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ClockworkMod Recovery Booted Up On DROID3

All you DROID3 owners can sit back and start getting excited. ClockworkMod Recovery has just been booted up onto the DROID3 thanks to the work of Hashcode, and we are now awaiting instructions for flashing. ClockworkMod will help users create full nandroid backups of their devices, flash custom ROMs, and a gang of other excellent features.

Stay tuned, we will have full instructions on how to boot it up as soon as they are posted.

Update:  We are hearing that it will be an app similar to the bootstrap apps we have seen in the past.

Cheers @KShen1!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bigmack0507 Michael McCormack
  • OrlandoBob

    Great news. I got my D3 4 days ago and rooted it right away. Rom manager is installed but waits on CMW for D3. I really liked it on my D1 and will be eagerly waiting for it for my D3.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • http://twitter.com/Patfactorx David Pat

    YES PLZ PLZ PLZ!!!!!

  • Guest

    I can haz for DX2?

    • Anonymous

      DX2 already has it.

  • Anonymous

    Good news for us Bionic users too. Bionic support seems to follow closely after something happens with the Droid 3 due to the similarities. Can’t wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Andreae/714213238 Scott Andreae

    woooooot!

  • Steveo

    Forget the Bionic … when is CWM for the Vigor coming?  CAN’T WAIT!

    • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

      Vigor would be the perfect phone if they used a different cpu in it……. They are maxing that qualcomm chip out to the damn max 

  • http://twitter.com/KShen1 Kevin

    GUYS: All credit goes to Hashcode for helping us get this.

    More pictures of Nandroid Backup and Video will be coming soon..this is still in beta.

    • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

      bootstraped off 2nd init correct?

  • http://twitter.com/bobukcat Bob Kloentrup

    Oh PLEASE!! I’ve only had my Bionic for a few hours and I am REALLY missing the stock Android feel of GPA17!

    • Anonymous

      ditto, the horrors of motoblur is quite atrocious coming from the D1. I finally understand what all the griping was about.. except nowadays most ppl in this arena seem to have become quite tolerant of it, ironically many even saying it’s actually becoming pretty good.

      • Billy Thompson

        Yep, I have been using CM for years and I actually like Blur on the Bionic.  I rooted to uninstall crapware and installed Go Launcher and am quite happy with the Bionic vs the TBolt.  The screen is annoying but does make up for it in sunlight.

  • Anonymous

    Now I have no more excuses to buy it, well maybe the RAM and pentile display but nobody is perfect and for what I’ve seen there will not be a better QWERTY smartphone coming any time soon (no, I don’t think BB are real smartphones :P)… I’m just salivating just by thinking a Droid 3 running vanilla Android…

    • Anonymous

      Slow down there. While this is indeed a great step forward, it by no means is any indication of stock Android coming anytime soon, just the ability to run ClockworkMod Recovery. Its good to see their making leaps and bounds with the Droid 3, but the bootloader remains locked and until its unlocked (if its unlocked), don’t hold your breath for alternate ROM’s.

      • Anonymous

        I’m fully aware that there is still a long way to go before we’ll be ale to install vanilla Android in a Droid 3, but this is a huge step in the right direction, plus, as far as I know the only thing locked by the bootloader is the kernel, not the OS per se, isn’t it?? so in theory it should be possible to install a different ROM as long as it runs over the same kernel… or am I misguided??

        • http://photo.katzmatt.com Matt Katzenberger

          That’s how I understand it

        • Anonymous

          That is correct. I was just referring to ROM’s with different kernels. Hopefully they’re able to just crack the bootloader soon and it won’t matter. Even though the Droid 3 and Bionic use TI processors instead of Tegra 2’s, hopefully the Atrix unlock info can be utilized to some extent.

  • fbergman

    oh helly yea!!

  • DBK
  • Anonymous

    Wow!

  • Unexpected62

    FINALLY!!!

  • Miguel Angel

    I JUST CAME………..to Droid Life and am excited to see this!!

  • Miguel Angel

    I JUST CAME………..to Droid Life and am excited to see this!!

    • Anonymous

      while jizzing in his pants.

      • Miguel Angel

        Yes, that was it :)

  • Sean Futach

    wait, what!

  • http://twitter.com/huntken Dick Fitzwell

    Oh joy

  • Anonymous

    This makes me sad.

    Sincerely,

    DX user.

    • http://twitter.com/huntken Dick Fitzwell

      Why? Cause you already have CWM and CM7, MIUI? Not sure what the problem is, other than they have dual core, keyboard and a wonderfully craptastic screen?

      • titan253

        Probably because it too so long for the DX to get to this point

        • DBK

          But it is thanks to the work on the DX and the D2 that made this possible. He should be proud.  :)

          • titan253

            Is anyone ever proud of being a guinea pig. Just ask any Xoom owner… zingggggggaaaa

          • DBK

            If it produces results, yes. If it doesn’t, all hell breaks loose.

            Fortunately, this is the former.  :)

    • Anonymous

      this makes no sense…the dx not only HAS had cwm AND custom roms, but its also on a much newer version of cwm…

    • John

      this doesn’t mean they can run custom kernels, so you’re not missing out on anything

  • Robert

    I am quite new to world of rooting and everything associated with it..this will be my next phone..can anyone tell me what this means? what is clockworkmod recovery?

    • DBK

      It means you can make back ups of your system, so should you screw up while rooting, you can just install the backup.

      It also means that you can flash ZIP files easily now.

      CWM is not only amazing, but an absolute must when rooting.

      • Robert

        Thanks!

        • DBK

          Your welcome.  :)

  • Krtlarson

    Any idea if this will work on the bionic soon?

    • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

      It’s going to get ported very soon. I would expect it within the next few days most likely

    • Mike Cheat

      There’s definitely talk in the XDA forums of it coming soon after the Droid 3 especially since they have such similar hardware. I know of one dev that already has a custom ROM developed and is just waiting for HashCode to port ClockWork over to the Bionic to release it. Devs are all over the Bionic, looking forward to whats in store!

  • fartbubbler

    so the Bionic’s is coming sooooooooooooooon!!

  • http://twitter.com/clearnano ClearNano

    where is the love for the droid 2 owners…..grrrrr

    • Anonymous

      Huh? I, um, think D2 already has a bootstrap….

      • DBK

        Or you can just use ROM Manager to get CWM.

  • Anonymous

    *Insert “when’s this coming for the Bionic?” *Insert “Dude Bionic sucks, Prime FTW” * Insert “Do I have to be rooted?” *Insert “When is CM7 coming for the D3?”

    Now that those are out of the way, very cool stuff. Hope D3 owners get to see some major dev love soon.

  • Anonymous

    *Insert “when’s this coming for the Bionic?” *Insert “Dude Bionic sucks, Prime FTW” * Insert “Do I have to be rooted?” *Insert “When is CM7 coming for the D3?”

    Now that those are out of the way, very cool stuff. Hope D3 owners get to see some major dev love soon.

    • Anonymous

      damn…took my lines lol

      • Anonymous

        :)

    • Anonymous

      Can I +30 this?

    • Droiiid

      *insert witty line regarding others’ generic comments with the hope to acquire likes and gain popularity*

    • Droiiid

      *insert witty line regarding others’ generic comments with the hope to acquire likes and gain popularity*

    • Anonymous

      Insert “What is Recovery?” Insert “What is root?”

  • Anonymous

    Does this mean kernels too?

    • Syanpticrecord

      You made me want some popcorn:-P

    • http://twitter.com/huntken Dick Fitzwell

      No…..

    • DBK

      Unfortunately no. But the 2nd-init ROMs that are sure to come will make it feel like it does.

    • Btd2

      Not yet, but very soon since the d3 and bionic are like the  photon 4g. the photon got unlocked and with this the d3 might get too :) if so the d3 will be the secound most powerful phone next to the bionic :)

    • Anonymous

      Probably not but it does mean stock Gingerbread plus other goodies will be possible.