Install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery 5.8.0.2 on the Galaxy Nexus

February 18, 2012
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    The touch-enabled version of the world’s favorite custom recovery has now been released for the Galaxy Nexus GSM and CDMA variants. All credits go to Koushik Dutta, who is also responsible for bringing us ClockworkMod Recovery that is considered to be an important tool for many Android users who love to experiment with their devices.

    The latest touch-enabled recovery, ClockworkMod Touch Recovery 5.8.0.2, promises to showcase important new features not found in previous versions. The touch-enabled recovery is still being refined further, but according to a post by a fellow Galaxy Nexus user, the recovery tool is fully functional.

    There’s only one way to find out what great things the touch-enabled ClockworkMod Recovery can do–by flashing it on your beloved Galaxy Nexus. In this tutorial, you will find the steps for installing ClockworkMod Touch Recovery 5.8.0.2 on your Galaxy Nexus.

    Important Reminders

    The procedure that you are about to follow is specifically developed only for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  Installing it to another handset may damage or render your device useless. You can check your device’s model number by heading to “Settings > About phone.”

    Requirements

    Instructions

    1. Download the ClockworkMod Touch Recovery image file from the link above.  Make sure you download the correct recovery image for your variant of the Galaxy Nexus.
    2. Rename the downloaded file as “recovery.img”.
    3. Copy the “recovery.img” file to the folder where “fastboot.exe” is located. If you have installed ADB using the traditional way, it should be located at your Android SDK installation folder, particularly at android-sdk/tools or android-sdk/platform tools.
    4. Turn off your phone.
    5. Reboot your device into fastboot mode by simultaneously pressing and holding down the Volume Up and Volume Down keys, then pressing the Power button.
    6. Launch a command prompt on your computer.
    7. Change the command prompt directory to where fastboot.exe and recovery.img are located. If you’re not familiar with the terminal commands in command prompt you can directly go to where fastboot.exe is located, Shift+Right-Click on an empty space and choose “Open command window here” from the popup menu choices.
    8. Flash recovery.img to your phone by issuing the following command inside the command prompt:
      • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    9. Once the installation is finished, reboot your device to complete the process. You should already have the touch-enabled version of ClockworkMod Recovery already installed on your Galaxy Nexus.

    Congratulations! You have successfully installed ClockworkMod Touch Recovery 5.8.0.2 on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus. You can now flash custom ROMs, kernels, scripts, and other hacks.

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    Comments

    • Counterstrke4ever

      Perfect directions. Worked exactly when I followed them. Great writeup.

    • Jason que

      hey can you tell me…..how to get backup of original “recovery.img” of my galaxy nexus before installing any custom ROM…?

      • henryford

        If you do a backup via CWM in before, your recovery will be saved as well. It will result in a set of multiple img-files which can be restored via the bootloader.

    • Matthew Harmon

      I get “recovery recovery.img not recognized”, any suggestions?

      I am rooted and running a factory rom.

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