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    Hello,

    I have just started on my first attempt to install a custom ROM. I was planning to install Cyanogen Mod 7. I have now reached the radio flash step, and I had some questions before I moved onto this part.

    The guides that I am using:

    Cyanogen Install
    wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/HTC_Desire_(GSM):_Full_Update_Guide
    forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=957344

    the first link leads to this Radio Flashing Guide:
    wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/HTC_Desire_(GSM):_FAQ

    My phone details:
    I assume I have GSM, I am living The Netherlands and I have a sim card.
    BRAVO PVT3 SHIP S-OFF
    HBOOT-6.93.1002
    RADIO-5.11.05.27

    What I have already done:
    - Rooted with Unrevoked - no problems, have ninja
    - Ran ROM Manager -before reading the sticky... it flashed or updated ClockWork Recovery but could not backup... then I read sticky and uninstalled...
    - Ran Revolutionary S-OFF, no problem, said Yes to update ClockWork Recovery
    - backup from Revolutionary CWM v4.0.1.4
    - Downloaded latest stable CM7 (7.0.3)for GSM Desire (checked md5)
    - Downloaded latest radio bravo.radio-5.17.05.23-signed (checked md5)


    Where I am stuck or overly cautious!!!

    from the Radio guide (link above)

    "ClockworkMod Recovery process
    NOTE: Only works on ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.0.7 or older.
    Method via Recovery"

    However, since updating from the Revolutionary S-Off program, the version number for the backup/recovery appears to be "Revolutionary CWM v4.0.1.4".

    My question (finally...): Does this version number refer to the same CWM Recovery, and does that mean I cannot flash my radio safely using this method? and if not, what should I do now?

    Thanks in advance for your replies!
     

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    Sorry had to remove the http bit from the links so I could post!
     
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    You dont need to flash a radio if you came from Froyo. Read the rooting FAQ here.

    Also, you should fastboot flash cwm 2.5.0.7 as its much more stable than any version newer than that (its the last official build)
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply, I did come from Froyo (2.2), so that is a relief that I don't need to flash radio.

    I will read up how to fastboot flash CWM... it came with other things before...
     
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    Have a read of the fastboot faq in my signature.
     
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    I have read the ADB and Fastboot... I have picked up Android Flasher from your links... however the ClockworkMod 2.5.0.7 link needs a username/password to download?... Is there another reliable place to download this?
     
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    Answered myself
     
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    Read the last few posts if the toolbox thread in signature for the username and password.
     
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    yep its the page before last now
     
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    Okay... stupid question now... does the CWM.img file need to be in the SD root?... or just on the PC... I seemed to remember reading that it needed to be on the SD root directory... but I can't find that now, and I have read so many things in the last hour or two!!!
     
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    It needs to be wherever you want to it be on the pc. If the image is called CWM.img and is on the root of C: your command would be

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    1. fastboot flash recovery c:\CWM.img
     
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    Thanks heaps for your help!!... I am moving forward again!
     
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