Last updated on May 20th, 2014
We have already covered how to root all variants of Samsung Galaxy S5 except the Verizon and AT&T variant as they are very strict in these terms and thus developers are unable to root them so quickly as compare to other variants but do not underestimate the XDA developers, they will soon come up with a solution. Now when you’ve successfully rooted your Galaxy S5, now its time to try something different and install a Custom Recovery. In this guide we’ll learn how to safely flash ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S5. This recovery works on all models of Galaxy S5 except AT&T and Verizon. So let’s move on and learn how to flash CWM Custom Recovery.
Before you proceed for the installation process make sure that you have already rooted your GS5. If not link is given above! Proceed at your own risk.
CWM Recovery currently Supports the following variants of Samsung Galaxy S5:
- Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (International Qualcomm)
- Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (International Exynos)
- Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T
- Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Canadian variant
- Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS)
How to Flash ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S5
Step 1: First of all download CWM recovery image for Galaxy S5.
Step 2: Also download Samsung Flashing application
Step 3: Unzip the Odin3 folder and put the CMW recovery tar.md5 image file in the same folder.
Step 4: Run Odin3 application.
Step 5: Turn Off your Galaxy S5 and Reboot it into Download Mode, Hold the Volume Down+Home and Power buttons altogether at the same time. Further hit the Volume Up to continue.
Step 6: In Odin3 settings make sure that Repartition is not checked.
Step 7: Click on the PDA button and select the philz_touch_6.26.6-klte.tar.md5 from the folder.
Step 8: Hit the START button to flash the latest version of CWM recovery on Galaxy S5.
Wait for Odin3 to flash the recovery file, In a while it will be completed, once done, your phone will automatically reboots. Now to verify that you’ve successfully flushed the recovery you need to reboot your phone into Custom Recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up+Home+Power, buttons simultaneously.
Congratulations!! You’ve successfully installed CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S5. What’s next? Well you’ve now much control over your device, you can now take full backup of your phone via the Recovery, you can flash Custom ROM to optimize and customize your user experience. Let’s see and wait for the developers to release Mods and Custom ROMs for your device. Do not forget to share your experience and feel free to ask any questions! You can also follow the discussion @ official xda thread.