OTA v8 problems with recovery img


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  1. ccsoccer03

    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So today I reverted from v9 to v6. Afterwards I flashed the recovery rom. I recieved the OTA v8 notification shortly after. (btw i am not rooted). When I told it to restart and install, it went straight to the recovery boot and did not install. How am i supposed to install v8? can I remove recovery image?
     

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  2. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this was something that came up as a bug in very few phones, try doing a hard reset and wait for the notification again.
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright, so I did a hard reset to the phone. I'm not sure if its suppose to do this, but it went to the recovery screen again, but at the bottom it said that it had cleared the data and what not, so I selected reboot phone and it went of with a hitch. haven't gotten the notice yet for v8 but i'll let you know. I was just curious if it was supposed to go to that screen on a hard reset.

    Edit: Same deal. No Dice
    ".. E:no Signature (222 files)
    E: Verfication failed
    Installation aborted
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does anyone have a solution to this "bug"
     
  5. death2all110

    death2all110 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Reflash from v6 to v9 then back to v6 or can try to reflash from v6 to v6 but doubt it will work since its the same version. but once you're back to v6 do not root or redownload the recovery img dial *#*#CHECKIN#*#* in dialer press send. should display checkin success in notification bar. should also re download the v8 update. let it update to v8 then do the recovery img and root. post back with results
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No go, recovery img is till there and i received the exact same msg. If it helps, I used the allyRR tool in V9. but I wanted to go to v8 instead of v9, so i used universal androot to UNroot my phone, and I reflashed it to v6. Only to find out the recovery was still there giving me these errors posted above. How do i remove this pesky recovery img so i can install ota's again?
     
  7. savoxis

    savoxis Well-Known Member Developer

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    Try flashing the STOCK recovery
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What is the exact process for flashing the recovery manually? I tried earlier but all I got was "waiting for for phone...."
     
  9. savoxis

    savoxis Well-Known Member Developer

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    use the steps here just replace the recovery-RA_GNM_1.13.img with the stock recovery
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok. I can't right now but I will later tonight. How will I tell if I was successful at flashing the stock recovery image? Whew.... I think I may lay off the recovery and just be content with root untill some awesome rom with 2.2comes out.
     
  11. savoxis

    savoxis Well-Known Member Developer

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    Stock recovery will simply perform a factory reset when rebooting with send menu end keypresses, you wont get the menu to flash/wipe/etc I havent flashed back to stock, but there is a thread where people have done it successfully.

    Make sure you don't OTA update to 2.2 if/when it is provided, a friend with an evo4g updated and at this time there is no way to root 2.2 (on the evo anyway)
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So what you are saying, is if I have done it successfully, is that I won't be able to use those keypressess to go back to the recovery bootloader I think?

    Also, I don't know for sure this works,but I do know in universal androot, it says roo android 2.0-2.2 as an option. That's what I prefer since its simple and easy to remove. Could it be possible to use that to root 2.2 permanently by overwriting it or something similar?
     
  13. savoxis

    savoxis Well-Known Member Developer

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    Right the "stock recovery" isn't a recovery at all just the factory reset


    I'm not sure, I have never used/seen universal androot, all I know is my friend did an over the air update to froyo without reading into it and now he cant root until there's a method, this may be device specific, he also may have not done enough research.
    All in all I would just make sure there is a tested method to root in 2.2 on the Ally before going through with an OTA update if/when it is supplied.
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I would like to thank you and the rest of the community. You guys are very helpful and very quick to reply. Hopefully it will go off without a hitch tonight. Honestly im tired of factory resets lol.

    And yo your reply to 2.2. I definitely agree. I'm excited abt the new possiblities of 2.2. These new roms that are coming out sound very promising.. but a little too buggy for me yet. I like sure fire ways of doing things. Universal androot doesn't even require a restart. You just install the 3rd party app. Press root... and you're seriously done. I downloaded babarnicle and it worked without a hitch. Obviously I can't overclock without the right kernel but I find this exciting. Brings back the older days of alternate software for the razr lol.
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Success! it was super easy! Here were my steps:
    1: Copy stock_recovery.img to the root of your sdcard
    2: shortcut to custom recovery screen via End, Menu, Send
    3: in cmd prompt, cd to your sdk tools folder and input the following comands one you are already at the recovery screen. (note, you are already root in recovery so you dont need to type su or anything).
    1.)adb shell
    2.)mount /sdcard
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    flash_image recovery /sdcard/stock_recovery.img 4.)reboot
    ( you will see an android with an exclamation point briefly if you try the shortcut again afterward with no recovery! =) )
    4.) hard reset once the phone boots
    5.) wait for OTA

    I have full success!
     
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    Glad to hear everything worked out for you, I will have to look into androot it sounds interesting. That's funny you mention the razr that was what got me interested in all this phone modification. Its an awesome day in tech now where we have a slimmed version of linux running in our pocket, I doubt linus torvalds thought thiis would ever happen, or maybe he did lol.

    Happy modding
     
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    This did now work at all for me, i cant seem to get rid of clockwork so i can update to the V8 :(
     
  18. bamaredwingsfan

    bamaredwingsfan Well-Known Member

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    Is there no way to get the V8 update, and install it to the root of the sd card and install it like a rom file via our custom recovery? Because i can not get the V8 update to install on my phone:mad:
     
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    ccsoccer03 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    There is no known way that we know of this time to receive it other than installing v6. then ota'ing to v8. you can also go to v9 then to v6 and get the ota.
     
  20. getitnowmarketing

    getitnowmarketing Well-Known Member Developer

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    Easy way to do this. Download the stock v8 rom.zip from here . Flash the zip and wipe data and cache before flashing. Then follow the steps in post #15 to flash the stock recovery and you will be back on a completely stock v8 ally and be able to recieve ota updates.

    If after following those directions in post #15 you still havent gotten rid of a custom recovery. Place the stock_recovery.img in your android sdk tools folder and from fastboot use
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    2. fastboot flash recovery stock_recovery.img
     
  21. bamaredwingsfan

    bamaredwingsfan Well-Known Member

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    The problem that i am having is that i can't seem to get rid of clockwork recovery. Ive booted into CW recovery with the stock recovery image on my sd card and tried to install it that way but no dice.
     

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