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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jdbrumsey, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. jdbrumsey

    jdbrumsey Lurker
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    Noob Question.

    I'm new to android and this is my first time rooting a phone...I successfully unlocked bootloader and flashed TWRP using flashboot. When i try to boot recovery it just boots the phone like normal. I tried then reflashing recovery with TWRP and same result...then CWM. Still will not boot into recovery. I want to flash SU however i'm not able to get into recovery to do it. What am I missing?
     



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  2. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    when you installed recovery from fastboot, did you use adb? did you get any errors?
     
  3. jdbrumsey

    jdbrumsey Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I did not use adb... I did not get errors. Should I have used adb?
     
  4. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    how did you flash recovery in fastboot?
     
  5. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    it may be some work, but look at the second sticky.
     
  6. jlear3

    jlear3 Member

    add cwm-4.0.4-shooter.img (the recovery) to the same folder as adb.exe

    open command, cd C:\ your adb file

    Mine is C:\root evo

    boot your phone to bootloader (vol down + power) vol down to fastboot, power to select

    plug in your phone to pc via usb.. phone should now read fastboot usb

    in cmd.exe type fastboot device should say something like HT1xxxxxxxxx fastboot

    Now type fastboot flash recovery cwm-4.0.1.1-shooter.img into cmd

    should say
    "sending 'recovery' (4832 KB)...
    OKAY [ 1.162s]
    writing 'recovery'...
    OKAY [ 10.191s]
    finished. total time: 11.354s"

    follow above post, much more detailed than mine :)
     
  7. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    now, if you dont have sdk installed and are installing it for the first time, adb will be in the platform tools folder and fastboot command will be inh the tools folder.
    Here is what i did. I installed android sdk to the root of my c drive. i renamed android sdk to android. I merged platform tools and tools folder.

    when i do this,
    c:\users\myname> cd c:\android\tools
    c:\android\tools>

    now i am in the directory of adb and fastboot commands.

    you need to look for yourself where all is located depending on the version of sdk you have
     
  8. jdbrumsey

    jdbrumsey Lurker
    Thread Starter

    ^^I did exactly that. I guess I didn't understand that that was using adb. I had the feedback messages come back with OK also. Seemed successful, however when I select recovery in bootloader it just boots the phone.
     
  9. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    turn off fastboot under power settings. power off phone, pull battery for 60 seconds. power on phone to bootloader using volume down and power, then try again to boot into recovery
     
  10. jdbrumsey

    jdbrumsey Lurker
    Thread Starter

    ^no luck.

    What it's doing is showing the HTC splash screen momentarily like it would go into recovery and then the screen goes black then the splash screen again followed by normal boot. It's almost like it's trying to load recovery, failing, and then booting .
     
  11. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    did you verify the checksum of your files? aslo did you try different versions of cwm? you may have downloaded bad files

    try this one:
    http://downloads.unrevoked.com/recoveries/cwm-4.0.1.4-shooter.img

    md5 : 296b356378f70d963081ad07a1507ff0
     
  12. jdbrumsey

    jdbrumsey Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Can I just keep flashing over top of the previous one? Or do I have to delete the old one somehow?
     
  13. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

  14. jdbrumsey

    jdbrumsey Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Redoing it with cwm-4.0.1.4-shooter.img worked

    4.0.1.5 wouldn't for some reason...didn't do the check sum...it's working now so that's good enough for me.

    Thanks everyone for your help.
     
  15. DonB

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    Do a Nandroid now, and then once done, download Rom Manager, and then flash the recovery again, that will give you the latest, it should work and you should be up to date.


     
  16. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    Need to make a mental note, cwm 2.4 for htc root method
     

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