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Install CWM Recovery 6 on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 G900T – Complete Guide

CWM Recovery 6 for the T-Mobile Galaxy S5 G900T is available for installation now. And with that, we have a complete guide on how to exactly to do with all the needed files and necessary steps given below. ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM6) has a huge number of benefits and will help you make the best of your beast phone — Samsung Galaxy S5. You can install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 G900T with Android 4.4.2 KitKat 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 4.4.2 KitKat firmware!

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy S5 G900T 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 S5 G900T, 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.

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900F / SM-G900H

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 😉

You might be interested in the following article as well:

ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery 6 on Galaxy S5 G900T:

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.


Our tutorial on the next page explains how you can install this ClockworkMod Recovery 6 custom recovery on the following models of the T-Mobile Galaxy S5:

  • T-Mobile Galaxy S5 G900T

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 will be getting 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.

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 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 T-Mobile Galaxy S5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download T-Mobile Galaxy S5 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, Jelly Bean and KitKat.

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 T-Mobile Galaxy S5 G900T 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.


  • When I boot my phone into Download, the steps you have above does not show the construction Android robot and a triangle. I get “Warning!!, A custom OS can cause critical problems in phone and installed applications. If you want to download a custom OS, press the volume up key. Otherwise, press the volume down key to cancel.” When I press the up I get a green Droid with the word “Downloading”. Then I open ODIN, plug in my phone and only get a blue bar, it never turns yellow…
    ANY IDEAS???

  • I’m attempting to do the same thing. After booting my phone into download, it’s giving me the dummy warning. It tells me my phone’s in ODIN mode, however, ODIN on my pc never registers as “yellow” it shows it as blue, in fact. I’ve tried to still flash cwm onto my phone in this state, and it’s showing as an ‘invalid binary’. Any help would be appreciated

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