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This is a copy, of sorts, of the fine page at:    Droid Views    created by: Dhananjay Bhardwaj
Mainly the TWRP Exploring part... CWM Exploring is coming.

Like most of the 'other stuff' that we have copied... we did it so that it won't be lost.

 July 18th, 2014  I have made some more minor changes and additions. One of them is the inclusion of CWM. These two Recoveries, TWRP and CWM have been 'altered' to work properly with our ReZounds.

And it would be nice to know where to get the tools that work on our ReZounds. Images can be found at the "FlyHalf" locations listed along the Right Side of this page. One for TWRP and one for CWM.



Now then, this, the installation, is not necessarily fast ... so be patient.


  1. IF you are here, that means you are gona do some serious messing with your Phone. I am gona say that it, the Phone, must be UnLocked and rooted. Some will disagree with me on that -but- IF you are gona do anything really interesting with your phone, like a "Custom ROM", then you need those two conditions. A third one, S-Off, would also be nice.
  2. You should have a PC setup with proper drivers to connect the USB ports on both devices.
  3. Android SDK must be installed on your computer.
  4. Download the latest version of FlyHalf Vigor TWRP -or- FlyHalf Vigor CWM.
  5. Enable USB debugging on your Phone and connect your phone to a computer via USB.
  6. Open a Command Prompt (terminal).
  7. IF you have the path setup, you can operate from anywhere. Otherwise, you'll have to change into the Platform Tools dir of the SDK.
  8. Either change to the dir that contains the TWRP img that you dowloaded -or- copy it to the Platforms Tools dir.
  9. In the terminal, enter the following: adb devices
    You should see the startup of the adb daemon and then the listing of your device serial number.
  10. Next, type in: adb reboot bootloader
    and watch and wait for the phone to reboot into the BOOTLOADER. Which will be the screen on the Left. You are only properly connected IF you see the FASTBOOT USB. Sometimes there can be a little delay in the USB letters appearing in the name.
  11. Back to the terminal and enter: fastboot devices
    Once again you should see your phone listed.
  12. Now in the terminal enter: fastboot flash recovery TWRP.IMG -or- CWM.IMG
    Replace TWRP.IMG -or- CWM.IMG with the name of the file that you downloaded. Wait till it says it is finished, on the terminal.
  13. Now we need to get to the screen on the Right. To get to there, push the Power Button to select HBoot ... which... as it turns out... is the BOOTLOADER item in the selections. Once in HBoot wait for the green writing to flash and disappear. DO NOT PUSH ANY BUTTONS.
           Bootloader Screen
    • *** TAMPERED ***
    • *** UNLOCKED ***
    • HBOOT-2.25.0000
    • RADIO-
    • OpenDSP-v13.6.0.7611.00.0104
    • eMMC-boot
    • Apr 12 2012, 16:47:46
    • <VOL UP> to previous item
    • <VOL DOWN> to next item
    • <POWER> to select item
    • REBOOT
           Fastboot Screen
    • *** TAMPERED ***
    • *** UNLOCKED ***
    • HBOOT-2.25.0000
    • RADIO-
    • OpenDSP-v13.6.0.7611.00.0104
    • eMMC-boot
    • Apr 12 2012, 16:47:46
    • HBOOT
    • <VOL UP> to previous item
    • <VOL DOWN> to next item
    • <POWER> to select item
  14. IMPORTANT! After you have flashed the recovery, it is crucial that you you don't just reboot your device. Select RECOVERY by using volume down to scroll. Once you have selected to RECOVERY, only then press the Power Button to boot in recovery mode.
  15. If you don't follow these instructions, your device will simply re-flash the stock recovery, and you'd have to start all over with the custom recovery flash process.


  What is TWRP?

TeamWin Recovery Project or in short; TWRP, initiated in 2011, is an Android Custom Recovery with full touch UI. This Recovery brought in and created a new trend of Touch-based recoveries. It adds customization support and enormous other amazing features to the AOSP recovery code which makes it one of the best Android Custom Recoveries available till date. The GUI on other hand is fully XML based, so you can modify each and every aspect of this recovery according to your desires, provided that you have appropriate knowledge of XML and Android.

 Why choose TWRP over others?  As mention earlier TWRP was the first to bring in the concept of touch-based UI on recoveries, which in turn defines its uniqueness. Since the early days, this recovery has evolved more than any other recoveries available, bringing in huge changes in the code and UI. If you choose TWRP, you're assured to be updated regularly with more and more features accompanied by stability.

  Exploring the Main Menu

As soon as you boot your Android into the latest build of TWRP, the following menu will serve you, known as the main menu.

The main menu consists of 8 tabs (Install, Wipe, Backup, Restore, Mount, Settings, Advanced & Reboot), each having its own sub-tabs and functions. Let us now begin with the first tab on the screen.

 July 12th, 2013 / 3:07am  Before going on we need to mention the three little buttons along the bottom. Mainly the middle one. We looked long and hard before we could find any info on it, and then that was only fleeting. The button on the left, that looks like a home, will do just that. Returns you to the Home menu and if you are already there... nothing. The middle button is a full screen of the terminal. If you do something (ie wipe, flash, etc) that (updating partition details...) is the default text on the screen. You don't need to wait because it isn't doing anything. Push the icon again and it'll bring the buttons back up. (courtesty of: Android Master on RootzWiki) And finally, the swirl on the right is a Return key. Tapping it will return to your previous screen.


The Install tab is simple and make its role in flashing files (ROMs/Kernels/Mods). Another thing that is unique here, is that you can add a queue of files and the same will be flashed in the respective order.

Now, lets get to know how simply this works.

  1. Press on the "Install" tab.
  2. Browse and choose the file that you desire to flash.
  3. Press on Add more zips if you desire to flash another zip(s).
  4. Swipe the round button present on the bottom of the screen to initiate the flashing process.


This tab serves the function of wiping the partitions on your device. Wipe-able partitions include System, Data, Cache, Dalvik Cache, Internal Storage and USB-OTG (if any). Wiping the partitions is necessary as a pre-flashing process and is different for Installing ROMs/Kernels/Mods and updating them. So, before you set yourself for opening this menu, make sure to know what you're doing.

Advice: Backup your storage as sometimes when you're in haste, you might mistakenly wipe it and lose all the data on your storage.

Here, we're gonna mention some basic wiping steps for Installing ROMs/Kernels. Note that these are universal for every ROM and Kernel, until and unless the developer himself states some specific steps.

Wiping before Installing a Custom ROM:

  1. Press on "Wipe" tab.
  2. Press on "Advanced Wipe".
  3. Select the partitions: Dalvik Cache, System, Data & Cache.
  4. Swipe the round button present on the bottom of the screen to initiate the wiping process.

Wiping before Installing a Custom Kernel:

  1. Press on "Wipe" tab.
  2. Press on "Advanced Wipe".
  3. Select the partitions: Dalvik Cache & Cache.
  4. Swipe the round button present on the bottom of the screen to initiate the wiping process


The Backup tab holds a very important and useful function. Situations might arise when you accidentally Install a wrong (corrupted/damaged) or may be un-desirable ROM/Kernel/Mod. Post these situations, we find ourselves stuck. So, the Backup option gives us an helping hand to come out. This option is also well known as Nandroid Backup, but is now certainly referred to as a common term; Backup.

TWRP offers some unique privileges in the Backup option too. A user can simply select the partitions that he/she might want to backup viz Boot (Kernel & Ram-disk), Recovery (Present Recovery), System (Firmware files), Data (User Apps and Information) & Cache (Dalvik Cache and Cache).

To Backup your current ROM, simply follow these steps:

  1. Press on "Backup" tab.
  2. Select the partitions you want to backup (Usually, ROM backup includes System, Data, Cache & Boot).
  3. Swipe the round button present on the bottom of the screen to initiate the backup process.

Apart from backing up, you can also Set Backup Name (set a specific name for your backup), Enable compression and Skip md5 generation during backup.


The Restore option in simple words, restores the Backup. A backup made with the Backup tab is to be restored from this tab. This option also allows you to delete a previous backup and even enable md5 verification.

Restoring a backup is quite easy:

  1. Press on "Restore" tab.
  2. Press on the backup you want to restore.
  3. Swipe the round button present on the bottom of the screen to initiate the restore process


It certainly is essential to mount partitions while flashing some specific files. Mount-able partitions includes: System, Data, Cache, Internal Memory, SD-card and USB-OTG (if any).

To mount a partition:

  1. Press on "Mount" tab.
  2. Select the partitions to mount.


This tab holds all the settings related to the recovery subsystem.

The following come under this tab:

  1. zip file signature verification (Enable flashing only if the zip file is signed properly).
  2. Use rm -rf instead of formatting (Option enables manual rm -rf command to wipe instead of automatic formatting)
  3. Skip md5 generation during backup (disables the generation of md5 sum during backup process)
  4. Enable md5 verification of backup files (enables restore of backup, only if md5 sum verifies)
  5. Use military time (Use the time format followed by Military/Army)
  6. Simulate actions for theme testing (enables modification of actions during theme testing)
  7. Time Zone (Set time zone according to your country)
  8. Screen (Enable/disable/set screen timeout)
  9. Restore defaults (Restores all the settings to their default value)


In the Advanced section, you’ll find some further features that many users might not require. You can copy the recovery's log to SD card for accessing it later, which can be useful for debugging purposes. You can also fix file permissions, which can help if things aren’t working properly due to improperly set permissions for important files. There’s also a Reload Theme option that is useful for those developing a custom theme for TWRP.

Advanced functions include:

  1. Copy Log to SD (Transfers the error log generated to the SD card)
  2. Fix permissions (Fixes the permissions of the System files to fix errors)
  3. File Manager (In-built recovery file manager to manage files on Internal and External memory)
  4. Terminal Command (In-built terminal emulator to execute commands)
  5. Reload Theme (Reloads the theme from TWRP/theme, necessary when applying a new theme)
  6. ADB sideload (Initiates sideload over ADB to flash zips)
The ADB Sideload mode is also accessible from here, which essentially allows you to put your phone into a mode where files can be flashed to it from a computer using the ADB sideload command. This mode shouldn’t generally be required by anyone who doesn’t already know how it works, and those unfamiliar with it don’t really need to worry about it. For those who are going to use it, the Wipe Cache and Wipe Dalvik Cache options can come handy to ensure that both these cache partitions are wiped after the ADB sideloading process completes.
How to Use


This menu lists ways to reboot the device to various locations. You can reboot your device into the following modes just with a simple gesture. You can perform the following actions within the Reboot menu:

  • System (Boot your device normally into the OS)
  • Power Off (Powers down your device completely)
  • Recovery (Reboots into the recovery mode)
  • Bootloader (Reboots the device into bootloader/fastboot mode)

To reboot:

  1. Press on "Reboot" tab.
  2. Press on the desire button where you're willing to boot.
  3. Swipe the round button present on the bottom of the screen to initiate the rebooting process.

That's all about TWRP, that every user needs to know and understand. Every function that this recovery offers is unique, which in turn makes itself the one-of-the-kind in its line. Are you having trouble while Installing this recovery on your device? Or you're curious to enquire about something? Feel free to comment and let me know.
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