Development for Samsung Galaxy S3 has been rapidly moving forward and third-party developers have been avidly working on providing new tweaks and ROMs. Furthermore, we now have an official version of ClockworkMod recovery for S3. The credit for this feat goes to XDA member “mskip”. This official version of ClockworkMod Touch Recovery has been repacked into a tar file and can be easily flashed using Odin / Mobile Odin. So if you want the official ClockworkMod Touch Recovery for your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, then see the instructions given below or check out the walkthrough video given at the end of this post. For a complete guide to the rooting process of S3, check out this post: How to root Samsung Galaxy S 3.
This CWM version is 126.96.36.199 and if you have flashed files with Odin before, then you wouldn’t have any issues installing ClockworkMod recovery for S3. New users should also not have any issues with the installation of this recovery as the process involved is quite easy.
Please follow this guide at your own risk. WML Cloud and its team will not be responsible if your Samsung Galaxy S III gets damaged or bricked during the below mentioned process. It is advised that you should check out the link given at the end of this post for additional information and to find out about the current status of this process.
Step 1: To get started, put your phone in “Download Mode” by pressing the Volume Down+Home+Power button.
Step 2: Run Odin and ensure that everything other than Auto Reboot is unchecked.
Step 3: Hit PDA button and select the recovery (TAR) file.
Step 4: Odin will now setup. Connect the device to your PC with the USB cable and after you see it connected with Odin, press the Start button to flash the recovery.
Step 5: After recovery gets flashed your phone will restart and boot the OS. To ensure that ClockworkMod recovery is properly installed, press the Volume Up + Home key + Power button and release the power button when the device displays the boot logo. This will take you to recovery mode.
Still confused? See the video walkthrough of the installation process.
For any kind of queries, concerns or information about updates, head over to the XDA Developer’s Forum link given below.
[via Samsung Galaxy S3 thread at XDA-Developers]
[Video Courtesy: Totally Dubbed HD YouTube Channel]