Unable to Reboot to Recovery

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  1. RelloC

    RelloC New Member This Topic's Starter

    Nov 10, 2010
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    First, I am using a CDMA HTC Hero (sprint). I have rooted the device via Universal Androot which worked flawlessly. I am now trying to flash a custom rom, which is already loaded onto my SD Card (Red Dawn). Here in lies my problem:

    Using Rom Manager, I flashed the ClockworkMod Recovery successfully but when i chose to ""Reboot from Recovery" the phone gets hung up at the white HTC boot screen indefinitely until I battery pull.

    I have tried many, many different approaches and am now seeking some desperate advise as to how to get into recovery mode so i may flash the new rom. I have tried to enter recovery manually (vol down/pwr on) only for it to get hung on the HTC screen as soon as I chose recovery. I have tried to "Flash Alternative Rom" and the re-flashing the ClockworkMod Recovery all to no avail.

    ANYONE have any tips/suggestions/ideas on what I am doing wrong and or need to do?

  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    Nov 28, 2009
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    Recovery = Home+Power ;)

    My honest suggestion is to ditch Clockwork and use Amon RA.
  3. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Nov 30, 2009
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    Just a side note to keep in mind , any backups done with CWM will not work with Amon RA , just a side note

    Edited it seems you can switch between recoveries but I personally have not tried, here is a quote from another thread

  4. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2010
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    Flash the recovery again, even though it says a successful flash, try again
  5. PhantomParadox

    PhantomParadox Active Member

    Jul 20, 2010
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    I had, what I believe is the same problem, not to long ago. No matter how I tried to "reboot into recovery" I could not get there. I tried the ROM manager's button. I tried rebooting holding down the home key. And I even tried going through the bootloader screen (holding the volume down key while rebooting). Everything lead me to either stalling on the HTC screen, or the phone shutting down and not responding. Either way I needed to pull the battery to get things running again.

    The solution;
    --Open ROM manager.
    --Scroll down to the bottom and click "Flash Alternate Recovery"
    --After that is done running. Flash the ClockworkMod recovery again, at the top of ROM Manager.

    Then I was able to reboot into recovery.

    Hope this gets you there. I know it was driving me nuts trying to find my recovery.

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  6. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    Mar 4, 2010
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    Not to jack this thread, but it seems like all these one click "easy" rooting methods all have a hitch with the recovery. I have NEVER had an issue with my recovery, been running it for 8 months now. I think that there is something to be said for the old school traditional root methods. It may be more time consuming, but you learn a lot more about the way everything works, and can troubleshoot if there is a hitch.

    Not saying that the new methods aren't any good, just an observation I have had as of late..... To the OP, good luck I am sure you will find some good advice that will help.

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