Install ClockworkMod Recovery without ROM Manager

We all know that cwm is one of the best recoveries. I recently posted how you can install it through rom manager here. But if you don’t have internet access on your phone then rom manager cannot be used to flash recovery. But don’t worry! There is still a way.

Note:Your device must be rooted. This method is for advanced users and installing through rom manager is always recommended.

  1. Install terminal emulator from here.
  2. Go here and download recovery for your device.(If your device is not listed, you can google for the recovery or find it on xda. If you can still not find it, mention it in the comment and I will try to find it.)
  3. Rename it to recovery.img.
  4. Copy the file to the root of your sd card.
  5. Open terminal emulator and type ‘su’.
  6. Superuser will ask if you want to give root access. Select allow/grant.
  7. Now type ‘dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p32’.
  8. Your recovery is flashed.

UPDATE: This blog has been discontinued. For any help, please comment here.


120 thoughts on “Install ClockworkMod Recovery without ROM Manager

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  2. Hi,I finally got to root my alcatel ot 985n & its pretty awesome.Now I tried flashing cwm using rom manager but my device is not supported.Can anyone point me to a stable custom rom and how to flash recovery without rom manager

  3. hi.. please help me install clockwork mod recovery on my rooted device, because rom manager does not recognize my device: Lenovo S720.. thanks in advance..

  4. sir ,
    i m not able to find recovery image for my samsung galaxy y plus gt-s5303.Please help in providing the image file.
    thnku sir.

  5. please provide the celkon A88 cwm recovery image. Thanks in advance. I searched all over but not found. Plz help me.

  6. k thnx but when I put this command lyk dis..:-
    flash_image recovery /sdcard /recovery.img
    its give error like flash_image not found cn u briefly explain m dis plz bro

  7. I wnt full brief iam sorry iam disturbing u but I need help becoz I dnt hve pc so tell me how to flash cwm with terminal emulation bt it always give different errors lyk:-operand,error scanning partitions plz tell m wat I do nw n where I put recovery.img and flash_image…n thnx in advance

  8. I want tutorial of installing clockworkmod recovery in xperia c and link for downloading clockworkmod recovery for xperia c please its urgent…

  9. respected sir please search for “”fly f53s”” i dont know what i did but when i start my phone holding power and volume up recovery comes but when i go in recovery dead android logo comes in red . please help

  10. Hello,

    I cant find the cwm for Xperia P. I googled it 100 times but nothing.. via Rom manager I get the message that my device is nog supporteed/not listed above. Can you help me?

  11. Hey, i have the zte avid 4g, but i can’t find my cwm recovery for it anywhere. I’ve searched for days, so if you could find it, it would be greatly appreciated.

  12. I have swipe MTV volt android 4.1 phablet. I rooted my phone but could not installed cwm recovery my device name is not listed above please help.

  13. i have alcatel one touch pop c3. i rooted this device but rom manager does not recognize my device pls help

  14. I have inadvertently installed a rom for the wrong sub-model of my phone and now I don’t get wifi and it doesn’t see the SIM. I therefore can’t run ROM manager (installed from the apk). You start by saying installe the terminal emulator – please can you explain how to do that without internet access.

  15. i have, karbonn a4+
    i try rom manager.. but “device not listed” message popup…
    plzzz.. .. show me right verion for my phone…. and intallation method…


  16. Sir ,I’m using Bsnl penta ws702c tablet .I successfully rooted my device. I want to hard format my device using recovery mode but when I press the (volume up power button ) it comes only chinese letters which was only for device general settings changement.So I tried google as possible but failed to find cwm for my device.Kindly help me 😦

  17. Sir,
    I want CWM recovery for,
    Device Name- Micromax A51
    Android Version- 2.3.7
    Baseband Version- BCM2155x_CustomeRel_2_3_12_DS_P7
    Kernel Version-
    Build Number- R10
    Screen- MDPI ( 320 x 480 )

  18. can u tell me how can i root my sony experia tipo ..and also tell me how to use terminal emulater for rooting my xperia tipo in to the phone

  19. I gave a pop c3 and reset the phone and now only 5% battery lights and logo appears Alcatel OneTouch pop c3 and so …… they can do something?

  20. My phone is karbon a3+ that is rooted.i am one of the most popular hacker and root large number of device. I have a karbon a3+ phone but unable to find cwm recovery.i tried several method but fail it .please help me

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