How To Install ClockworkMod Recovery On Viewsonic Viewpad 7

It’s been a while that the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 has been rooted with SuperOneclick. While you may have your device rooted, you need to have a custom recovery running on the device, but that requires an alternative recovery partition. Luckily, XDA-Developers forum member lakehousetech has come up with a nifty little tutorial on how to go about that.

If you are familiar with ADB or terminal commands, this should be a walk in the park for you. That said, with the instructions at hand, it should be easy for the most  novice of Android users as well. The recovery to be installed, is the ClockworkMod recovery, so if you’re wondering what that is, you should see our guide on what is ClockworkMod recovery and how to use it on Android. If convinced that you require and need to install the recovery, here’s how you can do that.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Requirements:

Instructions:

  1. To begin, make sure USB Debugging is enabled. (Settings > Application > Development).
  2. Copy the flash image and ClockworkMod recovery image to the SD card.
  3. Run ADB and enter shell by entering:
    adb shell

    cat /proc/mtd

  4. You will now see a list of partitions for your phone. Pull each original partition from  the device onto the SD card to backup by entering the following command (for example the recovery partition):
    cat /dev/mtd/mtd3 > /sdcard/recovery.img
  5. Once the partitions are backed up, enter the following commands:
    chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    flash_image recovery /sdcard/cwrecovery.img

That’s it, your device should now have ClockworkMod recovery installed. For updates and queries, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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