While it’s predecessors enjoyed fairly fantastic run at the development forums and they still get treated with more and more ROMs with every single day that ticks up the count but now it’s time for the new lad to rock the proceedings. As we have already posted the tutorial to get the powerhouse rooted, the best of it cannot be pulled out unless you flash some Custom ROMs or tweaked up kernels onto the device.
In order to flash in custom firmwares/kernels, you must setup a custom recovery first. Being the best in the business, one simply can’t skip talking about the CWM recovery. CWM or ClockworkMod recoveries are feature rich and add a lot of extras over the stock recoveries that come inbuilt from the manufacturer. You can flash any flashable zip, mount USB in the recovery mode or create/delete partitions using the CWM that makes it easier to get hold of most of your phone even when it is in the recovery mode. So apart from all the talks, let us get started with the installation procedure for the same on you Samsung Galaxy S5 GT-i9500.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
- Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
- Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
- Make sure your phone is not locked to any network!
Note:Please make sure you have the correct set of drivers for your phone installed on your PC or Odin won’t recognise your phone.
How To Install ClockWorkMod Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9500 :
Download Odin and CWM package to your computer. Extract the contents of the firmware zip file to a fresh folder on your PC. Now turn off your device and boot it into download mode. For that, you need to press volume down button and power button together till you see the Warning screen and then press the volume up button to log into the download mode. Now open Odin and connect your device to the PC via USB Cable. Before your proceed, make sure the ID:Com section in Odin turns yellow. If id doesn’t, you need to check your device drivers. Now click on the PDA button in Odin and select the .tar file from the extracted contents of the firmware zip file.
Done with that, wait for the phone to take a reboot. If it booted up properly, reboot it again in the recovery mode(Volume up+power button and release the power button as soon as the splash screen comes up!) and holla! your phone will boot up in the CWM recovery as the recovery setup has completed!
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