Request sticky: this might help someone out down the line.
Okay... so I've started prepping my D2 for use again. Dad relieved me of my Verizon bill by switching me to AT&T when I was short on cash... irrelevant. I'm coming back to Big Red.
So the first thing I did was decide to start over. 2.3.3 SBF, backup, root, backup again, bootstrap CWM 2 to install Liberty 3. Now I'm stuck on something.
I keep seeing posts on CWM Recovery and how you're supposed to bootstrap it. Some say you flash it. Then there's the difference between the Bootstrapper's CWM 2.~whatever version and the newest one from ROM manager, 5.~something. Obviously, I want the latest version of CWM, so now that card's on the table.
Now I want to permanently replace the stock recovery image with CWM5 so I don't HAVE to use something like Bootstrapper or ROM Manager to boot into it. I want to be able to go from a powered off state directly into CWM5 by holding X.
So the questions begin:
ClockworkMod Recovery: How do I get it flashed onto the phone so that when I hold Power and X, it comes up? To be clear: I DON'T want the stock Recovery image.
If it's not possible to do this, what's the BEST way to access CWM? Some say that ROM Manager is buggy, it'll brick the phone, etc. I want an answer from the guys who do this on the daily (DroidForums.net).
Thanks to all!