How To: Load a Custom ROM on the Motorola CLIQ

I. Before You Begin

1. You MUST have done the rooting procedure successfully. Visit our How To Root the Motorola CLIQ Procedure and follow it entirely, then come back to this procedure.

II. Flash a Custom Recovery Image

1. Download the CLIQ custom recovery image and then save it to the SD card of your CLIQ (NOT in any folders just on the card).

Motorola CLIQ Recovery

2. Plug in your phone via USB and make sure USB Debugging is checked on (Settings>Applications>Development>)

3. Open your command prompt on your computer and type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line:

cd c:\AndroidSDK\tools\
adb shell flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA-cliq-v1.5.2.img

4. Once it finishes, close the command prompt.

III. Flashing the Custom ROM

1. Download the ROM you want from our ROMs Section, and save it to the SD card in the CLIQ (NOT in any folders, just on the card itself) just as it is downloaded, do NOT extract it, leave it as a .zip file.

2. Boot into recovery mode by holding down Power and the Camera button until the phone tells you to let go. Then push Volume Down to get to recovery.

3. In recovery mode you should see a list of options. Select Wipe Data, then select Apply and choose the ROM file you just placed on the SD card.

4. The phone should flash the ROM and then you can select Reboot and you are all set!

  • Valentina Diaz

    hello there
    great post! very user friendly…
    i have trouble when i do the backup it stays in sort of loop and it never finishes. i had to teke the battery off to get out of recovery mode, and star again.
    i downloaded an other revovery (j_rood’s v2.0) and the same thing happened..

  • Welcomechsm

    thankyou  for the great guide 

  • dolen

    i’ve made it this far, lol. as i go into my comand prompt i get as far as putting image recovery coammad, but it says no such file or directory. i’m sure i’m probably entering the path wrong. a little help would be appreciated

  • Suggested instruction update to flashing custom ROM:

    Step 3. Choose Wipe.

    Step 4. In this submenu, choose Wipe data/factory reset. [Optional, In same submenu, choose “Wipe Dalvik-cache”.]

    Step 5. Go back and choose “Flash zip from sdcard”, which will let you choose the ROM zip file you placed on your SD card earlier. This will take a while, so wait patiently.

    Step 6. When this is done, Go back and Choose “Reboot system now”. This will also take several minutes, so wait patiently.

  • guest

    i get permission denied after i type in “su” when i got the “$”

  • Helper

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  • Domino

    when i try  to do the recovery image it says no such file or directory what should i do

  • Alise9086

    how do i get an operating system for my phone? i did the super wipe and now i need an operating system to flash onto my phone but i have no idea how to get 1

  • Anthony

    i cant download the recovery file -___- megaupload is down forever