Devs dont bash me too much but where all here to help well I can confirm this works after 3 reboots tries.
Ok so I got RA 1.6.2-- Recovery on my u8150 pulse mini.. Not by fast boot .. having trouble using fast boot for windows vista (also tried limited with linux said eff it) I decided to go back to roots and be experimental using the terminal.
(now you are saying wtf he just skipped fast boot method and totally went in blind and risked bricking his phone) !!!!!
Yes i did and sometimes I take less roads taken .. infact I love doing this because how can't you have success without trying first hand.. and unlike (evil apple) you can recover easier. I had an idea to just copy the method i had used to install a custom recovery on a lg optimus and by golly it worked.
lets go step by step how I managed to just by luck and stroke of wonder I got it on my device using terminal.
Step one .. well forget step 1 .. forget using fastboot.. I tried to use it on windows and linux.. got impatient blah.
Step 2.. get terminal emulator from the market. I use the jack palvich terminal emulator..
step 3.. open terminal emulator and begin to give it a su ... to get the # (you know the deal)
(follow this task step by step.. but before all that we need a flash img.
NOW HERE IS THE INTERESTING PART...THIS FLASH IMAGE IS FROM RA' THUNDER.. ROM FROM THE LG OPTIMUS MY OLD PHONE.. BUT SAME FROM DEV. IT WORKS TRUST ME YOU WILL SEE.. WHEN I AM DONE!!!
step 4 extract that and put it into the root of the sd card.
step 5 grab the recovery-RA-pulsemini-v1.6.2 extract that and put the image file also into the sd card.
(RENAME RECOVERY-RA-PULSEMINI-.V1.6.2.IMG TO RECOVERY.IMG NOW AND SAVE THAT ITS EASIER WHEN YOU ARE INPUTING IT ON TERMINAL SIDE
step 6. follow these steps in the order as follows..
# mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system
# cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
# chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
# mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
(like the optimus for some reason after this step it gives you an error dont freak just do it and hit the return key and it will advance
# mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system
# flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
(this for some reason gives and o mtd out of memory error just let It scroll then It will still work surprisingly heh hit the return key and it will advance
# reboot recovery
It should reboot..
(So now that you have rebooted take the battery out and do power, vol.up and green button
you should see the htc BUILD: RA-Pulse MINI-1.6.2
Lke this .. .
you now have a custom recovery happy modding.