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I have a new HTC MyTouch (32A) that I tried to install a new ROM on using ROM Manager. I have done this many times (maybe 100 times), once in a while it goes wrong. Now, with this one, it can't get to the recovery, that is, it can't get past Fastboot. So, I am trying to install a ROM from Fastboot.

I know Fastboot is working:

mojotexas@Starjammer ~ $ fastboot devices
SH06EPB01384 fastboot

I have a good ROM that I cooked up in Android Kitchen. It is called: signed_101110_220528.zip

WHen I try to install this ROM using Fastboot, I get an error:

mojotexas@Starjammer ~ $ fastboot update 
archive does not contain 'android-info.txt'
archive does not contain 'android-product.txt'
error: update package has no android-info.txt or android-product.txt

So, what are these txt files, where do I get them, and where to I put them in the ROM?

Alternatively, how can I use fastboot to install a clockworkmod recovery and go from there?

Thanks, m0j0

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You may also want to solicit help from the xda-forums forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=480 –  Bryan Denny Oct 16 '10 at 13:57

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Can you not download the image of the clockwork recovery here: http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/02/clockwork-recovery-image.html

And do something like:

fastboot flash recovery /path/to/<recovery>.img 
fastboot reboot 

Note: I've never done this via fastboot before, I've always done it via ROM manager so take my advice at your own risk.

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I rooted my LG GT5450 device and installed ROM mananger but when I am click on flash ClockworkMod recovery it doesn't display my device model. now what I do? –  RobinHood Jul 30 '11 at 10:38
i did "sudo fastboot flash recovery /path/<recovery>.img" and i got OKAY.. but then got.. FAILED (remote: (InvalidState)). what does this mean? –  robnardo Jan 25 at 22:50

ROMs installed from fastboot on HTC devices are different from the ROMs one installs through recovery. Their contents are images that need flashed along with a couple .txt files that the phone uses to verify that they're built for your phone. If the phone isn't NAND-unlocked/S-OFF, they also have to be signed. Take a peek at the RUU for your particular phone from this XDA thread to see how they're structured.

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