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How to boot into Clockwork Mod Recovery from Power Off

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1st January 2011, 06:59 PM   |  #1  
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I've had a Droid Incredible (AMOLED) for sometime, Unrevoked Forever. Flashed many, many ROMs and kernels, and numerous recovery backups.

Picked up a Droid X yesterday (still have my Dinc). Rooted using Z41, and have permanent root. Paid for and downloaded Bootstrap, and had ROM Manager from my Dinc.

I've spent a good six hours reading the various "how to" threads and Googling, but I'm not finding the solution to my issue.

I can boot into Clockworkmod Recovery from within Bootstrap.

But, I cannot figure how to boot into Clockworkmod Recovery from power off state. When I hold the Home button while powering up, hitting the Search button boots my DX into the stock recovery, NOT Clockworkmod Recovery.

I guess my question is, how / is it possible to make Clockworkmod Recovery the default recovery when booting from power off?

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1st January 2011, 07:02 PM   |  #2  
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To boot into clock work from power off...hold vol down then press power. Hold about 10 seconds. You should be good to go...

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To boot into clock work from power off...hold vol down then press power. Hold about 10 seconds. You should be good to go...

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That is the method on the Dinc, which I'd tried. But, just now did it and released the power button after the Moto logo appeared and continued to hold the vol down, and there was the familiar Clockworkmod Recovery glowing green.

Old habits.

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Cool, glad it worked. Was not sure about the exact timing though!
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That is the method on the Dinc, which I'd tried. But, just now did it and released the power button after the Moto logo appeared and continued to hold the vol down, and there was the familiar Clockworkmod Recovery glowing green.

Old habits.

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Well, so I flashed a ROM (ApeX 1.3 which runs well), but once again I can boot into Clockworkmod Recovery via Bootstrap, but cannot (or have not found a way) boot into Clockworkmod Recovery from power down, even using the above method that worked with the rooted stock .340.

Not a biggie unless something bad happens, of course.

Thoughts? The ROM? Me?
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Well, so I flashed a ROM (ApeX 1.3 which runs well), but once again I can boot into Clockworkmod Recovery via Bootstrap, but cannot (or have not found a way) boot into Clockworkmod Recovery from power down, even using the above method that worked with the rooted stock .340.

Not a biggie unless something bad happens, of course.

Thoughts? The ROM? Me?

From Koush's website:


What if my phone won't boot? How do I get into recovery without the app?

When the hijacker runs, it will automatically create the "/data/.recovery_mode" file after it finishes. This tells the system that the next time it boots, it should boot into recovery. But, when the system starts, the Droid X Recovery Bootstrap will then delete that file when Android is fully started, to prevent you from booting into recovery. So what does this mean? If you fail to boot, simply pull your battery, and your next boot will be into recovery (unless your /system is *really* hosed, in which case you need to SBF).

I'd probably just press bootstrap recovery in the app every time you turn your phone on. So just in case you DO need it next time you boot up, it'll be there. Damn moto and their locked phone..
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From Koush's website:


What if my phone won't boot? How do I get into recovery without the app?

When the hijacker runs, it will automatically create the "/data/.recovery_mode" file after it finishes. This tells the system that the next time it boots, it should boot into recovery. But, when the system starts, the Droid X Recovery Bootstrap will then delete that file when Android is fully started, to prevent you from booting into recovery. So what does this mean? If you fail to boot, simply pull your battery, and your next boot will be into recovery (unless your /system is *really* hosed, in which case you need to SBF).

I'd probably just press bootstrap recovery in the app every time you turn your phone on. So just in case you DO need it next time you boot up, it'll be there. Damn moto and their locked phone..

That doesn't do it either. Must be the custom ROM.

Somewhat OT, but you're right about the "damn Moto and their locked phone." Coming from the Dinc, I'm not accustomed to this sort of hassle. Having said that, altho I've only had the DX for a couple days (and still have my Dinc), I am liking the big screen, albeit not as nice as the AMOLED, and the really solid build of the DX--it's a good phone. Looking forward to the Thunderbolt...
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That is the method on the Dinc, which I'd tried. But, just now did it and released the power button after the Moto logo appeared and continued to hold the vol down, and there was the familiar Clockworkmod Recovery glowing green.

Old habits.

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I am on .605 base running MIUI ICS on my Droid X, and this did not work for me. I need to be able to access clockwork to fix my phone. Somebady plz help me!
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I am on .605 base running MIUI ICS on my Droid X, and this did not work for me. I need to be able to access clockwork to fix my phone. Somebady plz help me!

Reboot your phone, when it's on the Motorola logo a blue LED will flash, when it does press the volume down button.

From there you can navigate to ClockworkMod Recovery.

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