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Root Amon Ra Style Recovery for Supersonic (Restores both Amon RA and CW backups!!!)

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  1. frenchy714

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    Looks like another recovery has made it's way to the Evo. Most importantly it's backwards compatible and restores both Amon RA and CW nand backups!!! Here are the specs:

    Recovery Features:

    ADB as root user

    USB-MS Toggle :mounts sdcard as mass storage

    Backup/Restore:
    Nand Backup : Select Items to backup with the [X]
    Nand Restore : browse to and select nandroid backup to restore
    Nand Restore Clockwork : browse to and restore cwm backup

    Flash Zip From Sdcard: Update.zip must be in root of sdcard or you can directory browse.
    Toggle Signature Verify : Turn of signature checking on flashing zips

    Wipe Menu:
    Wipe data/factory reset: wipes all
    Wipe cache
    Wipe Dalvik cache : Wipes Dalvik cache in all possible locations if moved by apps2sd
    Wipe SD:ext : Wipes Apps2sd ext partition
    Wipe Battery Stats
    Wipe rotate settings
    Wipe data only
    Wipe system
    Wipe sdcard
    Wipe .android secure : Wipes froyo native .android_secure on sdcard

    Partition Sdcard:
    Partition SD: Partition's sdcard for apps2sd (this formats card so all non backed-up data is lost)
    Repair Sd:ext
    SD:ext2 to ext3 : coverts apps2sd ext2 partition to ext3
    SD:ext3 to ext4 : same as above but ext3 to ext4 (

    Mounts:
    Gui mounts to avoid typing in terminal to mount and cd into a dir to mount system, data, cache, sd-ext (if exists), sdcard

    Other:
    Fix Permissions
    Move recovery log to SD
    Key Test : Output keycodes for debugging recovery
    Check Battery Lvl

    Developer menu:
    Make and flash boot from zimage : This makes a mkboot folder on sdcard and mounts sdcard as mass storage then you copy a zImage and kernel modules into this folder and it will create a new boot like anykernel and flash it.

    Install su & superuser: Installs or fixes su & superuser install (removes old if exists)
    Install eng (unguarded) su: Installs engineering su that doesn't use superuser (removes old su & superuser if exists)
    Reboot to bootloader: reboots to bootloader/hboot
    Reboot recovery : reboots phone back into recovery

    I have included flash_eraseall binary to recovery which can be used to fix/erase corrupted partitions that will not mount correctly to nandroid restore to.
    Useage from adb shell is : flash_eraseall /dev/mtd/mtd4 (where mtd4 is the number of the partition from "adb shell cat /proc/mtd" you want to erase)

    Trouble Shooting:
    Use option under Other menu to move recovery log to sd. Mount your sdcard to pc and read that file called recovery.log. It should have detailed cause of error.

    If you would like to see the thread over at XDA and download, go here.

    If you like the Dev's work, the best compliment is a donation.
     

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    pretty cool. if you have any clockwork mod nands, it will work in this new recovery. another cool thing is that the capacitive keys works in this recovery as well.
     
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    This may actually may make me switch recoveries.... Yeah right, LOL.

    I've been thinking a lot more lately about switching recoveries. All of my nands are cwm tho, so this is great.
     
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    sorta kinda interested, but don't know what half of that stuff is.

    Just know I'll hit the wrong button and turn my phone into a brick...... :p
     
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    It would be really something if a Dev can create a recovery that can restore Clockwork and Amon RA backups.....
     
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    Normally I'm all about trying out new things, but with recoveries, they're so vital that I just can't justify anything other than Amon RA 2.3.
     
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    This is pretty cool, but am I understanding correctly? This will restore CM backups, but will not restore Amon recoveries?
     
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    Yes you are correct.
     
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    Got it, Thanks!:)
     
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    Cool cool cool. More options = good thing in my books (who even has books anymore).

    I probably won't try this though, with all my nands done with amon ra ('cept that first one... where'd it go?!?).
     
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    Looks very similar to Ra, whats the upside?
     
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    There really isn't one if you use Amon RA BUT, for all the CW users out there, their nand backups are compatible w/ this recovery.

    I believe this is a HUGE step in the right direction and it's only a matter of time before we possibly see a universal recovery that is compatible w/ both Amon RA and CW.
     
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    I agree with you I use amra like a boot manager constantly restoring to a different nand and customizing a rom then rebacking up and flashing back to a daily. Never had a problem so..........
     
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    This recovery will restore both amon ra and clockwork

    Yes it will restore both

    Incorrect:p

    It will restore older amon ra backups

    It is compatible with both;)

    It also supports edify and amend scripting:D

    xda-developers - View Single Post - Amon Ra Style Recovery for Supersonic


    It restores both amon ra and clockwork

    xda-developers - View Single Post - Amon Ra Style Recovery for Supersonic
     
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    Thanks for the correction Andy, I should have stayed on the XDA thread. So the future is here then??? :p
     
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    This is a bigger deal than I thought!

    I will absolutely be flashing this soon. :D
     
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    Damn it, i'm jealous now:mad: guess it is back to playing with my evo:D
     
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    Will be flashing this tonight then.

    Thanks for the correction

    EDIT: Looks like theres some confusion over on XDA about how to flash this. Anyone got it working yet?
     
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    Just read about a new Amon Ra-based recovery with some added cool features:

    New Amon Ra-style recovery released for rooted HTC EVO 4Gs

    Features include:


    • Restore Nandroid backups made with ClockworkMod or Amon Ra
    • Both types of scripting are supported (Edify and Amend)
    • ADB as a root user
    • Dalvik cache cleaner will find it even if it's been moved
    • Ability to partition SD card to EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4
    • Repair SD card (anyone have a report on this working or not?)
    • Capacitive buttons work (although you still select with power button)
    • Developer menu with options to backup kernel, install superuser, engineering superuser

    Was wondering if anyone has seen this post or tried it out?? Looks cool!
     
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    I merged the thread you started w/ this one to keep the forum nice and tidy.
     
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    It works great, love the new recovery:D

    Download from Free File Hosting Made Simple - MediaFire


    Then put the zip on the root of your sdcard and make sure you rename it to PC36IMG.zip

    Then boot to the bootloader screen, your phone should ask if you want to update, press volume up, then it will ask if you want to reboot, press volume down. Then highlight recovery and press power button and there's your new recovery:D
     
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    Just fyi, the back button on your phone will work;):) This is different from amon ra v2.3 where you would use the power button sometimes to back out of things;)
     
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    None of the capacitive buttons work with cwm recovery. On the Hero the back button worked, I loved that, but it was a physical button on that phone.
     
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