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ROM Manager Update Includes SPRecovery

The people have been heard!  That’s right, all of you struggling to return back to stock after flashing to the latest CyanogenMod can now relax.  Koush’s ROM Manager received yet another update today, this time including an option to flash SPRecovery.  Yay!  Just open ROM Manager and scroll to the bottom to flash it…

For whatever reason, DM Updater was struggling to recognize that your phone was either rooted or not actually utilizing SPRecovery, therefore was not allowing you to flash it and then follow through with the process of returning back to a stock 2.0.1 Droid.

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Let me know if this helps!

Cheers @JStandiford21!

  • http://www.lead411.com/Maurizio_Cassano_2107398.html Maurizio Cassano

    Do I have to uninstall SPR prior (How?) to installing ROM Manager?

  • Chris Nimon

    premium Rom Manager gives you a whole bunch more roms and kernels to choose from. When you first open Rom Manager scroll all the way down. Youll see Flash Alternative Recovery and All Clockwork Mod Recoveries.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WPMSYRLRIAZJ2JQ3VAQ7AEZAIA Ray

    i already had 'rom manager' on my phone and i just bought the premium version. i don't see any changes and don't have the option of alternate recoveries. i did a reboot but no help. anyone have an idea what i'm doing wrong. thanks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WPMSYRLRIAZJ2JQ3VAQ7AEZAIA Ray

    i already had 'rom manager' on my phone and i just bought the premium version. i don't see any changes and don't have the option of alternate recoveries. i did a reboot but no help. anyone have an idea what i'm doing wrong. thanks

    • Chris Nimon

      premium Rom Manager gives you a whole bunch more roms and kernels to choose from. When you first open Rom Manager scroll all the way down. Youll see Flash Alternative Recovery and All Clockwork Mod Recoveries.

  • scorpion77

    does anyone know what this update radio update c_01.3E.3e.03p couldn't find any really info on it an before i did it i wanted to know more about it …

  • musicking

    I bought premiun. but i cant find premiun now. showing just free version.
    how install…. premiun???

  • avl92681

    Ok, so this question is really 2 parts. I'm currently running Cyanogen Mod 5.0.5.3 (I think that's what it's called). Installed it, no issues. I then downloaded and paid for the Premium version of Koush's ROM manager. However, when I go into ROM manager I don't see this option at the bottom (Flash Alternative Recovery), and when I attempt to go into the Download ROM option in ROM manager it says I must update to the most recent version. I can't update to anything more recent, and I have the premium version installed. Anyone know what's up with that?

    The second part of my question has to do with these “updates” people are talking about with Cyanogen Mod. Where do I find these? I've seen posts on the Cyanogen Mod forums where people are talking about like10 updates per day coming from Cyanogen Mod. How do these work?

    Any help would be appreciated, Thanks!

  • kellex

    Video on how to use SPRecovery in ROM Manager to get back to stock has been added here: http://www.droid-life.com/2010/03/27/video-retu

    (Please “like” this so it jumps to the top.)

    • Rockdroid

      After loading Cyanogen Rom forgot to back up apps…lost connection with google server my phone cant establish a connection after Rom was installed…cant get back into market…need down load file for Rom Manager …Astro…… I cant seem to retrieve anything from root because i did not back up recovery sorry so if there is anyone who can help me retrieve these file…?or apps ?..or widgets? So i can get back into market i would appreciate it …if not it looks like my phone might accidentally fall out of the truck while im driveing…ooops…lmao

      • Rockdroid

        If i cant get to market how in the world can i purchase anything from developers….?????

        • Rockdroid

          Here is what my phone says after reboot in green writing at the top my phone. The little droid dude with the white hand that shows you to tap the screen to continue…..Its called Set Up your Google Account…
          Quick set up..? So i tap next..it goes to the next page…At the top it says Setting up your Droid in green writing..there is a create account button…(which i have tried to do) and there is another button that says
          (Already have a Google Account?..And yes, I do have one it still works when on web. So.. im taping on the one that says sign in…The next page says in green writing at the top..WELCOME TO DROID it is the sign in page where you type in your google account name and password…..So i am doing that now..Now a Back button shows up along with a SIGHN IN Button “obviously” i want to.. SIGHN IN..to finish the process of
          Installing Cyanogen Rom .. so here we go ..im signing in …and it says..in Green writing at the top of the page SIGHNING IN..?In white writing it say (Your phone needs to communicate with Google server to set up your account.This may take up to 5 minutes…there is a grey bar at the bottom of the page that apparently is working but not loading…it is taking me to the next page and it says…in Green writing YOU DONT HAVE A NETWORK CONNECTION…and then it says This could be a temporary problem or your phone may not be provisioned for data services.Please try again when connected to a wi-fi network. If the problem continues,call Customer Care…underneath that.. there is a button to tap that says wi-fi …i am tapping that now.. it takes me to the wi-fi connection page …OK cool i See my home wi-fi network on the page …so im tapping that now ..it says connected..so now i have established a connection right..??.there is a next button at the bottom of the page ..im pushing that now..it took me back to in green writing at the top of the page WELCOME TO DROID its the SIGHN IN page again.. My E-mail name is there and it is asking me for my password…I'm typing that in now…it is going through the same process as before..grey bar trying to load…could take up to 5 min ……it says that it CANT ESTABLISH A RELIABLE DATA CONNECTION TO THE SERVER
          Trip on this ..I can SKIP everything on the SIGHN IN and my phone works lik a champ (hands down this is an awesome ROM ..But if i cant go to market what good is all this….Im just saying…please help ..droid family..

  • ajavgeek

    I am not sure I understad the difference between ClockworkMod and SP Recovery. Can some one please educate the rest of us?

    Thx

    • izzy182

      ClockworkMod is an custom recovery specially made by Koush for his CyanogenMod ROM, typically most custom ROMs uses SPR.

      • tpags

        I have BD 8.1.1. When I go into the rom manager and try to dowload a different kernal for the rom I keep getting download errors. I made sure I had the current rom manger and also did fix permissions, rebooted and it still won't work. Any ideas, please and thank you. :D

      • ajavgeek

        Thanks

  • isaak1900

    after i do flash alternate recovery what will i do next please someone help? kellex?

  • John

    Just to make sure. I have CyanogenMod 5.5.3 on my rooted phone. If I want to go back to stock, all i need to do is download the Rom manager?

  • Cyberdemon

    Now he just needs the “unroot” feature and we'll be good to go!

    • kellex

      I seriously hope thats coming.

  • jrpaschall

    OK. so when i flash alternative recovery i get a message saying “an error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!” please help.

    • Cyberdemon

      what kernel are you running and when did you install it?

      • jrpaschall

        ok it says im running kernel version: 2.6.29-omap1-bekit
        i hope that helps!!

        • jrpaschall

          and i installed it last week.

          • Cyberdemon

            Hmmm, dang i was hoping you were going to say adamz or chevy's. i know that there were permissions problems with those and was going to say to install their latest version because they are all fixed up now. Dang sorry.

          • jrpaschall

            do you know of anyway i can change the kernel??

          • jrpaschall

            yeah i do have Cyanogen installed…. :/

          • Cyberdemon

            make sure you make a nandroid backup first. but if you want to change the kernel download one of these:

            Chevy's 5-slot Medium Voltage (update.zip format):
            1.0Ghz (125/250/550/800/1000)
            http://alldroid.org/roms/motorola/droid/chevyno

            AdamZ's ESE53 Kernels (update.zip format):
            Adamz Medium Voltage 1000mhz
            http://ultimatedroid.com/srt/AdamzKernels/adamz

            Then put it where ever you want on your sdcard (since you're using rom manager it doesn't matter). then reboot into recovery and install zip from sdcard then select it and that's how you change your kernel.

          • Cyberdemon

            Kellex – That may be a good tutorial video “How to change the kernel on your droid”. It would probably a short one :-P

          • jrpaschall

            Can this all be done from my droid? Thank you so much for you help!!!

          • Cyberdemon

            yeah you can use your browser on your phone and download it. then when you reboot in recovery the file will be in your /sdcard/download/ folder.

          • jrpaschall

            this is getting ridiculous!! i tried to download both files. but i get a message that says, Cannot Download. The content is not supported on this phone. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

          • Cyberdemon

            that's strange

          • delriogil

            I was on DroidForums.net and just read that ChevyNo1 doesn't recommend changing to his kernel if you're using Cyanogen. Here the link: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/chevyno1/32272

            It's post #17

  • jrpaschall

    I'm sorry, but do you have to have ROM Manager (Premium), the paid version, to do this? When I go into my ROM Manger all I can access is FlashclockworkMod Recovery and Reboot into Recovery. And again sorry in advance for the dumb question.

    • Cyberdemon

      make sure it is all up to date with the current version and you HAVE to flash it to get up to date if it isn't.

  • sundawg

    I aggree with RealGame22, and app that lets you get to this site kind like the facebook app that'd be sweet and I'd probably be willing to pay for that killer app…

  • cliner

    i was being curious and flashed sp recovery, how do i get it back to clockworkmod recovery so i can get to my items in ROM MANAGEMENT

    • Hoagie

      Just click clockwork recovery just flashes ontop.

  • Lee

    Getting back to stock with Sprecovery is simple. Just download the “go back to stock” update.zip and place it on the root of your sd card. Then from Sprecovery install update.zip from sd card. Do a little cleanup of any stock apps….. and you are good to go

    just do a search for the update.zip file on the forums. It's good to have it on hand anyway.

  • amosk

    Almost time for another how-to video with all of these updates. I love it.

  • brimonster

    Could of really used this like 9 hours ago, but it's all good, got back to stock without it. Would've made life easier though, and a heck of a lot less scary.

  • shane0790

    Mine doesn't show that extra option, and I just downloaded the paid version tonight

    • evltwn

      Mine doesn't show the extra option either after Fix Permissions. I downloaded the paid for version today also and no update…can anyone help? I even turned off the phone and nothing.

      • shane0790

        Mine took some time to appear for some reason. You should already have the free version, but check and see if they have an update for it. I had an update for mine right when i was downloading the paid.

  • jchang

    Not sure where I messed up. I have unrooted, returned to stock, even wiped out all the data off the phone (not SD card). Everything looks normal except I can still see superuser permission (ninja) icon on the menu. I can click on it, but nothing happens.

    • shane0790

      Try downloading the app called uninstaller from the market. Once it is downloaded, go through the list and uninstall Superuser

      • jchang

        I installed uninstaller, but can't find it from the list.

  • Hoagie

    Had to take if for a test run works perfect sprecovery is so much faster.

  • Ace Z.

    Kellex, I've been going on this site and supporting it, but haven't had the chance to post comments for a few posts (job is cracking down on computers again). Just stopped by to say thank you and will continue to support this site. Honestly and truthfully, I was going to purchase a Nexus One or an HTC Incredible, but because of you and this site I love my DROID too much now. Thanks brohaim!

    • kellex

      I appreciate the love man. Thanks!

  • Tom

    Even after doing Flash Alternative Recovery, still says the phone is not rooted when I go back to DM Updater. When you follow your video and go into SP Recovery and do the deletions of cache and then try to install->choose ROM from SD, still get the message E: No tar archives found.

  • BRIM

    I want to give Cyanogen a try but hate the fact of having to WIPE initially from DroidMod. Iloved how I was able to keep all my apps (even free ones), settings, widgets & everything as before I rooted.

  • http://twitter.com/JStandiford21 Jason Standiford

    Thanks for the mention kellex, I'm definitely a noob at this root and mod/rom world, but this site and you have definitely made me feel comfortable with doing it and ive had great success following your instructions with things.

    This site rocks.

    • belsonc

      You're better than me. :-) I've thought about doing it, but I'm still paranoid that I'd mess it up somehow… not to mention I'm not sure what I'd get out of it, but that's another story…

      • Michael

        Don't feel bad, I'm pretty chicken about this too. I'm a staunch follower (not voluntarily) of Murphy's Law. I've watched all of the videos and read about rooting and modding, and if I wasn't so risk averse, I would try it. However, I just know I'd end up being that guy with a bricked phone. Ultimately, the Droid has far exceeded my expectations from day one even staying stock all the way. If we get to May with no update, I'll probably break down and give it a try. Thanks to this site, I won't feel blind about the process.

        The only complaint I have is that the phone and this site seem to take up an inordinate amount of my free time. :)

        • belsonc

          Well, as it is, I lost my battery door the other night. It's probably somewhere in midtown Manhattan at the moment – which made me realize I never got the free replacement battery door I was supposed to get. (We won't talk about the condition I was in between leaving the Ginger Man and Penn Station that night which probably resulted in my losing the battery door, though…)

          So yeah – unless I was hanging out with someone who's done it before, who can watch me do it (even though it looks like I could probably do it with my eyes closed, from the videos I've watched), like you, Michael, I don't want to be That One Guy. :-)

        • sundawg

          I was scared to like I mentioned above, but the one thing that gave me that push was if I did brick my droid I have insurance hehe I could call it in stolen and get a new one from asurion without them knowing I moded my precious.

      • sundawg

        just go for it, these roms like DM Updater and ROM manager back up your current state so that if you do mess up like me. Mine went on a loop but I booted from recovery mode and booted my recovery file, and this is a failsafe that is installed by the developers. I can tell you the live wallpapers is nothing big but some other apps run off of rooted phones, like the setcpu. I have that app and it helped cure the lag on my phone. give it a try us droid users are here to back each other up.

  • EndiSky

    Best…Update… Ever

  • Afroman

    At least this update did something. Koush puts out like 20 updates a day and 90% of them, from what i can tell, dont do anything.

    • EndiSky

      I agree with the HUGE amounts of updates, but they all do something, it just may not be something that you actually see.

    • syntakk

      I think I've updated 4 or 5 times today alone…

  • androide

    im so thankful with u kellex

  • RealGame22

    Kellex?

    You should make a app. for this site.lol

    • kellex

      Heh might be time.

      • syntakk

        How are your programming skills, kellex?

        • kellex

          I have zero hah.

  • jchang

    Sorry for a noob question, but if I want to return to stock, do I choose “Flash Alternate Recovery”?

    • EndiSky

      Yes, you would do that then run DM Updater

    • sundawg

      DM Updater lets you go into recovery mode and boot up your previous state its pretty cool

  • SDI

    I knew that once people started to flash clockwork and after that Droidmod updater would not allow you to flash SPRecovery to go back to stock people would think before rooting. Much props to Koush for solving this problem and giving us more choices then even our carrier is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • leftiphone4droid

    Thanks Kellex! I might actually just root now.

  • nkhex19

    Another reason the Droid community is awesome. If someone has a problem with their Droid people try their best to help eachother solve the issues. Thanks Kellex for keeping us updated on these things. This site is hands down the most helpful with any Droid related subjects and news.

    • jdon285

      I certainly can't agree more, would be nice though if when you needed help, or if you had suggestions to offer it was broken down in to some sort of category, it is very hard to figure out where to post your question. But then again this is a blog and it is a fantastic blog at that :)