You know that touch-friendly version of ClockworkMod Recovery which was released this weekend? It’s kind of a pain to install manually. But developer Koushik Dutta has come up with a much simpler way to install it.
All you need to do is download the latest version of ROM Manager from the Android Market on your phone and you can install the new touch recovery automatically. You’ll need a rooted phone with an unlocked bootloader for that to work — and only a handful of devices are supported initially.
But Dutta is working on adding support for additional devices.
ClockworkMod Touch Recovery allows you to backup or restore your device, install custom ROMs, or apply software updates.
ROM Manager is available as a free download, but you’ll have to pay $1.99 if you want to use it to install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery. Or you can install it manually for free if you know your way around the Android SDK, adb, and fastboot. You can also continue to use the older version of ClockworkMod Recovery which relies on volume and power buttons for navigation rather than touchscreen input.