I just compiled a proper version of ClockworkMod recovery 188.8.131.52 off of the ICS branch of CyanogenMod.
It supports backing up boot images (I have heard that the image that is being flashed now doesn't support backing that up), and in the near future will support recovery chargemode.
This repository will hopefully contain in the near future a semi-working copy of CyanogenMod 9 also, but there's no guarantees on that one
So, without further ado:
What is this?
This is ClockworkMod Recovery 184.108.40.206 and the files necessary to build it yourself.
How do I use it?
You must first be unlocked with HTCDev.com (there is an excellent guide over there, just click on the Unlock Bootloader button and it'll walk you through)
Once you're unlocked, download the prebuilt image below, and do the following (in the same directory you used to unlock your phone):
fastboot flash recovery <path/to/prebuilt-image-you-downloaded.img>
Alternate Installation Method (ph39img)
Much easier installation once unlocked with HTCDev...
Simply download the ph39img.zip I have linked to in the downloads section, and put it on your external SD card.
Reboot your phone into HBOOT, and allow the update. Then you've got clockwork installed super easy, no computer needed!
How is this different from the ClockworkMod image that's floating around here?
Truth be told, I haven't tried the other version yet-- but I have been told that it doesn't back up boot.img, and has a few other bugs.
Also, this version has /sdcard mapped to the external SD card as opposed to the internal SD card. This is a safety feature to prevent losing backups in case your device becomes inaccessible. All backups should be to an external storage medium (even on your desktop, it's a good practice to not backup your hdd to the same device )
I'm sure mine has bugs too, but I'm posting the source so y'all can laugh at me
The Goods: Where do I get it? -- Downloads:
recovery-beta2.img - https://github.com/downloads/thecube...very-beta2.img
Alternate installation method: ph39img.zip : https://github.com/downloads/thecube...chargemode.zip
New! PH39IMG.zip for users with ICS OTA: http://goo-inside.me/private/iomonst...85/PH39IMG.zip
recovery-take1.img - https://github.com/downloads/thecube...very-take1.img
Alternate installation method: ph39img.zip : https://github.com/downloads/thecube...ay/PH39IMG.zip
recovery-take1 : initial release
recovery-beta2 : now supporting charge mode in all forms just like stock recovery, and a few behind-the-scenes tweaks
Tips and Tricks (what works, and what doesn't)
Please read the following-- the HTCDev unlock comes with it's own disadvantages and risks...
- The HTCDev unlock adds the word "**UNLOCKED**" to your HBOOT screen. Even if you put your phone to stock with a RUU and re-lock the phone, your phone will show "**RELOCKED**" when booted to the bootloader.
At this time, I am unsure if AT&T will refuse warranty claims if they see that text. Just remember: if you unlock, there may not be any way back to complete stock any time soon.
- Another disadvantage of the HTCDev unlock: ClockworkMod recovery CANNOT flash kernels. You must use JoeyKrim's kernel flasher ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=20926830 )or fastboot to flash kernels. This includes Nandroid backups.
If you back up your phone and apply a new ROM and kernel, you will have to fastboot flash the old boot.img back or use JoeyKrim's kernel flasher before switching ROMs.
- If you flash a ROM, make sure to read the instructions with the ROM. Every ROM developer has a different method of flashing the kernel-- some come with a script to run, and others just give you the files to flash. Please read what they have to say before posting here with a complaint
- Not seeing your rom .zips on your SD card, or having trouble restoring a backup?
This version of ClockworkMod has the external SD card set as primary. This is to avoid the problem of "my phone died, and I can't access my backups".
To solve this issue, simply put your ROMs or whatnot on your external SD card. In the future, I may look into how hard it is to add a internal/external SD switcher to clockwork, but for now the safest default is the external SD.
Sorry about that!
- Some rom.zip's don't work...
This may be because they're using an old version of the update-binary in their .zip file. Contact your ROM maintainer and ask for an updated version
If you are a ROM developer, here's the updated "update-binary". Drop it in your META-INF/com/google/android directory in your ZIP and update your format() commands properly...
update-binary.bin (rename to update-binary) - http://legacyschool.us.to/htcvivid/update-binary.bin
- HELP! I CANT GET INTO RECOVERY! *new!
If you find yourself unable to get into CWM (i.e. the screen flashes some text, then reboots immediately), just boot to fastboot (hboot -> fastboot), then issue "fastboot erase cache" on your PC.
Then you should be able to boot into ClockworkMod. After you're in there, make sure to format /cache to fix the problem.
This issue will be fixed soon, I'll add some intelligence to the kernel to not bother rebooting to fsck a partition if it's marked 'dirty' or unmountable. Stock recovery is supposed to fsck the partitions if they're dirty/broken, but CWM doesn't bother, and the kernel gets easily confused.
How can I contact (chastise, praise, call names) you?
On IRC (Freenode) you'll find me hanging out in #htc-holiday when I'm available.
Just say my name "IOMonster" (or "IOMonster_desk") and if I'm around I'll answer.
I also will sometimes respond to PM's on XDA, but XDA's forum has a bad habbit of not emailing me when I get a new PM...
Standard "it might not work" clause
This software hasn't been thoroughly tested, and it might not work.
It might not backup things correctly, and it might not restore them right.
Please don't trust this software with anything sensitive or life-alteringly important.
I'd hate to say "I told you so!"
That's not to say this software doesn't work, it's just the standard disclaimer.
I love to develop. I don't do this for money, I do it just for the "thanks".
Please don't feel obligated to donate, but if you feel like it, you can click the button below to donate a small amount to me. Alternatively, consider donating to a charity of your choice-- there are so many good causes out there that could use your donation.
Credits / Thank You's
- IanWizard-cloud (testing, moral support )
- Pirateghost (much needed debugging, testing, and flashing his phone no less than 20 times!)
- BananaCakes (for getting clockwork built in the first place and enabling so many mods on day 1 of unlock!)
- ..and lots of others!