Install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery Sony Xperia S LT26i ICS Locked, Unlocked Bootloader

Clockworkmod recovery now available for the Sony Xperia S LT26i android 4.0.4 ICS locked bootloader phone. This method work even unlocked bootloaders, but if you’re on a custom kernel, it may not work. This is a more advanced custom recovery. However before start the CWM installation, you have to root your Xperia S.
This tutorial based on a Windows computer. In order to install the CWM on your phone, you have to install adb driver on your PC. You can follow this tutorial for quickly install adb driver.


Rooting, installing a custom recovery void the warranty. If your Xperia S bricked or not work properly, I can’t claim its damages.


  • Backup and sync internal memory. (This method not wipe internal memory)
  • Charge minimum 50%.
  • Root the Xperia S phone. (Guide in here
  • Enable USB debugging (Settings>Developer options).
  • Enable Unknown source (Settings>Security) 

How to install ClockworkMod Recovery For Sony Xperia S LT26i.

  • Extract the downloaded zip file to your desktop.
  • Exit Sony PC companion, update service and other related applications.
  • Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable. If you have already connected your phone to the PC disconnect and reconnect. 
  • Make sure that there’s no any other android device connected to your PC via USB cable. 
  • Double click extracted folder “install.bat“.
  • Now you can see the installation progress in the Windows command prompt. 
  • Wait for a few seconds to complete the installation.
  • When it displays “Finished” disconnect phone from the PC and reboot.
  • To boot into the ClockworkMod recovery reboot the phone. When you see the “Sony” boot logo and the LED turns to “Blue” continually press and release the “Volume down” key. OR When you see the “Sony” logo press/tap minimum 3 times screen.


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