Sorry about quoting the post this way, just wasn't sure if I could pull just what I wanted to quote from the start of the thread. Thank you all for your help and patience with my noob like self.
First thing - Amon RA 2.3 was released this afternoon. I have uploaded the PC36IMG.zip to the mediafire folder. This one I got directly from the RA thread, courtesy of Tiffany84 at XDA. These guys are too fast for me . Here is the change log:
-Nandroid will skip sd-ext backup when it's not present.
-Nandroid will not check the battery percentage anymore.
-Switched off signature check by default (Stop asking now, ok?).
-Cache is not selected as part of a default Nandroid backup anymore.
-Added wipe Boot, System and sdcard to the wipe menu.
-Re-ordered some items in the wipe menu.
-Switched to a CM android-msm-2.6.35-unified kernel (should stop the endless dots).
As of 4:30 PST, I don't see this in ROM manager yet, so if you want this, this is the place to get it, for now.
Second thing - I have uploaded a flashable zip for flash_image. flash_image is a command line tool used from the terminal emulator (or a remote terminal as the case may be) to flash images to various partitions. If you want to flash any of the provided images here, but want to save time, Follow these steps to do so:
1) Verify you don't already have flash_image (open terminal and type "which flash_image". If it just says not found, you need to flash it. If it gives you a location (most likely /system/bin/flash_image) your ROM already has this, and you can skip to step 4.
2) Flash flash_image-signed.zip from recovery.
3) Reboot normally when done.
4) Extract recovery.img from the PC36IMG.zip for the recovery you want
5) Copy recovery.img to the root of your sdcard
6) From the terminal type:
flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
Once you reboot into recovery, you'll have whatever recovery you just flashed. Note that steps one and two only have to be done once.
I apologize if I'm posting this to the wrong place but a quick question. I've been trying to flash the "flash image zip" mentioned above. I must be doing something wrong. I did read further in the post and saw a response saying to just put the whole zip to root. But I also see something that says to extract the recovery img and place it in the root folder, but in that zip are more than one file. am I just picking the wrong file? Or do I even need it if I haven't partitioned the sd card. Atm I'm rooted and it shows clockwork mod 2.6. But for some reason when I go into the terminal and type in the command I get permissions denied. I'm thnking I need to pull the flash_image file that's buried in the zip and put "that on the card. Maybe I'm blind (its been known to happen) but if that's so what's the file's name?