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[GUIDE] The easiest way to install CWM in ICS (no unbricking needed)

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By Swetnes, Senior Member on 5th January 2014, 06:17 AM
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NOW YOU CAN INSTALL CWM DIRECTLY FROM ICS
INSTALL AN UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER WITHOUT UNBRICKING

A few months ago I found this thread on XDA :http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=42657066

This thread provided a way to install CWM from Jellybean V30C for the SU640 without unbricking the phone first. Now not exactly the same, the phones are close enough that it peaked my interest. Digging into it I discovered that the partition mmcblk0p7 contains the bootloader, and it was as simple as pushing the unlocked bootloader from Gingerbread to the correct partition, therefore bypassing the entire need to unbrick the phone first and thus allowing the install of CWM.

So I got brave enough and installed the P936 v10i Gingerbread ROM and used the command in ADB shell to extract the bootloader:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 of=/sdcard/bootloader.img. After this I restored my phone completely to stock. Rooted using the root at the above link, then ran my batch file and I had CWM no Security Error!!

The steps are simple:

Start with stock ICS (any version, carrier or phone version p93x). v20c, v20d, v20e, or v20f.

1. ROOT PHONE with the root from the above link or any method that works for you.

2. Run my batch file.

3. Install a custom ROM.

Before anyone asks me I used v 6.0.1.5 TOUCH for CWM. There are actually several reasons why. For me v 6.0.4.5 was incompatible with any ROM with kernel version 3.4. Also if I would initiate a backup from the Rom Manager app, CWM couldn't locate the backup directory.

ENJOY





First this only is recommended for LG's Nitro HD models P930, P935 & P936. I do not recommend installing on the SU640 or LU6200.
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5th January 2014, 09:06 AM |#2  
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Thnks!
Worked like a charm! (the second time lol)
I've been waiting for an easy workaround like this, you're great!
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5th January 2014, 02:08 PM |#3  
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Awesome work.

Where did you get CWM 6.0.1.4? Is it the recovery.img located in the zip in the OP? I have two P930s and both have 6.0.4.5 installed. On one, I can get into recovery without a problem, the other one can't.



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5th January 2014, 05:01 PM |#4  
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Awesome work.

Where did you get CWM 6.0.1.4? Is it the recovery.img located in the zip in the OP? I have two P930s and both have 6.0.4.5 installed. On one, I can get into recovery without a problem, the other one can't.



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Hereric's guide.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2044645

And yes it's the recovery.img

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5th January 2014, 05:12 PM |#5  
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Hereric's guide.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2044645

And yes it's the recovery.img

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6th January 2014, 01:37 PM |#6  
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Awesome work.

Where did you get CWM 6.0.1.4? Is it the recovery.img located in the zip in the OP? I have two P930s and both have 6.0.4.5 installed. On one, I can get into recovery without a problem, the other one can't.



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You know what, I had a typo and will fix, it should have been....6.0.1.5 and not 6.0.1.4. Sorry I was going off of memory.

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28th January 2014, 09:42 PM |#7  
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UP...!!!!

Thanks GOD I found this thread.. I was going to have CWM with Hereric's method

I am really greatfull for this... thank you.
29th January 2014, 01:50 AM |#8  
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Awesome - Very easy , just 3 steps to install CMR
Thank you
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Thank's for this method... but i have a question... this will work on ics 4.0.3 v18f rooted? I have this version installed on my P930
7th February 2014, 12:42 PM |#10  
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Thank's for this method... but i have a question... this will work on ics 4.0.3 v18f rooted? I have this version installed on my P930

Yes it will work since it replaces the locked boot loader with an unlocked one.

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11th February 2014, 07:32 PM |#11  
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I cant get this to work on my lg. for some reason it just keeps saying the system cannot find the path specified. Im rooted and have all the drivers installed but no luck. any suggestions?
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