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Root Upgrading to Cyanogen 7.0

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by maplewood, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. maplewood

    maplewood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Okay, I'm the village idiot. I'm fine with that.

    I've got Rom Manager (free version).
    I've downloaded the Cyan 7.0 and the Google Zip to the root of the SD card.
    I select "Reboot into Recovery" from the ROM Manager menu.

    From what I can read something should happen but the only thing that does is that I boot in the HBOOT/FASTBOOK screen (whatever that is called) and that's where it stays -- forever.

    S-Off does appear at the top of this screen.
    Selecting "Recovery" merely takes me the "FASTBOOT" version of the screen.
    REBOOTING from "FASTBOOT" just reboots into the normal Droid home screen.

    What am I missing?

    (And do I need to update the radio? It shows as 2.15.00.07.20)
     

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  2. DPDAndroid

    DPDAndroid Member

    You can install the ROM straight from ROM manager.......
     
  3. maplewood

    maplewood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes, so I would think. But as noted in my original posting, nothing happens other than being taken to the boot screen.
     
  4. DPDAndroid

    DPDAndroid Member

    What version of Clockwork Recovery are you using? It will not work through ROM manager with 3.0.0.5 You need to downgrade to 2.5.1.2
     
  5. scottysize

    scottysize Newbie

    How do you downgrade? I have not been able to. 3.0.0.5 doesn't work on my phone at all!
     
  6. DPDAndroid

    DPDAndroid Member

    In ROM Manager, last option on the bottom is "All Clockwork Mod Recoveries" When you press it it give you the option to flash a alternate recovery. You want 2.5.1.2
     
  7. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    You have it backwards. Cyanogenmod nightly 35 and onward, to include RC1, requires the new CW 3.x. Older nightly builds will allow you to use 2.x though.
     
  8. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Don't sweat the radio yet. So you're sitting in recovery now, right? (doing this from memory) It's the white screen and then you arrow down to the second option (recovery?) and then hit the power button. That will take you to the orange recovery screen. So far so good?
     
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  9. JohnKuczek

    JohnKuczek Member

    I flashed 40 this morning and I am running CWM 2.5.x.x.

    Cyanogen does not require CWM 3.x.x.x yet, and it is a good thing. There are lots of people who are having problems with it not backing up, not booting into recovery, not restoring backups from CWM 2.5.x.x or CWM 3.x.x.x, etc.
     
  10. maplewood

    maplewood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Rolling back to the earlier version seems to have help. A reboot took me to the actual Flash screen.

    Now the waiting begins.

    Let's assume that this works, what do I do to upgrade the radio (which I assume is the actual device that communicates with Verizon G3, not the thing that plays "All things considered."
     
  11. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    I wouldn't update the radio at all unless you have problems with your current one. I'm still running hboot 0.77 and the 7.28 radio and been running CM nightlies since they were first started by Crackflashers. Haven't verified RC1 with my setup yet b/c my nightly has been perfect so I haven't changed yet.

    To fully answer your question though, radios are packaged as PB31IMG files. So I would download it to a PC, then transfer to your SD card. Then go into hboot where the file should attempt to load. Use volume up to begin the load when prompted. SD card MUST be formatted to FAT32 for this to work. Be damn sure you're loading an Inc radio that has been verified by way of an MD5 sum.
     
  12. maplewood

    maplewood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, I was too optimistic.
    The Flash process seems to have run.
    I installed both the "update_CM_7.0.0-RC1-Inc-signed.zip as well as the Google Apps zip.

    When it seem to be done I rebooted and I got to the endless-loop Cyan7 animation.

    As per instructions I found else where I pulled the battery to kill that loop and rebooted into Recovery and Re-Flashed.

    After both Zips were installed I choose "reboot."

    Alas, still the endless loop animation.

    This thing isn't quite a brick but unless you like to watch an animation until the battery dies it's not much better.

    HELP (please)
     
  13. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Load the rom, let it boot completely. Then flash gapps. No boot loop.
     
  14. maplewood

    maplewood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Been there, done that (I think).
    I can't "boot completely due to the end less loop.

    At present I am in

    Clockwork Mod 2.5.1.2 boot screen:
    E:invalid command argument

    Perhaps I should ask what exactly you mean by "Load the ROM." I think you mean:

    boot into recovery
    Cursor to "load zip from SD card"
    Find the 7.0.0 signed.zip
    Select that
    Let it do its thing until "install complete."

    Just for the heck of it I re-ran both installs. Couldn't hurt. Didn't help.

    (BTW, I also re-downloaded the 7.0 zip, just in case it was corrupted).

    Thanks for all this help. It is much appreciated.
     
  15. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Boot into recovery, wipe data, wipe cache, wipe Dalvik cache (advanced menu) all back to back. Then load zip from SD > choose zip from SD and load your Rom. Either flash Gapps now or boot into the Rom once, then re-enter recovery and flash Gapps at that point. I've had success using both methods.

    If all this still fails, put a different Rom on your card and wipe everything, then go to a different Rom. Or if you have a nandroid backup of the stock Rom or another stable setup, return to that.
     
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  16. maplewood

    maplewood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It worked! Thanks a million.

    Now I just have to learn how to use that Titanium Backup thingy I've got (and yes, I saved the latest backup file to my HD).
     
  17. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Once you're up and running you go to the market and download Titanium. It will recognize the file on your SD card by way of smoke and mirrors. You can then restore items which were backed up to your SD card when you last ran Titanium.

    If you performed your Titanium backup while on Sense/2.2, be sure to only restore market apps. Too much of a chance of running into problems now that you're on Gingerbread.

    For more info on Titanium:
    http://androidforums.com/incredible-all-things-root/233251-how-titanium-backup-tips.html
     
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  18. maplewood

    maplewood Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It's all good now. Many thanks.

    Is it worth going back to Rom Manager 3.X? Since 2.5.X got me where I need to go perhaps it worth waiting for RM to catch up with Cyanogen?
     
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