In a post to Google+ today, developer Koushik Dutta unveiled ClockworkMod 6.0 – the latest update for one of the most popular custom recovery options available for Android.

For now, ClockworkMod Recovery 6 is only available for the Galaxy Nexus (VZW, Sprint, and GSM varieties included), ready to download from the usual place.

ClockworkMod 6 brings several enhancements that are sure to please users and ease the recovery experience. Among these are a new backup format that allows for incremental backups by "deduplicating" data between backups, a backup speed boost, a fix for restores over 2GB, and some minor UI tweaks.

In the post, Dutta also revealed some future plans for CWM. Specifically, he plans to deviate from the AOSP base in order to enhance the UI and overall experience:

In the past, I have merged/rebased every CWM with AOSP. With Jellybean, I have decided this is no longer in the best interest of the project. There are only a few areas of AOSP recovery that are of interest (roots.c - file system, minui, and updater). Those will continue to be merged into CWM. Other than that, doing a full rebase with every code drop has been a giant headache, with the code churn from upstream that providing little to no value to CWM.
In any case, this unties my hands to deviate completely from AOSP, with the primary goal to make a much more polished touch UI.

Dutta also had some news regarding ROM Manager, including a planned "UI rewrite," a paid ROM section, and more. To check out the full post, just click through the link below. Otherwise, just head over to the ROM Manager download site to grab ClockworkMod Recovery 6.

Source: Google+

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  • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

    Does anyone know if this update fixes the broken vol up down navigating? It's horribly annoying in the current version.

    • Zoe

      I thought it was a hardware problem with my phone!

      That's why prefer to use the Touch version.

      • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

        The touch version is kind of nice, Although I'm sure it uses a bit more battery with it needing touch and also displays MUCH less information. I like how almost all the screen is devoted to the text in the regular version.

    • Garrick Raigosa

      Yes it does. Finally.

    • patapongirl

      The vol keys are working for me but the bright light gray background is a step back for me.

      Still, thanks for the speed boost.

  • RandomRant

    Sounds nice, especially the quicker back ups. Not sure I'll switch back from TWRP just because I now love the goo manager integration but I'll give it a try.

    Most importantly though, does this fix the over/too fast scrolling but on the Galaxy Nexus? I could not deal with this when I was still using CWMR.

  • Garrick Raigosa

    Good: They fixed the broken volume navigation.
    Bad: They decided to kill my battery by raising brightness level and ditching a black background. Even worse they decided to use the iOS scratched metal look for a background. I want my android to look like android.

    • http://droiddev.co.cc/ CuriousCursor

      You. Don't use the new CWM for other people's sake.

      • Garrick Raigosa

        Hmmmm it appears I'm doing something wrong. I'm just describing my experience with CMR so far. I finally got too frustrated with the broken volume navigation today and installed TWRP only for it to be fixed a few hours later. When I rebooted to recovery my screen was brighter than its ever been in recovery with a fiberglass look I've only ever seen on iOS. I guess that could be the result of TWRP previous installation but I must admit I'm unsure... care to help me out instead of dooming to never use recovery again?

        • http://droiddev.co.cc/ CuriousCursor

          Well, the only gripe I had with your post was the complain about battery life in recovery. I just don't like when people say that as if they spend their whole day playing with the recovery file explorer instead of the actual OS.

          I'll acknowledge that it's brighter and the background is downright hideous and unnecessary thought.

  • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

    1.3GB in just few minutes? That's totally great! Same data amount with old version took ages to backup (maybe 15 minutes or something).

    Now we need Titanium Backup to support those incremental CWM backups.

  • Benjamin Szilagyi

    Eh, once I found TWRP I never looked back. The latest update, 2.2, even allows you to name your backup files in Recovery. http://teamw.in/project/twrp2

    • TechJeeper

      TWRP FTW!

  • oGre

    Writes the clockworkmod folder with wrong file permissions, making adb pull unusable. Needs more testing and patching. This is on

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663640163 Jonathan McKenzie

    So for updating recovery do I just flash in recovery or use the rom manager to flash?

  • Marcus

    Wait so the new backup method - how does it work? Does it only backup files that have been modified from a previous backup or something?

  • Paul_Werner

    This is also included in the nightlies for the Epic 4G on Sprint. It has been since 7/16/12 as far as I can tell

  • http://www.facebook.com/aplandry Alexander Paul Landry

    Good to hear. For those who want to stick with CWM, this is great news, and I only hope this helps to drive TWRP into better use.