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Android Bios aka Recovery console

Hope you must be aware of Windows BIOS? A similar concept do exist in Android devices, but special thanks to Koush who exploited this and created a simple to use Recovery console with some powerful options. ClockwordMod (also known as CWM) has been used extensively by Android fellas to get control and manipulate Android devices.

Theory apart, let's deep dive into some of the ClockwordMod procedures


  • Unzip /Archive Software. I prefer 7zip.

  • Either (Android SDK)  OR else (Install ADB+ Wrapper scripts)

  • Device specific Clockwork Image (List here).

ClockworkMod Installation

  • Unzip the above ADB or Android SDK into a directory (eg   C:\myTestLocation\<unzipHere>\)

  • Ensure your phone has sufficient charge to run in battery mode for sometime. Ensure your phone is ON.

  • Connect the phone to your PC. Most of the cases, device specific (OEM) drivers will be installed.

  • Now enable Debugging. (Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging)

  • Normally some extra drivers will be installed (if its the first time)

  • Open a command window (Start -> Run -> cmd ) or (Windows Key + R). Change directory to where the ADB was unzipped. (i.e. C:\myTestLocation\<unzipHere>\ )

  • Type "adb-windows.exe reboot bootloader"  into your cmd prompt.   The phone will reboot to a great Android man and stay there

  • Now type "fastboot-windows.exe flash recovery recovery-clockwork-1.2.3-zte.img"

  • It will say recovery sending... Okay, Recovery writing...

  • Now type "fastboot-windows.exe reboot"

  • Once your phone has started up type "adb-windows.exe reboot recovery" and you will be in Clockwork Mod Recovery

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