Can I install ClockworkMod recovery on my Galaxy Ace s5830i and is it safe to do so?

Anonymous July 28, 2014
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Hi,
My phone Galaxy ace s5830i is locked due to an excessive number of invalid patterns.
I want to install “Lockscreen security Bypass.zip” to unlock it, which requies “cwm installed”. Can I install ClockworkMod recovery for Galaxy ace s5830i before rooting the phone? Will cwm recovery delete all data of phone??

  1. Dalsan M
    July 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    You can install Clockwork Mod without rooting, but I don't know why one would install CWM without rooting. As long as you follow the instructions, it is fairly safe to install, and root. More information can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1552792.

    • Vilas M
      July 31, 2014 at 9:55 am

      My phone was locked due to more number of invalid patterns. I had read on net that through "Aroma File Manager" we can unlock it,but Aroma manager requires cwm recovery.. This made me to ask this question.

      Thank u for ur reply.

    • Dalsan M
      July 31, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      You should be fine to install CWM without root, but be sure to research and follow instructions carefully. User error is the main cause of bricking a device.

    • Vilas M
      July 31, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      I avoided to take risk,so i rooted and installed cwm and unlocked phone without data loss,
      Thank u for making time to reply me.......

    • DalSan M
      July 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Glad you were able to fix your issue. Cheers!

  2. Susendeep D
    July 29, 2014 at 7:11 am

    You'll definetly need to root your phone as you're going to change essential part of your phone.Read the below article to know more about CWM -

    What is a Custom Recovery on Android, and Why Would I Want One?

    As a security measure,kindly backup your data before doing so as anything can happen.

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