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    Hi

    I'm trying to flash amon ra recovery image. Spelling is correct, location is correct. Research on the web indicates flash_image command is missing or something. ll instructions on this assumes we are all using adb and experts at it. I'm not, on both counts. Is there a way to push the file "flash_image.zip" to the right folder via terminal emulator on the phone instead of adb? And if so, to which directory and what are the command lines?

    p.s Using Rom Manger to flash doesn't work, just says the recovery image is not found. Just to reiterate, spelling has been checked a million times, location is correct (on SDcard)

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    You need either the following:

    1) Rooted AND s-off. Then you have to fastboot flash the image (see the adb and fastboot FAQ in my signature (Follow the red link)

    2) Re-run unrevoked and choose the alternative recovery before connecting your device....

    ... You will need to clear data on superuser after re-running unrevoked and will also need to have a rooted stock rom most likely in order for unrevoked to get that far.


    You cannot flash recovery from recovery.
    You cannot push anything anywhere from terminal.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks SUroot

    It does give me a bit of direction, but, (and you are gona hurt yourself laughing at this) what is this "unrevoked" thing you mention?
     
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    Thats the current method for rooting HTC Desire (GSM) devices. It replaced old methods a long time back. I assume you are rooted?
     
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    I am rooted yes. And so is my phone. Been running a Leedroid gingerbread build, not liking it. My main problem is that I need to partition my SD card, memory issues are driving me batssh*t. and for that I need amon ra recovery image, as Rom manger causes lock up when partitioning due to it not playing well with Clockworkmod 2.5.0.7. or some such issue. . I tried downloading other versions through rom manager, but they won't download.
     
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    please read the guides here as they will give you some insight.

    use gparted to partition your card

    how did you root your device?
     
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    I honestly can't remember, but maybe a good idea to reroot using unrevoked?

    gparted looks scary, but I'll look into it.
     
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    and DO NOT use ROM MANAGER
     
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    Thanks, I'll avoid it. Any specific reasons for not using it?
     
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    read the sticky about rom manager

    the reason i asked about how you rooted is that in the early days you used rom manager to boot to fake flash of cwm 2.5.0.7 but this was made redundant nearly a year ago with unrevoked 3.21 and as such now the recovery is hard flashed

    simple test is to boot to bootloader (voldown+power) select recovery and see if it boots to cwm. if it does then you must have used unrevoked to flash the recovery.
    gparted is very simple to use
     
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    kay, it does boor to CWM.

    When trying to flash custom recovery (amon ra) through unrevoked it still flashes the cwm recovery.
     
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    amonRA 2.0.1 is good but limited, i was using it for ages however i would stay on cwm 2.5.0.7 and use gparted
    the reason for this is because while amonRA does have built in partitioning it does not align the partitions so you get quite a large degradation in speed and performance on the card

    if you are set on using AmonRA then you will need to use unrevoked 3.21 (3.32 is flakey) choose custom recovery before plugging in the device

    another thing to note is you cannot restore cwm backups with amonRA as you will end up with usb brick which will only be reversed with a massive pain in the ass
     
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    ahh, good to know. Seems each image has its loyal followers, but never knew about the alignment issue. So its gparted for me, but I 'm not runnign linux and won't be. Any idea where to find a good guide for this?
     
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    yep in our faq's :p

    im an amonRA user however its due to choice and its good as ive been able to help alot of people that use it as an alternative to cwm 2.5.0.7
    however for terms of use they both pretty much do the same thing other than partitioning and for that i will ALWAYS advise on using gparted

    you can make a bootable cd or usb or use vmware player and attach your phone from host as a drive.
    you do not need linux
     
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    Are you sure about it not aligning partitions?
    This is a recent post describing the full process of partitioning the card: How to partition SD card.

    Link edited.
     
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    What link is that? Desire standby
     
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    Sorry, link edited above.
     
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    thats refering to a later version of amonRA which isnt available on the desire
    when i partitioned with AmonRA 2.0.1 things were still slow for transfer rates in recovery as it used an old version of sdparted to partition.

    when i did it again in gparted it went back to normal read/write speeds in recovery.

    i dont know if this is fixed in amonRA 2.2.1 mod by RMD as i now dont have an ext partition but from experience before it did not

    EDIT: it mentions no where in that thread about aligning partitions
     
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    Ah, I didn't know that Desire was not compatible. Pity.
    How about the 4EXRRecovery? This sounds promising.
     
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    its based on cwm 4 which is buggy. rmd is going to add it soon
     
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