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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 3ricG, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. 3ricG

    3ricG Well-Known Member
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    So I've decided to flash a new ROM on my phone, and get rid of stock. I found this guide to flash ClockworkMod recovery:

    Is this still the preferred way to flash CWM? Should I make a backup first; and if so, how? Thanks for the help!
     



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  2. superstretch

    superstretch Well-Known Member

    Most rooting methods I've seen flash CWM automatically.. I think revolutionary does
     
  3. 3ricG

    3ricG Well-Known Member
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    I used revolutionary when I rooted my phone. If it says "recovery" in the startup menu (hboot?), does it mean I have CWM?
    (The menu I'm talking about appears when you boot up your phone while holding vol. down)
     
  4. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    Sometimes revolutionary method doesn't flash cwm properly. Id download ROM manager and flash through it anyway.
     
  5. 3ricG

    3ricG Well-Known Member
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    Okay, so do I have to remove the revolutionary cwm?

    Also, when I do a nandroid backup, where will cwm put it?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  6. jones4725

    jones4725 Lurker

    I don't know if you'd remove it straight up or maybe flash the actual CWM Recovery instead? In my case, Scotty gave me a hand since I was still on stock but wanted the .5 update to fix the VM notifications. I put the stock Android recovery back on, took the OTA, and then put the CWM 5.0.2.1 Recovery.

    When I made a nandroid backup in CWM Recovery, it placed the backup onto my SD card at /clockworkmod/backup/year-month-date.hour.minute.second (i.e. /clockworkmod/backup/2011-12-01.01.23.45).

    Also along those lines, backups for Titanium went into /TitaniumBackup and backups from MyBackup Root went into /rerware/MyBackup

    Hope that helps!
     
  7. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    Yep. ROM manager will flash cwm over revolutionaries. Revolutionary uses cwm also. The benefit of flashing through ROM manager is it will give you the latest version and alert you when cwm gets updated.
     
  8. 3ricG

    3ricG Well-Known Member
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    ahhh, okay. I already used the revolutionary cwm; should I still flash from ROM manager? Also, if I do, will it erase my nandroid backups?
     
  9. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert


    I would. For reasons stated above. Your nandroids should be safe. If your currently using cwm.
     

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