How to install CWM Recovery on Vivo Y89

CWM Recovery is the abbreviation for ClockWorkMod Recovery. CWM recovery allows you to perform several advanced recoveries, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery, and is one of the most common ways used to gain root access, back up device data, install custom ROMs, kernels, themes & mods, and more. You can perform all these tasks on Vivo Y89.

For this purpose, you will have to install CWM Recovery on Vivo Y89. And that is what we will be discussing in today’s article. Here, we have provided for you two step-by-step methods by which you can install and make use of all the amazing features of CWM Recovery on the Vivo Y89.

CWM recovery is one of the most widely used custom Android recoveries that are available for most mainstream Android devices.

CWM Recovery for Vivo Y89

Disclaimer will not be responsible for any sort of damage and loss caused to your device throughout the process. The process of installing and using CWM Recovery is risky However if you follow the guide with the utmost care, the chances of falling into losses would be lessened hugely.


Before installing CWM Recovery, here come a few things that have to be considered to install the CWM.

  • Download and install the latest USB Driver for Vivo Y89. You can do the same from the official website of the device.

MTK USB Driver

Qualcomm USB Driver

  • Download Android SDK on your computer or Windows PC.
  • Download the latest version of CWM. On the website, find Vivo Y89 and download image for it.
  • Unlock the Bootloader on Vivo Y89.
  • Connect Vivo Y89 to your PC via USB cables. If you get stuck at any step of the procedure, try disconnecting and then again reconnecting your device.
  • Charge your Phone Fully.

How to Install CWM Recovery On Vivo Y89 Via Fastboot?

With the help of this step-by-step guide, you can be able to install CWM Recovery on Vivo Y89. Do remember to keep the prerequisite in mind and also perform the steps carefully.

CWM Recovery for Vivo Y89


Step 1. To begin with, download CWM recovery image of the Vivo Y89. Then rename it as CWM.img

Step 2. Download the genuine and working USB Drivers of Vivo Y89. Once you download them, install on your PC.

Step 3. As I have already mentioned this in the prerequisite, unlock bootloader. This is the most essential step before installing CWM Recovery.

Step 4. Download and install ADB Driver and Fastboot on your PC.

Step 5. Now Open a command Window in the folder only. For that purpose, Click Shift+ Right-click on anywhere on the empty surface and then select open command window.

Open Command windows here

Step 6. Then connect the Vivo Y89 to your PC.

Step 7. Now boot your device into Fastboot mode. For that purpose, you will have to type the command given below in the command window.

 adb reboot bootloader
Adb Reboot Bootloader

Step 8. After this, your device will now boot into the fastboot mode. Later on, type the code given below in the command window.

fastboot flash recovery CWM Recovery x.x-xxx.img
Fastboot Flash CWM Recovery.img

Step 10. The flashing CWM Recovery process will now start. Once that is done, type the following command:

fastboot reboot

Step 11. When you have typed this command, it will reboot your device.

Step 12. And you are done here. The process of installing CWM Recovery on Vivo Y89 has been completed successfully.

This was one method by which you can install CWM Recovery on Vivo Y89.  Below is another method for the same purpose. You can choose any one of them to perform your task.

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How to Install CWM Recovery on Vivo Y89 without PC

The step-by-step method given below is easier to perform however, you will need to get root access on Vivo Y89 for the purpose of installing CWM Recovery without PC through this method.

Step 1. Once you get the root access to Vivo Y89 device, download and install ROM Manager app on it. you can download this app from Google Play Store.

Step 2. Perform a backup of your current ROM. For that purpose, click on “Backup Current ROM” Option.

ROM Manager - CWM Recovery Guide 1

Step 3. Put a name on your Backup and proceed.

Step 4. Then, click on the Flash Clockworkmod Recovery on the Vivo Y89.

ROM Manager - CWM Recovery Guide 2

Step 5. After that, you will be asked for the model number of your device by the ROM Manager. You will have to select the right model number and then continue.

ROM Manager - CWM Recovery Guide 4

Step 6. Now the file will start downloading. Wait until it gets done. After the download is completed, you will be asked if to install the file. Proceed with it.

Step 7. The Vivo Y89 will now reboot and install CWM Custom Recovery on it.

Step 8. And you are done! You have successfully installed the CWM Recovery on Vivo Y89.

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Features of CWM Recovery:

Here are some of the highlighted features of the CWM Recovery. Sure you might

Choose Zip from SD card:

You can install any zip file from any location on your SD card. The file can be for a ROM, a kernel, an application, a theme or any mod as long as it is in recovery-flashable zip format. This is the most widely used option for installing a ROM that you have downloaded and copied to your SD card. Entering this option will bring up a screen that will allow you to browse your SD card for the zip file and select it for installation.

Toggle Signature Verification:

With this. you can turn the signature verification on and off. When signature verification is on, you will not be able to install any custom ROMs that haven’t been digitally signed to allow installation on the device (most custom ROMs aren’t signed). Switching it off skips the signature verification check and proceeds with the installation.

Install zip from Sideload:

This option puts the phone into the new ADB sideload mode, allowing you to install zip files from your computer using the ADB sideload command introduced in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Apply / SD card/

With this option you can install any official or unofficial update, ROM, kernel, etc. that is in a zip format installable from recovery, as long as the file is named and it has been placed on the root of your SD card

Wipe data or Factory Reset

This allows you to wipe all user data on the device as well as cache. Doing this will leave your phone in the state it was in when you bought it or when any custom ROM was first installed. It will also wipe any sd-ext partition that you might have set up. Selecting pretty much any operation in CWM, including this one, will bring up a confirmation prompt that can save you from a lot of potential trouble in case you accidentally select the wrong operation.

Wipe Cache Partition

This can help you wipe the cache partition of the device to clear all the data accumulated in their overuse. This is often used before installing a new ROM, app, kernel or any similar mod via recovery.

Backup and Restore

Undoubtedly one of the most important features provided by a custom recovery, the backup and restore feature, also known as a Nandroid backup,  allows you to take a snapshot of your phone’s entire internal memory including all partitions, and save it on the SD card.

Advanced restore

With this option being similar to the Restore option but once a backup has been selected to be restored, this option allows you to choose the parts of it to restore. You can choose to restore the boot, system, data, cache and sd-ext partitions.

Free Unused Backup Data

This way you can reclaim space on your SD card by freeing up any redundant backup data that isn’t required.

Choose Default Backup Format

You are allowed to choose between ‘tar’ and ‘dup’ for the backup format. I would advise you to leave this one as it is unless you know and you are sure you want to change it.

Specifications of Vivo Y89

CWM Recovery for Vivo Y89

The Vivo Y89 comes with 6.26 inches display size and 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

The display type is IPS LCD Capacitative touchscreen with 16 M Colors.

The OS is Android 8.0 Oreo with Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 and Adreno 506 GPU.

The Internal storage is 64 GB, 4 GB RAM. And microSD up to 256 GB.

The rear camera is of 16 MP, 2 MP and the front camera is of 16 MP.

The battery is non-removable Li-Po 3260 mAh battery and the price is about 14,990.

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Wrapping Up:

Hope you guys found the article useful in installing CWM Recovery and also making its use. If you have any difficulties in any of the mentioned steps or you have stuck anywhere in the procedure, do let us know in the comment section below. Keep visiting our page for more such articles. Or you can also subscribe to our newsletter for timely notifications of such posts.

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