Former Writer · Dec 30, 2011 at 10:30 am

HTC Jetstream Has Root; Gets Custom Recovery

It was just two days ago that we reported about the HTC Jetstream obtaining a permanent root solution.

Well the development didn’t stop there. The reportedly sexy (in a non-threatening Johnny Depp sort of way) XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD, who not only brought root to the device, has also now released a custom recovery for the device as well.

And did so without even owning the tablet. Mad props.

The recovery is a heavily modified ClockworkMod 5 release with everything you loved about ClockworkMod recovery plus a few extras, including:

changes to graphics (ported some graphics from CWM5.5 ICS edition)
revamped layout for recovery menu (to improve navigation) [renamed few options and changed their order] changed “wipe data/factory reset” option to just “factory reset”, and detailed the partitions which will be wiped
added reboot options

Now, as DooMLoRD notes, this is still in the testing phase so before doing anything drastic, be sure to back up your current system! He also notes:

currently this recovery doesnt allow u to flash/backup/restore the boot and recovery partitions… thats because i was not able to find the device block associated with those partitions… if u know wht partitions are mapped to /boot and /recovery do let me know and i will add that feature asap!

So, as with any work in progress, tread with caution. However, if you want to check out all the details, instructions, the full changelog and downloads you can find all that and more in the original thread found here.


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