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 184.108.40.206. So without further ado, here we go.
Once the CWM zip file is downloaded, place it to your sdcard.
Now reboot in CWM recovery v4 (By pressing and holding Power button+Menu button during boot)
Select ‘Apply Update from SDcard‘ and select the CWM zip file placed in your sdcard. (Note: If your zip file isn’t named as update.zip, please select option “Choose zip from sdcard” and select the .zip downloaded above).
Restart from recovery. For verifying, go into recovery again. You will find that recovery has been updated to CWM Recovery.
(Note: This tutorial was re-verified in Aug ’12)
Copy the recovery image from here to C:\ Note: The recovery image should have .img extension. If it is in a zip file, extract the .img file from it.
Power your device off. Hold the camera key.
While holding the camera key, connect your device to your computer via USB and wait till you see ‘fastboot USB’ on the screen.
Launch Command Prompt and type the following command:
fastboot flash recovery c:\recovery.img
Wait for the process to finish and reboot your device once it’s done. You can reboot using fastboot:
‘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.
Download flash_image and extract it from the zip file to a location on your computer. We extracted it to the main C drive (not in any folder) and will use that in the next steps.
Download the recovery from here (A70) & copy it to C:\
Enable USB debugging mode on your device from Menu > Settings > Applications > Development.
Connect your device to your computer via USB.
Open a Command Prompt window on your computer and enter the following commands:
adb push c:\flash_image /sdcard/
adb push c:\recovery.img /sdcard/
mount -o remount, rw /system
cp /sdcard/flash_image /system/bin
chmod 777 flash_image
flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img
This will first transfer flash_image and recovery.img to your phone. Then it will copy flash_image to the /system/bin folder of your Android device and make it executable. Finally, it will flash the custom recovery image to your device using flash_image.
If you extracted the files elsewhere, use the appropriate paths and if your recovery image has a different name, use the appropriate name in the first two lines.
Reboot your device once the process is finished and you’re done. You may exit adb and the Command Prompt window on your computer by entering ‘exit’ thrice.
Previously we showed you how to root A70. Now its time for ClockworkMod Recovery.
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. So without further ado, here we go.
Rooted Micromax A70
Battery charged at 50-60% (A full charge will be better).
ROM Manager app
An active internet connection
Open ROM Manager. Tap on Flash ClockWorkModRecovery.
Select “A70” from the list of devices that pop up. Wait for the download to complete and flash the recovery Image.
It will take some time to download & install the files. Once Done, tap on Reboot Into Recovery.
Your Phone will be reboot into ClockWorkModRecovery.
In CWM recovery, use volume rocker to move up & down. Power key will act as select button.