I modified the first Skyrocket TWRP for the t989, i mean all it really needed was a ram disk edit for the props to identify as a hercules instead of a skyrocket.
Now, i used the old skyrocket recovery, and it has not caused any bricks i have been doing what ever in it. I've used every format option, ive clicked on reboot into recovery which users initially reported were bricking the device. I pretty must tried to abuse my phone, and all is well.
I have a feeling that it was the roms people were flashing causing bricks and i'd hate to see the dev waste his time. i mean with these leaks, hell a t989 user bricked just rebooting from the leaked rom, that i made and flashed about 20 (other users are flashing it and still on it fine as well) times for logging and testing. I have no idea what happened with that user, but user error is always a factor to consider, given the circumstances that my self and many others are fine.
What we have to consider here is if the recovery were to be bricking, it would be because it was formatting the partition table or important bits on the emmc like the sbl's and what not. this would not be a selective proses, it would either brick every one or no one.
I was also informed by a Samsung coder that the leaked skyrocket kernel had a huge bug that could be triggered by certain user actions that could potentially cause bricks. it has been fixed and that's why there was a second leak. it was a fixed kernel.
anyways, wanted to say thanks for the recovery its great, i'm one of the CM9 devs for the skyrocket and hercules. and if you'd like to support the t989 (hercules) officially i am sure that would make a lot of people happy. people have been flashing my "modded" skyrocket version of twrp with no issues. And like i said we have been using the "device bricking" version.
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