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By RENEGAD3, Senior Member on 29th June 2014, 07:48 AM
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As title says, im going to install cwm but i would like to make a backup of my stock recovery for ota updates but im not totaly sure on how to do that properly, thanks
 
 
29th June 2014, 09:47 AM |#2  
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As title says, im going to install cwm but i would like to make a backup of my stock recovery for ota updates but im not totaly sure on how to do that properly, thanks

Connect phone to PC, boot into bootloader mode and type fastboot boot name_of_recovery.img that'll just boot the custom recovery as opposed to flashing it, that way you can make a nandroid backup of all partitions including stock recovery.
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29th June 2014, 12:07 PM |#3  
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Great thanks very much mate
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29th June 2014, 01:20 PM |#4  
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As title says, im going to install cwm but i would like to make a backup of my stock recovery for ota updates but im not totaly sure on how to do that properly, thanks

The guys method of using recovery to backup recovery will only work on Philz… Not twrp as it does not always backup stock recovery properly. The proper way to backup stock recovery is..
1. Root your phone, which can be done by towel root or by just booting a recovery like he said,
fastboot boot twrporwhatever.img, then flash supersu
2. Boot phone that has stock recovery
3. adb shell
4. su "watch your phone to grant root adb access if you haven't ever done it"
5. dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p43 of=/sdcard/recovery.img
6. This will put flashable recovery.img on your internal sd card. Copy this and save it for later
7. "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" will get you back to stock recovery, "fastboot flash recovery twrporwhatever.img" to flash custom recovery.
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2nd March 2015, 08:27 PM |#5  
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Just a question
When restoring to stock.Should I flash just the recovery.img or I have to flash kernel.img etc files together with that??
3rd March 2015, 08:05 PM |#6  
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When restoring to stock.Should I flash just the recovery.img or I have to flash kernel.img etc files together with that??

Not exactly sure what you mean.

If you are just trying to restore stock recovery, than no you do not have to flash kernel.

If you are trying to restore stock ROM, you have to flash the whole ROM, not just the kernel.

Restoring stock recovery alone does not restore the stock ROM (that may be part of your confusion).
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4th March 2015, 06:44 PM |#7  
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Thanks for clarifying.
I don't have a clear idea about flashing. I just read the instructions in the forum that during CWM flashing I would need those rom dumps and replace the recovery.img and misc.img with the one provided and also use parameter file or something. So I wanted to know about the failsafe to restore in case I mess-up. So I thought to restore I might need to do the same but now with my original recovery.img dump file.

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Also I don't know what parameter file I should use during restoring. Sorry I am a newbie.
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Thanks for clarifying.
I don't have a clear idea about flashing. I just read the instructions in the forum that during CWM flashing I would need those rom dumps and replace the recovery.img and misc.img with the one provided and also use parameter file or something. So I wanted to know about the failsafe to restore in case I mess-up. So I thought to restore I might need to do the same but now with my original recovery.img dump file.

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Also I don't know what parameter file I should use during restoring. Sorry I am a newbie.

Its not clear to me what you're trying to do exactly, or what guide you are following (can you link it?).

Kinda sounds like you may be making it more complicated than it needs to be.
4th March 2015, 09:42 PM |#9  
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Or just use flashify after rooting.

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5th March 2015, 04:58 PM |#10  
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The link you asked http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=46108430
5th March 2015, 05:12 PM |#11  
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As title says, im going to install cwm but i would like to make a backup of my stock recovery for ota updates but im not totaly sure on how to do that properly, thanks

After rooting your mobile install rashr
By this you can backup your stock recovery to your sdcard

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