Custom Recovery Image

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  1. bots

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    Here's an example, taken from some other forum I was reading: Someone had updated to the 2.01 version and noticed the laggyness of the browser, so they took the browser.apk from 2.0 and installed it in 2.01. Reboot- Brick. The official update .zip wouldn't update the file back to 2.01 either because of an md5 mismatch. This phone was bricked. If he had a custom recovery, he could have adb pushed the file onto the phone and would'nt even have to do a wipe. Woulda been a five min fix as opposed to a bricked droid.

    Oh, and that was very well put Boostdscoob. :)
     
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    Thanks for the explanation. My main concern was losing the ability to root my phone after finishing an official update. So I see this offers no protection there. In other words we have to avoid all official updates from here on out if we want to keep root access.

    This is what I really meant by protection, as I dont want to play around with swapping system files anyway.

    Is it possible to prevent official updates from replacing a custom recovery?
     
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    otacerts.zip ......please read how to keep root
     
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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?
     
  5. 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?
     
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    Did you unzip the flash_image first?
     
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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?
     
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    I dismounted.

    Also, when I execute the command ls /sdcard both files are listed
     
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  11. boostdscoob

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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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