Almost anyone who has ever installed a custom ROM on their device knows how important it is to have a custom recovery installed on your device. It doesn’t really matter whether you are a TWRP guy or someone who prefers CWM as at the end of the day both of them manage to accomplish the same tasks. That being said, this guide however will focus on how you can install the CWM custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
Now, there are several methods you can adapt for installing CWM recovery on your Galaxy S4 but here we will only share two methods with you. One is via Odin and the other one is flashing the recovery through your phone’s SD card.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages that might be done to your device either during or after the process, so proceed at your own risk.
Prerequisites: You need Odin installed on your computer if you are going to opt for Method I if that isn’t your thing, then you can simply opt for the simpler approach offered by Method II.
- Download the required file from here, it will have a .tar format.
- Boot into your phone’s Download mode by rebooting and pressing the Vol. Down + Home + Power key
- See if Odin recognizes your device, you will see a light blue figure on the top side of Odin.
- Click PDA, select GT-I9500-CWM-18.104.22.168.tar and click start.
- Wait for your device to reboot and that’s it you’re done.
- Download the file required for the job from here. It will have a .zip format.
- Put it on your phone’s SD card and boot into its recovery (Reboot with vol. up + home + power key)
- Flash the downloaded .zip file from the option available in the stock recovery, same if you’re already running some sort of custom.
- That’s it you’re done with flashing CWP recovery on your Galaxy S4.
Happy flashing everybody.
Odin Download Link: Click here
Method I (.tar) CWM File Link: Click here
Method II (.zip) CWM File Link: Click here