Samsung Galaxy S2 ClockworkMod Recovery Mode

Samsung Galaxy S2 ClockworkMod Recovery Mode is the advanced version of the Samsung Galaxy S II Recovery Mode that comes along in stock firmware. Besides features like apply update from SD card, wipe data / factory reset and wipe cache partition, ClockworkMod Recovery Mode has addition features like install zip from sdcard, backup and restore, mounts and storage, advanced and power off.

Samsung Galaxy S2 ClockworkMod Recovery Mode

How to load into Samsung Galaxy S2 ClockworkMod Recovery Mode?

  1. Turn off Samsung Galaxy S 2.
  2. Press and hold down Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when you see SGS2 Logo.
  4. ClockworkMod Recovery will be loaded then.

Most of Samsung Galaxy S2 custom firmware are installed through ClockworkMod Recovery Mode. Therefore, it is a must install mod for those love to try out custom firmware. Besides, CWM also provides Nandroid full system backup and restore feature which is very useful. My only wish ~ my Samsung Galaxy S2 is 32GB version. 11.5GB sdcard internal storage is not enough for me…


  1. Hi, Jayce

    Good day, but not for me.

    Need ur helping hand if you would, I successfully loaded my Samsung GS2, however, when I try to MO my phone battery, it fail and restart. Once it restart it keep repeating the Samsung splash screen and never load into home.

    I try to do hard reset as forum below, but I never get to the screen menu for option as below

    IF the phone is hang up or frozen, Try to turn it off first and do a hard reset through key combinations.

    1. If your Samsung Galaxy S II is frozen, Shut the POWER OFF, take the battery out and put it back again.
    2. Hold the Volume Down button
    3. Briefly Press and release the Power button
    4. A menu will then appears that let you allows for Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
    5. Select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
    6. Quickly Press and release the Power button
    7. Select Volume Up for YES and Volume Down for NO”

    Thanks, appreciate ur help truly.


  2. It’s all right man. I guess Samsung Service guy doing the same, put into download mode and insall new firmware.

    Btw, I screen capture baseband version is DXKF1, Build number is Gingerbread.DXKF4

    Anyway, thanks alot man. Last, any alternative solution or suggestion? send back to where I bought – Bangkok?

    • Can you still load your SGS2 into Odin download mode? If cannot, there is nothing you can do now. Try to contact Samsung support at Thailand if Malaysia support can’t help much.

  3. hi jayce
    what should i do if
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification fail
    in clockwork mod recovery? πŸ™

    • Good. Then you can use everything that I showed in my blog. πŸ™‚

      Your recovery issue should be solved after you restore back to stock firmware. And don’t use ROM Manager if you installed CF-Root Kernel. It is not compatible.

      • hello jayce after some problems with ics i tried to install the cm7 rc3(release candidate3) and after installing i also installed gapps (right away) ant then rebooted the phone(also wiped cashe+dalvik+wipe data/factory reset) and after that my phone stuck on sgs2 logo and just restarts every 3 or 4 seconds i can get into download mod but even before that when i connected the usb my phone would just charge did not mount (thats why im downgrading) and still in downlaod mode it dosnt show anything on odin and i cant get into cwm ( can yo say againg which buttons?) thank you in advance i’ll check here tomorrow(cause i shoud go to bed :d)

    • hi joseph,
      i am facing the exact problem like u had,
      can u please teach me how to solve them?
      would really appreciate you..thank you very much… πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Jayce, I’ve big problem with my samsung,it restarted, and keep restarting at Samsung start-up flash screen repeatly not even load home screen..i try to restore from back up that i made from CWM..but it still keep on me..for your information my samsung already rooted..
    thanks if u can help..

  5. Hi jayce,

    I have been using litening rom 6.1 (KH3 base) for months and a found out the cwm installed is V4.0.0.2 (same as your picture) and i tried to update to v4.0.1.5 thru CWM ROM Manager application in market. Even tho it show in the ROM Manager as it the latest but when i got to recovery mode its still

    also tried to flash to KH3 Chain Fire kernel, but still is the v4.0.0.2
    Please advise on how to update the Clockworkmod recovery.

    thank you.

      • hi jayce,

        thx for the prompt response, well new version sure have better stuff πŸ˜€ just kidding,
        just afraid coz the version is old might have problem flashing or restoring back up.


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