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I've set up a initramfs sample for the Epic 4G Touch.

The Epic 4G Touch has a single boot partition, that contains both the recovery and boot kernel and initramfs. This common to many samsung phones.
This kernel build initramfs contains the following features and changes:
  • Boot to stock recovery by creating the file /cache/.stock_recovery.
  • The recovery ramdisk does not pollute the boot ramdisk. All the ClockworkMod recovery files are in /recovery, and then copied into place during recovery startup.
  • Minimal changes to recovery.rc.
  • /sbin/recovery is a wrapper script that launches clockwork recovery.
Files of interest:

recovery wrapper script: https://github.com/k...r/sbin/recovery
recovery.rc changes: https://github.com/k...07af8018#diff-1
recovery.bin is the stock recovery binary, and is available if stock recovery is needed.

Github repository: https://github.com/k...initramfs_files

Download link to the Epic 4G Touch kernel: http://download.cloc...c4gtouch_zImage
 

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Not odin,

For a zimage, you need fastboot from the android sdk.
you can google the commads.
or go here, if you are comfortable using the cmd prompt
http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=735660
Samsung phones dont use fastboot...

either take the zImage and tar it up and use odin, or put the zImage in a CWM compatible zip file.. you can use one from another kernel, and just change the zImage file..
 

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I've set up a initramfs sample for the Epic 4G Touch.

The Epic 4G Touch has a single boot partition, that contains both the recovery and boot kernel and initramfs. This common to many samsung phones.
This kernel build initramfs contains the following features and changes:
  • Boot to stock recovery by creating the file /cache/.stock_recovery.
  • The recovery ramdisk does not pollute the boot ramdisk. All the ClockworkMod recovery files are in /recovery, and then copied into place during recovery startup.
  • Minimal changes to recovery.rc.
  • /sbin/recovery is a wrapper script that launches clockwork recovery.
Files of interest:

recovery wrapper script: https://github.com/k...r/sbin/recovery
recovery.rc changes: https://github.com/k...07af8018#diff-1

Github repository: https://github.com/k...initramfs_files

Download link to the Epic 4G Touch kernel: http://download.cloc...c4gtouch_zImage
What would I need to do to get this working on my Samsung Galaxy W I8150. The phone is rooted, and have unlocked bootloader. Could you write some basic steps, please...

Cheers
 

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Hi Koush, I just compiled and installed CW to my phone (LG P690 Optimus Net) and it has been submitted to testers in order to verify if it's working or not. I have 2 questions for you:

1) Is there any kind of "checklist" to verify the recovery is working
2) We have no camera button here, so unless we activate the back button (scrolling the menu twice) we can't select the menu options. Is there a way to make it working from beginning?

As soon as we completed the testing phase, I'll submit the recovery to you so you can Add it to your website.
 

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Hi Koush, I just compiled and installed CW to my phone (LG P690 Optimus Net) and it has been submitted to testers in order to verify if it's working or not. I have 2 questions for you:

1) Is there any kind of "checklist" to verify the recovery is working
2) We have no camera button here, so unless we activate the back button (scrolling the menu twice) we can't select the menu options. Is there a way to make it working from beginning?

As soon as we completed the testing phase, I'll submit the recovery to you so you can Add it to your website.
Use BOARD_HAS_NO_SELECT_BUTTON := true and rebuild so you can use power to select.
 

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Hi Koush, I just compiled and installed CW to my phone (LG P690 Optimus Net) and it has been submitted to testers in order to verify if it's working or not. I have 2 questions for you:

1) Is there any kind of "checklist" to verify the recovery is working
2) We have no camera button here, so unless we activate the back button (scrolling the menu twice) we can't select the menu options. Is there a way to make it working from beginning?

As soon as we completed the testing phase, I'll submit the recovery to you so you can Add it to your website.
Test backup and restore, and zip installs.
 

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Koush any chance you could Pleassse make a recovery for the Samsung Exhibit 4g (SGH-T759).Its a solid phone which has finally been rooted but has no recovery
.I and all other Exhibit uses would be Very Happy if we could have CWM on our phones which will bring us a step closer to getting custom roms so please please help if you can...i know you are a very busy man.
 
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