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[GUIDE] CWRecovery for MAC Users

OP Stevespear426

10th October 2010, 03:27 AM   |  #1  
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First off I'm not a Dev just a guy with a Mac and to much time on his hands. So use with caution. Secondly I'm not really positive on the exact steps take because of multiple mistakes and attempts. So this is how I think it all went down.

1) Unistall Lagfix
2) Download http://dl.dropbox.com/u/458252/Fasci...Mfascinate.zip disregard the read me its missing steps i'll try to hit here.
3) drop the zimage file on the sdcard.
4) put the redbend_ua in the tools folder of the sdk.
5) open terminal
$ cd ..
$ cd ..
$ cd and*
$ cd tools
$ ./adb push redbend_ua /data/local
$ ./adb shell
$ cd /data/local/tmp
$ chmod 0755 rage.bin
$ ./rage.bin


Wait for rage.bin to complete. When it's finished you should be back in the tools folder again as shown below.

your computer name: tools your user name$ ./adb shell
# mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system
# cd /data/local
# chmod 755 redbend_ua
# ./redbend_ua restore /sdcard/zImage /dev/block/bml7

lots of stuff and your phone restarts…

quit terminal (don't know if its necessary)
recopy zimage to sdcard. yes overwrite.

open terminal (I did the whole rage.bin thing a couple times through this whole fiasco, im not sure if its nessecary, just get remounted..)
# cd ..
# cd ..
# cd and*
# cd tools
#./adb shell
# mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system
# cd /data/local
# chmod 755 redbend_ua
# ./redbend_ua restore /sdcard/zImage /dev/block/bml8

more stuff phone restarts again.

market download rom manager. cwrecovery flash for fascinate, back up current rom and you're good.

If guys are having trouble I'll try and answer questions, but this was trial and error for me. if I missed something and someone figures it out let me know so I can update the tutorial.
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Last edited by Stevespear426; 10th October 2010 at 03:30 AM.
10th October 2010, 04:20 AM   |  #2  
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I've found a pretty simple way to do it as well, without so much stuff and less download even. This is if you have adb/android tools installed with a bash profile and you're in the folder with redbend and zimage.

1. Install ROM Manager and "flash" CWM. Mount your sdcard
2. adb push redbend_ua /data/local
3. adb push zImage /data/local
4. adb shell
5. su
6. chmod -R 755 /data/local
7. cd /data/local
8. ./redbend_ua restore ./zImage /dev/block/bml7

Phone reboots, remount sdcard to comp

1. adb shell
2. su
3. cd /data/local
4. ./redbend_ua restore ./zImage /dev/block/bml8
11th October 2010, 10:25 AM   |  #3  
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I actually had to use a bit of both of your posts to get mine working. These are the steps I followed:

Copy zImage to the root folder of your SD Card
Open Terminal
$ cd (path to android sdk)/tools
$ ./adb push (path to redband_ua)/redbend_ua /data/local
$ ./adb shell
$ cd /data/local/tmp
$ chmod 0755 rage.bin
$ ./rage.bin

(username)$ ./adb shell
# mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system
# cd /data/local
# chmod 755 redbend_ua
# ./redbend_ua restore /sdcard/zImage /dev/block/bml7
--Phone Reboots--
$ ./adb shell
$ su
# cd /data/local
# ./redbend_ua restore /sdcard/zImage /dev/block/bml8
13th October 2010, 06:46 AM   |  #4  
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Thank you kindly for all your efforts peeps. Not sure it's quite dummy-proof enough for my implementation yet but I'm glad this ball is rolling.

Haven't had a Windows machine in a while, tried running a virtual machine but wouldn't recognize my phone after I installed the Samsung drivers. BootCamp...meh...
13th October 2010, 01:26 PM   |  #5  
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I'm pretty sure there's an easier way. It's hard to find the exact steps on a phone that's already hacked with cwrecovery.
13th October 2010, 03:35 PM   |  #6  
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I'm pretty sure I could compile some solid instructions based off of what everyone posted, but I'd rather go through the process myself before I write something up for others to use. The only thing stopping me is the question of having Clockwork installed and receiving an OTA from Verizon? I'm also seeing that going back to stock requires Odin which requires a PC, which is not a huge deal, but it just seems like it'll be a pain in the ass to get back to stock if I need to - especially since I'm not doing anything drastic to my phone that'll require a backup.
13th October 2010, 04:43 PM   |  #7  
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Clockwork is recovery. It doesn't affect anything ota. And you wont have to use odin for messing up cwm unless you're a complete idiot.

Posted from my SCH-I500 (Samsung Fascinate with Voodoo @ 1200 MHz)
13th October 2010, 06:42 PM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gitykins

Clockwork is recovery. It doesn't affect anything ota. And you wont have to use odin for messing up cwm unless you're a complete idiot.

Posted from my SCH-I500 (Samsung Fascinate with Voodoo @ 1200 MHz)

I understand what Clockwork is used for. I just don't understand what exactly is happening when you flash bml7 and bml9 (or whatever mount points you flash). I'm curious as to whether flashing these have any effect on future updates in any way.
10th November 2010, 04:16 AM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisw27

I actually had to use a bit of both of your posts to get mine working. These are the steps I followed:

Copy zImage to the root folder of your SD Card
Open Terminal
$ cd (path to android sdk)/tools
$ ./adb push (path to redband_ua)/redbend_ua /data/local
$ ./adb shell
$ cd /data/local/tmp
$ chmod 0755 rage.bin
$ ./rage.bin

(username)$ ./adb shell
# mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/block/stl9 /system
# cd /data/local
# chmod 755 redbend_ua
# ./redbend_ua restore /sdcard/zImage /dev/block/bml7
--Phone Reboots--
$ ./adb shell
$ su
# cd /data/local
# ./redbend_ua restore /sdcard/zImage /dev/block/bml8

Brilliant! it worked!!!
21st November 2010, 09:17 AM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisw27

I actually had to use a bit of both of your posts to get mine working. These are the steps I followed:

Copy zImage to the root folder of your SD Card
Open Terminal
$ cd (path to android sdk)/tools
$ ./adb push (path to redband_ua)/redbend_ua /data/local
$ ./adb shell
$ cd /data/local/tmp
$ chmod 0755 rage.bin
$ ./rage.bin

What am I doing wrong here? cd to the /tmp directory i get nothing after hitting enter.

MBP:tools BenjaminDover$ ./adb push /Users/BenjaminDover/Desktop/nixCWMfascinate/redbend_ua /data/local
596 KB/s (313888 bytes in 0.513s)
MBP:tools BenjaminDover$ ./adb shell
$ cd /data/local/tmp
$ chmod 0755 rage.bin
Unable to chmod rage.bin: No such file or directory

I just want to make a nandroid before loading a new ROM lol

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