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Needing CWM help on Razr Maxx

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR Hacks' started by ElectroJoe, Aug 5, 2012.

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    I installed CWM Recovery v5.0.2.5 and the Razr bootstrap apk. Whenever I reboot I don't see any sign of having cwm on startup. It's my understanding that I should see a clockworkmod screen on reboot. I also installed rom manager afterwards and it won't let me upgrade to the touch recovery because it says it's not available for the razr yet. I'm wondering if I ran cwmonbootremove. Zip to remove cwm recovery would it work or brick my phone. I'm very new at this and any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thread moved to RAZR Hacks section.

    And by on reboot do you mean literally when rebooting the phone? AFAIK there should not be a CWM screen upon normal reboott of the phone, at least there has not been on the devices I have owned.

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    Yes on reboot I don't see any indication of cwm, I've read that you should or maybe I misunderstood. I'm wanting to remove it and install the touch version

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    My apologies, I did not realize that I moved one of your threads yesterday, and, I missed your reply since I have been off and on as far as the forums are concerned today

    As far as there being a CWM screen i suppose it is possible, not being familiar with the Razr limits how definitively I can answer that portion of it. I am assuming that ROM Manager is compatible with the Razr, if it is then I would suggest try using it to flash the regular CWM recovery, then once that is complete try the touch one again to see if it works.

    I am not sure about the removal zip you are asking about, for that one we would need someone else to chime in.
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    I'll give it a try and thanks

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    No worries. Let me know how you make out.

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    You will need to first have installed CWM and then the Bootstrap, you need to open CWM and tell it you installed a Bootstrapper already (it will ask you which version you use).

    Then you can install the touch version, and after that you can install the CWM on boot zip file. Make sure though once you install that you go into your superuser app and tell it not to give CWM on boot root access, that was expressed as a must for it to work right.

    After that you should boot into recovery every time your phone boots up or you restart it.
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    Here are instructions I used.

    "[Full Install Step]
    1. First, CWM Recovery install.(nitroglycerine33's RazrBootstrap.apk)
    2. Attachment file(RAZR-CWMOnBoot-Global-J.Y.Daddy.zip) download and copy at SDcard.(/sdcard-ext)
    3. Recovery boot using by RazrBootstrap app.
    4. in recovery menu: "install zip from sdcard" -> "choose zip from sdcard" -> select file.
    5. After completed update, reboot.
    6. After reboot, RazrBootstrap.apk set deny on Superuser. (Very important)
    7. reboot. (is all finished)"
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    Thanks again Sydman!! Its tough not having the device but I was trying.

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    Oh I understand, I have been trying to help out in other areas of the forum and it can be tricky giving advice on a phone you have never seen :)
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    Oh I saw them before. Weren't they in the commercial everyone loved with the whiny girls at Verizon? :p

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    He had to bring up THAT commercial :rolleyes::banghead: lol
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    Ahh. I see I was right in remembering everyone's "favorite" commercial :thumbup:

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    Thanks for your help. I installed CWM and bootstrap exactly like the instructions you provided. I've tried using rom manager to upgrade cwm to the touch version but it says the upgrade isn't available for the razr. I've found this zip file update_RAZR_cwmrecovery-touchonly_J. Y. Daddy.zip_12.02.21. Shouldn't I be able to install this zip file in cwm to upgrade it.? I've been afraid to try because I bricked my old razr about a month ago. Do you use rom manager?

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    You have to boot into CW Recovery and install the zip from your External SD card from their menu. Kind of the same instructions of installing the CWM on Boot.
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    Hi, you gave me some input last week on CWM. Due to the lack of knowledge on what I was wanting to know I didn't ask the right questions. I would like to try it again now that I've done more research.

    I have CWM Recovery v5.0.2.5 installed on my phone. I have bootstrap apk installed also. I have a "burning desire" to upgrade CWM to the Touch Black version. I have no idea of how to perform the upgrade. How would you do this? Thanks in advance for your help!

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    These are the instructions I used.

    1. Save the RazrTouchBlack.apk file to your phone’s SD card.
    2. Open the file manager application and locate the RazrTouchBlack.apk file. Install the app.
    3. After the installation is complete, go to your app drawer, launch newly installed app, and from within the app, install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery.
    4. Tap Reboot Touch CWM. Your phone will reboot into recovery mode.
    5. Once in recovery, select Backup and Restoreand select Backup on the next screen.
    6. After creating a backup, reboot your phone.
    7. Download and install ROM Manager from the Google Play Store.
    8. Launch ROM Manager and select Install ClockworkMod Recovery.
    9. Select Motorola Razr as your phone model.
    10. Select Yesfrom “Select Recovery Manually” and then select ClockworkMod 3.x+.
    Congratulations! You have successfully installed ClockworkMod Touch Recovery on your Motorola RAZR XT910 or Motorola Droid Razr XT912.
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    +1 ^^^
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    Did you have an older version of CWM Recovery on your phone before you installed this?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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    No I started fresh.
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