Wont boot to recovery

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  1. crackedvenom

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    Im rooted, and i was going to make a backup so i could try another rom. though it wont boot into recovery. When i click reboot to recovery, it restarts and does a bootloop, After the second one, it loads my phone up. Ive also tried the holding down x method. im not sure why it wouldnt work now. Its been fine.

    I just tried and it will not boot the bootloader either.
     
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    Go into Rom Manager and do the following:

    1. Flash the alternate recovery (spr).
    2. Flash Clockwork Mod
    3. Reflash Clockwork Mod until it loads very, very quickly (2-3 seconds).

    It should work then.
     
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    well that was extremely easy. ill remember that. thank you :)
     
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    I had the same issue after I tried to install a new rom.

    Thanks BFF for the instructions!
     
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    This isn't working for me. No matter how many times I flash Clockwork, it shows the M twice then boots up into CM6.1.0 just fine. Can't get into SPR or CW recoveries either through Rom Manager or power+x. Tried flashing older Clockwork too-- now it won't even let me flash the latest Clockwork recovery - says "an error occurred while flashing your recovery"

    Someone on the CM forums suggested turning on the option to delete the last recovery, that doesn't work either.

    Anybody?
     
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    I would try a manual install of SpRecovery. Before I did that however, I would put a good rom on the sdcard and rename it update.zip (make sure it is not in a folder and is not named by windows update.zip.zip). I would do this so that if things go very wrong, you will have a rom on the sdcard to load. Here are the instructions:

    [FONT=&quot]Upgrade Recovery Image[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]To upgrade to 0.99.3b:
    1. Download the recovery-0.99.3b.img file from the provided link.
    2. Connect your DROID to your computer.
    3. Transfer over this .img to the root of your SDcard.
    4. Disconnect your DROID from your computer.
    5. Open up "Terminal Emulator (by Jack Palevich)"
    6. Type in the commands provided below.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT][FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Code:[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]DO NOT TYPE THE QUOTATION MARKS AND MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE SPACES
    "su" press enter
    "flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.99.3b.img" press enter
    "reboot recovery" press enter [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT][FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]
    7. You will reboot into recovery and see that you have updated to version 0.99.3b.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]

    http://downloads.droidmod.org/flash_image


    Do a nandroid backup immediately.
     
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    I will definitely try this tonight, can I just download the CM6.1 Rom and rename it or would you recommend something else?

    Thanks a ton
     
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    While searching for an answer, I found this (http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Motorola_Droid:_Full_Update_Guide):

    Second Method (manual)


    1. Download the latest version of the ClockworkMod Recovery (2.5.0.1) & flash_image file.
    2. For ease, rename the recovery image .img file to recovery.img.
    3. Place the recovery.img and the flash_image file on the root of your SD Card.
    4. If using ADB, plug your Droid into your computer and open a terminal, or you can also use a Terminal Emulator from the Market to type the commands from the device. ADB: adb shell su cd /sdcard flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img Terminal Emulator: su cd /sdcard flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
    5. After you completed the above commands, power off your phone, then hold the x button (physical keyboard) while powering on your Droid. If everything was successful, you should boot into ClockworkMod Recovery
     
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    I'm gonna try this one first, I have everything downloaded and put into the root but I don't have experience with Terminal Emulator. What are the line separators?

    su cd
    /sdcard flash_image recovery
    /sdcard/recovery.img ???

    Or all just one line? I apologize for the newb questions I'm still just a novice ROM flasher.

    EDIT: Nevermind! This link here coupled with your method helped me! I appreciate it so much thanks a ton.
     
    #9 mdroid28, Dec 18, 2010
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