Through the posts and information that has been brought to my attention your Hboot is not really of significance, it is just your partitions. You can update your Hboot and maintain older partitions.
I bet you're wondering how to discover if you have these partitions. I owe the credit to this command to XhausX. "A petty reliable way to tell is by your /proc/mtd table. If 'cat /proc/mtd' shows an erase size of 20000 you have the old set up. If it shows 40000 you have the new one".
Once you know whether you have the old or new your options are as follows
OLD Partition: Flash Clockwork mod 2.5 or use the unmodified version of Amon_ra found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ecovery+Custom . Also be aware that you can flash the Amon_ra found in clockwork mod because it is unmodified.
NEW Partition: Flash the updated clockwork recovery mod (3.0) or use a modified version of the recovery found in Zikronix thread here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=829045
Although this is a temporary solution I urge everybody to reach out to developers and offer assistance or bring to their attention the danger of the multiple partitions. I'm unaware if you can put a check into software that would install recoveries but I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard if xhausx script can already distinguish them. Hopefully you all head my warnings. HAPPY ROOTING and GOOD LUCK!
ORIGINAL QUESTION READ ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
This is going to be in many ways a general warning that will bring something I realized today to the attention of everybody and simultaneously will bring a developer forward to answer the questions I'm about to present. I have a similair thread in the Q & A forums but I wanted to get more coverage for this so that a ton of people don't kill their phones or lose their RSA keys accidentally (have lost mine and it sucks if you live in a 4g area!).
Amon_Ra is a fantastic recovery and has been at 1.8 for a while. In the Hboot 2.2 and 2.10 thread the author brings forth the fact that the partitions for these Hboots has changed and that the modified Amon_ra is made to compensate for this. It is labeled as Amon_ra but it is not truly 1.8 but instead a modified version.
What i take this to mean is that the partitions, where certain information is stored on our phone, was changed for these Hboots and thus the recovery had to be altered to backup and flash information to these new locations. Clockwork mod has now been updated to 3.0 and it fixes this. I'm assuming it scans your phone to see which Hboot you have and acts accordingly.
Now, for the problem
Clockwork mod has an option to flash Amon_ra. However, if you have Hboot 2.2 or 2.10 and this flashes an older Amon_ra or an unmodified for these new hboots(it is much easier to flash recoveries this way and I know i'm not the only one who does it) then if you attempt to nandroid or flash a rom you could very well bork it.
I have searched and found no documentation CONTRARY to this. If there is, point me in that direction and I'll be on my way to check it out and remove this post but I want to make sure nobody accidentally ruins their phone while changing recoveries.
My suggestion to this problem, and if it is in fact a problem I'll be attempting to get into contact with the developers and see if they have a solution. I think it's just a bad idea to have varying versions of Amon_ra floating around that are labeled the same without actually knowing which is for which Hboot.
Thanks for reading and if you have any input please add, I just want to avoid people messing up their phones. I have been through 3 refubs and gone through the rooting process various times and I just want to make sure some noobies don't lose a ton of money in tough economic times because of a simple oversight like this. If the need be we need to put warning out there about this.