Last Updated: Jan 29,2011
Koush just confirmed via Twitter recovery is donehttp://yfrog.com/n3ruyj
Saweeeet. On a second note, that Captivate looks more fingered on than my prom date.
[RECOVERY] ClockworkMod Recovery for Captivate (FINAL! SAFE!) - Page 2 - xda-developers
Almost created a new post for this. Just finished it, easy and painless.
Nadroided and chomping at the bits for a stock froyo custom ROM.
I'm kinda new to this scene so forgive me, but what exactly does this mean in layman's terms?
The way to update the phone using custom ROMS (when they become available) just got much simpler. With this you can completely backup your system, if you apply a custom ROM and your phone won't work, you can then boot back into clockwork recovery to restore your phone back from your previous backup.
The old method involved putting your phone into download mode and connecting to your computer to send the patch over the USB cable. If that method failed, your phone would brick with no easy way to go back. With this there is a way back and since you are relying solely on the phone and not the connection with computer, the chances of bricking are also much reduced.
can someone post a step-by-step process? I am new to the android scene coming from the iPhone (which was near impossible to brick)
So far I've only done backup, as there are no functioning ROMS available. The step by step guide you seek is on page 1 of the xda-developers thread, but I'll copy and paste it here for your benefit. By the way, you must be rooted, as ROM manager will need it:
First things first, if you flashed a previous version of Clockwork Recovery using Odin, FLASH BACK TO A STOCK KERNEL using this Odin package:
This recovery is *very* safe to use. It does NOT flash your kernel; it is a completely uninvasive recovery method.
How it works: The recovery is packaged as an update.zip that you run from STOCK recovery. The update.zip unpacks Clockwork Recovery onto the ramdisk and restarts recovery. When you reboot, it reverts back to the original, unmodified, stock recovery. So, you will need to keep the recovery on the root of your SD card as an update.zip, and apply the zip every time you want to start Clockwork.
HOWEVER, if you use ROM Manager, all of the recovery installation and management instructions are done for you!
Download ROM Manager from the Market.
Choose Captivate as your phone.
Accept the Superuser prompt.
Use ROM Manager to create a Backup.
On the very FIRST boot of Clockwork, you may need to manually select "reinstall packages" if Clockwork does not start. You should only ever have to do this once. It will be automatic from then on.
Watch the backup go!
That's it! This is completely painless and safe! There is no need for Odin anymore to replace the recovery or flash updates!
If you appreciate my work, please buy the Premium version of ROM Manager!
I installed Clockwork on my Galaxy S, but it only goes to default recovery. When I try to apply update.zip, it throws errors
Welcome to the forum.
Hopefully I can help. To start let me guess, you flashed the leaked 2.2? Also what Galaxy S do you have, Captivate?
Separate names with a comma.