Custom Recovery Image

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  1. brianr0131

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    I went to the wiki and tried installing this recovery image on my droid and I don't know how to follow the instructions correctly its says:

    Run the following on your Droid
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.08.img


    I tried doing this through the terminal emulator program and it doesn't work.Can someone point me in the right direction?
     
  2. dudeitsmattx

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    Ok so let me get this str8. So you need to add this file to ur sdcard from the computer via usb. And this file will make it so if I brick my phone I will be able to still add the file to un-brick my phone?
     
  3. Brian7

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    Did you unzip the flash_image first?
     
  4. dudeitsmattx

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    LOL.. can u just do it from the phone or do u have to do it via comp and ubs.
     
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    Yes I did. I unzipped and put the 2 files onto sd card at root level.

    I then opened terminal emulator typed su then typed flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.08.img

    No good
     
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    not to be a smartass, but did you dismount your phone, or is it still hooked up to the computer?
     
  7. brianr0131

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    I dismounted.

    Also, when I execute the command ls /sdcard both files are listed
     
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    and you put in the part about blocking the stock recovery from running, yes?
     
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    Doesn't that part need to be done after I flash the new recovery image?
     
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    You should do it before hand, then you can reboot into recovery to see if it worked, then reboot normally into android and it won't reflash the old recovery.image.
     
  11. gardobus

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    Ok guys I'm stuck. This is what I did:

    1) Downloaded t
    he flash_image.zip and recovery-0.08.img
    2) Extracted flash_image from the zip file.
    3) Copied flash_image (NOT the zip) and the .img file to my sd card.
    4) Safely removed and then dismounted the sd card so it is accessible by the phone.
    5) Opened up terminal emulator
    and tried all of the following from the $ prompt AND the # (su) prompt:

    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.08.img
    /sdcard/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.08.img

    I also tried to cd into /sdcard/ and run the same two commands. I tried

    ./flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.08.img

    also and that didn't work.

    Am I going about this the wrong way? I also noticed that someone mentioned disabling the stock recovery. I didn't see anything about that in the instructions, how do I go about doing that?

    I'm an Android noob but I have some linux experience. Do I need to chown flash_image or something?
    Reboot your phone into recovery mode, and you will be able to use the updated recovery.
     
  12. brianr0131

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    I entered the commands for blocking the stock recovery first, and still the 2nd part where I flash the recovery image is not working. I am going to delete the 2 files re download them and put on sd card again.
     
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    im getting the error flash_image not found... also, the first time i tried, i lost mount ability, had to reinstall drivers..
    anyone have any insight as to why its not recognizing? should i try through adb?
     
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    Forgot to mention, the command which seems to get me the farthest is:

    /sdcard/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.08.img

    What I get from that is:

    /sdcard/flash_image: permission denied

    I get that even when I su to the # prompt. Any ideas?
     
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    There's got to be a missing step here. Maybe another program that is required?
     
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