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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
 
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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

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

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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?
 
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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.

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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.

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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 :/
 
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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
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