i 0x8087 flash update Bricked\update.zip

fastboot.img should be boot.img surely?

I've been trying to find usage guidelines for the flashtool file that's pushed to the phone but I'm not having much luck right now...

For now change it and try again.

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Even if it works...all this code does is automate droid boot recovery and ultimately flashing update.zip....so you'll end up with a bricked color changing phone anyhow....have to find some alternative method to downgrade....this won't do...and the code is correct now as it has pushed both files successfully so file names are correct..but the commands are invalid...maybe they have been locked /changed by the 12mb update...see the snapshot I attached!

Edited by parthrox29, 27 May 2013 - 08:22 PM.

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Even if it works...all this code does is automate droid boot recovery and ultimately flashing update.zip....so you'll end up with a bricked color changing phone anyhow....have to find some alternative method to downgrade....this won't do...and the code is correct now as it has pushed both files successfully so file names are correct..but the commands are invalid...maybe they have been locked /changed by the 12mb update...see the snapshot I attached!

No. it's a bit more tricksy than that. It's these 2 lines that do the business :-

C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell data/local/tmp/flashtool -i recovery -w data/local/tmp/recovery.img
C:\SanDiego\tools\adb.exe shell data/local/tmp/flashtool -i fastboot -w data/local/tmp/boot.img


Admittedly I didn't write the tool and am just trying to figure it out for myself but it's these 2 lines that allow you to regress back to the basic Xolo ICS rom.

Has anybody actually tried it with the correct lines in. I'm still trying to find out by the way if the "flashtool -i recovery/fastboot -w" bit is correct.

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Can we downgrade the update.zip from a 37mb update, cos when I tried downgrade back my screen lit up different colours, I used the hdmi methoid and it works perfectly now, but is it possible for me to get root back or to downgrade back to the update.zip

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I tried it with the reccovery correction but not with the fastboot correction.

Rooting was successful but display was off again. Anyway I tried to deodex, after restart the red triangle appears and after that nothing. No display and no TV picture.

After I wakeup from my heartinfact, I tried the droidboot recovery with the 299mb xolo image successful.

Now back to the roots ill try it again.

Btw:is it possible to integrate / install all these hacks like sd-card activation etc manually with the root method of parthrox?


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Guide for those who have updated with the 12mb update and wanna provide root access to certain applications:-

**********I don't take any responsibility for you hard bricking your phone************************

What do you need?

x900/osd, hdmi cable,hdtv, ricky's aio tool and some patience.

Step 1- install all those applications to whom you wanna give root access

Step 2- flash xolo update.zip ie brick your phone intentionally....make sure your hdmi connection works or you wont be able to fix your phone.

Step 3-connect your phone and tv like i have done in the above posts

Step 4-Connect your phone to your laptop also...end task any adb process and run sandiego.bat

Step 5-Root the phone like this->Attached File  27052013438.jpg   346.47KB   27 downloadsAttached File  27052013439.jpg   439.81KB   19 downloads after reboot,your phone is rooted..

Step 6-Grant root access to all the apps you want...do this now coz you wont be able to do this after you fix the screen. like->Attached File  27052013443.jpg   443.75KB   17 downloads

Step 7-Install the 37mb update via ota to get your screen back and remove root...but wait a second the apps that you granted superuser access can still access superuser.....yippie!

Repeat if you want to add new apps as superuser.....

***Please note***-don not touch the superuser app after this process or you'll mess it up and have to do it again....and don't delete any superuser or you wont be able to add it again till you repeat the process

You can also change logo's remove branding and then update via ota....hope it works for you :-)

Cheers!

I've done that serveral of times but then a red exclamation mark pops up in recvovery and the phone reboots, it says update was unsuccessful!

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I've done that serveral of times but then a red exclamation mark pops up in recvovery and the phone reboots, it says update was unsuccessful!

This happens at what step?...when ur flashing update.zip or the 37mb update?

If it's for update.zip then make sure ur using xolo 's rom not the orange one or clear the cache and try again

And if it happens while upgrading with the 37 mb one and ur screen is dead then connect with hdmi, flash update.zip again and then upgrade again with 37 mb

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I tried it with the reccovery correction but not with the fastboot correction.

Rooting was successful but display was off again. Anyway I tried to deodex, after restart the red triangle appears and after that nothing. No display and no TV picture.

After I wakeup from my heartinfact, I tried the droidboot recovery with the 299mb xolo image successful.

Now back to the roots ill try it again.

Btw:is it possible to integrate / install all these hacks like sd-card activation etc manually with the root method of parthrox?


Nobody ever tried that...try it..maybe it will work...maybe it won't...anyhow you have to live with the 37 mb upgrade so try the sd card hack....maybe the update won't remove it

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Can we downgrade the update.zip from a 37mb update, cos when I tried downgrade back my screen lit up different colours, I used the hdmi methoid and it works perfectly now, but is it possible for me to get root back or to downgrade back to the update.zip


Not possible to downgrade at the moment....can anyone confirm whether factory restore removes the 12mb part of the 37mb update or not?....it removed chrome i think so it could remove that as well.....but nobody knows...and I can't try...have important app data...other than that you can try my root method for root access...I really don't understand why you people want to downgrade ...I like the 12mb update..it increased app compatibility like hell a lot !

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