How to restore Samsung Galaxy S3 with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM)? (Video)

Samsung Galaxy S III is not stable? Face issues like applications always force close or data loss? It’s time to restore Samsung Galaxy S3 with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) backup then. Of course, you need to have a backup Samsung Galaxy S3 with ClockworkMod Recovery first in order to do a restore. You can make several backups from time to time. And restore the one that you require when needed. Follow this step by step guide to restore Samsung Galaxy S3 with ClockworkMod Recovery.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Turn off Samsung Galaxy S3.
  2. Press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when you see SGS3 Logo.
  4. ClockworkMod Recovery will be loaded then.
  5. Go to backup and restore with Volume Up / Down buttons.
  6. Select Restore with Power button.
  7. Choose the backup image that you want to restore.
  8. Then select Yes – Restore.
  9. After restore finished, select reboot system now.
  10. That’s all.

Enjoy your fully functional Samsung Galaxy S3 again…


  1. Hi Jayce,

    Recently a close friend of mine keep all her late mother’s photo in her S3 but the phone hang at boot, and now is not able to turn on. Do you have any experience about recovering the photos and video stored within the phone’s memory? Appreciate your reply in advance, thank u! Winnie

  2. i have updated galaxy s3 to a custom rom and now i want to restore and when i try to restore it says md5 mismatch help plz..

  3. Hi Jayce, I Backed Up my S 3 Using Samsung Kies .I’m Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Now . I Cant Restore Using Kies Now, Can this Help Me ? Please reply…

  4. Hi Jayce,
    I tried to restore my GS3 after a failed attempt to flash a custom rom. I did the backup using cwm beforehand. After using the restore function, the phone starts up but error windows letting me know that all of my apps won’t start keep popping up. The phone is now useless. Have you seen this before and do you know how to fix it?


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