Flash clockworkmod (CWM) recovery image

here is a tutorial how to install/flash CWM. note that this is not rooting your phone.

Prerequisites:

1) CWM Recovery image(we will call this CWM.img). Download the one for your phone from http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager

2) fastboot.exe . you gen get this from here http://web.djodjo.org/?a=download:android:tools:win:bootloadertools

Procedure:

Basically we can divide this into 2 main steps – unlock OEM and flash the recovery image.

1) Unlock OEM/Bootloader

for Htc device please follow the instructions from http://htcdev.com/bootloader/

  • boot in bootloader
  • make sure you are in fastboot mode (should be written fastboot mode somewhere)
  • connect the device to the pc via usb
  • check if the device is available by:
    fastboot devices

    (note that if the device is not there and you are pretty sure that the usb is connected. you may have driver problems. in that case i would recommend to install PdaNet from http://junefabrics.com/android/download.php, just complete the first part of its installation. it will be enough to get the drivers working)
  • execute fastboot oem unlock
  • a confirmation message will appear on screen. Select ‘Yes’
  • now you should see the ‘LOCK STATE – UNLOCKED’

2) Flash the recovery image

  • boot in bootloader
  • make sure you are in fastboot mode
  • connect the device to the pc via usb
  • check if the device is available by:
    fastboot devices
  • execute:
    fastboot flash recovery CWM.img (the image you've downloaded)

Enjoy 🙂

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