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Lumune

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If Out Of Battery During Flashing...
« on: December 01, 2004, 05:24:04 am »
If I am flashing a new rom, let's say pdaxrom, and suddenly the power got cut off and the battery runs out, what will happen to my Z (c860)?
Will I brick it? Or it will be ok after I flash it again?
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004, 10:43:56 pm »
You can't start the flashing process with your Z unplugged  

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2004, 11:53:19 pm »
anyone feeling brave?  I'd love to know as well.

Playful, amiable satire to follow:

while you're at it, let me know what happens when you attempt a flash in a convection oven at 425F... no wait... with just the bottom two rows of the keyboard cast in warm custard.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2004, 11:53:54 pm by hubcapboy »
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2004, 12:41:13 am »
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You can't start the flashing process with your Z unplugged  
i mean during the flashing process

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2004, 03:54:24 am »
Unless you are feeling particularly suicidal, the sensible option would be to make sure you have a well charged battery and plug into the mains first...

A well charged battery is going to last at least 30 mins (a lot longer than that) and I've not come across any flashing processes that last more than a few minutes.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2004, 12:27:09 pm »
Since the basic software will not be touched, I figure you would end up with a non-bootable ROM, but you should still be able to get into Service Mode and reflash the ROM.
As said, it will refuse to flash without a AC adapter, but I can imagine a pet, kid or wife  stepping on the cable and ripping the plug out, while somehow your battery is dead as well, just as you're flashing a fresh ROM
Apart from that, there's always the full NAND restore function, which is, as far as I know, completely hardcoded in some chip, which enables you to flash a NAND image just like on the 5500, by holding a few keys.