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From Clockwork to Original recovery without USB?

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Hi! I was running latest FLB-Froyo/Jellyfish on my Finnish Blade, but now my USB port seems busted.

I want to take the phone to the shop for repairs, but the Clockworkmod is a slight concern for me.

I already rolled back to my old backup of Finnish Saunalahti 2.1 ROM, but now I still would like to go for the original recovery. I assume I can't use fastboot to do this without USB.

So:

1. Am I going to use recovery.img file from Saunalahti Finnish stock ROM as a new recovery file? Found it from here http://android.modaco.com/content/zte-blad...ade-stock-roms/

2. Is it possible to be done at all, without fastboot? (Updating from clockwork, with update.zip method for example?)

And last, feel free to tell your USB fixing tips, too :D I've tried 2 PC's, 2 different USB cables, 3 different roms, removing the battery, removing SD and SIM card, twitching the cables and connectors. Virtually anything I can dream of! Windows just doesn't recognize the phone at all. I mean, no ding-dong sounds, no exclamation marks or hardware wizards, nada. :D Blade doesn't give me an option to mount it to PC either.

Last, thanks for all your work at Modaco! Amazing community!

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1) i would try with a linux box or a linux live cd

2) if usb is broken you have to use the tpt method to flash the original rom/recovery

you need a card reader to copy the files in /sdcard/image

you can do it through wifi

you can do it through 3g (store the files somewhere on internet)

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Thanks for the real fast reply.

1) i would try with a linux box or a linux live cd

Good idea. I'll try the USB once more with a linux live cd.

2) if usb is broken you have to use the tpt method to flash the original rom/recovery

TPT, got it!

But it's not confirmed for use on Finnish devices...

you need a card reader to copy the files in /sdcard/image

you can do it through wifi

you can do it through 3g (store the files somewhere on internet)

Yes, I'm already familiar with ADBwireless.

Once more:

http://android.modaco.com/content/zte-blad...ade-stock-roms/

EFIN_P729BV1.0.0B02-update_signed.zip

-> recovery.img <-

Is this the file I should be using? As there are floating stuff like this: http://content.modaco.net/dropzone/blade-b...very-images.zip and I am not sure at all. Or is the only option to use TPT to install the whole boot+recovery+rom pack?

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Couldn't wait to get mine home to flash it, so prepared a spare micro-sd card with the relevent files and did it 10 minutes after buying.

The recovery partition can be flashed by putting the recovery image in /sdcard/recovery.img (or whatever) and opening a terminal under root and using the following command:

flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

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The recovery partition can be flashed by putting the recovery image in /sdcard/recovery.img (or whatever) and opening a terminal under root and using the following command:

flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

Really? That easy? In android terminal? :D

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Really? That easy? In android terminal? :D

Lol, yup! On coming out the shop I used:

1) Filer to install universalAndRoot (or something) that I'd downloaded onto the SD card

2) Filer to install better terminal emulator - flash recovery image from SD Card

3) Reboot into recovery and flash Froyo from a ROM that I'd customised earlier.

:D

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