Install ClockworkMod Recovery On LG Optimus Black P970 [How To]

Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Optimus Black via Gingerbreak and while rooting may seem enough to most Android users, no Android device is truly rooted without a custom recovery installed. Now when it comes to custom recoveries, there is no matching the ClockworkMod recovery, and this is the recovery we will be installing on the Optimus Black.

Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Xantaro, installing this recovery on your Optimus Black has been made a breeze and even if you’re a complete noob with this stuff, you should have no troubles at all. The following functions have been tested to be working with this recovery installed on the Optimus Black:

  • Backup & Restore.
  • Wipe data/factory reset.
  • Wipe cache.
  • Reboot & Poweroff.
  • Install zip from SD-Card.
  • Partition SD-Card.

So let’s get on with the installation!

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



  1. To begin, download the recovery from the link above and extract the contents.
  2. Connect the phone to the PC via USB and make sure USB debugging is turned on. (Settings > Applications > Development)
  3. Once connected, simply run the file install_recovery.bat to let the recovery flash. (Incase of Linux, run

Please note that at the moment, there is no key combination on the Optimus Black that can boot the device into recovery mode, you can either do that via the help of any app from the Market, or via ADB.

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Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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