Running: Verizon HTC Eris (No service) with the recommended Cyanogenmod for the device + Amon RA recovery as prescribed by the gscript lite method of rooting found in the "Universal Eris root for dummies" guide (the one with step by step pictures)

When i got the CM7 rom up and running i was looking through the preinstalled apps and found the rom manager. inside was the option "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery". From what iv gathered online (CWM > AmonRA)... Is this so? Should i use this option? I fear that by breaking my current recovery in an attempt to upgrade i will brick my device... Should i do this?

  • I don't think that the question as stated is entirely suitable for Android Enthusiasts, because in the end it all falls to a matter of preference. Some people like CWM, others like AmonRa, and some like the new TWRP. Some recoveries function better on some devices. I think if you change your question to "What is the difference between the different recovery options, and will they all wok for my device?", it will be better. For the record, I think Liam W's recommendation below is solid. Jan 29, 2013 at 20:41
  • If you are interested This thread on xda shows a good comparison of TWRP and CWM. Jan 29, 2013 at 20:42

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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 you should see forums such as xda-developers for info on how to flash recovery images.

  • What is the difference between the 3 recoveries? Jan 29, 2013 at 19:48

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