How to Install ClockworkMod Touch on Rooted Nexus S or Nexus S 4G!

Want ClockworkMod Touch on your rooted Nexus S or Nexus S 4G?

You can easily do this with the ROM Manager app if you are willing to donate a small amount of $2. And if you can afford it, I highly encourage you to do that as the developers work hard and don’t get paid enough.

For those of you college students and alike who can’t afford even two dollars, you can install it manually too using fastboot.

Step 1. Put your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G into fastboot mode by holding down Volume Up and Power button together after power off.  Then connect microUSB cable from your phone to your computer.

Step 2. For those of you on Windows, make sure you’ve installed drivers.  (No drivers needed for Mac/Linux).

Next, download and unzip


Step 3. Open up a command prompt and browse to the directory where you unzipped the files to.

For Windows:

cd \nexussrecoverytouch

For Linux/Mac:

cd /nexussrecoverytouch

Step 4. Type the following to flash:

For Nexus S:

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

For Nexus S 4G:

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

For Mac, replace “fastboot” with “./fastboot-mac”.

For Linux, replace “fastboot” with “./fastboot-linux”.

(Above for Nexus S 4G)

(Above for Nexus S)

Step 5. Next, you can enter Recovery and find ClockworkMod Touch on your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G.  Remember, if you are not on a custom ROM, your OS might erase recovery on next boot so we highly suggest you to run a custom ROM.

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17 Responses to How to Install ClockworkMod Touch on Rooted Nexus S or Nexus S 4G!

  1. Tyreece Santana says:

    When I go to the command prompt and type the first command, it says system cannot find the path specified. What do I do??

  2. Darian says:

    I have TWRP’s touch recovery on my regular nexus s and i want to know if there are any advantages that one recovery has over the other?

  3. Damon says:

    When I get to the command prompt I do every thing right but after I type in the directory it say “waiting for device”

    – can someone please help me?!

  4. Apostolos says:

    If i install this one on any version will it wipe all my data?

  5. alvin says:

    where i can download the said file in you article?

  6. Eric says:

    Hi, I keep getting the message “an error ocourred while attempting to run privileged commands!” when trying to flash ClockworkMod Touch. And btw, I supported the developer. :-).

  7. daas says:

    Update CWM to CWM touch with the following file;

    Just Install via your old CWM reboot. No need to use fastboot, if you already have older ClockWorkMod installed.

  8. daas says:

    zedomax can you make a blog on how to update your old CWM to CWM touch. There are flashable zip files available for both NS4g & Regular Nexus S. Above posted link is for Regular Nexus S.

  9. maulik says:

    hi, i have installed drivers and everything…i have checked the correct path also..i m in fastboot mode…but it stucks at waiting for device….what should i do?


  10. Brennon says:

    Is there a way to boot in recovery without using command prompt? I try to boot in recovery through fast boot with the buttons and a image of a android laying down with a ” !” above it.

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