Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Bricked Flame

Bricked Flame


What exactly is this problem ?

A bricked device is a device which won't turn on in any way and there's nothing you can do to fix it. It is as useful as a brick. In case of the Flame device, when you try to switch it on, it only shows the Firefox OS logo and shuts down.

Solution to this problem :

The operating system used to solve this problem is Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro .There are in all 9 steps to solve this problem.

Step 1 : Download and install SDK in your Windows machine.

Step 2 : Download the Firefox OS image of any version which you wish to install from this link : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS/Phone_guide/Flame/Updating_your_Flame#Base_image_installation

Step 3 : Copy this image in the location where you have installed your SDK file. Example : C Drive> Users > (Username) > AppData > Local > Android > SDK > platform-tools  
Uncompress the image in that location.

Step 4 : Connect your device to the machine with the help of USB cable. Long press Power and Volume Up buttons. Choose option ‘apply update from ADB’.

Step 5 : Open Command Prompt (Open in administrator)

Step 6 : Goto the location where the image has been uncompressed.

Step 7 : Type the command ‘adb devices’ next to the path. You will be able to see the Flame device in sideload.

Step 8 : Type the command ‘flash.bat’ and it will start processing further.

Step 9 : After the process is over, the device will enter into fastboot mode. If this doesn’t happen then it can be done manually by long pressing Power and Volume Down buttons of the Flame device.
Bingo! Your Flame will now run on the installed version. 

Just in case :
If you face any issues regarding phone connectivity, you may also need to download the Alcatel USB drivers for the Flame device.

Contributors : Nehal Kadu and Prathamesh Chavan
 Tags : Firefox OS, Alcatel Flame, Bricked Device