In this tutorial we will be showing you how to create a bootable ClockworkMod SD card for the Nook Color. The reason we are creating the example with the Nook Color is because we just happen to need on so might as well write as we do it. You will need the ClockworkMod bootable SD card to root the Nook Color using the Manual Nooter method so here it goes:
Click the blue folder icon and select the ClockworkMod file you downloaded
Under Device select your SDcard
Click Write to write the image
Congrats you have a bootable microSD card for ClockworkMod!
If your creating a bootable SD card for anything else the process is still the same. If you have any issues please feel free to drop us a line.
Sony’s flagship phone the Xperia S has been out for only a few weeks now and already has an unofficial port of CyanogenMod 9 and ClockworkMod Recovery available. We say unofficial because the CM9 (Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) ROM was not released officially by CyanogenMod but a few devs over at XDA. As long as you know your way around Android and its bootloader you can now get CM9 on your Xperia S.
Both of the mods are available via modified versions of the originals using a process called “changing”. The recovery was created by “DoomLoRD” and has a completely custom and altered user interface. All of your daily needed functions are working on the DooMRecovery and CyanogenMod 9.
A few of the missing features in the CM9 port are the HDMI-out, FM radio and ANT+ for GPS tracking although everything else has been reported as working. If your Xperia S is not already rooted you will need to go through the command line process of flashing a new kernel. Currently the ROM and Recovery are available although you will need better than a novice understanding of Android and Flashing processes. If your interested in the ROM but are worried about your Xperia S bricking I would wait for the next iteration.
So now that the HP TouchPad has that amazing payout for a port to Android we are seeing quicker than usual progression on this project. Android’s recovery mode and ClockworkMOD recovery have been successfully booted up by members working on porting Android to the TouchPad.
HP Touchpad gets Clockwork Mod Recovery
There have also been reports of some HP TouchPad’s that users turned on that already had a Leaked Android System Dump on them out of the box. We aren’t sure if this is true or not but can only assume if it is that HP was already working on a port before ending the project.
HP TouchPad running ADB in WebOS
We have also had reports that ADB is running on the TouchPad in webOS. With ADB, a mini Android Client and ClockworkMOD already running on the Touchpad I give it another week or so before there is a working version and a distribution by the end of September. This of course is my own attempt at telling the future.
You can now flash the bootstrap ClockworkMod Recovery package on the Motorola Photon 4G. You of course have to have your Photon rooted (if you need to root it still you can go to this article). Along with root access you will need an AC adapter with the USB charging cable.
If you have a Toshiba Thrive you are in luck, it has been rooted. These instructions aren’t completely cleaned up but it has been tested on two Thrive’s by the developer.
These instructions are meant for users with an intermediate knowledge of Android SDK, Fastboot and the ClockworkMOD. These root instructions are provided by us but you use them at your own risk. Please keep in mind that we are in no way responsible for any modifications you try on your device.
You need to have the Android SDK and Toshiba Thrive drivers already on your computer. Also you must know how to use Fastboot.
Place the zip file on your phones internal sd card (do not rename it)
Reboot into Clockwork mod Recovery
Select Install zip from SD Card
Select Browse for zip on SD Card
Select the zip file you placed on your SD Card earlier
Wait for the ROM to Flash
Enjoy Cognition S2!
Features of the Cognition S2 ROM:
Flashable via ClockworkMod Recovery
/sbin cleanup on boot, and data permissions to fix bootloops and other wacky stuff
overclockable to 1.5ghz (defaults to 1.2ghz on boot, oc with setcpu)
clockworkmod recovery 188.8.131.52
based on XWKE7 (will only base on proper Kies Release)
rooted / deodexed
accurate battery mod
extended power options (no header)
extended notification bar toggles
disable battery full notification/vibration
ad blocking via hosts file
htc headset support
no ascending ringtone
tv animation (disables smooth brightness changes)
aosp wifi/signal icons
stay awake dev option
default install location option
twlauncher defaults to page 4
custom launcher layout and wallpaper
enabled hidden wallpapers
added Google Talk w/AV
removed bootup sounds
removed lots of bloatware (let me know about missing features)
allow calendar week to start on any day
updated system apps
hacked camera (by Potatoman, silent edition)
fixed deodexed browser (by LitePro)
While we are huge fans of CyanagenMod we have to give Cognition its due respect. We have tested and confirmed that this ROM works and has very few bugs. Please let us know what you think so that we may improve on articles like this in the future. We would like to give a special thanks to designgears over at XDA for this ROM, the one who actually created the magic that is Cognition.
There is finally a very easy root method for the Asus Transformer. Thanks to all the developers over at XDA for the transformer 3.1 rootkit. We have as alwasy just consolidated the thread to allow our visitors to easily understand and use these methods.
Boot into apx mode (press and hold volume up + power)
When asking for apx driver browse to the “usbpcdriver” folder in the root kit
Run root.bat (gives permanent root)
Run cwm.bat (only if you want clockworkmod)
Reboot Device (hold power button for 10 seconds)
Put Transformer in Debug Mode (Settings -> Applications -> Development -> click USB Debugging)
Run root_app.bat (this installs SuperUser and SU)
Enjoy your rooted Asus Transformer
Unrevoked will flash a custom recovery image to your phone allowing you to perform advanced tasks on your system partition. Basically it roots your phone to unlock the features that you already have but are blocked.
Just for you Best Buy Guy Root Instructions for the Droid Incredible
Backup your phones contacts and anything else you don’t want to lose.
Plug your phone in via USB and select charge only when asked.
Enjoy your rooted Droid Incredible
NOTE: Users have reported that this should be done on a windows machine without HTC Sense installed. HTC Sense interferes with Unrevoked3′s root process.
If you have issues with granting superuser rights to your phone aka running titanium and it telling you your phone does not have root permissions, Download busybox from the market and install it, this will fix the issue.
As always Android Advice is in no way responsible for use of the tools we post as everything on our site is for learning more about your phone. Using the tools are at your own risk.
ROM Manager is an App that allow you to install custom ROMs. This being said you will need Root access to your phone. To find out how to root your phone search here on android advice for your phone.
* Flash your recovery to the latest and greatest ClockworkMod recovery.
* Manage your ROMs via a handy UI.
* Organize and perform backups and restores from within Android!
* Install ROMs from your SD card.
* Install your favorite ROMs over the air!
* Premium ROMs
* Receive notifications for when your ROM is updated!
* Automatic backups
* Install from QR Code
* Web Connect
Scan code to download ROM Manager
Droid users: Stuck at the “M” logo? Flash an alternate recovery and flash back to ClockworkMod.
HTC Users: Flash recovery not working? Try fastbooting a recovery on.
Droid X/2/Pro Users: You must run the Bootstrap application first to use ROM Manager.
Samsung users: You must flash a Clockwork compatible kernel first
Reasons to Install a Custom ROM
While there are many reasons you would want a custom ROM the most important is the fact that the Android OS offers so many features that are turned off by either your Carrier or Device manufacturer.
Other Reasons include:
Significantly better performance in most cases
Custom Boot Options
Themes Support in most cases
Full control of your phone
Please keep in mind before installing custom ROM’s that rooting your phone may void your warranty and installing custom ROM’s will obliterate it. There are many options for flashing most phones back to stock in the event you need to take it in for a fix or any other reason you may have.
Installation of Custom ROM procedure:
YOUR PHONE MUST BE ROOTED (if your phone is not rooted please search Android Advice for how to root your phone and follow those steps beforehand.