1. tazman1963's Avatar
    Ok, well first i just wanna say hi to all you fellow E3D users out there, no doubt we all have one hell of a phone! Secondly i'd like to tell you all about this new recovery app that has now been modified to work on our E3D's, and might i add that it has to be the most flexible, feature rich, easy to use and in-app adjustable recovery out there available to all of us rooted ones. It completely puts ANY recovery available to shame!

    Here is a features list for both the updater and control as follows:

    4EXT Recovery Updater Features

    4EXT Recovery Install and Update

    Stay informed about any new bugs that might have been discovered for any recovery version
    Online install or upgrade easily

    Hit "install" to automatically download your chosen version and flash it straight onto your device
    This is the easiest and safest way to flash the recovery since it automatically verifies md5sums prior to flashing

    Alternatively select "Download only" to download a copy to your sdcard. Md5sums are automatically verified.
    Browse all available versions for your device

    View changelogs and known issues

    If in very rare cases flashing fails, you can set an option to save the md5sum verified recovery.img on your sdcard to flash it manually

    Notifications about updates or bugs

    To protect you as much as possible from any critical bugs that might have been discovered for the version of recovery you have currently installed and to notify you about updates, you can now configure notification settings.

    Enabling notifications won't start any persistent background processes! This feature will not eat your battery or consume memory! Read more about how it works in the "Notification Settings" category inside application settings.

    4EXT Recovery Control Features
    ( includes all the features from 4EXT Recovery Updater )


    Let the App do the md5sum check instead of recovery!

    To make sure the backup will restore before you even reboot into recovery. This also gives you the opportunity to fix md5sums in case you really need that backup badly

    You could do all that in one go:

    (Advanced or Full) Backup before the restore, format all partitions in a file system of your choice before,
    flash as many zip files you want immediately after the restore,
    fix permissions afterwards and stay inside recovery or let it reboot automatically when finished

    Restore any backup, advanced or full

    Optionally select only those partitions you want to be restored

    Select to stay inside recovery after the process is complete if you don't want recovery to reboot immediately afterwards.
    Setting to always wipe cache instead of restoring the cache partition
    Select a Superwipe option to be carried out before the restore process

    App framework

    For external apps or scripts: Use 4EXT Recovery Control or 4EXT Recovery Updater as an interface to recovery.

    Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache, wipe dalvik, install multiple zip files. It's very easy to use. Contact me for details.


    Start backups from inside the app
    The app automatically verifies that there is enough free space on your sdcard to complete a backup.

    For advanced Backups the space needed is correctly calculated and displayed while you select/deselect any partitions to backup

    Check your backups' health to ensure they will restore later when you need them, by verifying their md5sums!
    Optionally, but highly not recommended:

    If md5sums don't match but you REALLY NEED that backup badly, you might want to restore it anyway.
    You can use this app to fix the md5sums of a given backup to "forcefully" restore it!

    Option to stay inside recovery after backup is complete!
    Convert backups between ext3 and ext4
    Setting: save space by excluding dalvik-cache from backups
    Setting: save space by excluding /cache from backups

    If enabled, recovery will format /cache on restore

    Switch between tar backup and yaffs backup mode
    View all your backups, their time and date of creation and what they contain (was it an "Advanced Backup"? Did you backup only some partitions?)
    Rename or delete backups
    Identifies and adds the name of your rom so you don't need to type that much when chosing a meaningful name for your backup
    Advanced Backup

    Select only those partitions you want to be included in your backup

    Flash new roms, mods, ..

    Select as many zip files you want to flash in one go
    Select to display all md5sums of the files you are about to install, if you want to make sure they are all ok.
    Different wipe and format options
    Superwipe ext3 and ext4:

    Formats all partitions with the file system of your choice prior to installing to ensure a clean flash process

    The App will then reboot into recovery, do what you wanted and boot your device again
    Alternatively you might select to stay inside recovery after all operations are completed

    Themes for 4EXT Recovery Touch

    Use the App to install themes for 4EXT Recovery touch.

    It will check whether the theme you are going to install is compatible with your device and refuse to install it in case it's not.

    Setting for recovery: themes on sdcard

    If enabled, the app will install any theme you throw at it to your sdcard instead of the usual location on /system.

    Theming for Classic

    Install, Uninstall 4EXT Recovery Themes from inside the app, without the need to reboot
    Try out as many themes you want. You will get a "live" preview of how a given theme would look like inside YOUR recovery.

    Change all colours and transparency of a theme prior or after installing it
    Select any colour with a nice colour picker and see the results immediately.
    No need to edit config files or calculate rgb values anymore

    Export your custom color and transparency settings to more easily create a flashable theme out of it.


    Wipe battery stats (no reboot needed)
    Wipe menu
    Switch md5sum checking on or off (please don't switch it off unless you have a good reason for doing so)
    SDCard and /data free space in titlebar
    View all data about your partitions from inside the App
    Had a bad Recovery session and didn't have the time to save the log file?

    No problem, use the app to copy the recovery.log of your last recovery session to your sdcard.

    Fix permissions
    Remount your system partition in read write mode or read only again

    Configure Recovery

    Configure all settings for recovery
    Disable or enable md5sum checks
    Enable or disable haptic feedback
    Select haptic feedback strength via a slider
    Set your time zone for recovery
    Set custom parameters for tune2fs for sd-ext partitions
    Change backup modes between yaffs2 and tar
    Tell recovery to always exclude /cache from backups to save space

    Recovery will then format /cache on restore

    Tell recovery to always exclude dalvik-cache from backups to save even more space!
    Change options for "toggle usb storage"
    Enable / disable themes on sdcard
    Enable / disable to hide directories not containing any zip files
    .. and more

    Power menu

    Take the elevator to get anywhere as fast as possible from inside the app:
    Reboot into recovery
    Reboot into bootloader
    Reboot your device
    Hot reboot your device
    Power off


    Submit bugreports from inside the app

    Optional: let the app automatically attach a copy of your last recovery log.

    Now i'd like to add that the dev madmaxx82 is one hell of a hands on dev, as this guy somehow answers everyone's emails appropriately and in a very timely manner i must say. After reading the aforementioned features list, if that does'nt sway you alone i can tell you personally that this "app" is so complete in every way(and still being improved upon at lighting speeds)that you'll not be disappointed in it's performance, control, or functionality by any means.

    The website for this app is: 4EXTRecovery.

    The market link is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=search_result

    I will do my best to keep this updated and also to answer any questions you may have.

    This my friends is truly a flashaholics dream come true.
    benny3, tory38 and RaAkhenaton_AC like this.
    03-30-2012 09:17 PM
  2. tazman1963's Avatar
    Here's some screenshots of the different menus inside the app itself.

    03-30-2012 09:18 PM
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    03-30-2012 09:19 PM
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    *Future Use*
    03-30-2012 09:20 PM
  5. pergerson6's Avatar
    Been using ext4 for 3 days now and I must say I'm very impressed.

    Sent from my PG86100
    03-31-2012 05:27 AM
  6. benny3's Avatar
    i just got it and so far its sweet!!
    03-31-2012 07:31 AM
  7. tazman1963's Avatar
    Yeah, that's why I'm trying to get the word out about this app. Its by far the most complete recovery available out there, it puts twrp and cwmr both to shame, not to mention its a much better rom manager by far. Get it folks you won't be disappointed!
    03-31-2012 10:57 AM
  8. Jrmatics's Avatar
    Been using this for a couple days now and is the best recovery right now in my opinion.
    04-03-2012 07:31 AM
  9. benny3's Avatar
    sounds like a beta is out that will flash the rom and kernel for those who are on hboot 1.5
    04-06-2012 06:15 AM
  10. tazman1963's Avatar
    Hey so anyone else been using this on their e3d? If so let me know what you think?

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
    06-14-2012 06:43 PM
  11. tory38's Avatar
    use it and love it! it really makes flashing a whole lot easier, i had a question and i sent an email and got an answer in under an hour, all around a really great product. thanks for your time and commitment
    06-14-2012 08:55 PM
  12. newboyx's Avatar
    Hey so anyone else been using this on their e3d? If so let me know what you think?

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk 2
    It's is one of the best recoveries I have used on any phone.

    Sent from my LTEless Evo LTE using Tapatalk. :-(
    06-15-2012 12:16 AM