Killed my phone, because I didn’t know the OTA updater in the custom ROM kills phones. Gets an IO error. iPhone isn’t unlocked, I had to remove the SIM card to restore my backup.
Apparently unsupported SIM cards work, you just can’t activate it or anything in iTunes. You have to remove the SIM card.
Last Android phone I buy. People say rooting and ROMs make it better, the risk of bricking isn’t worth it. Don’t think they bothered to put a big warning that you’ll brick if you use the OTA updater.
Damn, I need the adapter to use the T-Mobile SIM card now.
Either the adapter got bent, or it’s in the wrong way. Looked like it was slightly bent.
Nice, the new adapter works, but Apple might of fixed the bug. So, now I have zero phone. Thanks to an article that lied and said I could use the Straight Talk iPhone on other providers.
Says activation lock, enter info, shows login again, enter again, then it shows an iTunes icon. Click back, then it says please wait or something, then says the activation server is offline. Updating my phone to see if that changes anything, I also logged into the account in settings.
I do have one unlocked phone, I think Cricket gave it to her for signing up, I paid for an unlock code. Used it when I sent my Moto X4 in, which I probably didn’t need to do. Don’t really want to use that phone though, ancient version of Android on it. Use Google Voice, on WiFi. I don’t give people my T-Mobile number, so it’s not my problem if they call that number.
Something I read, said to activate with the service the phone is for. Didn’t get an activation thing though, just a signal.
How many times do I have to enter my username and password?
The only thing that might work, is removing it from iCloud or whatever, and erasing it again.
Got it to say no service and no activation. Probably broke the adapter, can’t enter the settings anymore. Other adapter works, must not of been in right. Still wonder how to change the settings on the other one.
*5005*7672*00# works with the other SIM adapter, after changing the mode. The other mode doesn’t get it activated though. Paying for service, might get the adapter working again. Don’t want to give them anymore money.
And disabling Find my iPhone doesn’t work, just don’t have to enter password or PIN. Still does an activation loop.
Got a different error, trying to revive Moto X4.
qb_flash_singleimage()->sahara_greet_device()->change_mode()->do_hello()->Invalid command received in current state
The instructions don’t work. Holding power + volume down, and it’ll disconnect. You have to let it fail once, then run again without holding any buttons down. Now it’s stuck. It just stopped doing whatever it was doing.
The XML in the img file is invalid, apparently.
Says unknown device in Windows. To lazy to disable driver verification. I think I saw signed drivers somewhere. I installed the Motorola thing, but it didn’t do anything. Nope, unknown device was something else. Probably the USB redirection I added, and then removed. Uninstalled it in Windows and it hasn’t come back.
This is the driver I installed, it puts Windows in test mode for you. If I uninstall it, will it revert Windows?
USB has issues in Windows, says no internet, then it comes back, USB ethernet adapter. Phone disconnected and didn’t reconnect, had to re add it in virt-manager.
Going to boot an old kernel, I’ll try in Linux first. That’s most likely the problem with USB in Windows VM. Unless, I didn’t test the hub with more then one thing in Windows. Then the new hub has issues. Or it needs to be set to 2.0 when using the phone in Windows, it is only 2.0.
USB still disconnects stuff, but the network comes right back. It’s a VM problem, because it doesn’t happen in Linux, my Downloads folder is on a USB drive. That’s where the blankflash is. If it was disconnecting, then I’d have no access to the drive for a second.
Test Mode isn’t the same as driver enforcement, enabled driver enforcement and it still said Test Mode. Disabled Test Mode, and it’s gone. Did they add Test Mode in newer Windows 10 builds? Looks like it does the same thing.
Finally did more then error out. But I think it’s doing the loop. That means I have to keep trying. That’ll take days. Or weeks.
...ERROR: XML not formed correctly. Expected a < character at loc 0
There’s the XML error.
Maybe it takes an hour or longer to complete? Maybe it’ll be done tomorrow.
In Linux, you don’t have to hold down + power, right away, if you use –debug=2, it’ll retry. Once it gets the error that it can’t find the USB device in some /proc folder or something, that means you run it again, and it does something else, it hangs after showing an XML file.
I’m guessing a different image file would work.
Same thing if you use the Moto G6 Plus blankflash. The files aren’t the same, according to shasum.
Every time it hangs, hold power + volume down, that might only work with the Moto G6 Plus blankflash. I put the image file in the Moto G6 Plus blankflash folder. It’s not a loop. For some reason it hangs, and you have to wake it up. Hmm, maybe it is looping, hard to tell.
On to configuring device.
On to Initializing storage. Is it working? The instructions don’t say what I have to do. You shouldn’t have to keep waking it up.
And it’s probably looping, says configuring again. You only have to hold power down, when it’s hanged. But it’s probably in a loop.
Might not be a loop, there’s a backup file now. And I extracted the image, to look at the default.xml file. Just a slow process, it isn’t automatic.
[1446.741] ERROR: do_package()->do_recipe()->do_configure()->device_open()->error opening device
[1446.741] Check qboot_log.txt for more details
[1446.741] Total time: 1446.741s
[1446.741] There were some hiccups in backup and restore.
[1446.741] Please save the following files and see a Bootloader member.
[1446.741] 1) ./qboot_log.txt
[1446.741] 2) ./backup_xxxx_2018-10-30_232728.img
FAILED: qb_flash_singleimage()->do_package()->do_recipe()->do_configure()->device_open()->error opening device
Running it again. Probably won’t work though. How do I mount the img file? It won’t mount.
Oh and you only need to hold the power button, no need for volume down too. Is the backup img file in the same format as the bin file? The only thing in the backup img is programmer.elf.
I got more lines, but I’m pretty sure it’s looping.
Same error, can’t open it.