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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eager27, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. eager27

    eager27 Member
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    Sorry about the odd title - I realise that the terminology is incorrect now ...

    I installed CWM recovery before I realised this it would prevent OTA updates on my N7.

    So I have followed instructions to install Stock recovery 4.1.1 and this went smoothly.

    However, now I have reentered ROM manager and it still says I have CWM recovery, and that my ROM is not set to receive OTA updates.

    How do I get back to being able to receive these updates, or it ROM manager not being truthful?

    Cheers!
     



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  2. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER CHANGED FROM AF ADDICT MIKESTONY

    Because you flashed a custom recovery (CWM), you will not be able to get OTAs. In order to get them you have to be on the stock recovery.
     
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  3. eager27

    eager27 Member
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    Which is what I've tried to do by re-flashing the 4.1.1 recovery following this guide... but ROM manager is saying I am still on CWM.

    How can I find out which recovery I am actually on?
     
  4. eager27

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    More information ... If I try to reboot into CWM recovery through ROM manager, I just get the android with his belly door open and a red triangle with an exclamation mark. I can get the tablet to reboot by holding down the power button.

    I guess this means I dont have CWM flashed at all anymore. I wonder why ROM manager is saying that I do?
     
  5. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER CHANGED FROM AF ADDICT MIKESTONY

    Instead of using ROM manager to boot into recovery, boot into recovery by powering down the tablet, and holding all three buttons down at the same time (volume + and -, and power button)
     
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  6. eager27

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    ok - when I do that, I get to the bootloader screen, I use the up and down buttons to navigate to recovery mode, hit enter (power button). The screen goes to black with white 'google' (and the unlocked symbol underneath), but does nothing else, other than getting a bit hot.

    Any ideas?
     
  7. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER CHANGED FROM AF ADDICT MIKESTONY

    Yeah, thats what happened to me too (except no unlocked symbol, as I am still locked bootloader. I am still stock recovery as well, so maybe that means you are back to stock recovery as well? Sorry I am by no means a super expert. I am at about the limit of my knowledge. :p
     
  8. Atma

    Atma Extreme Android User

    Try installing the Quick Boot app and then going to recovery. Although, if you are not rooted it won't work.

    Also, unless you have a mac, in the future I would recommend using the Nexus Root Kit and following the link for the guide at the bottom of the OP.

    Also also, If you are using CWM, you can still get updates, just not OTA. Very soon after an update, someone will come out with a zip that you can flash in CWM or TWRP recovery. You just need to use OTA Rootkeeper as described in the Root Kit guide.

    Also also also, check out GooManager. If you ever want a custom recovery again, use GooManager to install TWRP. It is great!
     
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  9. eager27

    eager27 Member
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    Thanks I'll give those a try. I am rooted and I am on a mac!
     
  10. eager27

    eager27 Member
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    Ok - I tried the quick boot. It opened the android with a red triangle and exclamation mark. I guess I have no recovery :(

    Is this fixable?
     
  11. eager27

    eager27 Member
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    I've just been told this is the stock recovery that I am seeing. Phew.
     
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