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When to flash recovery?

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22nd February 2014, 01:16 AM   |  #1  
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I found this site on how to root my Touchpad:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1390829

and this one on how to install CM onto it:

http://chrisbryson.blogspot.com/2013...-touchpad.html

But nothing mentions when/how to install CWM (or one of the ones listed below) as shown on the CM nightly page found below
-PhilZ Clockworkmod 6.0.4.7 (non-touch)(will backup and restore in both cwm and twrp format)
-Milaq's ClockworkMod 6.0.5.4
-Flintman's TWRP

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2592909

At what place would I flash the Recovery?
22nd February 2014, 05:49 AM   |  #2  
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To install android you will create a folder on the touchpad called cminstall.
This folder contains the three files needed to install android - moboot, cwm and whichever version of android you prefer. Optionally you can flash gapps from this folder too.
There are much better tutorials on the web and this site than the ones you quote - the first is irrelevant to installng android, and there are better ones here on xda than the second.
Also the recoveries you mention are for installing kitkat which requires repartitioning of the file system. Prob best to stick to JB for now

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22nd February 2014, 01:12 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by chris5s

To install android you will create a folder on the touchpad called cminstall.
This folder contains the three files needed to install android - moboot, cwm and whichever version of android you prefer. Optionally you can flash gapps from this folder too.
There are much better tutorials on the web and this site than the ones you quote - the first is irrelevant to installng android, and there are better ones here on xda than the second.
Also the recoveries you mention are for installing kitkat which requires repartitioning of the file system. Prob best to stick to JB for now

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I found a tutorial here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2147284

But when I attempt to extract the Acme Installer - I downloaded ACMEInstaller5M - but when I try to extract with 7Zip to the Nova Directory it keeps giving me an error?
22nd February 2014, 01:57 PM   |  #4  
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You don't need to extract the acmeinstaller file, just place it in Program Files/Palm, Inc, open up a terminal window and enter in the command to run it.

Of course, you do this after you have set up your cminstall folder on the touchpad.

A word of advice - I find it useful to have 2 copies of the rom you want to flash - one in the cminstall folder, and one in the root folder of the touchpad. This is because sometimes the flashing process with acme can be a bit funny, and it automatically deletes the files in cminstall once its done. I've flashed a couple of touchpads with acme and Android hasn't installed properly, so having a backup somewhere else on the touchpad is useful.

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Originally Posted by jo15765

I found a tutorial here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2147284

But when I attempt to extract the Acme Installer - I downloaded ACMEInstaller5M - but when I try to extract with 7Zip to the Nova Directory it keeps giving me an error?

It's been awhile since I have had to use acme but I believe it is a jar file so either use a different browser to download or change the file extension from (.zip to .jar).
Unfortunately I am not at my PC but can check later if someone else is unable to confirm this.
22nd February 2014, 02:09 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by sstar

It's been awhile since I have had to use acme but I believe it is a jar file so either use a different browser to download or change the file extension from (.zip to .jar).
Unfortunately I am not at my PC but can check later if someone else is unable to confirm this.

Its not a .jar or .zip, use as is...

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