We have confirmation that ClockworkMod 4 recovery is now available for the Motorola Droid / Milestone! This comes in from RootzWiki forum member birdman who apparently was bored and decided to give this a go. Of course, not to forget Koush who pioneered the ClockworkMod recovery. While Droid / Milestone owners have been making it around the Android world with the bootstrap recovery, the owners can’t really complain about that, as it is still a fully functional recovery without any serious bugs to it. However, with the Droid / Milestone coming of age, it is refreshing to see something new for the device, and a genuine ClockworkMod recovery is always useful. Read More
S-Off tool has been updated to version 0.4 with support added for the much famous HTC Thunderbolt. What is Revolutionary? It’s a One Click S-Off solution developed by the makers of Unrevoked and AlphaRevX for making the whole ordeal of gaining S-Off on HTC Devices a walk in the park. This recent update as mentioned earlier has not only brought about support for the Thunderbolt alone, but a handful of additional HTC Android devices as well. Thunderbolt users didn't really have it going easy for them earlier on with regard to S-Off and rooting procedures, hence the addition of support for this device in an already revolutionary tool, comes highly welcomed. So head on after the break to see how you can gain S-Off on your HTC Thunderbolt in no time at all.
It was only a day or two back that the Motorola Photon 4G had its bootloader unlocked, and with that it seems like the development for the device is really gearing up. Just as the device received an unlocked bootloader, XDA-Developers forum member romracer
released a modified CWM based recovery for the Photon 4G that according to him, is based on his own custom code forked from the CyanogenMod team’s recovery. What does this mean? Well for start you now have an alternative to the Bootstrap recovery. romracer
’s recovery, named ALPHA RECOVERY
has quite a few features at hand as well.
Earlier we covered a post on gaining S-Off on the HTC Droid Incredible 2 but that was for devices running Android 2.2 Froyo, and rendered the tool useless for those who updated to the official OTA update to Gingerbread. So as of right now, Revolutionary has been updated to version 0.4 with support for Incredible 2 running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, and as for those on Froyo with S-On, Revolutionary no longer supports Froyo on your handsets, so you will have to move to Gingerbread in order to use the tool.
We have confirmation of an automated script being released for rooting the Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb tablet on Windows, Linux and Mac! This is huge news for those who were intimidated by an earlier post of ours covering the first rooting method for the Toshiba Thrive. The original method was quite cumbersome a task for many, hence the release of this easy rooting script thanks to XDA-Developers forum member dalepl
. The script would work for tablets that have recently been updated to 0029.
Earlier we covered a guide on how to gain S-Off on the HTC Sensation 4G via Revolutionary. That tool is supposed to install the ClockworkMod recovery as well, but there have been reports that the recovery does not get installed in some instances. However there is a manual method in place for moments like these to ensure that you have no problem in customizing your phone the way its meant to be. XDA-Developers forum member ikhzter
has put up a nifty little guide and provided us with the ClockworkMod recovery 4 image in a zip flashable file to install on the Sensation 4G with ease.
Sony Ericsson started rolling out official Android Gingerbread update for Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 couple of days back. The development community was quick to react and rooted the build with other essentials within 24 hours of release. However, there are some folks who have managed to root their Xperias updates to Gingerbread but are now facing a pretty annoying sound stuttering when playing songs, videos and during calls. Read More
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet is truly one of the best tablets around. Earlier launched as Wi-Fi only and 3G versions, Verizon has just recently received and consequently released the LTE versions of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. While the device specs stay the same, the fact that there is an LTE radio built into it, will appeal to all speed hungry users wanting the maximum internet speed on the go. That said, for advanced users, root and recovery have been made possible thanks to @poitee. Read More
We have confirmation that the Bootstrap custom recovery app is working for the Motorola Photon 4G Android phone. The Photon 4G was only recently rooted, and thanks to efforts of developers over at XDA, especially those who worked on making Bootstrap working on the Droid X2, the Photon 4G has successfully managed to run the ClockworkMod custom recovery without any issues at all. The APK – as are all the bootstrap recoveries built into – is a direct pull from the Droid X2 and according to bane449
who put his device up for testing, and according to the feedback on the forums, this seems to work as it should.
It’s been a while that the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 has been rooted with SuperOneclick. While you may have your device rooted, you need to have a custom recovery running on the device, but that requires an alternative recovery partition. Luckily, XDA-Developers forum member lakehousetech
has come up with a nifty little tutorial on how to go about that.
The Xperia Neo has been unlocked and rooted for quite a while now, yet a custom recovery was nowhere to be seen. A rooted Android device without a custom recovery is almost handicapped. Lucky for Xperia Neo owners, XDA-Developers forum member Bin4ry has recently managed to run a custom recovery based on ClockworkMod recovery and named FreeXperia ClockworkMod Recovery on the Xperia Neo. This should see a boost in custom ROMs and mods based on flashable zip packages. Read More
Earlier we covered a guide on rooting and installing ClockworkMod the Asus Transformer Honecyomb Tablet running Android 3.1 (220.127.116.11)
, and while that worked, there were people who were having trouble with the method employed. Automated rooting or ClockworkMod recovery installation’s aren’t something new to hit the Android devices, but the Transformer was missing such a tool. Yes, ‘was’, because XDA-Developers forum member brk
has just developed and released a Batch Script that not only lets you root the Transformer but gives you plenty of other options including unrooting your device.
Earlier we covered a guide on installing the recently released Bootstrap Recovery on the Droid X2. With root already achieved and then with this recent recovery installed, it is not surprising that the Droid X2 has received it’s first ever custom ROM, named Minimal X
courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member c21johnson
. The ROM is still a beta for now and much extensive testing is needed, however it is mostly stable for now according to the developer. Glitches or bugs may arise, so no need to be surprised there.
The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G by Samsung is the successor to the original Sidekick and it has the specs to prove it, not just the timeline. Sporting the same Hummingbird chipset as found in most of the Samsung Galaxy S series of devices, the Sidekick 4G has a lot of potential that is left to be unleashed, and that of course comes with root access and a custom recovery installed. If you have your device already rooted, you should consider installing the ClockworkMod recovery that has just been released for this device and if you haven't been living under a rock all this time, you would have heard the praise going around for the famous ClockworkMod Recovery.
LG Optimus Black, the thinnest Smartphone so far, hasn’t been able to draw much developer attention due to it’s availability in certain geographic locations. However the developers who already own this Android phone, are already in the process of cooking delicious ROMs after Root and ClockworkMod Recovery made their way to this handset. The first custom ROM for LG Optimus Black is now available and is called Nova Version 1. We really don’t know the logic behind this name, but as far as you flash this one to get rid of the crappy LG firmware onboard, it seriously doesn’t matter. The ROM comes from senior XDA member Noejn and according to him, the ROM is in a beta stage, but is pretty much stable with major functions and features working without major flaws and glitches. The ROM comes with a experimental kernel, which gives you EXT4 Support along with SLQB and tweaks like MinMax governor plus TinyRCU.
Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Optimus Black via Gingerbreak and while rooting may seem enough to most Android users, no Android device is truly rooted without a custom recovery installed. Now when it comes to custom recoveries, there is no matching the ClockworkMod recovery, and this is the recovery we will be installing on the Optimus Black.
What good is a rooted Samsung Mesmerize if you don’t have ClockworkMod recovery installed on it. With a simple root, you’re nowhere at getting the taste of Custom ROMs, kernels and you’re certainly far away from the comfort of flashing unsigned zip files with ease. Android Forum’s forum member ifruit6 tells us how to get the most famous custom recovery on your phone. Read More
Earlier we covered a One Click Root for the Nexus S via Superbot
. While that was convenient that tool was proving to be unsuccessful for some users and there was a need for an updated tool. XDA-Developers forum member Borky_16
has released an easy root tool for all your Nexus S users, which not only roots your device, but allows you to install ClockworkMod recovery on it in one go as well! That is pure awesomeness for an awesome phone.
ClockworkMod recovery for the HTC Incredible 2 was released and installed with no time wasted when the news of S-Off being gained on the device via AplhaRevX hit the internet. With this recovery installed you will be able to flash custom kernels and ROMs with ease and comfort. Installing this recovery on your device isn’t that hard either.
If you’re an experienced Android user or even an aspiring one, you would know that you have got to have a rooted Android device to experience the OS to the fullest. What follows next is a custom recovery and while for some it’s as easy as installing via ROM Manager, some devices require a cumbersome effort on part of the user and there’s a high chance of messing up. While ROM Manager lets us install ClockworkMod recovery onto most of our devices, some devices are left out while some users want a different custom recovery. It is for this purpose that RootzWiki forum member adlx
has released an app that lets you flash custom recoveries compatible with your device from an online library.