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[RECOVERY] OUYA Safe Recovery // A flasher's failsafe.

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OUYA Safe Recovery v1.0.0
Because the OUYA lacks a hardware recovery button combination.
Purpose

To create a safe environment where the end user can flash their OUYA with confidence.

How This is Achieved

By switching the roles of the boot image and the recovery image, the user is presented with a customized recovery before entering the actual ROM. This gives the user a failsafe before they start to flash their OUYA. This way if something were to go wrong in the flashing process, the recovery image is still in tact and the system can be restored to a working state.

Features

Custom font size that looks better on HDTV's.
Custom color scheme that matches that of the OUYA theming.
Custom reboot options.
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Installation Methods

Method 1 - Computer

Simply download the archieve containing a script that will flash your OUYA. Follow the on-screen directions based on the OS your computer is running.

Method 2 - Recovery

This method is a little more dangerous, but if you already have Clockworkmod Recovery installed on your OUYA you can flash the specified zip to install OUYA Safe Recovery.
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Downloads

Computer Method: Ouya Safe Recovery Installer v1.0.0.zip - 16.08 MB
Recovery Method: update_v1.0.0.zip - 6.93 MB

Source and GPL

The source for this project is quite simple, but will continue to evolve over time. If you are interested in taking a look at the required source code or compiling your own Safe Recovery binary, you can find the requested material here.
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Credits

Credit to koush for maintaining ClockworkMod Recovery which this recovery is built and compiled from, and to mybook4 for the original CWM port to the OUYA.

Donations and Thanks

If you like the work that I am doing and would like to send a donation my way, please feel free to do so, even though it is not required. Every dollar is appreciated, and will go towards future development costs.
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Will we be able to install Cyanogenmod 10 with this recovery? Or will we need to replace the boot.Img in the zip so it will gflash correctly without having to use fastboot?

Edit: Where are my manners, AWESOME! Thanks for the recovery! I remember you talking about it in the Cyanogenmod Thread and I didn't expect it to be made so fast!
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Originally Posted by qwasz123

Will we be able to install Cyanogenmod 10 with this recovery? Or will we need to replace the boot.Img in the zip so it will gflash correctly without having to use fastboot?

Edit: Where are my manners, AWESOME! Thanks for the recovery! I remember you talking about it in the Cyanogenmod Thread and I didn't expect it to be made so fast!

To install Cyanogenmod 10 you will need to manually flash the boot.img to the recovery partition.

Code:
fastboot flash recovery 20130702-boot.img
Thanks for the nice comment!
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Originally Posted by ProfessorAnomaly

To install Cyanogenmod 10 you will need to manually flash the boot.img to the recovery partition.

Code:
fastboot flash recovery 20130702-boot.img
Thanks for the nice comment!

You're welcome!

So I'm guessing all of the roms need to be updated to install to the recovery partition instead of the boot partition?
10th August 2013, 10:53 PM |#9  
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Hi, you have done A Great Job, i flashed (via CWM) the recovery and Its working, i also flashed boot image (via Fastboot) and its booting.. Everything is working, we are safe Now!!! Finally!!!! Thanks to you!!!

This should be in Xda Portal!!!!


Only one thing remains what should we choose when we are asked to disable recovery flash... ?
10th August 2013, 11:27 PM |#10  
Tried the installer from windows and it reset the ouya and booted back into the ouya launcher? Am I doing something wrong? So far im rooted and adb is working as its sending the files to my internal SD Card. Driver is installed correctly on the pc. Im running Windows 7 (x86).

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Does this have any passthrough mode? I mean, is there any functionality to make it automatically boot into the rom by default, and only show the recovery screen if you are holding the power button or some key on the usb keyboard?
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