PhilZ Touch Advanced CWM Recovery For Samsung Galaxy S4, S4 LTE, Google Edition, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, Cricket, Metro PCS, C-Spire, China Mobile and Canadian Variants

Version 6.15.6 based on CWM 6.x
Stalbility Very Good
Compatibility Fully functional with Android 4.4.x and below
Credits Phil3759


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.


The Philz Recovery given in Downloads section supports all these variants of Galaxy S4:

  • S4 LTE,
  • S4 Google Edition,
  • AT&T,
  • T-Mobile,
  • Verizon,
  • Sprint,
  • US Cellular,
  • Cricket,
  • Metro PCS,
  • C-Spire,
  • China Mobile, and
  • Canadian Variants

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


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.

This procedure here will work for the following variants of Galaxy S4: LTE (GT I9505), Google Edition (GT-I9505G), C-Spire (SCH-R970X), China Mobile (GT-I9508), AT&T (SGH-I337), Cricket (SCH-R970C), T-Mobile and Metro PCS (SGH-M919), Verizon (SCH-I545), Sprint (SPH-L720) and US Cellular (SCH-R970).

Other than the aforementioned variants, this procedure here is also applicable for Canadian variants such as Telcel, Bell, Rogers and Telus (SGH-I337M).

DO NOT use the procedures discussed here on any other variant of Galaxy S4 than the ones mentioned here, like (GT-I9500) or any other device of Samsung or any other company. You have been warned!


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.



You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash PhilZ Touch Recovery on your 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.




Download the Odin zip file and PhilZ tar.md5 file given below. Transfer both Odin and recovery tar file to a separate folder on your computer just to keep things tidy.


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


DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: philz_touch_6.15.6-jflte.tar.md5 (8.54 MB)

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


  Example video: If you haven’t used Odin before to install a recovery file or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. The video demonstrates flashing of an older version PhilZ Touch Recovery on Galaxy S4, 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 PhilZ Touch 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 PhilZ file, philz_touch_6.15.6-jflte.tar.md5, 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
    • philz_touch_6.15.6-jflte.tar.md5
  3. Disconnect the Galaxy S4 from PC if it is connected.
  4. Double-click the Odin3 v3.09.exe file to open Odin.
  5. Boot your Galaxy S4 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 your Galaxy S4 to PC. Odin window will show an Added!! message in bottom left box. Odin’s screen would look like this:
    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.
    • If you have already installed driver, then uninstall them and re-install 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 (Step 2) into Odin as instructed below:
    • Click on the AP button on Odin and select the philz_touch_6.15.6-jflte.tar.md5 file (from step 2). Your Odin window should look something  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 PhilZ Touch Recovery on your Galaxy S4, 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.
  12. PhilZ Touch Recovery has installed successfully on your S4. To boot your Galaxy S4 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: Volume Up + Power + Home.

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 S4 from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 5 of this guide again.

Also, If device is Stuck at setup connection or on any other process, then too, try this: disconnect your S4 from PC, close Odin, remove phone’s battery and put it back inside in 3-4 seconds, open Odin and then repeat from Step 5 of this guide again.


It was easy to install PhilZ Touch Recovery on your Galaxy S4, right? Let us know how you plan to use it in comments below.

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

  • Fabulousbec Cell

    i can’t install it, always failed. it asks for pit file.

  • abctx007

    i cannot flash on to verizon s4 , getting failed message

  • Brian

    This install passed. Everything looked great….except my phone will not boot into recovery mode. When I hold down the three buttons as instructed, the top of the screen says recovery mode, but then it resets and goes back to normal startup.

  • MightyCash Gerente

    I have a SPH-L720T (Spark Model of Samsung Galaxy S4 for Sprint). I would like to know if I can install this ROM on this variant?


  • plz give an alternate link is out of service.

  • What version does this work with kit Kat 4.4.2 or does it matter?