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Monday, April 16, 2012

How to install ClockworkMod Recovery Alcatel OT-990

Now supports Gingerbread!
ClockworkMod – aka Clockwork and CWM – is a custom recovery for Android phones and tablets that allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery.
Note: It is not officially supported by Koush, please do not bother him with support questions for this build.

  1. Rooted OT 990 (option 1, rooted phones only).
  2. Android SDK (option 2, only way to install on non rooted phones).

Via Recovery manager (option 1, rooted phones only):
  1. Put those files to the SD card.
    The recovery-clockwork- must not be inside any folder... It should be at the root of the SD card.
  2. With the file manager install the RecoveryManager_v0.37b.apk.
  3. Open it and go to the Recovery tab, then Install Recovery and wait some seconds...
  4. A window will pop up and you must select the file: recovery-clockwork-, press OK and that's it!

Now you have a Custom Recovery :)

Via Fastboot (option 2, non rooted phones):
  1. Dowload this file:
  2. Unzip it anywhere on the pc.
  3. Disconnect the cable, power off the phone.
  4. Turn on the phone holding the volume down key.
  5. Connect the phone to the computer and release the volume down key.
  6. If you are using Windows, you can run the install.bat (included in the zip). For other systems you need to run the commands manually:
    fastboot erase recovery
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot reboot
If all went well you have installed ClockworkMod recovery, if not try again.

How to get into recovery mode:
  • Via Recovery Manager (only rooted phones).
  • Turning ON the phone by holding the volume up button and when the phone vibrates, release the power button and press the Home button. Stop pressing the buttons when the screen becomes black illuminated, or after a few seconds after the android logo.
    WARNING: If you forget to press the Home button, or release it too early, a hardreset will be performed instead of entering the recovery, it will wipe all user data from the phone.
  • Via command prompt:  adb reboot recovery


  1. This link:

    is the same than:

    is that ok?

    1. It is not the same link.
      PS: It is the same recovery.

    2. help me clockwork for alcatel ot 985n

  2. 1. Dowload this file:
    2. Unzip it anywhere on the pc.

    How? .img unzip?

    1. here is an other link for clockwork recovery:

  3. The fast boot option does not install the cmw recovery. For my case ( non -rooted ) my phone just remains showing the battery charging. I have followed the steps provided.

  4. here an other link for clockwork recovery:

  5. Thanks you. its help for me :)))

  6. when i click on the install.bat it just says waiting for device.
    help pleas.

    1. Turn off your device the hold down the volume donw button together with power on/off button. Then connect your phone and run install.bat

  7. help me for Alcatel OT 985n clockwordmode

  8. Any recovery for Alcatel OT4010x? and custom rom ?

  9. Hi,

    I have an ot990 rooted and I did a factory default and now does not start. There are any way to re-flash to stock firmware? Have tried One Touch upgrade Q 1.9.9 but does not work nither.


  10. Hi,

    I bought a rooted OT 990 with CWM recovery and MarinaROM from one of my friends and it was great! After two months I want to reinstall the ROM and I entered the recovery from power--> recovery and unfortunately I have formatted the splash, the catch, the data and the system and now I can't get into the recovery with the buttom combinates. I know hot to install the ROM from sd card but at first I need to get into the recovery, or connect it with pc and type fastboot reboot recovery but I can't get into fastboot too! At the moment my phone can be used for only a book-brick so I really need your help!


  11. Do you have any ROM for Alcatel A909? My firend mobile has chinese ROM also no Google Play install in it. Can i reinstall android 2.3 in friends mobile? Any solution?