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[Guide] Restore to stock firmware using Fastboot method

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5 hours ago, david said:

But from your previous comment, are you saying that when yo pick "Recovery mode" from the bootloader menu or run "adb reboot recovery", that you aren't presented with a Recovery mode?  It just says "No Command"?

Recovery mode is like the Windows Recovery Partition on bigger computers......no techie ever uses them, as they're just a brain-dead way for weenies to make SOMETHING work again when they get too loused with crapware. This is a phone targeted to the technical, who look upon such foolishness as a waste of space. :)

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Clearly this issue needs to be looked into. Many people will take advantage of the unlocked bootloader, but if there is no recovery or if the phone asks for a pin code upon reset, we have a problem. @Erik, @Waxberry?

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9 hours ago, zurvan2 said:

correct.

This is bad.  I hope it is just a glitch due to some flashing done and not the way the phone is supposed to be.

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4 hours ago, silversolver said:

Recovery mode is like the Windows Recovery Partition on bigger computers......no techie ever uses them, as they're just a brain-dead way for weenies to make SOMETHING work again when they get too loused with crapware. This is a phone targeted to the technical, who look upon such foolishness as a waste of space. :)

I'm not sure if you are talking about Windows partitioning in most of that or the Recovery mode in Android, but techies want the Recovery mode in Android to do lower level things and get out of non-boot situations.

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@zurvan2, just to make sure I understood, you haven't found a way to get out of the pin issue even when completely reflashing from scratch? Since you seem to be stuck anyway, it might be worth trying the SFOS port. It would tell us if the issue is with Android or the flashing, and it may be a way to make your phone functional. Of course it's an alpha port, but it works and perhaps you'll like the OS (if it even boots).

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I know @zurvan2 isn't using TWRP, but I'm wondering if the problem he ran into isn't some version to this old problem (I ran into it flashing my old Nexus 6p).  I don't know-- I'm not that deeply technical, but it sounds like a similar result.

https://www.howtogeek.com/240657/how-to-fix-pin-errors-after-restoring-from-twrp-android-backups/

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I did try TWRP, but it has very little functionality at the moment. It did not prompt for a password, for example.

I am *not* stuck at the moment. I bit the bullet and completely wiped. I was also able to root -> use phone -> unroot -> Apply OTA -> root again without losing data, which is what I really wanted. I am not likely to experiment further while that is still true. The process of getting everything working just takes too long.

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4 hours ago, zurvan2 said:

I did try TWRP, but it has very little functionality at the moment. It did not prompt for a password, for example.

I am *not* stuck at the moment. I bit the bullet and completely wiped. I was also able to root -> use phone -> unroot -> Apply OTA -> root again without losing data, which is what I really wanted. I am not likely to experiment further while that is still true. The process of getting everything working just takes too long.

That's why I'll use mine as a tablet for a bit before my phone, in order to be able to tweak and fiddle with impunity because there's no data to lose. :)

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Just to touch on this, but it does have a recovery menu. Once at the "No Command" screen, press and hold the power button, then tap volume up and release.

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