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SAFESTRAP v3.73 (2nd-System Bootstrap / Recovery)

** INSERT STANDARD DISCLAIMER: I'm not responsible for any damage you do to your phone using my tools. Always have a fastboot available for disaster recovery. **

Download the APK Installer:
Mirror 1: Goo.im
Mirror 2: Crackflasher
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: How to Safestrap
[ DOUBLE-CHECK you have the "Targa" version ]

NOTABLE TWRP-BASE CHANGES:

  • Key/button vibration in recovery and MANY more 2.7.0.0 updates
  • Screen saving in recovery. Can set the timeout under Advanced->Settings->Screen *Don't freak out of the screen is dark, try the power button.
  • SElinux support in recovery (1st boot won't take so long)
  • and much much more.. check the TWRP changelog here: http://www.teamw.in/project/twrp2

DEVICE SPECIFIC SAFESTRAP CHANGES:

  • [05/15] (3.73) Bugfix for dual SD card UMS mounting and pull in TWRP changes
  • [04/14] (3.72) Mostly other device updates
  • [01/15] (3.71) Code cleanup
  • [01/15] (3.71) Minor hijack updates
  • [12/18] (3.70) Mount cleanup during hijack / debugging output
  • [12/18] (3.70) Splashscreen: Instant stock boot key (needs to be set for Moto OMAP4's still)
  • [11/13] (3.65) recovery init.rc cleanup
  • [11/13] (3.65) fix updater build for cm 10.1 and 10.2
  • [09/20] (3.60) Better handling for virtual images > 2gb
  • [09/20] (3.60) Much improved block device handling
  • [09/20] (3.60) Bugfix in script translation
  • [09/20] (3.60) hijack / init.rc tweaks
  • [09/20] (3.60) update to TWRP 2.6.3.0 base recovery
  • [09/06] (3.53) Fixed mass_storage in recovery (via Mount menu)
  • [09/06] (3.53) Added Webtop to partition backup list (optional)
  • [09/06] (3.53) New virtual systems created will be 640mb (got reset 600mb)
  • [09/06] (3.53) Fixed file selector when changing from internal to external storage (previously location wouldn't update)
  • [09/05] (3.52) added "Reboot to Recovery" in APK
  • [09/04] (3.51) Disabled screen blank while creating a rom-slot
  • [09/04] (3.51) Fixed openrecovery script processing for stock slot to re-inject hijack after .zip install (cmupdater on stock now works)
  • [08/30] (3.50) If running a new CM10.1/CM10.2 ROM (08/30 or later) you *should* be able to install Safestrap and update the recovery w/o having to go back to stock. If Safestrap shows "recovery not installed" while you're on a ROM-slot, then that ROM hasn't been updated and it won't work. Swap back to stock ROM and update Safestrap from there.
  • [08/30] (3.50) Worked on stock ROM flashing and *should* work with CM10.1/CM10.2 builds on or after 08/30 *WILL NOT WORK WITH OLDER ROMs.*
  • [08/30] (3.50) Battery meter is back
  • [08/30] (3.50) Updated TWRP theme
  • [08/30] (3.50) Added partition sizes to ROM-slot screen when it's ACTIVE
  • [08/30] (3.50) Added "Check FS" function to ROM-slot screen when it's ACTIVE
  • [08/30] (3.50) Complete re-write against TWRP 2.6 base (up from version 2.2.2.1): TWRP changelog for reference
  • [12/29] (3.11) Allow use of custom updater-binary in .zip files for flashing on stock ROM (virtual slots still use prebuilt updater-binary in recovery).
  • [12/29] (3.11) BUGFIX: Fixed fake flash error at the end of a .zip install. (No real error, .zip installs fine)
  • [12/29] (3.10) Early support for booting custom ROMs on stock partitions.
  • [12/29] (3.10) Enable flashing to stock ROM *BE CAREFUL -- NEW FEATURE -- STILL TESTING*
    • After .zip installations, nandroid restore or system wipe on the stock ROM: the current Safestrap files are restored to the system partition (Doesn't include the APK in /data -- so if you're restoring an old backup, be sure to update the Safestrap APK)
    • During the Safestrap files restore a check is done to be sure there are minimal files on /system to re-enter Safestrap
  • [12/29] (3.10) New virtual system partitions will be 640mb (closer match to stock RAZR/D4)
  • [12/27] (3.07) Bugfix: missed some changes in Safestrap 3.06
  • [12/26] (3.06) Bugfix/Update for JB4.1 OTA for DroidRAZR (Non-JB devices can also use)
  • [10/17] (3.05) Fixed SD card / emmc sharing in recovery (UMS)
  • [10/17] (3.05) Fixed recovery installation/removal from ROM-slots
  • [10/14] Updated to v3.04 BETA.
  • [10/14] Recovery is now based off TWRP 2.2.2.1 (fully featured touch-based recovery)
  • [10/14] Can create up to 4 Virtual ROM-slots to flash ROMs to and when "Active" ALL TWRP functions affect that ROM-slot (For example: Flashing .zips, Backup and Restore)
  • [10/14] Nearly instant swapping from ROM to ROM
  • [10/14] User selectable data partition sizes during ROM slot creation: 1GB, 2GB or 3GB
  • [10/14] ROM slots are saved on the internal emmc space so that preinstall and webtop partitions are no longer used and shouldn't break OTAs.
  • [10/14] Charging in recovery
  • [10/14] Supports "Reboot Recovery" from Android OS

Entry to recovery via Splashscreen on boot-up. The screen stays up for around 8-10 seconds and if you hit the menu button, it takes you to Safestrap Recovery.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

  • The entire TWRP team who has built an AMAZING recovery system.
  • The testers which have helped in past and present versions of Safestrap, knowing that it could mean they brick their devices.

As always, let me know what you think!
 

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Sorry, I probably should have prefaced my posting with a bit of introduction.

Here's a link to my blog where I talk about what Safestrap is (and what I want it to be):
http://hash-of-codes...oming-soon.html

The short answer is: Locked Bootloader Bootstrap / Recovery
i just found that as you replied, thanks man!! playing with it now, having a bit of trouble getting it all worked out, but thats probably just me. hehe
thanks again buddy
 

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i got a quick question for ya, just want to confirm, after makeing a backup, them enabling safe mode, in safe mode is where we should install the "questionable/alpha" ROMs correct?
 

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So this will give s a dual-boot like on a laptop or PC.... but on the phone .... and they both have to be stock roms?... I think I read about this on driod life!
 

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will this boot you into cwr on boot?
 

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Sorry, I probably should have prefaced my posting with a bit of introduction.

Here's a link to my blog where I talk about what Safestrap is (and what I want it to be):
http://hash-of-codes...oming-soon.html

The short answer is: Locked Bootloader Bootstrap / Recovery
ok ive seen one issue with this id like to report back.
( and note before i decided to report issue i have fastboot and followed the instructions on here (http://hash-of-codes...trap-w-cm7.html) twice now just to make sure it was not user error.

when safe system is enabled, and booted into the system which is loaded on safe system, wether it be stock rom, or custom there is no 4g. there is data, but only 3g data. i have rebooted, toggole LTE and CMDA only, and all the tricks in between.

* side note, when switching between system ive noticed a few system apps uninstalling the camera almost alwasy.
 

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Thank you hashcode for you hard work and the time you put into this. This will make me feel very secure flashing custom roms and such without soft bricking.

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ok ive seen one issue with this id like to report back.
( and note before i decided to report issue i have fastboot and followed the instructions on here (http://hash-of-codes...trap-w-cm7.html) twice now just to make sure it was not user error.

when safe system is enabled, and booted into the system which is loaded on safe system, wether it be stock rom, or custom there is no 4g. there is data, but only 3g data. i have rebooted, toggole LTE and CMDA only, and all the tricks in between.

* side note, when switching between system ive noticed a few system apps uninstalling the camera almost alwasy.
Thank you for the feedback.

One thing I'm trying to address is the /data/misc folder which is full of items which don't backup particularly well in a TAR format (new to CMRecovery 5.0). I'm not really sure how to address it as it seems to affect everything from phone registration (*228 if you're having phone issues picking up the line when people call vs. rolling to voicemail) to applications.

I'll make a note of the camera issues and possibly get RevNumbers to do some testing. I do notice more issues with the Bionic version oddly (like emmc not mounting correctly for a very small # of users?)

very odd.
 

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i got a quick question for ya, just want to confirm, after makeing a backup, them enabling safe mode, in safe mode is where we should install the "questionable/alpha" ROMs correct?
"Safe mode" is where all of our flashing on a locked bootloader device *should* take place. And in Safestrap the apply .zip features are locked until Safe System is active.

What happens every time you flash a ROM with Koush's Bootstrap is that you're trusting the developer 100% that he doesn't put you in a bootloop (since you're clobbering /system with the new ROM). Also, there may or may not be a hijack in the ROM you're installing which enables you to get back into recovery if there is an issue. The "safe mode" of Safestrap just ensures that you'll almost always be able to get back into recovery to "undo" any bad flashes.
 

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Thank you for the feedback.

One thing I'm trying to address is the /data/misc folder which is full of items which don't backup particularly well in a TAR format (new to CMRecovery 5.0). I'm not really sure how to address it as it seems to affect everything from phone registration (*228 if you're having phone issues picking up the line when people call vs. rolling to voicemail) to applications.

I'll make a note of the camera issues and possibly get RevNumbers to do some testing. I do notice more issues with the Bionic version oddly (like emmc not mounting correctly for a very small # of users?)

very odd.
bear with my lack of extensive knowledge on the cwm recovery, but I've ran into a few issue since going to 5.0 using tar instead of when they were just img files, but do u thing these issues coops be resolved with building safestrap off of an older version of cwm?

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Great work!

On a side note, be careful when using *228. If you have your sim card in, dialing *228 will fry the sim card and you will have to go to Verizon to get a new one. I was the first person to get a bionic in the store I was at when it was released and 3 sim cards later they found out that was the problem

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This worked beautifully. Very great being able to boot to recovery. I have been spoiled by working on my wife's fascinate so much that I get depressed thinking about fxz'ing back to stock all the time. Thanks a ton!
Big thanks!
 

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in the op you say it is a long process, i dont see any instructions on how to install this and make the convertion. i see that it is an apk file. will it instruct me on what to do
 
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