1. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    Team Hydro bootmanager

    [INFO]What is the Team Hydro bootmanager?
    The Team Hydro bootmanager is based on ClockworkMod Recovery and loads every time your device powers on. Much like popular PC bootloaders such as LILO (LInux LOader) and GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader), it gives you a choice of which system to boot. In it's current (stable) state, it allows you to (a) continue booting into Android and (b) boot into recovery mode.

    Why is this useful?
    Some devices, like the LG Optimus Black do not have a button combination to force the device to boot into recovery. If you damage your main /system partition on devices like this, system software recovery is impossible without using manufacturer-provided software which doesn't always work properly (or at all).

    How do I get it?
    Since the Team Hydro bootmanager is built into the part of Android called the boot image (boot.img) it is not something that can be flashed in recovery mode. Contact your favorite ROM developer and ask him/her to contact Team Hydro to get Team Hydro bootmanager integrated into their ROMs.[/INFO]
    [NOTE]ROM Developers:
    We are still working on the Team Hydro Bootmanager. Porting to other devices should be trivial, but may not be in all cases. If you would like to discuss the possibility of including Team Hydro Bootmanager in your ROM, please PM me. Also note that the Team Hydro Bootmanager will make it's debut on our upcoming Optimus S ROM, HydroROM.[/NOTE]
    [INFO]Screenshots:
    Since my camera feels like having a super bright flash (and without it you can't see it), here is a photo of Team Hydro bootmanager running on the Sprint Optimus S.
    [/INFO]
    12-08-2011 07:27 PM
  2. jondevere's Avatar
    Woot! Gotta love it!
    12-08-2011 07:28 PM
  3. jstntp's Avatar
    Another epic development!! Awesome work bud! +1
    12-08-2011 07:40 PM
  4. newboyx's Avatar
    Well done!
    12-08-2011 07:57 PM
  5. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Team Hydro baby!
    12-08-2011 08:17 PM
  6. hlxanthus's Avatar
    Just currious, is this something that will be added to team hydros own roms? Or is it redundant as we can already boot into recovery. Or is there some cool reason to need it i am completely clueless about for us optimus s users?

    Or maybe, this is needed for the super secret rom you all are devising. Perhaps a cross device rom ala cyanogen
    12-08-2011 08:17 PM
  7. epidenimus's Avatar
    Excellent!!

    Perhaps this is just for a simple task and another means of preventing Android users from becoming masons... but I can't help but wonder what a custom bootloader might be able to do, especially on a device with more internal memory. Dual boot ROMs?
    12-08-2011 08:39 PM
  8. mike9670's Avatar
    Woot!!!
    12-08-2011 08:44 PM
  9. antipunk's Avatar
    this would be awesome on the fire if we could get a touch screen recovery for it
    12-09-2011 11:21 AM
  10. eletendre84's Avatar
    whaddaya think you're cool or something?

    excellent job, as always drew!
    12-09-2011 01:12 PM
  11. rukin1's Avatar
    Wow nice work!
    12-09-2011 03:11 PM
  12. donbudafuko's Avatar
    Will this work with the lg marquee so we can get into r bootloader an get some roms an kernals rolling out. Also to help us get a custom recovery
    12-09-2011 05:31 PM
  13. rukin1's Avatar
    How is the stuff going?
    12-11-2011 02:58 PM
  14. aaronrw's Avatar
    Uh what doesn't teamhydro knock out of the park? These guys are good.

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    12-11-2011 03:38 PM
  15. HampTheToker's Avatar
    Just a thought.

    Some may get frustrated eventually by having to choose to continue booting every time they turn on their phones. Maybe it'd be a good idea to have it automatically continue booting after a preset time has elapsed. 10-20 seconds should be more than enough. Just thought I'd throw that out there and see if you guys had considered something like that.

    Sent from my *rooted* Evo Design using Tapatalk.
    12-12-2011 12:00 AM
  16. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    Just a thought.

    Some may get frustrated eventually by having to choose to continue booting every time they turn on their phones. Maybe it'd be a good idea to have it automatically continue booting after a preset time has elapsed. 10-20 seconds should be more than enough. Just thought I'd throw that out there and see if you guys had considered something like that.

    Sent from my *rooted* Evo Design using Tapatalk.
    One step ahead of you. There will be a 3-second timer. If no buttons have been pressed before the timer runs out, the Bootmanager will automatically boot into Android. Our GP Team has been testing the Bootmanager and so far no major issues (other than minor aesthetic ones) have occurred.
    12-12-2011 01:07 AM
  17. donbudafuko's Avatar
    One step ahead of you. There will be a 3-second timer. If no buttons have been pressed before the timer runs out, the Bootmanager will automatically boot into Android. Our GP Team has been testing the Bootmanager and so far no major issues (other than minor aesthetic ones) have occurred.
    Will this work with the marquee?
    12-12-2011 04:39 AM
  18. drewwalton19216801's Avatar
    Will this work with the marquee?
    I'm glad you asked. The devices that will be supported initially will be the ones that I/we are able to test on directly.

    Currently, only the Optimus S is supported. I will soon be receiving a number of devices (only for a couple of weeks) and will be working on porting the Bootmanager to those.

    If you have a device that you want supported, the best way to ensure priority support is to lend it to me for a week. Even then there is no guarantee that it will be supported, but if we can't directly test on a device that lowers the chance of it being supported.
    12-12-2011 06:15 AM
  19. crickie's Avatar
    I would love to see this for the Optimus V. I've been lucky to have survived one instance of "soft-bricking" and don't even remember how I got it unbricked. ( I had been up for over 22 hours trying to fix it ) It's running on IHO CM7.1 and doing great, but a tool would be wonderful for future use. I also have an old Samsung Intercept that's been boot looped for a while. It could use a tool that that. It is being stubborn, but someday I will be able to get it working. I can't wait to see this develop.
    01-13-2012 04:15 PM
  20. vernotzy21's Avatar
    actually what would be a total service to the android community would be if you ported this to run on A13 devices for example o have a yeahpad pillbox 7 that just refuses to adb reboot-bootloader and fastboot has zero response and livesuit is a absolute failure what kills me is i flashed the wrong recovery (it was mislabled) but my system partition lies untouch and yet sooooo unreachable
    this would solve my problem im sure .......not to mention the gigantic bj you would get from the a13 communtity
    07-14-2013 03:07 AM
  21. vernotzy21's Avatar
    I'm glad you asked. The devices that will be supported initially will be the ones that I/we are able to test on directly.

    Currently, only the Optimus S is supported. I will soon be receiving a number of devices (only for a couple of weeks) and will be working on porting the Bootmanager to those.

    If you have a device that you want supported, the best way to ensure priority support is to lend it to me for a week. Even then there is no guarantee that it will be supported, but if we can't directly test on a device that lowers the chance of it being supported.
    umm im in your state (unless you moved since i last checked you profile) i want to send you my yeahpad pillbox 7 7.0 just for this and my last post ummm i cant pay you but im willing to ......idk i just dont have alot of money.........idk slavework of some sort??? and ill give you a copy of my app im getting ready to release on google play???
    07-14-2013 03:15 AM
  22. Joseph Lawson's Avatar
    The hydro bootmanager is a good idea, but will it help people who bootlooped their phones? I saw a post that I probably misread, "Ever do something you shouldn't have whilst hacking away at your phone, and end up stuck in a bootloop? Of course you have, because we all have. That will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the Team Hydro Bootmanager."
    09-05-2013 06:52 AM
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