Can't boot into CWM Recovery


  1. Sl33p3r

    Sl33p3r Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    Since the first day I have rooted my phone I have not been able to boot into CWM Recovery mode. Every time I try the phone simply goes to the regular android recovery. Does anyone know how to fix this? I have flashed stock firmware on my phone and tried re-rooting it twice now and it's the same thing everytime :confused:.

    As for as my method of rooting, I use Odin and follow this process:
    1. Flash desired firmware (eg. PDA: XXKI3| Modem/phone: XXKI3| CSC: OXAKI3)
    2. Flash appropriate CF-Root kernel (eg. CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KI3-42-v4.2-CWM4.zip)
    3. Flash the stock kernel to remove yellow triangle (eg. XXKI3 Stock Kernel)

    Anyone?? :(

    I'm also running into this problem when trying to flash a rom with CWM or do a nandroid backup from Rom Manager (Makes sense cause I can't get to CWM Menu to access the nandroid backup anyway)
    http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-...cking-up-rom-galaxy-s-ii-via-rom-manager.html

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  2. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Are you definitely pressing power+ home + vol UP?
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  3. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

    Flashing back the stock kernel will remove root. So after doing that you need to flash the zimage from the cfroot kernel. I'm not exactly sure how you do that as i've never removed the triangle.
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  4. Ageless Stranger

    Ageless Stranger Well-Known Member

    Have you tried flashing CWM directly?
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  5. Sl33p3r

    Sl33p3r Active Member

    Thanks everyone! I was forgetting to re-flash the rooted kernel via CWM :eek:
  6. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Welcome to the club, Sl33p3r. :D
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