Thanks to XDA Developer, Chainfire (Donate him) for his CF-Root for Samsung Galaxy S II. Basically, CF-Root is a modified kernel based original firmware kernel by adding root to it. Besides, it also adds BusyBox, Superuser, ClockworkMod recovery and CWM Manager. It is one of the ways to root Samsung Galaxy S2.
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 S II Recovery Mode
I have been using Android HTC HD2 for quite some time. However, native Android phone like Samsung Galaxy S II does not have ClockworkMod Recovery Mode like Android HTC HD2. Samsung Galaxy S2 does have recovery mode but with less features compare to ClockworkMod Recovery Mode. Samsung Galaxy S2 has Android system recovery <3e> which can apply update from SD card, wipe data / factory reset and wipe cache partition only.
How to Install CWM NAND Android on HTC HD2? (Video)
How to Install Android on HTC HD2? There are several type of Android for HTC HD2 like SD card Android, NAND Android in MAGLDR format, CWM format and cLK format. CWM NAND Android ROM is the most common ROM for HTC HD2. And I prefer it because I can use Nandroid to make backup and restore. There are several components needed to be installed before you can use NAND Android. But it is not hard to install them when you can follow my step by step video guides.
- Radio that support 576 MB RAM
- DFT MAGLDR Bootloader v1.13
- ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3
- EXT3 partition on SD card
Do take your time to study these guides. Then install them one by one. You need all these components in order to use CWM NAND Android with A2SD+ support.
- How to Install HSPL4 on HTC HD2? (Video)
- How to Install Custom Radio v2.15 ROM on HTC HD2? (Video)
- How to Install MAGLDR v1.13 on HTC HD2? (Video)
- How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery v1.3 on HTC HD2? (Video)
- How to create EXT3 partition on SD card with ClockworkMod Recovery? (Video)
How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on HTC HD2? (Video)
HTC HD2 is getting more like a native Android phone each day. We are able to flash NAND Android through PC. And with ClockworkMod Recovery, we can flash NAND Android on HTC HD2 through SD card without PC. Further more, we can flash ROM in update.zip format, backup and restore ROM using Nandroid. Do read this post for its usage and more information about ClockworkMod Recovery.
Note – by installing ClockworkMod Recovery, your existing NAND Android ROM will be deleted. So everything on your phone is gone…
- HSPL3 ~ SPL-2.08.HSPL
- Radio that support 576 RAM
- DFT MAGLDR Bootloader