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  1. David Rittenhouse's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there is a downloadable factory recovery partition anywhere on the net? Or has anyone uploaded and shared theirs?

    I have a 64 gig DV8P and due to self-inflicted issues, my recovery partition is FUBAR...

    Update:
    Never mind, found another Venue owner who graciously helped me out.
    Last edited by David Rittenhouse; 04-29-2014 at 03:09 PM. Reason: Update
    04-27-2014 05:39 PM
  2. Memitim's Avatar
    I can upload an image to restore the DV8P from USB if anyone is interested.
    05-13-2014 07:55 AM
  3. maxmin's Avatar
    I have been having a real hard time restoring my Dell Venue Pro 8. I have a restore USB drive I made but I still keep getting a missing partition error when I try to create the partitions. If you have a complete image that might help me. I think I need to repartition the c: drive.
    05-28-2014 01:44 AM
  4. Memitim's Avatar
    Sent you a PM maxim
    05-28-2014 01:51 AM
  5. Alfred C's Avatar
    Memitim, if I can get a copy of the image, I would greatly appreciate it. I accidentally erased my usb backup... Actually I erased my usb restore because I believed that the restore partition was recreated when I restored my tablet. That was an error. Thanks!
    05-29-2014 08:40 PM
  6. shaffera1's Avatar
    Memitim, Can I get access to your restore image? That would be awesome. Thanks!
    06-03-2014 01:10 PM
  7. Memitim's Avatar
    The image is still busy uploading, the upload failed the first time.

    Will post the link here once it is finished.
    06-04-2014 03:49 AM
  8. Memitim's Avatar
    Start downloading the 43 files from here: https://mega.co.nz/#F!FARQgQCC!MVeKesUeds30EuSTrMsYpQ

    ​Will post the rest of the instructions tomorrow when I'm sober.
    06-04-2014 06:51 PM
  9. Alfred C's Avatar
    Downloaded and unrared. Looking forward to your instructions.

    Update. Created USB key from the IMG file and was able to restore my DV8P to factory. Thanks!
    Last edited by Alfred C; 06-09-2014 at 10:25 AM.
    06-04-2014 11:38 PM
  10. Memitim's Avatar
    Once you've downloaded and unrared the IMG file, download USB Image Tool from here: alex's coding playground » Download

    Then use it to restore the image to a flash drive
    Kweku Clyde and b_hogsett like this.
    06-05-2014 02:54 AM
  11. winetaste69's Avatar
    HOW DID YOU UNRARED IT? I WASN'T ABLE TO UNRAR MINE it says The Archive is either in unknown format or damaged
    07-16-2014 11:17 PM
  12. Memitim's Avatar
    HOW DID YOU UNRARED IT? I WASN'T ABLE TO UNRAR MINE it says The Archive is either in unknown format or damaged
    Get the latest version of WinRAR from WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
    Anthony Kopas4 likes this.
    07-17-2014 02:01 AM
  13. orionbg's Avatar
    Memitim, Every time I boot from the Flash Drive that I have made with your Image, I get a message that AC Power Is needed and I can't do that with a sigle USB... What is the correct way of doing this?
    08-01-2014 02:45 AM
  14. Memitim's Avatar
    Memitim, Every time I boot from the Flash Drive that I have made with your Image, I get a message that AC Power Is needed and I can't do that with a sigle USB... What is the correct way of doing this?
    Apparently you can restore it using a SD card although I haven't tried this.

    What you can do is this:
    How to use USB devices with your Dell Venue 8 Pro and charge it at the same time - Todd Klindt's SharePoint Admin Blog

    You will need these:
    USB Male to Micro USB Male Charging Data Cable w/ Switch for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - Black (100 CM) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
    CY U2-166 USB Female to Micro USB Female + Micro USB Male Adapter Cable - Black (15cm) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
    USB Female to Micro USB Female Adapter - Black - Free Shipping - DealExtreme
    08-01-2014 05:26 AM
  15. orionbg's Avatar
    And is there anything that I can do without waiting 1 moth for these cables to be delivered? maybe some do it yourself cable specs of something?
    08-01-2014 06:50 AM
  16. Memitim's Avatar
    And is there anything that I can do without waiting 1 moth for these cables to be delivered? maybe some do it yourself cable specs of something?
    Not sure where you live, maybe try getting the cables from an electronics store.
    08-01-2014 07:55 AM
  17. orionbg's Avatar
    On the backside of the geography! In Eastern Europe. Will try with a MicroSD card first and then if it fails I'll be looking for another solution.

    Update: I can be very stupid some times.... all these tries I was selecting the Dell recovery option and every time it asks for AC Adaptor.... Several minutes ago I decided to try the Reset you PC Option and the selected Wipe the drive! Now I'm with a new completely stock OS again! :)

    Thank You for the Image!
    Last edited by orionbg; 08-01-2014 at 12:05 PM.
    08-01-2014 11:19 AM
  18. ToddKlindt's Avatar
    As often as this comes up I've thought about buying some of those cables and keeping them on hand for people. That wouldn't have done you much good on Europe though. :(
    08-03-2014 12:18 AM
  19. raffyraffy's Avatar
    hi alfred c...did you just put all unrared files (x 43 files) to the thumb drive? can you give me the steps you did? thanks alfred c
    09-22-2014 09:37 AM
  20. Michael Maurier's Avatar
    hi there I recently screwed up my dv8p and I am in need to that file if u could please upload it for me
    10-03-2014 12:52 PM
  21. Anthony Peck's Avatar
    Hey file 21 WILL NOT download. I would pay you for this and really need that image. Can you help me? Can give email or anything to help here.
    10-27-2014 07:05 PM
  22. xandros9's Avatar
    I have a 32 GB Venue 8 Pro (probably doesn't make a difference) recovery just waiting.

    PM me those in need.
    Kebero, cFrye and diekus like this.
    10-27-2014 11:13 PM
  23. Bodeanicus's Avatar
    You can request a free USB drive with the recovery stuff from Dell. But, you won't be able to boot from it without this adapter, which allows charging and USB at the same time:

    Dell Micro USB Dongle for Data and Charging : Tablets & Mobile Accessories | Dell
    10-29-2014 12:35 PM
  24. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    You can request a free USB drive with the recovery stuff from Dell. But, you won't be able to boot from it without this adapter, which allows charging and USB at the same time:

    Dell Micro USB Dongle for Data and Charging : Tablets & Mobile Accessories | Dell
    You can still do a restore/recovery from USB without being connected to power. It is via the advanced startup settings. Just make sure you have a good charge before you attempt.

    This also works with any Win 8.x device. I have done it on the Dell and my Surface in the past.
    10-31-2014 12:07 PM
  25. Merang's Avatar
    please share with me the 32gb venue 8 pro recovery image
    11-20-2014 02:10 PM
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