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  1. davoid

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    Hi, I want to s-off my Desire, but I've read that I would need to reflash my recovery with a copy of recovery-clockwork-2.5.0.7-bravo.img and the problem is that I can't find a copy anywhere with a corresponding md5 checksum to verifiy its non-corrupt state.

    Can anyone point me at a copy with the relevant md5 checksum?

    Thanking you in advance :)
     

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    I haven't got an Md5 but my source is good. I Download it often.

    Alpharev won't replace your recovery unless you choose to install theirs
     
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    That's assurance enough for me. could you point me to the source you use, please?

    Or is it possible to use unrEVOked to reflash recovery after running Alpharev's s-off?

    (Oh, and could you calculate a hash checksum of the file you possess yourself, so that other users like myself could confirm we have the same non-corrupted file that you yourself use? I honestly think this would be worth including in your s-off FAQ/guide)
     
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    if you are s-off you can use android flasher to flash recovery.
     
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    Ok. But don't you still need a copy of the recovery image:
    recovery-clockwork-2.5.0.7-bravo.img?
     
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    Only if something goes wrong.

    When the alpharev tool asks whether to install their recovery, just say no. Then your original recovery will not be replaced, and you don't need to do anything with it.
     
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    The recovery is linked in our toolbox thread in both Hadron and my own signatures
     
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    Thanks. This is the information I needed!

    But, if something goes wrong, where can we find a good copy of recovery-clockwork-2.5.0.7-bravo.img? I can't find a link to one anywhere.

    The only link I can find to an image with a checksum is to the newer 3.0.0.5 here and we have been advised that 2.5.0.7 is the best version.
     
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    Dan already pointed out that unless you decide to use the Alpharev recovery(this is optional), it won't replace your current recovery.
     
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    Thank you. My search never found that because the .img file has a different name to the other copy referred to.
     
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    I know. But before I had that explained for me, I had been on a quest to find the elusive recovery image that was referred to as being necessary on xda, and, well, I like loose ends to be tied up. I had not found the Alpharev recovery option explained explicitly anywhere until I asked, and so maybe this should be mentioned in the s-off guide?

    I feel I have found all I was seeking, thanks to this forum, and so I am happy for now (until my next anxiety attack ;)).
     
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    In the nandroid there are backups including recovery. Has anybody tried flashing them from fastboot?
     
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    I dont think that recovery.img is a proper recovery.img as recovry is running so it cant take a backup of itself in this state.
     
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    I just wanted to thank everyone that has offered advice so far on this forum.

    I have successfully turned my Desire S-OFF!

    I will say one more thing though. As I was flashing the phone, I suddenly wished I had used my laptop, so that the process would have been backed up by the laptop's battery had the mains power chosen that moment to fail. I spent a good few minutes thinking "please don't have a power cut! I promise I will use my laptop next time!"

    All was well, but I will always use my laptop in future for flashing, just because of the backup power from the battery.
     
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    Absolutely. Unless you own a UPS ;)
     
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    I guess you must be right. I did a small experiment. Did md5 checks on the recovery.img files in your downloads and my nandroid for 2.5.0.7. Both file sizes and md5 are different.
     
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    Dont use clockwork mod, most roms are specifying that amonRA is used.
    because there has been load of problems with using clockworkmod.

    A recovery that I would use is RMD recovery
    [RECOVERY]RMD Recovery v1.0.3.4 | EXT2/3/4+BTRFS | UP TO 3-ext | USB BRICK FIX - xda-developers

    its based on amonRA 2.0.1 but with extra features.
    Ability to flash img files from recovery.

    Below are some of the features
    Usb brick fix from menu - you must have S-OFF
    Flash images(hboot, recovery, radio and etc) from sd-card - you must have S-OFF
    Themes support
    Ability to control recovery by volume buttons+power button or by track-pad
    Fixed OTA Support some SD-cards(Package not found error)
    Show's ROM that you use
    Show's Ext partition file system
    Full support of btrfs
    You can convert your fs to btrfs from menu
    All fs conversions without data loss
    Allow you to flash old zips
    Adds ROM name to backup name in nandroid backup
    Toggle signature verification as checkbox
    Customizable backup as checkboxes
    Extended reboot menu
    Fixed all wipes menus, and partition mounts
    Compiled by my kernel with btrfs support, and without unneeded modules and drivers

    Its gettig good reviews over on xda.

    And you can change the themes ans stuff.

    Files attahced are recovery.zip unpack and flash usig android flasher

    RMD.zip unpack and place the whole file on to your sdcard, this is a theme that im using, this can be tweeked to your liking
     

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    only later ones. 2.5.7 is very stable, which is why it is recommended here.
     
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    Which roms are those, as I've not seen any thus far that specify one must use AmonRa?

    Maybe a bit of a sweeping statement?
     
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    if you look at th clockwork mod thread on xda theres still problems with backups being corrupted, the rason why most developers are recommending amonRA.

    amonRA is better and even better still is the one linked above.

    Ability to flash recoveries and hboots etc from the recovery, fixing usb bricks etc :)
     
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    actually 2.5.0.7 is recommended as is amonRA 2.0.1
    anything later from clockwork mod is not good but 2.5.0.7 is fine

    also i use that recovery you use. its only available with s-off, incompatible with CWM backups so if he wants to restore something old hell need to flash back to cwm and on top of that its not based on 2.0.1 its 2.2.1 source

    i like this recovery but it has its issues like freezing on new flash which requires you to wipe system and wipe cache. if you are coming from cwm then you cannot restore your rom and have to start from fresh.

    so for now while i like it i dont recommend it as its still beta and has issues to be ironed out.
    i can only recommend stuff that is solid and stable which is cwm 2.5.0.7 and amonRA 2.0.1

    also you should link to the xda post and not the zips
     
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    Cwm 2.5.0.7 is still my favourite.

    Also, wouldn't want to flash hboot from recovery. I can do if I want on cwm as someone made them flashable but I don't agree with that.

    Anyway it is subjective so to just come out and tell someone they shouldn't use a stable, proven recovery is a bad call
     
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