Will Verduzco · Dec 8, 2011 at 05:48 pm

Save Your Hardware Buttons, Lose the Heartache With 4EXT Recovery Touch

Up, up, down, down, menu, back, power. Sound familiar? If you’ve ever used a standard Android recovery, I’m sure it does. Why is it that accessing the recovery partition on a modern, touch-screen device feels a little like entering the Konami code? Thanks to 4EXT Recovery Touch by XDA forum member madmaxx82, this is no longer the case for the HTC SensationDesire S, Incredible S / 2, Desire HD / Inspire 4G, and Desire Z /G2.

Making full use of the your touchscreen, EXT4 Recovery Touch allows you to accomplish all the typical Android recovery fare in a touch-friendly manner. Additionally, the recovery is extremely themeable, meaning that you can customize the recovery to your heart’s delight. If that’s not enough, the recovery even detects and displays your local time. Those concerned about performance needn’t worry, as the developer assures us that speed is unhindered due to the asynchronous UI rendering and a low overhead. The feature list, according to the developer:

  • includes all of the many features from 4EXT Recovery Classic, see 2nd post
  • brand new user interface: “4EXT UI”
  • touchscreen only!
  • extreme theming capabilities!
  • nearly ALL YOU SEE is changeable.
  • “worker bar”: create your own custom animations, there are (nearly) no limits! Use any shapes/sizes/animations et.c.
  • extra low cpu needed for that: absolutely no negative impact on backup/restore speed.
  • async UI rendering for optimal performance for the “heavy tasks” like backup/restore
  • based upon the extremely, rock solid version 4EXT Recovery Classic v2.2.7 RC5
  • with little enhancements: “preserve theme” now works
  • Detects your local time zone
  • Displays your local time
  • Correct time is used for backups you start from within recovery
  • .. explore the new interface to see more

Looking to get in on the action? Just head over to the appropriate recovery threads to get started:

[Thanks to Whiskey103 for the heads up!]
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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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