Galaxy Nexus Clockworkmod Touch Recovery is Out — Install instructions

After getting open1your1eyes0’s touch-based recovery a couple of weeks ago, we now have another brand-new touch based recovery that has been released for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM and CDMA). This time around, it comes from recognized developer koush, who gave us Clockworkmod Recovery, which has since become an integral tool, for any Android device user, who likes to experiment with new custom ROMs and kernels.

What we have here today is a fully touch-based version of Clockworkmod Recovery or CWM, developed by Koush, for the Galaxy Nexus. The recovery is still a beta, but XDA member ale.landra91, who posted about this has said it’s fully working. Well, there’s only one way to find out, right?


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!!


This custom recovery and the guide below is specifically developed for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus . It’s not compatible with any other device and may render the device unusable. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone

Download Links

ClockworkMod Recovery Touch –   File Name: touch-tuna.img   |  Size: 5.5 MB

Pre-Installation Requirements

  • Rooted Galaxy Nexus
  • Fully charged battery
  • ADB set up on your PC, along with the device drivers. You can use this excellent guide to set up ADB and install drivers in one go

How To Install Clockworkmod Recovery Touch on Galaxy Nexus

ADB Method

  1. Download the CWM recovery image file from the link provided above.
  2. Rename the file to ‘recovery.img
  3. Transfer the ‘recovery.img‘ file to the folder where ‘fastboot.exe‘ is located. If you have set up ADB using the link above, fastboot.exe would be located at C:UsersUserNameknives-and-forksbinwindowsandroid . If you’ve set up ADB the traditional way, it would be located either in the /Tools or /Platform-Tools folder in Android SDK installation folder.
  4. Turn off your phone
  5. Reboot the device into fastboot mode by holding down the Volume Up and Volume Down keys, then pressing the Power button.
  6. Open a command prompt on your computer.
  7. Change directory to the directory where fastboot.exe and recovery.img are located. (Or, from within the fastboot.exe folder, Shift+Right-click and choose “Open command window here” from the popup menu.)
  8. Flash recovery.img to your phone by issuing this command at the command prompt:   “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” (without the quotes).
  9. Reboot the device and after it completely reboots, you should have the touch-based version of ClockworkMod Recovery on your Galaxy Nexus.

You can visit the original development thread here, to check for updates . Go ahead and try this out, and let us know how it went in comments below..