Recovery

Root Samsung Galaxy Fit and Install CWM recovery

Root & install Clockworkmod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Fit GT-S5670. Whenever you buy an 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 heard a word called rooting in smartphones and tablets. 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.

Root Galaxy Fit and Install CWM Recovery

The main aim behind performing the 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 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 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 to experience the new Android versions on their device. Also, a CWM helps to back up ROMs, wipe data, caches, to increase internal memory, increase RAM, and much more.

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. These are the unofficial releases for experiencing the amazing new features on your device. Similar to that Galaxy fit to have many ROMs. So to enjoy this, Root & install Clockworkmod Recovery on your Galaxy Fit with the step by step article mentioned below.

Disclaimer

Try this at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be liable for any damage. Follow all the instructions properly as they are given below.

Compatibility

This process is only for Samsung Galaxy Fit with the model number GT-S5670. Do not perform this method on any other phone. It might cause permanent damage to your device.

Requirements

  • Rooting will void your device warranty.
  • Backup all your data including contacts, apps, messages, accounts, notes, etc.
  • Ensure to charge your phone at least up to 60%.
  • Backup EFS folder present in your phones system directory.
  • Moreover, install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Enable the USB Debugging mode on your device.

Downloads

Rooting Package

ODIN Tool

BENI_v1.0.ops

CWM tar file

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Fit GT-S5670

  • After downloading the Rooting package given above, copy the same on your mobile SD card via USB cable. Remember not to place it in deep directories. Also, remember not to extract it.
  • 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 the Home button (Middle button) and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.

Root Samsung Galaxy Fit boot into recovery modeRoot Galaxy Fit Stock recovery 1

  • 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).
  • Now using the Volume keys navigate to the option named Apply update from SD card and select it using the Home button.

Root Galaxy Fit 3

  • 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 a few seconds to complete.

Root Samsung Galaxy Fit using Update 1

  • After rooting completes, you’ll return to the main menu of Recovery mode.

Root Samsung Galaxy Fit using Update 2

  • Select the Reboot system now option to reboot your device.

Root Samsung Galaxy Fit using Update 3

  • Finally! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy fit GT-S5670.
  • 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.

Steps to install CWM recovery on Galaxy fit GT-S5670

  • 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. Then press and hold the 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 the computer.
  • 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.
  • On the Odin tool, click on the OPS tab and select ‘BENI_v1.0.ops’ file which you have downloaded before.
  • Then tick the ‘One Package’ option.
  • So click that One Package option and select the ‘beni_cwm-5_ext4_v2’ file which you have downloaded before. Remember not to tick or un-tick any other option on the Odin tool.

Install CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy Fit using Odin flash tool

  • 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.
  • Wait until the process finishes. It will hardly take 5-10 minutes to complete it.
  • As soon as it completes, the ID: COM section will turn blue with the message ‘Pass’ below it. Now you can safely remove the USB cable.
  • If the process fails, then simply close the Odin window. Remove the battery from the phone and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and perform the entire process again.
  • Next, boot your device into recovery mode by holding the Home button (Middle button) and Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
  • Now select ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ followed by ‘Wipe Cache partition’.

Install CWM on Samsung Galaxy Fit 2

  • Then Reboot your device by selecting ‘reboot system now’.

Install CWM recovery on Galaxy Fit 3

Conclusion

Finally! You’ve successfully gained root access and installed Clockworkmod recovery on your Samsung Galaxy fit GT-S5670. Now you can install ROMs, take backup, wipe data, and much more. For any doubts, queries or suggestions, kindly comment below.

55 Comments

  • I have followed each and every step as described to install cwm recovery but after wiping down the cache partition as the last step and rebooting it, the phone just dosn’t start and shows booting screen again and again. I also tried it again but with the same result. also when i connect my phone, the ID:COM remains yellow and turns blue when it shows pass and also com port mapping shows (COM 8) instead of COM 6 as described in the image above.
    Odin Multi Downloader V4.42
    Plz help soon. I’m stuck!!!!!!!!

  • Nothing happens even after 20 mins

    In odin i selcted suggested files. It is showing COM port mapping as 1(COM 6).
    when I press start button then even after 20 mins nothing happens. In message box it stuck at setup connection as below message
    Download Start…
    Create File…
    StartThread Detected : 1
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    StartThread Detected : 0
    setup connection…

  • Hi
    I am getting following msg and not able to do it ..
    Please suggest ..
    — cannot open the usb serial port. code: 5
    I tried with different USB ports .. but no luck .

    • If you’ve installed Kies then ensure that it is closed. Also make sure to install proper drivers on your computer.

  • Hello Abhijeet Bharekar,

    I have followed above mentioned steps properly but my phone keeps on restarting again and again without booting properly.

    I updated the CMW 5 to CMW 6.0.4.5 Beni as provided on XDA by yajnab but unable to boot the phone. I also tried making backup but getting error message “Can’t mount backup path.”

    Please help me to get out of this mess…

  • man I did all of the steps after wiping my phone doesn’t start like everyone else in the comment please tell me what to do

    • Remove battery & re-insert it..Now boot into recovery mode..
      1.Go to ‘Advanced’
      2.Choose ‘Wipe dalvik cache’
      3.Go back to main menu
      3.Now go to ‘Mounts & Storage’
      4.Choose ‘Wipe /cache’
      5.Reboot your phone

  • My device is not getting connected to my pc only when downloading mode……it is windows 8.1 ……..any solution please

  • I want to update my rooted Samsung galaxy fit s5670 with jelly bean 4.2.2
    How can I do ? Please help&guide me prompt .

  • I have samsung gt s-5670. This morning I started to root it, but I f****d up somehing. Now I tried to put ‘upload.zip’ on sd card, but it constantly giving me message: ‘ E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted.
    Also on the top is written CWM-based Recover v.6.0.3.7 – I tried to update it on Kitkat version, but it fail.

  • Hi Abhijeet: I have a Galaxy Fit GT-S5670L. I did all the steps in your tutorial and my cellphone is stuck in bootloop. When I connected my phone, ID:COM remain yellow, never turn blue and it said in the box under COM Port Mapping (COM 5). And the PASS message turned blue, not yellow.
    So I did all the procedures again but when Odin reboot my phone while flashing cwm, phone keept rebooting while Odin was still working.
    I’ve tried it all: ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ , ‘Wipe Cache partition’, in Advanced> ‘Wipe dalvik cache’, in Mounts & Storage> ‘Wipe /cache’ and still bootlooping.
    This is the second time I did something to my phone and the second time I broke it, it’s like the Universe doesn’t want me to mess with it.
    Any suggestion will be very apreciatated since I’m really REALLY lost.
    Should I flash a stock rom for Galaxy Fit GT-S5670L and install a down grade cwm version? Or just flash a down greade cwm version only?
    Thank in advance.

  • Hello,

    about the rooting part… I just get the following options:
    reboot system now
    apply sdcard: update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition

    I don’t see “Update from SDcard”.
    would “apply sdcard” work?

    thanks!

  • i have installed cwm 6.0.4.5 custom recovery in my galaxt fit gt-s5670. but not restarting

    1.After cwm custom recovery installed by PC my device automatically rebooted and restarted. then i boot my device to recovery mode by pressing by pressing home button+ power button, iseen cwm 6.0.4.5 custom recovery installed my device

    2. After that i navigate “wipe data/factory reset” and then “wipe cache partition”
    3. Then “reboot system now”
    my device not started. after reboot the devide get 1.’boot text’ and then 2.’samsung animation’ and then 3.’samsung text’ then(should be start) again ‘samsung animation’ then ‘samsung text’ the above process repeted. device not starting. please help me

  • Thankx
    In my PC “BENI_v1.0.ops” a ops file but is a txt file which opens with notepad and in odin multi downloader i am unable to select “BENI_v1.0.ops” file
    What to do now

    • 1.After downloading the Beni.ops file, place it on desktop.
      2.Then Launch Odin and click on OPS tab and navigate to the desktop.
      3.Type the File name as Beni.ops and select it..

  • Hello Sir,
    I have done everything as mentioned, but nothing happen after 1 hour during the “Odin” proces.. what should i do.

  • Hii, although i connect my phone with usb in downloading mode my P.C doesn’t detect my phone .What should i do?

  • I install this CWM recovery and it succesfully install but when I open recovery it is not open and I do factory data reset with the help of setting app.my device is off. and when i switch on my device it is not switching on and i again do this CWM recovery process.my devices is on but my mobile phone does not factory data reset plz help me. my device name Samsung Galaxy GTS 5570. Android version 2.2.1

  • I do all this process and it finishes successfully i reboot my phone in recovery
    mode my does not start till overnight

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