Step by Step Tutorial to Install Touch-Based ClockworkMod Recovery in Galaxy Nexus

Sanjana January 17, 2012 0

Custom Recovery plays a key role during any hacking activity that we perform in our Android devices. It is the last option that we opt for when all other things fail during our hacking achievements and thus gives us the ability to restore a back up copy of the ROM if the last one that we installed did not function. For those of you who are into hacking and installing various custom leaked ROMs, you must already run into a popular recovery tool that is ClockworkMod.

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The good news is, developers of ClockworkMod Recovery have now rolled out a new touch enabled version for Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This new ClockworkMod Recovery version has four capacitive buttons at the bottom of the screen that enables users to follow the options present in Recovery mode. Thus this new version ropes in both the benefits of physical buttons as well as touch enabled interface. You can opt for the touch interface if using physical buttons like Power and Volume buttons seem awkward or otherwise you can opt for the physical buttons as per your wish.

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 not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable for Samsung Galaxy Nexus that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to backup all the 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. You require a Windows PC system and

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a rooted Galaxy Nexusto proceed into the updation procedure. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Android SDKDownload ClockworkMod Recovery Image(GSM)Download ClockworkMod Recovery Image(CDMA/LTE)

Steps to Install Touch-Based ClockworkMod Recovery in Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

Step-1: Download and install Android SDK followed by ClockworkMod Recovery Image for GSM or CDMA/LTE variants as per your requirement. Rename the downloaded file as recovery.img and copy the recovery.img to to same folder where fastboot.exe is located. The fastboot.exe would typically be located in the /tools or/platform-tools folder inside Android SDK installation folder.

Step-2: Power off your phone to reboot into fastboot mode by holding Volume Up and Volume Down keys and simultaneously pressing Power button. Now open the terminal or command prompt in your computer and change the current directory to the directory where fastboot.exe and recovery.img are located or from within the fastboot.exe folder, Shift + Right-click then select the option of “Open command window here” from the popup menu.

Step-3: Type the following command in command prompt to flash recovery.img in your phone.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Reboot the device and after the device completely reboots you would run on the touch based version of ClockworkMod Recovery.

Accessing Touch-Based ClockworkMod Recovery:

Step-4: Reboot the device into fastboot mode by holding Volume Up and Volume Down keys and simultaneously pressing Power button. Press Volume Up button twice then press Power button to select recovery mode.

This ClockworkMod Recovery caries some minor bugs and other issues as it is not the official but beta version. Thus you can easily install the Touch-Based ClockworkMod Recovery in your Samsung Galaxy Nexus by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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