Tutorial to Install Clock Work MOD Recovery in Motorola Droid X

Sanjana January 7, 2012 0

People who have already rooted their Motorola Droid X can now proceed to the next level of customization that is installing Clock Work Mod Recovery in your smartphone. By installing this particular firmware you will in turn authorize your smartphone to install a variety of custom ROMs that is impossible without the installation of this recovery. However it is important to note that you need to root your device before proceeding into the updation procedure. Rooting will void the warranty and the only way to get back the lost warranty is by updating Droid X with the default factory firmware again.

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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is only applicable to Motorola Droid X smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Do not back up the data via PC Suites as it may or may not detect the device after the update. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Recovery Bootstrap APK

Steps to Install Clock Work MOD Recovery in Motorola Droid X:

Step-1: Root your Motorola Droid X handset and download Recovery Bootstrap APK from the Must Have section to your computer. Connect the phone to computer and copy the APK file from the computer to your phone else you can also copy the downloaded file to the same folder as ADB that is the /platform-tools folder within the Android SDK folder.

Step-2: In case you have copied the APK file directly to your phone, detach the phone from computer and open the app then follow the on screen instructions to install Clock Work Mod Recovery. But if you have copied the file using ADB then    open the terminal or command window and type in the following command.

adb push bootstrap- /system/app/

Thus you can successfully install the Clock Work Mod Recovery in Motorola Droid X by following the steps mentioned above carefully. If you are unable to install Clock Work Mod Recovery in your phone then check with the rooting of your phone since this CWM installing procedure requires a rooted Droid X.

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