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Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy Star S5280 / S5282

You can now install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery 6 on Samsung Galaxy Star S5280 / S5282. One is the single SIM variant and the Galaxy Star Duos S5282 has an option for dual SIM cards. The amount of custom firmwares are very limited but now we have CWM which will help developers to pump out new custom ROMs for this phone. You can easily install ClockworkMod recovery on Galaxy Star S5280 or Galaxy Star Duos S5282 using the tutorial below. If you run into any problems or issues, leave us a comment below.

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Star S5280 / S5282 with CWM custom recovery using ODIN. Both of these phones are an entry-level devices, but it is always an advantage to install a custom recovery on them. Installing CWM recovery would allow you to install custom ROMs, root your phone and install themes on your phone which are not allowed otherwise through the usual stock recovery. Make sure you do not forget to backup all your personal data and apps before proceeding. This step is just for precaution as we don’t want anyone to lose their apps and other phone data. Don’t forget to read all the backup tips below. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Samsung Galaxy Star S5280 / S5282 - ClockworkMod Recovery

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 ( 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 Details:

ClockworkMod custom recovery will allow you to do so much more with your Galaxy Star. Our favourite, you will be able to backup and restore your phone, install many other custom ROMs and many other mods and system tweaks like new themes. This tutorial is strictly for the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy Star S52820
  • Samsung Galaxy Star Duos S5282 (Dual SIM)

Samsung Galaxy Star 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 Star properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Star 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.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Star S5280 / S5282 with ClockworkMod recovery.

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