One of the most frustrating parts about trying out new ROMs on the Dell Streak is finding a working link to the proper recovery image, especially if you're not looking for a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or StreakMod, which are both easy to find. Dell's stock recoveries are needed for getting back to old official builds (in update.pkg form) or installing new ones that haven't been pushed to your device over-the-air yet, and hunting down the one you need can often be a time-wasting, hair-pulling experience.
But thanks to UKSheep and his new Multi Recovery Flasher tool, those days are over. The tool allows you to select your desired recovery image from a list (currently available stock recoveries in version 0.3 are for the 309, 315, 318, 319, 340, and 345 ROMs) and then sit back and do nothing while it's flashed.
To use Multi Recovery Flasher, all you have to do is run the tool (available at the link below) and get your Streak in fastboot mode.
- Turn off your Streak.
- Hold camera and power button to turn it back on.
- Tap the "Fastboot" button in upper-right corner of Streak screen.
- Wait for about 10 seconds and then plug the Streak into your computer.
- Confirm that "Fastboot_Mode" is shown on screen.
Once you're in fastboot mode, simple choose the recovery image you want to flash from the menu. Simple as that! Once it's done, you should be able to boot into the new recovery (turn off Streak > hold both volume buttons and power button to turn it back on) and install its respective update.pkg after you've found it on your own and moved it to the root of your microSD card.
Although I prefer custom ROMs to stock ones, it would be useful if something like the Multi Recovery Flasher existed for stock ROMs. The Multi ROM Flasher, perhaps? And while we're at it, I think a Multi Baseband Flasher would be great too. What do you say, UKSheep?[xda-developers]