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The work to bring touch-enabled recoveries to all supported ClockworkMod devices continues, and since the last update a couple of days ago, the following devices now have ClockworkMod Touch available:

  • Non-US Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
  • AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II
  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Epic 4G (looks like this one disappeared shortly after due to some bugs)
  • Motorola Cliq
  • LG Optimus Black
  • LG Optimus 2X
  • LG Optimus 3D
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC G2
  • HTC MyTouch 4G

As a reminder, these devices already had touch recoveries before today:

  • HTC EVO 4G
  • HTC EVO 3D (CDMA/GSM)
  • HTC Desire GSM
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Thunderbolt added
  • Motorola Atrix 4G
  • Galaxy Nexus (CDMA/GSM)
  • Nexus S/S4G

Great job, Koush, not a bad list for a few days of work, isn't it? There are still plenty of devices to go, so expect further updates shortly.

As before, to get the touch-enabled ClockworkMod recovery on your device, load up ROM Manager and click Flash ClockworkMod Touch. This ridiculously easy method is going to cost you a well-deserved $1.99 (in-app purchase, Paypal, or special code redemption). Alternatively, you can figure out how to install recoveries manually from http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager which doesn't cost a dime.

I just did the above on my Epic 4G Touch and was rocking the touch version seconds later.

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • Dirt Burrito

    When is the code going to be released?

  • http://www.intellidick.com Eddie Krunch

    Silly question ... What kernel are you running on the E4GT to enable recovery flashing from ROM Manager?

    I was using Gunslinger 1.4 for a while but I'm currently back on Stock EG29 and looking for something better.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I am running stock rooted EL29.

      • http://www.intellidick.com Eddie Krunch

        Thanks. I wasn't sure if he'd worked out the kinks in flashing an E4GT w/o a custom kernel. I'm going to give Koush his $2 bucks and enjoy. :-)

  • Mike

    ho hum a fakeflash for now.... don't waste your 1.99 for the e4gt

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Works just fine though, what's the problem with fakeflash?

      • Mike

        Absolutely nothing wrong with it. I just couldn't get it to stay. I like how it works. I think it being temporary it's like putting in a few bucks at a peep show and the window closing before the good part. If it was perm then yeah. Wonder if team rogue will spruce it up?

  • SetiroN

    ROM Manager premium users are being asked to pay $2.00 to download the new recovery from within the app, because Koush "didn't think ROM Manager users would actually care about Touch Recovery". ROTFL.
    Disgusting.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That quote is indeed a bit odd, but "disgusting"? Read my response below.

    • http://www.teamrou.com Phil Oakley

      It's not difficult to go set up adb and type 'fastboot flash recovery recovery.img' dude.

      • Erick M.

        Not everybody has fastboot,, Galaxy s 2

        • Ian Stephenson

          Odin, install recovery through recovery (Overcome does this).

  • Christopher

    I manually flashed it, seems pretty cool, not sure what the big deal about touch recoveries is to be honest. And charging $2 for it to be automatically installed when you can get it for free manually or just use 4EXT Recovery for free is kind of weird IMO.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/brandonjnunn bjn714

      Not a huge deal, but your touchscreen is far less likely to wear out than the physical buttons so it reduces wear. Also why not? You already have the screen, so why not take advantage of it?

      And 4EXT only works with some HTC devices (and is really nice) but it won't work for everyone.

      • Christopher

        It is pretty cool. Ah I didn't know 4EXT was only for some HTC devices, I'm in my own G2 world :P

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    To everyone bitching about the $2 (even though you can download it for FREE Koush's site, I'm going to respond by pasting one of the comments from G+ which I, as a fellow developer, wholeheartedly agree with:

    Brandon Thompson:

    If two dollars is such a big deal to you, then you should probably not be using an android device, let alone any mobile computing platform in the first place.

    If TWO FUCKING DOLLARS are such an issue, it can be easily avoided.
    1.Quit fucking crying.
    2.Simply, do the hours of code work, debugging, and hardware adaptation, yourself.
    3.Take five minutes, download and flash the recovery yourself (an excessive amount of time to accomplish the task).
    4. flash a standard cwr.
    5. flash an alternate recovery and never rear your ugly gimmie gimme head here again.

    The notion that hundreds of hours that developers put into a project is not worth five minutes and two dollars of your time, and that you bitch about it as if you have been violated, that is disgusting.

    Grow up, and fuck off.

    Side note,+Koushik Dutta Thank you so much for adding Rezound support so quickly!
    I just bought mine threw ROM Manager Premium :D

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

      a cartoon I saw a few months ago that illustrates it perfectly:

      http://theoatmeal.com/blog/apps

    • http://talk3g.co.uk Hands0n

      Quite so. If not entirely articulate :) I go with the sentiments entirely. Even the altruistic have to eat!

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    And here's Koush's response. All of you who are "disgusted" should read it.

    Unfortunately, the way software works, a purchase does not entitle you to all future upgrades forever. You do not get a free copy of Windows 8 simply because you purchased Windows 7 2 years prior. Furthermore, ROM Manager and ClockworkMod are two separate entities. ROM Manager Premium did not lose any features because I created an improved version of recovery. I could very well have just made a separate flasher app, and asked for a $1.99 donation, but that seemed silly.

    ClockworkMod recovery supports over a hundred devices. Every single one of these device recoveries have been provided by me, for free, for 2 years. It's also an open source project.

    The reason you get high quality, fast downloads, from ROM Manager for recoveries and ROMs is because I pay for hosting, out of pocket, to handle the 60 terabytes of data that is sent out every month. Once again, done for free.

    Now, I spent a significant amount of time to create and improve ClockworkMod Recovery to add touch support, and have once again, provided it for free to the community. I find it odd that you think your purchase of ROM Manager entitles you to get my most recent downloadable content, which is already free, for free within the app. Is my ongoing development time and server costs not worth your inconvenience of $1.99 or a 5 minute install?

    Regardless, both ROM Manager Premium and Touch Recovery will continue to see iterative and independent improvements.

  • slurms mckenzie

    Seriously guys stop bitching about 2$ support the developer for all his hard work. Running fine on my T-989

  • Robert

    Stop and think what kinds of rubbish you spend more than $2 on EVERY SINGLE DAY.

  • -somebody-

    Amen!!! i couldnt agree more. ive bought rom manager and if koush decides to support the evo shift for the touch recovery ill be buying that too. cwm is all ill "touch" for recoveries, everything else is second class.

  • Hal Motley

    I do agree with Koush especially when he puts it that way, he works so hard for us to safely mod our phones and tablets, so kudos to him and all the other developers! :-)
    I managed to download the zip and install it while in ClockworkMod and it worked perfectly. I will consider donating if I can because Koush does a great job!

    Having said that, it is a little experimental. I really hope that Koush re-implements volume control navigation because I miss that already!

  • madhav

    hey..this might seem dumb...i downloaded the touch recovery for my sgs2 from the website, and its a zip file...tried flashing it thru regular CWM, and it hangs at 'Replacing stock recovery with...'..how do i flash this...i cant see a .img file, else i couldve gone the adb way, which i prefer..any guidance would be much appreciated

    • Hal Motley

      Note: We should really buy this to support Kousha!
      1. Download the zip file from here: http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager corresponding to your device's name and type.
      2. Start your phone on ClockworkMod Recovery.
      3. Select Mount as USB (skip this if the zip file is already on your phone) and place the zip file anywhere onto your phone.
      4. Unmount and go back to the top menu and select Install Zip file from SD Card.
      5. Select Choose Zip from SD Card.
      6. Select the Recovery Zip file.
      7. Confirm and install.

      Note: Seems only temporary.

    • Ahmad Nadeem

      I see a few guys have troubles flashing the img file.........
      Why don't you try this method,you just need terminal emulator to be setup on your phone and you should be rooted(duh :D)
      1.Keep the recovery img file in the root of the SD card.
      2.Open terminal emulator
      3.First type su....Superuser will ask for permissions,allow it
      4.You will have a # sign instead of the $ sign
      5.Now type the following(removing the inverted commas)
      "flash_image recovery /sdcard/"name of img".img
      6.You're done!!!

  • RA

    I purchased this for $2, and I had also purchased ROM Manager Premium in the past. Don't mind, hell, I am not a rich man by any means, but it is $2 for all his work.
    I spent $1.70 on a Diet Coke at a Walgreens's yesterday, and thought nothing of it.
    $2 well worth it.

  • ABT Benjamins

    Koush's argument about Windows is wrong. Purchasing Windows 7 doesn't entitle you to Windows 8, I agree, however features and fixes added to Windows 7 after release are commonly given to those that pay for the software. Honestly, if the Dec wanted people to spring an extra couple of bucks, he should have released this "feature" as an additional app. The concept is I donate money for a premium feature rich experience, not just to be given the opportunity to pay even more for something I've already supported the development of. Regardless of if it costs 2 dollars or 20 dollars.!

    • Steve

      You supported the development of ROM Manager, not CWM. Have you ever bought two separate apps from the same developer? Same idea. It's like buying Windows and expecting free upgrades for Office forever. You may have gotten an older version of Office with Windows, but that doesn't entitle you to Office 2012, or Office 2020 or whatever. Or whatever similar analogies people want to think of.

      Stop whining and either just invest some time, or some money. It's only 2$ ffs! If that's such a big deal, just download the img and flash it yourself, even a child could do that.

  • SetiroN

    Artem Russakovskii you can't even recognize avatars, can you?
    I don't need a tutor, thanks anyway, so you can stop spending time to educate me, I can read things myself.

    What you don't realize is how Koush made MILLIONS out of ROM Manager, and trying to milk more money from who already supported you is seriously questionable.

    I have used more money on community projects than most reckon (over $400 to date) and for what I'm able to do I'm an active developer trying to improve, for free, the poorly supported devices I put my hands on so all the "cheap bastard" criticism is decidedly out of place.
    My point isn't "Koush doesn't deserve $2 for his work", it's "Koush shouldnt ask for money to who already supported him out of heart", because it's not what a project for the community should be about. And if you really have to, at least don't kid me around with poor excuses. Especially considering how those are the people more likely to donate anyway.

    If you release an extension to something already around that already has been paid for by some, you provide the update for free to those, period. Otherwise you call it something else and provide it by different means.

    • Braden

      He did provide the update for free. Damn. If it's that much of a hassle for you, the iPhone store is over there ---->

      • SetiroN

        What's that even supposed to mean? As Fry would say:

        Not sure if stupid

        or very bad at trolling

        • Ahmad Nadeem

          It's a good thing you're not in my vicinity or I would have given you an hour-long lecture on the topic "Why 2 dollars is better than you yapping to criticize the work of the developer of the most used recovery in the Android universe"

    • Steve

      CWM is still around and you can flash that for free. CWMT is a new iteration/new app. If you want to look at it like that.

      And it's still free. It doesn't matter how much he made off of ROM manager, which is probably way less than you think, considering all the costs involved. Hosting and all other involved services aren't free you know? Income does not equal profit. Deal with it or move on. Plenty of recoveries to choose from if you're not happy.

  • Ron H in Schenectady

    Doesn't work with the Samsung Galaxy SII on Bell Mobility Canada. Works GREAT on my new Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

  • t1h5 ta3

    i support the way Koush did this. $2 is nothing... and he provided a free version, it just requires you to do all of 5 min worth of leg work rather than just tapping a button.

    so for those that think $2 is to much.. not only are you cheep.. your lazy!

  • Bl4ckpheniX

    A lot of this sounds like my sisters kids crying about not getting their way. It is 2 dollars. I always support my devs. They do hard work and often get nothing in return but crap like this. Most people spend more on a cup of coffee or a bottle of pop.

    To say you deserve something because you purchased the premium Rom manager is crazy. You may not like it. That's fine. Fast boot the file for free, or help someone that helps make your stock device worth owning. Pay the 2 bucks, I can use fastboot but would rather donate to help a guy that helps our community a lot.

    Flame me if you want but you will only prove my point.

    Support your devs! They are why Android is as great as it is. ;-)

  • $2 WTH

    $2 make such a loud noise.
    FUCK YOU IF YOU CANT AFFORD $2 JUST USE WHAT YOUR MOTHER FUCKER PHONE COMPANY GIVE YOU.

  • eYe

    I can't believe it! People, get it: you pay for convenience of pushing 1 button and having recovery installed automatically, not for the recovery itself. Recovery is provided for free, dev says that in his tweets and in the Rom Manager itself. I bought it even though I don't even need it, I'm contempt with the roms I flash for a long time, last time I touched my recovery was 4 months ago, but I support what Koush did, does and will do for community

    • SetiroN

      What? Really???? Oh god you're a genius!
      -_-'

      The complaint is from people who ALREADY paid for ROM Manager premium and now have to pay an additional fee if they want to download the new touch recovery from there.

      • Hemorrdroid

        God, shut up... Being a whiny bitch isnt going to do anything for you. If you dont like it, move on. You have wasted more than $2 worth of time moaning about it. SMH

      • https://profiles.google.com/AbhisshekDas Abhisshek

        @Setiron you bloody ignorant poor asshole troll. can't you get the simple thing that Rom Manager Premium and ClockworkMod are two separated product not that same thing. you paid for the Rom Manager not for the CWM. which is free.

        get that strait, a purchase does not entitle you to all future upgrades forever. You do not get a free copy of Windows 8 simply because you purchased Windows 7 2 years prior. Furthermore, ROM Manager and ClockworkMod are two separate entities.

        Kush just using Rom Manager Premium as a distribution channel just like Android Market.

        in layman's term. Kush's ClockworkMod Pizza is free for anyone. come to the corner shop and take the free pizza but if you want us to deliver your pack of free pizza to your door step then we only change a 2 USD delivery charge for convenience. if you fat bastard couch potato still have problems with that no one can help. Get the fucking out of here you whiny kid.

        ( english is not my native language so if u find any grammatical or spelling error i dont care about it)

      • https://profiles.google.com/AbhisshekDas Abhisshek

        @Setiron you bloody ignorant poor asshole troll. can't you get the simple thing that Rom Manager Premium and ClockworkMod are two separated product not that same thing. you paid for the Rom Manager not for the CWM. which is free.

        get that strait, a purchase does not entitle you to all future upgrades forever. You do not get a free copy of Windows 8 simply because you purchased Windows 7 2 years prior. Furthermore, ROM Manager and ClockworkMod are two separate entities.

        Koush just using Rom Manager Premium as a distribution channel just like Android Market.

        in layman's term. Kush's ClockworkMod Pizza is free for anyone. come to the corner shop and take the free pizza but if you want us to deliver your pack of free pizza to your door step then we only change a 2 USD delivery charge for convenience. if you fat bastard couch potato still have problems with that no one can help. Get the fucking out of here you whiny kid.

        ( english is not my native language so if u find any grammatical or spelling error i dont care about it)

      • Ian Stephenson

        So the fuck what? It's 2 mother fucking dollars, could you not be a little bitch and give people the money they deserve for all of their fucking work? Stop being a whiny little bitch and pay the fucking money or get the fuck out, it's that simple.

  • Mgamerz

    I never use rom manager anyways, never figured out why people always like it. Though I never change roms but its still included on my touchpad for some unknown reason (considering the only rom seems to be cyanogenmod). Not that interested in a touch version, buttons work better and make it harder for dumb people to screw stuff up.

  • toebee97

    Even though I already paid for RM Premium, I just paid for Touch Recovery in-app out of laziness. Who cares, it's two fucking dollars. Don't care how much Koush has already made on Rom Manager, it's still 2 fucking dollars, your argument is irrelivant to me. I pay twice that for my morning Red Bull. Koush was a game changer with CWM and RM, without him who knows what shitty recovery we'd be using.

  • Mattrb

    I paid 2 dollars. I just wanted to donate.

    People who are complaining should realize that they can get it for free. If they are still upset they should just get an iphone because they are easier.

  • blackroseMD1

    I downloaded the version from his site and flashed it manually. It's nice, but having to boot into regular CWM and flash it again every time I want to flash something is a pain in the ass. Once he makes a permflash version, I'll gladly give him my $2.

  • ABT Benjamins

    Some of us have complaints but some of you people are just down right filthy human beings. Be proud AP.

    "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."

  • Mark

    I have a AT&T Galaxy S II and Rom Manager + ROM Manager Premium license. But when I click on the "Flash clockworkmod touch" option in ROM Manager, it says "ClockworkMod Touch Recovery is currently not available for your device". I'm wondering if I should side-load/direct-load it. AT&T Galaxy S II, US

  • don Norman

    Hey guys i need info on rooting and getting my exhibit 2 4g going...

  • Alan

    $2 is more than worth it, the work that is done is tremendous. Excellent work by Koush as allways. And if you dont like it because you have to pay, think of it as a donation to development of Android to make your device better.