Originally Posted by maceprimus
OK now I'm coming from a Samsung device so it was a lot harder than this. My question is if I have to wipe data before flashing a rom or a recovery? I would also like to know what the adb is.
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once you have the recovery installed you can choose "factory reset/wipe data" from the cwm menu along with wipe cache, also dalvik cache in the advanced menu in cwm, i do this before i flash any rom
ADB is how you flash a recovery and some kernels
but you need this driver installed http://www.htc.com/www/software/htc-...on=Requirement
you also need that driver installed for moonshine to work but after you install it you need to remove the htc sync manager part of it
here is a small adb and fastboot setup
once installed you can put the cwm recovery in the same folder as adb open a cmd window and from the directory that has adb and the cwm you type
"adb reboot bootloader" no quotes
"fastboot flash boot clockwork-touch,img"
now you have recovery
I realize these instructions assume some levels of knowledge so if you need more details ask