How to Install Clockwork Mod Recovery for the Huawei Ascend

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  1. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    How to install Clock Work Mod Recovery

    These are instructions I have found on various sites as to how to install
    ClockworkMod Recovery.

    This is a step by step guide so you must make sure you do not miss any steps.

    1. You must be rooted.

    2. You must be able to copy files to your SD card. If you don't know how to do this you must find out first before attempting this procedure.

    3. Download and install Android Terminal Emulator from the Market - Free

    4. Create a directory called recovery on your SDCard.

    5. Unzip both the and the attached to this post. Unzipping these will yield 2 files. Recovery.img and flash_image.

    6. Copy Both files to your SDCard in the directory /sdcard/recovery
    If your SDCard is not in your phone, insert the card before continuing.

    7. Open Terminal Emulator and execute the following commands.

    $su (enter)

    #mount -o remount,exec /dev/block//vold/179:1 /sdcard (enter)

    #cd /sdcard/recovery (enter)

    #./flash_image recovery recovery.img (enter)

    The flash will take approximately 3 seconds

    8. Power off the phone.

    9. Holding the UP Volume button and END call button and then the power button will boot your phone into recovery mode. From their you can make a backup of your Phone.


    The following is for those who plan to install the Icarus Mod:

    Before partitoning your SDCard for Icarus, make a backup copy of the card, as the partition command will erase the SDCard.

    Now you copy the IcarusMod zip file to the card and using the install zip file menu item in the recovery menu.

    You should now be ready to install Icarus.

  2. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I have people PMing me for the step by step instructions on how to flash the CWR. I created this thread so that they can find the instructions easily as on the Icarus Thread they are mixed in with Icarus stuff.
  3. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I planned to do that actually but I did this stuff at 5AM this morning and some thing just simply 'eluded' me.

  4. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Well-Known Member

    So, what's the difference between IcarusMod and Clock Work Mod???
  5. bossmanrob

    bossmanrob Member

    i keep getting permission denied after i enter the last bit of info
  6. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    The Icarus is like a different OS in a way. The CWR is a recovery rom.

    Are you missing a step somewhere and are you using the instructions for the correct carrier?
  7. bossmanrob

    bossmanrob Member

    i followed all these instructions step-by-step and i keep getting the same denied message...i really wanna be able to flash to 2.2 but i need to complete this before i can do so. i need help!
  8. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

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  9. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I know what OS is, but could you explain what a recovery rom is???
  10. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    It's basically self explanatory...but to attempt to explain it, it is a custom R.O.M. (read only memory) that allows you to basically back up in a very unique and specialized way, your entire system. This was created for two reasons: 1) to make it safe for users who are modding their phones to be able to boot into clockwork recovery to safely return their phones to normal and also as a preparation for other custom R.O.M.s

    This may not be the most accurate definition out there but it's the best, as I understand it, example I can give.

    Anyone who wishes to either change or embellish upon it...please be my guest.

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  11. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Well-Known Member

    So, I should install clockwork in case I mess up doing mods??
  12. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    When flashing or installing custom mods - you should #1 trust the source
    and #2 Do exactly (to a tee) as the dev of the mod instructs, not missing a step. If it is specified that you install CWR you should make sure it is the correct version and do it just as the dev states.

    The CWR version that you can d/ld to your phone via Rom Manager is not the same one that I am referring to.

    That's all. I don't know anymore on this topic.
  13. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Well-Known Member

    Fair enough Jazz. I've just been reading a lot of people are very happy with the Icarus and was thinking of trying it, but then seen this post about Clockwork and wanted to make sure one wasnt needed for the other
  14. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    The Icarus is awesome for those who have installed it correctly, even with the slight glitch re: mms. The dev will specify which version of CWR is needed for each custom rom, including Icarus (of which there is now more than one version).

  15. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Well-Known Member

    Cool!! Once again, thanks for the help.
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  16. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    You're welcome. I don't think I've been that much help but I tried! LOL
  17. Ladyswag

    Ladyswag Member

    I don't have access to a computer currently so do you have to have a computer in order to have clockwork recovery mod on the acsend? And what do I have to do if I don't thx.?.?
  18. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    It depends on why you want CWM. If you only want it so you can do a recovery you can get it by getting the app called: Rom Manager from the market. It has an option for creating CWM Recovery. But don't attempt any other mods with it. To do that you will need a computer and a different CWM.

    If you don't have a computer you will not be able to install any custom roms.

    Maybe you can borrow one from a friend, in the event you need it for an upgrade or custom rom.
  19. newb615

    newb615 New Member

    why does it keep re-directing me to when i click on one of the attatchments?
  20. The links do not work Jazziette.
  21. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Well-Known Member

    If you follow the link in post #8 it will walk you through it and it works
  22. smokedogg1

    smokedogg1 Member

    i cant install clockwork mod. i downloaded from a different link and it wont work. i need help and pointed in maybe the right download and install instructions. sort of new to this. it said it worked in my prompt on mac but tried next step and didnt work
  23. kenboyles72

    kenboyles72 Well-Known Member

    For those of you that are not familiar or comfortable using the terminal on your phone or having problems installing cwm via terminal, here's a guide on how to flash cwm via your desktop pc.

    *Note* Phone must be in debugging mode- Go to Settings > Application settings > Development and check USB debugging.

    1) Download the CWM Recovery file located at the bottom of this post and unzip it to your desktop

    2) Attach phone to USB

    3) Power Phone Off

    4) Enter Fastboot (press End Call + Volume Down while powering on the phone). Your Huawei Ascend will boot to a white background with the Huawei logo in the center.

    5)Run the script relevant to your OS from the CWM Recovery folder that you extracted earlier.

    A) For Linux users - Run the ""
    B ) For MAC users - Run the ""
    C) For Windows users - Run the "install-recovery-windows.bat"

    6) When you run the appropriate script, you will see a command prompt window open and disappear. When the window disappears, CWM is installed.

    7) Now take the battery out of your phone for 10 seconds and replace.

    Now you are able to boot into CWM recovery. To boot into recovery, press Send + Volume Up while powering on the phone and keep Send + Volume Up pressed while booting. Now you should be in CWM recovery.

    Download ClockWorkMod Recovery
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  24. Zak6169

    Zak6169 Active Member

    i cant get the phone to go into v2 needed for the install of icarus its still at v3. do i need to uninstall the old one or something? i had rom manager with v3 installed i unistalled the rom manager just to c if it wud work but wen i went into recovery mode it was still displaying v3.

  25. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    That may be your problem. Newer version murdering the older one.

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