How to Flash a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T)

ClockworkMod Recovery’s available for almost all the variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone and that does include the AT&T variant. A custom recovery like ClockworkMod allows users to flash custom ROMs and Tweaks to maximize the performance of the device while at the same time, get some new features to try-out and reduce your workload. Even if you haven’t installed any custom recovery before, you will find the following procedure to be simple to follow to get the recovery up and running on the device in no time. Let’s see how you can install ClockworkMod Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T) smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must have rooted your device before doing this procedure. You can check out our root guide to root your device.

2. Make sure your device’s charged fully or has at least 60% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. ROM ManagerQR Code (Google Play Link)

III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T):

1. First of all, download and install the ROM Manager app on your device using the link provided above.

2. Once installed, launch it from your App Drawer.

3. In the app, you should see an option saying Flash ClockworkMod Recovery. Just tap it.

4. It’ll then ask you to choose your device from the list, tap on your device name.

5. It should begin downloading and installing recovery on your device.

6. Once it’s done, reboot your device.

7. And you’re all done!

Awesome! The CWM Recovery has been successfully installed on your device and you can reboot into the same by using the ROM Manager app.

IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T) to learn how to do that.

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  • Steve Rand

    Ahh… easy. I put the stock ROM on my Note2 and CWM 5.x, used the phone for a couple of weeks and when I went to boot into CWM recovery mode my screen showed the Galaxy Note logo and then went haywire to a black screen.
    I wasn’t sure how to get CWM back on safely, and many guides talk about using ODIN in USB download mode etc, which i’ve done before but I couldn’t find CWM 6.x to download.
    ROM manager, Install CWM. Done. It really was that easy! I’m now able to do a full backup of my ROM. Next, triangleaway and hopefully my phone will get stock updates from Samsung instead of Vodafail now?