Originally Posted by m2xtreme
But it makes me wonder, is there any real adavantage to having a recovery partition considering most ROMs for the gtablet recommend nvflashing back to stock anyways?
Having a recovery partition is always
useful. See this thread
for an example of how recovery can be used for fixing things while saving your data. Nvflash is useful when you want to start over from scratch--in case of disasters. It should not be used as a pre-requisite for installing ROMs.
I suppose you would lose the ability to back up your current ROM if you sacrificed the recovery partition (unless there is a method to do so using nvflash that I'm unaware of).
Nvflash only operates on the 512 MB NAND flash. So, it cannot be used to backup the /data, the /sd-ext partition and the /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure directory which hold all your settings and apps. Loss of recovery is mitigated somewhat by having a second ROM as a fallback. You could do what CWM does now using a few shell scripts.