ClockworkMod Touch is a touch-based recovery for your ROM-flashing needs

ClockworkMod Touch is a touch-based recovery for your ROM-flashing needsIf you ever flashed custom ROMs on your Android device, you've most probably come across ClockwordMod Recovery. You put the ROM onto the SD card, boot into Recovery mode, and from there navigate to the ROM package to select and flash it.

That navigation is usually done via the volume up/down keys. Sure, practical enough, but considering that Android is a touch-based OS, it's not really the best way to do things – which is why Koushik Dutta recently released ClockworkMod Touch, a touch-based version the popular ClockWorkMod Recovery.

You won't get any fancy graphics (yet), but the new touchscreen navigation does work much more efficiently. The list items are spaced apart more widely, so you can directly tap to select.

There are currently two ways to get the new touch-based recovery installed on your device. Provided you're using a supported device – currently including the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, HTC Desire, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO 4G, G2, MyTouch 4G, Rezound, Sensation, Thunderbolt, LG Optimus 2X/3D/Black, Motorola Atrix, Cliq, and the T-Mobile version of Samsung's Galaxy S2 – you can head over to the Android Market to install ROM Manager, which gives you a menu option to "Flash ClockworkMod Touch". While extremely convenient, that will set you back $1.99 for the in-app-purchase.

The arguably more complicated – but free – method is to download the IMG file from the ClockworkMod site and then flashing it manually using adb/fastboot. But then, if you already managed to successfully root your device, flashing a IMG file shouldn't really be much of a problem. If it still is, we'll hopefully have a more in-depth tutorial upcoming soon!

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mrew42  Feb. 4, 2012 at 09:32

4ext recovery beat them to it.
Totally compatible but also supports scripting during ROM updates.
e.g. when installing the latest 4.0.3 ICS (ARHD) on my Sensation I could pick and choose if I wanted wifi calling, overclocked kernel and even the Sony Bravia engine :)

Livven  Feb. 4, 2012 at 12:44

Yeah, but CWM is the more popular recovery, so it's pretty notable even if it isn't the first one that's touch-based. Thanks for the heads-up, anyway!


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