ClockworkMod Recovery

Discussion in 'Newman N2 / Freelander I20' started by poutnik, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. poutnik

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    ClockworkMod version 6.0.3.0 by tedascuen for our Newman N2/FreeLander i20 can be downloaded here:

    http://www.htcmania.com/showthread.php?p=8200489#post8200489
    (direct download link is https://www.wuala.com/Tedascuen/htcmaniaedition/Recovery6030.rar/?key=LXcD9MstWas3)

    Previous version 6.0.2.9:
    https://code.google.com/p/findlee-d...0.2.9-by-Findlee-v.1.zip&can=2&q=#makechanges

    Credits:
    * Findlee
    * tedascuen
    * Sintenel for his pioneering work
    * Lares
    * possibly others, sorry if I have forgotten someone, let me know and I'll update it here

    Requirements:
    * Windows or Linux machine with drivers installed to recognize Newman N2/FreeLander i20 phone in bootloader mode.
    * ZIP file linked above, extracted to a folder on the computer.

    How to flash (in windows):
    1. start your phone in bootloader mode - by pressing Power and holding Volume Down
    2. connect the phone to the computer
    3. check that the computer "sees" the phone by running (not necessary, just useful):
    fastboot devices
    If you see some output, the phone is connected. Otherwise install drivers for the phone.
    4. execute
    CWM-Windows.bat
    and wait for it to finish.
    5. restart the phone with
    fastboot reboot
    (some users report their phone did reboot by itself, I had to do it manually).
    6. check that everything is working. Reboot to recovery and backup your ROM. This way you have something to return to.

    (Linux users usually know the way :) ).

    Issues:
    * some users report broken WiFi when they have unlocked (fused) bootloader and CWMR. It could be corrected by flashing original locked (efused) bootloader (?Q: and original recovery too??)
    * it's important not to mess with the backup's folder names - if you change the name and try to restore, MD5 checksum will fail.



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    Original question:
    So, there are no words about ClockworkMod Recovery or any other Recovery. Therefore I set up my build environment (in a new virtual machine) and got only up to the 3rd step as per this guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1866545

    when I try to get the boot.img , I'm stuck - there is no dump_image command/program. I tried syncing the repository for SGSIII, and when I had a look at the recovery.fstab file, I could see that /boot should be mounted to /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 , and /recovery should be mounted to /dev/block/mmcblk0p6. The problem is, my Newman has devices only up to mmcblk0p4 - might be that some of them is the boot.img, but I don't know.

    Might be, that I could skip this step if I'm building only the recovery, and instead go to step 4. And therein I could use the kernel file from SGSIII (it is supposed to have the same CPU, is it not? ;) ). But still, I don't know what to enter in the recovery.fstab...

    Is there a skilled developer who can help me? Or who can build the recovery for us? So us "lowlies" can make nandroid backups (I know, these can be done even online), but more importantly also restore? Please...

    Jiri
     
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    It is for ICS, too. It states that for GB, you need ClockworkMod recovery ver.5, for ICS (and JB) you need version 6. (you might have misunderstood the box in step 2: CWM 5 and CWM 6 are not the same as CM6/CM7)

    It's not working for the Newman N2 at the moment, but mostly because I don't know how to set it up correctly. I'm not an android developer, I have even not written any programs for my PC in the past 5 years. But I could write quite usable programs (ones that worked and did what I wanted from them) some 8-10years ago. And I know rather well, how to work with Linux, how to administer a heterogenous network...

    I think what I need is someone who has or can successfully build a working CWM for another device to guide me in the setup for Newman N2.

    Jiri
     
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    There is a huge NEWMAN Community in China. I think they develope something ...... you need only to wait.
     
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    That's great. But the next user (the one in the post following your reference) says it does not work... Will have to wait a bit longer, though... but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel...
     
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    and does it work?

    Jiri
     
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    As I know, the CWM recovery from Lares is kitchen made. I think the problem reported by that user is due to a flashing issue. The bootloader must be unlocked (S-OFF) previous to flashing, otherwise you will get an error.

    Don't know, but maybe it will work this way. Connect the phone to your PC via USB and reboot into bootloader. Open a DOS terminal on your PC and type the following commands:

    - fastboot devices (this check if the phone is recognized)

    - fastboot oem unlock

    - fastboot flash recovery (recovery file).zip

    - fastboot reboot-bootloader


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    I tested it and with his Instuction it does not work.......
     
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    Extract the cwm recovery zip from the rar file and try to do as I have described. Lares uses a bat file with very simple instructions. You can see or edit that file using notepad++.

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    I flashed the CWM Recovery and it doesn't work...... you tested it?
     
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    No, mate. I don't have received my phone yet.

    What do you mean when you say it doesn't work?

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    I flashed this with fastboot ...... fastboot says everythink is flashed and ok..... if i wanna start CWM Recovery with Vol+ ....... it does not start.... only Newman Logo comes..... i flashed back with his bat the original recovery and all works again but original
     
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    Maybe it can be only a permissions issue and cwm don't grant full root access or perhaps the stock kernel doesn't support this recovery.

    Anyway, I found another way in Modacao (also XDA) that could fix this problem doing it manually by using adb command. Do at your own risk and please report if it works.

    #mce_temp_url#
     
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    Try this file please: test.rar :oops:
    The sequence of actions is the same.
     

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    I test in a few minutes

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    Nice to see you here Lares. :)

    Then, Is CWM recovery working after install the ramdisk_uboot.img file?
     
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    I am flashing now.... i say in 3 minute if it's working
     
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    HI Lares it freezing on Newman Logo.
     
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    OK, sorry. So we need a normal developer. :confused:
    Here is "our" recovery.fstab:
     

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