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[GUIDE] Flash CWM Manually (for noobs)

9th July 2011, 08:25 AM   |  #1  
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It took me some searching to find this information, so I thought I would post it here in an easy format. This will get the modded CWM flashed on your Inc2 so you can start enjoying root.

*--*--* I am not responsible for any damage that may occur to your phone by following this guide or any other guide. If you are at this step, your warranty is already void, and if you lie to Verizon to get a replacement, an angry bear will break into your house and molest you quite thoroughly. Those people are the reason why Verizon is forcing locked bootloaders, and why I had to wait two months to root my Inc2. Don't be one of those people. You might be a noob, but that doesn't excuse you from doing research. In short, anything that happens is your own damn fault, and you can't blame anyone else. /rant *--*--*

Now that that is out of the way, the steps:

1. Download the android SDK here http://dl.google.com/android/installer_r12-windows.exe I don't really want to go into details on this, as it is explained on the site and in the sdk itself. Basically, install and then follow the directions here http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html specifically the part about the sdk tools.

2. Open the sdk tools folder, select adb.exe and adbwinapi.dll, then copy them to somewhere easy to find. I just dumped them in the C:\ folder.

3. Download http://android-roms.googlecode.com/f...boot-win32.zip and extract to the same folder with the other files (C:\ in my case).

4. If you haven't already, download the CWM file from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1134520. Extract the main image (not the osx image) to the same folder with the other files (not necessary, but makes things easier).

5. Boot into fastboot by powering the device off, then powering back on while holding the volume down button on the side. It should boot to a white screen, similar to what you saw when you first rooted it. Plug your phone into usb if you haven't already.

6. Open the Command Prompt. Type (without the quotes): "cd (the folder where adb is)" so, "cd C:\" in my case. Next: "fastboot flash recovery cwm-recovery-vivow.img" and when it is done, "fastboot reboot".

7. Rooting the phone is only the beginning. You still need a rooted kernal, and su and busybox. Without these, rooting does you little practical good. To that end, follow RMK's guide here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1160745. That will get you all set up to start enjoying root fully. I would recommend installing ROM Manager from the market and using it to flash the latest CWM (4.0.0.8). ****NOTE that you need to already have CWM to flash the su and then flasht he new CWM. I know, it seems silly, but that's the way things are. Also, a disclaimer: a few people have had problems with the newest CWM not working properly for them. It worked for me, though, and there is a fix on page four of this thread.

Credit goes to attn1 for the modified CWM, xgunther for posting it/original instructions, and crazythunder of Android Community for the original instructions for using fastboot with a G1. Hope this helps

Some information from supersonic that those trying this on linux will find useful. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by supersonic2.5

Download this recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1134520
BTW, if you havn't installed fastboot, download it here.
http://developer.htc.com/adp.html

1.First rename your android sdk folder to "sdk" just like that. Dont use quotation marks on anything fyi.

2.Next step is to move the sdk folder to your home folder.

3.Move adb, fastboot, and the recovery image from the link above into the tools folder of the sdk.

4.Open up terminal and type or copy this in there.

"cd sdk/tools" hit enter.

5. "./adb kill-server" hit enter.

6. "./adb start-server" hit enter. should look something this. (below)

* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *

7. "./fastboot" hit enter.

8. "./fastboot flash recovery cwm-recovery-vivow.img" hit enter
give it some time to flash.

9. "./fastboot reboot" hit enter

10."./fastboot adb reboot recovery" hit enter

And there you go, wait for your phone to reboot and what not and you should have CWM installed. I would immediately do a nandroid of the stock rom. after that i didnt bother messing with superuser on stock froyo because who the hell wants to be on froyo!?(: lol, so i installed the GB ota rooted version with superuser already because its very stable....found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1161411 as i wait for a stable version of rewind,you can then install and update CWM through rom manager to the current version once you've done this.

there you go buddy(: sorry so long. if you encounter any problems let me know so i can boot into ubuntu and help out. i'd give you a little more details but im on my mac right now. hit the thanks button if i was any help(:

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9th July 2011, 08:27 AM   |  #2  
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It took me some searching to find this information, so I thought I would post it here in an easy format. This will get the modded CWM flashed on your Inc2 so you can start enjoying root.

1. Download the android SDK here http://dl.google.com/android/installer_r12-windows.exe I don't really want to go into details on this, as it is explained on the site and in the sdk itself. Basically, install and then follow the directions here http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html specifically the part about the sdk tools.

2. Open the sdk tools folder, select adb.exe, adbwinapi.dll, and ddms.bat, then copy them to somewhere easy to find. I just dumped them in the C:\ folder.

3. Download http://android-roms.googlecode.com/f...boot-win32.zip and extract to the same folder with the other files (C:\ in my case).

4. If you haven't already, download the CWM file from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1134520. Extract the main image (not the osx image) to the same folder with the other files (not necessary, but makes things easier).

5. Open the Command Prompt. Type (without the quotes): "cd (the folder where adb is)" so, "cd C:\" in my case. Next: "fastboot flash recovery cwm-recovery-vivow.img" and when it is done, "fastboot reboot". And you should be done.

Credit goes to attn1 for the modified CWM, and xgunther for posting it/original instructions. Hope this helps

Just a heads up, if you are S-Off, you can enjoy these instructions on Mac, Linux, or Windows. ADB and fastboot give you options for all! <3
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Here is another link i found to help out!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1122694
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In case you didn't know, AlphaRev X will install CWM for you. Then you can just load a different ROM, install ROM Manager, and update it from there.
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I know this is pretty new but does anyone know how to flash fastboot through the linux side I have just about given up on getting the ADB to work in Win 7 64bit
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I know this is pretty new but does anyone know how to flash fastboot through the linux side I have just about given up on getting the ADB to work in Win 7 64bit

Dumbest solution ever... I was having the same problem. As long as you've installed the jdk file from the link it shows on the initial error on sdk install...

Just click 'back' then 'next' again on the SDK installer... It worked for me.
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Now I'm getting stuck on 'Waiting for device' when I run the fastboot command on the command prompt. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Grouper

In case you didn't know, AlphaRev X will install CWM for you. Then you can just load a different ROM, install ROM Manager, and update it from there.

Guess I forgot to mention that this is for the people with problems with the automatic installer, including myself.

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Now I'm getting stuck on 'Waiting for device' when I run the fastboot command on the command prompt. Thoughts?

Are you in fastboot on your phone?

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Are you in fastboot on your phone?

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I was, but it turns out I didn't have the HTC sync drivers. S-Off, Rooted, and running overclocked CM7 now!!!!!!!

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