A third-party recovery system for Android devices. ClockworkMod provides many backup, restore, and maintenance features that are not present in the "stock" Android recovery system.

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What is the relation between ROM Manager, ClockworkMod and Nandroid? Which one(s) do I need?

So I understand the first thing I need to do with my phone, after rooting, is to back everything up. But I was confused about 3 of the apparently popular tools used for this. For example, is Nandroid ...
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Install 4.3 (OTA) on rooted Nexus 4 (CWM + stock rom, kernel)

I'm running Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus 4. It is rooted, and I have ClockworkMod recovery installed, but rom and kernel are stock. I received the OTA update to 4.3, and would like to install it, but it ...
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Does ClockworkMod Recovery's “Wipe Data” command also wipe the SD card?

I've been playing with rooting and custom ROMs for a while now. I'm fairly comfortable and knowledgable about it all. However there is one thing I haven't really found the answer for nor have I gotten ...
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What is ClockworkMOD Recovery and what is it for?

What is ClockworkMOD Recovery and what is it for?
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How do I create a ClockworkMod installation package?

I'm a seasoned Linux veteran and recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 from T-Mobile. I've been feeling the tinkering bug, so I opted to download the source code from Samsung's site and start fiddling. ...
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How to install new Recovery image from .img file

I recently found that I could upgrade to the new CWM touch recovery version for my EVO 4g! However, to do this through the ROM manager app or get it directly onto the phone at all, it required a ...
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What are the differences between ClockworkMod and Team Win Recovery for the Nexus 7?

My Nexus 7 is running on 4.2.1 and has the latest build version. According to the Nexus 7 Root Toolkit, it is giving me an option to flash one of the following recovery menus: CWM Touch TWRP Touch ...
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Why isn't Clockworkmod Recovery “Sticking”?

I've tried multiple times to flash ClockworkMod recovery onto my unlocked Galaxy Nexus (LTE\CDMA variant "toro" build) device. Each time I can boot into recovery and ClockworkMod displays. However, if ...
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Do I need to wipe anything before restoring a full nandroid backup?

I'm used to wiping everything when installing a new ROM, but I would like to know if a nandroid restore automatically wipes out the partitions it is recovering. When I run a restore, I see some ...
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“Failed to detect compatible download-mode device” on Mac Lion with Samsung Galaxy S2

Hi I'm using the cyanmodgen wiki to install it. but I'm stuck on the first step. Whenever i do sudo heimdall flash --kernel zImage I get : Initialising connection... Detecting device... Failed ...
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How to NANDroid a phone without ClockWorkMod?

I'm almost sure that there is no ClockWorkMod Recovery for my phone (I've been reading some questions and answer in the forum and also google it with this result. So when I installed ROM Manager the ...
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How do I recalibrate the battery of my phone?

After a year using my phone, I noticed the battery drains too fast, but after shutting down I manage to make it work again for a couple of minutes before it shuts down automatically. I read that to ...
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How can I access the internal phone storage via ClockworkMod recovery?

I have an HTC Incredible, rooted to MIUI, and am frozen on the white Incredible boot screen. I need to grab a few pictures off the phone before I do a new install. Is it possible to access the phone ...
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Use of swap size while partitioning?

I just rooted my phone (Android 2.3.6) and partitioned the sd card using CWM recovery. While partitioning, I noticed about swap size and while searching about it, different blogs (xda developers) ...
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How to delete backups made using Clockworkmod?

Splitting this question from the comments to my answer to How to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on Sony Xperia Neo V (MT11a)? Erik, one last thing. I accidentally made an extra backup which didn't ...
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what does “flash recovery” mean?

In the instructions for ClockworkMod Recovery for Galaxy S i9000, there is: Step 2. Flash Recovery. I don't understand what this means. Which recovery to flash? How to do this? (With a USB ...
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What is the clockworkmod blobs folder good for?

I recently upgraded my clockworkmod recovery image to version 6.x and noticed that there's now a new blobs folder in the /sdcard/clockworkmod/ directory: /sdcard/clockworkmod # ls -l drwxrwxrwx 3 ...
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Custom Kernels on Stock ROMs?

The General Question: Is it possible to install custom kernels on a Rooted Stock ROM? The Example: I have a Nexus 7 which I have rooted running 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean JRO03D) would it be possible to just ...
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What are some of the effects of flashing my HTC Desire with cyanogenmod?

Recently rooted my HTC Desire (GSM) and considering flashing it with cyanogenmod. However I have a few quick questions related to flashing with cyanogenmod (or any ROM in general I suppose). Firstly, ...
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Phone boots very slow and restarts by itself

My problem is when I turn on the phone, the Google logo stays stuck and after unknown minutes boots in with the software animation, but very slow and then starts over again! First a little history of ...
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Restoring messages from ClockworkMod backup

Here's the story. Today my phone (modded with Cyanogen mod) started bootlooping. So, I did a ClockworkMod backup and went about installing the latest version of Cyanogen mod. When that was done, I ...
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Deleted some apk files - but the apps are still there after reboot

This seems really weird to me. I followed the instructions given here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=835861 and deleted the apk files of some stock applications like Layar. I ...
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Must I install ClockworkMod to install CyanogenMod on Samgung Galaxy SII?

I want to install CyanogenMod on my Samsumg Galaxy S II. If I install ClockworkMod I think I will void the warranty provided by Samsung. Must I install ClockworkMod or can I just install CyanogenMod? ...
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How can I flash ClockworkMod with Heimdall on Galaxy Mini?

I tried to flash ClockworkMod with Heimdall on my Galaxy Mini by doing the following: I go into download mode Plug in my phone Go into the recovery image folder Run heimdall flash --kernel ...
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Remove CWM from Xperia Neo V

How can I remove CWM from my Xperia Neo V? EDIT: I have obviously rooted my device but I did not unlock the bootloader. (At least I assume that I didn't do it accidentaly -- in any case, I didn't ...
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Bricked LG Optimus P999 using ROM Manager

I have the LG Optimus P999 from Wind Mobile. I downloaded ROM Manager and tried to flash a Cyanogenmod ROM (cm-7.2.0-p999.zip). The backup and flash said they went OK. But when it rebooted, it froze ...
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In which directory are Android updates downloaded?

I want to download and install a system update for my Android HTC Desire. The download was successful but during installation it stopped. In the ClockworkMod console I can see the error "signature ...
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How can I install ClockworkMOD Recovery on a Sony Ericsson W8?

Is it possible to install ClockworkMOD Recovery on a Sony Ericsson W8 with Android 2.1? ROM Manager is asking for the phone model, and W8 is not listed nor any Xperia phone. Is there a different ...
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How to Retrieve SD Card Files via fastboot or recovery?

I have a Nexus 4 (LG E960) running rooted stock 4.2.2/JDQ39. The phone fell from a foot high and the screen cracked. The touchscreen no longer works. I have a full Nandroid (TWRP type) backup under ...
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Boot looping / Corrupted data partition, CWM crashes when restoring to factory defaults

Been using the Alpha version of CM7 for the Samsung T989 (T-Mobile Galaxy S II) for over 2 weeks now. Seems like when I rebooted it today it managed to corrupt the data partition. Symptoms: -Normal ...
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How do I transfer files in ClockworkMod between my phone and my computer if my phone doesn't have an SD card slot?

So the phone can only boot to "ClockworkMod Recovery" due to unknown reason. Is there a way to transfer files between my phone's internal memory and my computer? There is no SD card slot on the ...
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Clockworkmod Backup/Restore Feature

So last week, I decided to flash a custom ROM to my 2 year old Desire HD. I used the all in one, one-step, "rooting" tool called AAHK (It doesn't just root the phone, it does a whole lot like S-OFF, ...
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Would a full back up (from recovery) preserve all data including installed apps?

I wonder if I create a full back up from recovery, would it preserve all my data? Including installed apps (along with their configs) and my contacts?
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A simple explanation of CWM and Odin

I'm going to root my Samsung Galaxy Note and I come across the terms CWM and Odin very often. What exactly are they? It seems that CWM is used for rooting and Odin for flashing the phone. Is there ...
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why does clockwork mod make tar.a tar archives?

To open the tar archive on my PC I have to rename the tar.a to .tar otherwise my archive manager will say archive type unsupported or similar
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How do I access .img files with yaffs2?

I've tried mounting them in Ubuntu, no luck, mount does not recognize the yaffs2 file system. I've tried yaffs2utils and ./unyaffs2 but it doesn't actually unpack the img files, I've posted an issue ...
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How to upgrade rooted HTC Desire with Unrevoked3 (Clockworkmod) to Froyo 2.2?

I recently rooted my HTC Desire having Froyo 2.2 with Unrevoked3. Rooting was successful, however, after Unrevoked placed the recovery image, the system was back at OS 2.1 again. How can I upgrade ...
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How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?

I have a Galaxy Nexus (toro) device. It's flashed with the latest touch ClockworkMod recovery image, along with a milestone snapshot of CyanogenMod 11. Now, when I try to pick a zip file to flash ...
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Can't boot to Clockwork Recovery on Atrix (several methods tried)

I have a Motorola Atrix 4G, with AT&T Carrier. Android 2.3.4 EDIT 11/6/2011: I don't know if this means anything, but I don' have an sdcard in it. I have rooted it using this tutorial. I ...
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Clockwork Mod Can't find backups

Yesterday I performed a Nandroid Backup on my phone, because right after I knew I was going to wipe the phone and cache and remount Cyanogenmod on my Galaxy Nexus to hopefully solve another issue I ...
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CWM Backup / Contact Recovery

So I just rooted using mobile odin lite and the Entropy512 kernel that has CWM recovery. Then I performed a CWM backup. Stupidly, I forgot to backup anything except for my camera data before doing ...
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Will the 'wipe data/factory reset' option in clockworkdmod also wipe the internal sd card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does ClockworkMod Recovery's “Wipe Data” command also wipe the SD card? I've been using non wipe roms and I'm planning to do a full wipe, my backups etc ...
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How to and from where install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on GT-P1000?

Currently I am trying to upgrade my Android OS from 2.3.3 to Cyanogenmod 9 not with "Odin" but via the bootloader and SD-card. Now I had a problem with "Signature verification failed" described here ...
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Is it possible to restore a ClockWorkMod backup to an emulator

Is it possible to restore a ClockWorkMod backup to an Android emulator using a PC?
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SD can't mount and mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising MMC card dmesg error

My android device (Samsung Galaxy S with cwm) stop mounting properly the internal SD card to /sdcard/ mountpoint: normal boot fails and cwm recovery says "Can't mount sdcard" while trying. Through ...
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Restoring static boot logo and animation from ClockWorkMod backup for: Android Huawei Ideos X3 (U8510)

I have a rooted (and unlocked) Huawei Ideos X3 (U8510). I have complete backups of the stock ROM using ClockWordMod installed to the sdcard. Then I started playing with different ROMs on the ...
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What is Flash ClockworkMod Recovery? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is ClockworkMOD Recovery and what is it for? I'm trying to use the Rom Manager to partition my SD card (so I can increase the storage size for my apps, since it ...
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Installing the official Froyo for Nook Color on a rooted device

Last week I installed Honeycomb on my Nook Color, and today I found out that B&N released an official Froyo build for it, which I would like to try. I downloaded the update from here, and put the ...
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How do I install Google Apps 20130812 into CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2.2)?

I am attempting to install the Google Apps (gapps) 20130812 update for Android 4.2.2 on my Samsung Galaxy Fascinate which is running CyanogenMod 10.1-20130723-NIGHTLY-fascinatemtd utilizing ...
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How can I tell if I have ClockworkMod recovery installed?

How can I know if my Galaxy S2 has ClockworkMod recovery installed? I want to install CyangenMod and installing ClockworkMod is the first step. I'm running Android 2.3.3 and I use a Mac laptop, if ...