[Recovery][AT&T,Bell,Rogers,Telus] ClockworkMod Based Recovery - 03/05/12

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braway

Retired Recognized Developer
Aug 29, 2010
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Clockwork Based Recovery

I RECOMMEND USING THE TOUCH RECOVERY! (click here)

Disclaimer
I'm not responsible for any damages to your phone. Neither am I responsible, if the phone becomes alive, runs away, dominates or kills you ;P
Also, if you don't know how to flash this, then you probably shouldn't... just saying...
All this work is done "blind", since I don't have a note, so be thankful to the testers, who were willing to sacrifice their devices ;)

Latest release: 2012-03-05

Changelog

2012-03-05 (Odin) (CWM)
- increased font size (again)
- previous name: beta 4 big font

2012-03-04
- increased font size
- shell access while in recovery should now work correctly
- previous name: beta 4

2012-03-01
- updated to 5.5.0.4 (big thanks to utkanos for fixing the graphics)
- sdcards should be mapped correctly now
- possible data corruption on flashing zips should be fixed
- previous name: beta 3

2012-02-29
- fixed sd card mixup - broken
- previous name: beta 2

2012-02-28
- updated to 5.2.0.8
- compiled from source
- fixed recovery loop (you should now be able to boot to recovery from android)
- possible to back up to internal or/and external sd
- should be possible to install zips from internal and external sd
- previous name: beta 1

alpha1
- cwm 5.2.0.7
- "hack" (using a skyrocket recovery inside the stock recovery)

Bugs
- no usb mount storage

Notes
- if you rename your backup, don't use spaces, otherwise you'll get an md5 missmatch (Thanks to UnicornKaz for the info)

How to install/update
- see post #2

Thanks to
utkanos - for help with the framebuffer
DAGr8, Johnsondr80, lpsi2000, BLOWNCO - for testing my crap ;)
koush and anyone who worked/works on cwm/cm - without them this wouldn't have been possible
and possibly lots of other people who did important android work, but are sadly forgotten :(

Good luck, and happy flashing.
Please report bugs with as much detail as possible, and preferably in a separate paragraph ;)
 
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braway

Retired Recognized Developer
Aug 29, 2010
241
707
MN
How to install

Odin (this will increase the flash counter)
- put your phone into download mode
- in odin choose pda, and select the .tar.md5 file and flash

Note: there are several guides how to use odin on xda

Alternative (this will NOT increase the flash counter but is harder to do)
- get adb (from the android sdk for example)
- root your phone
-> there are several ways how to archive that, the easiest is probably flashing a rooted system.img using Odin (flashing system does not increase the counter)
- start your phone normally and activate USB debugging (Settings, Applications, Development or so, enable USB debugging)
- extract the recovery.img from either the Odin.tar.md5 or from the CWM.zip and put it onto your sdcard
- connect the phone to your computer, dont mount/share the sdcard
- run the following commands:
Code:
> adb shell
~ su
# dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p22
<some output>
# exit
~ exit
- the path (/sdcard/recovery.img) might need to be adjusted
- NOTE: this can brick your phone, if you have typos, make sure you know what you are doing

Updating CWM
- download the update.zip from the CWM link and put it on your sdcard
- reboot to recovery and install it, on the next reboot you should have the new version running
- alternatively all the above can also be used to update

Back to stock
- get the correct stock recovery.img (the at&t one should also work for telus, Bell and rogers, otherwise look for the correct one)
- use the Odin or Alternative to flash the stock recovery img back
 
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offwiththeface

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Jan 31, 2011
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hey guys i was using beta 1 then i went ahead and flashed this after doing so i getting nothing but force closes on everything ? any help is appreciated ? i was thinking would flashing da_g's 3e recovery fix this?
 

Apo11on

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Sep 5, 2008
1,667
336
San Diego, CA
I can confirm sdcards issue is fixed. Once again - amazing work! Much appreciated.

I agree the fonts are really small and hard to see and while we're on that subject - are there any plans to port the touch interface?
 

KLLSWITCH

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May 19, 2007
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blownco.com
hey guys i was using beta 1 then i went ahead and flashed this after doing so i getting nothing but force closes on everything ? any help is appreciated ? i was thinking would flashing da_g's 3e recovery fix this?

i got the same thing what i did was hopefully you have a backup

wipe factory reset
then restore rom
then boot
and enjoy


those are the steps that worked for me YMMV
 

braway

Retired Recognized Developer
Aug 29, 2010
241
707
MN
I can confirm sdcards issue is fixed. Once again - amazing work! Much appreciated.

I agree the fonts are really small and hard to see and while we're on that subject - are there any plans to port the touch interface?

yes, there are plans to do that,
there will also be a "fix" for the font size (I don't count that as a bug)

not sure when it will be done though
 

borijess

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2010
9,459
1,543
Does this version still ccause FC when flashing SAUROM?

Sent from the Almighty Note!
 

roloracer

Senior Member
Jul 8, 2008
2,884
679
Kissimmee
This is great, been waiting for a good working cwm! Im definitely blowing up my flash counter this weekend! :)

Sent from my awesome Galaxy Note!
 

kikex76

Senior Member
Oct 23, 2011
337
26
Updates via CWM

Hi Braway, do you have any plans on releasing updates on CWM format? It would be convenient to flash updates on the go. And you know, with this big boy, who needs a damn PC anymore?
 

scotty2hotty1125

Senior Member
Feb 22, 2012
68
14
The best way to flash this is to make a nandroid backup first. Then flash CWM Beta 3. Then restore from the backup.

At least, that's what worked for me. No FCs here.
 

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    Clockwork Based Recovery

    I RECOMMEND USING THE TOUCH RECOVERY! (click here)

    Disclaimer
    I'm not responsible for any damages to your phone. Neither am I responsible, if the phone becomes alive, runs away, dominates or kills you ;P
    Also, if you don't know how to flash this, then you probably shouldn't... just saying...
    All this work is done "blind", since I don't have a note, so be thankful to the testers, who were willing to sacrifice their devices ;)

    Latest release: 2012-03-05

    Changelog

    2012-03-05 (Odin) (CWM)
    - increased font size (again)
    - previous name: beta 4 big font

    2012-03-04
    - increased font size
    - shell access while in recovery should now work correctly
    - previous name: beta 4

    2012-03-01
    - updated to 5.5.0.4 (big thanks to utkanos for fixing the graphics)
    - sdcards should be mapped correctly now
    - possible data corruption on flashing zips should be fixed
    - previous name: beta 3

    2012-02-29
    - fixed sd card mixup - broken
    - previous name: beta 2

    2012-02-28
    - updated to 5.2.0.8
    - compiled from source
    - fixed recovery loop (you should now be able to boot to recovery from android)
    - possible to back up to internal or/and external sd
    - should be possible to install zips from internal and external sd
    - previous name: beta 1

    alpha1
    - cwm 5.2.0.7
    - "hack" (using a skyrocket recovery inside the stock recovery)

    Bugs
    - no usb mount storage

    Notes
    - if you rename your backup, don't use spaces, otherwise you'll get an md5 missmatch (Thanks to UnicornKaz for the info)

    How to install/update
    - see post #2

    Thanks to
    utkanos - for help with the framebuffer
    DAGr8, Johnsondr80, lpsi2000, BLOWNCO - for testing my crap ;)
    koush and anyone who worked/works on cwm/cm - without them this wouldn't have been possible
    and possibly lots of other people who did important android work, but are sadly forgotten :(

    Good luck, and happy flashing.
    Please report bugs with as much detail as possible, and preferably in a separate paragraph ;)
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    How to install

    Odin (this will increase the flash counter)
    - put your phone into download mode
    - in odin choose pda, and select the .tar.md5 file and flash

    Note: there are several guides how to use odin on xda

    Alternative (this will NOT increase the flash counter but is harder to do)
    - get adb (from the android sdk for example)
    - root your phone
    -> there are several ways how to archive that, the easiest is probably flashing a rooted system.img using Odin (flashing system does not increase the counter)
    - start your phone normally and activate USB debugging (Settings, Applications, Development or so, enable USB debugging)
    - extract the recovery.img from either the Odin.tar.md5 or from the CWM.zip and put it onto your sdcard
    - connect the phone to your computer, dont mount/share the sdcard
    - run the following commands:
    Code:
    > adb shell
    ~ su
    # dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p22
    <some output>
    # exit
    ~ exit
    - the path (/sdcard/recovery.img) might need to be adjusted
    - NOTE: this can brick your phone, if you have typos, make sure you know what you are doing

    Updating CWM
    - download the update.zip from the CWM link and put it on your sdcard
    - reboot to recovery and install it, on the next reboot you should have the new version running
    - alternatively all the above can also be used to update

    Back to stock
    - get the correct stock recovery.img (the at&t one should also work for telus, Bell and rogers, otherwise look for the correct one)
    - use the Odin or Alternative to flash the stock recovery img back
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    Also, moderators put there time in for free to try to help keep this fantastic forum up and running, without us the site would become a mess of flame wars and duff posts, so insulting one of us really is letting the side down. If anybody has a issue with a moderators decision, please contact one of the moderation team by PM (you do not have to contact the mod you have a issue with) I guarantee the issue will be dealt with professionally.​
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    beta 4

    font size should be bigger again
    + shell access while in recovery should work now

    no clue yet why usb mount is not working :/
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    beta 4 normal font:
    20120304_141832.jpg

    beta 4 big font:
    20120305_160801.jpg

    thanks to BLOWNCO for the pictures :>

    download link only available as cwm update in the first post