A rooted Android device without a custom recovery, is like a battle tank with no turret. Motorola’s Droid devices have always been a tad bit hard to tackle when it comes to root and recoveries, or if not hard, they come with their own set of requirements. The Droid X for instance, once rooted, can be flashed with the latest ClockworkMod recovery, but you need the bootstrap app installed form the market, which essentially becomes a system app from that point onwards. So if you have a rooted Droid X and want to flash custom ROMs to it but do not have a custom recovery installed, no worries, we’ll show you how you can install the ClockworkMod recovery on the device in no time.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- ADB installed on your system. See our guide on what is ADB and how to install it.
- Recovery Bootstrap.
- To begin, download the Recovery Bootstrap from the link above and copy it to the /platform-tools folder within the Android SDK folder.
- Make sure USB debugging is enabled on the device in Settings > Applications > Development.
- Connect the device to the PC and open command prompt to enter the following command:
adb push bootstrap-18.104.22.168-droid2.apk /system/app/
- Once the file is pushed, install ROM Manager from the market and flash the latest ClockworkMod recovery to the device.
- Once the recovery is flashed, try rebooting into recovery to see whether recovery was properly updates or not.