Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552 – How To

You probably already knew that custom ROM based on Android 4.4 KitKat required latest ClockworkMod Recovery or higher version. We already covered Android 4.4 KitKat ROM for Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552, that’s why we decided to write an installation process of CWM Recovery on Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552 for those who yet to install this latest CWM recovery.

Related Readings:

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552: Root + ClockworkMod Recovery – How To Guide

If you don’t know then, stock recovery comes with various limitation including lack of backup and flashing a custom firmware ability. On the other hand custom recovery such as CWM recovery allow you to do various task including ability to flash custom ROMs and other signed zip, backup and restore whole system, can clear Dalvik cache, can fix permission and many more. The latest ClockworkMod Recovery also comes with various added features. Here is a list of features that added to latest ClockworkMod Recovery


What’s new:

  • Kit Kat compatibility
  • Prevent scroll drifting in swipe recovery
  • minui: Allow devices to blank/unblank using LCD backlight
  • verifier: update to support certificates using SHA-256
  • Start healthd in recovery
  • copy logs to cache more aggressively
  • fix adb secure in recovery
  • fix mounting vold managed partitions
  • menu fixes
  • Add option: quick install from last location
  • cleanup code
  • allow clean reboots
  • Do data/media checks first in format_device()
  • Add support for performance control
  • Define paths for recovery settings files in a separate header
  • su: Update for latest su daemon compatibility
  • install: Support downgrade scenarios
  • install: Fix possible overflow condition in the updater “scanner”
  • correctly mount tmpfs as /tmp in recovery
  • Use cat for adb backup
  • Fix up bu restore
  • New mount/format capabilities function for Mounts menu
  • Enable perf mode only in tar(.gz) compress/extract wrappers
  • Do not use performance mode during package install
  • Fix mkfs.f2fs calling in roots
  • Fix recovery reboot command by adding the init sys.powerctl property

**All said feature may not work since its an unofficial build.



This tutorial is only for Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide. [Optional]

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Percentage on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552. [Guide].

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. recovery.tar.md5

How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552

  1. Download Odin v3.09.
  2. Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.09.exe along with few other files.
  3. Power off your Android device. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  4. Now, put the Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552 in Download Mode by pressing and holding down the Volume Down, Home and the Power button together. A warning screen will come up; press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
  5. Now run Odin3 v3.09.exe (see Step 3) as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete the process smoothly (only applicable Windows Vista and higher).
  6. Now connect your device to your PC using USB cable. An “Added!!” massage will appear in Odin’s message box. If you don’t get the same then you should try another USB port (try USB port located in back in your desktop PC). If that too don’t work then you should reinstall the driver. If you successfully see the “Added!!” message in Odin then you are ready to go in next step. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if you successfully added your device.
  7. Click the AP Button, and select that .tar.md5 file that you downloaded earlier. If you are using old Odin then add the file to PDA button.
  8. In Odin window, make sure only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected.
  9. Double check everything that we mentioned in Step 7 & Step 8 above. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
  10. Once flashing completed, your Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552 will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Congrats! You just installed latest ClockworkMod Recovery (unofficial) on Galaxy Grand Quattro GT-I8552. This flashable zip shared by rahulsnair. To boot into recovery, turn your device off then press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button for few seconds and soon you will see the ClockworkMod Recovery screen. In recovery use Volume rockers to scroll between options and Power button to select an option. [source]



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