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I don't understand this CWM deal. People on forums are talking about it like it is some additional software, but after I flashed it to my phone (using Heimdall) I cannot boot my OS anymore. Did it overwrite it? How do I get it back?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Al E., Izzy, Flow Dec 27 '13 at 10:42

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No, CWM is just a custom recovery. But if you picked the wrong version (i.e. one not fitted for your device), it might lead to that. Maybe you update your question with some more details: What device, Android version, and which CWM archive you flashed. Somebody familiar with that combination might then jump in to help you. – Izzy Mar 17 '13 at 12:13
So it's supposed to leave the OS untouched? There are only 2 CWM versions: ICS and JB. Obviously I went for ICS because it was closer to my ancient Gingerbread OS, so that couldn't be it. Maybe it's just buggy. – user30381 Mar 18 '13 at 10:01
No? So ICS = Gingerbread? Interesting news :) As CWM already existed before Gingerbread, I'd check for a closer match. Though it should not really matter lateron (I still run the same old CWM on my Wildfire I installed when it was on Eclair, and meanwhile have ICS running on the device), it might matter for its installation. – Izzy Mar 18 '13 at 10:43