much more useful features than the already feature-packed 4EXT Recovery Classic v2.2.7 RC5 (see 2nd post)
optionally save space by configuring recovery to exclude /cache from backups
you can configure recovery to save even more space by excluding dalvik-cache from backups
calculates real space needed to complete a backup to save you from troubles
detects your local time zone
-> correct time is used for backups you start from within recovery
allows you to change md5sum check behaviour
displays and updates your current battery level in real time
scrollable texthistory (drag down the statusbar)
built-in interactivity (yes/no questions) for updater-scripts
built-in screenshot functionality
extensive theming capabilities!
nearly ALL YOU SEE is changeable.
"worker bar": create your own custom animations, there are (nearly) no limits! Use any shapes/sizes/animations et.c.
extra low cpu needed for that: absolutely no negative impact on backup/restore speed.
async UI rendering for optimal performance for the "heavy tasks" like backup/restore
backups even faster than with usual recoveries.
.. explore the new interface to see more
includes all features of 4EXT Recovery Classic
For App and Rom devs:
Make use of the Recovery Interface Api provided by the (free and paid) 4EXT Recovery Apps to push updates/mods/addons for auto installation.
Very easy to use and to integrate into Apps or even shell scripts.
Please check 3rd post.
Info regarding 4EXT Recovery Touch and its yesno feature, or any interactive installer scripts you might already use, please see 3rd post.
Very easy to use, but also includes an extensive set of features available via "advanced mode"
Comfortable configure all settings of recovery
Calculate the space needed to create a new full or advanced backup
So you can make sure the backup will succeed before even rebooting into recovery.
Advanced Backups: While you are selecting / deselecting partitions, it will display and update the currently needed space to complete that custom backup set.
Identifies and adds your romname so you don't need to type so much when chosing a meaningful name for your backup
When you restore a backup, the app does the md5sum check instead of the recovery
This ensures that you know whether the restore process will succeed before even rebooting into recovery
Flash as many zip files you want in one go
Automatically calculate and display the md5sums of all zip files you are going to flash
Check your backups' health to ensure they will restore later when you need them, by verifying their md5sums!
Optionally, but highly not recommended:
If md5sums don't match but you really need that backup badly, you might want to restore it anyway.
You can you this app to fix the md5sums of a given backup
As an example, the following is possible to do in just one session:
Restore a backup, set to create a backup / advanced backup before the restore,
format all partitions with a file system of your choice before the restore process starts,
flash additional zip files afterwards, fix permissions and select to stay inside recovery or to reboot automatically once all actions are complete.
Big thanks to DolphiCom for all the graphics, the worker bar and a whole lot of great ideas and to the many great testers who spent all day/night testing, reporting bugs, making suggestions, helping with decisions:
Of course BIG THANKS to KOUSH for ClockworkModRecovery!
Without him, 4EXT Recovery wouldn't exist!
Thanks a lot to the following users for initial testing for specific devices :
PTR_HAMILTON, SEBASTIAAN15, THEUNTOUCHABLE, BMONSTER, ANDREIGHERGHE, PRESTON74, MADKAI, YASIR, PLAYPETEPP IPERZAMPEM0, THESHAWTY, JBBANDOS, GREGFERNS and INCREDULOUS
Special thanks to Invasion2 and Stlouie65 for spending at least 10 hours of their time helping me debug a really nasty issue on the myTouch 4G!
Also thanks for obtaining calibration values for the touchscreen:
How to make use of 4EXT Recovery Touch from within updater-scripts:
Since Beta 126.96.36.199 Beta 4 you can do the following:
identify whether the user is running 4EXT Recovery Touch or not (to use or not to use the following commands)
make use of the native yes/no dialogue (confirm / cancel buttons)
prevent recovery from redrawing the screen ( in case you need to use your own 3rd party interactive binary )
To identify 4EXT Recovery Touch:
if getprop("ext.edition") == "ng" then
To use the native confirm dialogues:
ui_print("4ext: show_yesno"); # <-- recovery will pause your script and display "yes / no" buttons.
run_program("/sbin/sleep", "2"); # <-- for safety since the above is executed asynchronous
#check the return value by calling:
if getprop("ext.confirm") == "yes" then
To prevent recovery from redrawing the screen ( if you want to use an external binary that needs to occupy the screen and get the focus )
# don't forget to enable it again after your yesno binary or graphical installer is finished, by calling:
ui_print("4ext: enable_scrn_update"); #otherwise the recovery will appear to be frozen as it won't update the screen anymore.
Please send bugreports | feature requests via:
Recovery Control or Updater
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17 Sep 2014
By Tomek Kondrat
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