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JackG256
21st May 2011, 05:57 PM   |  #1  
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Lets say you hate using fastboot, but the ROM you want is only available in a fastboot version. Here is how to convert a group of fastboot images into recovery backups.

First of all, you need a set of fastboot images (System.img and Boot.img)

You'll need either:
Unix (Mac OS X or Linux) with md5sum installed (It is included with Mac and Most Linux distros by default)
ADB (Android Debug Bridge)

Unix Method:
Get your two fastboot image files in a folder. Open a terminal and use the cd command to where your images are. For example, If your two images are in /home/username/images type:
Code:
cd /home/username/images/
Then type:
Code:
md5sum *img >nandroid.md5
It could take a while if your fastboot images are large. Once it is done, copy the system.img, boot.img and nandroid.md5 files to your sdcard/clockworkmod/backups/nameoffolder directory. (Replace nameoffolder with the name of your rom or something, but it must not contain spaces or special characters. A suitable choice would be to replace the space with a dot.)
You should now be able to restore your image from the Backup & Restore menu.

ADB Method (Ideal for Windows users):
The ADB method is similar, but you need to copy your image files to the sdcard first. So copy the system.img and boot.img files to: /sdcard/clockworkmod/backups/nameoffolder
(Replace nameoffolder with the name of your rom or something, but it must not contain spaces or special characters. A suitable choice would be to replace the space with a dot.)
Unmount your SDCard and boot into recovery.
When in recovery, connect the USB cable and ensure device is fully recognised by the computer (run adb devices and the serial number should appear and it should say "recovery" next to it) Next, go to mounts & storage and make sure the SDCard is mounted (If it says "unmount /sdcard" then it is mounted, if it says "mount /sdcard" then select it and it will mount.) then open an adb shell.
Type the following into the shell window:
Code:
cd /sdcard/clockworkmod/backups/nameoffolder
md5sum *img >nandroid.md5
exit
Now go into the Backup and Restore menu and your ROM should install.

Any questions? Ask below.

Hope it helps,
Jack