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[Merit] [NEW] System Recovery Utility, TouchNav v.1.3 [RECOVERY SYSTEM]

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stayboogy, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    System Recovery Utility

    TouchNav v1.3

    (both ext3 and fat/fat32 editions available)

    (works on the ZTE Avail Z990 as well)

    This has been totally reworked from source to provide you with the best, simplest, and most efficient system recovery utility you will ever need!

    TouchNav v.1.3 (ext3)

    TouchNav v1.3 update (ext3)

    TouchNav v1.3 (fat/fat32)

    TouchNav v1.3 update (fat/fat32)



    no more navigating redundant menus

    perform all your most common tasks directly from the main menu--wipe userdata, wipe /cache and now wipe-dalvik cache

    signature and assert verification off by default with no toggle--install signed and unsigned zips without any hassle

    recovery reboot, device reboot, and power off from the main menu

    install a zip directly from the main menu regardless of its name

    all mounting and formatting options still intact--with usb mounting

    adb access in recovery

    with all new on-screen, touch style navigation to save your hardware buttons--buttons still function as well

    with functional toggle display after 3 menu wraps with the ability to select items by touch and menu key

    A totally new and efficient recovery menu and function design for every user!!!
    Don't you think it's time for a change???


    permanently flash from stock recovery by renaming .zip to "update.zip"
    permanently flash from cwm recovery as is
    flash using terminal / adb method


    (for the on-screen touch)

    SteamMod Recovery




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  2. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Android Expert

    Nicely done Stayboogy!
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  3. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    there are some minor issues with this build

    that's why it's a BETA

    working on other builds at the moment so i'll come back to this when i can
  4. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    totally new build up with links

    all bugs fixed

    all things functional

    totally redone

    not your usual cwm recovery
  5. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    updated again
  6. zajchik

    zajchik Member

    stayboogy, how to install TouchNav v1.3. As instal zip from sd card?
    What is the update file - for stock recovery or?
  7. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    you install it just like any other recovery

    by flashing the img
    by installing the zip in cwm
    by renaming the zip to update.zip and install in stock recovery

    all that is explained in the first post
  8. Senew

    Senew Lurker

    Using this...

    TouchNav v1.3 update (fat/fat32)

    First attempt using it to create a backup.

    Could not mount sd-ext. sd-ext backup may not be supported on this device. Skipping backup of sd-ext.
    Generating md5 sum...
    Backup complete!

    Suggestions? [The reason I'm asking for suggestions is because I am quite sure this is user error. Any assistance provided to point me in the right direction is greatly appreciated.]
  9. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    i'm not sure what has caused your issue. is your sd-ext partition formatted fat or fat32? if not, then that is your issue. you need to make sure that you use the version that matches your sd-ext partition format--whether fat or fat32 (vfat version) or ext3 or ext 4 (ext version).

    if you are using the correct version then i don't know...

    sd-ext backup is supported. as a matter of fact, none of that code changed at all so this would be an error that is cwmr related and not confined to just my build.

    i really have no idea what to tell you.

    see if your sd-ext will mount in the mounts and format menu
  10. redfield88

    redfield88 Well-Known Member

    I'd really like to see the wipe battery stats added to the menu. I know I cn simply delete the bin file myself but.. I've always liked being able to do it from recovery. Besides that, awesome recovery.

    Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Tapatalk 2
  11. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    thanks, and i'm glad you like it.

    but i probably won't add that feature back. my personal preference is that less is more.

    i wanted all the most important tools to be accessible from the main menu--which wiping battery stats can still be done that way too if i just coded it in--but i also wanted to remove all the things that i felt were virtually useless, and that was one of them, and so was assert and signature verification toggling.
  12. out of ideas

    out of ideas Android Enthusiast

    are they set off or on by default in this build?
  13. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    read first post...

    off, toggle removed
  14. redfield88

    redfield88 Well-Known Member

    I follow the KISS philosophy when I am developing as well. However, Wiping battery stats is a common task that everyone "should" do when they are done flashing new roms. It keeps the battery calibrated.

    Perhaps making it a hidden function would suite your taste more. IE: Auto-deleting the batterstats.bin file when you wipe data / cache, or better yet have it wipe the batterystats.bin file when a "restore" nandroid task is complete. That way it's not in the menu, but it still wipes the battery stats. Just a simple suggestion.
  15. tjarvis

    tjarvis Newbie

    alright, since I went in and manually formatted /boot, /system, /data, /cache, etc I now have a lovely brick. This phone is a POS...any ideas on a fix. I've currently tried staybooger's rom+kernel+recovery zip and it just hangs on splash. WTF did I do to this thing?
  16. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    not to be a dick, but,

    that's exactly what you get when you format stuff for no reason,


    when you format stuff without then installing something else in its place.

    i'll pm you a link to a nandroid and you can restore it using recovery. that is if you can still boot into recovery. if you can't get recovery to load, then most likely you're screwed.

  17. Stayboogy cant he flash a recovery using adb shell? Im still kind of a rookie but its worked for me in the past.
  18. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    yeah, if you can boot into the system.

    which he obviously can't do
  19. tjarvis

    tjarvis Newbie

    Yeah this phone has been a thorn in my side. I'm trying to unf*#$ a friends phone. I'm not a noob to android, just this phone. I used to develop for the rezound on xda before I got my gnex, but this phone is a pita! Every other phone I've fixed took a good wiping like a champ. Thanks for any help. I can boot to recovery, just nothing past the splash...I'll be looking for the pm :). I figure if all else fails I'll just buy her a nexus s on ebay and all will be well. (besides my wallet)
  20. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    no, the phone is fine

    improper use has cause your problems. you don't format anything unless you are going to install something afterwards. this is just plain common sense.

    can you boot into recovery or not?
  21. tjarvis

    tjarvis Newbie

    Yeah I can get into recovery on it
  22. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    restore either of these nandroids using the recovery.




    unrar them and put in a folder structure like so on your sdcard

    -folder named "clockworkmod"
    --folder named "backup"
    ---folder named "merit.stock.rooted" or "merit.rooted.deodexed"
    ----7 backup files

    restore using the "recovery options" in this recovery

    if this doesn't work then you've done more than formatted your partitions
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  23. tjarvis

    tjarvis Newbie

    Gracias, I will give it a whirl. If that doesn't work I'm tossing it in the yard and unloading my glock on it ;) so it's kind of a win either way
  24. stayboogy

    stayboogy Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    i like unloading mine on things too.

    you ought to see this old busted computer i have lol

    bullet holes for days
  25. tjarvis

    tjarvis Newbie

    if i shoot it i'll youtube it :)

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