Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of Android/HTC/ExploreRomImagesOnPc


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27/10/10 09:29:04 (7 years ago)
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    33= Explore ROM Images on PC = 
    4   For the complete list of my articles on Android devices and software,    including analysis of devices and system firmware, lists of external    resources and tools, and How-To instructions, check the [http://tjworld.net/search/opensearch?q=wiki%3AWikiStart front page of this wiki]                     under the Android heading 
     4  For the complete list of my articles on Android devices and software,    including analysis of devices and system firmware, lists of external    resources and tools, and How-To instructions, check the [http://tjworld.net/search/opensearch?q=wiki%3AWikiStart front page of this wiki]                      under the Android heading 
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    66For those without access to a device or wanting to explore a ROM Update Utility (RUU) image without deploying it to a device it is helpful to mount its contents (the .img files) locally on a GNU/Linux PC. Only a few of the image files are file-systems that Linux can mount in this way. Because things change it is best to use the file command to determine what file system is contained in each image: 
     
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     21More interestingly, dumps of the raw partitions of the device's flash ROM can be explored more easily. 
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    2123== EXT File-Systems == 
    2224=== Mounting === 
     
    2729sudo mount -o loop,ro,norelatime system.img mnt/system 
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    29 The same can be done for the userdata.img but as it is usually completely empty there isn't much to be gained. 
     31The same can be done for the `userdata.img` but as it is usually completely empty there isn't much to be gained. 
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    3133=== Working with the Image ===