How to Remove ClockworkMod Recovery

August 20, 2023
David Sunnyside

Clockworkmod Recovery, or simply CWM, is one of the most popular custom recoveries for Android devices. Designed by Koushik Dutta (Koush) this recovery is able to do many things that are not possible with the stock recovery on your device. This includes flashing modified ROMs, kernels, mods, and root. The recovery can also be used to backup the system partition.

While the recovery has a lot of features there are also some that can be confusing to users who aren’t familiar with Android hacking and modification. For example, there are several methods of rebooting into the Clockworkmod Recovery mode. The most common way is to use the ROM Manager application, which requires you to be fully rooted on your device. Once the app is installed, just run it and select the first option – “Flash Clockworkmod Recovery”.

Another method is to use ADB on your computer. This requires you to enable USB debugging on your device, connect it to your PC, and open a command prompt or terminal window. To do this, open the Settings on your device, tap on Developer Options, and then enable USB Debugging. Then, open a terminal or command prompt and type adb boot recovery.

The other method of booting into the Clockworkmod Recovery is to use the XDA-DEV Team app. This app is available for most Android devices, and it allows you to quickly and easily boot into the recovery. Once you have the app installed, just run it and choose “Reboot into Recovery”. This is one of the easiest ways to enter the CWM recovery on your device.

David Sunnyside
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