Monday, June 11, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300: How to flash ClockworkMod Recovery

ClockworkMod Recovery has finally arrived for Samsung’s newest flagship phone, and it certainly means good news for Galaxy S3 owners. XDA Developers member Chainfire, who is known in the development community for bringing Chainfire 3D and other mods and hacks, has done it again by bringing the famous ClockworkMod Recovery to the Galaxy S3. Installing the recovery is pretty easy and can be done via Odin3. The only concern that is still plaguing the recovery from receiving accolades, is that we still can’t verify if the Galaxy S3 suffers the same eMMC bug that recent phones like the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2 suffer from. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the eMMC bug is dangerous enough–it can hard-brick your device. The good news is that Chainfire managed to correctly patch the code and it should have a high chance of working on your device without making a serious mess. If you still want to proceed with installing ClockworkMod Recovery on your Galaxy S3, then continue reading the rest of this tutorial. Warning The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S3, model number GT-I9300. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes. The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances. Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide. Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions. Requirements Rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 For help with rooting, see our guide on how to flash an insecure kernel and root the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. A Windows PC Install the appropriate USB drivers for your phone on your computer. You may get the drivers by installing Samsung KIES. Temporarily disable Samsung KIES, anti-virus tools, and firewall software as they may disrupt Odin3 during the flashing process. Enable USB Debugging on your phone. You can do this by heading to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Make sure that there is a check mark beside that option. Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data. For backup tips, check our guides on how to sync your data to the cloud and how to create local backups of your mobile data. Instructions Download the following files and save them to your PC: ClockworkMod Recovery image for the Galaxy S3 (, 6.3 MB) Odin Software (, 198.4 kB) Extract the ClockworkMod and Odin3 ZIP files using any extracting software such as WinZIP or 7-Zip. Place the files inside a single folder. You should be able to acquire a .tarfile from the ClockworkMod Recovery ZIP file and an .exe file from the Odin3 ZIP file. Launch Odin3 by double-clicking Odin3 v1.85.exe which you got from extracting the Odin 1.85 zip file. Turn off your phone completely. Boot your phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down, Home, and Power buttons until the screen turns on. Press Volume Up to enter Download Mode. Connect your Galaxy S3 to your computer via USB cable. You should get a message “Added!” under Odin’s message box indicating a successful communication with your phone to your computer. If you no such message appears, then Odin3 failed to recognize your device. Simply reinstall your USB device drivers for the Galaxy S3. Inside Odin, select the PDA button then browse for the ClockworkMod Recovery.tar file. Important! Do not make any changes in Odin except the ones being mentioned in this guide. Leave all other boxes as they are. Make sure that the “Re-Partition” check box is not selected. Once the necessary files and configurations are in place, it’s time to install CWM. Select the START button in Odin3 to begin flashing ClockworkMod Recovery on your phone. As soon as the installation process is finished, your phone should automatically reboot itself. As soon as you see the Samsung logo, you can now safely disconnect your phone from your PC. You will also get a “PASS” message in Odin’s message box indicating a successful installation. After the phone boots up to normal, you’ll be able to see ClockworkMod Recovery app on your app drawer. To boot into ClockworkMod Recovery, simply restart your phone and hold down the Volume Up, Home, and Power button until you see the Samsung logo. You’ll be then taken to ClockworkMod Recovery. Use the Volume rocker keys to navigate and Power button to select. Congratulations! You successfully installed ClockworkMod Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. wholesale accessories,ipad accessories,ipod accessories,iphone accessories

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