Install ClockWorkMod Recovery and Rooting Samsung Galaxy S4

install cwm and root samsung galaxy s4

Should we root Samsung Galaxy S4?
Root on android is same with Jailbreak on Apple devices. Basically, root make owner privilege to make modifications in their device system. This modification like changing the ROM, add other script or firmware and install some application that need root condition.

Before  root  your device, we recommend to make some data backup from your device. Just in case if an error occurs after root.

Preparation before  root Samsung Galaxy S4

There are some applications and files that you need to prepare before doing this process.

  1. Samsung USB drivers
    To ensure that Samsung Galaxy S4 is recognize by windows.
  2. Odin
    this application need to install on your PC/laptop, this application allow you to do flashing or installing applications from outside the device
  3.  ClockWorkMod (CWM) recovery
    this is the application will replace the default android recovery. The advantage of this custom recovery is the additional options that are not available in the default recovery.
  4. Super SU
    An android application, useful to enter into the android system.

Install ClockWorkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S4

First of all you have  boot in download mode. Shutdown Samsung S4, then press volume down + power + home buttons simultaneously and hold about 5 seconds.

When you see the warning on your screen then release the power button. Go to next option by pressing volume up or volume down. Press volume up to proceed to the download mode.

Open the ODIN and connect your device to the computer via microUSB cable, wait until your device recognizes by ODIN (you will see a yellow box with port that used). If your device has not been recognize, try to remove and reconnect microUSB cable. Install the driver when it is necessary

In ODIN, make sure only “Auto Reboot” option  that selected, click PDA button and give a file path to  cofface_I9500_cwm_recovery_en_new. tar file and then press the start button

Samsung Galaxy S4  will restart, wait until you see the green box with the words “pass!”, this indicates that device flashing process is success.

Root Samsung Galaxy S4

Copy SuperSU into the memory of your device, and then turn off the S4.

Press the Volume up + home + power buttons at the same time and hold approximately 5 seconds, when Samsung logo appear release power button but still hold the other two buttons. This way you will boot into recovery mode (CWM)

Select “Install Zip From SDcard” > “Choose Zip from SDcard” > select  “0/” directory > find SuperSU file that already copy in memory, select the file > press “yes” to continue the process.

This step will install the SU binary and  SuperSU applications on Samsung Galaxy S4, this is necessary so your device can be “Root”

Return to the main menu and do a reboot and boot normally in to the android. You will see a “SuperSu” application installed on your system, run the application and perform a binary update.

Well done Samsung Galaxy S4 now is root.

Additional Steps

When you want to make sure the device you are root, you can install the “Titanium Backup” from the app store.

Do With Your Own Risk

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