Tutorial to Install or Flash ClockworkMod Recovery on Android Smartphone

Sanjana November 23, 2011 1

Android is a lot more fun to play with because of its user-friendly interface and its open nature eradicates all the complexity making it all the more adorable. The ClockworkMod Recovery which is so much in vogue nowadays is an important tool in itself. Lets take a look at some of its useful features to know more about it.

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ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) is a custom recovery for Android devices. It replaces stock recovery and allows users to perform some powerful actions. Its main functionalities include:

  • Allow users to make comprehensive backups
  • Restore those comprehensive backups in case of any technical disaster or system malfunctions.
  • Flash custom ROMS, Themes, Hacked apps.
  • Install updates on Android OS manually and many more.
  • Before installing the ClockworkMod Recovery on your Android device, you need to root it first. After your device is rooted you can go through these steps below to install the ClockworkMod Recovery.


Backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Steps to Flash Clockwork Recovery:

Step-1: Download ROM Manager and the Premium Version, if you want to have access to more ROMS and remove ads. Install them on your Android Device.

Step-2: Open ROM Manager and from the main menu tap on Flash ClockworkMod Recovery.

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Step-3: You need to confirm your phone’s model. You can Google to find out which model you posses since different models require different version of CWM.

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Step-4: Your phone will download and flash CWM then reboot.

If you want to boot into CWM there are two options:

First one is launch ROM Manager then tap on Reboot into Recovery. However this method doesn’t work for Galaxy S II users so you need to opt for the second option that is reboot into CWM manually.

To reboot CWM manually, shut your phone off by holding the Power button. Now you have to press an exact button combination on your phone while it is booting up. For most phones it is Volume Down + Power Key. Galaxy S II requires Volume Up + Home + Power buttons to be pressed while booting up. You can look up in Google “how to boot into clockworkmod recovery” in order to get the right button combination.

So follow these above simple steps carefully and have fun flashing :-)

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