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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby blackthund3r » 26 May 2012, 08:49

escaf1 wrote:hi everyone,
just here to thank blackthunder and his a500 apx app, just easy to flash from hc 3.01 to bl ics v6!
I m on thor v168.

Glad it worked!

On a side note, I'm on that config too (v6, v168) and I love it. Defo best combination for this tab
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby blackthund3r » 28 May 2012, 07:08

roblav96 wrote:i <3 u

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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby GalacticGod » 31 May 2012, 14:59

Looking for suggestions please!

Background:
I had Stock ICS installed on my tablet. I rooted using Blackthund3r tool (and Youtube video). Ran successfully that way on the Stock ICS for a few weeks.
Once Thor_v168 came out I ran the A500 APX Flash utility to get the RECOVERY tool loaded.
I did not delete the recovery file before hand. I didn't realize that I needed to that so I missed that step.

Everything worked like a charm had new touch recovery and ICS OTA (awesome). I rebooted the device and everything was great
I rebooted again into Recovery mode
I did a full system back-up then I did a factory reset and wiped all of the caches etc in the wipe menu.
I installed v168 went through the installer (successfully), installed GAPS and then rebooted. The device didn't vibrate as it turned off (like it normally does)

Current State
When I power the device on the light turns on but no screen, no logo, no recovery. When I plug in via USB I get the APX Picasso device.

What I've tried
I've tried reflashing using the APX tool but it just hangs during the "Flashing Bootloader EBT Stage Two - uploading image..." step.

I've tried using nvFlash manually and I do see the APX or DOWNLOAD screen on the tablet and message like this on the PC:


downloading bootloader -- load address: 0x108000 entry point: 0x108000
sending file: bootloader.bin
| 714981/714981 bytes sent
bootloader.bin sent successfully
waiting for bootloader to initialize
bootloader downloaded successfully
failed executing command 25 NvError 0x120002
command failure: sync failed (bad data)
bootloader status: partition table is invalid, missing required information (code: 14) message: nverror:0x4 (0x4) flags: 0


Nvflash started
[resume mode]
Formatting partition 4 please wait.. Command Execution failed cmd 13, error 0x12
0002
FAILED!
command failure: format partition failed (bad command)
bootloader status: unknown operation (code: 1) message: flags: 0



Anybody have a suggestion on what I could try next from here or what I'm doing wrong? I read about other using the Timmy Dean method to go back to Honeycomb but since I can't boot into anything I'm at a loss on how to proceed.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby blackthund3r » 31 May 2012, 19:24

GalacticGod wrote:Looking for suggestions please!

Background:
I had Stock ICS installed on my tablet. I rooted using Blackthund3r tool (and Youtube video). Ran successfully that way on the Stock ICS for a few weeks.
Once Thor_v168 came out I ran the A500 APX Flash utility to get the RECOVERY tool loaded.
I did not delete the recovery file before hand. I didn't realize that I needed to that so I missed that step.

Everything worked like a charm had new touch recovery and ICS OTA (awesome). I rebooted the device and everything was great
I rebooted again into Recovery mode
I did a full system back-up then I did a factory reset and wiped all of the caches etc in the wipe menu.
I installed v168 went through the installer (successfully), installed GAPS and then rebooted. The device didn't vibrate as it turned off (like it normally does)

Current State
When I power the device on the light turns on but no screen, no logo, no recovery. When I plug in via USB I get the APX Picasso device.

What I've tried
I've tried reflashing using the APX tool but it just hangs during the "Flashing Bootloader EBT Stage Two - uploading image..." step.

I've tried using nvFlash manually and I do see the APX or DOWNLOAD screen on the tablet and message like this on the PC:


downloading bootloader -- load address: 0x108000 entry point: 0x108000
sending file: bootloader.bin
| 714981/714981 bytes sent
bootloader.bin sent successfully
waiting for bootloader to initialize
bootloader downloaded successfully
failed executing command 25 NvError 0x120002
command failure: sync failed (bad data)
bootloader status: partition table is invalid, missing required information (code: 14) message: nverror:0x4 (0x4) flags: 0


Nvflash started
[resume mode]
Formatting partition 4 please wait.. Command Execution failed cmd 13, error 0x12
0002
FAILED!
command failure: format partition failed (bad command)
bootloader status: unknown operation (code: 1) message: flags: 0



Anybody have a suggestion on what I could try next from here or what I'm doing wrong? I read about other using the Timmy Dean method to go back to Honeycomb but since I can't boot into anything I'm at a loss on how to proceed.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

you can use the timmydean method - it's just nvflash that works in APX mode ;)
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby GalacticGod » 01 Jun 2012, 02:03

Hey man! THANK YOU so much for your help. I had to tweak the FLASH.BAT file in the TimmyDean package but I finally got it to repartition and then the rest was a breeze.

I had brought my tablet into a repair shop but they gave up so this was my last resort!

Not sure how to thank you! You got rid of the donation button in your app.
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby blackthund3r » 01 Jun 2012, 07:28

GalacticGod wrote:Hey man! THANK YOU so much for your help. I had to tweak the FLASH.BAT file in the TimmyDean package but I finally got it to repartition and then the rest was a breeze.

I had brought my tablet into a repair shop but they gave up so this was my last resort!

Not sure how to thank you! You got rid of the donation button in your app.

Glad it worked! What was the tweak exactly? Did you make it do a -create?

And you don't have to donate :P But if you REALLY want to there's a button on XDA :)

Remember - never pay for knowledge or any hacking tools. All hacking tools for mobile devices are meant to be free as they're made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. A repair shop will often know less than us about the tablet :P
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby Frodo56 » 02 Jun 2012, 05:45

I'm hoping to get some help and don't want to look like too much of an idiot (at least not a bigger one)...

I am on the HC bootloaders running Thor's v168 and I'm trying to do an upgrade to ICS bootloaders. When I run the APX Flash Util, all seems to go well up to the point of having it put the device in APX mode. I've rerun it a couple of times and I keep getting the message "No APX Mode devices are connected!"

What am I missing? Do I have to be on the OTA build to run this and upgrade the bootloaders to ICS or is there just something that I unknowingly skipped? (I've been going step by step with the YouTube walkthrough so I don't believe that I have but, you never know)
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby blackthund3r » 02 Jun 2012, 07:29

Frodo56 wrote:I'm hoping to get some help and don't want to look like too much of an idiot (at least not a bigger one)...

I am on the HC bootloaders running Thor's v168 and I'm trying to do an upgrade to ICS bootloaders. When I run the APX Flash Util, all seems to go well up to the point of having it put the device in APX mode. I've rerun it a couple of times and I keep getting the message "No APX Mode devices are connected!"

What am I missing? Do I have to be on the OTA build to run this and upgrade the bootloaders to ICS or is there just something that I unknowingly skipped? (I've been going step by step with the YouTube walkthrough so I don't believe that I have but, you never know)

Nope you're not an idiot :)
First of all, make sure you have the Acer USB Drivers installed
Secondly, if they are installed and your tablet is NOT in APX Mode, head to device manager and right click the USB Composite Device representing the tablet and right click | update driver. Point it at the Acer driver folder in program files then enter APX Mode again
Thirdly, if your tablet IS in APX Mode and it still isn't detected, it should tell you if it has found the driver or not. If it needs a driver, update the device named 'APX' with the Acer driver folder :)
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby barcollo3 » 02 Jun 2012, 13:20

My Tab don't go in download mode remain bloked in Black screen e don't flash the dootloader please helpme
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby blackthund3r » 02 Jun 2012, 16:39

barcollo3 wrote:My Tab don't go in download mode remain bloked in Black screen e don't flash the dootloader please helpme

Are the Acer drivers installed properly? Is an APX Mode device detected?
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Postby barcollo3 » 03 Jun 2012, 11:58

Driver intstalled and apx mode detected Proceed with the installation ends when it ends, but did not install the bootloader
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby blackthund3r » 03 Jun 2012, 12:39

barcollo3 wrote:Driver intstalled and apx mode detected Proceed with the installation ends when it ends, but did not install the bootloader

Downgrade to honeycomb (Timmy Dean) then reupgrade to ICS and run again. Known bug. Fix in the works :)

Sent from my Iconia A500 using Tapatalk 2
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Re: A500 APX Flash Tool & Bundle Builder

Postby barcollo3 » 03 Jun 2012, 12:43

Honeycomb bootloader or rom?
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