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I'm trying to use the ClockworkMod recovery image and ROM Manager to flash a custom ROM on my HTC Wildfire. I downloaded CyanogenMod 7.1, put it on the sdcard and followed the instructions.

I selected Backup current ROM, Wipe User Data and Wipe System Data, then it reboots into recovery mode but I never get past the screen with the red triangle and exclamation mark (http://twitpic.com/7yzq9w)

Any idea on what I'm doing wrong?

Edit: forgot to mention that pressing the power + volume up buttons brings me to a menu with options for reboot, apply update.zip, wipe cache partition and wipe / factory reset. Apply update.zip does not work (signature cannot be verified) and wouldn't be desirable since I'd first like to make a backup of my current ROM.

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It sounds like you don't have ClockworkMod recovery installed or it didn't stick. Did you install it from ROM Manager? –  eldarerathis Dec 27 '11 at 16:50
    
@eldarerathis CM comes with CWM. He shouldn't have to flash it separately. –  SaintWacko Dec 27 '11 at 19:55
    
@SaintWacko: No, it doesn't. It's a good thing, too, because I'd have to re-install my recovery every time I upgraded CM if it did. –  eldarerathis Dec 27 '11 at 20:04
    
@eldarerathis Really? Odd. When I flashed CM7.1 on my way up to pre-CM9, it included CWM. –  SaintWacko Dec 27 '11 at 22:44
    
@SaintWacko: I mean, it's certainly possible that it varies by device or hasn't always been the case, but 7.1 for the EVO definitely doesn't modify /recovery. It just has a boot image and a /system folder. I don't think I've personally encountered a version that included CWM myself. –  eldarerathis Dec 28 '11 at 1:07

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