[2015.10.09]CWM - PhilZ Touch 6.59.0 (libtouch_gui 1.42)

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Oct 16, 2014
Late to the party... PhilZ retired the project.


Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk

Hmm ok no problem , whether any guide for me porting recovery to lollipop i tried searching google because it guide for device to any device , i can't find porting recovery for kitkat to lollipop , because in this recovery any special feature and i like that :D


Jul 10, 2016
I have a a wiko rainbow phone (<=> micromax A120 in term of firmware following different sites)
I found recovery.img file to install philz on it (on an other thread) but I cannot install it (only zip files)

where can I fonf please the right *.zip file of your recovery ?

thanks in advance.
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Jul 17, 2016
perfect on yezz andi 5ei
and i like this mod

i used king root then one of the 2 methods found on internet to exchange it for superuser

Thanks Phil, many thanks,
for your efforts and energy.

have fun .
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Jul 22, 2016
where i can find rom backup file pls??
i did ( backup and restore --> backup to sdcard .. then it have done and rebooted
now i can't find it
where i can find rom backup file pls??
i did ( backup and restore --> backup to sdcard .. then it have done and rebooted
now i can't find it
Navigate to Folder clockworkmod/backups either on internal or external storage. There you'll find a folder with your backed up rom. If not, there's something wrong. Sdcard is internal storage, sdcard1 external.

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Jan 9, 2006
New York NY
Hi Philz

This piece of software is fabulous. I have a Galaxy S3 which has died and it now stops loading Android at the third (throbbing) Samsung screen. No one has any idea how to get it working again. But just before it stopped even being detected by the computer (either in straight, recovery or download mode), it DID LOAD PHILZ!! I now appear to have full Philz functionality.

So I appear to have been able to back up whatever the backup app is able to back up, to SD1. I now have the full directory backup structure on SD card. But does anyone have any idea how to read it please? I am unlikely to be able to restore to this device, which isnt even detected by the computer any more so I would like to see what is there or restore it or some of it to another phone (I Now have a Galaxy J7)

People seem to think you cant use Philz to backup when you will need to restore to a new device? I urgently need to see what the Philz backup program has put in the 1.5 gb backup please.


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May 30, 2012
Hi Philz

This piece of software is fabulous. I have a Galaxy S3 which has died and it now stops loading Android at the third (throbbing) Samsung screen. No one has any idea how to get it working again. But just before it stopped even being detected by the computer (either in straight, recovery or download mode), it DID LOAD PHILZ!! I now appear to have full Philz functionality.

So I appear to have been able to back up whatever the backup app is able to back up, to SD1. I now have the full directory backup structure on SD card. But does anyone have any idea how to read it please? I am unlikely to be able to restore to this device, which isnt even detected by the computer any more so I would like to see what is there or restore it or some of it to another phone (I Now have a Galaxy J7)

People seem to think you cant use Philz to backup when you will need to restore to a new device? I urgently need to see what the Philz backup program has put in the 1.5 gb backup please.

The backups are tar.gz archives, if you have CWM mode and compression enabled. They are split into many files you can concatenate using cat

Basically, in a linux box, you can run this:
cat backup_file_image* | pigz -d -c | tar -xpv


cat backup_file_image* | tar -xzpv

backup_file_image can be system.ext4.tar.gz for example

Note that windows tools cannot open the tar.gz archives because they containe the selinux context extensions, not supported by most windows archive tools as long as I tested

If the image is a tar not compressed (no .gz extension), use this:
cat backup_file_image* | tar -xpv

Real example if your archive set consists of the following files:

cat data.ext4.tar.gz* | pigz -d -c | tar -xpv


cat data.ext4.tar.gz* | tar -xzpv

Basically, cat command will concatenate the .a, .b, .c and so on files into one file and extract the resulting archive

To get the whole tar.gz file, just run the cat part of the command
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    << New in version 6: Smoother touch with kinetics, basic theme support, KitKat ready, MTK devices support >>

    End Of Support
    Project Status: No Longer Updated

    As I mentioned before, I have a lot of new important projects in my real life. I am very happy to abandon this project for real life alternatives.
    CWM is a dead project for now, until some dev resurrects it. I was about to do, until these new projects came.

    Current version will probably work a while for many devices. Some devices with new ROM installers could have issues. Just use TWRP and avoid the new CM Simple Recovery

    If the current version works for you, there is no reason you don't use it though. No need to ***** in all threads because it doesn't work for you. Just move on to other alternatives.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    PhilZ Touch 6 Recovery
    CWM Advanced Edition 6.x
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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    PhilZ Touch Features: Read POST 2 for instructions to use special functions like aroma and ors support
    • touch interface:
      - toggle between 4 touch modes: FULL TOUCH, DOUBLE TAP to validate, SEMI TOUCH (scroll but no touch validation) and NO TOUCH to only use hardware keys
      - written from scratch full touch code
      - basic scroll kinetics for faster scrolling on demand
      - safe full touch : no wrongly validations while scrolling
      - when you set full touch mode, it defaults to optimized settings for menu height, scroll sensitivity and touch accuracy (you still can alter them manually later)
      - adjust scroll sensitivity in a huge palette
      - adjust menu height in a huge palette
      - adjust touch accuracy
      - 30 color settings for each of the 8 GUI parts + 5 alpha transparency settings
      - user custom background png can be selected in addition to 30 solid colors option
      - show / hide background icon
      - show / hide bottom virtual buttons
      - show/hide + set color and transparency for menu line separators to match solid color themes, like Black...
      - set number of bottom log rows to show
      - pause on logs mode: no more miss logs during zip installs
      - auto dim screen after user configurable delay
      - auto turn off screen after user configurable delay
      - adjust brightness and turn off screen with a gesture action
      - show/hide clock and remaining battery %, even during nandroid operations
      - clock and battery stats now effectively refresh every 5 seconds and during nandroid operations
      - toggle vibrator on/off on touch
      - toggle key repeat for volume up/down scrolling when maintained pressed
      - key repeat also enabled for virtual buttons
      - set time zone + 30mn offset + DST: correct time can now be set for nandroid backup path and clock
      - capture recovery screen shots with a gesture action (only some devices)
      - basic theme support
      - one file to save all settings
      - backup and restore settings file
      - backup and restore only GUI settings
      - reset to default settings option
      - prompt to restore your settings from a backup when they are wiped by a new ROM install
      - option to auto restore your settings from a backup without a prompt
      - all toggles are applied live, without restart of recovery (except reset of stock CWM background image)
      - toggle menu options are automatically right aligned and menu text left aligned based on device display size
      - configurable gesture actions: double tap, slide right/left, long press/lift, long press/move, can be associated with any of: show log, change brightness, blank screen, capture screen shot, launch Aroma File Manager
      Note: after scroll, there is a minimal small delay (0.5 sec) to validate on next touch. This is by design and not a bug. It is there to limit erroneous validation while scrolling

    • true JB 4.2 migration: toggle between /data/media and /data/media/0
    • Secure recovery lock with passkey
    • browse phone with root access using full GUI in Aroma File Manager
    • terminal access from recovery with root access through Aroma File Manager
    • Multi Zip Install menu: check multiple zip files to install in a row
    • Custom Install Zip Mode: set a default folder to start with + browse backward up to the root
    • exFAT, NTFS and Ext4 support in recovery for external storage through kernel modules for many devices for faster write speed
    • TWRP backup and restore support, include full md5 sum support (single and multivolume, compressed and non compressed formats)
    • Advanced statistics during backup operations shown in color: total backup size, backup size progress, backup time, compression ratio...
    • support .android_secure backup/restore from external storage
    • optional reboot after custom backups/restores
    • sd-ext support (ext4)
    • nandroid backups support /preload in backup and restore jobs (custom and stock modes)
    • nandroid backups support /misc in backup and restore jobs (custom mode)
    • devs: 5 extra optional partitions supported in nandroid operations by editing recovery.fstab
    • set special nandroid settings: time zone, toggle md5 check for lightning fast backup and restore, toggle /preload backup and restore, enable nandroid compression using pigz (multi-cpu gzip compression) and choose ors backup target volume
    • recreate md5 sum check for your cwm backups for compatibility with stock CWM if you need to revert
    • cancel nandroid operation with back button
    • create custom_rom.zip from current ROM or from a pre-existing nandroid backup (based on boot, /system and optionally /preload)
    • nandroid backup path auto-renamed with current ROM id from build.prop (ro.modversion, then ro.romversion, then ro.build.display.id)
    • custom backup and restore job list: backup and restore freely any partition combo (include modem and efs)
    • backup/restore EFS in both tar + img formats, now with time tags for both tar and .img
    • support flash modem.bin image files in addition to custom modem.img files, now support for multiple *.bin versions under dedicated folder
    • during custom restore, you can see the contents of the folder you want to restore from
    • delete custom or TWRP backups from recovery menu
    • full wipe before flashing new ROM: wipe user data + format /system and /preload. SD card content is not affected
    • full support for openrecovery script specifications include all backup and restore options
    • run openrecovery scripts in 2 modes: on start goomanager boot scripts + one touch menu to either directly open a default path or freely browse for scripts
    • define ors backup target volume from within Nandroid Settings menu
    • ors backup/restore in stock clockworkmod or TWRP modes
    • advanced power options menu
    • detailed build info in About menu

    Video Teaser:
    new update soon...

    Main menu and PhilZ Settings

    GUI Preferences: all is applied live (no reboot). Up to 14 menu height settings, scroll sensitivity, touch accuracy...

    27 color settings + 5 alpha transparency levels for every GUI element

    Change background image with a custom png (of your device resolution), a solid color (27 presets) or revert to original cwm image

    User configurable touch gestures (feel free to request for new actions)
    Setup your time-zone + 30mn offset, super wipe option to install a new ROM

    Backup and Restore any partition in a complete freedom, include modem (.img + .bin) and efs (.img + .tar)
    Custom backups can also be restored by original CWM Advanced Restore Menu
    TWRP Backup and Restore Support + md5 + single/multivolume format
    Support multi-cpu compression, md5 check toggle and custom .android_secure path
    Choose ors backup volume target

    Flash multiple zip files in a raw
    Aroma File Manager + Terminal Emulator: launch with a gesture action (double tap is default)

    Full Wipe to Install a new ROM (sdcard is preserved)
    Free Browse Mode to install zip files: select a default folder to start with and browse up to the root

    Enjoy, and do not hesitate to post feedbacks and comments


    To ALL people who help in porting device sources and give feedback for debugging
    A special thank also to the below, and ALL who I do not mention but did contribute a lot with their efforts
    • Koush for having created and maintaining cwm
    • Cyanogenmod for making all this possible
    • Tallustus from Team Skyfire for his great support over IRC: MAJOR CREDITS
    • Dees_Troy from TWRP team for pigz source and many great ideas in their recovery + source for backups compatibility
    • Chenglu for his unpacking tools and porting i9505: Huge credit
    • kbc-developers for the base semi-touch code and much more
    • [email protected] for his great job / support
    • sk8erwitskil for his recovery source, a great place to start learning
    • shoe63 for his help from the start across many devices
    • DooMLoRD for his work and help with Sony
    • [NUT] for his ports to Sony
    • wanam for compiling sensors-free kernels for N71xx/i317M, i9500 and i9505 to fix boot delay for custom kernels, exfat support and much more
    • dougiebee for his work on fixing time on many Qualcom devices
    • ausdim for all the support in developing kernels for i9505
    • dr.ketan for his precious help in porting to the N7000 & N7100 (I don't own one) and all the support in threads
    • Chainfire for his support (stock recovery flash) and all his work for the Android community

    XDA:DevDB Information
    PhilZ Touch - Advanced Clockworkmod, Tool/Utility for the Android General

    Source Code: https://github.com/PhilZ-cwm6/philz_touch_cwm6

    Version Information
    Status: No Longer Updated

    Created 2014-03-29
    Last Updated 2016-01-05
    Developers info: ** New: you can now build full version from my git sources **
    You can also try to get support on IRC on freenode: #PhilZ-Touch (thanks @Bhargav97)

    You can fetch source from this link (cm-11.0 branch):

    I no longer maintain the older branches
    Before you start, make sure you can build stock cwm from cm-11.0 source
    Once you can build stock CWM, just replace your bootable/recovery folder with this one and lunch for your device

    Device tree changes examples:
    They are minimal and detailed below
    You can see a few examples from here:
    device tree: https://github.com/PhilZ-cwm6/philz_touch_cwm6_device_vendor/tree/cm-11.0
    vold exfat/ntfs/f2fs kernel support: https://github.com/PhilZ-cwm6/android_system_vold/tree/cm-11.0
    selinux extensions for extra partitions: https://github.com/PhilZ-cwm6/android_external_sepolicy/tree/cm-11.0

    To avoid modifying BoardConfig.mk and device.mk for all devices I support, I modified the build makefile:

    Those are the only optional changes to get all features of this recovery mod.
    To use f2fs/exfat/ntfs kernel support, you should learn how to modify the kernel too. Else, skip the vold changes and flags (see below details)

    Optional PhilZ Touch extra flags:
    The below info are optional. You should still be able to build without editing anything in device tree
    1. bootable/recovery/boardconfig/BoardConfig.mk
      It is a quick mode to add device specific tags without altering device tree. That way I can spot needed changes easier.
      # Info on some tags:
      - KERNEL_EXFAT_MODULE_NAME: This will force minivold to use much faster kernel modules instead of slow fuse
      it will only work if you have modified vold sources (contact me for info)
      you'll also have to copy modules to ramdisk and load them in init.rc or a loader script
      you need either an exfat enabled prebuilt kernel or to compile exfat modules along kernel
      you also need to patch minivold: [url]https://github.com/PhilZ-cwm6/android_system_vold[/url]
        Same as above, but for ntfs.
              will enable f2fs support and ext4 <-> f2fs conversion and backup migration
              obviously you need to add f2fs support into the kernel
              read about the extra.fstab use to use specific and distinct f2fs and ext4 mount options
              else, it will drop to bare minimal ext4 or f2fs mount options if not defined in recovery.fstab
      - BOARD_USE_MTK_LAYOUT :=   true
              will enable backup/restore of boot, recovery and uboot partitions on MTK devices
      - BOARD_MTK_BOOT_LABEL :=   "/bootimg"
              This flag is optional, it is used only if BOARD_USE_MTK_LAYOUT is defined
              If not defined while previous flag is enabled, default boot label is assumed "/bootimg"
              Else, it is assigned the defined value
              In fstab.device used by recovery (recovery.fstab), boot mount point must be the same as what we
              define in label
              It is also mandatory that it is defined to real device label (cat /proc/dumchar_info)
              Partition size is grabbed during backup/restore from /proc/dumchar_info
              uboot label is defined as "/uboot". It is automatically backed-up/restored with boot and recovery
              recovery label is always assumed to be "/recovery"
        (optional) for all devices below 1024x768 resolution.
        it forces default touch sensitivity to a lower value. It can be altered in GUI Settings
        This will override ro.bootloader.mode. Mostly used for Samsung devices to access download mode
        The device name that will be displayed on recovery start and in About dialogue
        Needed to be able to alter screen brightness
      - ro.cwm.backup_partitions:
        this can be set on boot or during compile into default.prop. exp in device.mk:
        it will add support to backup/restore those partitions in nandroid custom jobs provided they are also defined in recovery.fstab

    2. device/brand/phone_name/device.mk

    3. extra.fstab documentation:
      * Needed until fs_mgr_read_fstab() starts to parse blk_device2 entries
      * extra.fstab sample:
      # add here entries already existing in main device fstab, but for which you want a blk_device2, fs_type2 or fs_options2
      # mount point must be the same, mmcblk device must be your device true path
      # you can set the f2fs mount options for partitions you want to be able to toggle between f2fs/ext4
      # it will enable faster transfer speed for devices supporting usb mount storage
      # makes it possible to partition vold managed storage (sdcard/usb disks) and format it to ext2/ext3
      # used also to stat for size of mtd/yaffs2 partitions
      # blk_device2           # mount_point           fs_type2    fs_options2     flags (not used in extra.fstab code)
      /dev/block/mmcblk0p28   /storage/sdcard0 	auto	    defaults		defaults
      /dev/block/mmcblk1p1	/storage/sdcard1 	auto	    defaults		defaults
      /dev/block/sda1		/storage/usbdisk0 	auto	    defaults		defaults
      /dev/block/mmcblk0p30		/data		f2fs      [options] 	[flags]

    If it doesn't build or errors, post log/error here and I will help if I can

    Adding Full PhilZ Touch version support for your device
    • Compile for your device by replacing bootable/recovery contents with files from my git
    • Set the needed options in bootable/recovery/boardconfig/BoardConfig.mk
    • It is very important to set the correct options so that libtouch_gui can be initialized properly
    • Optional: you can add your signature here, but do not remove other About ui_prints please, keep credits
    • post a link to your thread or attach your recovery.img here and I will upload them to goo.im and main OP for official support
    • If you have errors, bugs or need a specific feature for your custom kernel, just let me know by PM
    • If errors are related to libtouch_gui, try to disable the PHILZ_TOUCH_RECOVERY flag here by adding a #
      Then, post here your error log when compiling

    Missing sources in my github:
    none, it is all open source now
    - all gui options, include touch code
    - Create Update.zip from current ROM or from pre-existing backups
    - However, they are all enabled through the new libtouch_gui library. Just set your flags and compile it

    Will libtouch_gui sources published?
    They are open source now
    Not for now. Why?
    Answer: in this post

    Can I include and use your libtouch_gui in my recovery mod ?
    You are welcome, but:
    - do not reverse code
    - do not binary edit it
    - add credits in your code
    - do not remove credits headers from sources and give proper credit in your thread site
    - post a link to this thread on your site/thread
    - push fixes to my github if you find bugs that you fix or if you add new features
    How to Install

    This will depend on your device. Please look first for help in your device specific thread.
    Provided instructions here ARE NOT VALID for all phone

    Recovery (.zip) packages instructions
    They come in the form of .zip files that can be flashed in cwm recovery
    • Download philz_touch_xxx.zip file
    • Put the previously downloaded philz_touch_xxx.zip file on your sd card
    • Boot into recovery (volume up+home+power)
    • Select "Install zip" and browser to your downloaded zip file.
    • Now select the philz_touch_xxx.zip fileyou copied in previous step
    • You will have PhilZ Touch Recovery flashed

    Odin packages instructions: Samsung Only
    They come in the form of .tar.md5 file
    • boot into download mode
    • start odin3 and configure it as in picture below
    • connect phone in download mode to PC via USB
    • press start to flash the tar.md5 package
    • normally, phone should auto-reboot into recovery.
      If it reboots into main system and your recovery remains stock, repeat above steps and untick "autoreboot" in odin. Once flash is done, keep pressing the 3 buttons combo to for a reboot into recovery.You should see the new CWM
    • when in recovery, if you choose option "reboot system now" and you get "yes - disable flash recovery", select that option to avoid stock recovery overwriting cwm
    • to remove yellow triangle, use TriangleAway


    Root your phone and reset Yellow Triangle
    PhilZ Touch Quick Guide
    It is based on Koush clockworkmod 6.x to which I added many features and a full reliable touch interface
    It brings a true touch and scroll interface, fully customizable GUI, theme support, advanced nandroid options and much more

    How to select your .android_secure path
    • In Custom Backup and Restore operations, you can select the target/source for android.secure or disable it
    • In stock backup/restore operations, include those started with ROM Manager, you can also force a target/source for .android_secure
    • basically, recovery will check first external storage for a .android_secure folder. If it doesn't find it, it will look in internal storage
    • If you want for example .android_secure to be in internal sd, just delete .android_secure folder from external sd and ensure there is a .android_secure folder in internal sd
    • for external sd, just ensure there is a .android_secure folder in it. It will be chosen what ever is the internal sd state

    Custom Backup and Restore menu

    • This is one of the most powerful features of this recovery.
      It is made completely open source code, built from sratch. Just keep credits headers and give proper credit if you use them
    • You can select which partitions you want to backup or restore
    • You can choose your .android_secure source and target or even disable it
    • You can set it to reboot directly after job is done
    • backups will go under the folder clockworkmod/backup (please move all contents of custom_backup folder used in previous versions to the default backup folder in cwm)
    • TWRP backups go under stock TWRP/BACKUPS/device_id folder and will be automatically recognized by TWRP
    • Custom Restore Menu allows you to restore from any of the stock clockworkmod backups, the custom backups or the TWRP backups
    • efs is backed up under clockworkmod/backup/.efs_backup
      - efs must be selected alone for backup in cwm mode
      - it will create 2 copies: a tar and raw img backup using cat/dd command
      - to restore efs, under Custom Restore menu, select efs only and toggle between tar and .img
      - restore .img format is advised, but tar will work under most circumstances
    • modem.bin files can be named any_thing.bin and must go under clockworkmod/backup/.modem_bin
      - with that, you can flash modem.bin files that come with official firmware (may need unlocked devices for some models)
    • if you disable md5, your backups will no more be recognized by stock cwm builds. Look at next step to regenerate md5 for stock cwm compatibility. Otherwise, all stock and custom backups are backward compatible with stock cwm (except special partitions like preload, recovery, modem and efs which stock cwm doesn't support)
    • you can now recreate md5 sum for any backup you want. Use with caution!

    Open Recovery Script Support (ORS): revised and adapted from original sk8erwitskil source
    • On start, recovery looks automatically for "/cache/recovery/openrecoveryscript" installed by goomanager or any tasker. If it finds it, it is run and phone will reboot
    • You can also add custom ors scripts you edit your self:
      When pressing the ors menu, it will look at default locations for your custom scripts:
      "clockworkmod/ors" first in extra storage, then in internal sd. Put your custom scripts there with file extension .ors
      That way you can access your jobs (flash, wipe, backup, restore...) instantly
      If no scripts are found in default folder, you get option to browse both storage volumes for a custom location
    • To learn how to write ors scripts to automate your backup/restore/wipe/flash tasks, read here, it is very easy: http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/OpenRecoveryScript
    • Give Goomanager a try
    • All backup and restore options are supported include special partitions 1, 2 and 3 and even extra 4 and 5 partitions (could add modem, efs and preload linked to them later)
    • /preload will be included with /system if you enabled the /preload option in Misc Nandroid Settings
    • you have an extra here: you can set the target volume for ors backups under Misc Nandroid Settings menu
    • ors backups can be set to either TWRP or CWM format

    Aroma File Manager Support *Adapted from amarullz and sk8erwitskil
    You get here the possibility to browse your phone with root access in a friendly GUI file browser, while being in recovery
    You even now get a terminal emulator to run in recovery
    • Download Aroma File Manager from its Home Page
    • Get the last version and rename the file aromafm.zip
    • Put the aromafm.zip in "clockworkmod/aromafm/aromafm.zip" in any of the storage volumes
    • In recovery, tap the Aroma File Manager menu or double tap any part of the screen outside menus
    • It will launch the file manager automatically
    • Double tap gesture linked to Aroma File Manager can be altered in the GUI Settings menu

    Touch GUI Preferences:
    This is another unique feature of this recovery and is built from scratch
    • You can toggle through 4 touch modes:
      Full Touch: menus are validated by touching them. I added extra checks to make it robust to validation by error while scrolling.
      Double Tap: menus are highlighted on first touch. To validate action, you need to double tap the same menu
      Semi Touch: the classic semi-touch interface I enhanced. Menus are selected/highlighted on first touch. You can scroll by swiping up/down, but no validation on touch.
      Disable Touch: touch code completely disabled. You have all gui options left, but only hardware keys
    • When Full Touch mode is selected, it will automatically set recommended menu height, touch accuracy and scroll sensitivity. You can alter them later if you want
    • Scroll sensitivity controls scrolling on swipe up/down. Lower values are the most sensitive. Adjust this based on selected menu height
    • Touch accuracy: increase it if your touch gestures are not well accounted for
    • Config files are saved in /data/philz-touch/philz-touch_x.ini file.
    • You can do a backup of your settings file, it will go under /sdcard/clockworkmod/philz-touch.ini.bak
    • You can choose to be prompted to restore your settings whenever they are wiped while you have a backup. You can also set recovery to auto-restore them when needed. This check is done when you reboot to main system from within recovery
    • There are many gesture actions that you can setup at your wish (some default actions are setup by default)
    • Long press/move is the bad equivalent to a long press gesture action: just that after 0.6 sec of touch, slightly move your finger or change the pressure surface without actually lifting it
    • Your screen should auto-dim automatically after one minute and turn off after 3 mn. You can change those time settings. Just touch the screen to reset brightness and turn it on (some devices need to press hardware button)
    • All GUI parts can be customized: menu hight, text colors, menu colors, selection colors, background color and icon, menu seprators, battery and clock, header text...
    • To setup a custom background image: put a png image with your device resolution in a folder clockworkmod/custom_res
    • You can take screen shots from recovery display by the slide left gesture (change it at your wish). Pics captures will go under clockworkmod/screen_shots folder. External storage will be always used first. If no external storage is found, internal storage is used. You can take up to 999 pics before it resets to 1

    Setup Free Browse Mode and Multi-zip Installer:

    Free Browse Mode:
    • You can setup a default folder from where the Install Zip menu will start
    • From within your set default folder, you can now browse backward up to the root file system to install a zip file
    Multi-zip Installer menu:
    • Lets you select multiple zip files to flash at the same time
    • The zip files must go into a subfolder under: "clockworkmod/multi_flash"
    • At least one subfolder with your zip files must be created. You can create as many subfolders as you want
    • exp: clockworkmod/multi_flash/NEAT_ROM_files

    Pause on Logs:

    • Pause on Logs: when enabled, after flashing a zip file or doing a nandroid job, you will be prompted for a key to return to menu display. That way, logs are kept in full screen. Obviously, no pause will be performed on boot scripts and multi-zip operations
    Full Change History
    Change log is now here:

    Older history in next post

    6.48.4 (06.07.2014)
    - merge multi stage install packages support from AOSP
    - CWM

    6.48.1 (30.06.2014)
    - add option to directly parse time_daemon data files
    - refresh current time in menu header after time daemon fixes
    - fix first passkey prompt screen did not show proper background under some circumstances
    - libtouch_gui 1.30

    6.47.7 (25.06.2014)
    - preserve background icon user settings after sideload, install zip and wipe actions
    - use real fstype instead of auto in /etc/fstab when converting between ext4 <-> f2fs using extra.fstab
    - libtouch_gui 1.29
    - LG G2 variants: enable performance mode in recovery (device tree)
    - HTC One Mini (m4): enable f2fs and exfat kernel support
    - Galaxy S5 LTE (klte): enable backup/restore of /efs, /modemst1 and /modemst2 partitions

    6.47.6 (24.06.2014)
    - recovery lock: support use of virtual / capacitive keys as pass key
    - libtouch_gui 1.28

    6.47.4 (23.06.2014)
    - fix adb was disabled when no recovery lock passkey was setup
    - Galaxy S3 D2 variants: enable f2fs support

    6.47.3 (20.06.2014)
    - add recovery lock with passkey on start
    - better extra partitions support in custom nandroid operations
    - fix segfault during shell nandroid backup/restore commands
    - enable progress display during "adb shell nandroid backup/restore" commands
    - enhance and fix bugs of progress display during install/nandroid... operations
    - nandroid restore: fix progress bar animation when md5 verify is enabled
    - nandroid md5: fix progress bar was not reset for each file
    - nandroid md5: fix .android_secure md5 sum was never generated or checked
    this could cause md5 check to fail under some circumstances
    - limit logging to console in adb shell nandroid and mount commands
    - fix detection of real fstype (pointer to in the scope char array bug)
    - merge: "Only chmod backup/blobs directory if it exists"
    - merge: "Enable cmdline nandroid backup of vold volumes"
    - disable useless sd-ext warnings and errors
    - merge loki updates
    - f2fs <-> ext4 conversion: support fs_options2 through extra.fstab before dropping to bare minimal options
    - clean up code
    - libtouch_gui 1.26

    6.43.8 (02.06.2014)
    - fix recursive path creation bug for /data/media/0
    - f2fs: do not try f2fs recovery.fstab mount options on an ext4 partition
    - f2fs: do not redefine default recovery ext4 mount options when migrating from an f2fs recovery.fstab
    - f2fs: error message when converting unsupported file systems
    - fix Galaxy Mega variant background resolution

    6.43.5 (01.06.2014)
    - default to /data/media/0 unless we define BOARD_HAS_NO_MULTIUSER_SUPPORT
    - use lstat to check if file exists

    6.43.4 (01.06.2014)
    - fix text print colour could persist after md5 check

    6.43.3 (31.05.2014)
    - fix f2fs conversion of /data on /data/media devices
    - allow ext4 <-> f2fs backup data migration in nandroid
    - cleanup code

    6.43.0 (30.05.2014)
    - nandroid backup: fix 'media' exception:
    In CWM, a bug present from the begining was preventing any path/file named media from backup on /data/media devices
    This fix will only exclude /data/media path and not other media files/folders

    6.42.9 (30.05.2014)
    - default again to libtar for backup/restore

    6.42.7 (30.05.2014)
    default to busybox tar:
    - use busybox tar by default as it now supports selinux context backup/restore
    - unify libtar and busybox tar options (-p for selinux context)
    - remove now deprecated external selinux container code

    6.42.5 (30.05.2014)
    - f2fs: recreate /etc/fstab after ext4/f2fs conversion for proper use of system mount command
    - comment useless dead code

    6.42.4 (30.05.2014)
    - f2fs: fix nandroid restore to f2fs partitions
    - f2fs: support format extra storage to f2fs (vold patch needed)
    - f2fs: support switching between f2fs/ext4 (needs f2fs in kernel modules), thanks @KumaJaya
    - f2fs: reload volume table after f2fs/ext4 conversion (no reboot needed after conversion)
    - f2fs: do not format whole /data when not expected on /data/media devices
    - f2fs: allow /data f2fs/ext4 conversion for non data_media devices

    6.41.8 (26.05.2014)
    Preserve recovery settings after a wipe
    - on settings change, create a second copy of recovery settings on primary storage (/sdcard)
    - on recovery exit, always copy recovery settings to sdcard if no copy is present
    - after a wipe, on recovery exit, try to restore settings from the copy on primary storage
    - fix save/restore settings menu labels
    - libtouch_gui 1.22

    6.41.6 (12.05.2014)
    - update exfat to dorimanx 1.2.9 latest sources
    - fix compile error when enabling BOARD_RECOVERY_USE_BBTAR
    - repo sync latest sources
    - Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 WiFi SM-T320 (mondrianwifi)
    - HTC M7 variants: use new cm kernel with exfat sources
    - HTC M8 variants: use new unified recovery

    6.41.5 (11.05.2014)
    - libtouch_gui 1.21: auto detect BRIGHTNESS_SYS_FILE path if it is not set during compile
    * search for the file in most common locations
    * if found, save it to recovery settings ini file to be called on next recovery starts
    * else, disable adjust brightness function to avoid error logs on recovery start
    - fix various compiler warnings and errors
    - enhance pre-compile setup
    - dedupe: merge clean up code from @xiaolu
    - merge: fix restorecon_from_file potential crash from @xiaolu (only for BOARD_RECOVERY_USE_BBTAR)
    - fix 240x320 images
    - merge "cwm: Honor recovery variant "
    - merge "cwm: Remove hardcoded paths"
    - merge "Keep 'show log' on screen until user dismisses it"
    - create /data/media directory after internal storage is wiped
    prevents denial to read/write from internal storage under some circumstances
    - open source touch_gui library
    - update licence files

    6.40.1 (03.05.2014)
    - proper libtar implementation: support backup/restore of selinux context inside archive
    - dedupe: support backup/restore of selinux context by @Chenglu
    - libtouch_gui 1.20: support custom key files (BOARD_CUSTOM_RECOVERY_KEYMAPPING)