Samsung Galaxy S4 stock recovery provides limited functions when compare to custom recovery like ClockworkMod Recovery – CWM or Team Win Recovery Project – TWRP. It is better than nothing. As for advanced users, you will need to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S4 to get more juice out of it. CWM and TWRP give you the ability to backup & restore with Nandroid, install custom ROM, kernel, modification and other more… It is a must installed tool for Galaxy S4 if you like to try out custom ROM.
Galaxy S4 CWM Recovery
How to install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500? Someone asked me just now. Well, current rooting methods for Galaxy S4 do not include CWM installation. Therefore, you need to install it manually. No worry, the CWM installation is like rooting Galaxy S4. In short, just use Odin software to install it. Not sure how to do so? Just read below steps by steps video guide to find out.
Don’t like stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note II? Try out latest and greatest custom ROM out there. Most of custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 2 are loaded with latest Android version like Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. And with tweaks, modifications and optimizations. Of course, it is pre-rooted as well too. But before to try out these goodies, make sure that you have make a full system backup with CWM first because custom ROM will replace your existing firmware. So back to the question ~ How to install custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM)?
Please refer to this guide – How to install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on Samsung Galaxy Note 2? (Video) to get CWM installed. Custom ROM in CWM zip format needs ClockworkMod Recovery to install.
Come on, let’s install custom kernel on Samsung Galaxy Note II. Why? Good custom kernel usually has better performance and enables more features on your Android smartphone like Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Example, benefits to battery life, screen improvement, fluidity and sound enhancements are some of the added features. For advanced users, you can play around with overclocking, undervolting voltage control, multiple tweaked CPU governors and GPU overclocking to further improve performance and battery life. Some custom kernels also provide root access, insecure adb, custom boot animation support, I/O tweaks, automatic backup of EFS partition, NTFS USB driver support… Just try out several custom kernels for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and keep the one that you prefer.
Perseus Kernel for Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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How to install update zip with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on Samsung Galaxy Note II? Yes, most of the custom modifications like theme, boot animation, application, modem, kernel and ROM are in CWM zip format. Therefore, you need to use CWM to install them on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2. By the way, always make a full system backup with Samsung Galaxy Note 2 CWM before apply any update zip. Why? Not every custom build zip is friendly to Samsung Galaxy Note 2. You might face bootloop issue (can’t enter Android OS at all). And restore to previous backup image is the best way to recover.