[Q] Dynamic custom recovery
Is there a way to dynamically load/use a custom recovery on an Andoid phone (generally, any phone) without actually having to overwrite the phone's stock recovery? For example, by booting to stock recovery, flashing a zip file that will start up CWM/TWRP so you can use it temporarily, but stock recovery is still there and when you reboot the phone it will still be there? Sort of like using a Linux live cd.
Because I figure someone will probably ask, I'm asking about this because I have a phone that I want to get into that is protected by a pattern lock. I haven't examined it yet, but I am strongly expecting:
- No root
- No custom recovery
- No ADB debugging enabled
I know I can bypass the pattern lock from CWM/TWRP (rm /data/system/gesture.key)...but I would prefer to not have to do an overwrite of the recovery partition if it can be avoided. And whether or not this ends up being needed for this phone, it will be good to know for future reference.
: Samsung Galaxy Note II i317, AT&T
: Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)
"Just use Odin" is not the right answer.