1. kcls's Avatar
    Ok, so my sister just got one of the newer 2.2.2 V's with the new screen drivers, and I just rooted it. I downloaded BobZ's recovery version for the newer screens,and the latest BACKside build. I got terminal emulator, and I'm trying to flash the recovery, but it just won't flash! I typed
    $ su
    # cd sdcard
    # flash_image recovery VM670NH_recovery.img

    To which it then says

    flash_image: not found

    It's definetely on the SD Card, just don't know why it won't flash.
    You would think I would know how to do this, I have done it on my own phone several times...

    Help?


    I posted that up in the IHO thread here, and got this reply form Jerry:

    The binary file flash_image is what is missing, not the recovery image file.

    You will need to use ADB to push the flash_image file to /system/bin and set it's permissions to rwxr-xr-x, then reboot. Once you boot back up, open Terminal emulator (download it if you don't already have it), then type in the following:
    Code:
    su
    flash_image /sdcard/NAME_OF_RECOVERY.img
    reboot recovery
    This should install the new recovery, and boot you into it.

    Here's a download link to flash_image
    So I downloaded the file, and moved it to /system/bin with root explorer. I set it's permissions to the same as everything else in that folder. Then I went to terminal emulator and types

    Code:
    su
    flash_image /sdcard/VM670NH_recovery.img (I am positive I spelled it correctly)
    Then it gave me (instantly, might I add): 
    usage: flash_image partition file.img
    then I typed: reboot recovery, and it booted into the stock android recovery.
    I have tried this several times, even trying

    Code:
    flash_image /mnt/sdcard/VM670NH_recovery.img
    to no avail. So, any help? It seemed so much easier when these phones were just coming out.

    One last thing: Apparently busybox is not installed, but I can't get it to install. I never had to do it to my phone, so I didn't think it mattered. Course, I rooted mine the old way with ADB, hers I did with gingerbreak.
    11-12-2011 06:29 PM
  2. BobZhome's Avatar
    flash_image and VM670NH_recovery.img need to be on the root of your SDcard
    To install with "terminal" on the phone, type:
    su
    mount -o remount, rw /system
    cp /sdcard/flash_image /system/bin
    cd /system/bin
    chmod 777 flash_image
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/VM670NH_recovery.img
    reboot recovery
    kcls likes this.
    11-12-2011 06:36 PM
  3. kcls's Avatar
    flash_image and VM670NH_recovery.img need to be on the root of your SDcard
    To install with "terminal" on the phone, type:
    su
    mount -o remount, rw /system
    cp /sdcard/flash_image /system/bin
    cd /system/bin
    chmod 777 flash_image
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/VM670NH_recovery.img
    reboot recovery
    Thanks for the quick reply Bob! They are on the root of the SD card, I'll try this real quick right now and get back to you on the results.
    11-12-2011 06:38 PM
  4. kcls's Avatar
    Thank god! It worked! That's been bothering me for a solid week and a half now. You rock!
    11-12-2011 06:53 PM
  5. JerryScript's Avatar
    Sorry I left out the "recovery" part of that command line. Oops
    jdcnosse likes this.
    11-12-2011 09:30 PM
  6. ausietas's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    here you have one more sos call... I'm the typical boyfriend who gives her girlfriend a smartphone as a present, so she can whatsapp with her friends, and now I'm more than two weeks trying to install her the new Android (this smartphone, a HTC magic, has the 1.6). I've red several Forums and just when I thought I had found the solution to my "flash_image: not found" problem, I get the next one! when I do as BobZhome says, I get following message:

    "cp: not found"


    arghhh!! someone has any idea? I would be very grateful!!

    Thanks and good morning!
    02-23-2012 02:13 AM
  7. CuriousNoob's Avatar
    You should type cd, not cp. And if your not on a custom rom, you have to go through that whole flashing process with all the lines.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    02-23-2012 07:13 AM
  8. thewraith420's Avatar
    Also this forum is for the lg optimus V not HTC magic.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    02-23-2012 07:49 AM
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