After Koush tantalized users with a video showing off the first official touch-based ClockworkMod Recovery interface two days ago, CWM has taken to Google+ and posted download links for the official beta, making CWM Touch Recovery available to Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S users.

Update #1: Nexus S 4G now supported.

Update #2: According to Koush, the newest ROM Manager update that is being rolled out now has a new option to download ClockworkMod Touch for supported devices as an in-app purchase (or for free at http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager).


It's worth noting that (for now) the beta is only available for the Nexus S' GSM variant (Update: NS4G now too), and for both CDMA and GSM versions of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus. As noted in CWM's Google+ post, users should flash the new touch recovery beta using fastboot.


Though the beta is only available for a select few devices, an official touch interface for CWM should save your physical buttons from abuse, ease the process of tweaking your device, and make one of the most popular recovery options for Android that much sweeter.

Download: Galaxy Nexus (CDMA and GSM), Nexus S (GSM only)

Source: CWM on Google+

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  • fonix232

    He also uploaded 5 olympus touch tests there :D

  • strra

    hopefully it won't take long for the dev community to port it to NS4G

    • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

      Yeah, that would've made my day.

  • http://justreboot.wordpress.com Dei

    Any simple instructions for someone who has the tools, but not the know-how? not sure what 'flash with fastboot' means - boot into fastboot and ... I dunno I has a confused.

  • Lee Nightingale

    Why bother when 4ext already does this for all phones

  • Sahil

    I was pretty mad when I read the headline, since i just bought cwmr touch installer for Galaxy Nexus literally last night.

    Looking it over though, I actually prefer the interface of cwmr to the official ClockworkMod Touch recovery.

  • Konstantinos

    Galaxy S II gawdamn Nasa! :P

  • Zack

    This wont download on my iPhone 4s....oh wait :)

  • Diarrhea Burrito

    Release the code!

  • ARaj

    Evo 3D supported!!!! YoooHoooo....

  • Matt

    in-app purchases boo. never will support them, ever. give me a separate app to buy, or just include it in rom manager (since i bought that anyway originally!)

    • ARaj

      Get it for free from XDA and Donate some money to Koush.. Simple.

  • ARaj

    For all the people (noob like me) who are not comfortable using fastboot; you can use Flash Image GUI to flash this recovery image.
    Works like a charm!

    • Deltaechoe

      I would still urge users to learn fastboot, it is an invaluable tool if you plan on fiddling with your phone and considering you are reading this blog I take it that that is your intention. Learning the official tools properly will reduce chances of bricks