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  1. PlayfulGod

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    How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery with ROM Manager


    Install ROM Manager from the market and open it up.


    • Press Flash ClockworkMod Recovery

    • Pick LG Optimus C LW690 and Optimus M MS690

    • Wait till it finishes downloading

    • Repeat steps from picking LG Optimus C again

    • Enjoy

    Changelog


    • 9/1/12011 - Rebuilt recovery to fix USB Mass Storage in recovery.

    Link

    CWM for the Optimus M MS690 and Optimus C LW690.
     

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    Ok. So my question is, why would we need to do this? I have the getitnowmarketing recovery installed on mine and my wife's phone and it is working great. What would be the benefit of flashing CWM recovery? There's that old adage of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    No one is saying you have too. I've never used GINM's recovery so I can't say anything good nor bad about it except it doesnt work with ROM Manager ;)
     
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    Thank you. So, can you elaborate then, on what CWM recovery will do for me, if I were to flash it over my GINM recovery, especially in regards to flashing your gb rom?
     
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    I have the recovery.img linked on the CM7-OM page along with a link to the guide on my wiki on how to do this. ;)

    After that is the normal routine, dl copy to sdcard, wipe(s), install from sdcard, etc etc.
     
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    In your original post, you mention:

    you say to pick any of the recoveries. Shouldn't we pick one for our Optimus M? However, I didn't see it listed.

    Thanks
     
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    Read the instructions carefully.

    He is telling you to download any recovery with rom manager, then change the resulting files name, then change his special recovery file to the name of the file rom manager downloaded, thus tricking rom manager into thinking its flashing the file it downloaded...
     
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    Ah, I see now. :)
     
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    its not offical yet so it wont show in the list til it is. koush and I spoke about this the other day when he was merging the other recoveries I ported. Basically every phone in the Optimus line uses the same file (init.thunderc.rc) that koush has his stuff look for so they can be recognized and id'd. So as soon he, me, or someone figures out how to differentiate them, it will get officially built n merged.


    But back to the instructions. You pick one from the list n it downloads it. The you rename it adding .bak to it and renaming my recovery to the one you downloaded. then you press the flash CWM again n it will flash the recovery I did.
     
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    Well, all's well. I downloaded the recovery image, and ROM Manager. I followed the directions in the OP and was able to successfully flash the CWM recovery. I read in a post (either this thread, or a different one, I can't remember now) somewhere someone say that they have to get used to using the camera button. That is true. I pushed my menu button and got the clockwork logo. Thought I had done something wrong. Then I remembered that I had also read somewhere that you just have to push another button and it'll go back to your recovery menus. So I did it and that's precisely what happened. Yay!

    I don't know that I necessarily needed to do it. I think I just like playing with my phone too much. :D
     
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    kewl ;)
     
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    Nice this makes our phone complete thanks so much
     
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    my pleasure ;)
     
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    I flashed the dt a2sd script to your rom and its working
     
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    hmm, this is a first we have been warning and been told about all the horrors of using rom manager on this phone.
    Ya it was just a matter of time until it could be made to include the optimus M I for one had thought with M's EOL eminent no one would bother so thank you for it.
     
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    kewl. DT a2sd will get added to my builds eventually ;)
     
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    That would be great!
     
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    Ok, so I do have an issue with the CWM Recovery. Under the mounts and storage menu, I try to select mount USB storage, and I get the following error: E:Unable to open ums lunfile (No such file or directory)

    I can't connect usb storage while in recovery, to transfer my backups to my computer.
     
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    I get the same on the OC. Will look into fixing that.

    you can push files via adb while in recovery tho.

    FIXED, and new .img in place of old one.
     
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    Nice
     
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    so.. im trying to install the CWM recovery through ROM Manager.. now i know i can just flash this recovery through terminal.. but trying to follow this guide to make it work with RM. So i click on install recovery.. and i select a phone from the list... and it downloads.. and then asks for SU permissions.. and then it flashes the recovery.. i happened to select the recovery for teh LG Optimus V.. it then says Recovery Flashed Successfully... and shows that CWM v3.2.0.1 is now installed on my phone.. so i navigate to my sd card in Root Explorer.. and look int he clockworkmod>download folder.. and all i have there are to files with random letters and numbers ranging in size from 100k to 3.9mb.. but i have no download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries folder.. absolutely nothing.. so now i have to flash this recovery through terminal.. heh.. dont know if they updated RM or something or maybe im looking in the wrong place? i browsed my entire phone looking for the recovery it flashed.. cant find ti anywhere

    EDIT:
    ok.. so manually flashed this recovery through terminal.. it gets the ERROR: E: bad boot message.. im assuming that this recovery will not work with the ext partition? joneidys didnt work with the ext partition and gave same error.. also the button mapping is jacked up.. vol up and down and the camera button to select stuff.. the vol up and down is normal.. but the camera button isnt exactly user friendly.. anybody tried to backup their EXT yet? or flash with this to see if it will wipe the EXT?

    going back to GNM recovery for now..
     
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    You're just use the buttons on the other recovery ;) You wanna see jacked up, work with a tablet lol. I have no problems with how the buttons work. And yes it should work fine for sd-ext.

    The reason for the E:bad boot message error is due to a LG process that rebooted the stock recovery automatically thats not in the custom recoveries, has nothing to do with sd-ext.

    And the exact path is clockwork/download/download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries

    If you downloaded the OV's recovery its named: recovery-clockwork-3.2.0.1-thunderc.img. And you would want to rename it to recovery-clockwork-3.2.0.1-thunderc.img.bak, then rename mine to that exactly.

    Been installed tested and proven to work great. Only bug found was the usb mass storage from recovery and I fixed n rebuilt it lastnight ;)
     
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    Well I used this method last night, no problem. Used it today with the new recovery and brick. So I de-brick, restore service, try again, bricked again. I am in the process of de-bricking/restoring service/re-rooting again. Only thing I can think is my download of the new recovery is bad. ffs, all I was trying to do was get rom manager to work and flash my backup, lol.
     
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    backups made with CWM or the other recovery? Its been said CWM wont flash the backups made with the other recovery, but I dont know this for a fact.

    It bricked the phone completely? I goofed installing the new img myself last night and all it did was bust the recovery. I pulled the battery and powered er up like normal and she booted into the OS fine. Went back in the file manager and fixed my typo's and flashed it again n bingo.

    Another app that can be used to install the recovery is Flash Image GUI from the market, it cost $.99 tho.
     
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    yeah.. as i was saying.. after downloading and installimg a recovery through rom manager.. i have no clockworkmod/download/download.clockworkmod.com/recovery folder.. my folder tree in /clockworkmod goes as far as download.. wierd.. but thats how it is.. ill uninstall and delete the folder and try again lol.. and it wont restore old backups eh.. thats cool.. i can restore stock and flash cwm and make a new.backup.. lol
     
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