Clockwork Recovery and D2 - Steps to launch from boot-up?

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    Since CWR doesn't replace the stock recovery you can't boot directly into it using the Power Button/X Key process that worked on the D1.

    I have read that there is a battery pull step on the D2 that gets you into CWR, and I did it once by accident, but haven't gotten back into it.

    Does anyone know the correct sequence to boot to CWR on the D2 when coming from power off state?

    Thanks.
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    mine goes to it everytime I boot the phone and need to press reboot phone from cw to get a normal boot. I would prefer that it boot normally except for when i need it.
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    That's definitely messed up...not supposed to do that. Sorry to hear you're in that mode.
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    About 50 views and no comments/info...hmmm...does that mean my fellow rooters don't know how to do this either? :)

    I was told to try this process:

    Bootstrap recovery in the Bootstrap program
    Turn D2 off
    Start booting D2
    Pull the battery
    Put battery back in
    Turn D2 on

    Should go to recovery at that point.

    Supposedly after that, if you power up, pull battery, then power up again it will go into CW Recovery.

    Didn't work for me...can someone else try above and see it works for them, and if so, confirm exactly when they pulled the battery, and anything else they notice.

    Thanks.
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    OK...think I may have figured it out.

    Looks like I wasn't waiting long enough...I waited until the boot animation started to appear (right after the M logo goes away) and pulled the battery. Put it back in and booted up and went right into recovery.

    Tried it a second time and it worked again.

    Tah-dah. ;)

    Hope this helps someone else...
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    Cool, mine only goes to it when my battery dies on boot up so i tried turning the phone off and pulling the battery out for about 10 seconds and then put it back in and booted and i got the recovery on boot, but i havent tried it again
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    Mine did that too so I flashed the SBF and started over from scratch. I am afraid to try the D2 Bootstrap again for that reason. For now I can live with it. Did you find a fix yet?

    How does this work?
    When your device boots up, there is a init.rc script in your boot image that runs various components found in /system. The Droid X recovery bootstrap mimics the "logwrapper" binary. The hijacker then looks for "/data/.recovery_mode", and if it finds it, it unmounts /system to prevent android from starting. It then starts up recovery instead.

    That's from Koush's site. Have you tried to delete the .recover_mode file if it clears it up? If you do try may you please post back?

    To get to the bootstrap from cold boot. Pull battery out for a few like what was stated in the posts above :)
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    I dont know if i am crazy or my D2 is different but i held down the power up or down I cant remember right now while holding down the power button like a DINC and it boots into clockwork

    Sorry the volume up or down while holding the power
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    Mine stuck on the "M" booting up holding volume up and power button until M logo appeared.

    Tried volume down/power and booted directly into CW Recovery!!!

    Oh bummer...didn't work the second time for some reason...booted into Android normally.

    Weird...likely it worked 'cause I had to pull the battery when the first try (volume up) didn't work, so it would have booted into recovery either way...
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    I dont know if it does it all the time but until someone else gives me a better way some of the time is better then nothing.
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    Have you been able to replicate it?
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    It does it like every third time for some reason I am trying diff things to see,,,will report back when i find something more solid
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    Thanks................
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    hey buddy try pulling the battery when it is at the CWR bootstrap mainscreen, my droid 2 was doing that and this method worked, hope it works for u
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    if u use koush's bootstrapper to flash recovery it automatically puts a update.zip on the sd card.... flash that and ull be all set with recoveryy
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    Thanks, but not the question I was asking... :)

    I posted my own answer to my question here in the first page of this thread:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...overy-d2-steps-launch-boot-up.html#post822984
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    This is how I boot into ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.0.8

    Open Droid 2 Bootstrapper
    Press Bootstrap Recovery
    Press OK
    Press Reboot Recovery (phone will restart and load up ClockworkMod Recovery)

    I've done it that way everytime without pulling the battery
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    I found a new, somewhat easier way.
    -Boot into stock recovery by holding x and power
    -Select "allow update.zip"
    -It will abort (assuming you don't have an update.zip on the root of your sd card)
    -Select "reboot system"
    It will now boot into Clockwork recovery.

    Works for me, hope it helps someone else.
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    Sorry, I was wrong. It still requires a battery pull. Instead of choosing "reboot system", pull the battery after it aborts the update.zip. Then power up normally and it takes you to Clockwork. Still might be usefull if you are stuck on the "M" screen and can't make it to the boot up animation to pull the battery.
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    Yes - that way works fine and (along from launching recovery from ROM Manager) is how you do it when your phone is working normally.

    The point of the alternate method we are discussing is having a way to get into recovery when you can't boot your phone normally, get into a boot loop, or you can boot it up to the OS but it's so foobar'd up you can't run any apps.

    Very important to be able to do that when one is messing around w/ROMs, hacks, and other customizations. :)
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