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Cannot perma-flash custom recovery

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Jass5991
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Default Cannot perma-flash custom recovery

Hey guys!

So I was helping my friend flash a ROM to his S2(G) but the problem is, after flashing the zip file for the recovery in the stock recovery as is recommended in the guides here, should I reboot, it once again reverts back to the stock recovery, and not the custom one.

Can someone please help?

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That's because the partition layout on the I9100 is different to other phones; recovery is 'baked' into the kernel & not in a separate partition. So that's why when you flash a recovery independently, the recovery will revert to stock recovery (or whatever custom recovery the custom kernel you're currently running has) when you reboot.

You need to flash a custom kernel which will give you a rooted phone + permanent CWM; PhilZ seems to be easy (search for the thread).

If you want a specific CWM version, you'll need to flash a kernel that has it.
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