Posted on Jun 30 2013 - 12:37pm by Anurag Kumar

Xperia S LT26i and Xperia SL LT26ii are now officially on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware. Though the Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware has some bugs but still development from the developers for these two devices never stopped. Today we present you the one click method to Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean for LOCKED bootloader.

How to Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL Jelly Bean for LOCKED bootloader ? – ONE CLICK Method

CWM stands for ClockWork Mod Recovery which allows you to flash the zip files from SD card to have some mod/themes on your phone. You can also perform nandroid backup from it and most important it is needed to install any ROM on your device 🙂 So in many ways it’s worth to install CWM recovery on your device.

[ UPDATE ] Works for Xperia S / SL / Acro S  6.2.B.1.96  firmware

Phone Supported

  • Xperia S LT26i.
  • Xperia SL LT26ii.
  • Xperia Acro S/T/TX/Z – ( Global locked models ).
  • Xperia V/ZL – ( Global locked models ).
  • Xperia Acro HD/GX/SX/AX/VL/Z – ( Japanese Locked Models ).

Requirements for Phone

  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 / 6.2.B.0.211 firmware / 6.2.B.1.96 on your Xperia S, SL. If you have not updated to latest firmware, you can use our below mentioned link to update Xperia S, SL on latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware.

Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Rolled – Major Update fixed 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume Up button bug.

How to Flash manually on Xperia S, SL android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 World-Brand ftf file ?

  • Rooted Xperia S, SL on latest Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 / 6.2.B.0.211 firmware /  6.2.B.1.96 . If you have not rooted your phone yet, do refer to our guide below for rooting your phone by one click DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit V14. While using the below link, use only V14 / V15 to root your Xperia S, SL. Your rooted phone must be installed with BusyBox.

How to Root Xperia S, SL, Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware via DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18

How to root Xperia S, SL on Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.200 / 6.2.B.0.211 firmware by one click DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit V14 ?

  • Locked Bootloader on your Xperia S, SL. Mostly people worry about the bootloader so you don’t need to unlock it now 😛 Our below method works successfully on Locked Bootloaders.

Requirement for PC

  • Make sure USB driver for your concerned phone must be installed on your PC, so that it can be detected by PC.

Now, Let’s install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL…

Before starting the procedure, make sure you make a full backup of your device, in case something goes wrong you can restore it back.

Make Sure

  • Unkown Sources” option is checked. Go to “Settings > Security > Mark option Unkown Sources“.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Go to “Settings > Developer Options > enable USB Debugging“.

GUIDE :- Installing CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL – One Click Method

  • Download the below file of CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 for Xperia S, SL.

Download CWM6-cDM_v2.2-DooMLoRD-Xperia_S-JB
MD5 Sum: f11d13a5c4c8824be59c1ed69478ad0f

  • Download the above file and extract it on C:/ drive.
  • Now run the file “cwm-install-en.bat“.

Installing CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL

Installing CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia S, SL LT26ii

  • Now proceed as per onscreen instruction shown on the screen.

It’s done 🙂 As when it says finished. Reboot your device to enter into recovery.

How to enter into  CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia ,S SL ?

As when your phone is rebooting, Keep Pressing “Volume Up” button as soon as you see “Sony” logo, then “blue light” will blink and phone vibrates ( Green light also blinks ) and then phone will reboot into  CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 with a screen as shown below.

Install CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 Xperia S SL Jelly Bean LOCKED bootloader

How to navigate in CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 on Xperia ,S SL ?

  • Use “Power Button” to select any option.
  • Use “Volume Up and Volume Down” button to scroll through shown options.

Now you can use this CWM Recovery v6.0.3.0 to install any mod, themes, ROM on your device. Enjoy. If you having problem at any stage do let us know,  we will help you out sure. Comment mentioning your device.

If we have helped you in anyway, do leave a thanks comment 🙂

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68 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Manoj July 3, 2013 at 2:14 am - Reply

    I have to unlock bootloader of my optimus 4x hd to install CWM

    • Anurag Kumar July 3, 2013 at 2:20 am - Reply

      works for locked bootloader also.

      • Gerton July 25, 2013 at 1:13 am - Reply

        Thank you very much for the clear and helpful instructions.
        I flashed JellyBean 6.2.B.0.211 ftf over the official one wich i couldn’t before because i missed the knowledge for it about flashtool.Now i know what i did wrong and i succeeded thanks to your clear explanation.
        Now i have rooted succesfully and installed CWM.

        THANKS a lot and keep up the good work!
        I’ve put you in my favorites.


    • saimonx December 31, 2013 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      i’ve a problem —> remote object ‘/data/local/temp/cwm-install-log’ does not exist …an error has occurred in help me pls

      • harshaRS February 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply

        even i have the same problem. pls help

        • MAnan April 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm - Reply

          I have the same problem…Developer..Anurag bhaiyaa..please help karo!!

          • MAnan April 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm -

            Done!! Just delete a “choose” file from the folder “C:\CWM6-cDM_v2.2-DooMLoRD-Xperia_S-JB” and restart your computer.

            Do it again..and it works!!!!!!!! Amazing…

            Thanks developer..

  2. Aditya Joshi July 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Hi anurag I am really impressed by your work on this blog.
    I have just rooted my phone and installed the CWM recovery.
    I am very excited about the cyanogenmod…so can you please make a tutorial of how to install cutom roms backing up flashing etc using rom manager…

    Thank you

    • Anurag Kumar July 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot 🙂 yes sure we will post the tutorials as requested…
      please mention your device ?

      • Aditya Joshi July 10, 2013 at 10:13 pm - Reply

        My device is xperia sl

        • Anurag Kumar July 11, 2013 at 12:52 am - Reply

          Do check this –

          Something we have wrote for Xperia S and SL users only.

    • Anurag Kumar July 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Please check this link if you are Xperia S User –

  3. saar120 July 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    does it work on unlocked bootloader too?? thanks

    • Anurag Kumar July 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm - Reply

      Yes it works, you can try it will not do any harm to your phone

      • saar120 July 11, 2013 at 7:15 pm - Reply

        wish me luck!!!

      • saar120 July 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

        thanks alot had an error in the begining but i didnt gave up cant wait to install deodox

        • Anurag Kumar July 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm - Reply

          Yes you can make your rom deodex, we have a post for that also…and then install the Xperia Honami mods.

  4. Anurag Kumar July 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    If in any case it don’t work we will find another way to install cwm

    Do let us know…

  5. morsalin nissan July 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    thnx a lot!! it worked! =D btw i my cell has unlocked bootloader =)

    • Anurag Kumar July 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      Yes it do works on unlocked bootloader also, users have reported it.
      Now you have installed cwm try installing some of mods and themes mentioned in post…

  6. wolf July 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Hi, my problem: Xperia S locked BL firmware .211
    After start the CWM install dooml it stopped with an errormessage:
    an error has occured in Stop processing

    (The system cannot find the specific file)

    What can I do to get CWM on my device for flashing a prerooted ROM
    Many thanks for support

    • saar120 July 13, 2013 at 11:50 pm - Reply

      happend to me to delete the file that you extarct from the zip restart your pc and then try again worked for me good luck

  7. nesh July 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    hi am using xperia acro s running Jellybean already rooted.. can i install those on my device.. because its the example of xperia S & SL
    thnx U

    • Anurag Kumar July 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Yes you can try, it may work…Nothing will happen to your device…you can surely give a try. ( Do make backup before giving a try…titanium backup.)

  8. jitu July 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    hey said to enter in recovery mode we need to keep pressing the vol up button ,
    does it means pressing it repeatedly(again and again) or pressing it continuosly?

    • Anurag Kumar July 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      As soon you see sony logo on screen keep pressing volume up button untill you see recovery seen..

  9. bedhul August 20, 2013 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Howdy Mate..
    im Using Xperia Ion ..
    two thumbs Up for your work on this blog.

    I have just rooted my phone and installed the CWM recovery.
    I am very excited about my New IOn And Want to know Much More About Androids Devices (ION) .
    The Only Problem is I dont Know What to do next .
    I want to know how to install cus rom ..
    and can U Make The Tutorial ???

    Many Thanx

  10. SandMan August 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Hi guys, does cwm recovery works on the last firmware update for Xperia S?

  11. shash September 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm - Reply


    i got a md5 mismatch error..i went through youtube and did as follows

    and i delete nandroid.md5 file and create a new with the same name
    but when i tried to restore it then said boot image error and restore complete,,but it ddnt,
    Also when i check in the bachup folder there was no any .img file..but the video i went through it showed the .img file

    pls tell me how to fix it..or give me a proper link to check it..

    im using CWM v6.0.3.0..and im in husixperia v2.2 rom

  12. jitu September 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    hey anurag plz help i cant boot into recovery ,
    when i press the power button and vol up button at boot the phone vibrates thrice and then reboots the device…
    plz reply asap!!!!!

    • Anurag Kumar September 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      hey are you facing bootloops ?

      If you want TWRP, then check this thread on XDA – http://

  13. Niket September 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Hey.. I am currently running on doomlord’s prerooted. 211 rom… I need a stock 4.2.2 jelly bean rom badly.. This rom is full of bugs.. I am on a locked bootloader please can you suggest me a rom… And for the time being can flash the cyanogenmod 10(4.1.2) using this recovery??

  14. Adhiefadillah September 14, 2013 at 5:42 am - Reply

    hey bro, please port to Xperia L !!!!!

  15. ExxxT October 3, 2013 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    can i install CWM in my xperia sl rooted using
    DooMLoRD Easy Rooting Toolkit v18
    i dont know i rooted with busybox or not

  16. Ahmad October 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Hi. I installed CWM like you said and it worked fine. Then after i had backed up my current rom i tried to restore an old backup and thephone restarted and is stuck in a boot loop… What shud i do?

  17. yahya October 27, 2013 at 4:17 am - Reply

    i’m the most stupid guy in the planet, i just try this way more than 10 times but in every time i just boot into fastboot mod and i don’t know why ?!?!?! there is no any single world says boot into fastboot up there !! lol ,, then i unlocked the bootloader and then i just try just for trying to do the steps in the normal mod and here we are ,, i installed it after all that suffer ! lol , thanks alot for reading my novel 🙂

  18. Dhiman November 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Anurag,

    I have rooted with DoomLord method, no issues. Also installed CWM, but I cannot get into recovery while booting. I am pressing up button when SONY logo comes, blue light comes and device vibrates, but then nothing happens, and the device boots normally. Please help.


  19. kris December 9, 2013 at 3:38 am - Reply

    it just says daemon started sucessfully

  20. kan December 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    i installed the cwm on my acro s. It worked but phone doesnt charge anymore. What do i do? Pls help

  21. ramdhani January 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    once again, thank you bro anurag kumar and to DooMLorD. just great….thanks

  22. mohnish January 15, 2014 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    hi anurag…..i get an error during installion… installation stops at error “an error has occurred in execute adb.

    • mohnish January 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm - Reply

      hey i got the solution for that….actually i have install bluestack on pc so due to that i was getting that error… i uninstall that install again and it got install………..thnx for sharing anurag……!!!!!!!!!

      • karthik February 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

        oh thx man

  23. zhgoh95 February 6, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

    hi, im using xperia sl rooted with latest official jb firmware and busybox installed
    my installation always stop at
    *server not running*
    An error has occurred in execute adb. Stop processing
    how to solve this?

  24. dennis February 27, 2014 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Why my phone reboots when i try to play music, or just when i transfer music with mediago after some time it just reboots on itself. i have Lt26i with 6.2.B.1.96 firmware, with LBl and rooted.

  25. Mohit Kumar February 27, 2014 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I have SONY Xperia S rooted on 6.2.B.1.96 by your method,,,but i am not able to install cwm on my device
    error shows…..system cannot find the path specified.
    An error has occured in execute adb.
    Please Help

  26. Mayank laheja March 4, 2014 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    cmd says that
    “an error has occurred stop processing”

    what to do
    please help me out
    i have already unlocked bootloader
    is there any other way to install cwm on xperia s

  27. Yashodhan April 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Hello, I successfully installed the batch file. The CMD had the message of Successful installation. However, after trying the recommended way of (Keep Pressing “Volume Up” button as soon as you see “Sony” logo, then “blue light” will blink and phone vibrates ( Green light also blinks ))

    But after this I do not get the screen as displayed in your screenshot.

    My phone (LT26i) is rooted and Bootloader is Unlocked.

    Thanks in advance…

  28. JAyesh April 12, 2014 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    thanks a lot buddy, explained very well and the software is a perfection, using Xperia SL rooted, unlocked BL, FW 6.2.B.1.96

  29. Nithin May 20, 2014 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Hello, I want to deodex my stock rom. For that I
    1) downloaded the required files
    2) rooted my phone (xperia s)
    3) unlocked the bootloader
    4) installed cwm recovery via cmd
    This is where I got stuck… Gave the “fastboot reboot” command on cmd
    Phone automatically rebooted to cwm recovery.. And thats all it does.Im stuck in bootloop
    Tried wiping data, cache and dalvik cache
    Still wont reboot to stock rom

    So,I flashed xperia s stock ftf file just so I could use it….

    Was previously using carbon 4.4.2 rom,
    I dont want to flash cystom firmware, just want stock rom with cwm…
    Need expeet advice

  30. Nejum August 23, 2014 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Not working on Xperia S
    showing ” remote object ‘/data/local/tmp/cwm-install.log’ does not exist ”

    need help…

  31. Nejum August 23, 2014 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    how can i update kitkat 4.4 on my Xperia S. now using 4.1.2

  32. Swarnanka January 9, 2015 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Its works…gr8…Thanks

  33. Prashant January 21, 2015 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    When I tried to install nAOSP ROM 5.0.2, it showed installation aborted. What is wrong? I tried to install other versions, still the error. Please tell what to do next? Are there any compatibility issues? Xperia S user.

  34. Prashant January 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    When I installed another ROM (AOSP 5.0.2), now the phone is not starting? Has it got bricked? Or else kindly tell me the solution.

  35. Cameron Binns January 22, 2015 at 2:29 am - Reply

    It wont detect my device when i open cwm-install-en. please help!

  36. Javier March 18, 2015 at 9:49 am - Reply

    He turns the blue light and vibrates but not more, just that…. help

  37. Omer July 6, 2015 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Anyone know how to remove/uninstall CWM recovery from Xperia S with JB 6.2.B.1.96 ?

  38. Ahmed Header November 13, 2015 at 3:13 am - Reply

    please help
    i done all u told and after i finisheed flashing my color OS 2.0
    and hit reboot system now , my phone dousint power on at all
    even not charging not displaying sony logo or screen backlight
    the only thing it does is vibrating and not to boot or display enything

  39. red December 10, 2015 at 12:11 am - Reply

    this page is very helpful..thank you so much..l love this very like it.. 🙂 this page is not disappoint to me..i will check any about my phone

  40. red December 10, 2015 at 12:13 am - Reply

    my phone is sony xperia acro s (lt26w)..if u have any about how to speed up..boosting..i appreciate that..
    sorry for my bad english..

  41. nikhil April 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error: cannot connect to daemon
    it shows this what did i do wrong

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