Root & install Clockworkmod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Fit GT-S5670. Whenever you buy any Android phone it comes with an in-built stock configuration. All the commands and functions that it provides of course given by the manufacturer are to a limit and we are not able to overcome these limitations. Although there are various methods available out there which helps to go against these limitations and perform privileged commands on the device. But users are mostly concerned about the warranty that can be eliminated after attempting these methods. If you are an advanced Android user then you must have definitely heard a word called rooting in Smartphone and tablets. Basically Rooting is a process using which users can make their device running on the Android operating System to attain a privileged control over their device subsystem. This privileged control is also called as root access. The main aim behind performing rooting process is to overcome many drawbacks that a particular device has. These limitations are led by the hardware manufacturers and as and when we root a device it lets us free to crossover them.
After completing the rooting process you can easily replace or move the in-built system applications and settings, you can run any app which requires a proper administrative permission, can also access the entire hardware itself. Whenever you root, an application named Superuser is automatically installed which supervises each application that requires a root access. One thing users do after rooting their device is installing a custom recovery. A custom recovery like Clockworkmod abbreviated CWM can be installed on rooted devices so as to experience the new Android versions on their device. Also a CWM helps to backup ROMs, wipe data, caches, to increase internal memory, increase RAM and much more. This all can be done even for an aging device like Galaxy fit.
Although Samsung Galaxy Fit is considered as a low end device, but it was surely amongst those phones which made a tremendous compact after its release. This device was developed by the Korean makers and had the Samsung Touchwiz user interface. The 600 MHz single core processor that it had was of much attraction as in those days there were not much devices with more than 1 GHz processors. It had the 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus which can surely capture an image of good quality. The in-built Android OS that it had was v2.2 Froyo but it was able to upgrade it officially to v2.3 Gingerbread. There were no any further official releases for this device beyond Gingerbread. But if still want to experience the latest Android versions on Galaxy fit then there is a way to experience them. It can be done with the help of ROMs. These are the un-official releases for experiencing the amazing new features on your device. Similar to that Galaxy fit too have many ROMs. So in order to enjoy this, Root & install Clockworkmod Recovery on your Galaxy Fit with the step by step article mentioned below.
Try this at your own risk. We are not at all responsible for any of the damage caused to your device by following our instructions. Although it is very rare that your device will get damaged but still we recommend you to follow all the instructions properly as they are given below.
This procedure given below is only for Samsung Galaxy Fit bearing the model number GT-S5670. Attempting this on any other device or other variant may cause highly damage to your device. So make sure that the device you are using is of the same model number as shown above. You can verify it from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Here this article will guide you in properly rooting and installing Clockworkmod recovery (CWM) on your Samsung Galaxy Fit GT-S5670.
- Rooting will void your device warranty. But don’t worry it can be easily regained back by un-rooting you device.
- Backup all your data including Contacts, SMS/MMS, call logs, notes, APN settings and copy it somewhere for safety. This is necessary as all the data gets wiped at the end of this procedure.
- Make sure that the battery of your device is charged at least upto 60% 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 from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from link given below.
- Enable the USB Debugging mode on your device by following the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB Debugging.
Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy Fit GT-S5670:
Step 1: After downloading the Rooting package given above, copy the same on your mobiles SD card via USB cable. Remember not to place it in deep directories. Also remember not to extract it.
Step 2: Then switch off your device completely. You now need to enter into recovery mode for installing the Root package. Recovery mode can be entered by holding Home button (Middle button) and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Note: In recovery mode, you’ll notice that touch won’t work here. For navigation you need to use Volume Up and Volume Down keys and for selection use Home button (Middle button).
Step 3: Now using the Volume keys navigate to the option named Apply update from SD card and select it using the Home button.
Step 4: You’ll see all the data located on your SD card. Now again use the volume keys to navigate to the Root Package (Update1.zip) that you have just copied and select it. This will start the Rooting process. It will hardly take few seconds to complete.
Step 5: After rooting gets completed, you’ll be returned back to the main menu of Recovery mode.
Step 6: Select the Reboot system now option to reboot your device.
Yes! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy fit GT-S5670. You’ll see nothing change in your device except that an app named Superuser is installed on your device which supervises each application that requires a root access. Now it is possible to view and change the system settings. Wait the procedure is not over yet. After rooting, you can install Recovery like Clockworkmod CWM by the method given below.
Procedure to install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on Galaxy fit GT-S5670:
Step 1: Download all the above files in a specific folder on your computer. Now you need to boot your device in downloading mode. For that firstly switch off your device completely. Downloading mode can be entered by holding Home button + Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously until the Download mode appears. Keeping the phone in download mode, you need to connect it to computer.
Step 2: Now open Odin Multi Downloader which you have just downloaded on your PC. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section in it will turn yellow. If it is not showing, then you must check that proper device drivers are installed on your PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase.
Step 3: On the Odin Downloader, click on the OPS tab and select ‘BENI_v1.0.ops’ file which you have downloaded before.
Step 4: Then tick the ‘One Package’ option. As soon as you tick it, the One Package option at the bottom will get highlighted. So click that One Package option and select ‘beni_cwm-5_ext4_v2’ file which you have downloaded before. Remember not to tick or un-tick any other option on the Odin Multi Downloader.
Step 5: After completing everything as mentioned above, simply press the Start button located on the Odin window to initiate the process. Your phone will automatically reboot itself while going through the process. It is recommended not to remove the USB cable until the process completes.
Step 6: Wait until the process finishes. It will hardly take 5-10 minutes to complete it. As soon as it completes, you’ll see the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned blue with the message ‘Pass’ below it. 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 don’t panic. Just close the Odin window, remove the battery from phone and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 7: Next, 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 8: Now select ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ followed by ‘Wipe Cache partition’.
Step 9: Then Reboot your device by selecting ‘reboot system now’.
Congratulations!! You’ve successfully rooted and installed Clockworkmod recovery on your Samsung galaxy fit GT-S5670. Now you can install ROMs, take backup, wipe data and much more. For understanding easily, this article is made as simple as possible. Even though you have any doubts, queries or suggestions regarding this article then do tell us through the comment section below. We’ll try to sort out them as early as possible.