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.

  • ClockModWork only works with Cyanogen images? Commented May 20, 2012 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
    Commented May 22, 2012 at 9:19
  • Well, I know ClockworkMod is installed prior to CM, and remains on device with CM, but I wonder if it is possible to install CM instead of ClockworkMod, to boot CM directly? I know it's more convenient to have CWR installed, just I have a security requirement to disable CWR boot
    – Mixaz
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 21:23

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