If you installed ClockworkMod recovery to
your Android device, for example by following my video tutorial, you probably
now wonder how to update your firmware?.
Unfortunately, like most modern software,
ClockworkMod is very poorly documented,.
Forcing you to collect information by mining
various internet forums for hours. So, first download full firmware update from
the manufacturers site. I will show everything on an Asus tablet, but this
tutorial should also apply to most other brand Android devices.
When download completes, unpack the zip. There should be another zip inside.
Do not unpack this second zip, but copy it to a SD card and rename to update.zip
for convenience. Plug the memory card to your.
Important note. To keep root, open Google Play Store and download an app called
Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper. This is another utility.
Without sane instructions. Your
goal is to save your superuser app with it. Now turn off the device, and simultaneously
press volume down and power to boot it. A menu pops up, use volume buttons
and power button to select RCK, which stands for recovery.
You're now in ClockworkMod Recovery. Here, select Install zip from sdcard,
and then Apply /sdcard/update.zip. Confirm everything and wait till the process
is completed. In the menu, choose Reboot system now. After reboot Android
will start to update its modules, and in the end you get an updated firmware.
This will destroy ClockworkMod Recovery, which is indicated by a broken robot
if you try booting into recovery again. First, let's try to restore root using OTA
Rootkeeper. Well, no matter how hard I tried it didn't help. Maybe because
it is tailored for superuser and.
I had superSU, because it was the only option
as I already told in one of the previous videos.
Luckily not long ago motochopper utility was updated to support not only
Motorola, but other devices as well, including Samsung and Asus. Let's give
it a try. Download the archive and unpack it. Then turn
on USB-debugging on the device, and connect it to the PC, specifying ADB driver
if required. I already showed.
How to do it, so I won't repeat myself.
After the device is connected, execute run.bat.
If you're on Windows and run.sh
if you're on Linux, and follow the on-screen instructions, which require you
to press any key from time to time. If everything went fine, the device reboots,
and you'll get root access. No more superSU, install superuser. And oh
well yes, lets try again to save.
Root with OTA Rootkeeper, maybe better luck
this time. Now we can finally install recovery. Not ClockworkMod
this time, let's try TWRP, and do it in style - with an app that
is. The app is called GooManager,.
Which you can download in Play Store. Open
GooManager and select Install Openrecovery Script from the menu. Then confirm
that the file going to be installed fits your device, and wait till
download and installation is completed. After installation the device will
reboot, after that installation will continue. When it's done, you'll get
back to Android. Run GooManager once.
Again and select Reboot Recovery.
Congratulations, you now have TWRP. It has.
No less functions than ClockworkMod
has, but with a much improved look and feel. But in general, I'm fucked up with this to
the limit. First, you purchase an.
Expensive brand device, and then spend months
waiting for a root to come out and hours to install it. Also you spend a
lot of time trying to remove the bloatware which is called useful utilities
for some reason, but only thing it does.
Is slow down your device and cause numerous
glitches. It looks like the bigger the brand, the more bloatware it tries to
wham into its products, half of which is not usable at all and in most cases
could not be easily uninstalled. So probably my next device will be more developer-friendly,
perhaps, a Chinese brand. The quality is comparable, and not
only because Chinees manufacturers have dramatically improved it in the recent
years, but mostly because well-known brands rush raw, buggy and untested failures
to the market. So Chinese brands.
Are not only cheaper as they don't hire developers
to protect the product from its users, they also often come already rooted
and boast a clean operating system with close to zero bloatware,
which in most cases could be be easily removed.