Installation of custom ROMs like CyanogenMod 12 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware, on the Samsung Galaxy 5 Plus device is an operation that requires to flash firstly a custom Recovery Image such as CWM on it. This present tutorial will teach you how to easily install the new CWM Recovery on your Galaxy S5 Plus device.
As you may already know, when you first buy an Android based device such as Galaxy S5 Plus, it comes with an official recovery image but your access to perform different custom operations will be limited by factory and default restrictions.
So if you are an advanced Android user who want to customize his SGS5 Plus device then the first operation you should do is to install a custom recovery image instead of the stock recovery. In this respect, CWM recovery image will be the perfect choice for you.
We would like to remind you that CWM recovery is one of the most appreciated and most popular custom recovery image for the Android devices. It is compatible with almost all Android based devices and in additionally, the CWM recovery can be easily installed by using ODIN app. So, during this step by step guide we will use ODIN software to flash CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus device.
Once CWM custom recovery is successfully installed on your Samsung powered smartphone, you will be able to use your device to a higher level of customization and performance.
As you are in know of things, you will be able to use the CWM recovery Image menu for updating your device with a custom ROM image such as CyanogenMod 12 or other performant and suitable custom ROMs. Moreover, with the CWM recovery you will be able to make Nandroid backups, flash different custom kernels, install .zip files, remove bloatware, add new functions and features and more.
Consequently, if you have decided to flash CWM recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus device all that you need to do is to follow the next step by step guide from below.
Firstly, you need to root the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus device, the CWM recovery can be flashed only if the device has an unlocked Android OS, so be sure that the root access is gained on it.
Secondly, backup all your data before beginning the installation process from below. For get a full backup of your important data you can use free suitable applications from Google Play Store, you can use an SD card or a PC, or you can save your data into a cloud platform. With these tools you will be able to backup your call logs, contact list, SMS, EFS folder, market applications, images, videos, audio files and internet settings.
You need download the ODIN app on your machine and for that you need to use a computer that runs on Windows.
On this PC you must to download and install the suitable USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus, you can use the Samsung KIES software for that.
Additionally, on your PC you might to temporarily uninstall or deactivate the security protection such as antivirus, firewall, antimalware, and all programs that can interfere with the flashing process.
From the Galaxy S5 Plus device you have to activate the USB debugging option from “menu – settings – developer options”.
Ensure that the SGS5 device’s battery has more than 60 % power left, else your smartphone might get turned off while you are using the ODIN app – if that unexpected power off happens your device might get bricked or damage.
Keep in mind that, this step by step instructional guide is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus. So, by knowing that do not use the same for flashing the CWM Recovery on a similar or different device.
The installation of the CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus isn’t an official one. Flashing CWM recovery will imply in a void your device’s warranty.
How to Flash CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus
Download the CWM recovery pack from here, save it on your PC and place the file on the computer’s desktop.
Unzip the downloaded file.
Now, download the ODIN app, save it into PC, unzip it and then install the program.
Download and install the S5 Plus USB drivers on the PC as prompted above in the prerequisites guide.
Run the ODIN app from your PC.
Power off the Android device.
Boot the Galaxy S5 Plus device into Download Mode by pressing and keeping hold the power, volume down and home buttons simultaneous.
Next, connect the device to the PC by using the USB cable.
Odin will display “added” message and the ID:COM section turn yellow or blue when the connection is done.
From ODIN click on “PA” button and load the CWM recovery file from desktop.
Ensure that the Repartition option from Odin is unchecked, and the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are cheeked.
Now, click on “start” and wait while the flashing process is done.
When the installation process of CWM on the Samsung Galaxy S5 device is done on the ODIN program will be displayed the “pass” message and the ID:COM section will turn green.
Disconnect the USB cable from the PC and reboot the device.
If the ODIN app might get stuck, you must close the app and disconnect the USB cable, then force to restart your Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus device and reinstall the device’s USB drivers on your PC. Now, repeat whole step by step guide from the beginning.
If your phone entering into boot loop, you should boot the device into recovery mode and from there select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”, then for to the main menu of the recovery mode and select “reboot system now”.
Perfect; now you’ve successfully know how to flash CWM on the Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus device.