If you’re an Administrator on a windows machine, you can have an entire access on your operating system. Thus it’s in your hand to do whatever you like. The same thing happens if you root your Android device. With root access, you can get over all those restrictions applied by the manufacturers or carriers on the respective Android device. You can easily run any app requiring root access, customize your device to a vast extent, speed up your device processor by overclocking it and making much more differences in a variety of ways. Thus you’ll see that the rooting technique is very beneficial and not at all scary. Also your device won’t get affected or damaged if it is properly rooted. In our each article we not only assure you but also guarantee that your Galaxy mini won’t be at all harmed if done properly.
The main aim of most of the users after rooting their device is to install Custom ROMs. This is the best way to enjoy all those latest versions even if your device is an aging Galaxy Mini. But the custom ROMs can be installed only through a custom recovery tool. You must be knowing that every Android device is powered with an android recovery. Recovery basically is a built recovery tool and is used to recover your device during its bad times. When you buy any android phone it comes with a stock in-built recovery. But this recovery can’t be used for flashing custom ROMs. For doing that, we need to install Custom recovery & through this we can perform any flashing operations.
There is not at all risk in installing these custom recoveries rather there are many advantages associated with it. As compared to the stock recovery you always get something extra features in it. Some of which include installing custom ROMs, wiping data and cache partition, increasing the internal memory size, performing backups, fixing permissions, restoring and much more. Actually there are various types of it, but amongst all, the most preferred one is Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery. CWM recovery, the most famous custom recovery till date is available for Galaxy mini. It allows you not only to flash custom ROMs but also to perform advanced operations like nandroid backup, restores, installation and maintenance operations which aren’t possible with stock recovery. It is very easy to enter the CWM recovery using the combo buttons which varies from device to device. After entering, you just need to select the ROM package file using the volume and home button and press install.
Now let us discuss about the aging device galaxy mini/pop. This device introduced few years ago was a typical mid range device. It had some features which were worth notable. It was launched with Android 2.2 Froyo and was later upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But after that the Samsung Company lost attention and got diverted from this phone. But it was the custom android developers who took a step ahead and involved in developing custom ROMs based on the later launched versions especially for galaxy mini. A few days back the Cyanogenmod team launched a CM 11 ROM running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat for Galaxy Mini/Pop users which was indeed the most shocking and surprising news for everyone. So if you have no patience to install the latest KitKat on your mini/pop, just head on to our article to root and install CWM recovery. We thanks a lot to the xda senior member Squadzone from team hacksung for bringing Odin flashable CWM for Galaxy Mini.
Everything that is mentioned below is quite risky and can affect your device if attempted in a wrong way. Follow all the step by step procedure at your own risk. We will not be held responsible if your phone gets damaged by implementing using our instructions given below. Although the chances that your device will get damaged are least. But still we highly recommend you to read and follow all the given steps properly and without any mistake. Note that this guide mentioned below is only and only for Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop bearing the model number GT-S5570. So check your device model number before proceeding further.
- There is always a risk that your device gets switch off due to low battery power. This may lead to interruption in the flashing process. So ensure that your device has a sufficient battery backup at least upto 70%.
- This procedure will void your device warranty. But if you want to regain it back then you can do that by un-rooting your mini/pop.
- The process involves transfer of files between PC and your mobile. For that, you must enable the USB Debugging mode on your device by following the given path: Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging.
- Make sure that you have backed up all your important data and settings on your PC or external SD card for safety. This is essential as in the last step of this process you need to wipe all the data including your Contacts, SMS/MMS, call logs, notes, APN settings etc.
- Ensure that mobile specific drivers are installed on your Computer for detecting your phone when connected through USB cable. You can install them by installing Samsung Kies.
Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570:
Step 1: Download the Root package from the above link and without extracting transfer it on your device using the USB cable. Remember not to place it in deep directories.
Step 2: Now boot your Galaxy Mini/Pop into its stock recovery mode. For that firstly switch off your phone completely.
Step 3: For Galaxy Mini/Pop, Recovery mode can be entered by holding Home button (Middle button) and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Step 4: In this recovery mode, touch will not work. So you need to use Volume Up and Volume Down keys for navigation and Home button (Middle button) for selection.
Step 5: Using the volume keys navigate to the ‘Update from SD card’ option and select it using the Home button. This will show all your files and folders located on the external SD card including the Root Package file which you have copied earlier.
Step 6: Now again using the volume keys, navigate to the Root Package (Update.zip) file and select it. On the next screen select Yes. This will start the Rooting process. and will last for a minute.
Step 7: After that click back button to return to the main screen of Recovery mode. Select the ‘Reboot system now’ option to reboot your device.
Finally! Your Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570 is successfully rooted. An app named Superuser installed on your phone will confirm that your device is properly rooted. This Superuser app supervises each and every app that requires a root access. Now you can easily play with the system settings of your phone.
For detailed procedure to install Custom Recovery like ClockworkMod CWM follow the the method given below.
Procedure to Install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570:
Step 1: Download the CWM package from the given link above in a specific folder on your computer. Extract it and you’ll find the following 3 files in it: Odin multi downloader_v4.38, TASS_v1.o and tass-recovery-cwm.
Step 2: Now switch your device off completely and enter into the downloading mode.
Step 3: For Galaxy Mini/Pop, Downloading mode can be entered by holding Home button + Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously until the Download mode appears. Keeping the mobile in download mode, you need to connect it to computer via USB cable.
Step 4: Now launch ‘Odin Multi Downloader_v4.38‘ from the CWM package which you have downloaded on your PC. As you open it, the ID:COM section in it will turn yellow thus confirming that your device is properly connected. If it is not showing, re-install the device specific drivers on your PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase.
Step 5: Now select the OPS tab on Odin Downloader, and select ‘TASS_v1.0.ops’ file from the CWM package.
Step 6: After that tick the ‘One Package’ option. As soon as you tick it, the One Package option at the bottom will get highlighted. So select that One Package option and browse for the ‘tass-recovery-cwm.tar.md5’ file. Remember not to check or un-check any other option on the Odin Multi Downloader. You may refer the screenshot given below.
Step 7: Press the Start button to start the process. Your phone will automatically reboot itself while going through the process. Do not touch or remove the USB cable until the process completes.
Step 8: Wait for 5-10 minutes to complete the process. If the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned blue with the message ‘Pass’ below it then it is confirmed that you have successfully completed the recovery flashing process. Now you can safely remove the USB cable.
Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, remove battery from your phone and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 9: After successfully completing the process, again boot your device into recovery mode by holding Home button (Middle button) and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears. You’ll notice that Clockworkmod Custom recovery is installed on your device.
Step 10: Now select ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by the ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option on the recovery mode to wipe all the data and caches from your phone memory. You can reboot your phone now by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode itself.
Yeah!! You’ve successfully rooted and installed Clockworkmod (CWM) Custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570. All those restrictions are cleared now. You are absolutely free to flash Custom ROMs, take backups, wipe data and much more on your device. While performing this process, if you come across any kind of difficulty or have any problem regarding the content then don’t hesitate to inform us through the comment section below. We’ll help you out as soon as possible. Till then Enjoy!