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Help . Recovery not working Motorola Photon 45 LTE


  1. Mark_StAug

    Mark_StAug New Member

    Can anyone out there assist please?

    I am trying to root Motorola 4G LTE (Sprint). I have unlocked phone and followed all instructions for Clockwork recovery.

    But

    When I start the Photon and enter recovery mode using the Power Button and Volume Up+Down

    I see the android robot lying on its back, chest open with triangle and ! mark

    I push volume up+down to see the menu

    but the menu does not contain the option to

    Instal Zip from SD Card

    How do I find ‘Instal Zip from SD Card’

    What am I doing wrong - any ideas how to move past this please?

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

  3. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member Guide

    When you get into recovery does it say CWM Recovery anywhere?
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  4. CMNDR

    CMNDR Well-Known Member

    For whatever reason the current ways of installing CWM or TWRP don't work fully, and end up being wiped after the device fully boots. What you have to do is flash the recovery, reboot the device straight into the new recovery. As long as you flash it and get into the recovery before the red Motorola symbol disappears you should be able to flash root from there. The next step would be then to use rom manager or good manager to flash cwm from inside the os.

    Alternately I found that the MotoFail2Go works perfectly well for getting root with just one click (or less than my previously described method).

    Let me know if this helps :)

    CMNDR
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  5. xInterlopeRx

    xInterlopeRx Well-Known Member Developer

    CWM recovery for this device is very buggy and will let you down. Use TWRP as it simply works better for this device. The reason the recovery does not stick is that there is a script that rewrites the partition from /cache on reboot. You have to eliminate the script for the recovery to stick. I believe it's called reflash_recovery.sh or something similar. If you root using the method mentioned earlier and install root explorer you can delete the script, then flash the recovery. I suggest getting set up with the Android SDK so you can use FASTBOOT to do the flashing. Also, I noticed you have not responded to your thread. In order to get an alert you have to subscribe to your own thread.
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