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Here are Three New Features Coming to ClockworkMod Recovery

ClockworkMod Recovery is about to get a hefty update to version 6 that will make your ROM flashing experience more stable and reliable. According to a post by Mr. Dutta over at Google+, things like recovery checking to make sure you have root access before flashing will be added. CWM will also disable the stock recovery flasher and give you the option to confirm installation on a stock ROM that gets an update. Things you were asking for, right?

  • Recovery will confirm that your ROM still has root access. This is useful on stock ROMs.
  • Recovery disables the stock recovery flasher. This is also useful on stock ROMs.
  • If you’re on a stock ROM and get an update, it used to not allow you to install it at all. Now, it will give you the option to confirm the installation.

He didn’t specify a release time frame, but if he’s talking about these changes on G+ openly, so I’d assume he will have this update out in the near future.

Via:  Koush [Image]

  • Alex

    dear koush. i love you but all i realy want is to be able to rename my backups when i make a backup.

    • fixxmyhead

      same here. i noticed that when u rename them u get an error and it wont restore something with md5 not matching up. u have to change it back to the time stamp and then it will work

  • akazerotime

    If i had a do over, I would have went the Rom Toolbox and not ROM Manager Prem route. It’s little things like, touch recovery being extra when it’s a free D/L and XOOM never getting an official touch recovery from him. I mean Xoom is probably going to be supported for another 6 month to a year and that recovery is only at 4.x.x.x? But what do I know, I’m only a customer..

  • Jason

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… CWM has become bloatware on my CM nightlies.

  • John

    It’s been a while, but a new version of TWRP was put out yesterday v2.2.0. Brings some great additions.

  • MikeCiggy

    When will someone add password protection to a recovery!!?? Anyone with Android knowledge can pick up our phones and wipe them.

    • Luxferro

      And those same people can flash a new recovery.

      • MikeCiggy

        If they have a PC with them. I would feel more secure with a password on my recovery.

  • YankInDaSouth

    Until he implements a UI experience comparable to that of TWRP he is pissing in the wind IMO … the look/feel coupled with the features in TWRP put it in a league of its own.

    That being said, you (of course) can not discount what Koush has done and continues to do for the Android community!

  • I’ll stick with TWRP.

  • James_C_L

    Koush really had no competition, so he’s been coasting for a longggg time. Time to step it up, and I’ll come back from twrp.

    • r0lct


    • Andrew

      The touch version of CWM is really nice

    • palomosan

      Koush is the man, I remember when I got into Android with the OG, just remembering how easy is was and it is to flash stuff with Rom Manager, now it has the touch feature, it makes flashing so easy.

  • Daniel Lands

    I have used CWM 6 for the last 3 days now, so it’s already out, if you go to the builder site. Also recently I have switched to TWRP just based on the fact that the backups and restores are so much faster. However I never had any issues with CMW and have nothing but respect for Koush.

    • John

      How are they “faster”? What can TWRP backup do that CWM does differently? I’ve run TWRP in the past & it was fine, but for some reason, I went back to CWM (don’t remember why though)

      • r0lct

        The UI is more touch friendly IMO and the backups run quicker.

        • John

          eh? Ya I know that. I like the UI, but I’m asking what makes the backups run quicker than they do on CWMR?

          • r0lct

            Don’t know to be honest. I just assumed it’s how the software is coded/implemented.

          • trophynuts

            well for one the backups they do are different. If you compare they’re not even the same size. I think TWRP either compresses it different or backs up less files all together. With that said. I’ve been using TWRP for a while and i really like it as well. Yeah the Touch version of CWM is cool but it doesn’t really give you anything over the regular version besides Touch. TWRP gives you a lot more.

          • John

            Wow. Yep…I just put the new version from yesterday on & holy santa clause shi t. you’re right. took 3min to do a backup. i turned off md5 checking tho & compression isn’t enabled by default, where as i think it is enabled on CWMR. THx

  • JulianZHuang

    not interested on those three new “function”.

  • nhizzat

    Wish they’d work on making backups and restores faster instead of adding more features…

    • Ken

      I’m running a 6.0.0 beta of CWM Touch made for the GNex and that is one of the things that comes in 6.0.0. If you can find it on his G+ page, he mentioned this. I can also verify that it backs up MUCH faster.

    • i’m a few days behind reading this article, but Koush did announce that just the other day. (after your comment was made)

  • They won’t affect me, but Koush is an Android God among men.

  • brando56894

    Three things I couldn’t care less about….. I use TWRP on both of my devices, it’s so much easier to navigate and looks better.

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      Yeah, +1. TWRP is better, specially the ability to queue zips for install. Not to mention the better interface (though I hate the intro screen that takes a while to roll up and go away :P)

      • 4n1m4L

        One has to respect the koush though. He’s been at it since the beginning

        • Abhijeet Mishra

          Yes, I have utmost respect for him. Just that after using TWRP, CWM touch feels ancient. :/

          • I agree fully. I respect the man, and without him Android development likely would be no where near what it is today.

            At the same time though, TWRP is smoother, has more options, and is in general more up-to-date than CWM. They even added a software keyboard and the ability to rename backups in the latest TWRP.

      • NorCalGuy

        Cwm gives you the option to queue as well… enable advance mode and then proceed to select your download then you will be asked to add or OK to go to the backup / wipe dialog.

        • Abhijeet Mishra

          Wait, you’re talking about doing things from ROM Manager? Pretty sure there’s no advance mode in CWM itself. TWRP lets you queue them right in recovery.

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy

      >Rule of Simplicity: Design for simplicity; add complexity only where you must.

      >Make each program do one thing well.

      > Worse is better


      • Abhijeet Mishra

        Use what you want, love what you want, and respect what others want. Peace.. 😛

      • That’s the great thing about Android and its openness… options. You stick with your simplicity, and I’ll go with more options and flexibility. To each their own.

    • People are afraid of change… that’s why they are downvoting our TWRP comments. I’ll bet that none of the people who downvoted us have ever even used TWRP.