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[RECOVERY] ClockworkMod Recovery (Test) for G2X

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By ctso, Senior Member on 21st April 2011, 06:45 AM
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This will get CWM on your device's recovery partition and wipe out your stock recovery. If you wish to keep things simpler, just install ROM Manager and "flash" the T-Mobile G2x recovery from there, it doesn't actually overwrite your stock recovery, but it will still let you boot into CWM recovery, only by using ROM Manager, of course.

** Not responsible for any damage done, obviously. **

Instructions
Here is an initial test of CWM recovery for the G2X. You need to use nvflash to flash this, I've packaged it up for you and included a nice bash script to flash it, on Linux.

Pull battery.
Hold VOL UP+VOL DOWN
Plug in USB.

The phone won't do anything, but you should see it under 'lspci'.

Then grab http://mirror.dal.tdrevolution.net/c...h-recovery.tgz

Extract it, and run flash-recovery.sh
You're not stuck on a software upgrade screen, when your computer says the recovery image was transferred successfully, just pull USB and you're done.

Changes
test2 - Properly mount /sdcard to the external SD.
test2 - Fix device name, should be p999 not p990.
test2 - Do not use custom recovery ui, navigate using VOL UP/DOWN and Power to select. (BOARD_HAS_NO_SELECT_BUTTON).
test1 - Initialness.
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21st April 2011, 06:51 AM |#2  
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Wow, this was fast. I'm already loving the development on this phone.

Too sleepy to try something I'm not familiar with, but thank you SO MUCH for the quick recovery!!! I was afraid I was going to regret leaving the N1 dev scene, but seriously, I don't think I'll notice a difference...

[edit: can't do it anyways.... running windows 7 here.]
[edit 2: wait, now I'm confused. Is the entire thing linux only or just the script? I feel extremely stupid right now.]
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Originally Posted by lance713

[edit: can't do it anyways.... running windows 7 here.]
[edit 2: wait, now I'm confused. Is the entire thing linux only or just the script? I feel extremely stupid right now.]

You can run nvflash on Windows, i just don't have the files handy. Just the tools I provided are linux-only, maybe someone will whip up a quick windows version.
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Had a feeling something was going to be released so I had to starly up

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Wow good job, going to try this tomorrow.

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21st April 2011, 07:47 AM |#6  
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one day after store release and already a cwm... nice!!!
gonna give this a try
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Trying to do this in Windows...almost got it... but I need the NVidia APX driver in order for Win7 to recognize the device. Searching...
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sudo ./nvflash --bct E1108_Hynix_512MB_H8TBR00U0MLR-0DM_300MHz_final_emmc_x8.bct --bl fastboot.bin --download 5 recovery-star-test1.img

Based on the flash-recovery.sh script above, is there a need for a fastboot.bin file as well?
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sudo ./nvflash --bct E1108_Hynix_512MB_H8TBR00U0MLR-0DM_300MHz_final_emmc_x8.bct --bl fastboot.bin --download 5 recovery-star-test1.img

Based on the flash-recovery.sh script above, is there a need for a fastboot.bin file as well?

whoops, added it, redownload
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whoops, added it, redownload

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Trying to do this in Windows...almost got it... but I need the NVidia APX driver in order for Win7 to recognize the device. Searching...

Got it... my phone says "S/W Upgrade Please wait while upgrading..."... fingers crossed..

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