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How to Install Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 ClockworkMod Recovery 6 – Complete Guide

Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 can be updated with ClockworkMod Recovery 6, the most popular custom recovery available for Android phones. PhilZ Touch is a CWM Advanced Edition that adds all the features you could ever miss in ClockworkMod. It also adds a full touch interface with a completely configurable GUI. You can install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware using the tutorial below. Please note, this tutorial is NOT firmware dependent, so it will work with future Android updates as well — including the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware!

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 with ClockworkMod Recovery 6, using ODIN – the flashing tool for Samsung devices. A custom recovery like ClockworkMod allows you to install custom ROMs, root Galaxy S4 LTE I9505, create Nandroid backups or restore your phone and most of all, you can easily install additional system tweaks as well. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out this tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose any data, and anything could go wrong unexpectedly. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505:

This CWM Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given on the next page for those who want to install this CWM Recovery on their phones.

clockworkmod-cwm-recovery

Samsung Galaxy S4 has a huge list of custom ROMs, because of its popularity and most of them are installed using CWM. Of course, you can always enjoy the added benefits of a custom recovery with ClockworkMod 6.

You might be interested in the following article as well:

Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S4 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 with ClockworkMod Recovery 6.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

1 Comment

  • Hi,
    I’ve tried this method with my s4 i9505, with the stock firmware you mention. But after installing the recovery with odin, wich tells “PASS”, my phone reboots directly in normal mode without going in the recovery. And when I launch it in recovery mode, I’ve the stock recovery so I haven’t tried to flash supersu. Is there a way to fix my pb ?
    Many thanks !
    Benoit

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