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just used TWRP on my Sprint Gnex and love the interface! I used CWM on my old Epic 4G and it worked great too. To me, seeing all the options on that screen is easier....seems stable.

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Great point but how would the average Joe know that about a rom before a flash? I'd love to be able to know that and avoid bricking altogether (but wouldn't we all). any tips?
Never used TWRP myself and nothing really against it as it does look nice, but from what I have read is that since it is not build for the Raider/Vivid from the ground up, so it may not be as stable in its current form.
 
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Never used TWRP myself and nothing really against it as it does look nice, but from what I have read is that since it is not build for the Raider/Vivid from the ground up, so it may not be as stable in its current form.
Whatever you've read is wrong. It's built from thecubed latest ICS source. I've beta tested it and even those builds were pretty stable. The latest version has almost no issues.

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Whatever you've read is wrong. It's built from thecubed latest ICS source. I've beta tested it and even those builds were pretty stable. The latest version has almost no issues.
TWRP hands down is great. CWM touch was my first favorite but twrp refines the UI that's was makes it the best Touch recovery there is. If you want non touch recovery then cwm hands down.

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WCX in my opinion the best choice....

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CWM.. works great with me, never had issues
 
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Agreed...I had issues w cwm. Wcx is what I use on my vivid...just wish the HOX development was further along...but progress takes time..

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Theres no wcx....its AmonRA recovery with holiday recovery.rc and who ever compiled it changes.
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CWM still has a lot of issues. It's been causing quite a few hard bricks. Anyone that still has it, I would highly suggest switching to WCX recovery. I have yet to try TWRP but from what I've heard from all the devs, it still has a few kinks. I wouldn't recommend anything other than WCX at the moment.

I don't really see it as whats "preferred". You don't want something on your device that can potentially cause a hard brick. A recovery is something you don't use very often, so it's best to go with the one that just works.
CWM has not hard bricked a single phone. The only 'bricks' are caused by bad ROM devs who format /cache in a strange way. To fix this, just boot to fastboot then issue "fastboot erase cache". Done. CWM does not brick phones, it CANT.
 
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CWM has not hard bricked a single phone. The only 'bricks' are caused by bad ROM devs who format /cache in a strange way. To fix this, just boot to fastboot then issue "fastboot erase cache". Done. CWM does not brick phones, it CANT.
I'm sorry, I should've been more specific. The majority of issues came with the ICS update with regards to rooting. I don't know all the details. All I remember is what Wildchild said and reading all those threads with people with hard bricks involving CWM and the ICS update.

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Alright I have used CWM on plenty of phones and I originally started my vivid off with WCX (I loved it!) I am now on TWRP I have to say that having used CWM on so many devices and for so long that TWRD is just to fancy for me :P i plan on continuing to use TWRP untill the rom in using get its next update in wich then ill go through the time time to change back to WCX. Now dont get me wrong TWRP is amazing for a recovery. Works fast looks nice i had no issues with it but like i said i like the simple idea of a recovery.

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