Originally Posted by j2thar1st
Ok I have the advanced mode checked in CWM but I don't see an advanced section. Am I missing something? (I have CWM premium)
Could you explain a bit on that? Would I be selecting the PDA option and and getting my phone in downloader mode the way I had to when I recovered it from a soft brick? (I apologize if I'm asking stupid/noob questions. I have been searching through tons of threads and it gets a bit overwhelming trying to find the exact info I'm seeking.)
You are all sorts of screwed up buddy. You use odin to root and install cwm to your phone. After that you are all done with odin. You access CWM with your phone, not your computer.
You use this to root your phone and install CWM. There are other methods, but I have only used odin. Here it is:
After following that you will have super user, CWM, and you will be rooted. To access CWM you power down your phone. Ok, phone is off, now you hold volume up, volume down, and the power button all at the same time. When the samsung logo appears release the power button but keep both volume keys pressed until CWM screen comes on. From there you will find all the options you need.
If you are already rooted and have CWM installed on your phone, skip the whole lecture on odin and proceed to power down and holding the buttons. Hopefully this helps you. Make sure you read everything and understand it first, you sound really confused, brother. Hope this helps.