Last week saw an update to the Tiamat kernel that enabled the XOOM's SD card slot, and now the modders are back with another hack (ugh, that rhymes, doesn't it?) for Motorola's Honeycomb tablet: ClockworkMod Recovery.

For those not familiar with Koush's geeky masterpiece, ClockworkMod is a universal recovery renowned for its ability to create full backups (aka nandroids) of a device to its SD card. To be clear, ClockworkMod has been available for the XOOM for a while now, but it hasn't really had a purpose since SD card functionality wasn't enabled. But with the aforementioned Tiamat kernel, that barrier no longer stands, and ClockworkMod's usefulness is undeniable.

Installation is simple enough - first, download the necessary file, then enter the following commands into your command prompt:

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot reboot

After the tablet has booted up, type in this command to reap the fruits of your labor:

adb reboot recovery

You can also use an app like ROM Manager or Quick Boot to enter recovery mode.

So, XOOM owners, what are you waiting for? Grab ClockworkMod now and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a nandroid backup in place.

Source: XDA Developers via Droid Life