Thursday, April 3, 2014

How to install CWM on Galaxy Fame

In this article i'm going to show you how to install ClockWorkMod (CWM) on samsung galaxy fame, what is CWM??

CWM is basically a custom recovery mode, samsung galaxy fame have built in recovery mode, and we're going to replace it with CWM.

CWM is a must have if you're going to use custom ROM on samsung galaxy fame, so pay attention this is important stuff.

Requirements :
  • your phone (galaxy fame) already root
  • terminal emulator app, download here
  • CWM image file, download here
Copy the CWM image file to internal sdcard (/storage/sdcard0/), don't put it on a folder, just leave it there /storage/sdcard0/recovery.img , just like that.

Open terminal emulator app on your galaxy fame and then type following command (make sure you type correctly)


dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6 of=/sdcard/bak_recovery.img

dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p6

Now type this command to go to CWM recovery mode :

reboot recovery

Once you enter CWM mode, and then you're going to reboot system, you will be prompt whether you want to make permanent or not.

If you select Yes - Disable recovery flash, the CWM become permanent and you won't be able to see the stock recovery anymore ever!!

Do at your own risk !!! you have been warned 


  1. Does it work for my Galaxy Fame Lite S6790N too?

    1. i dont have galaxy fame lite so i don't know, but you could try it, you can also use odin to install CWM

  2. Does it work on the nfc version?

    1. yes i think, but if can't try flash cwm using odin, read here

  3. I did as above but when I put in the last command the phone went black and now I get no response at all

  4. I want to add that a computer recognises out when I plug it in, but it stays black. Phase help!