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Clockworkmod (CWM) Recovery for Galaxy S Blaze 4G

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Samsung recently released the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, a newer and faster reincarnation of the original Galaxy S, with an upgraded CPU (dual-core), 1 GB of RAM and 4G support. And now, recognized XDA developer shabbypenguin has come up with a working version of ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery for it. CWM is the first step towards custom ROMs and hacks on Android devices, so getting CWM to work on a new device is always an important breakthrough.

Read on to find out how you can install CWM recovery on your Galaxy S Blaze 4G, following our step-by-step procedure.

Compatibility

This hack and the guide below are compatible only and only with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. It’s not compatible with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

Pre-Installation Requirements

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  • If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process.
  • Make sure you have the proper drivers for the phone installed on your computer.

How to Install CWM Recovery on Galaxy S Blaze 4G

  1. Download the CWM Recovery file.
    Download Link  |  Filename: Clockworkmod-Blaze-4G.tar
  2. Download the PIT file.
    Download Link  |  Filename: blaze.pit
  3. Download ODIN, which is the software you need to flash the recovery on your phone.
    Download Link  |  Filename: odin-185.zip
  4. Extract the odin-185.zip file to a folder.
  5. Open Odin (from step 3) — double-click the Odin 1.85.exe that you got after extracting the file odin-185.zip.
  6. In Odin, do the following:
    1. Click the PDA tab, then select the Clockworkmod-Blaze-4G.tar you obtained in step 1.
    2. Click the PIT tab, then select the blaze.pit file you downloaded in step 2.
  7. Important! Do NOT touch/change any other option in Odin, except selecting the PDA and PIT files as given in step 6. Make sure the Re-Partition and F. Reset Time options in Odin are NOT checked (i.e not selected). Only the Auto Reboot option should be checked, all other options should be unchecked.
  8. Now, turn off your Galaxy S Blaze 4G, then boot into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons together, till the screen turns on and shows you a Warning! screen. Let go of the buttons, then press the Volume Up button to enter download mode.
  9. Connect the phone to the computer. You should get the message “Added!” under Odin’s message box in the bottom left. If you don’t get this message, then probably there is a problem with drivers. Make sure you’ve proper drivers installed.
  10. Click START to start flashing the CWM recovery on your Galaxy S Blaze 4G. After the flashing is complete, the phone will automatically reboot. You’ll also get a PASS message in ODIN. You can now safely disconnect your phone from the computer.
    IMPORTANT Note: If ODIN gets stuck and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, or you get a FAIL message (with red background) in ODIN, do the following – disconnect the phone from the PC, close ODIN, remove battery, re-insert it, then do the procedure again from Step 5.

That’s it. Once your phone reboots, you will have ClockworkMod recovery installed on your Galaxy S Blaze 4G, which you can use to flash custom ROMs and hacks. Do let us know how it works out for you, in the comments below.

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  • Dabo Ross

    Does this require the phone to be rooted first? Or does it root it in this process?

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