Question [Q] Photon 4g Gingerbread to Jelly bean help

Ok i'm trying to upgrade my ROM from gingerbread 2.3.5 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 I found a guide but can't finish what it says because when I go into recovery mode it takes me to the regular phone recovery mode instead of the Clockwork recovery mode (which i downloaded and installed per the guide). I'm really wondering if anyone can help me with this or know where i can find a better guide on how to upgrade my ROM. Is it even possible to upgrade straight from 2.3.5 to 4.1.2 or do I need to upgrade to ICS before going to Jelly bean?