ClockworkMod

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ClockworkMod is a software company, owned by Koushik "Koush" Dutta,[1] which develops various software products for Android smartphones and tablets. The company is primarily known for its custom recovery image, ClockworkMod Recovery, which is used in many custom made ROMs.[2]

ClockworkMod Recovery[edit]

ClockworkMod Recovery
Samsung Rugby Smart ClockworkMod Recovery main menu.jpeg
Original author(s)ClockworkMod[1]
Repositoryhttps://github.com/CyanogenMod/android_bootable_recovery/tree/cm-9.1.0
Written inC, C++[3]
Operating systemAndroid
SuccessorCyanogenMod Recovery,[a] LineageOS Recovery[b]
LicenseApache License 2.0[5]
Websitehttp://github.com/koush/android_bootable_recovery

ClockworkMod Recovery is an Android custom recovery image. Once installed, this recovery image replaces the Android device's stock recovery image. Using this recovery image, various system-level operations can be performed. For example, one can create and restore partition backups, root, install, repair, upgrade system software and custom ROMs, and use other developer tools.[6][7]

ClockworkMod Recovery is free and open-source software, released under the terms of the Apache License 2.0 software license.[5] CyanogenMod Recovery is a fork of ClockworkMod Recovery.[a]

Other software[edit]

The company also provides the following apps:

  • ROM Manager: An app to install custom operating systems, known as ROMs. It was briefly pulled for violating Google Play's in-app-purchase policies.[10]
  • Tether: An app used for tethering regardless of carrier based tethering plans.[11]
  • Helium: An app used to backup user and system data on your phone without the need for root.[2]
  • DeskSMS: An app to send and receive text messages from your email, browser, or instant messenger client.[2]
  • AllCast: An app that enables stream local and cloud videos to Chromecast, AppleTV, FireTV, and DLNA devices.[2]
  • Vysor: An app that allows mirrorring and control of an Android device on a desktop computer. It was temporarily removed due to licensing issues.[12]

See also[edit]

  • TWRP – an alternative to ClockworkMod Recovery

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b From the archive URL[3] and[8][9]
  2. ^ Forked from CyanogenMod and uses the same path.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Corporations and Charities Filing System, Washington Secretary of State, UBI: 603072700, retrieved 6 August 2019
  2. ^ a b c d Crider, Michael. "[Interview] Koushik "Koush" Dutta On Leaving Cyanogen, Inc. And His Return To ClockworkMod". Android Police.
  3. ^ a b "Github - CyanogenMod/android_bootable_recovery". Archived from the original on 24 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Github - LineageOS/android_bootable_recovery". Retrieved 30 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b Based on: "android_bootable_recovery/NOTICE at cm-9.1.0 · CyanogenMod/android_bootable_recovery". GitHub, Inc. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. ^ Hoffman, Chris. "What is a Custom Recovery on Android, and Why Would I Want One?". How-To Geek.
  7. ^ Danny Stieben (12 January 2014). "What's a Custom Recovery? Exploring CWM, TWRP, and Friends". MakeUseOf. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  8. ^ "My Brain Hurts: ROM Manager - Any Recovery". See "forked". Archived from the original on 16 January 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  9. ^ "koush's android_bootable_recovery at eclair - GitHub". Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  10. ^ Ruddock, David. "It Looks Like ROM Manager Is Back In The Play Store Already". Android Police.
  11. ^ D'Orazio, Dante. "New ClockworkMod app offers free tethering to Android phones, sans root". The Verge.
  12. ^ Novet, Jordan. "Vysor app for using your Android device from your computer becomes unavailable". VentureBeat.

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