ClockWorkMod a.k.a CWM is probably the most popular and the oldest custom recovery available for Android phones out there. Koush and other developers do a fantastic job of porting CWM recovery to handsets within minutes of gaining root access on any new Android handset.
However, with time, CWM has become a pain to use. Koush recently released a new version of CWM with touch support, but it came with a $1.99 price tag if users wanted to install the new Touch recovery using ROM Manager. The whole Touch based CWM recovery is actually just an enlarged version of the traditional CWM recovery with touch support. The UI was not updated to take advantage of the extra resolution offered by the new generation of Android handsets.
TeamWin Recovery Project is one popular alternative to CWM, which comes with touch support, and is optimized for the high resolution Android phones. The recovery also comes with many additional features including theming support, lock screen, a basic file manager, the ability to compress your backups and much more. Sadly, the recovery is available only on limited handsets including the Nexus S and Vibrant.
Earlier today, one of the TWRP developers released a preview build of the TeamWin Recovery Project for the Galaxy Nexus. Since this is just a preview mode, there are still some issues with the recovery though -:
- It takes a full 60 seconds for it to show anything on your screen.
- Theme is undersized – 540×960 – I don’t have a 720p screen to develop on, sorry!
Considering none of the TWRP developers own a Galaxy Nexus though, this is a commendable job! Interested Galaxy Nexus owners, GSM as well as CDMA, can find more information and download link of TeamWin Recovery Project over at their official website.