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Proudly presenting:
4EXT Recovery Touch

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  • brand new user interface: "4EXT UI"
  • touchscreen only
  • extremely fast
  • 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







INFO:


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.​







Themes for 4EXT Recovery Touch:

Official 4EXT Recovery Themes Index & Discussion Thread





Download





  • This ensures that your downloads are ok by automatically verifying md5sums and that known issues and changelogs are easily accessible
  • When you install or download a recovery via the app it makes sure that your recovery config is correctly set up.
  • It allows to automatically setup your time zone for recovery.
  • You can use it to get notified about updates regarding your recovery version
  • You can configure it to get notified in case any critical bugs have been discovered of the recovery version you currently have installed.
  • It allows me to update known issues/changelogs immediately and to quickly pull a newly released version if there were reports about critical bugs
  • You can also use it to just download a recovery.zip containing the image. The download will be automatically verified for correct md5sums!



By default the app also saves the recovery.img you flash on your sdcard,
so you can use it to flash the recovery via fastboot in case you need to do that one day.

If you somehow lost those files, there's a direct download for a version you can flash via fastboot.

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4EXT Recovery Control



For a list of its many features, visit www.4ext.net

Some examples :
  • 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.​
  • Much, much more! See www.4ext.net :)


Big thanks to craacK for a lot of great icons! :)







Thanks:


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:

Jotha, craacK, Patrics83, Euphorie, Mike1986, Whiskey103, ptr_hamilton, Lizard, TheUntouchable

Big thanks to Jotha and Whiskey103 for testing the themes features creating and their first themes for 4EXT Recovery Touch.

Also Big thanks to all the donators to 4EXT Recovery and everyone who has bought 4EXT Recovery Control! Without you I wouldn't be able to spend as much time with the project:

SO A HUGE THANK YOU!​

FRANKIE-BOY, SYRAKUS, FISHA21, ZJXPOT, ZEEKIZ, A USER, PHILOS64, STEVEATHOME, PREACHER65, BEN_PYETT, HAWST, ANIT77, ULTRA DROID, PTR_HAMILTON, BEANBEAN50, SEBASTIAAN15 and LOVEBOATCAPTAIN


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 :

SPEEDYCARV, PTR_HAMILTON, JAMESCLINTON, SNOWBOARDKID503, MJESSE81, 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:

Mjesse81,
Speedycarv,
Wolfepakt
Jaibar
Jayallen1980
Stlouie65
Invasion2
PacerguyDon
Ben_Pyett
Dargocitfer
Darknessrise1234
Lizard
Azazel71

Kernel: official HTC kernel sources.
 
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madmaxx82

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Features of 4EXT Recovery Classic:
(Use 4EXT Recovery Control or Recovery Updater for complete Changelogs and Known issues!)


not all features may be relevant for all devices



Displays additional information:
  • Identifies your current rom and displays its name
  • Current filesystems on your partitions
  • Free space remaining of all of your volumes
  • Current battery charge level

Backup | Restore:
  • Correctly calculates free space needed to complete a backup ( version > 2.2.6 RC4 )
  • Tar backups (can be switched on or off)
  • Complete CWMR5 compatibility
  • All Backups you create will be named after your currently installed Rom for easier identification.
  • Never unwillingly get "downgraded" to EXT3 again
  • Always restores backups using the file systems you HAD on your partitions at the time of creation!
    -> all partitions formatted with ext4 at that time, will be restored to ext4. The same is true for ext3.​
  • You can manually change any existing Backup to ext4 or ext3
    -> so that after a restore, all partitions and up with the file system you wanted!​
  • Advanced Backup: backup only a single partition
  • Convert any of your partitions to EXT4 or EXT3 without data loss.

Formatting:
  • When you wipe or format it will always use the same file system you currently have.
    -> but you can change that​
  • When you format ext4 it will always create an aligned file system
  • Correctly identifies unformatted sd-ext partitions
    -> if it finds one it displays a warning and suggests you may format them by visiting the 4EXT menu​
  • Filesystem check and repair option in advanced menu

Partitioning:
  • Alignment check of your partitions
  • Full support for up to 2 sd-ext partitions + swap (Backup/restore/format/convert, fsck, et.c.)
  • (RE-) Partition your sdcard for sd-ext without removing your fat32 partition.
  • All partitions created with 4EXTRecovery will be perfectly aligned to 4k

Installing:
  • Integrated md5sum checking option


Menus:
  • Most popular menu items rearranged
  • Format menu
  • Power Menu + option to reboot into bootloader
  • Changed Advanced Restore: first select what you want to restore, then select the backup
    -> Useful for restoring from "Advanced Backups"​

4ext.prop:
  • Configuration file on your sdcard where you can set options to be used by 4EXTRecovery
  • Change all settings conveniently with 4EXT Recovery Control
  • Many more options to come
  • Share your settings / themes by packing your config into a flashable theme

Other stuff:
  • USB Storage Autostart (must be switched on)
  • Mount usb storage exposes all partitions on your sdcard to the os (not just fat32)
    -> you could even partition your sdcard from your PC while connected via USB​
  • Switch haptic feedback on/off
  • Button backlights




 

madmaxx82

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Recovery Interface Api for Apps and Scripts

Both: free and paid 4EXT apps now provide a very easy to use interface you can use to access 4EXT Recovery from within your shell scripts or apps.

Features:

  • wipe cache
  • wipe dalvik
  • wipe data / factory reset
  • install multiple zips at once
  • backup

If you are interested, please download this zip file with examples



How to make use of 4EXT Recovery Touch from within updater-scripts:

Since Beta 1.0.0.3 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:


Code:
if getprop("ext.edition") == "ng" then

<your code>

endif;



To use the native confirm dialogues:

Code:
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

<yourcode>

endif;


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 )


Code:
ui_print("4ext: disable_scrn_update");

# 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.
 

madmaxx82

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Thank you!

Before someone asks:
You can drag down the statusbar to get to the text output history.

For taking screenshots:
Press the search button.
When you are finished taking screens, don't forget to copy them to your sdcard using the tools menu.


Themes: all 4ext themes for 800x480 resolution will work perfectly on the Thunderbolt.
 
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Now this looks awesome, love the user input with yes or no options.

Sent from my HTC Mecha using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 11:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:02 PM ----------

I just downloaded this, all I can say is Absolutely amazing.
Everything you could possibly want in a recovery is there. Install confirmations, Spectacular GUI, Flawless script display...
Thanks for this,
just got the paid for app... Gladly will be supporting this Recovery.
Clockwork MOD watch out, new recovery in town...:D
 
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Now this looks awesome, love the user input with yes or no options.

Sent from my HTC Mecha using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 11:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:02 PM ----------

I just downloaded this, all I can say is Absolutely amazing.
Everything you could possibly want in a recovery is there. Install confirmations, Spectacular GUI, Flawless script display...
Thanks for this,
just got the paid for app... Gladly will be supporting this Recovery.
Clockwork MOD watch out, new recovery in town...:D

Hahaha

thank you very much! :)

The day of release was maybe a bit poorly chosen, because RC3 which should just fix 1-2 cosmetic bugs from RC2 is still flagged as testing.
Any new version I upload gets this testing flag for the first days, so people who want to take extra care can skip those, in case something really nasty is found.

Now this newest version is the only one available for the Thunderbolt currently..
Maybe will get you RC2 too.
 

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THANKS so much!
I've been awaiting this for our Thunderbolts.
Better late then never.
Much appreciated. I know a lot of great effort has gone into this.
 

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Absolutly amazing!! Thanks for this....it makes me wanna flash random **** just to play with it hahahha

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madmaxx82

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THANKS so much!
I've been awaiting this for our Thunderbolts.
Better late then never.
Much appreciated. I know a lot of great effort has gone into this.

Absolutly amazing!! Thanks for this....it makes me wanna flash random **** just to play with it hahahha

Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk

Flat out best recovery I have ever used. Amazing work. Thank you.

Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2 Beta-4

Thank you all very much!

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nice work Max :)

GO AND CONQUER THE WORLD

Pssst I thought we agreed to not tell anyone :D

Thanks my friend :)
 

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Purchased the app in Google play. Just to be clear, which is the best version for our phone right now? The thread title says 1.0.0.4 RC2 which thru the app says for reference only.
 
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Purchased the app in Google play. Just to be clear, which is the best version for our phone right now? The thread title says 1.0.0.4 RC2 which thru the app says for reference only.

Thank you very much!

The time wasn't optimal for the release because the only version available for the Thunderbolt is the newest one. And this one is still flagged "testing", which means it's been released only shortly before.

This is an indicator for anyone who wants to be as careful as possible, because of a certain chance that some nasty bugs might have slept through shortly before a new version was released.

However, this happened very rarely in the past.. but still, it's my new "rule", to put everything into "testing" for a little while, even if it is just an RC increment fixing small "cosmetic bugs" from the previous release which is known to be very stable.

In this case RC2 is already rock solid and RC3 just fixes some very minor bugs like better detection of rom names for naming backups.

I cannot use RC3 in the title of the thread because it might happen that a new build is released before it leaves testing.. then noone will know about that something has changed.

So I use the previous version. Unfortunately this one isn't available for the Thunderbolt because of bad timing.

RC3 will lose its testing status very soon, maybe tomorrow :)


Edit: in this special case I will rename the title and add the build number.
 
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I don't know if I over looked it or not, I tried looking. I'm looking for a "macro" I guess you would call it. I'm trying to theme my phone, so I constantly flash .zips to see if I like what I did. So I'm looking for a quick one click solution to flashing a .zip in the same location with the same name. I have a .zip called test.zip that I use to theme. I have a folder on the SD Card called "Misc" that I use for miscellaneous stuff. I would like to be able to open Recovery, and have an option to flash test.zip from /Misc without having to click through a bunch of options. Make sense?
 

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Thank you very much!

The time wasn't optimal for the release because the only version available for the Thunderbolt is the newest one. And this one is still flagged "testing", which means it's been released only shortly before.

This is an indicator for anyone who wants to be as careful as possible, because of a certain chance that some nasty bugs might have slept through shortly before a new version was released.

However, this happened very rarely in the past.. but still, it's my new "rule", to put everything into "testing" for a little while, even if it is just an RC increment fixing small "cosmetic bugs" from the previous release which is known to be very stable.

In this case RC2 is already rock solid and RC3 just fixes some very minor bugs like better detection of rom names for naming backups.

I cannot use RC3 in the title of the thread because it might happen that a new build is released before it leaves testing.. then noone will know about that something has changed.

So I use the previous version. Unfortunately this one isn't available for the Thunderbolt because of bad timing.

RC3 will lose its testing status very soon, maybe tomorrow :)


Edit: in this special case I will rename the title and add the build number.



Okay, and thank you for the speedy response. Just flashed it and it's AMAZING!!! Can you say clockwork killer?
 
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I don't know if I over looked it or not, I tried looking. I'm looking for a "macro" I guess you would call it. I'm trying to theme my phone, so I constantly flash .zips to see if I like what I did. So I'm looking for a quick one click solution to flashing a .zip in the same location with the same name. I have a .zip called test.zip that I use to theme. I have a folder on the SD Card called "Misc" that I use for miscellaneous stuff. I would like to be able to open Recovery, and have an option to flash test.zip from /Misc without having to click through a bunch of options. Make sense?

You could use a shellscript for that and make use of the recovery interface provided by the 4ext apps (the free one is enough for that).
Take a look at my signature or into 1st post. There is a link to a zip file containing 2 folders with examples.
One is for java apps, the other one is for shell scripts.

You could basically use anything that allows to execute a shell script by 1click to do that.
 
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    Proudly presenting:
    4EXT Recovery Touch

    attachment.php
    attachment.php
    attachment.php


    • brand new user interface: "4EXT UI"
    • touchscreen only
    • extremely fast
    • 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







    INFO:


    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.​







    Themes for 4EXT Recovery Touch:

    Official 4EXT Recovery Themes Index & Discussion Thread





    Download





    • This ensures that your downloads are ok by automatically verifying md5sums and that known issues and changelogs are easily accessible
    • When you install or download a recovery via the app it makes sure that your recovery config is correctly set up.
    • It allows to automatically setup your time zone for recovery.
    • You can use it to get notified about updates regarding your recovery version
    • You can configure it to get notified in case any critical bugs have been discovered of the recovery version you currently have installed.
    • It allows me to update known issues/changelogs immediately and to quickly pull a newly released version if there were reports about critical bugs
    • You can also use it to just download a recovery.zip containing the image. The download will be automatically verified for correct md5sums!



    By default the app also saves the recovery.img you flash on your sdcard,
    so you can use it to flash the recovery via fastboot in case you need to do that one day.

    If you somehow lost those files, there's a direct download for a version you can flash via fastboot.

    [/SIZE]




    4EXT Recovery Control



    For a list of its many features, visit www.4ext.net

    Some examples :
    • 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.​
    • Much, much more! See www.4ext.net :)


    Big thanks to craacK for a lot of great icons! :)







    Thanks:


    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:

    Jotha, craacK, Patrics83, Euphorie, Mike1986, Whiskey103, ptr_hamilton, Lizard, TheUntouchable

    Big thanks to Jotha and Whiskey103 for testing the themes features creating and their first themes for 4EXT Recovery Touch.

    Also Big thanks to all the donators to 4EXT Recovery and everyone who has bought 4EXT Recovery Control! Without you I wouldn't be able to spend as much time with the project:

    SO A HUGE THANK YOU!​

    FRANKIE-BOY, SYRAKUS, FISHA21, ZJXPOT, ZEEKIZ, A USER, PHILOS64, STEVEATHOME, PREACHER65, BEN_PYETT, HAWST, ANIT77, ULTRA DROID, PTR_HAMILTON, BEANBEAN50, SEBASTIAAN15 and LOVEBOATCAPTAIN


    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 :

    SPEEDYCARV, PTR_HAMILTON, JAMESCLINTON, SNOWBOARDKID503, MJESSE81, 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:

    Mjesse81,
    Speedycarv,
    Wolfepakt
    Jaibar
    Jayallen1980
    Stlouie65
    Invasion2
    PacerguyDon
    Ben_Pyett
    Dargocitfer
    Darknessrise1234
    Lizard
    Azazel71

    Kernel: official HTC kernel sources.
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    Hi HTC Thunderbolt users,

    Just to bump the thread, as a new version of 4EXT Recovery Touch v1.0.0.6 RC1 is now available as of 31/12/2013 and all finally packaged up early morning 01/01/2014 so thanks for this at New Years!

    To get your hands on the recovery.img, download 4EXT_Recovery_Touch_v1.0.0.6_RC1.zip using the 4EXT Apps.

    The Free 4EXT Recovery Updater v2.4.6b App.
    Or the Paid 4EXT Recovery Control App.

    Version v1.0.0.6 RC1 is required for the Android 4.4 KitKat ROMs and GAPPs.

    Here is the changelog for 4EXT Recovery Touch v1.0.0.6 RC1.
    - Based on the rock solid v1.0.0.5 RC9
    - Added support for SELinux needed by some Android 4.4 roms.

    Big thanks to the following testers:
    Papete, Dtr204, CChako, and Kingmook!

    Hope the above helps!

    Happy KitKat Testing,

    Rob.
    5

    Features of 4EXT Recovery Classic:
    (Use 4EXT Recovery Control or Recovery Updater for complete Changelogs and Known issues!)


    not all features may be relevant for all devices



    Displays additional information:
    • Identifies your current rom and displays its name
    • Current filesystems on your partitions
    • Free space remaining of all of your volumes
    • Current battery charge level

    Backup | Restore:
    • Correctly calculates free space needed to complete a backup ( version > 2.2.6 RC4 )
    • Tar backups (can be switched on or off)
    • Complete CWMR5 compatibility
    • All Backups you create will be named after your currently installed Rom for easier identification.
    • Never unwillingly get "downgraded" to EXT3 again
    • Always restores backups using the file systems you HAD on your partitions at the time of creation!
      -> all partitions formatted with ext4 at that time, will be restored to ext4. The same is true for ext3.​
    • You can manually change any existing Backup to ext4 or ext3
      -> so that after a restore, all partitions and up with the file system you wanted!​
    • Advanced Backup: backup only a single partition
    • Convert any of your partitions to EXT4 or EXT3 without data loss.

    Formatting:
    • When you wipe or format it will always use the same file system you currently have.
      -> but you can change that​
    • When you format ext4 it will always create an aligned file system
    • Correctly identifies unformatted sd-ext partitions
      -> if it finds one it displays a warning and suggests you may format them by visiting the 4EXT menu​
    • Filesystem check and repair option in advanced menu

    Partitioning:
    • Alignment check of your partitions
    • Full support for up to 2 sd-ext partitions + swap (Backup/restore/format/convert, fsck, et.c.)
    • (RE-) Partition your sdcard for sd-ext without removing your fat32 partition.
    • All partitions created with 4EXTRecovery will be perfectly aligned to 4k

    Installing:
    • Integrated md5sum checking option


    Menus:
    • Most popular menu items rearranged
    • Format menu
    • Power Menu + option to reboot into bootloader
    • Changed Advanced Restore: first select what you want to restore, then select the backup
      -> Useful for restoring from "Advanced Backups"​

    4ext.prop:
    • Configuration file on your sdcard where you can set options to be used by 4EXTRecovery
    • Change all settings conveniently with 4EXT Recovery Control
    • Many more options to come
    • Share your settings / themes by packing your config into a flashable theme

    Other stuff:
    • USB Storage Autostart (must be switched on)
    • Mount usb storage exposes all partitions on your sdcard to the os (not just fat32)
      -> you could even partition your sdcard from your PC while connected via USB​
    • Switch haptic feedback on/off
    • Button backlights




    5
    Recovery Interface Api for Apps and Scripts

    Both: free and paid 4EXT apps now provide a very easy to use interface you can use to access 4EXT Recovery from within your shell scripts or apps.

    Features:

    • wipe cache
    • wipe dalvik
    • wipe data / factory reset
    • install multiple zips at once
    • backup

    If you are interested, please download this zip file with examples



    How to make use of 4EXT Recovery Touch from within updater-scripts:

    Since Beta 1.0.0.3 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:


    Code:
    if getprop("ext.edition") == "ng" then
    
    <your code>
    
    endif;



    To use the native confirm dialogues:

    Code:
    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
    
    <yourcode>
    
    endif;


    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 )


    Code:
    ui_print("4ext: disable_scrn_update");
    
    # 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.