[How to] Boot directly into red Clockworkmod Recovery**UPDATED 02/20/11**

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****UPDATE-02/20/11-MY PHONE HAS BEEN REVERTING BACK TO STOCK BLUE RECOVERY WHENEVER I FLASH A DIFFERENT ROM. UNTIL I CAN FIND A SOLUTION, THIS METHOD WILL NOT PERMANENTLY TAKE YOU TO RED CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY. EVERYONE WILL NEED TO ONCE AGAIN SAVE THIS UPDATE.ZIP http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OLKZRCE9 TO THE BASE OF THEIR SD CARD AND CONTINUE TO GET TO RED CWM THROUGH BLUE RECOVERY. SORRY, HOPE TO HAVE AN ANSWER SOON****

There's been a little confusion lately with all the activity that's been happening with the Froyo leaks and having to use different colors of Clockworkmod Recovery (A.K.A cwm, A.K.A recovery.) Much credit to jt1134 for clearing this up and providing us with the correct latest version of red cwm which works for both voodoo and nonvoodoo. It also seems there are a lot of people wanting to get in on the Froyo goodness and that is awesome. And a ton of credit and thanks to DroidXcon who took the different versions of EB01 Adrynalyne gave us and packaged them up in all-in-one packages you flash through ODIN. He made it so simple a caveman could do it (not cool man, not cool :D) If you used DroidXcon's method, or you are just new to flashing, and you want to try a different version of EB01, or you want to load a theme, patch, or mod, it needed to be flashed through cwm and you may not have any practice or experience at doing that yet. It can be a bit confusing and intimidating (I speak from experience here.) There may have been confusion expecting to see the red cwm everyone is saying you need to use and when you went to recovery it was blue. Then there was the whole update.zip and having to use the home key for one and the power button for another, etc. I have figured out a method to get our phones to go straight to red cwm no matter what route you take so here is a step-by-step guide to eliminate the need for blue recovery, save a step or two, and hopefully clear up a lot of confusion:


UPDATE - I DISCOVERED THIS METHOD WHILE STILL USING THE LAST VERSION OF RED CWM, AND THIS NEW NEW VERSION FROM JT1134 IS EVEN EASIER TO USE THAN I FIRST THOUGHT. BIG THANKS TO TAKAFIJI OVER AT XDA WHO APPARENTLY WAS DOING THE SAME THING I WAS DOING AT THE SAME TIME (PLAYING WITH THIS AND PUTTING TOGETHER A HOW TO) ONLY HE WAS DOING IT OVER AT XDA. SO IN THE INTEREST OF HAVING EVERYONE ON THE SAME PAGE I AM MODIFYING MY HOW TO SO IT IS CLOSER TO HIS HOW TO. ANYBODY WHO ALREADY USED THIS METHOD PRIOR TO 02/20 AND SAVED UPDATE.ZIP TO THE CLOCKWORKMOD FOLDER AS RECOVERY-UPDATE JUST NEED TO DELETE THAT RECOVERY-UPDATE FILE FOR THE BOOT TO RED CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY TO BE PERMANENT. ALSO, IF YOU ARE RUNNING STOCK EB01 OR POSSIBLY ALSO THE DEBLOATED/DEODEXED, THIS WILL NOT WORK FOR YOU. THE STOCK KERNEL WILL REVERT YOU BACK TO STOCK BLUE RECOVERY AFTER A SHORT TIME.

1. Download this .tar file http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7ZYAUQAU to your computer. You will flash it through ODIN later.
2. Make sure your under settings=>applications=>development that USB debugging is checked.
3. Connect your phone to your pc with the USB cord that came with your phone.
4. Pull down the notification bar & click on USB connected.
5. Click on the gray "connect usb storage" bar below the green Lloyd droid, then click OK in the pop up.
6. When the auto play window pops up on your pc click "open folder to view files".
7. When the directory for your phone opens up on your pc, look in that first directory for the file named update and delete it. Delete all traces of the update.zip file you may have on you phone.
8. Open the clockworkmod folder, delete the recovery-update file.
10. Close the directory window on your pc, and on your phone click the gray "turn off" usb storage bar under the orange Lloyd droid.
11. Unplug the USB cable from the phone, power down your phone, and remove the battery.
12. Launch ODIN on your pc.
13. Hold volume down button on your phone and plug the USB cable into your phone.
You should now see a gigantic yellow triangle and your phone will be in download mode. You can now release the volume key.
14. Click on the PDA button in ODIN
Triple check that you pushed the PDA button. Do NOT click the Phone button prior to continuing to step 15. If you choose Phone, you will have bought your Fascinate a one-way ticket to hell.
15. Choose the cwm-recovery-ALL.tar file you downloaded in step 1 above & click the Start button. (Should take less than 10 seconds)
16. Phone will power down when finished.
17. Remove USB cable.
18. Reinsert battery.
19. Power phone and wait to boot

There is also a method to accomplish this through any version of Clockworkmod Recovery (This basically came straight from Takafiji's post at xda so full credit to him, I just wanted to make it available to everyone here at Android Central
1. Download this recovery.zip file http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=521439&d=1298077899 and place it on the root of your sd card
2. Boot into recovery and choose install zip from sd card.
3. Choose cwm-recovery-ALL.zip and hit the power button.
4. After you get installation confirmation, hit the menu soft key until you are back at the main cwm menu where reboot system now will be highlighted at the top of the page and hit the power button.
5. After phone reboots, connect phone to pc and delete update.zip from the base of your sd card and recovery-update from the clockworkmod folder.

Link source for Takafiji's thread at xda: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=960118

Congrats! You are done and will now reboot to red cwm no matter which route you choose (long press power button menu, vol up/vol down/power button press, or Rom Manager. No need to mess with update.zip or stock blue recovery.

NOTE DO NOT FLASH ROM MANAGER RECOVERY IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE. ALSO DO NOT BOOT TO RECOVERY THROUGH ROM MANAGER, THE NEW RED CWM DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY. ONLY BOOT TO RECOVERY THROUGH LONG PRESS POWER BUTTON MENU OR 3 BUTTON VOL UP/VOL DOWN/POWER HOLD

EDIT - Sorry if this is a bit long and winded. My first thread and first how-to so I got very precise and accurate in the instructions and details. Thanks

ADDED BONUS! WHEN YOU DO THIS METHOD YOU WILL NO LONGER SEE THESE ERROR MESSAGES IN RED CLOCKWORKMOD:

E:Missing bitmap progress_empty
(Code -1)
E:Missing bitmap progress_fill
(Code -1)
CwM Voodoo Lagfix Recovery v2.5.1.x
 
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(not cool man, not cool:) ) LOL nice touch :D

Great job bro, and thank you for holding down the fort when i am not around, im working on some other projects now and i would be a nervous wreck if i didnt know you were around.

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Hmmmm.... how long should this take. I am here and it has been stuck for several minutes:
<ID:0/005> Added!!
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> recovery.bin

I'm afraid to kill it.
 

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Hmmmm.... how long should this take. I am here and it has been stuck for several minutes:
<ID:0/005> Added!!
<ID:0/005> Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> SetupConnection..
<ID:0/005> Initialzation..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> recovery.bin

I'm afraid to kill it.

this process should take 7 seconds , if it hasnt gone through in 10seconds chances are it failed, unplug, close out odin, restart it and try the following

Your battery should be out During the entire process.

make sure all antivirus is disabled

make sure you are using the USB ports in the back of the computer, if you are already using one, switch to another in the back of the computer.
 

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this process should take 7 seconds , if it hasnt gone through in 10seconds chances are it failed, unplug, close out odin, restart it and try the following

Your battery should be out During the entire process.

make sure all antivirus is disabled

make sure you are using the USB ports in the back of the computer, if you are already using one, switch to another in the back of the computer.

Everything should be fine but it failed twice now. I am re-downloading the file now. The progress bar goes to about 90% and just hangs there.
 

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I finally got it to work. I had a bad download that stopped about 100k short of the full file. I was getting scared there!

Does the backup utility work? I am running it now and it is backing up my data. How and when could I use this to recover the phone?
 

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I finally got it to work. I had a bad download that stopped about 100k short of the full file. I was getting scared there!

Does the backup utility work? I am running it now and it is backing up my data. How and when could I use this to recover the phone?

Are you referring to the nandroid backup you do through clockworkmod?
 

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If I've done the full version superclean 2.4 odin that droidxcon made, could I just follow these steps and flash over the "old" red in odin? Or would that create problems with something or would I need to do anything to remove the old one first? Thanks.
 

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Yea just follow these directions it will be fine
If I've done the full version superclean 2.4 odin that droidxcon made, could I just follow these steps and flash over the "old" red in odin? Or would that create problems with something or would I need to do anything to remove the old one first? Thanks.



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If I've done the full version superclean 2.4 odin that droidxcon made, could I just follow these steps and flash over the "old" red in odin? Or would that create problems with something or would I need to do anything to remove the old one first? Thanks.

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It takes a snapshot of the state you are in the moment you are in that you make the back up...down to facebook updates....but it does not backup the kernel or radio /modem....so you when you restore you need to be on a compatible build . Can't restore eclair on top of froyo for example
Yes, the nandroid backup. Is this backup usable to restore the entire phone should something go wrong? The backup process seems to work well. Does the restore process work as well?



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Yes, the nandroid backup. Is this backup usable to restore the entire phone should something go wrong? The backup process seems to work well. Does the restore process work as well?

It takes a snapshot of the state you are in the moment you are in that you make the back up...down to facebook updates....but it does not backup the kernel or radio /modem....so you when you restore you need to be on a compatible build . Can't restore eclair on top of froyo for example



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And to add to what DroidXcon said, After you do a nandroid backup through clockworkmod, you can connect phone to pc with usb cord, connect usb, go to the clockworkmod folder and name your backup however it makes sense to you. when you do a nandroid backup, it is simply identified by the date and time you did the backup. I did a backup earlier, went back in and renamed it EB01sc2.4_TOB because I was running superclean 2.4 with the Touch of Blue theme. Just helps you identify the makeup of your backups.
 

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worked. nice and painless. I noticed that the error message that used to be at the bottom of the old froyo_cwm are now gone. nice that you skip right past blue recovery now. thanks for putting the package together.
 
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worked. nice and painless. I noticed that the error message that used to be at the bottom of the old froyo_cwm are now gone. nice that you skip right past blue recovery now. thanks for putting the package together.

Thanks. I forgot about not seeing the error message. I will add that to the OP.
 
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