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[RECOVERY] [Vodafone Smart / Huawei U8160] Unofficial ClockworkMod Recovery

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By psyke83, Inactive Recognized Developer on 12th September 2011, 11:45 PM
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Edit: February 2012: please disregard ALL information below this red text. ROM Manager now supports the Huawei U8160, and will flash the official recovery build from the app. See the Getting Started with ROM Manager & ClockworkMod section in this post.

ClockworkMod Recovery for Vodafone Smart (Huawei U8160)
Current release - v0.1 - 12 September 2011 [CWM Ver. 4.0.1.5]


What is ClockworkMod Recovery? From AddictiveTips:
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ClockworkMod – also known as Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery.

Installation - Fastboot Method:
Use this method if you have never installed a build of ClockworkMod before.
  • Download the Android SDK for your operating system [Windows users are recommended to download the .zip version].
  • Extract the fastboot / fastboot.exe file from the tools folder of the Android SDK zip file to a folder on your computer.
  • Download the latest zip release of ClockworkMod using the link(s) below.
  • Open the ClockworkMod .zip file and extract the recovery.img file to the same folder as the fastboot / fastboot.exe binary.
  • Reboot (or turn your phone one) whilst holding the power and volume down keys. Your phone will now be in "fastboot" mode.
  • Open a terminal or command prompt, and run the following commands:
Note: these are example instructions for a Windows user who has extracted the fastboot.exe and recovery.img to C:\VodafoneSmart. Adjust the folder path to wherever you extracted these files.
Code:
cd C:\VodafoneSmart
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot reboot
Installation - ClockworkMod Method (zip):
Use this method if you already have ClockworkMod installed, and you wish to update the version that already exists on your phone.
  • Download the latest zip release using the link(s) below.
  • Transfer the .zip file to your SD card. Do not extract the .zip file - only copy it.
  • Reboot into ClockworkMod, choose the option Install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard. Select the current release, and confirm the update by selecting Yes. Reboot and enjoy!

Usage:
To access ClockworkMod recovery, any one of the follow methods will work:
  • If you are running a build of CyanogenMod, choose the Recovery option from the reboot menu;
  • Run "adb shell reboot recovery" on any rooted ROM;
  • Reboot your device whilst holding the power and volume up keys.[/li]

Once you've entered ClockworkMod Recovery, you will be presented with several options (some familiar, some not). I won't try to explain all of the options, as there are better guides on the internet (example: the AddictiveTips site above). However, these are the ones you should really know about:
  • Wipe data/factory reset - same as before
  • Wipe cache partition - same as before
  • Install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard - this is the new method you will be using to flash ROMs and update packages
  • Backup & restore - this menu lets you perform a full backup or restore of your boot, /cache, /data/ & app2sd partition (which is compatible with mad2sd)
  • Mounts & storage -> mount USB storage - this lets you enable UMS mode to copy update packages (if you forgot to transfer before rebooting into recovery)
  • Advanced -> partition SD card - this lets you easily partition your SD card for use with mad2sd or any third-party app2sd solutions. It lets you select the size for the EXT4 partition as well as swap. MAKE SURE TO BACKUP ALL DATA ON YOUR CARD BEFORE USING THIS OPTION.

Changelog:
    • [CWM Ver. 4.0.1.5] v0.1 zip - 12 September 2011
      • First release.
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13th September 2011, 10:52 PM |#2  
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Hi, I've been trying this guide and am having trouble with both methods.

Fastboot Method
I get into fastboot mode (where it's just at the hourglass screen), and type in "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img". The command prompt just says "Waiting for device", and never updates.


ClockworkMod Method
I installed the CWM I got off the Android Market, and then tried to reboot into recovery mode (both by rebooting through CWM and by pressing Volume+Up & Power). I just end up waiting at the hourglass screen like when it's in fastboot mode.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
14th September 2011, 02:56 PM |#3  
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for fastboot try without battery inside (only usb) works for me

if fastboot wont work try methode 3. http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/...-phone-device/
with extractet recovery.img from zip (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=17496869)
14th September 2011, 07:34 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by jajajim

for fast boot try without battery inside (only usb) works for me

Tried that too; didn't work.
14th September 2011, 11:04 PM |#5  
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Thanks, worked for me with fastboot on u8180
18th September 2011, 05:11 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by zodac01

Fastboot Method
I get into fastboot mode (where it's just at the hourglass screen), and type in "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img". The command prompt just says "Waiting for device", and never updates.

That happens to me too... I also noticed that in device manager is missing driver for Android 1.0? I don't know what to do next. Someone knows? Thanks

EDIT: It works ... download Pulse_Drivers_xp_w7_w764.zip from dc-unlocker (sry can't post link).
22nd September 2011, 03:05 PM |#7  
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Quote:

EDIT: It works ... download Pulse_Drivers_xp_w7_w764.zip from dc-unlocker (sry can't post link).

for linux users??
29th September 2011, 02:51 AM |#8  
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just a note, the U8160 has a different USB hardware ID when in fastboot mode, and so inside 70.android.rules you need to add "12d1" and "18d1"

18d1 is the fastboot USB id and 12d1 is the adb USB id

This is for linux btw.
5th October 2011, 03:31 PM |#9  
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i've two questions for subpsyke:

it's planned update to cwm recovery 5?
Why don't knowledge Rom Manager cwm recovery in your cyano release for U8160?

p.s
sorry for my bad english, i'm italian's users ...
5th October 2011, 03:33 PM |#10  
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thanks, needed this!
5th October 2011, 07:48 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by renegade_82

i've two questions for subpsyke:

it's planned update to cwm recovery 5?
Why don't knowledge Rom Manager cwm recovery in your cyano release for U8160?

p.s
sorry for my bad english, i'm italian's users ...

Yea i got this problem too, in ROM manager, this recovery isnt detected, any ideas on how to get it?

EDIT: I flashed the IDEOS recovery through rom manager then flashed back this recovery, and now it works like it should.
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