If you’re not familiar with ClockworkMod, or CWM, it’s probably because you’re not rooting and modding your Android device. That’s okay, I respect that. But what it is, it’s basically the pseudo-default custom recovery for the Android world. Through the custom recovery, you can perform several important functions such as backing up your device, flashing roms, and perform maintenance type operation. Things you can’t do with the stock recovery. Koush, as he’s known to the Android community, is the developer of the CWM recovery. Koush offers CWM for free, it’s open source, and it’s super commonly used because it does the job well. If you’re running a custom rom or have a custom recovery, chances are you’re running CWM.
Thursday night, Koush teased us on his Google+ with some new features that will be found in CWM v6. He states,
Couple handy feature[s] coming in CWM 6:
* Recovery will confirm that your ROM still has root access. This is useful on stock ROMs.
* Recovery disables the stock recovery flasher. This is also useful on stock ROMs.
* If you’re on a stock ROM and get an update, it used to not allow you to install it at all. Now, it will give you the option to confirm the installation.
So, as you can see, these features really help if you like to run stock roms. I currently like running a stock rooted TouchWiz rom on my Epic 4G Touch, so these things may come in handy. Especially if I wasn’t already running a leaked rom becuase it may have otherwise wanted to update at any time in the near future. Anyways, great new features from Koush on CWM 6. I’m excited to see it released. Let us know what you think…