Install ClockworkMod Recovery

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You now need to install ClockworkMod Recovery. ClockworkMod Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs from your phone.

Click for Windows Instructions


  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Developer options and make sure USB debugging is ticked. If you get a warning, tap OK.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer.
  3. Download ClockworkBlade3.exe and save it to your computer.
  4. Once the download has completed, open ClockworkBlade3.exe.
  5. A black window will pop up.
  6. Do NOT touch your phone during this process. It will take approximately 3 - 5 minutes to complete. Your phone will reboot several times.
  7. Wait until you see the message "Done!"
    ClockworkBlade3.exe

    Troubleshooting

    I'm stuck on "Searching for device. Please wait..." or "<waiting for device>" for longer than 3 minutes.

    If you're stuck on "Searching for device. Please wait..." or "<waiting for device>" for longer than 3 minutes, keep the program open whilst it is still stuck. Disconnect your phone and reconnect it to a different USB port, then wait another 3 minutes.

    If you're still stuck after another 3 minutes, make sure you have correctly installed the USB drivers and setup your computer as detailed on the previous page. If you have correctly installed the drivers, close the program on your computer, disconnect your phone and then turn it off and on again (you may need to remove the battery to turn it off). Then, reboot your computer, reconnect your phone to a different USB port and try again from step 1 on this page.

  8. You should see ClockworkMod Recovery on your phone, as shown below.
    ClockworkMod Recovery

    Troubleshooting

    I do not see ClockworkMod Recovery.

    Turn off your phone (remove the battery if necessary) and turn it on again by holding the Power on and Volume down button together for 20 seconds, until you see ClockworkMod Recovery.

  9. Make sure "reboot system now" is highlighted and press the Power button on the top of your phone. Your phone should now reboot as normal. (If "reboot system now" is not highlighted, use the side volume buttons to navigate and select it.)
  10. Continue to the next page.
     

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  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Developer options and make sure USB debugging is ticked. If you get a warning, tap OK.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer.
  3. Download ClockworkBlade3-Mac.zip and save it to your computer.
  4. Once the download has completed, extract ClockworkBlade3-Mac.zip.
  5. Open Terminal from your Mac (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)
  6. From the Terminal, navigate to the folder where you extracted ClockworkBlade3-Mac.zip
  7. Once completed, enter the following commands:

    chmod +x clockwork-blade3.sh
    ./clockwork-blade3.sh

  8. Wait 3 - 5 minutes, until you see ClockworkMod Recovery on your phone as, shown below.
    ClockworkMod Recovery

    Troubleshooting

    I'm stuck on "Searching for device. Please wait..." or "<waiting for device>" for longer than 3 minutes.

    If you're stuck on "Searching for device. Please wait..." or "<waiting for device>" for longer than 3 minutes, keep the Terminal open whilst it is still stuck. Disconnect your phone and reconnect it to a different USB port, then wait another 3 minutes.

    If you're still stuck after another 3 minutes, close the Terminal on your computer, disconnect your phone and then turn it off and on again (you may need to remove the battery to turn it off). Then, reboot your computer, reconnect your phone to a different USB port and try again from step 1 on this page.

    I do not see ClockworkMod Recovery.

    Turn off your phone (remove the battery if necessary) and turn it on again by holding the Power on and Volume down button together for 20 seconds, until you see ClockworkMod Recovery.

  9. Make sure "reboot system now" is highlighted and press the Power button on the top of your phone. Your phone should now reboot as normal. (If "reboot system now" is not highlighted, use the side volume buttons to navigate and select it.)
  10. Continue to the next page.
     

Click for Linux Instructions


  1. From your phone, go to Settings -> Developer options and make sure USB debugging is ticked. If you get a warning, tap OK.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer.
  3. Download ClockworkBlade3-Linux.zip and save it to your computer.
  4. Once the download has completed, extract ClockworkBlade3-Mac.zip.
  5. Open Terminal from your computer.
  6. From the Terminal, navigate to the folder where you extracted ClockworkBlade3-Linux.zip
  7. Once completed, enter the following commands:

    chmod +x clockwork-blade3.sh
    sudo ./clockwork-blade3.sh

  8. Wait 3 - 5 minutes, until you see ClockworkMod Recovery on your phone as, shown below.
    ClockworkMod Recovery

    Troubleshooting

    I'm stuck on "Searching for device. Please wait..." or "<waiting for device>" for longer than 3 minutes.

    If you're stuck on "Searching for device. Please wait..." or "<waiting for device>" for longer than 3 minutes, keep the Terminal open whilst it is still stuck. Disconnect your phone and reconnect it to a different USB port, then wait another 3 minutes.

    If you're still stuck after another 3 minutes, close the Terminal on your computer, disconnect your phone and then turn it off and on again (you may need to remove the battery to turn it off). Then, reboot your computer, reconnect your phone to a different USB port and try again from step 1 on this page.

    I do not see ClockworkMod Recovery.

    Turn off your phone (remove the battery if necessary) and turn it on again by holding the Power on and Volume down button together for 20 seconds, until you see ClockworkMod Recovery.

  9. Make sure "reboot system now" is highlighted and press the Power button on the top of your phone. Your phone should now reboot as normal. (If "reboot system now" is not highlighted, use the side volume buttons to navigate and select it.)
  10. Continue to the next page.