Just one question. This CWM mod increases the binary count? If i flash the phone with another rom after install this mod the binary counter is increased?
About the problem refering the issue with hardware buttons after flashing a 4.1.2 rom i see that happens always, but if you lock the phone using the left button and unlock the phone, the buttons works again without problem. It's not necessary to downgrade the phone to 4.1.1.
Few days ago an official CWM recovery was made from the ClokworkMod team for our device. Here you can find the link for the site to download or you can download the ROM Manager app from the play store. It's version 188.8.131.52 and it is the latest version.
It's official so don't ask if it work, cos it works.
This has nothing to do with me, it's not my work, i'm just sharing the info!