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How to Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

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.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

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.

Download Files:

  1. Download the Rooting Package for Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop.
  1. Download CWM Package for Galaxy Mini/Pop. (having Froyo)
  1. Download CWM Package for Galaxy Mini/Pop. (having Gingerbread)

Pre-Requisites:

  • 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.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

  • 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 or manually install them from the given links:
  1. Download latest Samsung USB Drivers.

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) + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570
Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

Note: 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 4: Using the volume keys navigate to the ‘Update from SD card’ option and select it using the Home button.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

Step 5: This will show all your files and folders located on the external SD card including the Root Package file which you have copied earlier.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

Step 6: Now again using the volume keys, navigate to the Root Package (Update1.zip) file and select it. This will start the Rooting process.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

Step 7: As soon as the rooting process gets completed you’ll be returned back to the main screen of Recovery mode.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

Step 8: Select the ‘Reboot system now’ option to reboot your Galaxy Mini / Pop smartphone.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

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.

Root & install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Mini / Pop GT-S5570

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: If your Galaxy Mini/Pop is running on Froyo then download the CWM package for Froyo and if your device is running on Gingerbread then download the other CWM package for Gingerbread. Copy and extract the CWM package file in a specific folder on your computer. You’ll find the following 3 files in it: Odin multi downloader_v4.38, TASS_v1.o and CWM tar file.

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 ‘CWM tar file’ file. Remember not to check or un-check any other option on the Odin Multi Downloader. You may refer the screenshot given below.

Root & install Clockworkmod Recovery on Galaxy Ace GT-S5830

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.

[alert-success]Success [/alert-success]

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! 🙂

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78 Comments

    • Yeah..you are going correct..yellow after connecting device & blue color after pass message..I made a mistake there..

  • Hi,

    After clicking on “apply update.zip” from the menu, i am getting error as E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted.

    Please help.

  • hi,
    I did a mistake to install Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery on Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570i.
    i was use Odin3_v1.84 for clockworkmode (CWM) recovery on Gt-s5570i.
    And using (universal_gb_root_v25) for root my gt-s5570i. Now my phone is hanging.
    And now i cant using ur method. plz help me out. plz

  • Hi,

    After following process to root – and clicking on “apply update.zip” from the menu, i am getting error Error in /sdcard/update.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted.

    Please help.

      • I am not exactly sure what you mean. I used the methods as mentioned in steps 1-7 of the Procedure to Root Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570 – above.

        • Forget what I said. Now follow ‘Procedure to install Clockworkmod Recovery’ and then the rooting procedure. That should root your phone.

  • bro..for cwm zip file..i have extracted it and it contain 3 files..
    1. odin
    2. tass.ops
    3. tass recovery >>>> u mention in above post it is .tar.md5 file but when i extracted it was .zip file…is this file correct????

    tq

  • another 1 question..my device is still in froyo..do i need to upgrade it to gingerbread before rooting and install cwm?

  • hi thank you so much.. your odin instruction helped me a lot to fix the issues and go back to my old phone setting as i was overconfident so ddint take backup & 3 days suffered a lot.
    massage to people who are looking to update specialy only gts5570 please read and read doing any experiemnts with your phone. the latest updates avialable online bigeer in size and doesnt support our old device specially RAM. so lot of aaplications fails to install.rest all your wish. untill stable ROM is not published please dont take risk. thank you so much to all specially the person who wrote detailed information which is very much useful.

  • i have done all the steps but also it is saying that error in sd card and installation aborted… what should i do plzzz help me

  • Followed your procedure to the letter: no problem rooting the phone, but when I installed CWM and got a pass from Odin, I got boot loops… repeated the procedure 4 times, wiped data, cache, Dalvik… still stuck on boot looping the Samsung logo. Any advice?

    • Download & install ROM Manager app from Play Store and launch it. Select ‘Reboot into Recovery’ option to boot into recovery.

  • Thanks, did very well for me. Though I had to repeat thrice, as I got message of error in detecting port twice, but then it worked fine.

  • Followed your procedure to the letter: no problem rooting the phone, but when I installed CWM and got a pass from Odin, I got boot loops… repeated the procedure 4 times, wiped data, cache, Dalvik… still stuck on boot looping the Samsung logo. Any advice?

    Plz revert back plz…. I went to samsung care even they could not sort it out…..

  • i do all the steps u told up there
    after i click START button
    =in message box
    —cannot open the usb serial port. code :32

    can u help on this

  • After clicking on “apply update.zip” from the menu, i am getting error as E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted.

    Please help.

  • Okay I managed to get it done by installing the rom kitkat that was what originally sent me here, now when I call someone they don’t listen to me, what should I do to fix this? Is this related to the rom, to the clock or else?

  • hey dear..
    I got this message below, how I can solve this issue ?

    — cannot open the usb serial port, code : 32

  • hi! i have a question. after installing CWM my phone is getting stuck in SAMSUNG logo when i Press Home botton Power Volum(down) can you please help me?? what shuld i do??
    im using Samsung galaxy Pop GT-S 5570

    • The link has been updated..If the problem still continues then flash this twrp recovery directly from stock android recovery (without Odin)..

      • i have the same prolem”lipok July 10, 2014

        hi! i have a question. after installing CWM my phone is getting stuck in SAMSUNG logo when i Press Home botton Power Volum(down) can you please help me?? what shuld i do??
        im using Samsung galaxy Pop GT-S 5570″ when i install
        twrp PLZ help me to resolve it

  • Rooted and installed recovery. After that I did factory reset but phone is not restarting now…its getting stuck and keeps glowing the logo “SAMSUNG” on screen. I want to @Abhijeet: switch back to original 2.2.1 froyo for Galaxy Pop GT-S5570. Please guide.

  • after rebooting i had done factory data reset and partition .after doing all this thing i reboot my phone but its not getting start its show only starting process , please help me to solve this problem, to get my mobile start .

  • my phone is not restarting , its getting stuck keep glowing the logo “SAMSUNG” on screen
    . i want to switch back my original 2.3.6 ginger bread os and want some solution to solve this problem

  • Wow. i am really impressed and thankful to you. your tutorial works fine. Android is a widely used os in phone. know about your android phone apps in Techinnext

  • hlw,
    mera mobile samsung galaxy GT-s5570 hai, main issko upgrade karke jelly bean 4.2.2 banana chahata hu. Pls kya kya requirment hoga iske liye aur konsa file download karna padega suggest kijiye mujhe bahut jaruri hain…….

  • please,
    you said
    If your Galaxy Mini/Pop is running on Froyo then download the CWM package for Froyo and if your device is running on Gingerbread then download the other CWM package for Gingerbread. Copy and extract the CWM package file in a specific folder on your computer. You’ll find the following 3 files in it: Odin multi downloader_v4.38, TASS_v1.o and CWM tar file.

    how can i know if the mobile running on Froyo or Gingerbread ??

    • Android 2.1/2.2 is Froyo and Android 2.3 is Gingerbread..Its written in About Phone section of your phone..

  • when I Extract the zip file -> ( CWM Package for Galaxy Mini (having Gingerbread))
    the (CWM tar file)
    dosen’t extracted with (Odin Multi Downloader_v4.38)_and_(TASS_v1.0.ops)
    can you upload it again please ?
    please help me

  • after installing cwm, is my current firmware flashed?
    previous time have downloaded it then it flashed my firmware.pls give quick response.

  • When it connects with my phone.. it showz model no. GT-S5570.. bt after the formalities of CWM, when i press START button ODIN.. it showz… PLEASE CONNECT PHONE….. even phone has already been connected to it and it shows tooo… what can i do… frndz.. PLZ reply fasT…

  • URGENT: From an article I tried to root the phone. It was successful. It then asked me to download two zip files gapps-jb-4.2.1signed and cm-10.1.0-RC5-GT-S5570-tass.
    Said it will also upgrade android. I got superuser access. Phone was working. Rooted.
    But then When I did not see new android version, I tried to rename second cm.. file as update.zip and flash… Since then when I switch phone SAMSUNG appears but it fails to boot or sometimes light grey screen appears. It can go to recovery mode though. bricked not I don’t know… WHAT TO DO ?

    • this was a soft brick and resolved as mentioned in one of your pages, I rooted and installed gingerbread. But leaves very little space for any app.

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