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How to install (or flash) ClockworkMod Recovery Touch on Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300)

[1]ClockworkMod recovery [2] is currently the most popular and extensive custom recovery tool for Android devices. The default Android recovery that comes with most Android devices is a bit basic in functionality and doesn’t offer many features that ClockworkMod serves a user with. Advanced backup and restore tools, USB mounting, SD card partitioning, ability to install or update both stock and custom ROMs, and so on are only some of the features that make ClockworkMod important for any Android user.

ClockworkMod Recovery Touch gives you the ability to utilize your device’s touchscreen interface (as well as the physical buttons), while the usual ClockworkMod recovery uses only the physical buttons on Android devices (Volume up, Volume down, Back, etc).

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This guide helps you to install ClockworkMod Recovery Touch on Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300). Please do note that this method is only for the GSM international version of Samsung Galaxy S3 only and doesn’t work for the US versions of Samsung Galaxy S3s, since this method doesn’t work for the Snapdragon variants of S3. Do not try this on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint versions of Samsung Galaxy S3. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

You need to download the following packages before starting with the procedures:

How to install/flash ClockworkMod recovery on Samsung Galaxy S3

To install ClockworkMod recovery on your device, follow these procedures:

Now, to access ClockworkMod recovery on your device:

The following video by TotallydubbedHD illustrates the whole procedure:


Enjoy an extensive ClockworkMod recovery with touch support on your Samsung Galaxy S3. Now you can do things such as rooting your device [6], performing advanced backup and recovery, partitioning SD card and much more.

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