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[Q] Do I need to have the correct recovery for the current version?

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11th March 2014, 04:44 AM   |  #1  
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I used MotoNoMoWp on my friend's phone and disabled write protection successfully.
Then I did the RockMyMoto method and got root.
Then I flashed the stock recovery I had on my PC which I think is from the latest Sprint image.
Then tried to take the OTA update.
It got about 20% in and rebooted saying the upgrade failed.

I did the same process with my phone and it worked fine. But I had updated to the 2nd to the latest update first, my friend was still before the first 4.2 camera patch update.

So do I need to flash the recovery from that older version before taking OTA or should any stock recovery flash work?

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11th March 2014, 06:00 AM   |  #2  
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2603358

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2603358

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Yea I've already seen that.. doesn't specifically answer my question.. But perhaps I should have used slapmymoto instead of rockmymoto and done the flash resets. I'll try.

Still, if anyone has an answer to my specific question on whether a certain stock recovery is required to flash the ota or not that would be helpful
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You need the recovery from the firmware version you are using. As far as I know. Why use a different one?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by DssTrainer

I used MotoNoMoWp on my friend's phone and disabled write protection successfully.
Then I did the RockMyMoto method and got root.
Then I flashed the stock recovery I had on my PC which I think is from the latest Sprint image.
Then tried to take the OTA update.
It got about 20% in and rebooted saying the upgrade failed.

I did the same process with my phone and it worked fine. But I had updated to the 2nd to the latest update first, my friend was still before the first 4.2 camera patch update.

So do I need to flash the recovery from that older version before taking OTA or should any stock recovery flash work?

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are you sure its RECOVERY that is causing your issue?

The OTA contains a manifest file, which includes files and hash codes. It verifies these files exist on your phone, and the hashes match. If they don't match, or something is missing, the OTA will fail.

If you can boot into recovery, and manually install the update from there, it will show you progress and tell you the reason the update failed.
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