Just a while back, the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet was rooted, and now ClockworkMod recovery has been ported onto the Honeycomb device powered by the Tegra 2 chipset. The porting of the ClockworkMod recovery comes from jcase over at XDA-Developers and should open the gateway for future custom kernels and ROMs. However, the recovery remains largely untested for now. Credit also goes to More on the recovery and how – if you wish to – you can install it.
There are users who couldn’t get the recovery installed at all, and then there are users for whom /sdcard access and backup options are broken for now. However, there are a few people who claim to have backup working just fine. We guess you understand by now that the recovery is pretty much an experimental start for something that could pretty soon become the real deal. However if you’re feeling adventurous and want to give it a go, here’s how you can do that.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- A rooted Lenovo ThinkPad tablet. See our guide on rooting the ThinkPad tablet.
- CWM recovery image file.
- ADB installed on your system. We’re assuming you already have that covered, since it was needed to root the device in the first place.
- To begin, download the recovery image and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Run command prompt and enter the follwing commands:
adb push cwr_ventana_2.img /data/local/ adb shell su mount -o rw,remount /system echo "#!/system/bin/sh" > /system/etc/install-recovery.sh dd if=/data/local/cwr_recovery_2.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 reboot recovery
If all goes well, the device should now boot into recovery. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.