[RECOVERY][18.06.2012] ClockWorkMod Recovery 5.5.0.4 - "v1.5"

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I am no longer supporting this version of CF-Root. I have personally moved away from permanent custom recoveries. I will still be providing roots by way of CF-Auto-Root (click). The downloads in this thread will remain available, I just won't be updating them.

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If you just want to get your device rooted ASAP, see this thread instead: CF-Root. It includes this recovery in it's installation, and automatically installs root. This thread is for the recovery only.

Check your device model ! Settings -> About device -> Model number. This stuff is made for the GT-I9300 and GT-I9300T, if your model number has a suffix, it may not work, or if it is a totally different model, it will not work (may even brick) !

Not compatible with ROM Manager ! Use the CWM Manager provided instead.

Here's my port of CWM 5.5.0.4 to the SGS3. There's a second version number in the thread title, as I think there will be multiple versions.

As is the case with every SGS release (it happened with the SGS1 and the SGS2, and now again with the SGS3), CWM source isn't built to correctly deal with our setup (internal storage vs sdcard). I had to make a number of changes to the source to get it working correctly. From my tests, it all seems to work, but it's quite possible I missed something (report issues).

(I have tested backup/restore to both internal and external storage, wipes, installing zips from both internal and external, etc, all works as I expect it to)

Aside from the base fixes, there is currently nothing fancy about this build of CWM. I'm not sure if the SGS3 suffers from the brick bug (that SGS2 and Note have), but I patched out the relevant code to be sure (I think). Backups are rather big, system alone is about a GB.

I'll do more some other day!

Instructions - Short

Extract the attached CF-SGS3-CWM-vX.X-vY.Y zip file, to get the tar file you can flash in Odin as PDA.

Instructions - Long

- Follow these instructions to the letter. Do not touch any buttons or checkboxes that are not listed below to touch!
- Unzip the attached Odin3-vX.X.zip file
- Unzip the attached CF-SGS3-CWM-vX.X-vY.Y.zip file
- If you end up with a recovery.img file, you've extracted twice. You need to end up with a .tar file - don't extract that one
- (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
- Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
- Click the PDA button, and select CF-SGS3-CWM-vX.X-vY.Y.tar
- Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold volume-down + home + power to boot - if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button)
- (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
- Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
- Click the Start button
- Wait for the phone to reboot
- Done (if it took you more than 30 seconds, you need practise!)

New to Samsung? Unfamiliar with Odin? Think all the above is a hassle? Get used to it. It's very simple, and us Samsung folk use Odin (or Mobile ODIN ;)) for everything! It's so very very convenient once you get used to it.

Navigation

In recovery, use the volume buttons to move up/down, power or home button to select, and back to go back.

Manually rooting

Note: if you're just flashing CWM to root, it is easiest to follow this thread instead: CF-Root. It includes this recovery in it's installation, and automatically installs root.

Applying root once you have this recovery installed is easy.

- Go to the SuperSU thread and download the CWM-SuperSU-...zip file attached to the first post
- Put the zip file on your sdcard (either internal storage or external sdcard will do)
- Put your phone in recovery mode (turn off phone, then hold volume-up + home + power to boot - release power after one second) - Alternatively, use the "adb reboot recovery" command
- Select "install zip from sdcard"
- Select "choose zip from sdcard" or "choose zip from internal sdcard" (depending on where you put the zip)
- Select the CWM-SuperSU-...zip file
- Done !

Root in ADB

If you root through recovery and are not running a custom kernel, chances are that ADB does not have root when Android is booted. You can enable root in ADB even on stock kernels by using the adbd Insecure app. This does require the device to be rooted!

When flashing a new firmware ...

... you probably want to keep recovery. Most stock firmwares include the stock recovery, so if you flash those with Odin this recovery will be overwritten. Alternatively, if you are using Mobile ODIN to flash, first open the firmware files you want to flash using the "Open file ..." entry (sometimes several times), then select the "Recovery" entry and press the "Clear" button in the popup. This way, recovery will not be overwritten.

CWM Manager

Also attached is CWM Manager, a tool I wrote to manage my CWM kernels and recoveries. Download the APK to your device and open it to install. You may need to go to Settings -> Security -> Device Administration first and enable Unknown sources.

Note that v1.1 or newer of my CWM build is required to use CWM Manager.

Flash counter

To reset the flash counter to 0, see the Triangle Away thread.

OTA's

Since v1.5, flashing OTA updates is supported directly using this recovery. You should however be aware that said OTA will most likely re-install stock recovery and remove this one. Furthermore, it may keep doing so every time you boot. CF-Root v6.3 (and newer) will try to disable this, it is advised you flash that. Just reflashing this CWM recovery will likely not help.

Downloads
CF-SGS3-CWM-v5.5-v1.5.zip
CWMManager-SGS3-v3.60.apk
 

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smaberg

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works great for me on my brothers sgs III

hoping to get one soon as my one X CPU melted, and i got an offer to buy cheap :D from a fellow XDA member :p
 

lapje

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Can you explain that in more detail ?

After I flashed cwm with odin after reboot in Windows explorer I saw only the internal sd card of the phone itself. External sd card was not there. But now after rebooting the phone and connecting usb again it is all fine.

Sorry.... for the inconvenience.

---------- Post added at 10:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:08 PM ----------

what do you mean with "lost"? it works great here..

edit: the "thanks" was a mistake..

My thanks was also a mistake!!!!!
 
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joanquro

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Thanks a lot Chainfire.

Recovery installed successfully.

But when I run ROM Manager, it says that I don't have any CWM installed. For example, if I choose the option "Copy current ROM", it issues the following message: "You must have ClockworkMod Recovery installed before continuing!. Install the recovery through ROM Manager first."
 

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    I am no longer supporting this version of CF-Root. I have personally moved away from permanent custom recoveries. I will still be providing roots by way of CF-Auto-Root (click). The downloads in this thread will remain available, I just won't be updating them.

    .
    .
    .
    .
    .

    If you just want to get your device rooted ASAP, see this thread instead: CF-Root. It includes this recovery in it's installation, and automatically installs root. This thread is for the recovery only.

    Check your device model ! Settings -> About device -> Model number. This stuff is made for the GT-I9300 and GT-I9300T, if your model number has a suffix, it may not work, or if it is a totally different model, it will not work (may even brick) !

    Not compatible with ROM Manager ! Use the CWM Manager provided instead.

    Here's my port of CWM 5.5.0.4 to the SGS3. There's a second version number in the thread title, as I think there will be multiple versions.

    As is the case with every SGS release (it happened with the SGS1 and the SGS2, and now again with the SGS3), CWM source isn't built to correctly deal with our setup (internal storage vs sdcard). I had to make a number of changes to the source to get it working correctly. From my tests, it all seems to work, but it's quite possible I missed something (report issues).

    (I have tested backup/restore to both internal and external storage, wipes, installing zips from both internal and external, etc, all works as I expect it to)

    Aside from the base fixes, there is currently nothing fancy about this build of CWM. I'm not sure if the SGS3 suffers from the brick bug (that SGS2 and Note have), but I patched out the relevant code to be sure (I think). Backups are rather big, system alone is about a GB.

    I'll do more some other day!

    Instructions - Short

    Extract the attached CF-SGS3-CWM-vX.X-vY.Y zip file, to get the tar file you can flash in Odin as PDA.

    Instructions - Long

    - Follow these instructions to the letter. Do not touch any buttons or checkboxes that are not listed below to touch!
    - Unzip the attached Odin3-vX.X.zip file
    - Unzip the attached CF-SGS3-CWM-vX.X-vY.Y.zip file
    - If you end up with a recovery.img file, you've extracted twice. You need to end up with a .tar file - don't extract that one
    - (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
    - Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
    - Click the PDA button, and select CF-SGS3-CWM-vX.X-vY.Y.tar
    - Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold volume-down + home + power to boot - if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button)
    - (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
    - Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
    - Click the Start button
    - Wait for the phone to reboot
    - Done (if it took you more than 30 seconds, you need practise!)

    New to Samsung? Unfamiliar with Odin? Think all the above is a hassle? Get used to it. It's very simple, and us Samsung folk use Odin (or Mobile ODIN ;)) for everything! It's so very very convenient once you get used to it.

    Navigation

    In recovery, use the volume buttons to move up/down, power or home button to select, and back to go back.

    Manually rooting

    Note: if you're just flashing CWM to root, it is easiest to follow this thread instead: CF-Root. It includes this recovery in it's installation, and automatically installs root.

    Applying root once you have this recovery installed is easy.

    - Go to the SuperSU thread and download the CWM-SuperSU-...zip file attached to the first post
    - Put the zip file on your sdcard (either internal storage or external sdcard will do)
    - Put your phone in recovery mode (turn off phone, then hold volume-up + home + power to boot - release power after one second) - Alternatively, use the "adb reboot recovery" command
    - Select "install zip from sdcard"
    - Select "choose zip from sdcard" or "choose zip from internal sdcard" (depending on where you put the zip)
    - Select the CWM-SuperSU-...zip file
    - Done !

    Root in ADB

    If you root through recovery and are not running a custom kernel, chances are that ADB does not have root when Android is booted. You can enable root in ADB even on stock kernels by using the adbd Insecure app. This does require the device to be rooted!

    When flashing a new firmware ...

    ... you probably want to keep recovery. Most stock firmwares include the stock recovery, so if you flash those with Odin this recovery will be overwritten. Alternatively, if you are using Mobile ODIN to flash, first open the firmware files you want to flash using the "Open file ..." entry (sometimes several times), then select the "Recovery" entry and press the "Clear" button in the popup. This way, recovery will not be overwritten.

    CWM Manager

    Also attached is CWM Manager, a tool I wrote to manage my CWM kernels and recoveries. Download the APK to your device and open it to install. You may need to go to Settings -> Security -> Device Administration first and enable Unknown sources.

    Note that v1.1 or newer of my CWM build is required to use CWM Manager.

    Flash counter

    To reset the flash counter to 0, see the Triangle Away thread.

    OTA's

    Since v1.5, flashing OTA updates is supported directly using this recovery. You should however be aware that said OTA will most likely re-install stock recovery and remove this one. Furthermore, it may keep doing so every time you boot. CF-Root v6.3 (and newer) will try to disable this, it is advised you flash that. Just reflashing this CWM recovery will likely not help.

    Downloads
    CF-SGS3-CWM-v5.5-v1.5.zip
    CWMManager-SGS3-v3.60.apk
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    For those worrying about their counter and status, I hope to release the new Triangle Away tomorrow or Monday... I have already reset the counter on my own device :)

    (but it needs a lot of extra work to build into the app, hence the delay)
    16
    Another CWM update (v1.2): exfat is now supported in recovery!
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    great job..
    next is to find hidden space to reset the flash counter

    Working on it ... :)

    Also, I'll look into this exFAT thing ...
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    wow thank you.

    I think i need to have the tools to reset the counter before i plan to root / flash with insecure kernel. Just playing safe :D

    and btw, you said that you building some kind of an app to reset the binary counter, is it means that now we dont need a reset dongle like on SGS2 and Note ?

    You don't need a dongle (we call that a "jig") for the SGS2 or Note either... that's what I made "Triangle Away" app for :)

    (And this will be updated within days to also support the SGS3)
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