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  1. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    Help

    I got the "accidental release" for windows insiders on my l640 & it is bricked.

    I have tried over and over to restore it with windows device recovery tool, it downloaded the firmware but at approx 25% of the installation, the device reboots and it fails telling me to try again.

    I can only access flashing mode, but as stated; wprt fails every time.

    PLS help .
    06-07-2017 07:20 AM
  2. anon(10197358)'s Avatar
    @jasonlindholm

    What is WDRT's error ? Can you provide me, plz, the thor2_win_xxxxxxxxxxxxxx_ThreadId-xxxx.log files, located in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Temp path ?
    06-07-2017 11:06 AM
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    @jasonlindholm

    What is WDRT's error ? Can you provide me, plz, the thor2_win_xxxxxxxxxxxxxx_ThreadId-xxxx.log files, located in C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Temp path ?
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    Which one? There's about 15 of them. All I know is wmrt refuses to work.

    All I can do is provide Google drive upload of all the files
    06-07-2017 12:47 PM
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    Which one? There's about 15 of them. All I know is wmrt refuses to work.

    All I can do is provide Google drive upload of all the files
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B92...w?usp=drivesdk
    06-07-2017 01:03 PM
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    Sorry I'm new to this... Here are all the files

    https://drive.google.com/folderview?...ndsTDR1U0dtRGc
    06-07-2017 01:11 PM
  6. anon(10197358)'s Avatar
    06-07-2017 02:54 PM
  7. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    @jasonlindholm

    Ok, thx. Use my tutorial.
    Thx. But i get this error

    Set-location : A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument 'thor2' .
    At line:1 char :1
    +cd "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Care Suite\Windows Device Recovery ...

    + CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Set-Location]. Parameter binding acception
    +FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound.Microsoft.Powershell.Commands.SetLocationCommand
    06-07-2017 08:49 PM
  8. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    PS C:\Users\Jasonl\Desktop\Package> thor2 -mode uefiflash -ffufile "%HomePath%\Desktop\Package\FullFlashupdate.ffu"

    This command I must be doing wrong. I get invalid argument , a positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument 'thor2'.

    However the wdrt is in that location.

    Thanks
    06-07-2017 09:20 PM
  9. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    PS C:\Users\Jasonl\Desktop\Package> thor2 -mode uefiflash -ffufile "%HomePath%\Desktop\Package\FullFlashupdate.ffu"

    This command I must be doing wrong. I get invalid argument , a positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument 'thor2'.

    However the wdrt is in that location.

    Thanks
    I open PowerShell, & proceed to open the CMD prompt in administration mode in 'Package' folder containing the ffu file ,enter the command for x64 , but it won't work.
    06-07-2017 09:30 PM
  10. anon(10197358)'s Avatar
    @jasonlindholm

    All program files (.ffu file isn't that) of WDRT are in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Care Suite\Windows Device Recovery Tool path or in %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Care Suite\Windows Device Recovery Tool path, according to the operating system architecture of your computer. Therefore, the command prompt should be executed from one of these two paths before executing any thor2's command.
    Last edited by DylanCochard; 06-07-2017 at 09:55 PM.
    06-07-2017 09:31 PM
  11. nate0's Avatar
    I open PowerShell, & proceed to open the CMD prompt in administration mode in 'Package' folder containing the ffu file ,enter the command for x64 , but it won't work.
    In PowerShell if you are in the directory where thor2 is located type it like this .\thor2.exe

    If you run it without the '.\' it's expected to be setup in your environment path already.
    06-07-2017 10:42 PM
  12. Iosbi's Avatar
    Hello to me the same happened to me and all I had to do, was to run the WDRT as an administrator. Anything you tell me, and try to sign up for the Insider Release Preview program.
    06-07-2017 11:26 PM
  13. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    I get the following error;

    "missing property name after reference operator. ParserError (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException & missing property name" .
    06-08-2017 12:19 AM
  14. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    Hello to me the same happened to me and all I had to do, was to run the WDRT as an administrator. Anything you tell me, and try to sign up for the Insider Release Preview program.
    Yes I've tried over & over.
    In PowerShell if you are in the directory where thor2 is located type it like this .\thor2.exe

    If you run it without the '.\' it's expected to be setup in your environment path already.
    06-08-2017 12:22 AM
  15. nate0's Avatar
    What command did you just run? Paste it here.
    06-08-2017 01:00 AM
  16. nate0's Avatar
    @jasonlindholm
    I think I see some of the issue. In your logs it is progressing 1 percent more each time you flash it. All the logs you posted the last one I saw went from 11% flashed to 12%. It could be a driver issue or some other buggy software issue. Either way, keep running what you were running before you posted the logs, or we can try to get DylanCochard's command to work. It is up to you.
    06-08-2017 01:14 AM
  17. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    @jasonlindholm
    I think I see some of the issue. In your logs it is progressing 1 percent more each time you flash it. All the logs you posted the last one I saw went from 11% flashed to 12%. It could be a driver issue or some other buggy software issue. Either way, keep running what you were running before you posted the logs, or we can try to get DylanCochard's command to work. It is up to you.
    Thanks.
    06-08-2017 01:55 AM
  18. nate0's Avatar
    Thanks.
    The good part is that it does not seem un-fixable.
    06-08-2017 02:01 AM
  19. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    .\thor2.exe -mode uefiflash -ffufile "%HomePath%\DesktopPackage\FullFlashUpdate.ffu" -do_full_nvi_update -do_factory_reset -reboot
    06-08-2017 02:02 AM
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    .\thor2.exe -mode uefiflash -ffufile "%HomePath%\Desktop\Package\FullFlashUpdate.ffu" -do_full_nvi_update -do_factory_reset -reboot
    06-08-2017 02:03 AM
  21. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    It has ended badly for my Lumia. I followed a guide that almost worked, but I flashed the single ffu file when I was meant to use the path to the firmware I had manually downloaded with all required files. Now the device is totally dead.

    I will go out tomorrow & purchase an new wm 10 phone u can get them for ~$100 .

    Thankyou all for the efforts.
    06-08-2017 04:15 AM
  22. nate0's Avatar
    I am sorry to hear that this happened. It may not be the end though for the phone. Even if they do not show life most Lumia phones can be recovered from what appears to be a "bricked" state. No screen activity/black screen...This is done by using a set of emergency files and the FFU for your phone. It would require a bit more time and technical effort though.
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    06-08-2017 08:48 AM

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