This is my build of Koush’s ClockWorkMod Recovery 6.0.5.1 for ZTE Open C / Kis 3 (Beeline Smart2, Moche/MEO Smart A16, ZTE V811W, ZTE V811, Skinny V811, Optus Hop Smart, ZTE Blade M, etc).

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recovery-clockwork-6.0.5.1-kis3.zip (CWM/TWRP flashable)
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24591000424952211
md5:a1eb8af7d8e2606df9eaa7734c180076

recovery-cwm6051-kis3.img
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24591000424952212
md5:3571bf70f64e59fb73d8f1f229158d1c

This recovery is fully working with goodies such as repeatable keys and adb sideload support. Use volume keys to navigate menus and power button to select. Internal sdcard is handled differently on Open C and Kis 3 so this recovery only supports external sdcard.

Do not use this recovery to flash official updates from ZTE website! You need to repack them for ClockWorkMod or use the stock recovery to install.

How to make clean ROM dump/backup of your device (before you root or install CWM): (recommended)

  • Download and install ZTE USB drivers (windows) or setup udev rules (linux)
  • Download Android SDK platform-tools (Windows, Linux, Mac) to get adb and fastboot
  • Download recovery-cwm60xx-kis3.img recovery image and rename it to recovery.img
  • Create a new directory somewhere and copy adb(.exe), fastboot(.exe) and recovery.img into it
  • Enable USB debugging on your device (Firefox OS - Settings -> Device information -> More Information -> Developer -> Remote Debugging — Android - Settings->Developer options -> Android debugging)
  • Plug in your device via USB cable and install drivers if necessary
  • Open terminal window as an administrator (windows) or execute adb commands with sudo (linux)
  • Change into the directory you’ve created and execute following commands in terminal window (boots into recovery instead of flashing it)

adb reboot bootloader

fastboot boot recovery.img

  • select backup & restore -> backup (Seriously, always backup your device before you install anything!)

How to install ClockWorkMod Recovery:

  • Download and install ZTE USB drivers (windows) or setup udev rules (linux)
  • Download Android SDK platform-tools (Windows, Linux, Mac) to get adb and fastboot
  • Download recovery-cwm60xx-kis3.img recovery image and rename it to recovery.img
  • Create a new directory somewhere and copy adb(.exe), fastboot(.exe) and recovery.img into it
  • Enable USB debugging on your device (Firefox OS - Settings -> Device information -> More Information -> Developer -> Remote Debugging — Android - Settings -> Developer options -> Android debugging)
  • Plug in your device via USB cable and install drivers if necessary
  • Open terminal window as an administrator (windows) or execute adb commands with sudo (linux)
  • Change into the directory you’ve created and execute following commands in terminal window

adb reboot bootloader

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

fastboot reboot

  • Congratulations, you have installed CWM to your device
  • Boot into ClockWorkMod by pressing volume up while powering on or using ‘adb reboot recovery’
  • Select backup & restore -> backup (Seriously, always backup your device before you install anything!)

How to root your (Android) firmware via recovery:

  • Download root app of your choice (Koush’s Superuser or Chainfire’s SuperSU) and save it to your sdcard
  • Follow instructions on how to install/boot ClockWorkMod recovery
  • Install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard -> root-app-of-your-choice.zip

Sources:


28.3. 2015 changelog:

  • ClockWorkMod 6.0.5.1

14.8. changelog:

  • initial release

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