Android How to: Install CWM Recovery on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5

April 28, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Want to flash Clockworkmod Recovery onto your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5? Well we’ve got ya covered. Today, we’ll be walking you through how to flash CWM recovery onto your Galaxy S5, as well as how to boot back into recovery later on. It’s quite simple. But remember that Android Headlines is not responsible for any damage caused to your Galaxy S5 in this process.

Before we get started

Backup your Galaxy S5. Download and install the drivers needed for your device, and be sure you have at least 80% battery life left. You’ll also need to download CWM Recovery and Odin3.

How to flash ClockWorkMod Recovery


Switch your Samsung Galaxy S5 off and boot it in Download Mode (press and hold Volume Down and Home buttons together, then press Power key until you see the Android bot. Press Power key again to confirm). Launch Odin on your computer and connect your Galaxy S5 to PC using a USB cable. Once successfully connected (ID:COM will turn yellow), click on the PDA / AP button on Odin. Locate the recovery file extracted earlier. Don’t touch any other settings except ensuring to check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. Click on the START button to initiate the process. After the installation process is finished successfully, your Samsung Galaxy S5 will reboot into Recovery mode and install root packages. The ID:COM port will turn green and you will get the Home screen on your Galaxy S5. Now you can disconnect your smartphone from PC.

How to boot into Recovery

It’s quite easy to boot your Galaxy S5 into CWM Recovery. Simply power off your device then press Power + Home + Vol Up together for a few seconds, and that’s it.