Root Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 and install CWM Recovery

June 19, 2023

Root Samsung Galaxy Grand duos I9082 and install CWM recovery. After the tremendous success of Samsung’s new phablet series ‘Galaxy Note’, many of its rivals started offering similar kinds of devices under 15k or 10k price.

But they can never overcome the devastating features that this phone has. Due to its great RAM and hardware compatibility, this device can easily receive much further official firmware from Samsung.

Root and install CWM Recovery on GT-i9082

But what about the rest of Samsung devices? As their tiny features are not even comparable with the famous Note series. This leads to problems like no further official firmware from Samsung.

Other than features, these devices are available at a very high price rate which is of course not affordable for common people. To target a special class of Android users who dream to own such a high-end smartphone with grand features and with a competitive price, Samsung launched the Galaxy Grand Duos i9082 in January 2013.

To enjoy and experience the newly launched features, the only way is to root and flash third-party ROMs. But before that, you must that rooting any android device makes it lose its warranty.

Also, it increases the risk of damaging the phone permanently. With root, you can easily break all the system rules made by the developers on a particular device.

How to Root Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 and install CWM Recovery

Let’s proceed to gain root access and flash CWM recovery.


We at Droid Thunder will not be responsible for any damage whatsoever. Proceed at your own risk.


This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos with the model number GT-I9082. Flashing this on any other device or other variants may cause high damage to your device. So make sure that the device you are using is of the same model number as shown above.


  • Rooting will void your device warranty.
  • Charge your phone to at least 50%.
  • Back up your important phone data and settings before going further.
  • Also, backup the EFS folder present in your phone’s system directory.
  • Install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Finally, enable the USB Debugging mode on your phone.

Steps to install CWM recovery on Galaxy Grand Duos


CWM recovery

Odin v3.07 Tool


  • Download both the above files in a specific folder on your computer.
  • The Odin that you’ve just downloaded is an essential tool & is a 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.
  • Switch off your Grand duos completely. You need to boot your device now in downloading mode.
  • For Grand duos, downloading mode can be entered by pressing & holding the Home button + Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously until you land in download mode.
  • You will see a screen having a Yellow triangle in it. Press the Volume Up key to continue.
  • Now you need to flash the CWM recovery on your device.
  • Keeping your phone in download mode, connect it to the computer via a USB cable.
  • Launch the Odinv3.07 that you downloaded earlier.
  • If your device is connected properly, an ‘Added’ message will appear on the Odin window.
  • On the Odin window, click on the PDA tab and browse to the ‘CWM-touch-i9082.tar.md5’ recovery file which you have downloaded before & select it.
  • Check the Auto-Reboot and F.Resest Time options present on the Odin window.
  • Do not tick or un-tick anything else.
  • After completing everything as mentioned above, simply press the Start button to execute the CWM flashing process.
  • Your phone will automatically reboot itself while going through the process.
  • Be patient until the CWM flashing process completes. It will hardly take 5-10 minutes to complete.
  • As soon as it completes, the ID: COM section on the Odin window will turn green with the message ‘Pass’ below it.
  • Now you can safely remove the USB cable.
Root Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 and install CWM Recovery
  • If the process fails or 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.
  • Finally, you’ve successfully installed Clockworkmod Custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand duos I9082.
  • Now you can install Custom ROMs, take Nandroid backup, wipe data/cache, and much more.

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Grand duos I9082


SuperSU v2.46


  • After downloading the SuperSU package given above, copy the same (without extracting) on your mobile’s SD card via a USB cable.
  • Then switch off your Grand duos completely. You need to enter into CWM recovery mode now.
  • Hence, press and hold the Volume Up key + Home button (Middle button) + Power button simultaneously.
  • Select the Install Zip from SD card and on the next screen, select the choose from SD card option.
  • This will show you all the data present on your SD card.
  • Next, navigate to the SuperSU Package (zip) that you have just copied and select it.
  • On the next screen click Yes to start the Rooting process. This will take a minute to complete.
  • After successfully flashing the SuperSU package you’ll again land in recovery mode.
  • You can restart your device now by selecting the Reboot system now option.
  • You can verify the root access by going to your Apps list & check whether an app named SuperSU is installed on your device or not. This SuperSU app helps to supervise each application requiring root access.


Finally! You have successfully rooted & installed CWM (touch) recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand duos I9082. You can now change & view the system settings, do Nandroid backup, flash custom ROMs, wipe data/cache, and do much more. If you have any doubts, queries, or suggestions regarding this guide then please let us know in the comment box below.

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43 thoughts on “Root Galaxy Grand Duos I9082 and install CWM Recovery

  1. No doubt the process is crystal clear ..
    but while adding the PDA files it is showing
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    MD5 hash value is invalid
    CWM-touch_i9082.tar.md5 is invalid.
    in the message box and finally when i click start it is showing “no binary is selected”….
    please help me reply solution to my mail …i will be thankful to you

    • md5 hash errors occurs because of corrupted downloaded files. So re-download the recovery file again. If this doesn’t work then remove .md5 extension & flash the file.

  2. Can you suggest the way to take the backup of exiting ROM for if found any issue with new Kitkat then it will allow to restore the phone.

    • Boot your phone in recovery mode..Then navigate to the ‘backup & restore’ option and on the next screen select ‘backup’ option.

  3. ihve 64gb card in my grand duos will it work after i root my device,from some sites i read that 64gb card is not supported after rooting n will be shown as 32gb ,is it true sir tell me urgently plse…?

  4. Hello

    I have a problem with CWM not showing the “install zip” option or the “Backup and restore” option. I have rooted dozens of android devices and I never faced that issue before. I am only able to reset to factory settings and wipe cache and reboot the system.

    Any idea what I am missing or what I could do to debug and track where the issue is? I am really stalled by the issue and I am unable to find a fix for it.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you


      • Wow, you are right I just saw on the top right android system recovery not CWM. I never knew it to look like that, I immediately thought it was CWM.

        I flashed it through odin, following the exact same guide you mentioned and still CWM isn’t there. What do you think it could be?

        • Uncheck auto-reboot option and again flash the recovery. After Odin says PASS remove battery, re-insert it and then boot into recovery..Hope this will help..

  5. i tried this method. no errors were shown. but i still get stock recovery instead of the required cwm recovery. help me out here mate

  6. Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
    File analysis..
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    This error is repeating again and again and again. Please help

  7. i follow d cmplte process… evrythng is done crctly phne is reset i get d pass msg to…. but wen i dscnct n try to go to cwm it goes to the previous android recovery mode….

    • If your firmware is updated through KIES the Odin cannot reach the block in which the recovery is there..So flash any stock firmware first & then flash the recovery..If the problem still continues just un-tick Auto reboot option & flash the recovery..

    • Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a tool which lets you modify your device by entering commands on PC..You may root your phone even without installing it..Its not compulsory..

  8. i put my phone into download but it says 1 software not properly installed. i opened odin but doe not show blue indicator. and the odin does not have PDA. what will i do now? my phone is in download mode. i dont see exit buttom anywhere.

  9. sir,
    Yesterday eventually I lost my all data including my contact sms everything.
    Sir how do I get it back I am also using grand i9082.
    Plz reply soon

  10. how do I know whether my phone is rooted or not? I have a app installed after rooting procedure called super su. Does this ensure that my phone is rooted successfully?

  11. I can’t enter CWM recovery mode ! even after performing steps above ! I can only enter normal recovery mode ! I can see Android laying with open stomach and red exclamation mark with comment as no connection then I enter normal android recovery mode ! Help

  12. सर मेरे पास सैमसंग gt 19082 है मेने उसको vroot सॉफ्टवेयर से रुट किया उसके बाद फ़ोन को डौनलोडिंग मोड़ में लाकर odin से cwm recavery डाल रहा हु तो वो pda ऑप्सिओं में नही शो कर रही है ओडिन से बाहर आकर देखता हु तो शो हो रही है पर ओडिन में pda में नही शो हो रही है plz हेल्प me बहुत बार कोशिस की मेने पर नही डाल पा रहा हु cwm को plz हेल्पहेल्प me my no 09897764441

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