Though Samsung Galaxy S4 have not been released in all the countries but development for its customizations have started. Noone will deny that Galaxy S4 is the best smartphone available in the market and it is becoming even better because of the involvement of experienced developers in its development. FirstlyChainfire Found a Rooting method for it, and now emwno have developed CWM and TWRP For it. It will not be wrong to say that this device is receiving updates very fastly as compared to the other devices. It is sure that this device will leave other devices far behind in developement.
This has been tested on i9500. No Bricks, installation went smooth, boots to CWM without problems.


ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM):

ClockworkMod, abbreviated as CWM, is a popular custom recovery for Android phones and tablets developed by Koushik Dutta (Koush), a well-known name in the Android dev community. ClockworkMod recovery allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery, and is one of the most common ways used to gain root access, back up device data, install custom ROMs, kernels, themes & mods, and more.

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP):

Team Win Recovery Project 2.4, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features.  It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash.  The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able.  You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.


  1. Download the CWM Package here and TWRP Package here. DO NOT EXTRACT THIS FILE! If you end up with a recovery.img file then smack yourself and start again.
  2. Download Odin (windows only) here and unzip it to a folder on your PC
  3. Put your phone in download mode (Turn off the Galaxy S4 and enter Download Mode. Press and hold Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the construction Android robot and a triangle are seen. Press the Power button again to enter Download Mode) 
  4. Plug your usb cable in.
  5. Start Odin (Odin3-vX.X.exe) 
  6. NOTE: When Odin opens you should see that the first box at the top under ID:COM should turn blue and 'Added' should appear in the message box in Odin.
  7. Make sure 'Auto Reboot' and 'F.Reset Time' are ticked in Odin and nothing else.
  8. Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
  9. Click on the 'PDA' button in Odin and browse to the recovery tar file that you downloaded.
  10. Click on 'Start' to flash CWM or TWRP to your phone.
    NOTE: You can see whats happening in the message box in Odin. When the flash completes you should see 'RESET' in the top left the box and your phone will reboot.
  11. You now have CWM Touch Recovery / TWRP permanently flashed.

How to Access ClockworkMod Touch / TWRP

  1. Unplug the USB cable.
  2. Shut down the phone.
  3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.
NOTE: If you encounter any problem or issue, then download Stock recovery package here and flash it using Odin in the same way as you flashed CWM or TWRP. 

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