July 5, 2013

How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on Galaxy S4 I9505

ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) is a replacement recovery option for Android devices, made by Koushik "Koush" Dutta. It is based on the Android 2.1 (Eclair) recovery image. ClockworkMod Recovery allowing users to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren't possible with the stock recovery, and is one of the most common ways used to gain root access, back up device data, install custom ROMs, kernels, themes & mods, and more.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 users can now install ClockworkMod Recovery on their devices using the tutorial below.

1. Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy S4 I9505 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
6. The ClockworkMod Recovery file works only on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 I9505 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. ClockworkMod Recovery (Mirror Link) for Galaxy S4 I9505 (i9505-cwm-recovery-
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S4 I9505
Step 1: Extract Odin 3.07 file using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Switch off the Galaxy S4 I9505. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Launch Odin on the computer.
Step 4: Connect the Galaxy S4 I9505 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.
Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the i9505-cwm-recovery- file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is NOT selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

That's it, ClockworkMod Recovery is now installed on your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.
ClockworkMod Recovery

This method was originally posted via XDA-Developer original thread.


  1. can i use this with the latest cwm recovery img posted on his site?

  2. use this tool to make a tar.md5 file from the img and you're good to go:

    Also, on odin 3.09 the button is now named AP instead of PDA, just FYI

  3. Should i have rooted or not rooted