[mbm] was kind enough to provide this.
That should help people going from stock ESE81 OTA 2.1 get a root friendly recovery. No more downgrade, root, apply zip, install update fun.
Just flash that, and you will have the latest SPRecovery version installed.
Please note that this WILL reflash the boot image to stock ESE81! This is required to keep recovery from being overwrote on reboot. A few bits in the boot image were changed to break the checksum hash that the recovery update checks.
The md5sum of the image is:
PLEASE VERIFY THIS HASH! This is the ONLY way to verify that you have the correct image!
Linux users can run “md5sum SPRecovery_ESE81.sbf” in the folder you downloaded to
Windows users can download md5sum.exe from http://etree.org/md5com.html
Place md5sum.exe in c:\windows\system32 to get it into your path
syntax is the same as for linux
As always, we are not responsible for user errors, and it’s your responsibility to obtain any other tools that you may need.
For those that would like a step-by-step guide, please follow this link.