GPD XD - Installing Custom Recovery - PC Required


Summary:


    A custom recovery environment will do the same things as the stock Android recovery. However, it will also have additional features. Custom recoveries often have the ability to create and restore device backups. Flashing this recovery environment onto your device replaces the default, stock recovery environment with a third-party, customized recovery environment. This is a bit like flashing a custom ROM like LegacyRom — but, instead of replacing your device’s Android operating system, it replaces the recovery environment.

    ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) or TWRP can create and restore NANDroid backups - backups of an Android device’s entire file system. CWM/TWRP offers a file browser that allows you to easily browse, manage, and restore backups. It also has other advanced features that will be useful if you’re installing and dealing with custom ROMs.

    This tutorial will help you install CWM Recovery or TWRP on your GPD XD device and will allow you to have that extra security. Always back up!

** PC install only. **

** You can install TWRP using this method too ( use: TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2 ) . If you have Legacy Rom make sure it is ext4 version: More Info Here **


There is a new easier method to install recovery with no PC! Please go here : GPD XD - Installing Custom Recovery - No PC​


 

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Before you get started:


  • Download Custom Recovery zip file.
  • Make sure your GPD XD is fully charged ( The flash process is fast, but better safe than sorry )
  • ** You can install TWRP using this method but if you have Legacy Rom make sure it is ext4 version: More Info Here **

 


Easy Tutorial:


  1. Extract CWM zip: [Shown on video- time: 0:25 ] Extract CrewRKTablets_RK32_TWRP_CWM_Root_v2.2.7z into your project folder. ( A folder you setup temporarily )

  2. Install Drivers ( Optional ) : [Shown on video- time: 0:39 ] : If you have the drivers already installed skip this step. If you do not have the GPD XD drivers installed already then :

    • [Shown on video- time:0:39 ] - Go into your CrewRKTablets_RK32_TWRP_CWM_Root_v2.2 folder.

    • [Shown on video- time:0:42 ] - Go into RKDriverInstaller.

    • [Shown on video- time:0:46 ] - Double click on DriverInstall.exe.

    • [Shown on video- time:0:49 ] - Click on Uninstall Driver and wait for it to finish. This is to get rid off any old drivers that you may have installed.

    • [Shown on video- time:0:51 ] - Click on OK.

    • [Shown on video- time:0:54 ] - Click on Install Driver and wait for it to finish. this is just to make sure you have the latest drivers installed.

    • [Shown on video- time:0:58 ] - Cick on OK

    • [Shown on video- time:1:00 ] - Exit RK Driver Assistant.

    • [Shown on video- time:1:02 ] - Exit CrewRKTablets_RK32_TWRP_CWM_Root_v2.2 , and go back up one level.

    • ** If you want to use TWRP use: TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2 but if you have Legacy Rom you -MUST have LegacyRom ext4 version: More Info Here **

  3. Using Batch Tool, Load CWM Recovery Image : [Shown on video- time: 1:04] : Now we start the batch tool to begin the flashing process.

    • [Shown on video- time:1:04 ] - Go into the folder RKAndroidTool.

    • [Shown on video- time:1:07 ] - Double click AndroidTool.exe.

    • [Shown on video- time:1:16 ] - Select number []12 . Make sure the checkbox is selected. The file is CWM_CrewRKTablets_v1.1.img.

  4. Connect MicroSD to PC : [Shown on video- time: 1:32] : Connect the MicroUSB to pc but leave the other end unconnected.

  5. Put your GPD XD into Flash Mode : [Shown on video- time: 1:41] : You can NOT connect the GPD XD until it is in Flash Mode. While your GPD XD is completely off, press and hold Vol +.

  6. Connect MicroSD to GPD XD : [Shown on video- time: 1:43] : Connect the MicroUSB to GPD XD. You should now see a message on the bottom of the batch tool that says: Found One LOADER Device.

  7. Flash CWM Recover : [Shown on video- time: 2:02] : Click on Run. You should now get a message on the left window of the batch tool that says: Download Image OK.

  8. Enjoy CWM Recovery. Just remember BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP.

 


Pro Tutorial:


  1. Download Custom Recovery Zip. 
  2. Install the Drivers provided inside zip ( Optional - If you already have them installed skip this step )
  3. Start AndroidTool.exe and check CWM Recovery Image - option 12          **  ( see below )
  4. Connect MicroUSB - First to PC - then press and hold Vol + on GPD XD and THEN connect USB to GPD XD.
  5. Click on Run

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** You can install TWRP using this method too ( use: TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2 ) . If you have Legacy Rom make sure it is ext4 version: More Info Here **

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Downloads: 


 

 

** You can install TWRP using this method too ( use: TWRP_800x1280_CrewRKTablets_v2.2 ) . If you have Legacy Rom make sure it is ext4 version: More Info Here **


Notes: 


  • Custom Recovery takes the place or the Android Stock Recovery. It does everything that stock can do and more. You access it the same way. When your device is powered down hold Vol+ and Power.

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