ClockworkMod Recovery touch is already available for the AT&T Galaxy S II, but the Skyrocket is yet to find itself getting the touch goodness. Since Koush released his touch based ClockworkMod recovery onto a handful of devices, porting the recovery onto devices that are yet to get the touch based recovery, is all the rage right now. Guess what, XDA-Developers forum member sk8erwitskil has managed to port and already ported recovery by gweedo767 to the Skyrocket, but in doing so, has tweaked up it up a notch as well. We’ll show you what those changes are, along with how you can install this recovery on your device as well.
Here are the changes that this custom recovery brings to the scene:
- It’s totally open source.
- Brings in swipe gestures such as swiping to the left or right and up or down.
- Slightly different UI settings.
- There are soft keys on the bottom of the screen for navigation.
- You also get 2 different options for the font.
Here’s a video of the recovery in action on the Skyrocket, courtesy of sk8erwitskil.
Like what you see? There are quite a few ways to get this recovery on your device working. There’s ODIN, and there’s flashing the recovery straight from the emulator. We’ll show you how to do this via the Terminal Emulator since you will not have to get into the whole drivers ordeal, and also because it’s just 2 commands.
However, before we proceed, we advise that you take the Recovery for a test drive through a temporary install. We’ll show you how.
Disclaimer: Please attempt this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case your device bricks or any other damage occurs due to this method.
- A rooted AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket. See our guide on rooting the Skyrocket.
- ClockworkMod recovery installed. Install via ROM Manager. (Required for installing the Touch based recovery temporarily. If you intend to install the recovery for good, there’s no need for this.)
- Recovery zip file. (For testing.)
- Recovery image. (For a complete flash.)
- Terminal Emulator installed.
- To begin, download the recovery zip file from the link above and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Boot into recovery and navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the recovery zip file.
- Once the recovery is flashed, it will not replace the existing recovery but will be running over it. Once you reboot, you will be back to the original recovery.
Installing the Recovery
- To begin, download the recovery image file and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Run the terminal emulator and enter the following commands:
$ su # dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p22 bs=4096
That’s it! Try to boot into recovery to confirm that the installation was successful. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.