I want to install cwm recovery in my canvas a1 for backup my current rom android 4.4.4. I m going to install lollipop 5.1 I heard about some bug in lollipop so for my safety i want a backup. I used minimal adb and fastboot for installing cwm. But when i type the command "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img" End hit enter Then it show a error. "Failed (remote download for partition 'recovery' is not allowed'

Error Screenshot

What should i do now?


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Your recovery partition is locked.

  1. Make yourself a developer (go to Settings -> About Phone -> Tap on Build until developer
  2. In Developer options turn on Enable OEM unlock
  3. Flash the new recovery, don forget to "fastboot oem unlock"
  4. Important: don't allow phone to complete a normal reboot after flash. When rebooting, press Vol Up + Vol Down + Power to enter CWM recovery directly. Otherwise the stock recovery will replace CWM again.

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