[RECOVERY] Making an updated bootable ClockworkMod SD

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cmstlist

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Edit edit edit edit: I sold my Nook Color in the summer of 2012. If there is anything you need me to edit into this top post I am happy to. Thanks!

Edit edit edit: I still own a Nook Color but I will not be actively editing this thread anymore. Here is the gist of it: You take any bootable Clockwork SD card, paste over the uRecImg and uImage files as needed for newer versions of CWM, and now you have an updated card. I was advised to warn you guys that the 3.0.x.x versions of CWM are not compatible with newer NC devices that have different partition tables. I was also asked to post the following:

Download 1gb CWM 3.2.0.1 sdcard image from here. MD5 of .zip: 1319739d33642ed860e8044c3d55aa56. (I made this based on work in this thread. credit: to cmstlist and DizzyDen, and kevank for hosting). You really only need the 1gb image ... no matter what the size of your card is. A smaller image will burn faster, and when you're done with the guide you can reformat the card anyway.

But I do want to point I disagree with the statement that "you really only need the 1GB image"... I use my CWM SD to make nandroid backups before major changes, so it makes a difference to have the full size of your SD available.

---- end of edit. Happy hacking!

I just wanted to report that I was able to take files from two different threads and use them to create a bootable SD card with ClockworkMod 3.0.1.0 and now 3.0.2.8. The advantage of this version is that it works for both ext3 and ext4 ROMs. I successfully flashed an ext4 version of Honeycomb and then restored back to my nandroid backup of auto-nooted Eclair.

EDIT: Direct links to 3.0.2.8 bootable images here: http://mrm3.net/nook-color-updated-clockwork-recovery-bootable-sd/
Source of those files is this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=13283643&postcount=34
Credit to DizzyDen.

Image writer here: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer

NEW INSTRUCTIONS
1) Obtain the image for your SD card size here, containing any version of CWM:
(This link is now broken.)
http://legacyschool.us.to/nookdev/clockwork/0.7/
(source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=922870)

2) Obtain the correct uImage and uRamdisk files for CWM 3.0.2.8. The way I did this was to flash CWM 3.0.2.8 from ROM Manager and then mount my /boot partition to copy out the files uRecImg and uRecRam. But for the benefit of those of you here who can't flash CWM successfully, I've attached the files here.

3) Burn the SD card as instructed. Leave the SD mounted in your computer afterwards.

4) Rename your copy of the new uRecImg to uImage and replace the uImage file on the SD.
Rename your copy of the new uRecRam to uRamdisk and replace the uRamdisk file on SD.

5) Eject the SD from your computer, pop it into your Nook Color, reboot and verify that you indeed manage to boot into the new desired version of ClockworkMod. Upon completion I had a bootable 3.0.2.8 SD card.

OLD INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
I haven't seen anyone here post an SD image for 3.0.1.0, so here is what I did instead:
1) Obtain the image for your SD card size here, containing CWM 3.0.0.5 at time of writing:
http://legacyschool.us.to/nookdev/clockwork/0.7/
(source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=922870)

2) Also get the newer version of ClockwordMod in .zip format:
3.0.1.0 is here: http://muffinworld.net/android/nookcolor/clockwork/cwmr_3.0.1.0.zip
(source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=971197)

3) Burn the SD card as instructed. Leave the SD mounted in your computer afterwards.

4) Unzip the files uRecImg and uRecRam from the newer CWR zip.
Rename uRecImg to uImage and replace the uImage file on the SD.
Rename uRecRam to uRamdisk and replace the uRamdisk file on SD.

5) Eject the SD from your computer, pop it into your Nook Color, reboot and verify that you indeed manage to boot into the new desired version of ClockworkMod.

Enjoy!

EDIT: Post #4 below contains IMG files created using this method for ClockworkMod 3.0.1.0. Thanks to DizzyDen.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11999569&postcount=4
 

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will2live

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Feb 25, 2009
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Nice post and great info. I just did this as a test run last night myself and was going to make a thread explaining what to do but you have now saved me the time in doing that.

I can say this works great as I have flashed and restored backups between ext4 and ext3 builds. I went from Nook OS, to HC, back to Nook, over to CM&, back to Nook all wiht no issues.
 
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DizzyDen

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Updated SD IMG files

NOTE: 3.0.2.8 images in POST 34 of this thread... ALL credit still goes to OP

All credit goes to OP... all I did is updated the original SD *.0.7.img files with OP's results....

I renamed them to *.3.0.1.0.img to distinguish which version of CWR image and ramdisk files are being utilized. I also compressed to rar to distinguish these are not CWR flashable zip files.

NOTE: 4 gig fixed 03/18/11... My apologies for my initial mistake... thank you for those who caught it and reported.

M5 Checksums:
RAR's:
Code:
128mb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
049C0B4437473100FB294968CAC08CF9

1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
D95324AE63DDAEC713B30A69CEE61C9B

2gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
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4gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
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8gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
5C80CBCFC09E47A50D9EC04EFA70DE9C
GZ's (only available on RapidShare due to file type):
Code:
128mb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
C2531B8AF258C06BD794A3EC08ABC2D1

1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
26ABB66BFEEA76C8AD0ABBA97EDC964E

2gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
3D8F05F0F6FF39271F5F82DBCC4403A3

4gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
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8gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
48D8CB4B93E57FC121C8082CB23FD98F
IMG's:
Code:
128mb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
297793ED7B371BB116F4B27AF095E18D

1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
D104AE6297662664C339D08BDFAED858

2gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
B2EB4B7C24C1D8A1414BE9FE6BF697F4

4gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
147A648D285815C7C175E42612B5E4A2

8gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
8AD83B4ED74541AAB75103843E990088

RapidShare mirrors (folder includes .gz files):
RapidShare mirrors (folder includes .gz files)

NOTE: there's also a 16 GB version on RS... just can't upload that large file here.
 

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DizzyDen

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You are very welcome... and thank you!

I suppose I could compress the img's to gz for those with linux exclusively... if anyone would like this... just let me know.
 
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will2live

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If anyone has or is willing to flash the most current CWR ( 3.0.1.3) to there device and then pull the uRecImg and uRecRam files and post them would be great. Then we can update our current 3.0.1.0 sdcards to 3.0.1.3.
 

will2live

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Ok i tried but it still saying 3.0.0.5 on the screen, is that just wrong and it truly is 3.0.1.0


I'm assuming you are seeing 3.0.0.5 as the version on the internal mem and not a bootbale sdcard. If it is from the internal mem then yes you are a bit behind on the most current version of CWR. and should get updated to the most current version. To get more current you will need to check this thread out first to get to 3.0.1.0. from there you should be able to use Rom Manager to update to 3.0.1.3.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=971197
 

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Has anyone modified a Recover Ramdisk (uRecRam) that maps the FS to allow CWR to flash/install files to the SDcard vs. EMMC partitions? If so would you be willing to share as I suspect a good number of folks would be very grateful as would simplifiy greatly installing things like Gapps to SDcard installs...
 

will2live

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Ok i tried but it still saying 3.0.0.5 on the screen, is that just wrong and it truly is 3.0.1.0

Curious did you happen to use the 4Gb image file. If so you would be correct I just saw a post from someone else saying they used the 4Gb file and it installs 3.0.0.5 still


@Dizzy if you happen to see this any chance you can look into and correct the 4Gb file you posted. It is still installing 3.0.0.5 supposedly. Here is a link to the person who ran into the prob

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=12192636#post12192636
 

xblue95

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Sorry fellas, I'm a little behind the power curve here. So why would i need a bootable CWM-SD? Would it be useful for flashing and restoring a backup if your NC accidentally got zapped with the 1.2 update, then you could pop in your CWM-SD and restore back to 1.1? I'm just running Auto-nooter stock rom right now, will it work with stock? I turned off Wi-Fi for now, but would like to turn it back on. Would be nice if I could revert back to 1.1 if I got the OTA accidentally.
 

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    Edit edit edit edit: I sold my Nook Color in the summer of 2012. If there is anything you need me to edit into this top post I am happy to. Thanks!

    Edit edit edit: I still own a Nook Color but I will not be actively editing this thread anymore. Here is the gist of it: You take any bootable Clockwork SD card, paste over the uRecImg and uImage files as needed for newer versions of CWM, and now you have an updated card. I was advised to warn you guys that the 3.0.x.x versions of CWM are not compatible with newer NC devices that have different partition tables. I was also asked to post the following:

    Download 1gb CWM 3.2.0.1 sdcard image from here. MD5 of .zip: 1319739d33642ed860e8044c3d55aa56. (I made this based on work in this thread. credit: to cmstlist and DizzyDen, and kevank for hosting). You really only need the 1gb image ... no matter what the size of your card is. A smaller image will burn faster, and when you're done with the guide you can reformat the card anyway.

    But I do want to point I disagree with the statement that "you really only need the 1GB image"... I use my CWM SD to make nandroid backups before major changes, so it makes a difference to have the full size of your SD available.

    ---- end of edit. Happy hacking!

    I just wanted to report that I was able to take files from two different threads and use them to create a bootable SD card with ClockworkMod 3.0.1.0 and now 3.0.2.8. The advantage of this version is that it works for both ext3 and ext4 ROMs. I successfully flashed an ext4 version of Honeycomb and then restored back to my nandroid backup of auto-nooted Eclair.

    EDIT: Direct links to 3.0.2.8 bootable images here: http://mrm3.net/nook-color-updated-clockwork-recovery-bootable-sd/
    Source of those files is this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=13283643&postcount=34
    Credit to DizzyDen.

    Image writer here: https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer

    NEW INSTRUCTIONS
    1) Obtain the image for your SD card size here, containing any version of CWM:
    (This link is now broken.)
    http://legacyschool.us.to/nookdev/clockwork/0.7/
    (source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=922870)

    2) Obtain the correct uImage and uRamdisk files for CWM 3.0.2.8. The way I did this was to flash CWM 3.0.2.8 from ROM Manager and then mount my /boot partition to copy out the files uRecImg and uRecRam. But for the benefit of those of you here who can't flash CWM successfully, I've attached the files here.

    3) Burn the SD card as instructed. Leave the SD mounted in your computer afterwards.

    4) Rename your copy of the new uRecImg to uImage and replace the uImage file on the SD.
    Rename your copy of the new uRecRam to uRamdisk and replace the uRamdisk file on SD.

    5) Eject the SD from your computer, pop it into your Nook Color, reboot and verify that you indeed manage to boot into the new desired version of ClockworkMod. Upon completion I had a bootable 3.0.2.8 SD card.

    OLD INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
    I haven't seen anyone here post an SD image for 3.0.1.0, so here is what I did instead:
    1) Obtain the image for your SD card size here, containing CWM 3.0.0.5 at time of writing:
    http://legacyschool.us.to/nookdev/clockwork/0.7/
    (source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=922870)

    2) Also get the newer version of ClockwordMod in .zip format:
    3.0.1.0 is here: http://muffinworld.net/android/nookcolor/clockwork/cwmr_3.0.1.0.zip
    (source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=971197)

    3) Burn the SD card as instructed. Leave the SD mounted in your computer afterwards.

    4) Unzip the files uRecImg and uRecRam from the newer CWR zip.
    Rename uRecImg to uImage and replace the uImage file on the SD.
    Rename uRecRam to uRamdisk and replace the uRamdisk file on SD.

    5) Eject the SD from your computer, pop it into your Nook Color, reboot and verify that you indeed manage to boot into the new desired version of ClockworkMod.

    Enjoy!

    EDIT: Post #4 below contains IMG files created using this method for ClockworkMod 3.0.1.0. Thanks to DizzyDen.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=11999569&postcount=4
    17
    NOTE: 3.0.2.8 uSD images.

    All credit goes to OP... all I did is updated the original uSD files with OP's results....

    I renamed them to *.3.0.2.8.img to distinguish which version of CWR image and ramdisk files are being utilized. I also compressed to rar to distinguish these are not CWR flashable zip files.

    M5 Checksums:
    RAR's:
    Code:
    128mb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.rar
    2BCDC24318A6FF894092F194D120E42B
    
    1gb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.rar
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    2gb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.rar
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    4gb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.rar
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    8gb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.rar
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    IMG's:
    Code:
    128mb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.img
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    1gb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.img
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    2gb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.img
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    4gb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.img
    E42A4B696A728E14399015F508E0A849
    
    8gb_clockwork-3.0.2.8.img
    5377914A5C474FE8D2B9DD1302EF9DE2
    GZ's (only available on RapidShare due to file type):
    Code:
    128mb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    7214DF7FD5BAA6F803D499F69D792A75
    
    1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    26ABB66BFEEA76C8AD0ABBA97EDC964E
    
    2gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    3D8F05F0F6FF39271F5F82DBCC4403A3
    
    4gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    8A13A55E045F23F3D3BE5354EDEC26B5
    
    8gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    48D8CB4B93E57FC121C8082CB23FD98F

    RapidShare mirrors (folder includes .gz and .img files)

    NOTE: there's also a 16 GB version on RS... just can't upload that large file here.
    11
    Updated SD IMG files

    NOTE: 3.0.2.8 images in POST 34 of this thread... ALL credit still goes to OP

    All credit goes to OP... all I did is updated the original SD *.0.7.img files with OP's results....

    I renamed them to *.3.0.1.0.img to distinguish which version of CWR image and ramdisk files are being utilized. I also compressed to rar to distinguish these are not CWR flashable zip files.

    NOTE: 4 gig fixed 03/18/11... My apologies for my initial mistake... thank you for those who caught it and reported.

    M5 Checksums:
    RAR's:
    Code:
    128mb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
    049C0B4437473100FB294968CAC08CF9
    
    1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
    D95324AE63DDAEC713B30A69CEE61C9B
    
    2gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
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    4gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
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    8gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.rar
    5C80CBCFC09E47A50D9EC04EFA70DE9C
    GZ's (only available on RapidShare due to file type):
    Code:
    128mb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    C2531B8AF258C06BD794A3EC08ABC2D1
    
    1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    26ABB66BFEEA76C8AD0ABBA97EDC964E
    
    2gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    3D8F05F0F6FF39271F5F82DBCC4403A3
    
    4gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    8A13A55E045F23F3D3BE5354EDEC26B5
    
    8gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img.gz
    48D8CB4B93E57FC121C8082CB23FD98F
    IMG's:
    Code:
    128mb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
    297793ED7B371BB116F4B27AF095E18D
    
    1gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
    D104AE6297662664C339D08BDFAED858
    
    2gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
    B2EB4B7C24C1D8A1414BE9FE6BF697F4
    
    4gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
    147A648D285815C7C175E42612B5E4A2
    
    8gb_clockwork-3.0.1.0.img
    8AD83B4ED74541AAB75103843E990088

    RapidShare mirrors (folder includes .gz files):
    RapidShare mirrors (folder includes .gz files)

    NOTE: there's also a 16 GB version on RS... just can't upload that large file here.
    2
    1gb CWM 3.0.2.1 .img

    Download

    MD5 of .zip: 1319739d33642ed860e8044c3d55aa56