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By DRockstar, Retired Recognized Developer on 8th June 2011, 09:09 PM
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Some of you might be asking,


Well, as soon as I released cwm, I got requests from all over the epic community, to make some changes to cwm, changes I couldn't incorporate, until I learned to compile the ClockworkMod binary itself. So, with some help from skeeterslint and Rodderik, I did just that...

So, the changes in CWM purple are:

* USB Mass Storage working from the menu, and top text changed, to reflect safe removal of sdcard from PC *before* leaving USB Mass Storage menu
* Purple text and icon color, everyone seemed to hate the orange color
* Key Codes fixed, menu is now the select key, and top text changed to reflect this
* Only one "No" in confirmations, only need to click down once to get to "Yes"
* Built-in busybox is full Cyanogen busybox 1.16.2, with --install -s feature built in
* sd-ext ext4 partition listed in recovery.fstab, a direct change from koush
* Compatible with cwm, and has been tested by many in #epic channel

These features are the direct results of feedback from both devs and users in the irc channel... so, if you want input on things like this in the future... it pays to be involved in the epic irc channel!

Please note: some people have had the samsung recovery appear after this flash, and in my testing, in some circumstances, the stock kernel can actually flash back the stock recovery. Due to this, I highly recommend that anyone flashing the new cwm with this flash, please also flash my clean kernel, located here: Clean Kernel EC05 thread Also note, that the one click version of this should not have this problem, since it takes away the ability of the stock kernel to flash the samsung recovery.

OK, there's been some confusion to what the recovery kernel is and does... even among developers at times... so let me explain, before you download:

This flashes the recovery partition of the phone. When I release a CWM upgrade, I am flashing bml8, which is the recovery partition. The recovery partition is only booted when the phone is powered off, and a 3 finger boot is performed, using vol down, camera, and power, held down until the menu appears.

Reboot recovery relies on the kernel (bml7), or a cwm redirector (from the stock kernel, is what the one click root does) to provide cwm, which is why you get an older cwm version with reboot recovery with most kernels. My Clean Kernel EC05 was made to provide a bassline for other kernels for cwm reboot recovery, so until other kernel devs incorporate the new recovery into their kernels, the Clean Kernel is the only one that does reboot recovery to cwm I hope this clarifies things a bit.

I have been actively training other kernel devs on how to incorporate cwm reboot recovery into their kernels, so that koush himself can start pushing cwm updates officially through ROM Manager. This is how ROM Manager is intended to be used (and once was, before ext4 invaded the epic development scene)... but for this to happen, the new recovery needs to be standardized, and everyone on the same page, for this to happen. I know koush will be ready to push official cwm updates for the Epic through ROM Manager, as soon as we as a community are ready for it.

NEW!!! Thanks to qbking77 for making this video, showing both install methods in action, for those that just hate to read instructions:


Flash this with your current ClockworkMod to be upgraded!

NEW!!! If you have problems with the flashing the zip, or just wanna use Odin, here is an Odin flashable tar will get you all squared away, with a quickness, just load the file into the PDA slot of Odin

NOTE: if you're phone won't boot after flashing the zip from cwm, just flash this, there is no need to flash a complete stock tar.


* This flashes bml8 kernel only, this kernel is stripped of bloat, for minimal file size

* 3 finger boot required to enter the bml8 recovery from power off

* Key assignments: vol/keypad up/down= up/down, camera button/menu softkey/keypad enter= enter, back softkey/power/keypad delete= back
hehe: has mkasick keyboard patch, so thumbing is faster!!!

* Full restores of backups done from prior cwm versions may not be possible. Do backup and restore > advanced > {choose backup} > and selectively restore the partitions you need.

* Once new backups are performed, those backups can be restored to *either* rfs or ext4.

* Now backup and restore includes both the kernel and recovery too

* Use in conjunction with my Clean Kernel, for ROM Manager support, other kernels will soon follow suit:
Clean Kernel EC05 thread



* kain203: donated the use of an 8 core linux machine for my use in compiling kernels and the cwm binary. This *greatly* increased my productivity, and allowed me to edit and compile everything for cwm and my kernel, *all* from my Epic 4G, believe it or not...
* Rodderik: without his initial kernel training, I never would have gotten this done at all, also, helping with installing packages necessary to get cwm to compile, he also generously provides the hosting for these files you're downloading.
* koush: the friggin man! The creator of ClockworkMod and ROM Manager! He gave me the advice I needed to finally get dual fs support!
* tanimn: for hosting of cwm koush files in this github, and sharing experience that was genuinely helpful
* vocaltreat: the cwm3.1.0.1 purple clockworkmod icon
* skeeterslint: help in getting cwm to compile, and pointing me to files to edit, from his prior expertise on cwm
* mkasick: for the keyboard sysfs patch, for faster key response

Notes for sources:
The Samsung kernel, ClockworkMod, and busybox, are *all* open source, and as such, mods to all, should have the sources included. Since I like to *practice* what I preach, here are all the sources for the CWM kernel, recovery, and busybox edits:
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8th June 2011, 09:12 PM |#3  
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Nice thanks for this man flashing now.

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8th June 2011, 09:18 PM |#4  
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8th June 2011, 09:21 PM |#5  
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Is this compatible with EE03? I see it flashes a kernel and assume that it isn't compatible with the gingerbread leak.
8th June 2011, 09:23 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by ebejoe

Is this compatible with EE03? I see it flashes a kernel and assume that it isn't compatible with the gingerbread leak.

Yes it is. Just flash it through your current clockwork.
8th June 2011, 09:25 PM |#7  
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Awesome work. Flashing from Yellowstone.

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8th June 2011, 09:31 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by qbking77

Yes it is. Just flash it through your current clockwork.

Flashed and is working well. Nice work.
8th June 2011, 09:35 PM |#9  
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Now I need that initram for my kernel drock! Goodjob..

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8th June 2011, 09:42 PM |#10  
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Awesome Job Pimpin'!!!!!

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8th June 2011, 09:48 PM |#11  
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I almost forgot to post all of my sources for this, which is very important to me... sources for the cwm Kernel, recovery, and busybox, are all listed at the bottom of the post.
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