How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Mini

After rooting your Samsung Galaxy Mini smartphone, you should consider installing a custom recovery to enable custom ROMs on your phone. Here’s a simple guide explaining how you can install the widely popular ClockworkMod Recovery on your Galaxy Mini smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must have rooted your Galaxy Mini smartphone before doing this procedure. Please head to our how to root Galaxy Mini procedure first, finish it, then return to this procedure and continue.

2. Your phone should have enough battery life left so it can last through the whole process.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the ClockworkMod Recovery Image from here.

III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Mini:

1. Download the Recovery Image using the link given above and place it on your Desktop.

2. Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable.

3. Copy the Recovery Image ZIP file to your phone’s SD card storage root folder.

4. After the file has successfully been copied to your phone, disconnect it from the PC.

5. Using the Power button, turn OFF your smartphone.

6. Reboot your phone into the stock recovery by pressing and holding Home+Volume UP+Power buttons together.

7. From there, choose update from sdcard option and select the recovery image for flashing.

8. When it has done flashing the custom recovery, just reboot your phone.

Congrats ! The ClockworkMod Recovery has now successfully been installed on your Galaxy Mini smartphone. You can now head to our Samsung Galaxy Mini custom ROMs section to find the best custom ROM for your phone.

If this procedure helped you, then please head over to the ClockworkMod website to thank/donate to the original developer of this recovery image !

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  • dan

    it doesnt work with my mini..while on the installation progress the screen got messy.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      We’ve done the procedure on our smartphone and it went fine. Please follow each step carefully and I am sure that you will succeed in installing the recovery.

    • Jackie

      I also confirm that using the image zip file to flash from SD card caused messy screen. But lucky enough, it did not cause any brick.

  • anup

    i tried installing but the screen got messy.. and for my phone i use home
    +power to go into recovery

  • Miki

    When I reboot in recovery mode (home+power), after picking “Update from sd card”, I receive error “can’t locate

    I put downloaded file in the root of sdcard (empty sd card). What went wrong?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      You don’t have to select file for flashing, select the Recovery file to be flashed on your device.

      • Jane

        how to select the recovery image for flashing? the only thing appear for me is “apply sd card:”. But I deleted already

        • Me

          i got the same problem, im looking for long time how to fix that cr*p

          • manish

            Me too did you solved that? If yes then help me too please…

  • Bloodlife

    After i select the zip file from root of sdcard the screen freezes..nothing seems to be working, when pressed the power button..the phone then normally boots to 2.3.6, what might be the problem..?

  • ari

    not working, after i rebooted it’s still android system recovery

    • mido

      u have to flash it every time u boot

  • kurt

    When I reboot in recovery mode the only thing will appear is RAMDUMP Mode (ARM9 mode) and then SAMSUNG. nothing else just like that. help please

    • Mahesh Makvana

      That’s not the normal behavior of CWM Recovery. Did you install the recovery successfully?

  • GalaxyMini

    for galaxy mini it’s POWER BUTTON+HOME

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  • hamzah

    is this work with froyo?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Yes, this should work with Froyo as well.

  • awesomekid

    does this work for mini2

  • Salman Shaikh

    its showing me ramdump wht to do

    • Egoist

      In galaxy mini just press home and power button to get to recovery mode

  • Zepani

    OMFG my Galaxy Mini crashes. Ow SHIT!!!!!

  • MrCalakovic

    thanks man