Even after flashing clockworkmod, when I go into the recovery menu after booting, it just gives me the stock recovery system. Help? I've also tried with twrp, no luck.

  • I had this problem with me while flashing Oneplus One with Philz Touch Recovery. Same issue. I factory reset my phone and the issue was gone. However, please confirm do you have any option like Settings > Developer Options > Update Recovery. If you have anything regarding recovery there, please mention it here. And perhaps, it would be better if you can mention the Device model, Recovery Version, Steps used for installing recovery.
    – Firelord
    Mar 2, 2015 at 2:38
  • @Firelord , No, I don't have an option like that. Device model: SAMSUNG-SGH-1337 Recovery version: I'm using ClockworkMod Steps used: I just flashed it in ROM manager. Please help? Mar 2, 2015 at 2:45
  • Using ROM Manager to successfully install recovery requires Root Access. Please explain how did you even rooted your device without installing custom recovery first? Which OS do you have now in your PC? We'll be using PC now to install recovery using conventional method.
    – Firelord
    Mar 2, 2015 at 2:51
  • I installed with Odin on my PC. Edit: I'm using windows Mar 2, 2015 at 2:51
  • Samsung makes thing complicated. ADB is so much easy over anything. As my experience is with ADB only with no Samsung devices, I can recommend this.
    – Firelord
    Mar 2, 2015 at 3:05

2 Answers 2


This is because most stock systems will flash the stock recovery on boot and/or your bootloader is locked (and prevents writing to safe partitions).

Please follow this instructions from CM; They are working, I already tested them: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_jflte#Recovery_Installation

  • Thanks. However, I saw few questions where answerer referred links like you did, but was advised by senior members not do so since the link can be broken or down in the future, thereby, making the answer useless for anyone looking for answer. But your reputation is already high. Anyway :)
    – Firelord
    Mar 2, 2015 at 18:31
  • Since this is a site on the official CM servers, I don't think that it will go down in the near future... ;) Mar 2, 2015 at 18:50
  • I did give a thought to that while writing but then, may be some new member lurking around like me might notice and learn from it in the near future. :)
    – Firelord
    Mar 2, 2015 at 18:54
  • @TimoS the goo.im link to the to the loki files isn't working for me. Is there any other way I could get to them? Mar 3, 2015 at 3:17
  • @Firelord do you know how to fix this? Mar 3, 2015 at 3:25

You most probably using odin and cwm or twrp tar.md5 file to flash new recovery to a Samsung device. Key point in here is that untick the reboot after flash in odin settings and remove battery after flash completed. This way original recovery doesnt have time to reinstall.

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