Install Philz Touch Advanced CWM Recovery On Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate SGH-I577 Using Odin

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RECOVERY INFO
Name Philz Touch Advanced CWM Recovery
Version 6.15.4
Stablity Stable without any issues.
Credits Phil3759

  WARNING!

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.

  GUIDE: INSTALL PHILZ ADVANCED CWM RECOVERY ON SAMSUNG GALAXY EXHILARATE

Before you begin with the instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

  STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

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 SGH-I577!

Please know that this page is meant only for Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate. Please DO NOT try the procedures given here on any other device of Samsung or any other company. You have been Warned!

  STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE

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 the internal memory, too.

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

 ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

  STEP 2: INSTALL LATEST DRIVER

You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate.

In case you’re not sure, follow the link below for a definitive guide for installing driver for your Samsung device on your computer.

 SAMSUNG DEVICES DRIVERS INSTALLATION GUIDE

   STEP 3: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  DOWNLOADS

Download the files given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your computer (just to keep things tidy, that is).

  CWM RECOVERY FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: philz_touch_6.15.4-exhilarate.tar.md5 (8.6 MB)

For latest version of the Recovery, check the original page →

  ODIN ZIP FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: Odin_v3.09.zip (972 KB)

  STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

  Example video: If you haven’t used Odin before to flash a file on your phone before, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. The video demonstrates flashing of a Recovery on Galaxy S3, but since the procedure is same, the video will helpClick here to watch the video

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 the CWM Recovery, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.

  1. Extract/Unzip the Odin zip fileLatest Odin_ v3.09.zip on your computer (using 7-zip free software, preferably) to get the following files:
    • Odin3 v3.09.exe
    • Odin3.ini
  2. Download the Philz CWM file, philz_touch_6.15.4-exhilarate.tar.md5 and place it in the same folder in which you extracted Latest Odin_v3.09.zip (Just for your convenience, that is). So, now you’ll have the following files in that folder:
    • Odin3 v3.09.exe
    • Odin3.ini
    • philz_touch_6.15.4-exhilarate.tar.md5
  3. Disconnect the Galaxy Exhilarate from PC if it is connected.
  4. Double-click the Odin3-v3.09.exe file to open Odin.
  5. Boot your Galaxy Exhilarate into Download Mode[UPDATED]
    1. Power off your phone first. Wait for 6-7 seconds after display is off.
    2. Press and hold the following 2 buttons together: Volume DOWN+ Volume UP and connect the phone to PC using a USB cable.
  6. Connect your Galaxy Exhilarate 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 Exhilarate 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 your phone and PC and then try again.
  7. Load the recovery file in .tar.md5 form into Odin as instructed below:
    • Click on the AP button on Odin and select the philz_touch_6.15.4-exhilarate.tar.md5 file (from step 2). Your Odin window should look like the screenshot below:
      samsung-galaxy-exhilarate-philz-recovery-odin-file
  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. (Step 7 and Step 8)
  10. Click the Start button to begin flashing, and wait until you see a PASS! message in Odin’s top left box.
  11. When you get PASS! message, your device will restart automatically. You can then disconnect your phone from PC.Odin 3.09 - Samsung-Galaxy-Odin-PASS-screenshot

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 Exhilarate 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 Exhilarate 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.

FEEDBACK US!

It was easy to install Philz Touch CWM recovery on your Galaxy Exhilarate, right? Let us know how it is to your liking in comments below.

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

4 Comment

  1. P says: Reply

    How long does it take to display “Warning!” after holding down the three buttons? My phone just starts to vibrate periodically if I keep holding it.

  2. P says: Reply

    Ok if I have it connected to my system through USB I get the Warning! screen but it goes off immediately. I am not able to click the volume up button to go into Download Mode.

  3. Eric says: Reply

    To get into ‘download mode’, I had to first hold the Volume Up+Down keys, then plugged in the USB port.

    1. Shivam says: Reply

      Well, almost all Samsung phones uses the “Vol UP + Vol DOWN + Power” button combination to get into downloade mode, but looks like Exhilarate is different. Thanks for letting us know, I’ve updated the post with correct instructions.

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