Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

[Q] Flashing CWM Recovery - What can go wrong?

OP stuckinstandby

20th April 2014, 04:31 PM   |  #1  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
2 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2014
Hello

I'm creating a ClockworkMod recovery for my phone (K-Touch W68) and before I go any further, I wanted to check how dangerous this is?

How likely am I to brick the phone?

And, if I flash the wrong thing, how easy is it to recover?

I extracted the recovery using this (following a similar thread)
Code:
cat /dev/block/platform/sdhci.1/by-name/recovery > /mnt/sdcard/recovery.img
I've built a new recovery.img using builder.clockworkmod.com and was going to apply it using the following and then restart
Code:
cat recovery.img > /dev/block/platform/sdhci.1/by-name/recovery
Sound ok?
20th April 2014, 05:18 PM   |  #2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 590
 
3,105 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2010
Donate to Me
More
If you don't have a way to reload the stock OS either from the manufacturer or with a tool like MTK Droid (I'm assuming it has a MediaTek chip as most of those kinds of phones have them), then it will be risky. Sometimes it just doesn't do anything. Sometimes it messes up the recovery partition, but you can still boot. And sometimes it'll bootloop you. Not much way to tell without testing.
20th April 2014, 06:04 PM   |  #3  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
2 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by es0tericcha0s

If you don't have a way to reload the stock OS either from the manufacturer or with a tool like MTK Droid (I'm assuming it has a MediaTek chip as most of those kinds of phones have them), then it will be risky. Sometimes it just doesn't do anything. Sometimes it messes up the recovery partition, but you can still boot. And sometimes it'll bootloop you. Not much way to tell without testing.

Thanks for the reply.

The CPU is actually a Broadcom BCM21663 which seems pretty rare (other similar phones: Symphony W68, Karbonn A8). There are K-Touch W68 ROMs on needrom.com and some Broadcom flashing tools for the Karbonn A8 (can't post links yet).
20th April 2014, 06:27 PM   |  #4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 590
 
3,105 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2010
Donate to Me
More
Good deal. Sounds like it might be worth a try then. Good luck!
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes