First off, let me just say that I have been quite unsuccessful at getting CWM to work. I also am new to this, so I could be doing something wrong. I picked up this phone on Black Friday for $30, what a steal! I am excited to get started in a new community and get the ball rolling for custom recoveries and ROMs. Since there hasn't been any progress on getting CWM onto the Rise, I decided to take up the helm myself and figure out what works and what doesn't work. So far, this is what I have attempted: -- I have made backups of recovery, boot, system just in case I screw something up. At the moment, only the recovery backup does me any good, because if I screw up boot or system, and can't boot into Android, I have no adb. -- Wiped recovery/boot to try and get into fastboot. DONT DO THIS! You will end up with a bootlooping paperweight. So far, fastboot is out of reach. -- adb reboot fastboot/bootloader and adb reboot-bootloader just reboot the phone normally. -- Unpacked and then repacked recovery.img and used dd to push it to the phone. Failed to boot into recovery, it just rebooted itself back into Android. -- Unpacked boot.img and placed the kernel from there into recovery.img. Same thing. -- Built kernel from Kyocera's sources. placed that into stock recovery.img. Failed to boot into recovery. -- Built CWM from source using the kernel extracted from the recovery.img. Again, failed to boot into recovery. -- Built CWM from source using the kernel built from source. Still failed to boot into recovery. -- Flashed boot.img to /recovery, just to see if it would do anything, and surprisingly enough it booted straight into Android. Before it was attempting to boot into recovery, then it would reboot the phone again, which brought it to Android. Replacing the recovery partition with the boot.img boots straight into Android without any reboots. This might be a clue, maybe not. I'd assume that recovery.img on the /boot partition would boot the phone into stock recovery every time the phone is rebooted. -- I emailed Kyocera about how to unlock the bootloader. This was their response: Maybe if we keep emailing them, they'll tell us. If anybody has any ideas, I'm willing to try them out, I still have another testing phone just sitting here. If anybody knows a dev who would be willing to port CWM, I could send the dev my testing phone. Let's get this ball rolling!