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stitoo

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May 8, 2010
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Helo

I found a way to return to the recovery 2e

recovery 2e


Copying a file using the Root Explorer

# unzip and put archive contents in a folder called recovery2e on /sdcard/
# first mount -o remount,rw /system (important options in Root Explorer for do this)
# file recovery copy to /system/bin (and replace)
# xbi folder contents copy to /system/xbin/ (and replace)


Method by captive thanks buddy

# put archive contents in a folder called recovery2e on /sdcard/
# open a shell and get root (ADB or Terminal on Phone, type su and pres enter / accept )
# remount /system rw (busybox mount -o remount,rw /system)
# rename recovery in /system/bin to recovery3e (for backup purposes)
# copy "recovery" from /sdcard/recovery2e/ to /system/bin/ (cp /sdcard/recovery2e/recovery /system/bin/)
# copy the folder /sdcard/recovery2e/xbin/recovery to /system/xbin/ (cp -rr /sdcard/recovery2e/xbin/recovery /system/xbin/)
# enjoy!

Restart your phone
 
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ppeccin

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Aug 2, 2010
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Isn't anyone going to comment on this?
Gurus: does it really work? That simple?

Thanks
 

booyip

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Didn't work for me - used root explorer method. Now just hangs when I try to get recovery mode. Can get download mode ok still, and phone boots ok of course. Running JPM with root and voodoo5 3. Anything else to try?
 

kylechen

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Feb 13, 2009
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it no works.

Phone: Doc's JP6 + voodoo pre3 + rooted

Method: Root explorer.

1, during copy the xbin folder to system, it shows "replace files" but after i check inside the system/xbin, the files are disappared??!! I did manually copy everything one after one from xbin to system/xbin, but i can't see where they are after copy.

2, anyway, i reboot the phone with 3b combo, the recovery mode still showing 3e.

so i say it no works. anyone tried the cable methed?
 

shassino

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Oct 3, 2010
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Could you please update the instruction for jp6 + voodoo pre4?

abd remount (don't know why) isn't working and /system is always ro so adb push and shell (adb shell works) cmd aren't working.

It is correct to remove su and busybox int the extracted folder since i have both already installed?
 

kenkiller

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Nov 21, 2009
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I was on JPM, followed the instructions.

Phone couldn't boot, lost ability to enter recovery. Luckily I could still enter Download mode, flashed to JPM, but being on voodoo kernel before that, didn't managed to disable lagfix before getting into this trouble - Couldn't revert back to RFS, and without ability to enter recovery to format.

Finally reverted back to Eclair firmware, could see my beloved recovery again. No way I'm going through the above again. :D

The above is just my own experience, for reference just in case someone is as unlucky as me.
 
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xtrememorph

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Mar 16, 2010
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This is the clear step on recovering the recovery2e

Recover recovery2 e

1. uncompress the downloaded file recovery 2e and copy the direcotry to sdcard and rename it to recovery2e
2. Using root explorer copy File recovery from recovery2e on sdcard to /system/bin
3. Using root explorer copy Folder recovery in xbin to /system/xbin
4. If did not work try copy xbin folder over /system/xbin folder
 

captive

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Dec 30, 2009
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Ok, confirmed working for me on JPM+Voodoo.
I installed Rom Manager too, and CWM Recovery is fully working too!! TNX
 

lagigia

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Feb 4, 2008
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This is the clear step on recovering the recovery2e

Recover recovery2 e

1. uncompress the downloaded file recovery 2e and copy the direcotry to sdcard and rename it to recovery2e
2. Using root explorer copy File recovery from recovery2e on sdcard to /system/bin
3. Using root explorer Folder recovery in xbin to /system/xbin

Your method DO NOT work at all. I cannot enter recovery mode.
Fortunately download mode is still available.

JPM+Voodoo5 pre6
 

captive

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Dec 30, 2009
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lagigia, what didn't work for you?
Here's what I did:
  • put archive contents in a folder called recovery2e on /sdcard/
  • open a shell and get root
  • remount /system rw (busybox mount -o remount,rw /system)
  • rename recovery in /system/bin to recovery3e (for backup purposes)
  • copy "recovery" from /sdcard/recovery2e/ to /system/bin/ (cp /sdcard/recovery2e/recovery /system/bin/)
  • copy the folder /sdcard/recovery2e/xbin/recovery to /system/xbin/ (cp -rr /sdcard/recovery2e/xbin/recovery /system/xbin/)
  • enjoy!
 

mike.sw

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Jul 31, 2010
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if using the root explorer method, copy xbin folder content, do not try to overwrite the entire dir on top.
 

mike.sw

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Jul 31, 2010
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i think u can just flash only the old kernel back and it will be fixed (only zimage).
 

LionPDA

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Apr 30, 2010
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lagigia, what didn't work for you?
Here's what I did:
  • put archive contents in a folder called recovery2e on /sdcard/
  • open a shell and get root
  • remount /system rw (busybox mount -o remount,rw /system)
  • rename recovery in /system/bin to recovery3e (for backup purposes)
  • copy "recovery" from /sdcard/recovery2e/ to /system/bin/ (cp /sdcard/recovery2e/recovery /system/bin/)
  • copy the folder /sdcard/recovery2e/xbin/recovery to /system/xbin/ (cp -rr /sdcard/recovery2e/xbin/recovery /system/xbin/)
  • enjoy!

Thanks, works fine on JPM/JP6
 

sackynuts

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Apr 13, 2010
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Could we get a newbie friendly guide please. Get root. What does that mean and should i just type what you quoted. Thanks

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Stefanauss

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Aug 15, 2010
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Could i get some background on this, please?

Is it correct that:

1) recovery2e is the default samsung recovery?
2) new versions of recovery2e can't apply all the update.zip we were able to apply with the older versions? (unsigned, signed??)
3) This is why we need the old recovery2e to replace the new one?
4) Where did the issue started? Since Froyo releases?
5) Is this why we can't root Froyo FWs with an update.zip anymore like it was the case with Eclair?

I'm really sorry if this is kinda obvious but i never really saw any clear explanation about this. Hope someone could clear it up for me :)
 

stitoo

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May 8, 2010
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1) Yes
2) Correct on recovery 2e you can't apply all the update.zip
4) Yes, New tutorial on fist post
4) The JPM ROM brings new recovery 3e
5) You can root phone by flash kernel with root by odni
 

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    I included this fix in a package I put together that uses batch files to help people install it. A couple of users had problems, and this is what we discovered:

    For anyone who tries this fix and gets stuck at the boot screen, you just need to plug the phone in via USB, run 'adb reboot download', then once it's in download mode, pull it from USB, remove and reinsert the battery, then power on. It should boot on as normal. Recovery mode may or may not be working, but at least you'll have a phone that works.
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    Helo

    I found a way to return to the recovery 2e

    recovery 2e


    Copying a file using the Root Explorer

    # unzip and put archive contents in a folder called recovery2e on /sdcard/
    # first mount -o remount,rw /system (important options in Root Explorer for do this)
    # file recovery copy to /system/bin (and replace)
    # xbi folder contents copy to /system/xbin/ (and replace)


    Method by captive thanks buddy

    # put archive contents in a folder called recovery2e on /sdcard/
    # open a shell and get root (ADB or Terminal on Phone, type su and pres enter / accept )
    # remount /system rw (busybox mount -o remount,rw /system)
    # rename recovery in /system/bin to recovery3e (for backup purposes)
    # copy "recovery" from /sdcard/recovery2e/ to /system/bin/ (cp /sdcard/recovery2e/recovery /system/bin/)
    # copy the folder /sdcard/recovery2e/xbin/recovery to /system/xbin/ (cp -rr /sdcard/recovery2e/xbin/recovery /system/xbin/)
    # enjoy!

    Restart your phone
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    I was on JPM, followed the instructions.

    Phone couldn't boot, lost ability to enter recovery. Luckily I could still enter Download mode, flashed to JPM, but being on voodoo kernel before that, didn't managed to disable lagfix before getting into this trouble - Couldn't revert back to RFS, and without ability to enter recovery to format.

    Finally reverted back to Eclair firmware, could see my beloved recovery again. No way I'm going through the above again. :D

    The above is just my own experience, for reference just in case someone is as unlucky as me.