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[Q] How to Flash TWRP with no filesystem.(CWM will talk adb, but Fastboot won't)

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His recovery is the latest cwm actually. The issue he is getting (status 7) is because the format of the updater script in the rom zips isn't acceptable for the recovery. See this post from Phil.

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That basically was my point but I suppose it read a little different. The version of cwm doesn't accept the new format of 5 arguments. Philz and twrp do. I dont know the status of the current version of cwm but assumed they would have fixed that by now.
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That basically was my point but I suppose it read a little different. The version of cwm doesn't accept the new format of 5 arguments. Philz and twrp do. I dont know the status of the current version of cwm but assumed they would have fixed that by now.
He could try doing like Phil suggests and try swapping the updater-binary with one from a newer Rom to see if that would make it flash.

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@wantasmartcookie yes you should try a newer update binary and see what happens as @disconnecktie suggested.

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You need to find a rom that has an updated updater script. I assume the status 7 error you get is (got 4 arguments, expects 5). You also said it shows up as a galaxy when in cwm. This leads me to believe you have the wrong driver installed. http://vzw1files.dyndns.org/ADB/ADB_Drivers.zip And as you already figured out usb3 doesnt play nice with adb.
Just installed the drivers on my old PC (w/usb 2.0) and got the SDK installed and running. I was able to get Fastboot to respond. I flashed the latest TWRP 2.6.3.3 (and 2.6.3.0) and it goes into a boot loop. I see the HTC w/red text saying it boots into recovery. Screen goes black. normal HTC boot screen comes back an boot loops to that scream. I believe a few cuss words are in order at this point. At least I'm able to flash recoveries now. Going to go try Philz and possibly go back to CWM and see if I can get an image with the correct install format.

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Try this before you flash the recovery use the command
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fastboot erase recovery
If that dosent work, flash back to stock recovery, reboot the phone, then flash back to twrp. By the way the latest twrp is 2.6.3.4. http://vzw1files.dyndns.org/RECOVERIES/ You could also flash twrp thru RUU mode with the zip file from that site.
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Just recovered my phone! I was able to install the latest Philz recovery. Unchecked the "do not use old installer" option (after getting the expected 5 got 4 arg error) and installed Ecliptic 1.3. Thank you everyone for your help!
 
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Just recovered my phone! I was able to install the latest Philz recovery. Unchecked the "do not use old installer" option (after getting the expected 5 got 4 arg error) and installed Ecliptic 1.3. Thank you everyone for your help!






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Just installed the drivers on my old PC (w/usb 2.0) and got the SDK installed and running. I was able to get Fastboot to respond. I flashed the latest TWRP 2.6.3.3 (and 2.6.3.0) and it goes into a boot loop. I see the HTC w/red text saying it boots into recovery. Screen goes black. normal HTC boot screen comes back an boot loops to that scream. I believe a few cuss words are in order at this point. At least I'm able to flash recoveries now. Going to go try Philz and possibly go back to CWM and see if I can get an image with the correct install format.

Appreciate the help from everyone in this thread so far.
Congrats. I figured it was a pc issue being unable to use fastboot. Glad you got your phone back.
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