While most devices usually need to be rooted before they can have custom recovery, some Samsung devices require you to have a custom recovery before you can actually root it. In these cases, installing a custom recovery will not only enable you to root it but also take backups, wipe data and install custom ROMs. The guide below will help you install ClockworkMod Recovery (a very popular custom recovery) on the Samsung Exhibit II 4G (SGH-T679).
1. Back up all data you feel is important before you start with this guide.
2. Make sure that your device is charged to 75% or more before you begin.
cwm.6012.t679.zip [Download link available in this post]
1. Connect your device to your PC and copy cwm.6012.t679.zip to your internal SD.
2. Boot into recovery. To do this,i. Power down your device. ii. Press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons until you see the Samsung logo appear. iii. Release both buttons. iv. Press the left bottom Menu capacitive button when you see the Recovery logo (white box with the android icon).
4. On the next screen, select apply update from sdcard using the Volume Up and Down buttons to navigate and the Home button to select.
5. Highlight cwm.6012.t679.zip on the next screen and press the Home button to select it.
Once the zip file is flashed, you should have ClockworkMod Recovery installed and running the next time you access recovery.
Use our next procedure to root your Exhibit II 4G.
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