CWM/TWRP Recovery

Warning: For GT-i9100 and SGH-i777, installing CWM or TWRP recovery also installs kernel.  This is only recommended to install when installing a new custom ROM.  Installing CWM/TWRP recovery will most likely break the ROM you are running currently as it overwrites the ROM’s kernel.

To use, install CWM or TWRP recovery, then reboot into recovery, and install the ROM as usual.  See How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on Galaxy S2!

CWM Recovery for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100


CWM Recovery for AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777


For T-Mobile S2 SGH-T989 CWM, please see here.

  • alan peschel

    I went and downloaded the I wanted to download the .zip version, but I notice that both links download the .tar version. Is this correct?

    • Jeff

      The links are the same for some reason, but they shouldn’t be. One should be a .zip file and the other a .tar file. I need the .zip file myself as I don’t like flashing in ODIN unless I have to. Zedomax may or may not be aware of this.

  • Amby

    Max and everyone. i have this heated argument with a friend who thinks he knows everything about kernels and recoveries. I’ve heard max mentioned that the recovery is part of the kernel in GT-I9100, i’ve searched the web thoroughly but can’t find any article to support that. My friend claims no recovery is part of any kernel, that they are completely separate entities. Pls fellow GT-i9100 users, i need more facts…..

    • Amby

      MAX plssss reply this will ya?

    • not important

      There are kernels that include recovery. These files are actually kernels that include recovery.

  • Raja

    Just rename the end of link from .tar to .zip and you should be able to download…

    • Raja

      Nope sorry did not work….

    • Raja

      It worked i was able to download…

      • Krishna

        So you renamed the tar to Zip and copied to your phone and it worked?.. since when I copied the zip and tried to install.. it gave an error as “Failed verifiation” and re-installed the Old OS..

  • Amby

    Max you hardly reply anyone. not good at all

  • Francisco

    I flashed the “Download CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5 for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 TAR” via ODIN to my S2 with Cyanogenmod 10.2, and now it doesn’t recognize the usb port. What a fool decision I take. Now, what can I do?

    • Francisco

      Sorry, it was my mistake. Both errors of mine on the charger (extension wasn’t plugged into energy) and USB (disabled by Windows). By the way, the CWM it has a clean and beauty interface, and removed some unnecesary elements (like the no, no, no, no, yes, no menu). Well developed, thank you!

  • Elimar

    hola buenos dias al parecer los enlaces de descarga estan rotos ya que cuando le doy descargar me abre de nuevo en la pag de descarga.

  • nobutech

    hola soy nuevo en esto me gusta la variedad tengo un problema tengo un samsung galaxys2 att y cuando voy a instalar el superusuario el telefono empieza a intalar y luego sale una indicacion roja de que hay un error o abortada la instalacion no se a que se me pueden ayudar se lo agradeceria mucho.Gracias

  • nobutech

    si alguien me puede ayudar

  • iris moreno

    Hola tuve un problema, descargue el cwm .zip lo pasé a la memoria sd y al entrar a modo recovery , seleccioné el cwm y me hizo wipes , por lo que mi celular quedó de fábrica…es un sgh i777. ¿que hice mal?

    ayudenme por favor

  • darrell

    my pc will run odin but I can’t get the odin to recognize any of my phones. I have all Samsung-such-c720s; such-c738s; .gt-I1900 .. please help.. newly installed windows vista professional. can’t get to update.

  • alan

    no idea what happen, when I installed, my phone become bricked, can’t turn on any more

    • Frank

      I am on the same boat with you. Did yours ever get solved?

  • Suhail

    What is the size of the CWM-KitKatCompatible-i9100.tar file?

  • Suhail

    What is the size of the CWM KitKatCompatible i9100.tar file?

  • nitish tyagi

    my galaxy s2 gt-i9100 is not getting ON , i have installed the .tar file using Odin3-v1.85

    KERNEL:3.0.31-1155691 SE.INFRA@SEP-91 #3
    MODIFIED KERNEL:3.0.31-SIYAH-S2-V6.0B4+GM@UBUNTU #57( previously)

  • sajid ali

    i have galaxy s2 i9100 . boot my cell into recovery .wipe all data and cache .. thn reboot ..via ODIN i copied tar file to PDA and install it in cell … the cell blinks up with a message , installing application .. and everything was normal ..
    i did right??

  • Martijn P

    Hello, I installed the CWM recovery and when i want to start my phone it gives the screen with the ! in the triangle and then black and nothing happens. I installed a diffrent recovery and then it worked again (thank god). Is this a common problem?

    • Jona

      ive the same problem. any solution?

      • dave

        With CWM Recover installed (, I no longer can boot into Android 4.1.2. I used Odin to flash back to CWM Recover (JeeBoo) and then my phone booted totally fine. I used to flash up to and had the same problem, had to roll back and all was good again. Phone would boot, but before the Samsung animation played, it was hanging. Also had to re-install the root tools.

  • silas

    i have a korean s2 shv-m250s and i flashed it with the international gt-19100 4.1 jb via odin. is it okay if flash this via odin without flashing a custom rom??

  • Laurence

    Works like a charm. Thanks man


    first i installed cwm mode on my s2 an then i made backup of my original rom and installed omni rom 4.4.2 omni rom on it but now when i boot into recovery mode it goes in twrp recovery mode and there is no backup there so i cant go back to my original rom.can anybody help?

    • Nitish Tyagi

      you can but you have to first install a cwm(if backup is made using it) on your device. then after that you know.

  • Sychobob


    I would like to know if this CWM can be use with Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Thank you!

  • Darkangel

    I installed TWRP Touch recovery on Tmobile sgh-t989 and now when I reboot my phone, I get stuck on the main Samsung Galaxy SII screen. The progression bar is blue and about 99% across the screen. I can get back to Odin mode, but nothing more. Suggestions?

  • Roel

    i have installed kitkat rom 4.4 awesome but i don’t have googleplay where can i download the zip file as show on your video tutorial


  • anaz

    what about galaxy s2g rom

  • anaz

    what about galaxy s2g root

  • mohammed

    i installed cwm to my s2 by odin
    but my phone didnt open

    • MANI


  • MANI


  • jmitchell

    Hey guys new here.. Have the SGH-i777, I have the official 4.1.2 JB firmware, rooted my phone through firmaroot, have the superuser app and all, I also downloaded ROM manager that is the only way to get into CMW recovery? when the phone is off and I put it into reboot mode it goes automatically to the stock android 3e reboot, and it wont let me flash anything from there, I keep getting the E Signature failed? Can anyone throw me some advice!? pleaseee

  • morenaso

    hola tengo el SGH-i777 con android 4.1.2 oficcial si le instalo este Descarga v6.0.4.5 CWM Recovery para AT & T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 TAR (instalar con ODIN) no hay problema ?

  • Jayson

    Hello all, I am new to these and I want to root my gt-i9100. I saw all the videos regarding rooting on this website and I have one question. what am I supposed to install first, CWM or root it with the Odin and Jeboo kernel as shown in one of the videos? I am not getting this. Please someone give me stepwise procedure for it. Thank You in advance! 🙂

  • WenYangIsDumb

    does this mean that if we install cwm we have to install Kit Kat? cause right after i have installed cwm i cant boot up my android. it just shows the model and the triangle with the ‘!’ and does not show anything. and when i click on my phone buttons eg volume up it just virbrates

    • WenYangIsDumb

      i just installed the kit kat rom and my phone is now working fine. if you guys are experiencing the same problem, just install a compatible rom as when u intall this cwm, it installs a different kernel and your default rom will no longer work. i wish you all the best

  • Phake

    Everyone’s questions can be answered with a little look on this website and a little motivation. Come on people, the more self-reliant you are, the more motivated you’ll be to learn even more than what you thought possible.

  • Herald of ash

    Where is the gabbs/kernel i can’t flash that?

  • CH


    Do you have the latest CWM for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100g?


  • binod

    does this cwm work in galaxy s2 Korean version . I.e shw-m250s.. or there is separate cwm recovery for it. can you provide it.?? thanks..

  • ss

    I installed this recovery but my phone not reboot and just reboot in recovery. I installed true or not? please help me?

  • Nindza

    So,where is TWRP REcovery? See only CWM… But, tnx anyway 😉

  • Where is TWRP?

  • Champak
    jeboo kernel with TWRP v2.2 only for ” Galaxy S2 I9100 ” donot flash on any other devices …

  • Sai Krishna

    Any forums for Galaxy S2 International version??.The I9100’G’..?

  • steffan

    Works in cm 12.1? i9100

  • Leonardo J Pernalete

    is it compatible with official 4.2 jelly bean?

  • landera

    alguien que me envie el CWM-KitKatCompatible-i777.tar a este correo por favor, saludos y de antemano gracias

  • Dk Maharjan

    Will this CWM recovery install using stock recovery of Galaxy S2 SGH-i777

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  • Alenn G’Kar

    Is there TWRP or Philz Recovery for i9100 or not?

  • Khalifa Asif Arman

    i tried to install cwm recovery in recovery mode it shows signature verificATION FAILED

  • Khalifa Asif Arman

    Download CWM Recovery v6.0.4.5 for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 ZIP (install with CWM/TWRP recovery)

  • Mahir Ali

    What does the warning mean at the top.