[Q] How to restore "stock" recovery
Okay guys, I've been trying to do all of my research and think I've got it pretty well sorted out but just want to verify.
I'm new to android. The last android phone I messed around with was the gf's Droid Eris which I put Froyo on like 3 years ago.
I got my GS4 and was excited to find how easy you can flash custom recoveries with apps from the market. I installed ROM Manager and flashed CWM. I was surprised when it didn't really work and have since done my research to find that ME7 breaks all that. I'm rooted and everything is cool but I'm trying to take the OTA update to MI1.
I know I need to restore the stock recovery, the question is, how? I've found threads for other phones that says you can flash "recovery.img" from the OTA update in the cache folder. I don't see recovery.img. I see a recovery.sh but no recovery.img.
So I found this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...stock+recovery
and downloaded the .zip in the first post. I found a recovery.img file in this tar file. Is this what I need to flash to my phone? If so how? My guess is with Odin? If so is it the PDA slot (everyone always asks which slot)?
I've seen a lot of people say "flash stock me7" but I'd rather not have to do that. I guess I could just flash stock MI1 but once again I'd rather not have to completely wipe the phone, nor do I see why you would have to wipe the whole phone if you can flash recoveries without wiping the phone.
Thank you all for your help. Sorry if there's already a thread for this, if there is please just point me in the right direction. I'm surprised ROM Manager doesn't have some kind of option to "restore recovery" or something like that.
I also see talks of RUU but that looks like an HTC thing? Thanks again.