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New ClockworkMod Recovery Can Create Flashable Update.zip Files of ROMs

A new feature was teased for ClockworkMod Recovery 6 last night, one that will allow users to quickly create update.zip or image .zip files of ROMs to be shared with friends or the community. If you are running a new ROM and have made your own tweaks to /system or the boot/kernel, you can quickly turn it into a shareable ROM. And don’t worry, this doesn’t touch your /data or /cache, so no personal information will be included.

This new CWM isn’t out yet, but should be in the next couple of days.

Via:  Google+

Cheers Scott!

  • SD_Scott

    Great… Like I didn’t have enough ROMs to choose from with my GNex. Now there’s going to be 5 variants of every version of every ROM.

    • Atleast you have too many to choose from and not have not enough to choose from.

  • Tim

    Damn! This would have saved me so much time last night when duplicated what I did to my Galaxy Nexus to my friend’s…

  • rohicks

    Anyone else notice he is using Apple’s linen texture as the background for this new recovery?

    • Sue him!

    • I think it is a shot at Apple or just some texture he found but you know he planned to copy Apple the entire time because he thinks Apple is better and he needed to copy them to make his product look cool (Sarcastic).

  • Levi Wilcox

    When you link something from G+ make sure to take your profile id out of the url otherwise we all get 404s. For anyone that wanted the link… https://plus.google.com/103583939320326217147/posts/R4v7AFwzG6k

    • RadicalPie

      You’re an angry elf

      • ChrisTraeger1

        You are a rotten pie.

  • If I made my own ROM image and sent it over to a few buddies, this would circumvent them having to flash GApps, no?

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  • Butters619

    Hopefully we can get an AT&T One XL version

  • Very cool. This is one of those genius things that makes you wonder how this was never done before.

  • Jarren

    Hey can anyone explain how to load a new recovery? Is it just like flasing a ROM, or do you need to use ADB and push the files?

    • Butters619

      You must be rooted with bootloader unlocked. Also replace “recovery.img” with the name of your specific recovery.img file.

      Enable USB debugging. Make sure no other sync processes are running. Download latest fastboot/adb files. Download latest phone drivers. Download recovery image. Place recovery.img in this folder. Run cmd prompt from this folder and type these two commands.

      fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
      fastboot reboot

      Disclaimer: I am not responsible for anything you choose to do to your phone.

      • Jarren

        perfect, thanks!

  • Destroythanet

    Friggin awesome. The possibilities are just endless with Android.

  • br_hermon

    Fork yeah! Now everyone can be a “ROM Developer!”

    Joking aside, this is actually really sweet.

  • kristian tzokanow

    I like this! I may have to leave TWRP for this new feature.