Chainfire Turns Your Bootanimation into a Logging Center

Having a nice boot animation certainly adds a little bit of aesthetic polish to your … more

Android TV Launcher Pushed to Google Play

Over the past decade, the tech universe has seen two drastic and widely contrasting changes with … more

Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax – The Legal Battle

Recently, a battle has been waging in India over the rights to distribute the commercial … more

Lean Mean Battery Power Saving App Review

We talk a lot about battery topics here at XDA TV. We talk about everything from Power Banks to USB … more

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] Need help with cwm recovery

OP Hetfield88

30th May 2014, 11:43 PM   |  #1  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
7 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2014
Hey guys, i'm kinda new to rooting(had iphone previously) and i'm having some trouble. The phone is rooted already(4.4.2), i installed ROM manager and now i dont know how to boot it to cwm recovery, every tutorial i follow it goes to stock recovery. I tried installing cwm with odin but it doesn't get through setup connection, or it does but it fails. I wanted to get the google edition ROM. Thanks in advance
31st May 2014, 12:13 AM   |  #2  
gsmyth's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 447
 
1,380 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hetfield88

Hey guys, i'm kinda new to rooting(had iphone previously) and i'm having some trouble. The phone is rooted already(4.4.2), i installed ROM manager and now i dont know how to boot it to cwm recovery, every tutorial i follow it goes to stock recovery. I tried installing cwm with odin but it doesn't get through setup connection, or it does but it fails. I wanted to get the google edition ROM. Thanks in advance

Have you tried the below app? Supposed to be good for flashing things.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...kernel.flasher

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
The Following User Says Thank You to gsmyth For This Useful Post: [ View ]
31st May 2014, 12:18 AM   |  #3  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
7 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2014
what is exactly flashing kernel? is it the same as flashing cwm recovery? so confused atm
31st May 2014, 12:47 AM   |  #4  
Joku1981's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 632
 
2,027 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2012
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hetfield88

what is exactly flashing kernel? is it the same as flashing cwm recovery? so confused atm

You don't need flash any kernel for have a custom recovery. Take a look:

~ For i9500: HERE
~ For i9505: HERE
Last edited by Joku1981; 31st May 2014 at 12:52 AM.
The Following User Says Thank You to Joku1981 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
31st May 2014, 02:30 AM   |  #5  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
7 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joku1981

You don't need flash any kernel for have a custom recovery. Take a look:

Thanks a lot man!

Edit:ahem i think i messed up, i got the custom recovery to work, then i did a wipe to install the google rom, but it failed for some reason, what do i do now?
Last edited by Hetfield88; 31st May 2014 at 02:46 AM.
31st May 2014, 05:38 AM   |  #6  
Obagleyfreer's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Wellington
Thanks Meter: 785
 
1,844 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2012
More
You sound like you really don't know what you're mate.
I think the best advice anyone can give you is to put your phone down and read some more.

If you have successfully flashed CWM then all you need to do is flash a ROM of your choice then wipe data / factory reset.

Also before you even think about flashing anything to your phone you NEED to back up your EFS partition.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using XDA Premium HD app
31st May 2014, 01:15 PM   |  #7  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
7 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Obagleyfreer

You sound like you really don't know what you're mate.
I think the best advice anyone can give you is to put your phone down and read some more.

If you have successfully flashed CWM then all you need to do is flash a ROM of your choice then wipe data / factory reset.

Also before you even think about flashing anything to your phone you NEED to back up your EFS partition.

Sent from my GT-I9505 using XDA Premium HD app

you're right but now, since it's in recovery mode i have to fix this asap. i entered the recovery and did wipe data/factory reset like the tutorial said, then proceeded to install zip(the ROM) but it fails E/... status 7 installation aborted.

and i did backup data and sd card but the backups are in my pc and i cant get to them in recovery mode :/
31st May 2014, 01:26 PM   |  #8  
11calcal's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Liverpool
Thanks Meter: 194
 
1,010 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hetfield88

you're right but now, since it's in recovery mode i have to fix this asap. i entered the recovery and did wipe data/factory reset like the tutorial said, then proceeded to install zip(the ROM) but it fails E/... status 7 installation aborted.

and i did backup data and sd card but the backups are in my pc and i cant get to them in recovery mode :/

Don't panic bad it's just down to the version of recovery ?
Just go back into recovery & try flashing again once you get status 7 go back & second line from bottom where you chose zip you will see "allow update old binary" tick the box if not ticked or until if it's selected then select zip to flash & it'll go straight through

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes