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    Reflashing help

    Dale, Do you still help out with reflashing a bricked tablet? I have the dreaded "Unrecoverable Bootloader Error" and have tried everything I can to get past it. No magic to speak of here. It all happened when attempting to install CWM and Fastback. Anything you can offer would be really appreciated. Many Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbabobba View Post
    Dale, Do you still help out with reflashing a bricked tablet? I have the dreaded "Unrecoverable Bootloader Error" and have tried everything I can to get past it. No magic to speak of here. It all happened when attempting to install CWM and Fastback. Anything you can offer would be really appreciated. I can PM you with any particulars that you need. Many Thanks.
    Hi robbabobba and welcome
    Did trying everything include following the instructions in the first post of this thread? READ FIRST If your Thrive is stuck at the fireworks screen or Bootloops
    dalepl hasn't checked in here in quite some time, so he may or may not be doing the relashes still. pio_masaki is still doing them. He recently said that he's working his way through his PMs in order that he received them, so it may take some time, but if you send a PM to both of them, one will get to you asap.

    Please pay attention to the warning in the post I linked to. If anyone other than pio_masaki or dalepl PM you with an offer to help, let a moderator know, and don't respond to the PM. The post explains why.
    Good luck!
    Last edited by rosalie; 06-22-2014 at 12:35 PM.
    Thriving with dalepl's silky-smooth DaleNet IMM76D.01.000072314 Rooted ROM (US ICS 4.0.4) and Pio_Masaki's Melchior v 2.4 kernel

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    Thanks Rosalie for the really fast reply. No, this is not a "bootloop" or a stuck "fireworks" screen. I'm frozen on the "Toshiba" screen with the unspeakable "Unrecoverable Bootloader Error". Breaks my heart ! Thank you for your kind advice. Guess I'll need to PM pio_masaki and hope for the best. I'll really miss my trusty Thrive if I have to say goodbye. Thanks again.

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    Bears repeating....

    ***WARNING.... WARNING.... WARNING... WARNING... WARNING! ***


    Occasionally, there are posts by people who claim to be able to "reflash" non-functional Thrives.
    For the protection of our forum members, any such messages are deleted immediately. A second post is rewarded with an immediate, permanent ban -- and I urge that no one think to test our Moderators on this.
    Recently, a few individuals have done exactly that and are now on the outside looking in.

    The reasons are simple:

    First - TRUST. The method used by these would-be reflashers involves full remote access to your PC, with file transfers. Are you willing to turn your computer over to a brand-new forum user who has no reputation, who might infect your computer with a virus or other malware? Even if you think there are no passwords and credit card numbers to steal, malware can easily turn your PC into a "zombie" that attempts to infect other computers across the Internet and on your home network.

    Second - Even if the person offering has no malicious intent, the reflash tool is dangerously powerful.
    One mistake can irrevocably "brick" a Thrive, which even Toshiba can't undo without expensive hardware repair.
    Are you willing to trust your Thrive to someone who may have never used the tool before, or has no responsibility for the result?

    So, if, after trying the above procedures, your Thrive appears to need reflashing, please post on the forums first.

    Maybe someone can help fix it without reflashing. If it turns out a reflash is needed, send a PM to dalepl and pio_masaki - nobody else.
    They are recognized Developers on this forum and are trusted, professional and helpful. They have the knowledge, experience and the proper tools to do it correctly. NOBODY ELSE can make that claim.

    You may be contacted via PM by another member offering "help".
    They are not sanctioned by the forum owners or Staff, and DO NOT possess the knowledge, experience, trustworthiness, or, possibly, the proper tools needed, to fix the issue.
    They might, in fact, do more harm than good, and the forum is in no way responsible for any damage done by them.
    You could easily end up with a non-recoverable $400 brick.

    If you are approached by ANY OTHER MEMBER offering this service please contact the Moderation Team IMMEDIATELY so we can take appropriate action - and before the damage is done.
    ~Dan


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    No affiliation with Toshiba whatsoever- other than as a satisfied Thrive owner.

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    Thanks for the good advice, Dan. I will heed and wait for a reply from either of the two gentlemen that currently perform the reflash. I have tried all the other avenues to see if I can resuscitate from the "bootloader" quagmire. No go. It looks as if some brain surgery is necessary.

    Seeing that there are only two people that can do the reflash (maybe only one now), I guess that the poor chap is really buried with S.O.S. requests. But, I really hate to see my good 'ol Thrive give up the ghost so soon. It's a solid machine ! I'll keep you posted on my progress. Thanks again.
    Last edited by robbabobba; 06-22-2014 at 08:41 PM.
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    I am having the same issue as Rob, but mine is a 7" thrive.

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    Warranty/Toshiba authorized service is about your only option.
    The tools for the 7" aren't available outside of Toshiba, and AFAIK, our developers don't have access to them.
    ~Dan


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