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Wow, big day for root things on the Nexus 4 and 10, eh? First off, official ClockworkMod Recovery is now available for the pair, either directly from the CWM site or through ROM Manager, which was also updated today to support Android 4.2. While the latter can handle flashing the updated recovery, Koush himself advised users to flash via fastboot to avoid any potential issues with the process.

Koush also took it upon himself to update the Superuser application for 4.2, just until the original developer can get around to updating the official application in the Play Store. Alternatively, you can also flash SuperSU, which was developed by Chainfire.

To grab each of the above mentioned downloads, hit their respective link below.

ClockworkMod Recovery (N4)

ClockworkMod Recovery (N10)

ROM Manager (Store Link)

Superuser (flash in recovery)

[via Koush G+ 1, 2]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.facebook.com/zapote21 Luis Reich

    CWM on N10 has issues. Lots of them. Random reboots, etc.. Had to flash system image complete to get out of nightmare. I suggest waiting...

  • shonangreg

    Sort of a newbie question here: On a Nexus 7, will we be able to update the CWM recovery partition? Is there any value in doing so? And would it be relatively trivial to do so?

    • http://www.facebook.com/amishcrusader Shane Capuano

      Yes, and you really need to if you are installing 4.2

      Enter fastboot on your tablet, go to http://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/grouper/openrecovery-twrp-2.3.2.1-grouper.img
      and move the file to where you have fastboot and adb at, at the command prompt enter 'fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.3.2.1-grouper.img' minus the quotes. If you have the Nexus 7 Toolkit (from XDA forums, possbly other places?) installed you can move it to the folder marked c:Nexus 7 Toolkitput_img_files_to_flash_here and run the Toolkit program and choose the option to flash image files in the menu if you prefer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amishcrusader Shane Capuano

    I love Koush. I cut my teeth on ClockworkMod, but there are two things that make me appreciate TWRP better - When wiping cache and dalvik, I just want to do that from one submenu. I shouldn't have to do that from the main menu and then advanced. I am unsure if backups can be saved to/installed from external/OTG using ClockworkMod. Compression is a big plus for TWRP, along with the option of just being able to nandroid /boot if I decide to go to a former kernel. I like that both recoveries are kept up to date, it's vitally important and I am glad everyone is serious about that. The edge Koush has is the very integrated ROM manager and the extra features that the premium version provides for people that have no business being in recovery at all.

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