What Is Android and Custom Recovery Image..?

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mohitawasthi

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ClockworkMod – also known as Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery. In what follows, we will cover all that this recovery is capable of doing, and how to do it.

About Android Recovery

All Android devices ship with a recovery console that is basically a partition on the device’s internal memory and can be booted into. The stock recovery of almost all Android devices provides a few basic yet handy options that allow you to factory reset your device and also to recover its operating system using an official ROM in zip format, but that’s all you can do with it. That’s where a custom recovery comes handy.

A custom Android recovery basically replaces the stock recovery with one that lets you do all you can do with the stock recovery, plus a plethora of more options to give you a lot more control on your device. With a custom recovery, you can install official and unofficial ROMs as well as other updates including apps, themes, kernels etc. using zip files, wipe not just user data but pretty much every partition on your device, mount the storage card for USB mass storage access without leaving recovery, partition your SD card, wipe Dalvik cache and battery stats, fix permissions, perform, manage and restore backups and so on...:eek:
 

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ClockworkMod – also known as Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery. In what follows, we will cover all that this recovery is capable of doing, and how to do it.

About Android Recovery

All Android devices ship with a recovery console that is basically a partition on the device’s internal memory and can be booted into. The stock recovery of almost all Android devices provides a few basic yet handy options that allow you to factory reset your device and also to recover its operating system using an official ROM in zip format, but that’s all you can do with it. That’s where a custom recovery comes handy.

A custom Android recovery basically replaces the stock recovery with one that lets you do all you can do with the stock recovery, plus a plethora of more options to give you a lot more control on your device. With a custom recovery, you can install official and unofficial ROMs as well as other updates including apps, themes, kernels etc. using zip files, wipe not just user data but pretty much every partition on your device, mount the storage card for USB mass storage access without leaving recovery, partition your SD card, wipe Dalvik cache and battery stats, fix permissions, perform, manage and restore backups and so on...:eek:

I'm a little confused, I'm a noob. So if I root a phone and delete bloatware, can I make a custom recovery so the phone doesn't brick and the factory reset resets all settings to a certain way I want it to? Or is my perception of a custom recovery totally off?
 

dheeraj (dhlalit11)

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factory reset cannot work according to you

it will remove all the data you have in your /data partition

@op

you should delete the [Q] tag from the title

@s.d.oconnor

good to see you as the mod here, wanna post something related to rc let me know
 
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arshu1988

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I'm a little confused, I'm a noob. So if I root a phone and delete bloatware, can I make a custom recovery so the phone doesn't brick and the factory reset resets all settings to a certain way I want it to? Or is my perception of a custom recovery totally off?

replacing the recovery.img file with the custom recovery.img file just by simply coping/overwritting , Will this be same as installing the custom ROM?
 

Robbel2005

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Custom recovery partition program killed 32 GB sd card

Is it possible that this partition programmer from clockwork recovery can't work with the new big 32 gb cards?
I wanted to let the custom recovery make an ext2 partition, and a fat 32 partition on a brandnew 32 GB sd card.
Seems that the custom recovery partition program wiped my master boot record from the sd card, I tried everything, the card is recognised,
but it is impossible to write anyting on it. I tried to repair the mbr, but so far it didn't work. I tried with windows fdisk but no solution found.

Someone knows how to save my sd card without sending back to factory?
 

andyandyy8

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ClockworkMod – also known as Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery. In what follows, we will cover all that this recovery is capable of doing, and how to do it.

About Android Recovery

All Android devices ship with a recovery console that is basically a partition on the device’s internal memory and can be booted into. The stock recovery of almost all Android devices provides a few basic yet handy options that allow you to factory reset your device and also to recover its operating system using an official ROM in zip format, but that’s all you can do with it. That’s where a custom recovery comes handy.

A custom Android recovery basically replaces the stock recovery with one that lets you do all you can do with the stock recovery, plus a plethora of more options to give you a lot more control on your device. With a custom recovery, you can install official and unofficial ROMs as well as other updates including apps, themes, kernels etc. using zip files, wipe not just user data but pretty much every partition on your device, mount the storage card for USB mass storage access without leaving recovery, partition your SD card, wipe Dalvik cache and battery stats, fix permissions, perform, manage and restore backups and so on...:eek:
thanks
 

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I have CWM installed on my Fit but my CM 10 is buggy and I want to use both CM 9 and CM 10. Is dual boot possible on the Fit? :confused:

---------- Post added at 11:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:57 PM ----------

Also, my CWM is not flashing the latest update of CM10. Can anyone help me? I'm getting a status 7 error :crying:
 

Harpratap

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I have CWM installed on my Fit but my CM 10 is buggy and I want to use both CM 9 and CM 10. Is dual boot possible on the Fit? :confused:

---------- Post added at 11:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:57 PM ----------

Also, my CWM is not flashing the latest update of CM10. Can anyone help me? I'm getting a status 7 error :crying:

Dual boot is not possible on fit.

Make sure you have CWM5 not CWM4 or any touch versions..only the one by tj_style is gonna work.
 

swanicorn

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but what is a recovery.img?

But is the recovery.img specific to device like the ROMs or it does not make any difference?
The recovery.img I am talking about is like not more than 5MB in size....

It maybe a stupid question but I am unable to find any particular information regarding this point so please help me..... :rolleyes:
 

Galaxy_Rohit

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I don't find costom rom for Asus ME173X.
If I use roms for other devices that can make tablet-brick instead of tablet-android.
Do you have same device like me?

I guess it's a new tablet arrived this year. It might b under warranty. So u can freely expect assistance from customer care:)

Btw I don't have this tablet:(
 

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    ClockworkMod – also known as Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery. In what follows, we will cover all that this recovery is capable of doing, and how to do it.

    About Android Recovery

    All Android devices ship with a recovery console that is basically a partition on the device’s internal memory and can be booted into. The stock recovery of almost all Android devices provides a few basic yet handy options that allow you to factory reset your device and also to recover its operating system using an official ROM in zip format, but that’s all you can do with it. That’s where a custom recovery comes handy.

    A custom Android recovery basically replaces the stock recovery with one that lets you do all you can do with the stock recovery, plus a plethora of more options to give you a lot more control on your device. With a custom recovery, you can install official and unofficial ROMs as well as other updates including apps, themes, kernels etc. using zip files, wipe not just user data but pretty much every partition on your device, mount the storage card for USB mass storage access without leaving recovery, partition your SD card, wipe Dalvik cache and battery stats, fix permissions, perform, manage and restore backups and so on...:eek:
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    factory reset cannot work according to you

    it will remove all the data you have in your /data partition

    @op

    you should delete the [Q] tag from the title

    @s.d.oconnor

    good to see you as the mod here, wanna post something related to rc let me know
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