Will Verduzco · Aug 26, 2013 at 10:00 am

Build ClockworkMod Recovery the Old Fashioned Way

Yesterday, we covered a guide by XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy on compiling TWRP recovery. As powerful, user friendly, and customizable as TWRP is, some people still prefer other recoveries such as the popular ClockworkMod Recovery.

Yes, we’re aware that there’s the automated CWM Recovery Builder, which turns the whole affair into a point-and-click affair. But let’s face it: The truly nerdy like doing things the old fashioned, hands-on way. It builds character, teaches us a little about development, and is just plain rewarding to do. So once you’ve decided that you wish to compile CWM the old fashioned way, how exactly do you go about doing so? Depending on your current knowledge level, there are a few places where you can begin.

If you’re an absolute beginner, you’ll probably need help setting up a build environment, syncing sources, and so on. If this applies to you, first visit a simple and straightforward guide created by Senior Member buffo1987. The guide, while originally intended for the Samsung Galaxy S i9001, can be easily reworked to apply to newer devices. It starts out with installing the needed libraries, creating directories, installing the repo, and syncing. It then continues all the way to compiling the recovery. And as mentioned earlier, there would be some small tweaks that you have to make along the way to get it working on other devices.

If, however, you are a bit more advanced and don’t need help with the initial steps involved in building, visit this guide by Recognized Developer Shaaan. His guide forgoes the build environment setup and syncing and is quite a bit more general, so it can easily apply to any number of devices.

Wherever you start, keep in mind that half of the fun in mobile hacking is the journey. Good luck building.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Jimmy McGee · Mar 2, 2015 at 06:00 am · 1 comment

HTC One M9 & Samsung Galaxy S6 Unveiled – XDA TV

The HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 were unveiled at Mobile World Congress! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of the Huawei Watch Android Wear device and be sure to check out the article talking about IKEA selling Qi enabled furniture. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Be sure to check out the other videos...

XDA NEWS
Aamir Siddiqui · Mar 2, 2015 at 03:10 am · 2 comments

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, The Thinnest 10″ Tablet, Now Official

While the likes of Samsung and HTC were busy announcing their next big things in the mobile market at their Mobile World Congress events, Sony was turning up the heat in the tablet market with the launch of its latest offering, the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Coming with a 10.1" IPS display offering 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, the Xperia Z4 tablet is the successor to the successful Z2 tablet released in 2014. As a true successor, the Z4 Tablet offers everything...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · Mar 1, 2015 at 04:12 pm · no comments

Samsung Galaxy S6 VS HTC One M9: Which Do You Prefer?

After months of anticipation, both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 have finally been unveiled. Now that we have all seen both of the devices in all their glory, many of us have some decisions to make. Which of the two beasts do you prefer: the Galaxy S6 or the One M9? Let us know which device you plan on buying and why!

DISCUSS
Share This