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How to check if your bootloader is unlocked

Assuming your device adheres to some Android standards, you'd want to run fastboot oem device-info. Often you can also run fastboot reboot-bootloader to get into the bootloader which often says right ...
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What does CWM back up?

According to: https://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/ClockWorkMod_Instructions#Making_a_backup ClockworkMod's backup/restore feature will generally only back up the /system, /data, /cache, /sd-ext, and /...
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What does CWM back up?

To add to other answer, your back up has ALL the information in your back up image as the phone has when you took back up /system refers to your ROM /data refers to your data created by apps both ...
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How to check if your bootloader is unlocked

i'm no expert, but if you go to the bootloader, by (on my nexus 4) holding volume down then power up, then it says
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Cannot locate recovery image

Until Android version 4.4.2 the CWM backups are stored in /data/media/clockworkmod/backup Reason for this as per the Reddit Post (see source below) In Android 4.2, backups are placed in a secure ...
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Can't download the ZIP file of CWM Recovery from its official site, why?

Discontinued since 6.0.5.1. There should still be (many) copies scattered around the web, including PhilZ ones, but it's still suggested to switch to TWRP as it's actively maintained, especially if ...
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What are the differences between ClockworkMod and Team Win Recovery for the Nexus 7?

TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) - This is a very widely used custom recovery. It is fully touch-driven, has one of the most complete feature sets available, and uses a themable UI. TWRP is maintained ...
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Where does Clockworkmod create a Backup?

Contrary to expected location of the back up being stored in sdcard/clockworkmod/backup,it ends being stored in /data/media/clockworkmod/backup, upto KitKat and I guess it to be same in later versions ...
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How large can a "recovery" like TWRP be?

False. Many newer devices utilizing the A/B partition layout don't have a dedicated recovery partition. See landing page for Google Pixel for a full explanation. True. Certain devices have exploits ...
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How to enter recovery/download mode with broken home button and broken bootloader

Use ADB, there is a command on there to reboot your phone to Odin/download mode, it's adb reboot download.
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Installed CWM/TWRP but it isn't installed when booting to recovery mode

There is an easy step... I used it to boot in to rec on my N910g (note4) 1 .flash the custom rec using odin (it was TWRP 2.8.7.0 for me) As soon as the device restarts after flashing press and hold ...
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Cyanogenmod custom recovery can't backup, restore or apply an update!

In case you are having this problem with a galaxy s2 and cyanogenmod 12.1, then the solution is to flash the original developers alternative stock kernel with TWRP installed. It is signed and thus can ...
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Why doesn't ClockWorkMod wipe of /data delete /data/media folder?

Please note the following are assumptions based on my Linux knowledge. So I cannot 100% back them, especially cannot tell if any/all recoveries work this way. First, some raw facts: as already ...
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S2 with working Lollipop Custom ROM, stuck on boot , won't reinstall ROM in CWM

Using Odin, I'd reflash the original official rom for your device (you can download from sammobile.com), this is to restore the original partitions. I'd format all current partitions in recovery, ...
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CWM Recovery can't see external SD card, need to install a rom from ext SD

Here is the Procedure: Make sure latest Samsung USB drivers are installed on your PC. Download Odin v3.07 on your PC.(Some SAMSUNG devices require Odin v3.04). Download Recovery.tar, download link. ...
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Replace CM13 recovery with CWM6

Will installing the CWM Recovery in fastboot mode break my CM13? No, why would it? But before flashing your custom recovery make sure to disable the setting Update Cyanogen recovery or Update CM ...
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How to remove cwm and unroot tab 2 10.1

Steps to unroot Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to stock official firmware Download appropriate stock official firmware (according to region) for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to computer. Download links: GT-...
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Custom recovery, can it brick my phone?

Well first i will answer your question. If you want to use a recovery made for a complete Another model for your phone, yes it will brick your phone. Even though another model is very similar to your ...
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Will changing a /system partition file system delete all data?

It highly depends on how you change the partition FS and what software you use to do it. If I guess it right, the FS on your /system partition is Linux ext4, which does not have a lossless way to be ...
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A questions about "wipe" in CWM Recovery

I wonder What is the difference between a wipe and format In terms of safe deletion of data? A wipe is, in any method, removes selected data from filesystem. It can be plain deletion or formatting ...
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Phone isn't rooted after installing SuperSU

It seems like HTC Desire 500 has a "system write protection", so you may need to flash a custom (modified) kernel to prevent the system from protecting itself from modification. Check this post on ...
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Huawei Ascend G630 shows on the display: "Recovery image verify failed"

There is a quite simple workaround to solve your problem. First you should search (on XDA example) and download an original-recovery.bin for your device. After you can flash it in fastboot mode with ...
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How to find my recovery version

installing something like ROM Manager might help. check this screenshot: https://lh4.ggpht.com/mCWZ9q9niBabx-HBbrlez8hFxAh0VrhNl2y0_diCmxbmj93BF36nuPR_KcACgYXuXstd=h900-rw
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How to enter recovery mode in BlueStacks?

No, you cannot enter recovery mode with BlueStacks. The recovery needs a partition for the recovery as mb, but I think BlueStacks remove that partition. So when you reboot into the recovery, it will ...
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Stuck at CyanogenMod recovery

You can install TWRP with root access without the need of a PC. Download the latest image for your device here. Your phone needs to be turned on. Copy the recovery IMG to the root of your sdcard and ...
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Nexus 5 failed recovery due to /data partition

I used this link to repair my /data directory: http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/general/howto-repairing-corrupted-data-partition-t2577447 Fortunately I was able to boot into fastboot ...
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Xperia Ray ST18i - CWM - install zip from sdcard, error message: This package is for "ST18i,..." devices; this is a "".?

I found an answer here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=30908422&postcount=186 Edit the updater-script, but don't try to fix it - remove the condition altogether since I know I'm ...
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ADB does not detect my device while in Recovery Mode

Considering you're using CWM (which isn't developed in a fast pace), you could switch to using TWRP, boot into recovery, enable MTP, and simply mount your internal storage or external sd card. Copy ...
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How to check if bootloader is unlocked mediatek device

There is a great deal of ambiguity and misinformation in the previous answer(s) above. The root cause of this is ambiguity inherent in the words "flash" and "flashing": some people use a "flash tool" ...
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Custom recovery reporting wrong device when flashing CM11 in Samsung Galaxy Note 8 even when I downloaded the right firmware

The device model is hard-wired into the recovery image. Make sure that you have flashed the right recovery image for your device. E.g. TWRP lists the recovery images for both N5100 and N5110 on the ...
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