ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery v6.0.2.8 for Samsung Galaxy Star and Start Duos GT-S5280/GT-S5282

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Name ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery
Version NON-Touch version:
Stability Good Enough.
Compatibility Fully functional with Android 4.1.2
Credits rahulsinghal


Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page!

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. You have been warned!


To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be GT-S5280/GT-S5282!

Please know that this page is meant only for Samsung Galaxy Star (GT-S5280) and & Star Duos (GT-S5282). Please DO NOT try the procedures given here on other device of Samsung or any other cmpany.


You must do this pre-installation stuff before attempting to flash ClockworkMod Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Star/Duos in order to avoid any complications later, and have a smooth and successful process.


Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on sd card, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.



You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash CWM on your US Cellular Galaxy S4. In case you’re not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Galaxy S4 on your computer.



If your android device, or PC, powers off due to lack of battery while the process is underway, it could damage the device.

So, make sure both of them are adequately charged and that no power interruption takes place when the process is undergoing — at least 50% battery of the device and laptop is what we would recommend.


└ Use original USB cable to connect your phone to PC.

└ Do not use the procedures given below on Mac (using VMWare) as it works best on proper Windows PC only.


If you haven’t used Odin software to flash a recovery on a Samsung galaxy device before, we suggest you first watch a video of that, given right below, to get familiar with the process.

Btw, the video below shows installing CWM on Samsung Galaxy S3 (yes, not S4!), but as the process is exactly same, it doesn’t matter.



Download the Odin and CWM file given below. Save these files in a separate folder on your computer (just to keep things tidy, that is).


DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: Latest Odin3 (951 KB)


DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: S5280_S5282_cwm_6.0.2.8.tar (9 MB)


Once you’ve finished downloading the file given in downloads section above, follow the instructions below for installing CWM recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Star/Duos.

Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing CWM recovery, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

  1. Extract/Unzip the Odin zip file, Latest Odin3 on your computer (using 7-zip free software, preferably) to get this file: Odin3 v3.09.exe
  2. Move the CWM file, for non touch version it is S5280_S5282_cwm_6.0.2.8.tar in the same folder in which you extracted Latest Odin3 (Just for your convenience, that is). So, now you’ll have the following files in that folder:
    • Odin3 v3.09.exe
    • S5280_S5282_cwm_6.0.2.8.tar
  3. Disconnect the Galaxy Star/Duos from PC if it is connected.
  4. Double-click the Odin3 v3.09.exe file to open Odin.
  5. Boot your Galaxy Star/Duos into Download Mode:
    • Power off your phone first and wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off
    • Press and hold these 3 buttons together until you see Warning! screen: Volume Down + Power + Home
    • Press Volume Up now to continue to Download Mode
  6. Connect Galaxy S4 to PC. Odin window will show an Added!! message in bottom left box. Odin’s screen would look like this:
    Odin 3.09 - Samsung-Galaxy-Odin-Device-Added-Screenshot
    If you don’t get the Added! message, here are some troubleshooting tips:

    • Make sure you have installed driver for Galaxy S4 as said above in ‘Before you begin..’ section.
    • If you have already installed driver, then uninstall them and reinstall back.
    • Connect using a different USB port on your PC.
    • Try a different USB cable. The original cable that came with your phone should work best, if not, try any other cable that’s new and of good quality.
    • Reboot phone and PC and then try again.
  7. Load the recovery file into Odin as instructed below:
    • Click on the AP button on Odin and select theS5280_S5282_cwm_6.0.2.8.tar
      Your Odin window should look like the screenshot below:
  8. Now in the Option section of Odin, make sure that Re-Partition box is unchecked. (Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes remain checked, while all other boxes remain unchecked.)
  9. Double check the above two steps.
  10. Click the Start button to begin flashing CWM recovery on your Galaxy Star/Duos, and wait until you see a PASS! message in Odin’s top left box.
  11. When you get PASS! message, your phone will restart automatically. You can then disconnect your phone from PC.
    Odin 3.09 - Samsung-Galaxy-Odin-PASS-screenshot
  12. ClockworkMod Recovery has installed successfully on your Star/Duos.

If you see FAIL message instead of the PASS in Odin’s top left box, that’s a problem. Try this now: disconnect your Galaxy Star/Duos from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 3 of this guide again.

Also, If device is Stuck at setup connection or on any other process, then too, try this: disconnect your Galaxy Star/Duos from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 3 of this guide again.

That’s all. If you need help regarding this, feel free to ask us in comments below.

Btw, to boot your Galaxy Star/Duos into Recovery Mode:

  • Power off your phone first and wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off
  • Press and hold these 3 buttons together until you see anything on screen: Volume Up + Power + Home

That’s it.


It was easy to get ClockworkMod Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Star Duos, right? Let us know how you plan to use it.

Your suggestions, and queries if any, are most welcomed!

18 Comment

  1. Haseo says:

    im sorry, but what if it goes like this?

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    MD5 hash value is invalid
    S5280_S5282_cwm_6.0.2.8.tar.md5 is invalid.
    need ur replay asap

    1. mj says:

      rename file name as :- theS5280_S5282_cwm_6.0.2.8.tar.tar

      its works 🙂

      1. Haseo says:

        hahah it does, tysm man =D

        1. jkennd says:

          it says reset instead pass

  2. Abhijeet Mule says:

    Is this cwm or 5

  3. Abhijeet Mule says:

    please reply

  4. Abhijeet Mule says:

    thanks bro

  5. Ameen says:

    Work like a Charm 😀

  6. Ujjal says:

    Not working. Done all the steps coorectly! The odin shows paased but When I try to enter the recovery mod then it just shows the old normal recovery menu not the clockworkMod! Please Help! 🙁 MY phone is samsung galaxy star gt-s5820.

    1. reuben says:

      me too

  7. mkkh says:

    nott work for galaxy star gts 5280

  8. helli says:

    Hi, there my gt s 5280 is from 07-2014, i did it 3 times but it dont works. what s wrong

  9. abc says:

    pls help when I clicked the start button it said reset…what should I do…

  10. Dipanjan Roy Chowdhury says:

    sir odin is showing pass on my phone gt-s5282 but cwm recovery is not installed what to do

  11. Dipanjan Roy Chowdhury says:

    tyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy its not working

  12. harold says:

    fuck you liar odin 3.09 can’t read my device
    odin 3.07 can read my device
    cwm is invalid
    why are you making invalid program
    fuck you.

  13. Rithu says:

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:7)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!
    RQT_CLOSE !!
    RES OK !!
    And its coming as reset

  14. mmme says:

    I get PASS massange but I boot my samsung galaxy star in Recovery mode I see the CWM RECOVERY dont installed plz help me

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