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Default [Q] How long does it usually take to flash 10MB stock recovery?

HI there. I want to update the latest OTA for UK (bought my phone from amazon.co.uk)

So I downloaded Blur_Version.174.44.9.falcon_umts.Retail.en.GB kitkat version since I have 4.4 and extracted it and tried to install stock recovery over not working TWRP. So I did fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

This is what I see in windoze terminal:
Code:
>fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
sending 'recovery' (10240 KB)...
OKAY [  0.375s]
writing 'recovery'...
This is what I see in fastboot:
Code:
cmd: getvar:partition-type:recovery
cmd: getvar:max-download-size
cmd: download:00a00000
cmd: flash:recovery
What could be wrong with not properly installing stock recovery?
 
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Where can I get stock recovery for xt1032 bought from amazon.co.uk running kitkat?

I have no problem installing TWRP (which is buggy in my case and has not features of backing up or restoring).
 
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It happens the same with Blur_Version.14.71.8.falcon_umts.Retail.en.GB jelly bean version.

Any ideas where I can get stock recovery for xt1032?

Found one here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2616399

However I get the same as with previous ones:
Code:
target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
sending 'recovery' (10240 KB)...
OKAY [  0.378s]
writing 'recovery'...
 
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Hmmm...no solution for your problem atm.
But you'll find the stock recovery in the zip you've downloaded.
So just extract recovery.img

....maybe something ist wrong with the partition.
If you want you can try to erase it:

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fastboot erase recovery
 
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Hmmm...no solution for your problem atm.
But you'll find the stock recovery in the zip you've downloaded.
So just extract recovery.img

....maybe something ist wrong with the partition.
If you want you can try to erase it:

If I erase partition, will fastboot flash recovery recovery.img recreate it? Or do I have to create it by hand before I try to flash new recovery?

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If I erase partition, will fastboot flash recovery recovery.img recreate it?
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I tried and it's the same. I can't flash stock recovery. It hangs at
Code:
writing 'recovery'...
So for me as I have rooted, unlocked bootloader and encrypted. The only solution for installing newst update that fixes loss of signal is to:

1) factory reset my phone -> loose encryption
2) try to install stock recovery afterwards?

or:

1) Follow this guide for installing stock recovery http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7#post47820707

which will also have stock recovery or not? And do I have to factory reset before I perform this (due to my phone being encrypted) or not?

Doesn't factory reset needs working recovery?
 
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With awesome user on @freenode, awesome user @utkanos helped me with ditching /data by making f2fs file system:

1) go to recover (in my case broken TWRP)
2) adb shell (from OS)
3) mkfs.f2fs /dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/userdata (from OS)

All done. Reboot and you are out of encryption and all user data and apps. Will try to flash stock recovery now.

edit1: tried to flash it with fastboot command but it hanged like in all previous attempts. So I installed OTA even thoug I had philz recovery. The effect was like that that it went to philz recovery and wrote about this signature is not ok.... I taped ignore and it did go to a ahalf of bar progress and then just rebooted and went into system. After couple of seconds it just rebooted and the procedure repeated itself.

edit2: Managed to flash it with mfastboot.exe flash boot boot.img
mfastboot.exe flash recovery recovery.img

FINALYY! And then it installed update properly 176.44.1.en.GB rooted, unlocked

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