If you have ever rooted or flashed a custom ROM on your phone, you must know or have heard about ClockWorkMod a.k.a CWM recovery. CWM is the most popular custom recovery out there for Android phones, and nearly supports each and every Android device out there. CWM makes flashing, installing, backing up or wiping a breeze.
Earlier this year, koush, the developer of CWM released a touch version of the recovery that made navigation a hell lot easier. Apart from adding touch support, koush did not add any new features or any under the hood improvements.
Koush has now released a test build of the next major release of CWM, v6, for the Galaxy Nexus. While there are no UI changes, CWM6 brings with it some much needed changes including the ability to nandroid inside a minutes rather than taking ages. The size of the nandroid backups will also be significantly less, which should be definitely appreciated by a lot of Galaxy Nexus users since their phone only has 16GB of internal memory.
Here is what koush said about CWM 6.0 -:
ClockworkMod Recovery 6
The recovery builder is now building version 6 of the recovery. The main changes are as follows:
Backups are much faster. 4-5x faster. (Bug fix due to excessive status updates of the UI and new backup technique)
Incremental backups are smaller. Way way smaller. Only 15-20MB each for each additional backup of a ROM. This is done using a new tool I wrote to dedupe the files between incremental backups to eliminate duplicates.
As of now, CWM 6.0 is available in touch and non-touch variant for the Galaxy Nexus owners. The test build of the recovery can be downloaded from here.