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ClockworkMod 4 Recovery For Motorola Droid 1 / Milestone Now Available

motorola-milestone-clockworkmod-recoveryWe 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.

If you have no clue what ClockworkMod recovery is, you should see our guide on what is ClockworkMod recovery for Android and how to use it. Normally the font color for CWM recovery is orange, but this time around it is blue for the devices, so as we mentioned before, refreshing.

How to get this up on your Droid / Milestone? Pretty easy actually, we’ll show you how.

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 CWM image from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
  2. Make sure USB debugging is enabled in Settings > Applications > Development.
  3. Connect the phone to the computer and run command prompt or terminal to enter the following commands:
    adb shell

    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img

  4. Once the file is flashed, simply reboot the device, or try booting into recovery.

That is it, hopefully this worked for you and you booted right into ClockworkMod 4 recovery. For updates and queries related to this recovery, head over to the forum thread at RootzWiki.


  1. LoL, seems to me that so many people who are not actually doing any of the work, are complaining about the erm, quality of the work :-/ Considering buying a new OS should really have a high cost for the work that goes into it, maybe having it all for free (with no guarantees implied), well maybe we should just be grateful a little more? These distros are for fun and hobbies, not for allowing us users to all get out of buying a £200 latest handsets. See the free things for what they are and don’t keep expecting the moon on a stick, for nothing.

    And in any case, rooting and applying upgrades is something I’d expect an 8 year old to be able to do, so again, quit with the moaning lol, its a few ‘very’ simple actions to take, and if you have any idea, you’l know its so basic and falls into place even when little things go wrong.

    Fliiiiiiiiipin’ ‘eck people !!

  2. I hate Google, android everything that’s involved in this, there should be a better os for phones being worked on, because:
    1) Rooting is easy for Milestones…
    2)When you see this tutorial, you think “Oh, how easy, So short….”
    but when you read the requirements and open the ADB guide…. throw away your android and get an iPhone 5… Seriously!

  3. how impressively irresponsible of you
    you advertise this as being available for both the droid and the milestone, yet a person worth half their salt as a “journalist” would have read that it is only for the original DROID not the milestone.

    while they have almost the same specs and share a chassis, they are not the same device. flashing this on a milestone can lead to a broken recovery very easily since the milestone has a locked bootloader (while the droid does not). congratulations on your fail.

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