Sep 16, 2012
dfw texas
So i rooted my nexus. I used the toolkit to do it. Every thing went good but now how do i get into cwm to make backups restore flash roms etc? Every timei hold volume and powerit goes to a screen showing an andriod with chest open but has a red warning triangle coming out of it. And thats where it stays. I left it like that for several minutes and no change. Also i down loaded cwm manager from playstore and i get the same results. Id really like to make a backup so i can flash a rom in. Help please?
for me, i had to go into Settings > Developer Options > Advanced Reboot checkbox.

and if you don't have Developer Options showing, go to About first. then tap on Build number 7 times (i think it's 7 times).

another thing i used to do was use ROM Manager to reboot into CWM. after installing this app, there's a selection from within the app.
There should be an option in the toolkit to make recovery stick.

Since this is your first time getting things all setup to flash, there is a file in your /system directory which writes stock recovery over custom recovery at boot.

If you use the toolkit again, flash CWM, then choose the option to make recovery stick and it will either delete that file or modify the name of the file by adding .bak to the end of the file name (not sure because I did this step manually; see below). This keeps your recovery intact.

You could also do this manually using a root file explorer, navigating to the system directory, give the directory read/write permissions and renaming the file. It is called

Add a .bak to the name. .bak means it is a backup file and thus will not be active until renamed properly.

Now you can reload CWM to your phone and it will stick.

Happy flashing!