ClockworkMod Recovery 6 Available for Galaxy Nexus
A few days ago, there was a post from Koushik Dutta (known to the Android community as Koush, the developer and creator of ClockworkMod) on Google+, which unveiled version 6 of the famous app that allows you to find and download the right ROM for your Android device.
ClockworkMod offers you everything from CyanogenMod, AOKP, and just about any other custom ROM out there today. There is a paid version of the app, but the better news is that there’s also a free version. ClockworkMod 6 will only be available for the Galaxy Nexus (Sprint, Verizon and GSM) initially; however, it’s very possible and pretty likely we’ll see it for other devices in the near future.
New backup format that deduplicates data between backups.
Fixed restores > 2GB.
Minor UI tweaks (new background, animated Android)
Now, I’m one of those addicts who love to flash a new ROM constantly. I usually flash a new ROM every week or so. While this is probably the easy part of dealing with custom ROM’s, it’s all of the configuring of my apps and settings that I dislike. With this new version, there is a really cool feature called, “Deduplicating.”
This feature lets you set ClockworkMod up to allow for multiple backups. When each backup is completed, the user data is not duplicated over — making your backups smaller, and making ClockworkMod more efficient.
Koush also went into a bit of detail about what we can possibly expect in future versions of the app as far as new features and such. A paid ROM section for developers to publish work and support the community, uploading of your current ROM to ROM Manager for everyone to use and connect ROM Manager to the recovery builder for automatic updates of recovery.
Brief History Bright Future
ROM Manager is a little over 2 years old, and though it has grown in features quite a bit since its first incarnation, parts are starting to show its age. I’ve been contemplating a significant UI rewrite for some time now, and will pull the trigger on that shortly.