How to install ClockworkMod Recovery 5 (CWM) on Micromax A70

ClockworkMod Recovery is great functionality to be added to an android phone. It can make your phone virtually brick-proof. Installing custom Roms & taking backups becomes a matter of clicks. But that’s not all. There is vista of different things you can do with it like partitioning your sd card, flashing a zip file etc. Previously we showed you how to install version 4, now its time for version 5.0.2.3. So without further ado, here we go.

Requirements:

Changelog:

  • Faster
  • Progress bar
  • Better Backup

Method 1: (Fastboot)

  1. Extract the zip file to C:\
  2. Rename the downloaded recovery to “recovery5.img” (or whatever you like)
  3. Turn off your mobile. While holding the camera key, connect your device to your computer via USB and wait till you see ‘fastboot USB’ on the screen.
  4. Open command prompt & type the following command:.
    fastboot-windows flash recovery recovery5.img
  5. Type:
    fastboot-windows reboot
  6. Done!! Check the new recovery.

Method 2 (Flash_image method)

‘flash_image’ is a tool for Android devices that lets you rewrite your phone’s system partitions with partition image files and installing it to your device requires ADB.

  1. Open command prompt & execute following commands:
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system
    cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
    chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak (if it gives error message here, simply proceed to the next step)
    mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/your recovery name
  2. Reboot recovery

    The phone will reboot now.

Thanks to this thread for CWM 5, we have already covered the above 2 methods before in this article.

Related Articles:
How to install ClockworkMod Recovery 4 (CWM) on Micromax A7o with R0m Manager
How to install RZRecovery on Micromax A70

5 thoughts on “How to install ClockworkMod Recovery 5 (CWM) on Micromax A70

  1. Hi, it seems I’m Unable to boot into Fastboot mode. Because after executing step 4 in Method 1 posted above, the command prompt shows ‘Waiting for Device’ & does not proceed further.
    Also, I found out that my A70 does not boot into ‘Recovery Mode’ (Power On + Vol Down button) as well. It just shows android logo with “!” mark & hangs there.
    What could be the problem?

    • Hey,
      solved the problem.. sorry for trouble..
      I had connected the phone’s USB Cable via a USB Hub (USB Extension). Then I just removed cable from hub & connected it to actual USB port at the backside of my cpu. It detected the device seamlessly.
      Oh, & I forgot to say Thanks in the previous post. Thanks a lot!!

      Now, able to boot into recovery also.. cheers!!
      (For all those who r blank abt how to go in ‘Recovery mode’, Switch Off ur A70. Then, hold Vol Down button & press power on. Keep both pressed & now press CAMERA button. U’ll see recovery menu.

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