How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM 6) on Galaxy S4 I9500

Although its still the experimental build, you can now download and flash ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S4 I9500. It’s still early stages and this build of CWM 6 for I9500 is not tested properly, so flashing it on your device could be risky. However the developer, who goes by the name emvno, has also packed the stock Galaxy S4 recovery so you can always revert back if things don’t go as expected. Here is a detailed step by step guide with instructions on how to flash CWM on your device:

How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S4 I9500

Warning: This is an experimental build of CWM 6 for Galaxy S4. So, continue at your own risk.

Before you Begin:

Task 1: Backup all your important data as it will be wiped during the process.

Task 2: Make sure USB Drivers for Galaxy S4 are installed on your PC.

Task 3: Enable USB Debugging on your device.

Task 4: You will also need to root Galaxy S4 I9500.

Tutorial: Flash CWM on I9500 Galaxy S4

Step 1: Download the experimental build of ClockworkMod Recovery: CWM-i9500_EXP.tar.

Step 2: Download Odin, a tool that will be used to flash recovery on your device: Odin3_v3.04.zip.

Step 3: Unzip the downloaded Odin3_v3.04.zip file. Then run Odin3_v3.04.exe file to launch the app.

Step 4: Boot Galaxy S4 in download mode. To do this:

  • Switch off your device.
  • Press & hold Volume down + Home and then press Power button.
  • Press Power button again to confirm booting in download mode.

Step 5: Now connect your device to the computer.

Important: Make sure that Samsung Kies is NOT running while Odin app should be running.

Odin will now detect the connected device. You will see one of the ID:COM boxes turning yellow and displaying the COM port number. If this happens, it means that Odin has successfully detected your device and you are good to go.

If Odin does not detect your device, make sure you have USB drivers installed on the PC. You can also try using a different USB port.

Step 6: In Odin, click on PDA button and then select the CWM-i9500_EXP.tar file that you downloaded in step 1.

Step 7: Make sure “F . Reset Time” and “Auto Reboot” checkboxes are selected while others should be unchecked.

Step 8: Now click on “Start” button to kick off the process.

Odin will now flash ClockworkMod Recovery on your Galaxy S4 I9500 device. Please be patient as it may take some time. Once the process is complete, your phone will reboot and you will have CWM installed. Enjoy!


Rashid Saeed

I blog about the hottest and latest news updates and trends in the smartphone industry - in particular, the Android platform.

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