Install CWM touch recovery on Optimus 4x HD (P880)

fguzmant

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Note: You need an optimus 4X with UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER and ROOTED, also you need optimus 4x drivers and ADB installed in your computer (ADB attached).

1. Go to: http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager and download the last touch image for LG Optimus 4x.

2. [Recommended] rename the image file (like: "recovery-clockwork-touch-X.X.X.X-p880.img") to "recovery.img"

3. Connect your 4X to the computer and copy the image to the root of your internal sdcard (/sdcard).

4. In your computer, open a command prompt in you adb folder and type "c:\adb>adb shell".

5. Type:

su
cat /mnt/sdcard/recovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
sync

6. Restart in recovery mode (shut down and turn on pressing power button + volume down button).
 

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Monskiller

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or go to PlayStore and install RomManager and donate for it like a real Men for touch recovery or free for nontouch, then install the easy Way trough RomManager...
The guy's trying to give a hand for who can't donate for lacking CC reasons, its not that everyone who doesn't donate doesn't want to.
You don't need to be an ass because you're one of the people who donated.

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SimonTS

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or go to PlayStore and install RomManager and donate for it like a real Men for touch recovery or free for nontouch, then install the easy Way trough RomManager...
You dont need a credit card...PayPal :)
I don't use RomManager, and it has nothing to do with costs. I have bought many apps over the last couple of years, but RomManager doesn't do anything that you can't do yourself.

I have said it before and will again ... people are much better off being able to install things like Recoveries, ROMs, Kernels etc on their own, from the command line or ADB rather than relying on an application to do it for them. That way you know what to do if it goes wrong and you can't get access to your phone's Android O/S. I have seen far too many people not know how to fix it and then panic like mad because they need help and no-one replies within 5 minutes when they really, really need their phone working straight away :eek:

Also, PayPal isn't a solution for the Play Store - there are some countries that simply can't get access to certain apps and there are some people (especially the younger ones) who can't get a card, a PayPal account or whatever else.
 

fguzmant

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I must admit that the supportive (and maybe correct way) it's install this app using cwm rom manager and donate for it, despite of that, I'm not hacking cwm, clockworkmod guys publish freely the image so anyone that knows adb commands can install touch recovery, again, if you can, you should donate for this app but if for any reason you can't donate you could try this method.

Sent from my LG-P880 using xda app-developers app
 

AdiSimpson

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I must admit that the supportive (and maybe correct way) it's install this app using cwm rom manager and donate for it, despite of that, I'm not hacking cwm, clockworkmod guys publish freely the image so anyone that knows adb commands can install touch recovery, again, if you can, you should donate for this app but if for any reason you can't donate you could try this method.

Sent from my LG-P880 using xda app-developers app
thats all i said....never said its wrong, but people like ljubisa_sk will never understand. sorry for OT
 

CarlitosRey

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Thanks

Note: You need an unlocked and rooted optimus 4X, also you need optimus 4x drivers and ADB installed in your computer (ADB attached).

1. Go to: and download the last touch image for LG Optimus 4x.

2. [Recommended] rename the image file (like: "recovery-clockwork-touch-X.X.X.X-p880.img") to "recovery.img"

3. Connect your 4X to the computer and copy the image to the root of your internal sdcard (/sdcard).

4. Open a command prompt in you adb folder and type "c:\adb>adb shell".

5. Type:

su
cat /mnt/sdcard/recovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
sync

6. Restart in recovery mode (shut down and turn on pressing power button + volume down button).
Thanks it works perfectly.
 
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Bollen55

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Permission Denied

Whenever I try this I get permission denied. How can I fix this?

[email protected]:/ $ cat /mnt/sdcard/recovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
cat /mnt/sdcard/recovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
/system/bin/sh: can't create /dev/block/mmcblk0p1: Permission denied

Edit: Wow I feel stupid now. I forgot to type su.
 
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fguzmant

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Whenever I try this I get permission denied. How can I fix this?

[email protected]:/ $ cat /mnt/sdcard/recovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
cat /mnt/sdcard/recovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
/system/bin/sh: can't create /dev/block/mmcblk0p1: Permission denied

Edit: Wow I feel stupid now. I forgot to type su.
Yep that's the problem, it's really easy to note it, when you connect as superuser (su) the prompt changes to "#" instead of "$" hope that it worked fine to you.
 

onetrue

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Hi after flashing the CWM I can NOT get in recovery any more, the phone starts but no recovery

[LGE_SECURITY] ERROR: boot image signature

I probably have to flash the rom again. :(
 

Nukhem

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older backups

I installed the new touch recovery from within rommanager to install CM based roms. But i want to go back tot and older stock backup but they are not found in CWM anymore, only backups made with the new CWM. Is is possible to restore old version CWM backups ?
 
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