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A "Recovery" is a special space in the internal memory of your phone, set aside by the manufacturer to perform diagnostics and OS upgrades. In Windows terms, it's a rough equivalent of Boot Menu (usually accessed by pressing F8 during boot-up.) It's invisible to the phone under normal operation, and is accessed in a special way (usually by turning the ...


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MTD (Memory Technology Device) is a type of Partition Map (configuration of partitions of NAND). Partition Map allows those who are using it control over how their partitions are sized and how much space is allocated here and how much space is taken away from there. A file system resides on the Partition Map and governs the data being read,wrote,moved etc ...


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1) ROM Manager is the de facto app to do two specific things: 1) Install a custom recovery 2) Install a custom ROM (or kernels. Check out ChevyNo1s kernels for the Droid). You need to not worry about any permission problems with this application as pretty much every rooted person uses it. It is also an application provided by Koush, who is a well known ...


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If you don't install the Google Apps package the first time, you won't have access to anything that relies on Google's services framework. This means things like: Google Play Google Talk Google Maps The Gmail application ...etc, won't function on your device because they will lack the libraries needed to run. You do not need to re-install the Google ...


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There's only 2 times you'll want/need to install gapps: On the initial install of CyanogenMod ROM (or pretty much any custom ROM that doesn't have gapps integrated). Since CM nightlies are the ROM only you only need to install it once, Every subsequent install of a nightly only overwrites the ROM contents and doesn't touch gapps. When you know there's an ...


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I got this response from Koush, the developer of ROM Manager: ClockworkMod recovery is open source. However, the hooks that ROM Manager uses to automate backups by hooking into ClockworkMod Recovery are proprietary. I have told other developers, if they wish to use the ClockworkMod Recovery hooks, they can do it in the following ways: 1) Build, ...


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A nandroid is the name for a complete backup or image of your device. It can be performed in clock work mod (cmw) . Clockwork mod is a custom recovery because it is a second of tools that can used without booting an os. Think of it has an additional BIOS. When rooting and jailbreaking, u will want to install the clockwork mod. It is the workhorse that has ...


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ROM Manager will auto-load the list of available ROMs, yes. You'll still have to look in that list and see whether CM is there.


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"Fake flash" When you boot into recovery via vol-down at power up, you get stock When you boot into recovery using RM you get update.zip You need to flash permanently eg via alpha rev, unrevoked or via adb. I have a desire so what I used may not work for you.


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Any recovery, be it ClockworkMod or TWRP, or others, must be specifically created for each device (or sometimes device family, if their hardware is similar enough) separately. Picking a random device off a list in ROM Manager will not work, and may even damage your phone. Quick Google, XDA, and Rootzwiki searches don't bring up any relevant hits for "Innos ...


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ROM Manager shouldn't be a required Systems app to run CyanogenMod. Take a look at the steps over here to remove a system app from your phone: http://oldwiki.cyanogenmod.org/wiki/Barebones Something like: adb remount adb shell rm -f /system/app/RomManager.apk


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Try flashing the Recovery image manually via fastboot, as described in this guide: Download the latest version of the ClockworkMod Recovery from here. Place the ClockworkMod Recovery Image in the same folder as fastboot (the /tools folder with the Android SDK folder). Power the Nexus S down, and hold Volume Up & the Power button until booted ...


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Ok, I managed to fix my phone. The first thing that differed about my phone from the video tutorials I watched was that when you are preparing to flash the phone, you're supposed to hold Vol+ and Vol- then connect the USB cable. In the video tutorials the LG logo came on at that point, but on mine it did not. I figured out that if I plugged in the cable ...


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That's got it all covered pretty good, but a couple of things should be pointed out One feature of ROM Manager--"Backup Current ROM"--is useful in that it integrates all of your apps (including paid ones), all of your data (such as contacts, text messages, saved photos, browser bookmarks), and your system state (your desktop arrangement, your preferences, ...


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ROM Manager doesn't do anything particularly special to install a custom ROM. It essentially makes a call to the recovery binary that allows it to save instructions for your recovery partition to run the next time it boots, thereby automating the process of flashing whatever zip file you choose. You could do the exact same thing manually. Therefore, if your ...


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The Galaxy Nexus is supported from a device/hardware standpoint, but it may not be available in your region for some reason. If that's the case, you can instead get ROM Manager directly from the developer's website. There are also ClockworkMod recovery downloads on that page. If, for whatever reason, ROM Manager proves to be unusable or unsatisfactory, ...


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You cannot install CWM recovery onto the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 via ROM Manager app. You will need to flash it via Odin or Heimdal utilities. XDA-Developers forums are a good start. I suggest reading up on the Galaxy Tab Android Development section. This thread seems to have good instructions for flashing ClockWorkMod v3 along with a Euro-specific ...


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Probably the easiest way is to use x-Parts (formerly known as CWM Installer).


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This is entirely up to you, and your personal preference. There is one thing I would suggest though: do not use ROM Manager! It has a nasty history of damaged devices. I would suggest that you go with either CWM or TWRP, if it is available for your device. I would suggest you flash it using fastboot, if it is available on your device. If it isn't, then ...


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Old things tend to stick around. In everyday things (toasters, microwaves etc) there is some kind of software to control the device. That software is installed by the manufacturer and is usually hard to change, in practice read-only. While you can flash the system partition on android, with some electronic devices you needed to and still need to plug in some ...


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I was correct - the stock recovery was not being substituted for a custom recovery. I have since tried a number of things: First I tried installing the "FreeGee" app. Trying to install a custom recovery resulted in the error "Your devices specific software version of D80220d is not currently supported". Second, I tried following this guide resulted in the ...


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VRUEMK2 - is not Bootloader unlocked. So no CWM and custom ROMS for this. You only have root via SafeRoot method. There isn't a known bootloader unlock yet for the past 2 or 3 OTA releases.


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This behaviour of ROM Manager was not intended, and according to the maker of the app, it has been fixed now. The reason for this is the downloading of ROM icons when browsing the ROMs list. Somebody had posted a ROM as the icon causing it to be downloded in the background. I just ended up deleting the big file with Root Explorer. I don't know if I should ...


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CWM is not supporting ROMs and recovery images for the Galaxy Note yet. It is mistaken with Galaxy SII and other models. If you are rooting your phone, DON'T USE THE CWM.ZIP file or you will brick it. I've done it myself without knowing and now I cannot install roms or ever restore factory settings :(


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I'd try putting the "standard download" on your device at /sdcard/update.zip and manually flashing it without using ROM Manager (reboot into recovery and select it yourself). RM doesn't always play nice with Samsung devices.


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Restoring a backup of one ROM over top of a different ROM is a bad idea; although it may work in some cases, the device partitions often get screwed up. You need to flash a working ROM -- preferably the original one -- and should have no problems doing so since you have Clockwork access.



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