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Will Verduzco · Aug 26, 2013

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...

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Samantha · Jul 1, 2013

Start to Finish Guide on APK Modding and Theming

So much of our Android experience is dependent on modifying various APKs. Modding, theming, ROM and app developing in one way or another often require some sort of tweaking, modifying, or refashioning of an APK. So XDA Senior Member XperienceD has decided to create a 'Definite APK Modding and Theming' thread intended for everything to do with modding and theming. XperienceD starts this thread off with a thorough, 'all-in-one' guide on APK decompiling and recompiling, signing and zipaligning, .9PNGs, and flashable CWM...

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Jimmy McGee · May 31, 2013

Unofficial CWM for Ouya, CASUAL Root and Recovery for AT&T Galaxy S4, MotoACTV Development Active – XDA Developer TV

An unofficial build of ClockworkMod Recovery has been released for the Android-powered Ouya game console. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article about using CASUAL to root and install TWRP on on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 easily and news about development on the Motorola MotoACTV. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin gave us video...

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Will Verduzco · May 27, 2013

Unofficial CWM Recovery Port for the Ouya

Some time ago, we gave the Android-powered Ouya game console a place in our forums. Since then, we've not heard too much about this curious little non-phone/tablet device other than a guide to help users connect via ADB, sideload apps, and obtain root access and some as of yet fruitless efforts towards UART and Play Store access. Luckily, this development lull has been interrupted thanks to XDA Forum Member mybook4, with some help from Forum Member sonofskywalker3 and Recognized Developer rayman. Mybook4 managed to port an unofficial CWM build to...

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Samantha · May 21, 2013

XDA University: Porting ClockworkMod Recovery to New Devices

Having a good recovery makes the process of modifying, tweaking, maintaining, and backing up your Android device much easier, so that you don't have to go through the procedures manually. Installing a recovery is probably one of the main activities for a newly rooted phone, along with installing new firmware and a couple of other essential mods. But what happens when your new phone doesn't have a CWM to install? The 'How to Port CWM to New Devices' guide at...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 12, 2012

Clockwork Mod on RAZR i, Ubuntu on Nexus 7 News – XDA Developer TV

On location in Kansas, your friend Jordan is here to update you on the exciting Android news from XDA. Jordan mentions the first custom ROM for the HTC One X+. Jordan also talks about the release of Safestrap for Kindle Fire HD, which Brings recovery to the device. In Ubuntu news, Jordan mentions the release of a desktop installer for the Nexus 7. Finally, Jordan talks about ClockworkMod recovery beta being released for Motorola RAZR i. Pull up a chair and...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 2, 2012

nAa JB Kernel and MiniCM10 ROM for the Xperia X8

Ever since the release of Jelly Bean source code to AOSP, ports for various devices have been popping up frequently. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 owners waiting to get a stable build of Jelly Bean on their devices need wait no longer, as  nAa Jelly Bean kernel and MiniCM10 ROM bring the latest version of Android and CyanogenMod 10 to their devices. Developed by XDA Recognized Developer nobodyAtall, the nAa custom Jelly Bean Kernel prepares your X8 for Jelly Bean ROMs by...

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Former Writer · Feb 12, 2012

Team UtterChaos Releases Their Touch Recovery Source

Caring is sharing and in the world of AOSP Android development, that's more than a motto, it's basically a rule. More ROMs have been forged from the depths of repositories like Github than any other single source out there and ROMs don't even comprise all the source code in Android repositories. It is with the caring and sharing in mind that XDA Senior Member Napster and XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD of Team UtterChaos have merged their Touch versions of ClockworkMod...

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orb3000 · Jan 31, 2012

ClockworkMod Touch Recovery For Galaxy Nexus & Nexus S

Koush, a well-known developer, just released the beta of his new Touch Recovery. Finally no more volume up, volume down, power button to control what you want in the dark screens of recovery world. Just boot, tap and flash it!. For now the recovery works only on CDMA and GSM for the Galaxy Nexus, and GSM for the Nexus S. Also some members confirmed it works on the Nexus S 4G as well. The recovery has to be flashed from...

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Former Writer · Jan 31, 2012

Auto Installer for Sony Xperia Line Helps Get ClockworkMod Recovery to Users Easier

Installing a recovery on a phone has the potential to be challenging. On some devices, it's as easy as flashing a kernel. On others, it's knowing how to use ADB in your command prompt (or terminal) to push the recovery to the correct partition and hope you didn't just turn your beautiful device into a very expensive paperweight. In either case, XDA Senior Member pvyParts and friends have posted an application that will install a recovery straight from the app...

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liwen · Jan 29, 2012

Koush Teases Fully Touch-Enabled ClockwordMod Recovery

We've previously shown you some touch-enabled recoveries: for one, the fully touch-based 4EXT Recovery Touch, but also modded CWM versions. However, both had their own shortcomings; while the modded CWM versions use on-screen buttons which emulate the functions of hardware keys, without taking full advantage of the touchscreen, not everyone might be willing to change to a completely different recovery if they're already used to ClockworkMod. But what if – what if ClockwordMod was updated with a fully touch-based interface?...

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Former Writer · Jan 23, 2012

Team UtterChaos Releases Touch-Enabled Recovery For Kindle Fire and HTC Flyer

Team UtterChaos has been steadily moving along with their work. When last we saw them, they released touch enabled recovery on a pretty good number of phones. Well, the list has grown once again. Team UtterChaos, comprised of XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD and XDA Senior Member Napstar, have begun adding tablets to their list of supported devices. For those toting the Amazon Kindle or the HTC Flyer, you now have the option to use a touch-enabled recovery. For those with the HTC...

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Former Writer · Jan 14, 2012

Popular AGPS Patch Now Available on HTC Desire S

For those who are unfamiliar with AGPS Patch, XDA Senior Member crypted gives a brief explanation: This patch was created to provide quick GPS locking across North America. But, it has been ported into a worldwide solution for multiple devices. Using a general ROM without this has resulted in 10+ minutes of GPS delay. Also, GPS lock kept being lost. By using this patch, most people experience a GPS lock within 10 seconds (2 - 20 seconds range can be...

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Former Writer · Jan 13, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Mini Gets ClockworkMod and RZ Recovery

Users of the Samsung Galaxy Mini have had a lot of excitement. Not long ago, CyanogenMod9 was successfully ported to it and it's also had CM7 for quite some time. XDA Senior Member squadzone has kept the train rolling on the development for the Galaxy Mini with his simultaneous release of RZ Recovery and ClockworkMod Recovery. This gives users a more familiar recovery experience and makes the process of making back ups and flashing ROMs a little easier. Both recoveries...

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