ClockworkMod recovery has finally found arrived for Galaxy Nexus (Maguro), running Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Earlier I showed you how to root Galaxy Nexus, this time I will show you how to install ClockworkMod recovery on it.
You can install ClockwrokMod recovery on galaxy Nexus by two methods. You can either install it via ROM Manage from the market or via the image file (in case the former does not work). The available image file can be flashed via Fastboot, the procedure for which is explained below, along with instructions for the ROM manager method as well.
Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. WML Cloud and it’s team members will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the below mentioned process.
- A rooted Galaxy Nexus. See my guide: How To Root Galaxy Nexus.
- ROM Manager from Android Market. (To Flash via app)
- Recovery image file. (For installing the recovery manually.)
Installation via ROM Manager
1. To get started, install ROM Manager from the market.
2. Once done, tap Flash ClockworkMod recovery and you will be asked to choose from a list of devices, select Galaxy Nexus.
3. The app will then download the recovery and flash it to your device, possibly asking you for a reboot.
4. Try rebooting into recovery, you should have ClockworkMod recovery installed on your device.
Installation via Fastboot
1. Download the recovery image from the link given above and rename it to recovery.img.
2. Copy it to the tools folder in the Android SDK where fastboot.exe is present.
3. Boot your device into fastboot mode by pressing both the Volume buttons together (as you turn it on).
4. Connect the device to your computer, and open the Command Prompt or Terminal window.
5. Navigate to the location of the recovery image from the Terminal or Command Prompt and enter the following command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
That’s all you have to do! Just reboot your device and try booting into recovery to see if the flashing was successful.