clockworkmod recovery

When looking for a tweak to apply in our device, most of it requires us to install them by flashing through a custom recoveryClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) comes to our minds first whenever thinking of a custom recovery.

Custom recovery is a replacement for the stock recovery which contains advance functions that the stock recovery lacks, therefore, it will allow us to do advance enhancements to our android device. Android has an inbuilt recovery that contains basic functions such as resetting settings and data, installing minor updates and wiping cache. With a custom recovery, we can do more of tweaking our device such as installing and updating apps or system apps, tweaking android kernels, themes, partitioning, wiping Dalvik cache, install, backup and restore firmwares, fix permissions, wiping battery stats and more.

The popular custom recoveries out there are ClockworkMod Recovery, which we will discuss on this article, and another one is TWRP recovery which is a touch enabled custom recovery.

CWM Recovery was made by Koushik "Koush" Dutta. It is based on the Android 2.1 (Eclair) recovery image. Features include Nandroid backup, adb shell, advanced update.zip options (ignore asserts and signature checks), and file browser for choosing update.zips.

Now, we are going to install the latest CWM Recovery to your android device with this easy guide.

How To Flash / Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Android Using ROM Manager

1 Root your phone and turn on internet connection.

2 With ROM Manager, we can easily install ClockworkMod Recovery on most android devices. Download ROM Manager and Install it, this is free to download at Play Store.

3 After installing ROM Manager, open it and select Flash ClockworkMod Recovery under Recovery.

4 Confirm your device and it will download the CWM recovery that suits your device so wait for it.

5 You have to grant Superuser Rights.

6 When the download and installation of the recovery is done, verify it by booting to Recovery.

7 Done. If you encountered errors during the process, repeat the steps.

For those who already have their ClockworkMod Recovery Image, follow this step below to install it via Terminal Emulator.

How To Flash / Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Android With Terminal Emulator

1 Make sure your android device is rooted.

2 Download Terminal Emulator at Play Store.

3 Place your Recovery.img to the root of your SD-card so it is easy to flash. If you don't have one, download Recovery for your device from ClockworkMod Site.

4 Open Terminal Emulator and type the following code in order:
dd if=/sdcard/Recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p13 
5 Wait for the process to be done before rebooting into recovery.

clockworkmod recovery

The look and feel varies from phone to phone or version by versions.

If this method of installing ClockworkMod Recovery does not work on your device, use this another method.

ClockworkMod Recovery For MediaTek Devices

Using ClockworkMod Recovery

To use this recovery, you must boot first to recovery. If you are already on the CWM Recovery interface, the only way to navigate and select your desired functions are through pressing the Volume Rocker keys and the Power or sometimes Home button, not unless it was a custom or unofficial version of ClockworkMod Recovery in which Touch support was enabled.


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