TF700 has finally succumbed to our beatings and have surrendered nvflash!
This release allows unlocked devices to create a set of device-specific files that lets you access nvflash. Once the procedure is done, you will always be able to recover any software brick (even bootloader!) as long as you keep your files safe!
We have made a seperate page for the guide: Guide
Before you get too excited, there are a few details you need to know before starting:
- It will only work on UNLOCKED devices
- It requires access to Fastboot to prepare device first time
- It won’t work on fully bricked devices (See 2.)
- You need to keep files safe!
- It won’t work if you’ve upgraded to 184.108.40.206 or TF300 JB.
- On TF700, fastboot flash will still only be able to flash blobs -- direct flashing is not possible sadly.
Point 2 and 3 only applies when running our tool. Once you have a set of files (See guide), you are fully unbrickable (We tested it -- wiping out bootloaders on our devices!).
We recommend backing up a number of partitions with nvflash as soon as you have it running. In particular, the device-specific sensor calibration/serial number partition as well as the unlock token partition. Running a full recovery if you brick your device will require these partitions to get fully back to a working tablet!
Important note: We kind of forgot to clarify what the license for wheelie was so here goes. Due to the nature of wheelie and the importance of people always using the latest version, Wheelie is NOT redistributable! You are allowed to download it and use it, but you are not allowed to redistribute it in any way -- this means no GUI’s including it, no reposting zips/tar.gz’s and similar! At a later date, we will be releasing our source code and relicense it as GPL.