November 1st, 2012, 04:58 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device(s): Google Nexus 5
Rom: Cataclysm 4.4
Recovery: TWRP 2.6
Retired: HTC Evo 4G, HTC Evo 3D
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Originally Posted by esmith818
Now that I'm S-OFF, I'm wondering it would be worth installing a permanent custom recovery? When S-ON, I bought into scotty's temp recovery scenario, but now that I can flash ROMs/kernels from the phone itself it seems like a permanent recovery might be the way to go.
Is that true, or does temporary still have value?
I don't see why you wouldn't want to. If you are someone who doesn't flash anything or you just want to test something to make sure it works with your phone, then booting the recovery is good for that. If you are going to be flashing roms, etc., I don't see how you could live without flashing a recovery to your phone. It's so nice being able to do everything right on your phone and not having to rely on computer access. Plus you can make backups on the fly etc. etc...
You can always return to stock by running an RUU which will also return the stock recovery. Your life will be much easier if you flash a recovery. My vote is DO IT!!