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Old January 17th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Clockwork/Amon RA PC36IMG Files

02/09/2011 Update - Two updates - Amon RA 2.3 released:

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:

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-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:

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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.

01/18/2011 Update - Stock Recovery Images:

I chose to upload the stock recovery images for OTA versions 3.26.651 - 3.70.651.1. These were pulled directly from PC36IMG.zip files created from RUUs. I don't know if they are different from each other, but the file sizes and time stamps are all different, so I uploaded them separately. Should you choose to flash any of them, I recommend you stick with whatever version corresponds with your current hboot version (e.g. hboot version 0.97 - use 3.28.651.5 recovery).

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It seems that various versions of Clockwork and RA recovery images are floating around here and xda in img and PC36IMG.zip formats, but I couldn't find much of a central repository for various versions in PC36IMG format. Granted it's easy enough to flash through ROM manager, but it's helpful to have PC36IMG files for a number of reasons. Examples:

1) ROM manager doesn't work all the time. Granted it can usually be fixed, but some people choose to avoid it all together.
2) Your current ROM isn't bootable, and you need to switch recovery type/version or your recovery is broken.

I'm sure there are other valid reasons. That being said, I've uploaded the most commonly used versions of both Clockwork and RA here:

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Currently the list includes:

Clockwork 2.5.0.1
Clockwork 2.6.0.1
Clockwork 3.0.0.5
Amon RA 1.8.0
Amon RA 2.1.1
Amon RA 2.2.1
Amon RA 2.3 (Added 02/09/2011)
Stock Recovery 3.26.651.6 (Added 01/18/2011)
Stock Recovery 3.29.651.5 (Added 01/18/2011)
Stock Recovery 3.30.651.3 (Added 01/18/2011)
Stock Recovery 3.70.651.1 (Added 01/18/2011)

Note that I only packaged some of these myself. I had a few of them on my computer from xda. If I could remember where I got them all from, I would be happy to credit those responsible. I will upload new versions as they are released. If anyone wants a version I have not uploaded, please let me know, and I'll include it. For those who don't know how to flash these, do the following:

1) Download the appropriate PC36IMG.zip for whichever recovery image you want.
2) Rename the file to PC36IMG.zip, exactly, being careful to not rename it to PC36IMG.zip.zip or accidentally unzip the file.
3) Copy the file to the root of your sdcard (That mean the top level, not in any folders).
4) Boot into hboot by turning the phone off, then turning it back on while pressing and holding the volume down button.
5) Flash the file when prompted.
6) When done, rename or remove the PC36IMG.zip file, or it will prompt you to flash it again every time you boot back into hboot.

If anyone finds that any of these recovery images are not working, please let me know, and I'll fix it.


For more information about the recoveries themselves along with image sources, see the following links:

Clockwork:
Official site: http://www.koushikdutta.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/clockworkmod
Images: http://koush.tandtgaming.com/recoveries/ (if using this, use the ones labeled "supersonic", only)

Amon RA:
Official XDA thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=705026
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Amon_RA
Images: http://files.androidspin.com/downloads.php?dir=amon_ra/RECOVERY/ (again, if using this, only use the ones labeled "supersonic")

Thanks to Mr. Ed for providing a couple of the above links.


IMPORTANT NOTE:
There are some legitimate uses for stock recovery images, but they can also be used to do things that may be detrimental. I highly recommend you do *not* attempt to accept an OTA while rooted. Flashing one of these stock recovery images will give you the ability to if you rooted with unrevoked. DO NOT DO THAT. You could easily end up in a weird state. If you choose to ignore this warning, I take no responsibility for you breaking your phone. That being said, should you choose to use these for something such as a partial unroot, remember to be smart about what all you restore first.
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which one of these will also backup my wimax keys?
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All RA versions and Clockwork 2.6.0.1 and up will backup your wimax keys. Note that with RA 2.2.1, you must select wimax when prompted what to backup if you want it included.
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Thanks for this!
Maybe we can add a link to here from the Rooting for Dummies Matlock?
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Maybe we can add a link to here from the Rooting for Dummies Matlock?
You took the words right off of my fingers. lol

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Let me know if you need any help with that, Matlock. It sounds like a great idea.

I've also considered uploading the stock recovery image in a PC36IMG.zip, as well. I'm not sure how good of an idea it would be, though (I can think of both good and bad reasons to flash it back at times).
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Let me know if you need any help with that, Matlock. It sounds like a great idea.

I've also considered uploading the stock recovery image in a PC36IMG.zip, as well. I'm not sure how good of an idea it would be, though (I can think of both good and bad reasons to flash it back at times).

You were my first thought, after my initial thought, of who to think of, about putting our thoughts together.. for the Recovery Section. lol

I say go for it and add the Stock Recovery.
Go ahead and make a Note for Why and Why Not to use it. Might as well make it available. As long as the users know what to use it for, should have no worries. Unless they are just plain idiots and can't read or comprehend.


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Lol, yes, I'll just throw up a giant disclaimer. I'll upload them tomorrow. What kind of information do you want in your recovery section? Feel free to PM me if I can help in any way.
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I have been wondering.. I am sure it involves ADB...

Screenshots of the Recoveries?
How is this achieved?

Example - http://www.dkszone.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/clockworkmod_recovery_nexus_s.jpg
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I have been wondering.. I am sure it involves ADB...

Screenshots of the Recoveries?
How is this achieved?

Example - http://www.dkszone.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/clockworkmod_recovery_nexus_s.jpg
I think I might know. I'll play around with it today and see if I can figure it out.
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Updated the OP with the stock recovery images. Read the warning before using them for anything.
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has anyone made a youtube video or something similar to these steps???
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Not that I'm aware of. I'd make one, but I don't have time now, and I'll be out of town until Friday. I'm sure you want this before then. Are you having trouble with a particular step?
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i got into my SD card with the adapter. where do i plug the PC36IMG.zip file?
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my phone doesnt recognize the PC36IMG.zip is that the correct link to download.. When i open the downloaded file theres a box that says "Thank you for trying Winzip, This copy of winzip will not work after your evaluated period expires" and then it asks to buy or use evaluation version?? what do i do nxt??
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How did I miss this thread???? Akazabam I think I have the direct links to each devs site....will try and het them to you tonight.
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Looks like you figured it out from your other thread. Yeah, you're not supposed to open the file. You just copy the renamed zip as it is.

Mr. Ed, thanks for the offer, but I know these work . I got the image files from the developers' sites in the first place .
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okies...just figured they should be linked...since they are the ones that developed them and all
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Ah, that's what you meant. That's indeed a good idea. I'm leaving in just a few minutes. If you have the links handy, you can them to me, and I'll add them to the OP tonight or tomorrow. Thanks .
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Updated the OP with Amon RA 2.3 PC36IMG.zip and flash_image instructions.
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Might be a dumb question but when making a nand backup using amon ra which options should be checked? The paranoid me wants to check them all but when I dont think I need to backup things like boot, recovery, or cache right?

I think the important stuff would be the system, data, and wimax?

Have no idea what sd-ext, and .android_secure.
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Might be a dumb question but when making a nand backup using amon ra which options should be checked? The paranoid me wants to check them all but when I dont think I need to backup things like boot, recovery, or cache right?

I think the important stuff would be the system, data, and wimax?

Have no idea what sd-ext, and .android_secure.
Only check those 2 if you partitioned your sd card. If you have those checked w/o having a partitioned sd-card, you'll get an error when attempting to perform a nandroid backup.
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You'll need boot, system, and data. You should have wimax in at least one, but it can't hurt to check it every time. Cache is not necessary, but you might want to wipe cache before restoring a nandroid if you don't include it (just to be safe; I'm not sure if it wipes cache as part of the process now). Select .android_secure if you intend to make changes to apps on your sdcard (via froyo apps2sd) between making a backup and restoring it. Don't bother with sd-ext unless you have partitioned your sdcard and use a2sd. If you don't know what that means, then just don't check it . If you're using RA 2.3, if you select it, and don't have the partition, it will just skip it. Versions prior to that would error out.
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Just a quick question, can I use my RA 2.2.1 nandroids with the new RA 2.3?
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Yeah, it should be just fine. I don't think the actual format of the files themselves has changed. Amon RA has always made his recoveries backwards compatible.
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Good so it should be safe to flash this through hboot, I'm just going to make sure that I am the backup I want to keep for now just incase.
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Thanks alot guys. I was thinking maybe I should make 1 backup of only my wimax so I'll never have to worry about losing it and then just do the boot, system, and data anytime I need to do a nand backup. Or I guess it wont hurt to just do it everytime either lol
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Thanks alot guys. I was thinking maybe I should make 1 backup of only my wimax so I'll never have to worry about losing it and then just do the boot, system, and data anytime I need to do a nand backup. Or I guess it wont hurt to just do it everytime either lol
Yeah, that's fine if you want to do it once, just don't forget which backup it is, and keep it in a safe place. If you update manually next time there's an OTA, make at least one other nandroid backup with wimax after you update, as you won't want to have to go back to an older nandroid backup just to get wimax keys back if you ever lose them.
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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:


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-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:


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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?
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I thought 2.3 was released about a month ago?
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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.

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?
You have two options. The first options is easier, and doesn't involve flash_image. Just download the PC36IMG.zip of the recovery you want, rename it to PC36IMG.zip, exactly, as the instructions say, put it on the root of your sdcard (top level of the card, not under any folders), then turn the phone off, and turn it back on while pressing and holding volume down. That will take you to hboot, where it will scan for PC36IMG.zip files. When it finds it, it will ask you to flash it. Once it is done, you will the recovery of whatever version you downloaded.

If you want to flash a new recovery without rebooting, you can do the second option, which is to flash the flash_image.zip. That is a zip that you need to flash from recovery. Put it on your card, reboot into recovery (not hboot), then flash it. Once you do, you need to extract the recovery.img file from whatever PC36IMG.zip you want. Put that on the root of your card, and type in the command to flash it from the terminal emulator using flash_image. Don't forget to type su, first. I highly recommend you avoid flash_image, and just use the PC36IMG.zip, as this second method is more confusing if you aren't as familiar with the command line.
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Well I downloaded one of each that you had posted waay back at the beginning of this thing. I was wondering though, there's mention of a change in the code? I'm not much of a coder or anything, but as my wife will tell ya, can't help but messin' with stuff When I rooted the thing I was able to get root and it was clockwork 3.0. something happened though, the phone started acting strange. i re-rooted it and it "stuck". But for some reason it went from 3.0 to 2.6, seemed weird to me. You also talk about google changing there coding language? If everybody has to change their roms and whatnot in the future to utilize this language, is there some way to go around this deal where i won't haven some kind of an issue the future? That's what I thought would be the deal when i saw clockwork 3.0 on my phone. I've run Ubuntu on my laptop for a awhile so I have a faint idea of what open source is like.Bu I've seen some videos of Roms and whatnot that people are running on this thing and they're really nice. I'm not some intense pc/smartphone guy. But I'll be damned if I'm not gonna do my best to get my money's worth out of this thing would you happen to have any advice for a rom and kernel set-up that's dependable and fast?
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Basically, Google changed the scripting language for the update scripts used in recovery. It used to be amend, but was updated to edify. Clockwork 3.0.0.x supports edify, only, while CW 2.6.0.1 is backwards compatible, and works with both edify and amend. When you rerooted, you must have used the latest unrevoked, which had a slight update to use CW 2.6.0.1 rather than 3.0.0.x. There is no harm in using 2.6.0.1, as it will work with everything. If you intend on using GB based ROMs, only, you may as well use CW 3.0.0.x, but it's not a huge deal. I'd say, once GB is officially released for the Evo, no update scripts should still be using amend, so you might as well update to 3.0.0.x at that time, if you want.
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@ akazabam. Thanks for the info. Got the recovery deal to work per your advice. Used the easier of the two methods you told me. Also thank you for the info on the 3.0 vs. 2.6 issue. I went with the amon ra 2.3 recovery. With the thought that it being a more recent release it would take the code deal into account. Not sure if my thinking is correct or not on that.
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RA 2.3 is a good choice. It will work with both amend and edify, so it's the same as CW 2.6.0.1 in that regard, which is fine.
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ok noob here but ya, tried all the steps, copy, rename, reboot hboot, finds zip but never asks to flash. Running clockworkmod 3.0.0.5 and cant seem to get rid of it no matter what. tried alt recovery thru rom manager and rom manager says its running alt recovery but when i roboot it always says clockwork. I cannot install any other roms. HELP
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did you make sure to name it exactly PC36IMG.zip and didnt by accident add another .zip at the end of it?
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that is the most common mistake, i swear i have pointed that out to at least 5 people and they had all named it .zip.zip lol because their file extensions are hidden.

I dont think hboot would have found it though if it wasnt named properly...
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that is the most common mistake, i swear i have pointed that out to at least 5 people and they had all named it .zip.zip lol because their file extensions are hidden.

I dont think hboot would have found it though if it wasnt named properly...

made sure of that. the first time before my help post I did have the .zip.zip but than corrected it and still it never askes me to flash. and no matter what I get clockworkmod 3.0.0.5 and I cannot flash new roms. I have tried all of the tips and clockworkmod is still there. It wont go away. is there anyway to nuk everything and start for scratch?
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Are you using the stock sdcard or a different one?
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Maybe a silly question, but you do have S-OFF, right?
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Maybe a silly question, but you do have S-OFF, right?
Not a silly question. Now that u mention it i noted in hboot it said s-on. How do i change that.
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Not a silly question. Now that u mention it i noted in hboot it said s-on. How do i change that. And what is it
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If you were rooted before, then something you did unrooted you. You will have to rerun unrevoked. Try that first.

The security on your phone that keeps you from making changes to it is turned back up. You need to get s-off through unrevoked before you can change anything
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Yep, Xtreme is right. Either you never got S-OFF correctly, or you flashed the S-ON tool at some point. Either rerun unrevoked, or download unrevoked-forever, and flash it from recovery. Flashing unrevoked-forever if probably the fastest option. You can get it here. Just put it on the root of your sdcard, reboot into recovery, and flash it. Once you do, you'll have S-OFF, and you can flash whatever you want. Likely, you have a rooted ROM, but lost or never had S-OFF. That would make it look like you were flashing recovery from something like ROM manager, but it would never work.
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I am now using this recovery...Will the nandroid backups that I made before flashing this still work?
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ClockwordMod backups will not work with Amon RA, and vice versa.
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