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Hello there,

I've spent almost two days trying to put a custom rom onto my san francisco, and its driving me mad.

Ive followed the guide here and as soon as i get to the recovery manager section, i load clockwork and then follow by trying to install the firmware from the zip on my sd card, like the video says.

But all i keep getting is "you need to install a custom firmware before i can install a new firmware!"

Any idea what the hell is wrong?

Cheers for reading.
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just use fastboot method to flash clockworkmod (fastboot flash recovery clock............img)
fastboot reboot
boot in recovery mode (power + vol- )
install the rom's zip in clockworkmod
that's all

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Ive loaded clockwork fine with recovery manager, and it boots into it alright, but i didnt wanna risk killing my phone by doing it manually, thus i wanted to do it through recovery manager.

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you have a lot more chance to kill your phone with recovery manager than with the manual method
because recovery manager is heavily in development

anyway it's impossible to kill the blade :P
if one method doesn't work pick up another

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To avoid this problem you have, you need to install a recovery first... Just download the 3.0.0.5 recovery img from the sticky thread here and install it via recovery manager... Afterwards you should have a recognised recovery and should be able to install a custom rom!
hope this helps!

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To avoid this problem you have, you need to install a recovery first... Just download the 3.0.0.5 recovery img from the sticky thread here and install it via recovery manager... Afterwards you should have a recognised recovery and should be able to install a custom rom!
hope this helps!


I've done that, did it again just in case i had a dodgy version, but i install the img file and i just get a message saying "currently installed recovery: unrecognised"

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I've done that, did it again just in case i had a dodgy version, but i install the img file and i just get a message saying "currently installed recovery: unrecognised"

Do you have the newest version of rm installed? Because it has a updated database and therefore might recognise the new recovery version...
Otherwise try an older image like 2.5.1.8. It worked for me...
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Your a diamond!

Its now installing.

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you have a lot more chance to kill your phone with recovery manager than with the manual method
because recovery manager is heavily in development

anyway it's impossible to kill the blade :P
if one method doesn't work pick up another

Not particularly true, but yeah bricking using clockwork is pretty unlikely.

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Right its now been on the adroid 'flash screen' for well over 10 minutes, i assume by the video somethings gone wrong?

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Right, sorted, booted into clockwork, cleared the cache and factory resetted.

Now booted fine.

Thankyou for all your help.

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Good points - I have added more instructions to the guide.

http://android.modac...-the-zte-blade/

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