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Well my TP 16 has been dead for months. I have not had to heart to get rid of it and finally found this thread. I did all that was jcsullins listed at the start and got the following:

Sending CloseFlush...
Done writing files.
Reseting device...
Requesting Reset...
Waiting for fastboot mode...
Loading TPToolbox-Headless ...
target didn't report max-download-size
sending 'bootmem' (13200 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.827s]
writing 'bootmem'...
OKAY [ 2.891s]
finished. total time: 3.718s
Waiting for netchip mode... (may take 3+ mins)
Waiting for ping check... (may take 1-2 mins)
Checking/updating known_hosts...
Copying A6 files...
Unable to negotiate with port 22: no matching key exchange method found. Their offer: diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
lost connection
A6 files copy failed.

Is there anything else that can be done or something more to do? Thanks again to JCSullins. Any Help is appreciated.


I went back later and found this thread:

where asiliat suggested some slight changes:
- TPDebrick-v005:

- in Ubuntu Click on the "Terminal" icon

- Click in the "Terminal" window
- type "cd"
- type "cd /etc/ssh/
- sudo chmod a-w /etc/ssh/sshd_config
- sudo gedit sshd_config
- At the very bottom of host file, I added:
#Legacy changes
KexAlgorithms diffie-hellman-group1-sha1,[email protected],ecdh-sha2-nistp256,ecdh-sha2-nistp384,ecdh-sha2-nistp521,diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256,diffie-hellman-group14-sha1
Ciphers 3des-cbc,blowfish-cbc,aes128-cbc,aes128-ctr,aes256-ctr
- Save file
- In Terminal, type: ssh-keygen -A
- type cd
- type "cd Downloads"
- Run "unzip tpdebrick-v005"
- Run "cd tpdebrick-v005"
- Connect touchpad
- Hold Power+Home+VolDown buttons on Touchpad for 30 seconds
- Run "script" (this will capture the output of the tpdebrick process)
- Run "sudo ./tpdebrick XX" (where XX is the size of the TP: 16, 32 or 64)

The tpdebrick process can take from 5 to 10 minutes (or even more
if you have very slow network connection). It should end with "ALL DONE."

With those changes to the process I got the flashing heart beat that it was charging again and after a night on the charger it booted back up to life again! Truth be told, my Touch Pad has been sitting lifeless for almost 2 years. Battery is working normally again, didn't have to open the case to replace. Big shout out and thank you to JCSullins!

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Hello guys !

I'm running ubuntu 12.04.5

When executing the TPDebrick program, just after runnig "cd Dowloads" I got message : "No such file or folder"

Several times I desinstalled and reinstalled ubuntu, but I got the same issue.

I really need your help.

Please, give me a hand.
Try following the steps that asiliat posted in this thread: https://forum.xda-de...2126307&page=8

there is a newer tpdebrick-v005 that is used and some small modifications. It saved my Touchpad.

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Please help.

I have spent hours reading this forum...I am very grateful for all the answers but I cannot get tpdebrick to work.

Ubuntu 12 on flash. Touchpad being recognised (in Windows with acknowledge sound) Downloaded tpdebrick-v004. Extracted to directory.

Terminal in Ubuntu... cd downloads, cd tpdebrick-v004 etc.

All fine.

Ran "script".

But then "sudo ./tpdebrick 16" produces... File does not exist - command not found.

What can I do?


I actually ran Ubuntu 16.04 for my success but the commands should be the same. However everything is case sensitive so the steps where you are:
17. Run "cd Downloads" (No quotes)
18. Run "unzip tpdebrick-v004" (No quotes)
19. Run "cd tpdebrick-v004" (No quotes)
20. Connect touchpad
21. Hold Power+Home+VolDown buttons on Touchpad for 30 seconds
22. Run "script" (this will capture the output of the tpdebrick process) (No quotes)
23. Run "sudo ./tpdebrick 16" (16 is the size of the TP: etc...16, 32 or 64)(No quotes)
If you get that files does not exist message Run "Dir" (no quotes). If you don't see the tpdebrick files then you are not in the tpdebrick-v004 directory and need to go back to step 19 to get it right. See what I did a few posts back. Don't give up! Try that and bring your tablet back to life. I did and now use mine for a bit of Netflix steaming/casting, smart home controls, and a bit of gaming. Worth it!
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