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Root [Avail] ClockWorkMod Recovery (fat/fat32)--ATT (etc) Avail Z990


Android Expert
Jun 15, 2012
ClockWorkMod Recovery with FAT/FAT32 support
ZTE Avail Z990

[do not re-post this on any other forum site--i developed this, and i'm entitled to this request]
[should you decide to disobey, link back to this original thread at least--i'm still going to report you here and there]

for users without an sd-ext partition, or users with an sd-ext partition that is formatted fat/fat32

flash from phone terminal or pc terminal--i suggest pc terminal and directions are given for such
--you must have adb set up; there are many ways to do this, and easier ways than using the whole Android SDK (you are responsible for this)



1) download the Avail_fat_recovery.img from above and copy to the root of your sdcard

2) in pc command console type
adb shell  
flash_image recovery /sdcard/Avail_fat_recovery.img  
reboot recovery

your phone will reboot into the new recovery

You now have ClockWorkMod Recovery on your Avail with fat/fat32 support

[if for any reason you wish to go back to stock recovery, download the Avail_stock_recovery.img from above and install in the same manner you installed CWM Recovery above]


**koush for clockworkmod recovery**

Actually it's better to use ext because it's the native format. I made a mistake when I used fat32, but i'm too lazy to reformat and put everything back on my sd-ext. I am not sure about performance because I have never used the ext format myself on this phone. But if you are just starting out I would use ext because it will be simpler.
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Yea I have been kicking myself in the rear ever since I formated to to fat32 lol stayboogy was just kind enough to endulge me and make one with fat32 support to accommodate my laziness. Eventually I will reformat to ext and use his other recovery. But for all the dummies like me hopefully this will come in handy.
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I tried ext3 for the 2nd partition and used link2sd but at times after reboot link2sd would'nt read the 2nd partition it would say no 2nd partition found make sure you format your sd card with 2 partitions I would have to reboot again and at times reboot 2-3 times
so I reformated the the complete 8gb sd to fat16 then resized to 6gb fat16 and 2gb fat32 then a hard reboot (turn off then turn back on) I've linked everything I could to the sdcard 2nd partition and I've downloaded about 100 apps and using auto link in link2sd everything i installd went to sd and no problems when using Quick boot or a hard boot I think fat32 is better because Thats native to sd and that is what android is set up to read

This is on my rooted samsung Proclaim I've been using fat32 now for about 3 months now with no Problems
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