Install Philz Touch Recovery on Galaxy S5 [Supported Versions]
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now ringing loudly around the world of Android’s development community. So many developers have taken the latest flagship of Samsung to their kitchens and cooking delicious custom ROMs. In order to taste your favorite one, a custom recovery must be installed on your Samsung Galaxy S5. And here’s the advanced edition of popular CWM, the Philz touch recovery Galaxy S5.
This ClockworkMod Advanced edition does offer a lot more than the basic version. Instead of just basic zip file installation, backups and wipe, the Philz recovery features a 4 modes, coloring, different backup options, searching of zip files, widgets, customization, Aroma File Manager support, and much more. Read on how to install Galaxy S5 Philz recovery.
Use a Windows computer having phone USB drivers. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
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 #1: Download the Philz touch recovery for your Samsung Galaxy S5 variant form following link:
Galaxy S5 Unified (klte): International, Canada, Sprint, TMO
Notice: ATT and VZW are locked. You must unlock them to be able to flash a recovery
Check the original XDA thread for more information and support for more versions.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder.
Step #3: Download the required Odin3 to your PC.
Step #4: Unzip the downloaded Odin zip into a folder too.
Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3.xx.exe.
Step #6: Turn the device off.
Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode.
Step #8: Reboot the device into download mode, to do reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave these buttons and press the volume up button to enter into download mode.
Step #9: Click on PA Button and locate .tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #10: 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 #11: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave power button but not volume down until you enter in recovery mode. In recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
Great, the Philz touch recovery is now installed on your Samsung Galaxy S5. If you run into any roadblock, leave comments and let us know.