CWM

Koush has released the official builds of ClockWorkMod recovery for the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Nexus 10 this afternoon, giving us all a quick and easy way to back everything up and flash bleeding-edge stuff and try to break out new Nexus devices.

You'll find them in the usual places -- the ClockWorkMod site and ROM Manager, but for now Koush is suggesting everyone skip the ROM Manager route and flash by hand. 

Because I can't seem to listen to instruction or reason, I had to try the ROM Manager method, and sure enough it doesn't work. If you are as thick-headed as I am and try, you just need to flash the stock recovery back into place and boot into it once to fix your non-booting Nexus 4. Flashing or booting from fastboot works a treat though. 

Now we have root and recovery for the N4, let's see how bad we can break stuff!

Source: +Koushik Dutta. 

 
There are 4 comments

Mtn_Scott says:

Yeah, yeah, Break it, Break it!!

/Beavis

deltatux says:

I know this is nitpicking but that font sucks =P

Clockwork is nice but what is even better and user friendly is TWRP, Team Win Recovery Project :) but nothing out yet.

nexus15 says:

Odd I have done everything but cant seem to get it to stick. The phone will boot from clockwork recovery if using fastboot, it will also appear to install, but if you try to boot the phone into recovery using either the bootloader or the apk's "reboot recovery" option the phone will reboot to the google logo, flicker screen and reboot to jellybean, skipping recovery.

At least im not getting the red triangle like some people. Any advice? (I did rename the recovery .p file. its not that.)