Root & install Clockworkmod (CWM) Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500 with this article. This smartphone was launched 2 years ago. It had some extra additional features than its predecessor Galaxy Ace. Powered with 1 GHz processor it was quite impressive for playing those high end games. More of it features include Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 5 megapixel camera, 3 GB internal memory and upto 32 GB expandable memory. Due to such features, it was expected that this smartphone will get the further updates from Samsung. But unfortunately, this never happened which broke many hearts. Ace Plus users had to rely on the third party custom ROMs. Though it ruined their device warranty and increased the risk of permanent damage, still it was a dream come true for them. As everyone knows now for flashing custom ROMs, you need to root your device first and install a custom recovery like Clockworkmod or TWRP. In this article we’ll be discussing the same for Ace Plus S7500. Interested users may proceed further for the actual rooting and Clockworkmod flashing process.
The procedure given below for rooting and flashing the Clockworkmod (CWM) custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500 is much risky and may permanently damage your device, if not applied correctly. The Android users who are quite familiar with this procedure and have a complete knowledge regarding this stuff, they can proceed further. But for the newbies who are completely un-aware of such thing, we recommend you to stop right at this point. If in case your Galaxy Ace Plus gets damaged or bricked by following this article then neither we nor the developers will be held responsible for that. Even though the chances that your device will get damaged is least, but still I highly recommend you to follow all that is given below properly and without attempting anything by your own. You must keep in mind that this process is only compatible for Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus having the model number GT-S7500. Applying this on any other device or variant may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So you must verify your device model number with the given number above from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone.
- Rooting will void your device warranty. But don’t worry it can be easily regained back by un-rooting the device.
- Backup is the most essential & important step before flashing anything on your device. As disaster can knock your door without knowing you, its better to take this major steps right now. So backup all your data including Contacts, SMS/MMS, call logs, notes, APN settings and copy it somewhere for safety. Also in the last step of this procedure we need to wipe all the data present onto your phones memory.
- Make sure that the battery of your device is charged at least upto 70% so as to minimize the risk of switching off during the installation process.
- Make sure that the Mobile specific drivers are installed on your Computer. You can install them by installing Samsung Kies or manually install them from the link given below:
- Enable the USB Debugging mode on your device by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging.
Procedure to install Clockworkmod recovery on Galaxy Ace Plus S7500:
Step 1: After downloading the Odin3-v1.85 + Clockworkmod recovery file, extract it on your PC. The Odin that you’ve just downloaded is an essential tool & is must for installing Clockworkmod recovery on any Android device. We remind our users that this tool is an illegal way & is not officially released by Samsung. Even though it will not cause any damage to your device unless you follow the instructions properly.
Step 2: Switch off your Ace Plus completely and boot it in downloading mode.
Step 3: For Ace Plus, downloading mode can be entered by pressing & holding Home button + Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously until you see a warning message
Step 4: Press Volume Up key to continue. This will land you into downloading mode.
Step 5: Now you need to flash the Clockworkmod recovery on your device. Keeping your phone in download mode, connect it to PC via USB cable.
Step 6: Launch the Odin Multi Downloader3-v1.85 that you’ve downloaded earlier. You’ll see that an ‘Added’ message appears on the Odin window. Also the ID:COM section will turn yellow with a random COM PORT number below it. If it’s not showing, then check whether you have properly installed those device drivers on your PC or not (As mentioned in pre-requisites).
Step 7: Tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time option on the Odin. Do not tick or un-tick anything else.
Step 8: On the Odin window, click on PDA tab and locate the ‘clockworkmod-188.8.131.52.tar.md5’ recovery file which you have downloaded before & select it.
Step 9: After completing everything as mentioned above, simply press the Start button located on the Odin window to execute the Clockworkmod flashing process. Your phone will automatically reboot itself while going through the process. It is recommended not to touch or remove the USB cable until the process completes.
Step 10: Wait until the Clockworkmod flashing process completes. It will hardly take 5 minutes to complete. As soon as it completes, you’ll see the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. Now you can safely remove the USB cable.
Note: Unfortunately due to some reason phone if the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then don’t panic. Just close the Odin window, remove and re-insert the battery from your device. Again go into downloading mode and repeat the whole procedure as given above.
Step 11: As all the flashing processes are completed now, let’s see whether the Clockworkmod recovery is properly installed or not. For that, firstly switch off your Galaxy Ace Plus.
Step 12: Now boot into recovery mode. For Ace Plus, recovery mode can be entered by pressing & holding Volume Up key + Volume Down key + Home button (Middle button) + Power button simultaneously until you land into recovery mode. You’ll notice that Clockworkmod Custom recovery is properly installed on your device.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed Clockworkmod Custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500. Now you can install Custom ROMs, take nandroid backup, wipe data/cache and much more.
Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500:
Step 1: Now its time to root your Galaxy Ace Plus. So firstly switch off your device completely.
Step 2: You need to enter into Clockworkmod recovery mode now. Recovery mode can be entered by pressing & holding Volume Up key + Volume Down key + Home button (Middle button) + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Step 3: As soon as the Recovery Mode appears press Menu Button to grey out the screen. Keep your device in Recovery Mode as we will require it for rooting.
Step 4: On PC, download and extract the Rooting Package in a specific folder from the link given above. After extracting you’ll find ‘runme.bat’ file in extracted folder.
Step 5: Keeping the phone in recovery mode connect it to PC using the USB cable.
Step 6: Run the runme.bat file to begin the rooting process. This will take a minute to complete.
Step 7: As soon as the process completes, restart your Ace Plus. This will root your device.
Note: If this method doesn’t work for you then try Method 2 given below.
Step 1: Download this SuperSU-ROOT-S7500 package file on your PC.
Step 2: Connect your Galaxy Ace Plus to PC, enable USB debugging mode and transfer that downloaded rooting package on your device external SD card.
Step 3: You need to enter into Clockworkmod recovery mode now. So switch off your mobile first. Then press and hold Volume Up key + Volume Down key + Home button (Middle button) + Power button simultaneously to enter into recovery mode.
Step 4: Navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card‘ option present on the recovery itself and select it. On the next screen, select ‘choose from SD card‘ option. This will show all the data present on your SD card.
Step 5: Now navigate to the SuperSU-ROOT-S7500 rooting package which you’ve just downloaded and select it. On the next screen select Yes option to initiate the rooting process.
Step 6: As soon as the process gets over, restart your Ace Plus by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option.
Your Galaxy Ace Plus S7500 has been rooted now. You can verify the same by going to your Apps list & check whether an app named Superuser is installed on your device or not. This Superuser app helps to supervise each application which requires a root access.
For installing Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMF2 official firmware on your Ace Plus you may refer our article:
Good Job! You have successfully rooted & installed Clockworkmod (CWM) Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus GT-S7500. You can now change & view the system settings, do nandroid backup, flash custom ROMs, wipe data/cache and do much more. I have made this article is made as simple as possible to understand you properly. Even though you have any doubts, queries or suggestions regarding this article then do tell me through the comment section below. I’ll try to sort out them as early as possible. Till then enjoy! 🙂