Asking about ClockworkMod Revovery

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  1. cobravnm13

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    I'm currently using SPRecovery 2.0.3 and would like to know the differences between it and CMR. What are the benefits of using CMR? How much better is it? I'm thinking about flashing it but I really like SPRecovery. Your opinions are greatly appreciated.

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    My philosophy is if it ain't broke don't fix it. If you don't have a real reason to switch, then...there is no need to switch lol.

    CMR is different than SPRecovery, in a few ways. First the backups between the two aren't compatible with each other. So if you make a backup with SPR, then flashed clockwork you wouldn't be able to restore your nandroid.
    CMR is the only recovery that works with the "one-click" installs in ROM Manager.
    CMR doesn't require you to change the name of the file to update.zip and place it on the root of your sdcard. With CMR, it can be named Blah.zip and located in a folder, and you can browse to it and install it via CMR.
    I believe with CMR you can wipe some things you can't with SPR. It has been a really long time since I have used SPR so I could be wrong on this one.

    There are some others too, my brain isn't firing on all cylinders right now though.

    If you were wanting to try out a new recovery, I recommend giving http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ra...-based-update-zips-battery-charging-more.html <--RZR a shot. It is based on SPR, so all of your current nandroid will work (you can also restore clockwork nandroids too). It has overclocking options to speed up the installation and backups, charging in recovery, install files from directories with any name (like I described above for CMR), you can change colors, wipe different things....and quite a few other things. It is basically the best of both worlds imo. YMMV though.

    E2A SPRecovery can install rom.tgz files, as can RZR. CMR cannot. These are quite rare though, and beyond RaidZero's ROMs, I don't think any ROM recently uses this format. There were a few more back in the day. Most are update.zip files though.
     
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    I knew I was too asleep to post last night.... I meant to post that I'm currently using RZRecovery 2.0.3... apparently I wasn't firing on all cylinders either. More specifically 2 out of 8. Anyway, I've downloaded ROM Manager Premium and the new one requires you to have CMR installed even to browse its catalogs. So, yeah. Sorry you had to write so much due to my mistake. Care to re-analyze and give another informed dicision? :)

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    I switched from Clockwork to RZR as soon as it became available. I would never go back and specifically I would never back to using Rom Manager. I much prefer to download the file and then load/flash it with RZR. I have not trusted, nor used, Rom Manager in a long time.

    YMMV!!! Good luck.
     
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    May I ask why you don't trust it?

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    I just seemed that quite often when helping people with problems one of the most frequent common denominators was a rom having been installed via Rom Manager. Problems were corrected when rom was downloaded independently and then installed via update.zip method with either SPR, RZR or Clockwork. Also seemed to be a lot of folks, again in the past, that had nandroid backups where corrupted when generated via Rom Manager. All these problems/issues may have been totally resolved by now, but I still don't trust Rom Manager. May be an issue of "old dog, new trick". :)
     
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    Ah, ok. Thanks for your input. :) I'll keep that in mind. I remember when ROM Manager allowed you to browse things without having to flash CMR. That kinda bummed me out. But it's not a big deal. I've been flashing with RZR for almost a year, anyway.

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    I have RZR and can browse ROM Manager. Just flash clockwork through ROM manager. Then boot to CMR and flash RZR. You'll be able to browse and download files. You just won't be able to install them via RM.

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    Really? That's possible? That's interesting. I'll give that a try later.

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    Possible indeed. RM still reads that I have CMR installed even though I actually have RZR. ;)

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    That's pretty cool. Glitch maybe? Either way I'm definitely gonna try it. I'm not so keen on flashing ROMs with ROM Manager anyway. I like having a little more control plus I like doing other things inside recovery before rebooting.

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    Ok, I flashed CWM Recovery and then reflashed RZR. It worked!!! I'm able to access everything in ROM Manager and am still usuing RZR. Awesome! :)

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