Please report any bugs here in this thread. I don't have a T217 to test on, so I'm relying on your reports.
Please test and report if it you can/can't backup to the external sdcard. Please include in your report: what size sdcard and whether it is formatted exfat or fat32.
Internal card is mounted as /data/media. That's how things work now, I can't change that.
It takes a few seconds longer for CWM to boot than the stock recovery, so be patient.
Credits go to:
@ketut.kumajaya for tons of help with our previous recoveries and kernels
@hkjr for getting ketut to help
and of course Koush and the CyanogenMod team
Also, thanks to the brave guys in the Q & A thread who tested the earlier versions.
Instructions for ODIN (use T217S.CWM...recovery.tar.zip):
1. Download ODIN on your computer.
2. Power off the device.
3. Restart in "Download Mode" by holding the "HOME" button, "Volume Down" and "Power" all at the same time (for about 5 seconds).
4. Hit the "Volume Up" to enter download mode.
5. Start the ODIN exe program.
6. Un-check Auto Reboot. See notes about ODIN below.
7. Connect the device via USB to your computer. Verify the device shows as "Added" in the Message box. If it doesn't show then you need the Samsung USB drivers (just install KIES to get them).
8. Select "PDA" then choose the recovery file you want to flash.
9. Hit "START" and wait for Odin to complete the flash. Should only take 10-15 seconds.
10. Restart to recovery mode to verify it works (Hold POWER, Volume UP, and the HOME button all at the same time. When you see the Samsung Logo, let go of the POWER button, but keep holding the Volume UP and HOME until you see the recovery screen).
Notes about ODIN
--Make sure that "Re-Partition" is NOT checked.
--Auto Reboot can be un-checked if CWM doesn't flash correctly on your device. Some have reported that un-checking Auto Reboot fixes this issue. If you un-check Auto Reboot, you will need to reboot the device yourself (refer back to step 10).
If the highlight doesn't move on the recovery menu, the selection actually does change. Go ahead and hit Power to select. If the menu goes blank, just hit Volume Up or Down to get it to reappear.
It appears that the menu navigation issue only happens when you use the button combination to boot into recovery. If you use the Quick Boot app or "adb reboot recovery", it seems to work properly.
After you get the custom recovery working, you can flash the latest SuperSu zip to get root.