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Murple2

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« on: March 01, 2018, 04:50:11 pm »
I don't have a device to test yet, but I have found some source for a linux flash tool that might work the the images released from Planet Computers today.

https://github.com/eret1k/SP-Flash-Tool-src

if you are compiling under linux then edit Build/build-linux.mk and change the path to qmake. QT4 is needed.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 03:58:09 am »
Quote from: Murple2
I don't have a device to test yet, but I have found some source for a linux flash tool that might work the the images released from Planet Computers today.

https://github.com/eret1k/SP-Flash-Tool-src

if you are compiling under linux then edit Build/build-linux.mk and change the path to qmake. QT4 is needed.
I believe this is the same project as this, as posted on IRC:

https://androidmtk.com/smart-phone-flash-tool

This page hosts the binaries for both Windows and Linux (scroll to the bottom of the page for the latest Linux’ version), and it has a more recent version number than the GitHub one (v5.1752 vs. v5.1720). Of course, this is not official, so take great care if you decide to use it; as pointed out by NotKit: ”Be careful with the vanilla MTK tool, as a full format will erase the nvram partition with device-specific data”.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 03:24:48 pm »
I had fallen at the first hurdle, couldn't get the linux flash tool to open on my Mint 17.1 installation so used the version v5.1816 (latest) which did.

However when attempting a readback the flash tool gives the error

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ERROR : STATUS_ERR (-1073676287) , MSP ERROE CODE : 0x00.
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My PC has no problem communicating with the Gemini as it is quite happy to see android and enter MTP mode. Any ideas anyone?

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 05:23:57 am »
Quote from: drand
I had fallen at the first hurdle, couldn't get the linux flash tool to open on my Mint 17.1 installation so used the version v5.1816 (latest) which did.

However when attempting a readback the flash tool gives the error

"
ERROR : STATUS_ERR (-1073676287) , MSP ERROE CODE : 0x00.
"

My PC has no problem communicating with the Gemini as it is quite happy to see android and enter MTP mode. Any ideas anyone?

If you look at this thread https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=35028 it may help.  There is a lib to install that should help with the flash tool linked on the PC site but other guidance there that may help.

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 10:42:00 pm »
Having to install QT4 and fire up an X server just to flash a device is pretty ridiculous. Has anyone started in on a command-line version of the flash tool yet?

Or better yet, just porting u-boot to this thing so we can use fastboot like a civilized android dev?