All about re­cov­ery

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One im­por­tant thing you must know about be­fore ven­tur­ing into mod­ding is that in most cases, your An­droid phone's in­ter­nal memory is par­ti­tioned in the fol­low­ing way: splash1 boot re­cov­ery sys­tem cache data What’s im­por­tant here is the re­cov­ery par­ti­tion, which con­tains the soft­ware rel­e­vant to the re­cov­ery mode your phone can boot into. The stock ver­sion al­lows you to re­set your phone and re­in­stall the firmware. Now, in order to in­stall most cus­tom ROMs, we need to flash a cus­tom ver­sion of our re­cov­ery man­ager, which al­lows us to do more than just re­set our phone. One such pop­u­lar soft­ware is the Clock­WorkMod Re­cov­ery Man­ager, and in­stalling it is as easy as in­stalling the ROM man­ager app from the An­droid mar­ket. Then, to boot into this re­cov­ery mode, a spe­cial de­vice- spe­cific hard­ware key com­bi­na­tion is used; you can eas­ily look this up on the In­ter­net. Most prob­a­bly, the keys will be some­thing like the ‘ vol­ume up’ or ‘ vol­ume down’ but­ton that needs to be pressed while boot­ing your phone.

A word about nAn­droid back­ups is a must here. Clock­WorkMod also pro­vides an op­tion for backup and re­cov­ery, among other fea­tures. This ba­si­cally takes a com­plete backup of the memory and soft­ware in your phone, and copies it onto the SD card. So yes, you need enough free space there be­fore at­tempt­ing a nAn­droid backup. Most de­vel­op­ers sug­gest that you take a nAn­droid backup ev­ery time you flash your phone.

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