Originally Posted by ixtab
The problem with these "user-friendly" approaches is that in order for the user to execute them, they will already need to have a modified device. In other words: we will never get completely pristine images using such methods.
Anyway, I guess that at least having something is better than not having anything at all, so I quickly wrote something user-friendly. It's not beautiful, and the code is quick and dirty, but it works. Tested and working on 5.1.0 (note: the extractions may take quite some time, i.e., more than 10 minutes for the main partition).
Installation: unzip the attachment, then copy the .azw2 to the documents folder of the device, then run it. It will produce the following files on the device:
- mmcblk0p1.img.gz : main partition image
- mmcblk0p2.img.gz : diags partition image
- main_kernel.img and diags_kernel.img: kernels
Again, I know that this is not the best solution, but maybe it will finally convince someone with 5.1.1 firmware to make those images available to us.
Thanks for the reminder ixtab. I will order a couple of KTs for friends and family next week, and if they come with 5.1.1 preinstalled I will gladly follow your instructions. We need to collaborate with you after the great effort you are doing for all of us.