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    I am currently trying to install the new sholes rom and I just figured out that I need to update my sprecovery to do this. I just don't remember how to update the sprecovery. I downloaded it from sholes.info. what do I do now to replace my old recovery.
     

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    Sorry I know its not my thread but maybe you can help me out messenger.

    On this step :
    export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/android/sdk/tools (Note: replace
     
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    Ok, so I have downloaded the updated recovery to my desktop. Is there a way for me to update the recovery just from my phone? If not what steps do I need to do. I am sorry for such a noob question. I never had to use adb shell when I rooted and installed 2.1 either. I am completely lost when it comes to the command prompts/adb.
     
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    Absolutely! You can just upload the 2 files to the root of your sdcard, open up a Terminal Emulator app, and go from there. Give me a few minutes, and I'll post the command statements. :)
     
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    What are the two files I need,I only downloaded the sprecovery0.99.2b file. What is the other file I need. Thanks for you help messenger13
     
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    First of all, this is for *rooted phones ONLY*.

    OK, you should have 2 files (flash_image, recovery-0.99.2b.img) on the root of your sdcard. You can unplug your DROID and do the rest "unplugged".

    - Open up Terminal Emulator (or a like app) on your DROID.

    Move the flash_image binary from the sdcard into /data/local:
    su
    # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    # dd if=/sdcard/flash_image of=/data/local/flash_image
    # chmod 755 /data/local/flash_image
    # rm /sdcard/flash_image


    Flash the image to the recovery partition:
    # /data/local/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.99.2b.img

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    (NOTE: You ONLY need to do these next steps of renaming files if you bought your Droid BEFORE 2.0.1 was out and you updated TO 2.0.1 at some point. If your Droid CAME with 2.0.1, you don’t need to do this step (the files won’t exist).)

    Now, if you want to keep this recovery image installed (which most of you do), you must follow a few extra steps, as Android normally generates and reflashes the recovery image based on the boot image every time you turn on the phone. To change this, run:

    # mount -o remount,rw /dev/null /system
    # mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.p.bak
    # mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak


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    # mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    # sync


    That's it. Just exit out of the Terminal Emulator (Menu key > Reset Term)
    And turn your phone OFF.
    Boot into Recovery Mode (Hold 'X' on the hardware keyboard, the press the power button until you see the Motorola logo, let go.)

    Now you should see an entirely different Recovery Console menu. At the top it should read:
    Android system recovery <2e>

    Patched by SirPsychoS (0.99.2b)


    From there, you can do nandroid backups, restores, ROM installations . . . all kinds of neato groovy things! :D


    Hope this helps. If it did, add to my reputation over there on the left! ;)
     
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    You need the flash_image file.
     
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    Thanks joe, I really do appreciate your help. Its good to have people like you on here to help out noobs like me.
     
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    Let me know if it works for ya.
     
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    I used droidroot helper to flash the sprecovery-0.15. now when I try to follow your steps it says I dont have certain recovery files
     
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    Did you start my instructions with those 2 files on the root of your sdcard?
     
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    yea well i wrote a script on my computer and put it in my root and ran all your instructions down the line

    edit: I am an idiot . . . my bad
     
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    I may have missed a line when I created the HowTo last night. :eek: Try it again if it failed last night. Should work now. :)
     
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    Holy jesus Joe, I leave for a few days and you are suddenly a guru.
     
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    it worked but now Im having problems with the sholes ROM :( . . .
     
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    What problems are you having?
     
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    Posting a few command line statements does not make one a "guru". :eek:
     
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    After I install everything, my phone reboots to the triangle over the phone, but stays there. I'm not sure if the img installed or what. When I boot the phone normally, it goes back to normal. I need a little help, please dont flame me, I'm a n00b to android too lol
     
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    At that point, hold the volume UP button, then press the camera button. That should put you into the original recovery console. Doesn't sound like it worked. It should read "Android system recovery <2e>", and then "Patched by SirPsychoS (0.99.2b)" at the top if it did.
     
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    Well your right it didn't work, but now when i got to back up the original recovery, from .p to .old it says the file is non existent. Put it acts like the other recovery image has installed right.....
     
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    third time is the charm, seems that the sholes.info rom is working decently for me now. think I will stay with it till 2.1 comes out. I love 2.1 launcher :D
     
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