Universal guide to install ClockworkMod Recovery in any Android device

Stock recovery can do limited task such as updating official firmware or wiping data but custom recovery comes with much more system features. One of the most used custom recovery is ClockworkMod Recovery developer by Kaushik Dutta. Using CWM Recovery you can easily install ROMs, MODs, Themes and custom Firmware. The tool can also perform system task such as wiping cache, formatting partition, fixing permission, wiping delvic cache and much more. In this tutorial we will guide you to install CWM Recovery in your Android device.


We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of installing ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery on your device. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.


  1. Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
  2. Make sure that you already own a rooted device. [Guide]

If you have done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to move the next stage of this guide where you will learn how to flash ClockworkMod recovery on your Android device.


File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. ROM Manager [From Google Play Store]

How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on any Android device

  1. Install ROM Manager on your Android device first.
  2. Now launch the app and tap on  Flash ClockworkMod Recovery option.
  3. Now, you have to select your device from device list that come up next.
  4. The ClockworkMod Recovery process should begin now. Be patience!
  5. Once ROM Manager complete the installation process you will see a confirmation massage related to the same.

That’s it! ClockworkMod Recovery now installed in your Android device. You can now easily flash ROMs, MODs, Themes as well as can do various advance system task that stock recovery unable to provide.

If you don’t see your device name in ROM Manager device list then contact us. We will try to find out a CWM Recovery distribution if available for your device.

  • Ed Smith

    Clockwork Mod Recovery does not support Sony Xperia Play R800x!

    • arafat21

      Although not officially but it’s available. The last available version for R800x is ClockWorkMod Recovery

  • Mitesh Merchant

    no support for my galaxy r i9103

  • gianfrancesco

    no support for my sony xperia s lt26i

  • nicklas519

    no support for my Mobistel Cynus T1

    • arafat21

      Its hard to find support for lesser known devices. We just added your device in our work board. If we find any custom ROM we will notify you.

  • John Stamos

    http://mobiwire.com/portfolio/aquila/ this is my device and it is not suported…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jodelapc José Antonio De la Parra

    Is there any way for me to install CWM recovery in a PMID80C? its a polaroid tablet, I’ve been looking everywhere but i haven’t found information about that tablet…it’s suposed to be rooted from fabric…

    • arafat21

      I will suggest you to visit http://freaktab.com/. Folks over there already build ROMs for Polaroid Tablet. They might help you to get a CWM recovery for your model.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jodelapc José Antonio De la Parra

        thanks! :) i’ll check!

  • Chris N

    My Lg Motion 4g is not supported! Can someone please help!

    • arafat21
      • Chris N

        Thank you soo much! It says its for the lg Optimus 4X but it also works for my phone. So when i download the zip file what do i do afterward.?

        • arafat21

          Put it on SD Card, then boot into recovery after that Install Zip from SD Card. That’s the standard procedure.

          • Chris N

            How do i boot into recovery on the lg motion 4g

          • arafat21

            Unable to find a key combination for your device for recovery. You can always boot into recovery by adb command. For this you must have adb driver installed, connect your phone into computer and type adb reboot recovery on command prompt. We are not sure your device support adb or fastboot. But try it. It may help you. You can do another thing, ask about this on said forum. Those people understand more about your device than us. We don’t own the device.

          • Chris N

            I just googled said forum… There is no “said forum”! I honestly need urgent help! Please?

          • arafat21

            This is the forum link that I gave earlier: http://androidforums.com/motion-4g-all-things-root/639133-wip-dev-custom-recovery-bootloader-unlocking-work-in-progress-thread.html register there and ask the question on given page.

          • http://www.facebook.com/emoney025 Eric Horne

            i am also having this same problems with the 4g motion phone can you help

  • http://www.facebook.com/hari721 Hari Mohan

    my zync z999plus tab is not listed. can you help me.

    • arafat21

      It’s really hard to get a developer who build CWM recovery for low activity device. So, right now we can’t help you. Hope, we can help you in future if a developer come forward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hitesh.pande.129 Hitesh Pande

    hi i’m using xperia mini pro Sk17 and when trying to flash, it doesn’t show the device. please help -Hitesh

  • http://www.facebook.com/hitesh.pande.129 Hitesh Pande

    how can we have the option that when rebooting the xperia device, it should provide the option of custom rom and stock rom to boot from (just like dual boot in windows)?

    • arafat21

      It’s possible with a dual-mode supported kernel. Some device do have such kernel but as per our knowledge we yet to see such kernel for any Xperia smartphone.

  • Filippo3d

    Hello, and can create recovery for NGM Polaris?

  • Filippo3d

    Hello arafat21, and can create recovery for NGM Polaris?please

    • arafat21

      There is no development going on for this device. You have to wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arnabbiswasalsoeep Arnab Biswas

    i need one for my karbonn a11

    • arafat21

      Karbonn devices started to receive development, wait a little and a developer may come with it soon.

  • andy

    need on for new terra pad …. pad1001 from Wortmann ….. android 4.0.4

    • arafat21

      It’s always hard to find custom recovery or root file for less known devices. You have to wait for this. If any developer comes forward then we definitely add the process in our website.

  • kim

    i dont see my device(lt28h) on that list , need help with that

    • arafat21

      We will try to write a separate article for your device Sony Xperia ion HSPA.

  • Umair

    I have a HTC Inspire 4G, so do I select Desire HD from the list as my model is not found in the list?

  • Coolio

    Lg Motion

    • arafat21

      We will try to write about it soon.

  • Jesrani

    Any possibility of getting a CWM for Karbonn A111. I was able to successfully root it with SRSRoot tool.

    • arafat21

      We usually don’t give too much attention on regional devices but we will check it out.

      • Jesrani

        Thanks. Would be great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/swapnil.akubattin.9 Swapnil Akubattin

    need CWM for karbonn A111 plz mek it available asap…

  • Divya Pahwa

    i have sony xperia j having 4.0.4 android version .how can i root my phone.

  • SidEShoW

    I have a ZTE Avid. We need cwm. Please help

    • arafat21

      Will try to find out if there is any.

  • SidEShoW


    • arafat21

      We are trying to find something. Until a developer build it, we can’t help you here.

  • brandy

    Lg Motion

  • Guest

    dam LG motions have a locked bootloader

  • arafat21

    Karbonn A11 yet to receive CWM recovery. We do see some rooting instruction out there, so we hope some developer soon come forward and port CWM recovery to Karbonn A11.

  • jen irinco

    myphone ts1 duo

    • arafat21

      We can only help you with known brand. Regional brand often not attract developer much, hence no development.

  • jcp512644


  • arafat21

    Sorry but not all devices are supported. A developer should come forward for your device, only then we can help you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/santanu.sadhu.31 Santanu Sadhu

    My device (Samsung Galaxy S Plus I9001) is not listed in the ROMManager supported devices. Can you help me to install CWM recovery into my device?

    • arafat21

      We will write an article soon and let you know.

      • http://www.dubstealth.com/ [DUB]stealth.

        Grrr, need it now for my SGS3 T999!

  • Peter Black

    Cud u leave a link to a zip file for cwm for gem10312bk and please not using mediafire cuz is seriouslynot allowing downloads

    • arafat21

      Unable to find a custom recovery for your device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cristiancodrin Cristian Codrin


    • arafat21

      We will try to write on it soon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cristiancodrin Cristian Codrin

        thx in advance. i’ve been trying for a while now to flash the modem software but the only way is through cwm(that i know of….)

  • Dylan Price

    Lg genesis

  • http://www.facebook.com/avilevi59 Avi Levi

    Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570