The CWM for Ouya project
Well, since i'm not aware of anyone else doing it, and it will be necessary for any real development to occur, I have decided to try porting Clockworkmod Recovery to the Ouya. I am downloading ubuntu right now and I'll start trying to build it from source against our current recovery tonight or tomorrow night depending on how long the setup and prerequisites take.
The reason I'm posting this now, is to solicit help. I've never built CWM before, but XDA has a really great tutorial I'm going to follow, but if anyone here has had experience in the past I'd love some help/tips, and other than that I would like a few brave souls to volunteer and try flashing it on their Ouya when/if I have a build that works on my own.
I'll update this thread with my progress, if I make any, and please let me know if any of you are willing to help in any way.
I have compiled a version of CWM recovery that theoretically should work, but I'm unable to flash it. I have installed flash_image onto the ouya and it works fine, but i normally would have used "flash_image recovery recovery.img" however there is no "recovery" partition on the ouya. This is what I get:
./flash_image recovery recovery.img
error scanning partitions: No such file or directory
Mount reveals the following info:
rootfs / rootfs ro,relatime 0 0
tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,nosuid,relatime,mode=755 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,relatime,mode=600 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,relatime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw,relatime 0 0
none /acct cgroup rw,relatime,cpuacct 0 0
tmpfs /mnt/asec tmpfs rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000 0 0
tmpfs /mnt/obb tmpfs rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000 0 0
none /dev/cpuctl cgroup rw,relatime,cpu 0 0
/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/APP /system ext4 ro,relatime,user_xatt
r,acl,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/CAC /cache ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatim
teback 0 0
/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/UDA /data ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime
eback 0 0
/dev/fuse /storage/sdcard0 fuse rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1023,group_id=1
023,default_permissions,allow_other 0 0
This is the script from the OTA update:
if ! applypatch -c EMMC:/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/SOS:5906432:f80238c4f4a53888b547e4463fb4751343f234 12; then
log -t recovery "Installing new recovery image"
applypatch EMMC:/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/LNX:5277696:5d7013bf98f76199ea5b7d7d8baeb07fa3ad26 ff EMMC:/dev/block/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/by-name/SOS f80238c4f4a53888b547e4463fb4751343f23412 5906432 5d7013bf98f76199ea5b7d7d8baeb07fa3ad26ff:/system/recovery-from-boot.p
log -t recovery "Recovery image already installed"
but I can't make any sense of it. If anyone can help out i'd much appreciate it...