CWM Recovery


  1. Can0dope

    Can0dope Well-Known Member

    I've been searching for days now... Is there a way to get a custom recovery on this phone? I haven't found any that work. ROM Manager says there's one available, I dl'd & installed. It said it flashed successfully, but when I boot into recovery, it's still stock...

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  2. Apoplectic1

    Apoplectic1 Well-Known Member

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  3. Can0dope

    Can0dope Well-Known Member

    I'll check it out. Thanks.
  4. mrleroybrown

    mrleroybrown Well-Known Member

    Hey Apoplectic, I can't get safestrap to install correctly. .. It always says state: not installed. I'm rooted running 4.4.2 on BN1 sgh-I337. Over at xda it says I need 3.72 which from what I read sounds like is still not fully up and running yet. Any suggestions?
  5. By_design

    By_design Well-Known Member

    What I have been able to to find out so far is that it isn't necessery to have any special recovery mode in order to flash a custom rom. It is just a simple download while phone is in its default recovery mode. I was told that it is highly recommended to have CWM, TWRP or safe strap if you plan on doing it more then 2 - 3 times a year.
  6. mrleroybrown

    mrleroybrown Well-Known Member

    I've tried to use the default recovery but each time it stops at "install sd card"... I've tried different sd cards with the same result. I'm not real familiar with kitkat, I don't think kk uses dalvik. And I'm not sure if it's kk or something I'm doing but when I use es file Explorer I see what appears to be to partitions... One labeled extSdCard (5.21GB/29.33GB) and one labeled 0 (1.49GB/9.72GB).
  7. By_design

    By_design Well-Known Member

    I have already downloaded and installed TWRP, using ROM installer. After Aactually checking my phone in what is supposed to be recovery mode, I found out that my phone doesn't have any recovery mode, only an odin mode.
  8. Can0dope

    Can0dope Well-Known Member

    So... Still no news of a custom recovery for this phone?
  9. Can0dope

    Can0dope Well-Known Member

    I think I found the answers we've all been looking for over at XDA.

    For the time being, our bootloader is locked (that means no custom recovery). Our only option right now is Safestrap. If you're on NC1, you'll need version 3.72. Before you install it, you need to be rooted and change SELinux to permissive. Once that is done, you can successfully install Safestrap.

    To flash a ROM (several are available at XDA), you need to make sure you have all necessary files on your SD card (necessary files vary, depending on the ROM, but usually include the ROM itself, the proper modules, and SuperSU, all of which are zip files). Once you have all the files on your SD card, install Safestrap, then open it and "install recovery". Reboot into Safestrap, wipe, advanced wipe, check everything except SD card, slide to confirm. Install the zips in the proper order, then reboot.

    That's all folks!

    Edit: I can't provide links right now because I'm on my phone... Just find the proper threads over at XDA, or I'll add the links later.
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  10. Apoplectic1

    Apoplectic1 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, odd. I did not have any issues installing safestrap. I just installed the apk from my external SD and clicked install safestrap once I opened the apk. Is your phone rooted? Did you disable KNOX when you rooted it?

    I did not need to install SElinux. Did either of you disable KNOX when you rooted? It should ask you to when you first open SuperSU.
  11. Can0dope

    Can0dope Well-Known Member

    From what I've read, if you used the most recent version of towelroot you don't need to change SELinux. I used the v1.
  12. mebobbob

    mebobbob New Member

    I did root & recovery today [non custom ROMs]. I phone is for work so I could NOT risk any reloading methods; needed to root/recover without needing to reload anything [apps or data].
    Towel Root + Safestrap-JFLTE-3.72-kk-B01.apk + SELinus Changer = super easy peasy!
    TowerRoot picked up and disabled KNOX, SELinux was necessary [I may not have used lastest greatest TowelRoot]

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