GearLock - Custom Recovery Replacement for Android-x86

Software GearLock - Custom Recovery Replacement for Android-x86 7.3.15

Compatible With
Any Android-x86
GearLock is a command line program to help you customize & install custom software in your android-x86 OS. It has the capability of running in both GUI and TERMINAL with a early-recovery mode. GearLock has been a part of DarkMatter project until now, but I decided to make it universal for any android-x86 OS :)

Feature List
  • Install any custom kernel / mesa or pretty much anything. There are also tons of other extension & packages available in our RESOURCES section for you to install with a powerful package-manager.

  • Install flashable zip files. (BETA)

  • Use RECOVERY-MODE even before your android starts.
    • MidNight Commander FileManager integration in recovery mode.
    • Repair corrupted EXT partitions before booting up the OS.

  • Decompress / extend the size of your system image

  • Backup & restore your whole data

  • Mesa Version faker

  • Change CPU governor & frequency

  • Change MAC Address

  • Update google apps directly from a opengapps package

  • Install latest/custom magisk version directly from github source by patching the ramdisk. (on-device)

  • GoogleLess Mode feature

  • Unity Game Engine Crash Fix

  • Resolve the issue for magisk installation, in which magisk makes the tty unusable

  • SU-Handler for switching between SuperSU & MagiskSU

  • Introducing GearProp, which can force overwrite any system property.

  • Purge / remove extra kernel modules from your system

  • MultiLang support with UTF8. (EN, VN, CN, ES)

  • Record screen with audio without any app. (Directly from gearlock with internal audio support)

  • Very developer friendly with tons of easy to use tools

  • Disable / Enable Laptop touchpad or keyboard

  • Extensible by installing custom extensions

  • And many more! This list is probably outdated, lol.

Supported android-x86 OS List
  1. Official Android-x86
  2. Official PhoenixOS & DarkMatter
  3. Official PrimeOS
  4. Official BlissOS
  5. Official RemixOS
  6. LineageOS x86


You can control the behavior of GearLock early recovery screen with boot-flags.
There are three kinds of flags you can use
This helps you bypass the recovery countdown screen. You can either put NORECOVERY=0 in your grub-config or make a file named norecovery in your android-x86 partition​
Grub config example:​
linux /kernel quiet NORECOVERY=0
This lets you to auto-enter recovery mode always* without having to press ESC.​
Just like NORECOVERY, you can active this by grub (ALWAYSRECOVERY=0) or by making a file named alwaysrecovery in android-x86 partition​
This will auto-fix extFS on each boot from the option which you find in recovery mode.​
Grub> FIXFS=0​
File-Flag> fixfs
When this flag is found, GearLock does not attempt to get the best possible visuals during RECOVERY-MODE. There are some really rare cases among some users in which when GearLock tries to ensure better visuals, kernel panic happens during boot.​
Grub> NOGFX=0​
File-Flag> nogfx​

Developer Documentation

In simple words, GearLock brings a whole range of pure linux utilities. Which includes bash, python, coreutils, nano and more ! (Runs system independently, meaning even if you delete the whole system these are still executable)

Not only that, let me introduce you to GearLock-Dev-Kit. GDK is the thing which you can use for building such package/extension. There is also a ready-to-use kernel package-template alongside custom-core package for making extensions and so on.

For full insights check the developer documentation

If you want to build GearLock with android-x86 then refer to the link below(Source Code)

How to install

Simply follow everything said at the link below:

How it looks and works like

These previews can be really old from what it's like in the latest version

In early boot (Recovery Mode)

Metro Interface (Live system GUI)

Metro Package Manager

Classic interface

Status page

Flashable ZIP Compatibility

If you want my honest word then you should know that about 99% of the available flashable zips out there will likely fail since they were never made for android-x86 and GearLock has nothing to do about that. In which most of them are flashable-roms which you obviously won't be installing on android-x86. Currently I've had success with OpenGapps and a few other zips. Other than that will surely fail unless the developer itself implements android-x86 support.

Thanks to

First of all I'd like to thank everyone in our community because without you guys I wouldn't be able to do such stuffs. It's been a pleasure to be a part of this community. Thank you.

Special thanks to @HMTheBoy154 & @Night & @mido.fayad for bringing some awesome GearLock package & extensions alongside helping the community in various issues in their free time. They played a big role in this community :) They've been always there in the time of need.

Thanks to the beta testers : @AngusX , @dabombUSA , @Fazeel.abbas2 , @P.B | D.B , @Kenny
Thanks to everyone involved into the Android-x86 Project, because without it GearLock wouldn't exist...

Some last words from me

I never thought I'd be able to do such stuffs before, it's been an honor. More importantly, I really wanna thank android-x86. Because of it I could also learn a lot, yes and that includes some funny people also :ROFLMAO:
It hasn't been easy to keep up till here. Required a lot of patience and hard work to make it here.

Don't forget to submit your review if you can :)
First release
Last update
4.48 star(s) 60 ratings

More resources from AXON

Latest updates

  1. Moved the installer binary from private GitLab server to GitHub releases

    Enjoy. The download link should work again now.
  2. GearLock 7.3.3 released

    New Features Added offline method in core/updater [Narendra] Bug Fixes build-system: AOSP...
  3. GearLock 7.2.36 released

    New Features Put total lines of code in [AXON] Bug Fixes app: Discord invite link...

Latest reviews

excellent aplication
hi, team gearlock,
after installing GEARLOCK .i got error message "strderr" /gearlock/bin/bash

OS: Androidx86 4.4 (kitkat)
please help...
Very cool
all links give me error download plz update links
It does not work in legacy mode bios only UEFI mode sends me an error when booting Android x86 + gearlock sdk error can be fixed for legacy BIOS mode this error
IDK why spigotmc,polymart etc have the same template as this website or viceversa
so far so good. this is weird for now, darkmatter 4.7 beta. i can't see/do gearlock options after launching the console app (Just blank window/not showing gearlock menu). but i could to use it from gearlock recovery mode. however, i can't do install/update gearlock version, because i'm gonna using panda keymapper. when installing panda keymapper extension, the console just tell me to update your newer gearlock version first to install this extension. the facts, i can't install newer version of gearlock
wait why gearlock app missing after update 7.3.3 and i cant alt-f8