HELP! R23 to R21 boot loop

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HELP! R23 to R21 boot loop

Postby introuble on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:48 pm

Last night I tried to downgrade the theater's R23 dedicab to R21 in front of the shift manager. (This R23 didn't have the enable custom songs option in the service menu. On the top right of the service menu, the dongle security code was "?" but I didn't think it was fishy at the time.) The dedicab is now stuck in a boot loop and they want me in first thing tomorrow morning to fix it.

I've done a little bit of sleuthing and found these:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=23188
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21156
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=16675
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27207

So in order to fix this, I would need to successfully boot SLAX, then replace the itg file in /hda3/ with itg-nocracked-dongle. Do I need to rename this file to itg? Would this enable the custom songs option? If so, I'd like to try this.

Otherwise would I need to press and hold the service button while booting for a factory reset? I'm not sure if this will work because this machine is apparently cracked. If this is safer, I'd rather try that.

Basically, if I can't fix it, I am in deep trouble. Thank you in advance!
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Re: HELP! R23 to R21 boot loop

Postby introuble on Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:54 pm

Fixed it by factory resetting, then booting to Slax and replacing the itg file in /hd3/patch. Then I updated to r23, then I replaced the itg file in /hd3/patch again. Works good now!
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Re: HELP! R23 to R21 boot loop

Postby Horsey on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:32 pm

It's very important you use the correct binary for your machine that corresponds to whether or not you have the dongle attached. Hopefully you included a cracked binary that had a 9999999sec cutoff timer... lol
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