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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok - that zip file is NOT a backup, it's not at all usable by regular people so far as I can see.

You'll need Android SDK components to install a recovery, get the mini-SDK here -

You want TWRP 2.5, get that here with instructions -

Pay particular note -
  • Download or copy the TWRP recovery to the same place you downloaded the SDK goodies, that would be c:\sdk-tools if you followed my advice on Windows.
  • Turn off fastboot in your phone settings
  • Boot to hboot by powering down, then hold volume-down while powering up
  • Select fastboot from there
    • Yeah - fastboot means more than just one thing, dumb, I know

Then install the recovery image you downloaded.

Note again where their instructions say -

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

You'll want to replace recovery.img with the actual_filename.img that you downloaded.

And where the command says fastboot, see my Mini-SDK instructions on executing that command if you're on a Mac or Linux.
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