How to Install Custom Recovery and ROM on Android – Twothirds.Us

How to Install Custom Recovery and ROM on Android – Twothirds.Us

Now that you’re ready to leave your device’s default ROM behind and discover a great custom ROM, you’ve come to the right place! Rooting, flashing, and installing custom ROMs are unique to each device, but there are some general tips that apply to all. If you’re interested in trying a custom ROM, be cautious as there are risks involved. Once your device is rooted, the first step is to install custom recovery software.

Installing ClockWorkMod Recovery

As you may know, Android already comes with a default recovery. However, this recovery mode is primarily intended for device manufacturers, not regular users.

Custom recovery, on the other hand, replaces these tools with a more flexible option that allows for special changes, such as loading custom ROMs.

There are several tools available for this task, but we highly recommend ClockWorkMod Recovery. It is the most popular option for a reason – it’s not only stable, but also compatible with almost any device.

To get started, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to Google Play and download the free version of ROM Manager.

Step 2: After installing the manager, open it. You will see a window telling you that to get started, download “ClockWorkMod recovery” from the list.

Step 3: The ROM Manager will ask you to select your device. A prompt from “SuperUser” will appear, and you need to grant permission to install. When the tool successfully flashes, you’re good to go.

Loading the Custom Rom

Now it’s time to choose a custom ROM! There are many options, but not all of them will support your device.

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If you’re new to installing custom ROMs, Cyanogenmod is a great starting point that supports a wide range of hardware.

Step 1: Once you decide on a ROM, download it. Step 2: Connect your Android device to your computer. Go to the location of the downloaded .ZIP file and copy it to your device’s SD card. Step 3: Unplug your device and open the ROM Manager. Select “Reboot into Recovery.” Your device will reboot.

How to Install Custom Recovery and ROM on Android – Twothirds.Us

Step 4: Within ClockWorkMod, go to Backup and Restore. If you’ve never used recovery before, navigation is done using the volume buttons to move up/down and power button to select.

How to Install Custom Recovery and ROM on Android – Twothirds.Us

Step 5: After hitting backup, confirm and wait for it to finish.

Step 6: Wipe everything by going to Wipe Data / Factory Reset.

How to Install Custom Recovery and ROM on Android – Twothirds.Us

Finally, flash the new ROM by selecting “Flash Zip from SDcard” and navigating to the ROM. Confirm your action by selecting “yes.”

How to Install Custom Recovery and ROM on Android – Twothirds.Us

Step 8: After CWM flashes, choose Reboot System Now.

If everything worked properly, you will now see a fresh installation of your chosen ROM. (Note: The image below shows Cyanogenmod, but it is not a completely new installation.)

How to Install Custom Recovery and ROM on Android – Twothirds.Us

Congratulations, you’ve officially moved past Android and entered the world of modding. If you encounter any issues, check our troubleshooting guide. Let us know in the comments which ROM you chose and why.

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