Root Galaxy S4 Mini LTE GT-I9195 & Install CWM Recovery

By | August 16, 2013

The entire Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE user must get ready to root their device in order to apply custom ROMs. Along with rooting you must install the ClockworkMod recovery too by following the article. Recently Samsung has revealed new color models for Mini LTE model along with Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Mini DUOS and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 & 8.0.

It was last couple of months the Galaxy S4 range was announced in Earls Court Exhibition Centre London with ACTIVE, MINI and ZOOM. The models are compared and found neck to neck features to salivate customers towards them. The sleek Galaxy S4 MINI LTE smartphone has best display and camera but user wants more then that. For that we have to take help of third part developer for tweaks to extract more out the normal device. To get beyond the stock we have to break the ROM and for that rooting is been done. But rooting involves risk of loss of warranty. But, the user gets total control over the device and able to use root accessed apps from Google play store. Though the device runs on Jellybean os and most of the apps from 7 million you can use all but few want root access. In order to take the privilege of using those apps and install fabulous custom ROM, you must root your MINI LTE variant now.

To unroot the device you must go for stock ROM flashing manually through Odin process because, the software update in settings won’t work after rooting. Pamandroid will not take single risk of device brick or loss of data. The entire risk is on user. So be careful and after rooting keep the device safe from venerable harms targeting mainly Samsung mobiles a lot these days.

Pre-Requisites

  1. Samsung Galaxy MINI LTE GT-I9195
  2. Computer with internet connection
  3. Original USB cable
  4. Disable the antivirus program in computer and uninstall the same in smartphone
  5. Backup of sms, videos, images, apps, files and documents must be done to avoid loss and then restore them back
  6. Battery power must be 40%
  7. Enable the USB Debugging by settings->application->development and untick the box later

Downloads

  • Galaxy S4 Mini LTE rooting package
  • Odin 3.09
  • Clockworkmod recovery image 6.0.3.5/6.0.3.3

(Download the entire above three files from below given source file at the extreme bottom)

Procedure to root and then install the CWM Recovery in Galaxy S4 Mini LTE

Step 1: First check the model number by settings->about phone->model number and it must be GT-I9195. If applied on other then it would give unwanted results. Back up must be done by using backup app or cloud storage but not through KIES.

Step 2: Download the Odin in computer and extract it and launch it by double clicking on exe file. Also download and extract the clockworkmod recovery image zip file (recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.3-serranoltexx.tar.zip or recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.5-serranoltexx.tar.zip)

Step 3: Now download the rooting package (GT-I9195_RootKit_v2.zip) in computer and then without extracting connect the device and save it in SD card. Do not save in any sub folder. Then detach the cable.

Step 4: Switch off the power and put the device in download mode by pressing and holding the Volume down+ home+ power button. When the green robot appears, release the finger and connect the device to computer via USB cable.

Step 5: In the odin panel check whether the F.Reset Time is unchecked or not and then click the AP button. There select the “recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.5-serranoltexx.tar.md5” file that was extracted earlier. And then hit the Start in odin.

Step 6: After several boots the phone flashes the CWM Recovery after that detach the cable and switch the phone off and press the Volume up+ home+ power to land in recovery mode. In the mode select the root zip file by selecting the option install zip from sd card and choose the zip from sd card.

If the phone doesn’t boot in normal mode then select reboot system now.

Congratulations, you have learned the procedure to root as well as install clockworkmod recovery in LTE variant of Samsung Galaxy S4 MINI.

Source(http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2364980)

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