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[DEV] 09/June v1.8.1.7 - fake-flash by Koush, launching recovery without a PC

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By Koush, Retired Recognized Developer on 10th June 2010, 02:12 AM
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THIS WILL NOT WORK ON UNREVOKED ROOT.

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This morning, Koush and I have been working on / stumbling through getting recovery running on a Evo without using a PC for devices rooted with a test image. The same technique also applies to the Legend and Desire. Presenting...

fake-flash!


Fake-flash using a similar concept to the original root method, it launches a recovery image from the test image recovery, but instead of pushing the files from a PC, the files are extracted from an update.zip on the SD card.

You can now download and install the recovery via ROM Manager! It's a free app on the Market. Buy the premium version to support my work!

ROM Manager will ALSO install the recovery update.zip to /sdcard/update.zip. So if you ever hose your installation, simply start up in test/stock recovery mode, and navigate to apply sdcard:update.zip! And you'll be in ClockworkMod recovery!



Preparation
  • Download the fake-flash update zip from one of the links below
  • Copy the update.zip to the root of your SD card (the name MUST remain as update.zip)

When you want to launch the recovery image
  • Turn on your device with 'volume down' pressed and select 'Recovery'
  • When the exclamation mark appears, press and hold 'volume up' then press 'power'
  • Select the second option, 'Apply sdcard:update.zip
  • That's it, ClockworkMod recovery should launch!

ROM Manager is by FAR the easiest way to install this. It's free! Go get it! For manual installation, use the following link:

http://www.droidaftermarket.com/kous...supersonic.zip


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10th June 2010, 02:19 AM |#2  
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MUUCH appreciated!!
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Does this version work without a trackball/trackpad?
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Very nice! Many thanks!!!
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Does this version work without a trackball/trackpad?

inn deedy!!! i'm running a nandroid backup via the new method now!
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Does this version work without a trackball/trackpad?

Yes, what you were using was a beta meant for the Desire. This version works great on Evo
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yes this works like a champ. u have saved us koush. thanx
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i'm getting signature verification errors

EDIT: just read that it will not work with unrevoked
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i'm getting signature verification errors

You're using unrevoked? That won't work.
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thank you getting sick of having to be around a computer to change roms very much appreciated
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are there any roots that work with the new .6 update? other than unrevoked?

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