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    How To Put OUYA In Recovery Mode

    For those interested. Thanks to Abraham Cabrera.

    HOW TO PUT OUYA IN RECOVERY MODE
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    1. Have usb keyboard connected to ouya.
    2. Turn ouya on.
    3. Press and hold alt + print + i screen button, if you do not have print screen button use sysrq button.
    4. Now tricky part is to keep pressing i button for 2 seconds so that the screen flickers for about 4-6 times until ouya reboots.
    5. When it reboots you will see a red exclamation mark and u. Now hit your home key button.
    6. Eat a muffin, you are in recovery mode.

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    !!!! Thank you so much Abraham

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    Yes! You rock!!!

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    Re: How to Put OUYA in Recovery Mode

    I don't believe Mr. Cabrera deserves credit for something discovered May 20th http://forums.ouya.tv/discussion/1380/recovery-mode, this has been discussed in the thread dealing with the need for hardware recovery. This shortcut only works if the OUYA still has a functional bootloader.

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    Careful with that.
    It seems to work only when a kernel that can be booted is in place.
    If you mishflash the kernel this method does not help you at all!

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    As mentioned this has been known for some time, but still doesn't give a way to get into recovery that will actually help recover from many common things that could leak to a brick.

    It doesn't even take a bad kernel to reach a point where this won't work. Just a typo in an init script will keep the Ouya from booting far enough for this to be useful.

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    Re: How to Put OUYA in Recovery Mode

    I need to take a few minutes to read the threads new posts. It looks like progress is being made towards hardware recovery using the onboard headers.

    Edit: it's cool that the pinner assignments have been figured out, but starting usb recovery fails because it requires a 128 bit encrypted key. So we have to wait for inside information in order for anything to happen with that approach. Not anything we didn't already know.

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    Last edited by Wolverine-_-_-; 07-09-2013 at 09:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine-_-_- View Post
    Edit: it's cool that the pinner assignments have been figured out, but starting usb recovery fails because it requires a 128 bit encrypted key. So we have to wait for inside information in order for anything to happen with that approach. Not anything we didn't already know.
    Yes there is some Nvidia prorietary stuff. (nvflash)
    But don't count on it, they will not give out the key.
    Last edited by user82; 07-10-2013 at 02:28 PM.

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    Where is Edward Snowden now? Maybe he will help:-!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine-_-_- View Post
    Where is Edward Snowden now? Maybe he will help:-!
    By telling you that all Android devices are location tracked ^^.
    Or do you want him to get the /NSA/NVIDIA.secrets file with the key in it and the whole Tegra design

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