Will Verduzco · May 27, 2013 at 08:00 am

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 the device.

To install the CWM port on your own device, you need to first achieve root. To do this, visit Forum Member tcollum‘s root thread linked in the introduction. After you’ve achieved root access, fastboot boot into a recovery image stored on your computer. Once in the temporary recovery, flash a recovery-flashable update.zip for permanent recovery access.

Those interested in getting started should head over to the recovery thread. To learn more about the process, and how sonofskywalker3, mybook4, and rayman achieved this, visit the development project thread.


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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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