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help with cwm
last night, I finally got around to unlocking the bootloader and rooting my GSN. I have download the rom manager onto the phone and flashed it.
after rebooting the phone, I would go back into rom manager and tried to reboot into recovery to make a backup of what I currently have, which is stock 4.0.2. But everytime it reboot, it takes me to the android guy on his back with the red triangle.
There I press vol up + power button, and I get:
- reboot system now
- apply update from /cache
- wipe data/factor reset
- wipe cache partition
none of which has anything to do with CWM?. Also if I tell the phone to reboot into recovery, the phone tells me that the rom manager has stop responding, then the phone reboots into the screen w/ the android on his back w/ the red triangle.
can anyone advise?
Last edited by zulu308; 04-28-2012 at 11:06 AM.
- 04-28-2012, 11:42 AM #2The Ever-Living
- 5,097 Posts
Re: help with cwm
You need to flash recovery each time you want to use it while you are running stock. Its a fail safe.
If you rename the stock recovery, you can stop this from happening, or if you flash a custom rom it will not continue happening.
- 04-28-2012, 12:22 PM #3
- 04-28-2012, 12:47 PM #4
- 04-29-2012, 09:56 AM #6
- 6 Posts
- Stock 4.0.4
So I've been on the fence about this whole rooting process, plus I'm really really green (almost terrified) when it comes to rooting. I've read many post about rooting and all the joys it brings! That being said, where can I get the most simplest and easiest method to root my VZW Galaxy Nexus. It's either now or wait till later this year for an update.
- 04-29-2012, 10:46 AM #7
- 946 Posts
Re: help with cwm
Use the toolkit, which is a sticky up on top of this forum. That said, I would get the same toolkit from here-
This is the current version. It really is as simple as running this toolkit and doing the option to unlock-root-flash CWM from the toolkit. Have the ROM you want to try already downloaded and ready to go. 10 minutes for a veteran start to finish, maybe 15-20 for a noob.
Please note that the first time you do this, your phone WILL be wiped. It is annoying that first time, which is why we try to get people to do this before they get invested in stock .
Read through that thread I linked, and the ROM of your choice... CM, AOKP, or one of the others. Start at the most recent, and work your way back and you can get a sense of the types of problems people see with flashing along with how to fix them. Suppress the terror. At most, the first time should be mildly exciting . It is easier than you think.
EDIT- [GUIDE] Don't Panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Nexus
Link here is excellent reference too.