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HELP! Absolutely CANNOT boot into CWM

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25th April 2014, 07:26 AM   |  #1  
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I followed everything via this guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2147852 and successfully flashed CWM to my GT-I8190.

The problem arises when I attempt to boot into recovery mode. Every time I attempt it, I am taken to the stock android recovery screen and not CWM. I've tried different versions of Odin... the touch version of CWM.. using a different computer... all to no avail.

I even downloaded Rom Manager thru Google Play and attempted to flash/update CWM from there (as it said it was, indeed, installed on my phone) but it wouldn't let me reboot the phone into recovery from Rom Manager - I imagine because I am not rooted.

I'm attempting to root my phone and flashing CWM is the first step. Like I said, the flash was, indeed, successful but the problem is that it always takes me into stock recovery instead of CWM.

Thanks in advanced, guys!
25th April 2014, 08:58 AM   |  #2  
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try another custom recovery, for example this one.
Wait until Odin says "success" and then reboot into recovery via Vol+ Home and Power

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25th April 2014, 09:32 AM   |  #3  
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try another custom recovery, for example this one.
Wait until Odin says "success" and then reboot into recovery via Vol+ Home and Power

m.

Thanks! I downloaded the TWRP .zip file and extracted it only to find that there is no .tar file... only an image file... This won't work with Odin, will it?
25th April 2014, 09:36 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks! I downloaded the TWRP .zip file and extracted it only to find that there is no .tar file... only an image file... This won't work with Odin, will it?

This zip file is a flashable zip for custom recoveries here for odin : http://get.novafusion.pl/?id=863

Good luck!

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25th April 2014, 09:40 AM   |  #5  
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This zip file is a flashable zip for custom recoveries here for odin : http://get.novafusion.pl/?id=863

Good luck!

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Thanks, guys! I'll post back with my results.
25th April 2014, 09:51 AM   |  #6  
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Same deal, xXPR0T0TYPEXx... I extract the .zip to find merely an image file.. I tried it with Odin anyway but Odin will not recognize it.

Hmmmmm.... I may have to go with vROOT if you tell me it's safe to use.
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Another way of root is by flashing unsecure kernel. You can do it easily by Android Toolkit.
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25th April 2014, 11:18 AM   |  #8  
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Same deal, xXPR0T0TYPEXx... I extract the .zip to find merely an image file.. I tried it with Odin anyway but Odin will not recognize it.

Hmmmmm.... I may have to go with vROOT if you tell me it's safe to use.

donīt extract it, just flash the .tar via odin
25th April 2014, 11:58 AM   |  #9  
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donīt extract it, just flash the .tar via odin

The file that you download is a .zip file, not a .tar file.

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