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Typo in the "Linux flash guide"
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Thanks! This is helpful and probably should be added to the Linux support documentation.

I also notice that the "Flashing Guide" on this site has been amended to add "never use the 'Format all + download' option in the SP Flash Tool as this erases key information stored in the NVRAM partition and can lead to a non-functional device." Helpful, but too late for me!

I have the IMEI, serial number, and "MEID" from the Gemini package sticker. Can nvram be reconstructed, or a replacement nvram supplied, or IMEI re-entered?

I had a backup of NVRAM, but after restoring it, I still get "invalid IMEI" and non-working phone/SIM functions in all firmware versions including default Google Android.  Everything that doesn't depend on the SIM still seems to work.

I suspect that by carefully following the step-by-step guide including "readback" each time I flashed the different firmware options (default Google Android, rooted Google Android and TWRP to bootstrap flashing of Lineage OS, dual-boot Google Android/Linux) I had overwriten my nvram backup file with the re-formatted null nvram from "format all + download". It wasn't clear that "format all + download" would overwrite nvram with a null partition, rather than restoring the backup along with the new firmware (the behavior I expected).

I would rather not have had to use the flash tool, and was afraid I would brick my Gemini, but that was the only way to get either Linux dual-boot (part of the expected spec for the Gemini we backed) or a device with any OS option not pwned by Google.


It's not your fault that the flash tool is non-intuitive, but is there any way to recover phone functionality?
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Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by Zvonimir - 03-11-2018, 01:01 AM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 03-11-2018, 06:47 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by gemilino - 03-16-2018, 06:51 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 03-19-2018, 09:27 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by gemilino - 03-20-2018, 09:05 AM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by gemilino - 03-22-2018, 02:54 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 03-23-2018, 12:10 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by gemilino - 03-23-2018, 03:57 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by Marjorie - 03-24-2018, 12:34 AM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by gemilino - 03-26-2018, 12:23 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by Marjorie - 04-01-2018, 08:11 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 04-02-2018, 11:22 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by ehasbrouck - 04-03-2018, 02:24 PM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 04-05-2018, 11:32 AM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 04-07-2018, 01:30 AM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 04-10-2018, 01:09 AM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 04-11-2018, 12:32 AM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dccng - 05-21-2018, 12:54 AM
RE: Typo in the "Linux flash guide" - by dguidi - 05-21-2018, 10:16 AM

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