All credit for this tutorial goes to our valued member FreeRadical, if it wasn't for him unfortunately firstly, breaking his recovery switch (like myself) and then bricking his G4. This tutorial wouldn't exist! This is basically the ultimate get out of jail free card, barring physical damage, your G4 can always be recovered now Tools Needed: 1 Flathead Screwdriver 1 Philips Head Screwdriver 1 Paperclip or short piece of wire Software needed: RKBatchTool - http://www.mediafire.com/?ahje565a2j7yr6v Firmware of your choice - 720p http://www.putlocker.com/file/27C06C9FCA5A810F 1080p http://www.putlocker.com/file/D19EBAFFB52012FE 1) Follow my guide to disassembling the G4 here http://techbliss.org/threads/disassembling-the-g4.54/ You need to fully disassemble the G4 from its shell. 2) Turn the board over so you are looking at the underside of the G4s internals 3) Hold your paperclip or piece of wire over the two pins marked with a red halo in the picture below. (Alternatively, you can likely also short the eighth and ninth pin of the NAND.) 4) Once you have that done, plug your G4 into a USB slot on your PC whilst holding the paperclip/wire over the pins. This shorts the G4 into Mask ROM Mode without having to hold down the recovery button. 5) Open RKBatchTool.exe, your device should show up as a blue box if you shorted the pins correctly. If not, go back to step 3 and try again until you get it. (proper screenshot later, I just highlighted a box blue for you to get the idea) 6) Once in RKBatchTool, find your ROM you want to flash by clicking the far right browse button next to the FW Path text field 7) Click Restore and wait for your device flash and be alive once again! 8) Congratulations! You just saved yourself from having a paperweight or having to wait a month or two whilst it gets sent back to China!