The ClockworkMod recovery is well-liked custom recovery tool to load any custom ROM on Android devices but it lack many features that you can easily find under any other recovery like the famed TWRP custom recovery, however now it seems that we’re again able to make fun with CWM easily as a recognized XDA developer Phil3759 has did a great job with it, he has modified the CWM recovery to generate a lot of advanced features to support your development’s life and have released his own version as Philz Touch recovery.
So the Philz Touch recovery is Advanced Touch CWM recovery version, it does offer a fully touch-based interface even you can customize it, Philz recovery include option to install multiple zip files, TWRP backup and restore support, built-in AROMA file manager app, clock and battery stats that even effectively refresh after 30 seconds, ability to take the recovery screenshot, configurable gesture actions and a lot more to make your life easy.
If you just got your Galaxy S4 and now looking for a custom recovery to enjoy custom ROMs and MODs, make way to Philz Touch Recovery because it’s really worthy to try at this time, however it’s important to remember that this Galaxy S4 Philz recovery version is still under development, so there are chances to face bugs.
This guide shows you how to install Philz Touch recovery for Galaxy S4 I9505 (Snapdragon 1.9GHz quad-core processor variant). Make sure you are using a Windows PC and phone drivers are installed on your computer, you can download drivers from here.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded Odin3_v3.04.zip file into a folder and run Odin3 v3.04.exe.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into download mode, to do this, reboot phone by holding down volume down, home and power buttons.
Step #5: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #6: Click on PDA Button and locate the tar.md5 file that you downloaded in first step (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #7: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again).
Step #8: Unplug the phone from PC.
That’s it, the Philz Touch recovery is now installed on your Galaxy I9505, if you experience any error, leave a comment.