You need to flash a new recovery image somehow...But i'm not sure how to do this without a rooted ROM booted up, as you need to enter a superuser adb shell session, and there's no other way to do this without being booted into the rooted OS...
I'm curious, what ROM were you originally trying to use? And why such a strange/outdated recovery?
i found that i might be rooted after all. when i use the adb shell command, i do get a # which i believe means i'm rooted but i can't get any commands to work so maybe not. i just don't know...
i didn't know it was a strange outdated recovery. it looked fine to me. i was fine with everything i had done until i tried to text him and we realized his texts weren't coming in. when i started digging, i found a bunch of posts and followed bad directions i guess trying to unroot.
there's no way to flash the recovery instead of pushing it? the evo has a bootloader that will allow you to install the recovery.img is there any other way to install it? i found "flashable" img files for the optimus v but nothing for the optimus s of course.
I don't believe amon-ra recovery can flash the modem in the ZVD update.zip. It might even cause issues with booting if you try. Xionia recovery has special handling of modem flashing so it ignores it and won't cause issues. That is why you can flash the update.zip twice and have it work.
OK, well # means root, and you need root, and adb can flash a new recovery from inside of recovery. First things first, find and download a copy of xionia_cwma_12518.6.img or CWMTRecovery_22.214.171.124-th6_thunderc.img onto the root of your sd-card. You can either push the file via adb:
adb push <local file> /sdcard
don't type in the < >, and you'll find it much easier if you rename the recovery to recovery.img and move it onto the root of your c drive. Then <local file> would just be c:\recovery.img
or, if available, mount via USB storage from your recovery.
If that finishes without errors, you'll now be ready to flash the zvd update.zip
i copied the img file using the usb-ms toggle feature on the recovery i have already but it didn't go...
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
/ # flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
error opening /sdcard/recovery.img: No such file or directory