So you've decided to
steal cable dump your ROM
Myth: Dumping your ROM is wrong.
Fact: Google is a big faceless corporation, which makes it okay...
romdump is a (very) simple program that dumps the BOOT, RECOVERY and SYSTEM partitions to your SDCARD, this will allow someone who is technicaly minded to create a recovery image... and that is a GOOD thing...
Name Size Description
Parent Directory -
romdump_v69.zip 607K 95dd1488d74e81fa2d29327616fb36cc
romdump_v72.zip 607K 56c5b6b6a0885ec04f8071f5879286a8
romdump_v72_alt.zip 584K 1b0e2c3640123cc6291a8f45bff3ff1b
romdump_v82b.zip 642K 0de64f007267e834ab4402f93d9ea74b
From version .82b onwards there is no longer a built in root exploit, you will need to find a tempory root exploit and run it before running romdump, I recomend psneuter.
Once you have downloaded and unziped the file you will have an 'romdump' file, now its time to goto work, you will need to have already ran a root expliot and have ADB working with your device.
ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge, and is something you really should have working, I dont intend to enter into a long tutorial on how to install and set this up, but someone at google has. Make sure you have enabled 'USB Debugging' on your device (goto Settings / Applications / Development).
Once you have adb type the following commands on your computer:
adb push romdump /data/local/
adb shell chmod 04755 /data/local/romdump
adb shell /data/local/romdump
then wait for it to finish, it can take a while.
Once the program has finished you should find a directory in the root of your SD card called romdump and a sub-directory named after your device model. Take those files and give them to someone who knows how to make a recovery zip.