Some highlights include:
- Dual SD card support
- ADB support
- USB Mass Storage support
- Nandroid additions/changes
- ext3 formatting
- Probably others
This recovery is only for UNLOCKED devices. It is intended to be flashed directly to the recovery partition.
UNLOCKED users can flash this recovery using:
moto-fastboot devices moto-fastboot erase recovery moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery-photon3.img
$ moto-fastboot devices TA20700KXH fastboot $ moto-fastboot erase recovery erasing 'recovery'... OKAY [ 0.741s] $ moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery.img sending 'recovery' (4780 KB)... OKAY [ 0.490s] writing 'recovery'... OKAY [ 0.544s]
This is posted in a DEVELOPER forum and is being released to help further the development of Android for the Motorola Photon 4G. I have NOT personally tested this on my phone and YOU assume full responsibility for any damage incurred to YOUR phone!
I do NOT have a Motorola Photon 4G. I have based this recovery off the Photon kernel and Atrix resources as suggested by Calkulin. I do not SUSPECT there will be problems but again, I have NOT personally tested this on my phone and YOU assume full responsibility for any damage incurred to YOUR phone!
Orange 18.104.22.168-photon3 / ZIP version.
MD5 0dc70209659fecbf7a2a01fe64b431af / a7fa2daf946557006931d33f3954e350
Cyan 22.214.171.124-photon3 / ZIP version.
MD5 440baa230638bd12dfd38b67977d3ac3 / 4da9f845f5d8ae0c37d0e1deaecd931c
Light green 126.96.36.199-photon3 / ZIP version.
MD5 b0791b6a4e0ea1a593d450518f309315 / f4afa4ca6f9616713ba436149df48c46
Dark green 188.8.131.52-photon3 / ZIP version.
MD5 5ef4862918169c1b4f9b0cbd60c70267 / 12acbe4adac62dc79e9a2b9ed1d0ea3b
Blue 184.108.40.206-photon3 / ZIP version.
MD5 cb1a4b2b48d18f535f5a3ce312e3ee81 / 53eee173392a8a821e45e8ddb1bbefd6
Red 220.127.116.11-photon3 / ZIP version.
MD5 f95a0adfb47ae2b995412b89d95f40fe / ca222e4891f756b5b4ad59fe06b6f0bf
Original ROM Manager/CWM installable zip thanks to SolidHelix. You must still be UNLOCKED and have already applied at least one version of this recovery via fastboot to use them.
Source is here.
A few notes:
- The "osh" partition is webtop. It is the largest by far and will take some time to backup. Nandroid is not frozen!
- The "sd-ext" partition is an ext2/3 partition on your external SD card. Veterans will know this as apps2sd and data2sd from other phones. I am not aware of any use of this partition on this phone yet.
- Koush and the CM team for CWM
- Calkulin for pointing out the kernel
- Everyone who has made unlocking the Photon possible