Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Optimus S

Custom ROMs are a grt way to change the complete apprance and functionality of your device and if you’ve tried any custom ROM on your device, you know how sy it is to install them and get them running without any issues on the device. With root access and a custom recovery, you can also enjoy custom ROMs on your Optimus S device. While we alrdy have a rooting guide for the device, this guide will show you how you can install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Optimus S.By EditAndroidI. Before You Begin:1. You must have rooted your device before doing this procedure. Check out our procedure onhow to root the Optimus S.2. Your device should have at lst 60% of battery life left.II. Downloading Required Files:1.Flash 2.Recovery 3.Terminal Emulator(Google Play Link)III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Optimus S:1. Download and place both the archives on your Desktop.2. Extract files from both the archives to your Desktop.3. Install the Terminal Emulator App from Google Play using the link given above. It’s a free app!4. Connect your smartphone to your PC using the USB cable.5. Transfer both the Flash as well as Recovery files to the SD card storage of your device. These are the files you extracted from the archives.6. You can now disconnect the device from your PC.7. Open the Terminal Emulator App on your device from App Drawer.8. Enter following command into the Terminal Emulator App:su9. If it asks for Superuser permission, allow it.10. Now, issue the following commands one-by-one using the Terminal Emulator App. Press ENTER after ch line:mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
/sdcard/flash_ > /system/bin/flash_
chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_
mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.sh.bak
(IMPORTANT NOTE - If you get an error on the line above such as "file does not exist" ignore the error and keep going.)
mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
flash_ recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA-GNM-thunderc-s-1.1.0.img
reboot recovery11. It should install the Recovery on your device as well as reboot the device into the Recovery Mode.12. If you’re in the Recovery mode, you’re done!Brilliant! You’re now running a custom recovery on your device named ClockworkMod. The recovery contains useful options that you can use to backup/install ROMs and perform other tasks!

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