Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082

Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082

 Before we start…

When you decide you want more from your device you actually decide to root the system. This basically means that you will be able to benefit of all the system’s options, that might have been restrained until now. Still, you should know that rooting the OS is not enough and you should install a custom recovery image into the phone’s internal system in order to benefit of limitless options and apps.

In this tutorial we are talking about the installing of CWM Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Grand GT – l9082 device.First we will start by flashing the CWM recovery and then we continue with the gaining of root access. The xda- developers have decided to launch the root procedure that requires the CWM recovery tool.

In order to proceed, you have to install the CWM Recovery Tool on your device using the Odin Tool, as it is the only supported way of applying a custom recovery image on a locked devices (usually the CWM recovery can be flashed only on rooted devices).If you follow all the steps in the tutorial you will be able to release the factory settings and be able to use the internal system of the device.

How does CWM recovery help my device?

After installing the CWM Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand, you will be able to benefit more of your device such as: apply customization, restoration, maintenance, backup. If you want to update a custom ROM firmware at one point, you will need the custom recovery image, and who doesn’t?

You should know that the operation of installing CWM Recovery is unofficial, not licensed by Samsung Electronics and if you don’t follow all the steps provided accordingly, you might brick your device. The warranty of the device will not get void when you install the CWM recovery on the Galaxy Grand. Still, you should know that proceeding to rooting the device, you will lose the warranty.

You should be sure you…

Backup your personal data on the Samsung Galaxy Grand.  Of course, the Odin tool will be used on the flashing process, but it is better to be sure, as through the process you might need to wipe the system. So, we recommend you to create a backup of your data, starting with contact, the EFS folder, the market apps, the call logs and ending with internet settings and text messages or whatever you consider necessary to keep. This is a good exercise as that is how you will clean up all the unnecessary data you have on the device.

You will need to install the Odin tool and have access to a computer which is running Windows.

Also, you need a USB cable in order to connect the computer to the device.

Have all the security protection deactivated. Be sure the antivirus programs and the Firewall tools are also deactivated.

Be sure the battery is more than 60% power on – you should be sure as otherwise your process might be stopped if the phones turns off.

Enable the USB debugging option on your Samsung Galaxy Grand.

Note: Don’t apply this tutorial on other devices rather than Samsung Galaxy Grand model number GT-I9082. If you do this on other Android based phone you might end up in bricking the device or simply not be able to enjoy the installation. Before we proceed, we need to thank the xda- developers for the tutorial.

Step-by-step tutorial on how to install the CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Grand GT – l9082

Step 1: You should have the Samsung Galaxy Grand drivers installed on your device; if you don’t, follow the link in order to download and flash them: download Samsung KIES

Step 2: Download the Odin tool from here: download Odin. Then extract and install the program on the computer – you will be guided by the steps provided.

Step 3: Use the link  here in order to download the CWM recovery file and extract it on the computer. We recommend you to use the desktop as a storage location, as you will find the file easier.

Step 4: Run the Odin tool on the computer.

Step 5: This is an easy step: just turn off your Samsung Galaxy Grand

Step 6: You now  need to reboot the device by pressing the  Power, Home and Volume Down buttons at the same time, just for 3-4 seconds.

Step 7: Your device will automatically be booted into download mode.

Step 8: After the device is in download mode, connect the Galaxy Grand with the computer using the USB cable.

Step 9: Notice that on the Odin tool, the ID: COM section is yellow or blue – and the “added” message is displayed

Step 10: Skip if step 9 was ok; if step 9 did not work, close the Odin tool, disconnect the USB cable and use the Samsung Kies kit in order to install the drivers again and start the operation from step 4.

Step 11: For all the users, select the “PDA” option in Odin.

Step 12: Now you need the CWM recovery file which you will find on the desktop (if you followed our advice)

Step 13: Check the Odin options: “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” and be sure they are checked.

Step 14: Check the re-partition option and be sure it is enabled.

Step 15: Click on “Start” and proceed to step 16

Step 16: The custom recovery image started to download on your Galaxy Grand.

Step 17:  You will see that the Odin tool will display you the “pass” message.

Step 18:  In order to finish, you should wait for the phone to reboot and remove the USB cable.


During the process of installing the CWM recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand you might have some issues such as: the Odin tool gets stuck or your phone enters in a boot loop order.  Don’t panic if this happens, you may solve them very easy, as it follows:

  • Situation 1: Odin gets stuck

Close the Odin tool

Unplug the USB cable and disconnect the phone from the computer.

Restart the phone

Re-install all the necessary drivers on your computer, using the Samsung Kies kit.

Run the Odin tool

Reconnect the phone to the computer and return to the process.

It works, right?

  • Situation 2: the handset gets stuck in a boot loop:

Reboot the device following this method: press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.

Boot into recovery mode and then wipe the system. In order to do this, select  “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.

You need to return to the recovery menu by selecting: “+++go back+++”.

Now choose the “reboot system now” and it should work.

Congrats, you have managed to install the CWM recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand GT – l9082. Now if you want to boot into recovery you can do it by pressing the Volume Up, Power and Home buttons at the same time.

Now you can follow our site in order to see the tutorials for rooting the Samsung Galaxy Grand GT – l9082 using the CWM recovery you have newly installed on the device.

If you have already tried this method, please share your impressions with us through the comments area below.  If you have experienced any problem, let us know as you might be helpful to other users also.

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  • Amith B L

    No instruction on how to procure pit file!! Can somebody help me out

  • Azeem Ishaq

    I did the process as explained for CWM but i did one mistake in the beginning. instead of clicking PDA, i selected Boot-loader and finish the process with no error on the left side message box written that ” All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”
    When i realized the mistake I did the CMW process again but this time with PDA option and again it all went fine with no errors as below:
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:15)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!
    RQT_CLOSE !!
    RES OK !!
    Remain Port …. 0
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    But when i try to root it while in recovery mode, there is not option for “install zip from sd card” . only these options are mentioned:
    reboot system now
    apply update from ADB
    apply update from external storage
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    apply update from cache

    by selecting option like reboot system now or upgrade from external storage give me dead android picture with red triangular exclamation mark on it
    my android version is 4.1.2. Where is the mistake and how can i resolve it to make my grand duos rooted.
    BTW, my phone is working fine with no errors or any problem after all this.