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I want to install CyanogenMod on my Samsumg Galaxy S II. If I install ClockworkMod I think I will void the warranty provided by Samsung.

Must I install ClockworkMod or can I just install CyanogenMod?

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Two things are important here:

1.) Even if you wouldn't install ClockworkMod, you'd lose your warranty since you replaced the pre-loaded operating system with unsupported one.

2.) ClockworkMod (or any other alternative recovery) is what actually installs CyanogenMod on your phone so it is required.

In short: Replacing your phone OS with Cyanogen will void your warranty in any case. You'll need some way of installing CM and Clockwork is probably the easiest around.

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ClockModWork only works with Cyanogen images? –  Ed Pichler May 20 '12 at 16:16
    
Nope, pretty much all 3rd party ROMs prefer ClockWork Recovery as their way of installation - just point it to the .zip file. –  Mavrik May 22 '12 at 9:19
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