CWM vs 4EXT


Which do you prefer?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2012.
  1. CWM

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. CWM Touch

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 4EXT

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. 4EXT Touch

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%

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  1. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Looking through the ARHD thread in XDA, says you need 4EXT Touch to get it. Is it worth me getting this 4ext, or is CWM better?

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  2. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I think it's pretty much 50/50.

    I did hear/read something not long ago that 4EXT was supposed to be truly open source (not 100% sure where I read that though)
  3. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    Im gonna try it out soon , as I would quite like to try out Sense 3.5 , as see how (un) stable it really is. If I happen to like 4EXT , I'll keep with it, otherwise I might just donate and get CWM Touch
  4. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

    Try it, you have nothing to lose. If you don't like it just use Clockwork instead. Delete 4EXT and all is back to normal....simples.
  5. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member


    Had a go. Seems alright, and pretty quick too, but I still prefer that cyan from CWM
  6. insink71

    insink71 Well-Known Member

    4ext = tools... what I love to see in a recovery
    4ext has the /sdext repair [like Amon RA's had], perfect partitioning for sd card, etc... + other tools.

    CWM is nice work + Rom Manager = flashers' paradise.

    So, I suppose it is what you are geared toward.

    Rob
  7. philco

    philco Member

    I'm hoping to flash Jelly Bean onto my UK Sensation but the post on here says use CWM. My phone has 4EXT as recovery. Please can somebody tell me how I replace 4EXT with CWM? Do I delete 4EXT from my SD card, download CWM and then .... well ... that's where I don't know what to do next. (The phone is properly rooted and currently running ARHD).

    Tks in advance.

    Phil
  8. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    When i went from CWM to TWRP, I just downloaded the new recovery and flashed it like you would a ROM (no need to do wipes, as it's only the recovery you'd be flashing) :)
  9. scotty85

    scotty85 Guides Guide

    please be aware that this is the desire hd forum,so do not use any of these specific files or roms,as they are not for your phone.

    once you have the recovery you want to use,there are a couple ways ti flash it:
    1)if its packed correctly you can flsh it in your current recovery as durx mentioned
    otherwise:
    2)rename to PD58IMG and flash it in hboot
    3)flsah it with fastboot with the command fastboot flash recovery recoveryname.img

    i personally am not a fan of clockwork,and make efforts to use something else when available. if you have 4EXT currrently i would recomend to keep it,there is no need to change to CW. 4ext will flash any rom you want to run just fine. :)

    i dint move the current post,as it is a somewhat generalized question,and will benefit users here as well

    however,future comments and questions about your uk sensation are better to be asked here: Sensation - All Things Root - Android Forums since its specific for the international sensation. i frequent that forum as well,and will be happy to help you :)
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  10. ral

    ral Well-Known Member

    ROTFL. Sorry. Saw the poll results.

    4Ext unless it does not support my phone. i use CWM too, but am happier with 4Ext.
  11. philco

    philco Member

    Hello,

    Yup, knew this wasn't specifically the right place .... but I thought (as has been recognised) it might be a good place to get an answer on a a 'general' question. It was and I plan to do it this afternoon and will keep 4EXT. Tks for your help.

    Phil
  12. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK Well-Known Member

    Not trying to promote 4EXT but have nothing but praise for this app. Not one bad flash since using it. CWM is good but I feel 4EXT has the edge.
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  13. Gods_Pianist

    Gods_Pianist Active Member

    yes it's worth getting 4Ext instead of CWM. if you want to install ARHD on your sensation, you need s-off (of you aren't)..but with 4Ext, you can bypass securities of being s-on by enabling 4Ext SmartFlash, which allows the phone to write on the boot partition of the phone like you were actually s-off, which is normally not the case for us s-on users. so with smartglassh enabled, you can flash any rom like you were actually s-off. butbefore enjoying 4Ext, make sure you have installed 4Ext recovery updater apk.and it's true that most of todday's roms for sensation only require 4Ext recovery for the features that support most roms like OTA update flashing, which CWM cannot do.:D

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