Install Touch Based ClockworkMod Recovery On Galaxy Nexus [How To]


Galaxy Nexus Touch RecoveryGalaxy Nexus gets a touch based ClockworkMod recovery. This comes in from RootzWiki forum member unstableapps along with Chris Ennis. The recovery is an Alpha build right now, and is only meant for advanced users at this point. The recovery while sporting touch functions via the on-screen navigation controls (Up, Down, Back and Enter), retains navigation controls via the hardware keys as well.

According to the developer, the font size has been increased as well within this recovery. The recovery is available for both the GSM and the CMDA/LTE models of the Galaxy Nexus. So if you wish to try this recovery out on your device, let us show you how you can do that.

Here’s a video of the recovery in action on the Galaxy Nexus, courtesy of the developer.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the recovery from the link above, rename it to ‘recovery’ (for your ease) and copy it to the folder where fastboot is in the Android SDK.
  2. Boot the device into fastboot mode and connect it to the computer.
  3. Run command prompt or terminal, navigate to the location where fastboot is, and enter the following command (to test run he recovery):
    fastboot boot recovery.img
  4. If you feel things seem fine you can go ahead and flash it by rebooting back into fastboot mode and entering the following command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at Rootzwiki.

  • bognition

    Thanks! I’ve used this twice!