Now Gesture Tweaks Replaces Google Now with Custom Action

On most modern Android devices with software navigation keys, swiping up from the … more

ToqAN Fixes Android 5.0 Notification Bug on Qualcomm Toq

The Qualcomm Toq is probably one of the lesser known smartwatches on the market … more

How to Root and Unlock the Google Nexus 6 on a Mac – XDA TV

In the past, XDA Developer TV Producer droidmodd3rx has shown you how to … more

Set Up Your MediaTek Device with Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

As can be seen with the use of MediaTek chips in Android One devices … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

[Q] Recovery without bootloader unlock

OP seaskyways

10th July 2014, 10:54 PM   |  #1  
seaskyways's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag beirut
Thanks Meter: 341
 
540 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2012
Donate to Me
More
Hi there, my friend has a Nexus 5 (like me) , and he wanted root so bad , and I tought him to root through Towelroot , however , he didn't unlock his bootloader, he got rooted and he got Xposed module on and running , but now he wants to have S2W which is achievable through flashing a kernel, but he doesn't have a recovery and he's bootloader locked , how can he achieve that SAFELY ?
10th July 2014, 10:58 PM   |  #2  
rootSU's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, UK
Thanks Meter: 13,842
 
25,037 posts
Join Date:Joined: Aug 2010
More
1) flash a recovery using an app called flashify
Or
2) unlock the bootloader using an app called bootunlocker

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
The Following User Says Thank You to rootSU For This Useful Post: [ View ]
10th July 2014, 10:58 PM   |  #3  
simms22's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
BROOKLYN!
Thanks Meter: 22,843
 
27,453 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by seaskyways

Hi there, my friend has a Nexus 5 (like me) , and he wanted root so bad , and I tought him to root through Towelroot , however , he didn't unlock his bootloader, he got rooted and he got Xposed module on and running , but now he wants to have S2W which is achievable through flashing a kernel, but he doesn't have a recovery and he's bootloader locked , how can he achieve that SAFELY ?

as long as he already has root, he can flash a new recovery without unlocking the bootloader. first, grab the recovery you want to flash and put it in the storage of your phone(in a .img form). next, grab the flashify app from the play store. now open the flashify app, chose to flash a recovery, find your recovery in your storage, now chose your recovery and flash it. thats all. now boot into recovery to make sure it flashed.
10th July 2014, 10:59 PM   |  #4  
rootSU's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, UK
Thanks Meter: 13,842
 
25,037 posts
Join Date:Joined: Aug 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by simms22

as long as he already has root, he can flash a new recovery without unlocking the bootloader. first, grab the recovery you want to flash and put it in the storage of your phone(in a .img form). next, grab the flashify app from the play store. now open the flashify app, chose to flash a recovery, find your recovery in your storage, now chose your recovery and flash it. thats all. now boot into recovery to make sure it flashed.

You can download recoveries directly through flashify

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
10th July 2014, 11:09 PM   |  #5  
simms22's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
BROOKLYN!
Thanks Meter: 22,843
 
27,453 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by rootSU

You can download recoveries directly through flashify

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

really?
didnt know that, ive always grabbed them from their official sites. not like it makes a difference, im still on an older twrp, like version 2.6.3.4
10th July 2014, 11:10 PM   |  #6  
rootSU's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, UK
Thanks Meter: 13,842
 
25,037 posts
Join Date:Joined: Aug 2010
More
Makes no difference for me either. Latest philz always comes from my computer

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
11th July 2014, 01:22 PM   |  #7  
beekay201's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,143
 
4,737 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2010
More
if this procedure is being done on a stock rom (OTA updated), don't forget about /system/recovery-from-boot.p and /system/install-recovery.sh. Either rename or delete them.

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
bootloader locked, kernel, nexus 5, recovery, s2w
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes