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Install Custom ClockworkMod Recovery 5 On Motorola Photon 4G

imageUsers of the Motorola Photon 4G, can now flash the latest ClockworkMod recovery, and is a customized version meant for the Photon 4G. This is great news for users who were planning to install a custom recovery to their device, or even those on an older version of the recovery looking to upgrade. Credit goes to XDA-Developers forum member romracer for releasing this custom cooked recovery based on ClockworkMod recovery 5. The recovery even sports 6 color schemes as well and you have the option to choose which one you want to install.

The major changes made according to the developer, includes full support for dual SD cards, support for webtop partitions, and changes to Nandroid backup/restore for this phone’s additional partitions. This recovery is meant for devices with an unlocked bootloader only. We’ll show you how exactly you can get this flashed on your Photon 4G, but before we proceed, you should know, that the recovery is available as a recovery flashable zip file and image file as well, flashable via Fastboot.  You must have flashed the recovery once via Fastboot to flash the variants via recovery.

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 image file from the links above and copy it to the folder in the Android SDK where fastboot is.
  2. Open command prompt or terminal and navigate to the location of that folder. Enter the following commands:
moto-fastboot devices

moto-fastboot erase recovery

moto-fastboot flash recovery recovery-photon3.img

For updates and queries, refer to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.


  1. hiiii
    i was trying to install new rom from your site

    but now it has been stuck and shows” FAIL TO BOOT 2″
    Starting RSD Mode”
    what should i do now??


    THANKS IN advance

  2. i installed everything and it is all there but when i try to go to adroid recovery the menu does not load all i see is a triangle and the android symbal

  3. For the record for the ADB recovery method remember the recovery -photon3.img file must be in same folder as the moto-fastboot in order for it to work

    You can also easily do this without adb
    Install bootstrap apk for photon, and hit install plug in ac charger then choose recovery

    Once in recovery now choose install zip from sd..now find cwm photon zip any color works now you have flashed cwm permanently. ..only works for unlocked bootloader .. easier than ADB method

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