Launch Recovery on HTC EVO 4G, Legend, Desire without a PC

by Brian on June 13, 2010

Guys over XDA forum have hacked a work-around to launch recovery running on the HTC EVO 4G without using a PC using Fake-Flash which launches a recovery image from the test image recovery and instead of pushing the files from a PC, the files are extracted from an update.zip on the SD card.

rom manager

Just download and install the recovery via ROM Manager which is a free app on the Android Market. ROM Manager will also install the recovery update.zip to /sdcard/update.zip. So if you ever hose your installation, simply start up in test/stock recovery mode, and navigate to apply sdcard:update.zip and you will be in ClockworkMod recovery.

If you’d rather download manually, Koush has also provided instructions for this method.

Pre-requisites

  • Download the fake-flash update zip.
  • Copy the update.zip to the root of your SD card (the name must remain as update.zip)

When you want to launch the recovery image

  • Turn on your device with ‘volume down’ pressed and select ‘Recovery’
  • When the exclamation mark appears, press and hold ‘volume up’ then press ‘power’
  • Select the second option, ‘Apply sdcard:update.zip
  • That’s it, ClockworkMod recovery should launch!

Note - Fake-Flash is only for devices rooted with a test image, and will not work on unrevoked root.

Via – xda-devs

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  • Conniegleave

    I’m trying to recover some accidentally deleted pictures on my EVO phone.  I’m wondering if this program will work to recover the deleted photos.  Thanks

  • http://pardu.com Parduadmin

    Do not throw ur old sd card to garbage.
    use ur pc to reformat ur sd card every 4 months as recommand.
    as soon as you see any picture dispear problems, reformat ur sd card

  • http://pardu.com Parduadmin

    Do not throw ur old sd card to garbage.use ur pc to reformat ur sd card every 4 months as recommand.as soon as you see any picture dispear problems, reformat ur sd card

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