09-22-2012 10:57 PM
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  1. dlaxtn2's Avatar
    Yes I have been running all commands as root I entered the command cat Dec/mtd/mtd2>/sdcard/a.Ingram as root it ran with no output just went to next prompt# then I entered again flash_image recovery /sdcard/a.img then it ran saying it was writing to different blocks but when I rebooted into recovery it looked the same

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    10-09-2011 08:45 PM
  2. dlaxtn2's Avatar
    Oops that cameout wrong there is some annoying auto correct feature on this keyboard lol but I'm sure u know what I mentioned lol I'm new to Modding but am very fascinated would. Like to learn. As much as possible

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    10-09-2011 08:49 PM
  3. fenrix's Avatar
    ok, then read:
    cat with the arrow > is to backup that partition
    typing cat /proc/mtd will list the partitions.
    if you backed it up then flashed it nothing should change; good test though =)
    so now just download the latest xionia recovery or the one you plan to use and place it in the root of the sdcard and rename it to something like new.img & flash it.
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/new.img
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    10-09-2011 10:52 PM
  4. colonelcack's Avatar
    So sorry to be oblivious here, but what's wrong with the recovery we already have? What are the benefits of using other ones?
    10-10-2011 11:41 AM
  5. dlaxtn2's Avatar
    Different recoveries have more options I think I'm running the most basic non stock one which has worked great I was just trying to flash the clockwork mod because its recommended for my rom I'm running the latest backside IHO and love it so nice

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    10-10-2011 12:39 PM
  6. Eollie's Avatar
    So sorry to be oblivious here, but what's wrong with the recovery we already have? What are the benefits of using other ones?
    With the stock recovery you can not flash custom roms. There is no option to do it. Custom recoveries also give more options in wiping and formatting your device.
    10-10-2011 01:20 PM
  7. dlaxtn2's Avatar
    I have a custom recovery. It was I was trying to change it but I got it working the correct. Syntax ended up being flash_image recovery /mnt/sdcard/new.img thanx fenrix

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    10-10-2011 01:26 PM
  8. colonelcack's Avatar
    I have a custom recovery. It was I was trying to change it but I got it working the correct. Syntax ended up being flash_image recovery /mnt/sdcard/new.img thanx fenrix

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    Tried everything on this thread, even this and my recovery is goneeeee. All I get now is a broken terminal when I reboot into recovery...not good.

    How come none of the things that are supposed to be easy never work the first try for me?? It's not fair...

    For the record I was trying to flash blarf's custom recovery for iho. I'm getting the same errors as fenrix
    10-10-2011 02:02 PM
  9. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Tried everything on this thread, even this and my recovery is goneeeee. All I get now is a broken terminal when I reboot into recovery...not good.

    How come none of the things that are supposed to be easy never work the first try for me?? It's not fair...

    For the record I was trying to flash blarf's custom recovery for iho. I'm getting the same errors as fenrix
    Your download is likely corrupted.
    10-10-2011 02:28 PM
  10. colonelcack's Avatar
    Your download is likely corrupted.

    Tried several copies of the same file...guess I'm switching back to clockworkmod recovery
    10-10-2011 03:10 PM
  11. Eollie's Avatar
    Tried several copies of the same file...guess I'm switching back to clockworkmod recovery
    The likeliness that several downloads are corrupt is slim to none. Not that they cant be corrupt but highly unlikely. There are some good tips here and if you followed them to the letter and its still failing you have a back file somewhere. Now if CWM flash back and works that is a sure fire sign YOUR downloads are crappy.
    10-10-2011 04:20 PM
  12. fenrix's Avatar
    my original solution to all the terminal mojo-jojo was to just download rom manager. go tell it to flash the clockwork recovery. Do not reboot yet!! it will download and flash a file. now in any file manager goto the clockwork folder and goto the download and copy it's name by going to rename, long press then copy all, or select all then long press again and press copy, back out or rename it, then delete it.
    go rename your custom recovery with that name by pasting the file name you copied and place it in the folder.
    now just goto rom manager and tell it to flash clockwork recovery for optimus v.
    it does not check the file size or anything it just flashes it for you.
    10-10-2011 05:03 PM
  13. sharpe351's Avatar
    I used this to pop in a recovery on an Optimus M for a friend. Worked like a charm. Thanks Leslie!
    10-10-2011 05:07 PM
  14. colonelcack's Avatar
    my original solution to all the terminal mojo-jojo was to just download rom manager. go tell it to flash the clockwork recovery. Do not reboot yet!! it will download and flash a file. now in any file manager goto the clockwork folder and goto the download and copy it's name by going to rename, long press then copy all, or select all then long press again and press copy, back out or rename it, then delete it.
    go rename your custom recovery with that name by pasting the file name you copied and place it in the folder.
    now just goto rom manager and tell it to flash clockwork recovery for optimus v.
    it does not check the file size or anything it just flashes it for you.
    I tried this, the problem I run into is when I download the recovery from clockword mod and go into /sdcard/clockworkmod/download it ends up downloading 2 different files...they're named a random strings of numbers with a dash in the front with no filetype association.

    Which one do I replace?
    10-11-2011 06:45 PM
  15. fenrix's Avatar
    well that's interesting, you did choose to flash for the optimus v? I dunno if the market rom manager had the optimus v option, I used a version from 4shared.
    you should end up with one labelled as img, pretty sure it has thunderc in the name too.
    10-11-2011 10:26 PM
  16. colonelcack's Avatar
    well that's interesting, you did choose to flash for the optimus v? I dunno if the market rom manager had the optimus v option, I used a version from 4shared.
    you should end up with one labelled as img, pretty sure it has thunderc in the name too.
    Yes I flashed the recovery for the optimus v...and yes it was the latest market rom manager. What version are you using? Are you looking in the same directory? Because I definitely don't get any files like that in /sdcard/clockworkmod/download
    10-12-2011 01:34 PM
  17. fenrix's Avatar
    it has to be there, you are not looking in the right folder.
    good luck.
    10-13-2011 03:15 AM
  18. qt3dot14's Avatar
    hello. im new with a few general questions.

    from what i understand, "flashing a custom recovery" is basically adding an extended bios to your phone system (after root), which allows you to take advantage of previously forbidden permissions on an unrooted phone.

    so now i have rooted my phone and want to "flash a custom recovery".

    in the above #3 it says: "3. If you want to boot straight into recovery, type: reboot recovery"

    so if i wanted to install a "custom recovery", and then i did, why would i not want to boot straight into recovery?

    stated another way: if the "custom recovery" is just enhanced bios instructions (for lack of a better term), hence im not really "recovering" anything at this point by booting "straight to recovery", but simply activating this enhanced bios, why would i not want to boot straight to "recovery"? or is my low-level understanding of a "custom recovery" incorrect?

    what would be my other options? at this point in the procedure i assume (as i am trying to figure out what i am doing BEFORE i dive into the phones subsystems, so im not actually at that screen yet) i am looking at some type of "command prompt" screen. if im not wanting to boot straight to recovery, and instead utilize a different option, what would those other options be and would that other option(s) be obvious while i am still looking at this "command prompt" screen, or would i need to know what to do before i get this far because my other options are not obviously available on the screen at this point?

    no, its not new years until tomorrow and i havent started drinking yet!

    this is my brain: and this is my brain in "root mode":

    any help is greatly appreciated!
    12-30-2011 01:26 PM
  19. Dnice808's Avatar
    TOTALLY could NOT get the recovery flash to work!!! Had to install Root Explorer and move the flash_image to /system/bin and set permissions to all read/all execute and only the top middle selection. But it got it to work afterwards! Thank you!!!

    808
    12-31-2011 02:00 PM
  20. tobarger's Avatar
    What a mess trying to follow this thread.
    And sadly sooo typical.
    Its no mystery to me why so many threads, have the word "brick" in the title.
    01-02-2012 03:47 PM
  21. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    What a mess trying to follow this thread.
    And sadly sooo typical.
    Its no mystery to me why so many threads, have the word "brick" in the title.
    Not sure what the problem is, ignore the thread, you don't need it.

    It's a simple three step process that either works completely or does nothing at all. If this process bricks your device, it wasn't from these steps, it was from an incompatible recovery or flawed download.
    01-03-2012 01:23 AM
  22. Badboytoast's Avatar
    If you want to flash a new recovery I would strongly use FlashimageGui.apk just put the recovery.Img at the root of your SD card, then open flashimagegui.apk browse for your .Img. and select it, then select recovery image and wipe Chach and deliv. Then ok!! I would use vm670nh recovery.Img
    01-03-2012 12:42 PM
  23. Badboytoast's Avatar
    hello. im new with a few general questions.

    from what i understand, "flashing a custom recovery" is basically adding an extended bios to your phone system (after root), which allows you to take advantage of previously forbidden permissions on an unrooted phone.

    so now i have rooted my phone and want to "flash a custom recovery".

    in the above #3 it says: "3. If you want to boot straight into recovery, type: reboot recovery"

    so if i wanted to install a "custom recovery", and then i did, why would i not want to boot straight into recovery?

    stated another way: if the "custom recovery" is just enhanced bios instructions (for lack of a better term), hence im not really "recovering" anything at this point by booting "straight to recovery", but simply activating this enhanced bios, why would i not want to boot straight to "recovery"? or is my low-level understanding of a "custom recovery" incorrect?

    what would be my other options? at this point in the procedure i assume (as i am trying to figure out what i am doing BEFORE i dive into the phones subsystems, so im not actually at that screen yet) i am looking at some type of "command prompt" screen. if im not wanting to boot straight to recovery, and instead utilize a different option, what would those other options be and would that other option(s) be obvious while i am still looking at this "command prompt" screen, or would i need to know what to do before i get this far because my other options are not obviously available on the screen at this point?

    no, its not new years until tomorrow and i havent started drinking yet!

    this is my brain: and this is my brain in "root mode":

    any help is greatly appreciated!
    Very easy my dear: friend
    observing that your right, sounds to I that your quit capable of know more them you intended to show. And yes you would like to reboot into recovery afterwards backing up the stock rom, just incase later on you may incounter any problems leading from been able to do anything that you wish with root!!!
    Hope this helpful to you!!!
    01-04-2012 11:08 PM
  24. kazmothe's Avatar
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img


    $ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH
    $ su
    # flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
    mtd: read error at 0x00000000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x00020000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x00040000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x00060000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x00080000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x000a0000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x000c0000 (Out of memory)
    #
    02-13-2012 06:20 AM
  25. kazmothe's Avatar
    $ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH
    $ su
    # flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
    mtd: read error at 0x00000000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x00020000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x00040000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x00060000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x00080000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x000a0000 (Out of memory)
    mtd: read error at 0x000c0000 (Out of memory)
    #


    what is wrong here?
    02-13-2012 06:20 AM
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