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Question [Q] Difference between Clockworkmod Recovery.

The title says it all, I don't understand what is different between Clockworkmod Recovery 150mb, 250mb and 400mb? If I flash a 400mb recovery can I install a rom that requires 150mb? If I flash a 150mb can I install a rom that requires 400mb recovery?
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=908528
It says " 4.X is bigger then 2.X so you need at least a 390mb system partition. If you flashed the recovery with 360mb modded file, you have to reflash it again " How do I check the modded file size? and reflash what?
 
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The size speaks of itself. Some Roms (like Sense Roms) have lots of components which requires more space from your Internal Memory (NAND) . And others don't, (like MIUI and CM) . And if you flashed a 400mb Recovery you MAY be able to use a 150mb ROM on it but it's absolutely not recommended as the rom may malfunction. and when you try to use a 150mb recovery with a 400mb size rom it will not install . (even if it did, it will stick on a bootloop) .

You can check the modded size by checking flash.cfg (open with notepad)
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The quoted size refers to the size system partition that is created, and the system partition must be big enough for the rom you flash.
Yes you can flash a small rom to a large partition with no side effects,,,BUT you lose the extra space. So a 150 Meg rom on a 250meg partition results in 100meg totally wasted. A 250meg rom won't flash to a 150 partition.
If the rom doesn't tell you what size to use, extract the system folder from the ..zip, and see how big it is, (right click-properties) and add a few Meg.
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Yep just choose the size based on what ROM you want to install. You should check the individual ROM threads for instructions. And just btw I found this HD2 toolkit thing very useful. It allows you to repartition to any custom size you want (not only 150, 250 or 400 Mb), among many other things.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1090783
 
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Hello,

The size speaks of itself. Some Roms (like Sense Roms) have lots of components which requires more space from your Internal Memory (NAND) . And others don't, (like MIUI and CM) . And if you flashed a 400mb Recovery you MAY be able to use a 150mb ROM on it but it's absolutely not recommended as the rom may malfunction. and when you try to use a 150mb recovery with a 400mb size rom it will not install . (even if it did, it will stick on a bootloop) .

You can check the modded size by checking flash.cfg (open with notepad)
How do you downgrade the mb? Like I installed a 250 mb cwm and I want to revert to 150 mb... How do I do it?
 
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How do you downgrade the mb? Like I installed a 250 mb cwm and I want to revert to 150 mb... How do I do it?
Just flash the new partiton. This will delete everything on your NAND, so backup first.
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How do you downgrade the mb? Like I installed a 250 mb cwm and I want to revert to 150 mb... How do I do it?
just the same as you did the 250, except you either edit flash.cfg or use the toolkit and select 150.
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i was wondering what the difference between the Blue & Orange CWM

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