How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S3 LTE I9305 | AndroidEgis

Not a while, the Samsung added another member to the Galaxy S3 family “LTE”, the new Galaxy S3 LTE variant features quad-core Exynos processor instead of the dual-core that we saw in US Galaxy S3 variant and it comes with the

with the TouchWiz”Nature UX”graphical user interface. But there’s no Android life without the customization and for installation of new MODs, tweaks and custom ROMs on your phone, you have to install a better custom recovery like ClockworkMod and TWRP.

The Android development community has successfully ported the ClockworkMod recovery to the new Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, the ClockworkMod is a well-known custom recovery for Android devices out there for the installation of .zip files containing custom ROMs, MODs and other tweaks as well as backing up the phone’s firmware and wiping device when you need.

Read on how to install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on Galaxy S3 LTE GT-i9305, don’t apply on any other mode, you may check your Galaxy S3 model from Setting>About Phone. Before installation you should make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use , lastly use


DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide. T

Step #1: Download the

(I9305_CWM_Recovery.tar.md5) to computer.

Step #2: Download the

( to your PC too, you need it for installation of recovery.

Step #3: Unzip the downloaded file into a folder.

Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 v3.04.exe

Step #5: Turn the device off.

Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode, to do so, reboot your Galaxy S3 LTE by holding down volume down, home and power button until you see a warning screen on the phone, then press the volume up button and it will take you to download mode.

Step #7: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will change its color and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).

Step #8: Click on PDA Button and locate I9305_CWM_Recovery.tar.md5 that you downloaded in the first step (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).

Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.

Step #10: Unplug the phone from PC.

That’s it, you’re done, the ClockworkMod Recovery is now installed on your Galaxy S3 LTE, to put phone into recovery mode, turn off the phone and reboot it by holding down volume up, home and power buttons. If you got stuck any problem during the installation, sound off it in the below comment section and we’ll help you, enjoy!


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October 6th, 2012

hi, im from singapore and using the GT-I9305 set. following to your method of getting CWM into the gs3 lte set is not possible. Please help!


October 10th, 2012

Hi Rehman~ I got similar issues with Ed. I tried the steps…ODIN doesnt detect my s3 lte, but it does detect if I start the download mode with usb connected, before opening the ODIN program. This way the ODIN program will detect and show added message. I start the process in ODIN, it shows passed! However I tried starting the recvoery mode, it is still the normal android recovery mode…not CWM. But it does show information on top that it had download 2 custom binaries and the official binary is still Samsung. Any idea what’s wrong? Thanks in Advance!


October 24th, 2012


Ive tried rooting my Samsung Galaxy S3 i9305 but it hangs at the updating firmware part via Odin.


Enter CS for MD5..

Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

Please wait..

I9305_CWM_Recovery.tar.md5 is valid.

Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

Leave CS..

Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..

File analysis..



Get PIT for mapping..

Firmware update start..


Ive been waiting for an hour but nothing happens

I have removed the battery for a few seconds and rebooted to download mode, completed all the suggested steps above but still does not work.

Have i missed something here?



November 6th, 2012

Same issue as Ben.

ODIN shows the program has uploaded (PASS) however, when I try to start the recovery mode it’s the Android system recovery page and not the CWM.

And I’m in Singapore too (though that may not be the issue!)


April 19th, 2013

odin keeps fail, in nc usa, tried at least 30 times keeps saying fail.


April 24th, 2013

Doesn’t work for me either…. From Aus. My phone is already at 4.1.2… maybe that has something to do with it….


August 21st, 2013

Same problem, try using another cable.

I kept failing with one generic cable, swapped to the official cable and it just worked!


September 24th, 2013

After installing CWM I cant enter CWM recovery. I only get to the stock Android Recovery menu. I used Odin and know that CWM is installed as I cant see it in ROM Manager. But why cant I use it??

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