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Can't Boot Into The New Cwm Recovery? Here's A Quick Fix.

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OP DXC

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:38 AM #1

I didn't have this bug so I wasn't able to test this fix, but Iceman0803 tested it for me.

Symptoms: After upgrading Rom Manager, or after a fresh Gingerbread SBF, you can't boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.

Reason: Rom Manager executes a script containing this code:

dd if=/sdcard/clockworkmod/download/download.clockworkmod.com/recoveries/recovery-clockwork-5.0.2.0-shadow.zip of=/preinstall/recovery/recovery.zip

It wants to convert and copy the new CWM Recovery package to your /preinstall/recovery/ folder. It always did this before, but the filesize of the new recovery has changed. This requires a certain amount of room... room you might not have given the new size, and given the fact that the Gingerbread SBF and All-in-One packages will put junk into your preinstall folder (if you're like Iceman0803, you're about .01mb shy of having enough room).

Solution:
1) Using root explorer, go to /preinstall/app/ and delete any apks you don't use (NFSShift is a great one to delete, its huge)

2) Reflash Clockworkmod Recovery in ROM Manager.


Now you can reboot to CWM Recovery through Rom Manager. Enjoy.

Edited by droidxchat, 28 November 2011 - 10:31 PM.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:47 AM #2

Is that zip fine for second init or regular DX?
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OP DXC

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:57 AM #3

Woooppss, 2nd-init only! But I think those are the only people having the problem am I wrong?
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:43 AM #4

That's what I need. Good deal. No flash?just copy and paste?
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:54 AM #5

Yup, can't flash since u got no working cwm right?
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 04:58 AM #6

Sweet! Worked for me thanks!
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:36 AM #7

Works great here too. Thank you
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:40 AM #8

This worked for me also! Thanks! I was bootlooping at the red M logo after installing cwm 5.0.2.0. Nice easy fix!
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:07 AM #9

I thought that 5.0.20 was for Droid X with or without 2nd init. That is the cwr that flashes by rom manager whether you hit dx or dx 2nd init.
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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:44 AM #10

What REALLY pissed meoff is seeing a 98 mb NFS Shift file lurking in my /preinstall

That's stupid
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