ClockworkMod Recovery for Motorola Triumph

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  1. mantera

    mantera Well-Known Member

    Just making a new thread that has download links for ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) that are readily apparent.

    First to explain to anyone who does not know what ClockworkMod Recovery is:
    quoting from this post:
    What Is ClockworkMod Recovery And How To Use It On Android [Complete Guide]

    ClockworkMod – also known as Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery.

    The download links are at the end of this post.

    Installation Instructions:

    To install CWM, do the following. If you wish to UPGRADE an existing CWM recovery that you already have installed, you still follow the following steps or alternatively, you can try the steps at the end of the post in the UPGRADE CWM USING FLASHABLE ZIP IN RECOVERY section:

    1. Download the CWM Recovery file using one of the links at the end of the post. I recommend one of the latest versions--currently version Unzip the recovery.img file from the Zip file you downloaded (using WinZip, 7-Zip, or another zip utility) onto your desktop so it is easy to find.

    2. Turn OFF your Motorola Triumph (MT) phone.

    3. Once the phone is off, make sure that it is not plugged into anything at this time.

    4. Hold down the Power + Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the phone vibrates. (I usually hold the phone in one hand and then simultaneously press one button with my thumb and the other button with my forefinger)

    5. The phone will boot into Download Mode. You will see the following types of messages on the screen:

    polling, get oemsbl_mode=1

    6. Now plug the phone into your computer. A drive labeled MOBILE will appear in your computer (MAC or Windows. Not sure about Linux)

    7. Open the MOBILE drive and you should see a folder named image.

    8. In the image folder, you will now see the recovery.img file.

    9. Rename the file to recovery.img.old (or something like that) so you have a backup in case you ever want to revert back to the stock recovery.

    10. Copy the recovery.img file that you unzipped in step 1 into the image folder in the MOBILE drive on the phone.

    11. After the copy is complete, unplug the phone from the computer and take out the battery, wait a second, and put the battery back into the phone.

    12. To boot up into CWM, hold down the Power + Volume Up and Volume Down simultaneously until the phone vibrates.

    Please note: DO NOT be alarmed if you see these types of error messages. Many people (including me) get them and none have reported that the errors affect the operation of ClockworkMod Recovery:

    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/command
    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/log
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/log
    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/last_log
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/last_log

    The MT should boot up into CWM. The latest stock version will have blue lettering.

    The controls for CWM (as well as all previous Isaacj87 versions) in the MT are:

    Volume up --> up
    Volume down --> down
    Power --> turns screen black
    Menu --> select
    Home --> nothing
    Back --> back
    Search --> nothing

    If you want to view a video of how to install CWM on the MT, Minus5252 put together this video on this post -- just don't download the version shown in the video as that version is old:

    Download links:
    Current Base CWM recovery.img:


    MD5: 0f847a44474b3cad5663b4409c089826

    This Zip file is a flashable Zip file in clockworkmod recovery or follow the instructions above to install if you do not already have a previous version of clockworkmod recovery installed.

    This version will recognize the .no_confirm or .one_confirm files in your clockworkmod folder when wiping data and cache also in addition to installing zips. See this post for instructions if you are interested in using the .no_confirm or .one_confirm:

    Changelog from previous
    -Added "Power off" menu option back to main menu.

    Themed CWM Versions based on sources from Tickerguy and Isaac:

    b_randon14 (themed to be lime green):

    agentc13 (Doctor Who theme using mostly blues):

    Older versions linked here for posterity:

    CWM (thanks to isaacj87 and tickerguy) supports ext4 - reposting Isaac's link from Isaac's MIUI thread.

    CWM (thanks to isaacj87) supports ext 4

    CWM (thanks to isaacj87)

    CWM (thanks to tjstyle)

    If you already have a Recovery on your MT and wish to flash a newer or different recovery version, b_randon14 has provided the following flashable ClockworkMod Recovery Zip files that you can just put on your SDCard and flash as normal--I have not tested them so, as usual, do so at your own risk:

    Themed CWM Versions in flashable Zip:

    b_randon14 (themed to be lime green):

    Stock CWM versions:

    Here is the v5.0.2.3:



    Triumph STOCK RECOVERY in flashable Zip:

    CWM Recovery - NO TOUCHSCREEN - in flashable Zip:

    MD5: a3e40a036d6123ebbb2065c8ddb6286b

    -Changed menu and text color to YELLOW.
    -Always show the "Go Back" menu options on submenus.
    -The keys for this version are:

    Volume up --> up
    Volume down --> down
    Power --> select
    Menu --> nothing
    Home --> nothing
    Back --> back
    Search --> nothing

    Huge thanks to Koush on whose work all CWM is based on. If I missed anything or forgot to thank anyone, let me know and I'll update this.

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  2. flobots204

    flobots204 Active Member

    What's the point of updating?
  3. lifeblows10

    lifeblows10 Well-Known Member

    If you are using Tickerguy's CM7, you must have the new recovery, due to CM7 running of of EXT4 partitions, which the new recovery can handle. However, if you only use 2.2 ROMs you should be able to use the other builds. (There is maybe one or two ROMs that work on the old recovery and won't work on the new one.)

    If you are unsure, just ask the dev of the ROM what CWM you should use to flash it. Hope that helped!
  4. trossi

    trossi New Member

    Regardless of selected option in CWM I see the hat graphic in the center of the screen and ultimately need to press the power button to return to the menu. I had no problems with 4.x. What is going on?

    ** Using

    - Tony (Motorola Triumph)
  5. mantera

    mantera Well-Known Member

    As stated in the OP:

    The controls for CWM in the MT are:

    Volume up --> up
    Volume down --> down
    Power --> back
    Menu --> select
    Home --> nothing
    Back --> back
    Search --> nothing
  6. trossi

    trossi New Member

    Doh! That did the trick. - Thanks!
  7. Hardcore Icon

    Hardcore Icon Active Member

    lol... i just made the same mistake. I get so excited that i forget to
    read the instructions hahaa!
  8. piper_

    piper_ Well-Known Member

    Using linux I did
    During step 12, to boot into CWM, is this suppose to vibrate non stop ?
  9. idbl_fanatic

    idbl_fanatic Well-Known Member

    No, it should only vibrate as if you were turning it on.
  10. wobblethehutt

    wobblethehutt Member

    that means the file name isn't right, I had that issue, turns out i left a space in the name :)
  11. mcvanta

    mcvanta Well-Known Member

    I get error's displayed ( not sure if they are really errors) on all of my CWM install. CWM works fine and all can do nandroid backup and restore can install from zip card.

    E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/command
    E:Can't mount/cache/recovery/log
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/log
    E:Can't mount/cache/recovery/last_log
    E:Can't open/cache/recovery/last_log

    Any insight on what this means should i be alarmed?
  12. mantera

    mantera Well-Known Member

    I've seen others say the same thing and they say it doesn't seem to affect anything.
  13. b_randon14

    b_randon14 Well-Known Member Developer

    Yeah mine says it everytime I boot, and trust me I can for one say I flash the crap out of my phone testing my ROM and theme, as well as doing multiple backups and restores, and everything works a-ok!
  14. piper_

    piper_ Well-Known Member

    :) yup, the space got me too, thanx
  15. piper_

    piper_ Well-Known Member

    :) yup, the space got me too, thanx

    using cm-7.1.0-A0.8-Triumph-KANG
  16. mantera

    mantera Well-Known Member

    updated OP to include the latest CWM posted by Isaac.

    No need to update if you don't want to if you are already using or -- unless you're like me and just have to have the latest versions... :)
  17. spike1988

    spike1988 Member

    How can I do this if I do not have CWM installed ?
  18. mantera

    mantera Well-Known Member

    Make sure you're rooted and then read the op and follow the instructions.
  19. mantera

    mantera Well-Known Member

    Added Themed CWM download section to OP.
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  20. Chairshot215

    Chairshot215 Well-Known Member Developer

    Has anyone ever had any issues booting into CWM holding down the power & volume keys? I’ve tried it 4 or 5 times today and my phone just boots into CM7 as if I just used the power button. I can select reboot into recovery via CM7 or Rom Manager but not by holding down both power & up/down volume keys. I can’t imagine it’s just me being stupid which is always a possibility but I have had this phone since the week it came out and have booted into CWM this way more times than I can imagine. Have also verified that both my volume keys are working as that was my first guess at the problem. Otherwise I haven’t made any changes other than flash manteras OC Kernel and I can’t see how it could affect anything when the phone is turned off.
  21. mantera

    mantera Well-Known Member

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  22. ohno900

    ohno900 Member

    Awesome thread! I just did this and it's working like a charm. Backing up my current ROM. Thinking of flashing ROMS onto my Triumph later on.
  23. dsmryder

    dsmryder Well-Known Member Developer

  24. sharpe351

    sharpe351 Well-Known Member

    mantera, what files need to be edited to change the color of the recovery (in the repo). I'd like to build my own themed version. I already changed the background pics, but where is the file(s) that determine the color of the text. I currently have my own built from Issac's repo.
  25. mantera

    mantera Well-Known Member

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