[Official] Koush's Clockwork Recovery For The Captivate

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  1. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

    Also compatible with ROM Manager as well.....
    You can use ROM Manager to flash Clockwork Recovery to your phone, or you can do it the manual way by downloading the zip file below and flashing it to your phone...

    Captivate Clockworkmod Recovery
    ROM Manager

    1) What is clockworkmod recovery?
    Clockworkmod recovery is basically a feature added to rooted phones that allows the flashing, backing-up, and restoring of ROMs.

    2) Why do I need clockworkmod recovery?
    If you're a person who looks to flash ROMs to their Android phone, you'll need this for several reasons. Clockworkmod recovery allows easy flashing of new ROMs, it allows you to back-up the current ROM in case you do something to mess your phone up, or flash a ROM you don't like. Clockworkmod recovery also allows you to restore and backed up ROM. You can also choose what you want to restore, whether it be boot, system, data, etc...

    3) What is ROM Manager?
    ROM Manager is a place where all ROM's for your specific phone can be located, downloaded and flashed. It generally works hand-in-hand with Clockworkmod. ROM Manager stays up to date with the latest ROMs that are submitted to Koush, so those Android fanatics are always up to date.
    ROM Manager also has a premium version that can be purchased. This unlocks even more ROMs!!

    Tremendous Thanks To: Koush and his hard work!!!
    Check Out Koush's Site for updates

  2. rajendra82

    rajendra82 Well-Known Member

    The most important development for our new phones. This need a a guide and a sticky status.
  3. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

    I agree it is the most important. I just hope people can see that soon. ROMs are gonna be coming it pretty quick soon, they're definitely gonna need it lol.

    As far as installing it, you can download ROM Manager from the market and have the phone do it, or you can manually flash this to your phone by renaming it to "update.zip". Using ROM Manager is easier.....it's free in the market.
  4. Chromag

    Chromag Well-Known Member

    Stupid Android newbie question - what is the benefit of this? Once flashed can it be reverted back to factory if the phone needed to be returned?
  5. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

    I'm not exactly sure if you can flash it back to factory, I've never had to. As far as the benefits, it makes switching ROMs so much easier. You can also back up the current ROM you have installed on your phone, in case of a situation like you not liking the ROM you just installed, or the ROM you just installed causes bootloops and what not. Being able to do Nandroid back ups and so on. Trust me, it's saved my phone PLENTY of times. There's much more detail to it, which I'll add to the OP so those new to the Android game can understand.

    My opinion, it's not something that's recommended when flashing ROMs, it's something required.
  6. Chromag

    Chromag Well-Known Member

    What is the benefit of other ROMs? One of the reasons I got this phone was the ability to modify it. This all sounds really interesting.
  7. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

    Other ROMs have different features. One thing Google does is, they allow developers to make them better. Developers(Us) can build ROMs that'll add features to Android. ROMs even allow us to get Android builds early. I've had Android 2.2 on my Droid since June, but the official release hasn't been released yet. ROMs can even add features like theming the phone, controlling what different animations do, controlling how the phone boots ex:boot animations, and so much much more.

    ROMs can be built from "source code", which is something Google releases for developers. Being built from source means more customization, and adding of features, and even taking away unnecessary features.

    Some ROMs are modified from builds that have been released by Google or Motorola as well. Generally these ROMs are leaked, and developers take them and modify them. They aren't as customizable as ROMs built from source code, but they are far less complicating and generally come with less problems.

    Google basically allows everyone to personalize their phones to their liking.
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  8. Chromag

    Chromag Well-Known Member

    That is something I'm definitely going to have to check out. Sounds like a great way to improve this phone without having to wait on AT&T and Samsung to send out the updates whenever they get around to it.
  9. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer

    Exactly. That's why I love Android so much. There's always going to be leaks of different ROMs and Google always releases the "source code" before they release any official updates. So people are able to build ROMs before the official gets released.

    Mark my words, before Android 2.2 officially hit any version of the Samsung Galaxy S, Android 2.2 will already be running on them.
  10. snadler

    snadler New Member

    I am another New to Android. Samsung Captivate 2.2 Froyo (Odin One Click)Trying to Backup with Rom Manager before playing with roms. I am rooted and have titanium backup running fine but when i try to use Rom Manager, fix permissions i get the message: An errir occurred while attempting to run privileged commands. I checked in Super User and I see that Rom Manager is in there? Also when I do try to do a backup of the existing rom it brings up the blue option screen with the usual options to reinstall packages etc. reboot is highlighted so that is what i do. I have not reinstalled packages at all as i am not sure if i should or not. There is a yellow text section underneath that reads

    Update media please wait
    update media finished
    "manual mode"
    appling multi-csc
    installing multi-csc
    install default apk-files, please wait
    install default apk-files, finished

    I do not see a backup anywhere by the name it says it will create?

    Any help would be appreciated.........

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