How to Flash a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300)

Are you ready to flash custom ROMs on your Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300) smartphone? Then start off by installing the ClockworkMod Recovery on your device and enjoy superior features it has to offer you. Such features include backing up your current ROM, flashing a custom ROM, installing a mod or a tweak and so on. So, in this guide, you’ll learn how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300) smartphone and here you go.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must have rooted your device before doing this procedure. You can check out our root guide to root your device.

2. This will replace your current recovery with the CWM Recovery.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. ClockworkMod Recovery (Download link’s given in the second post)

III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300):

1. Download and place the ClockworkMod Recovery archive onto your Desktop.

2. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

3. Copy the Recovery file over to the root of your SD card. It’s the topmost folder.

4. Disconnect your device from your PC once the file’s copied.

5. Turn OFF your device.

6. Reboot your device into Recovery mode. To do so, simply press and hold the Volume UP+Home+Power buttons together.

7. Once inside Recovery, choose apply update from sdcard.

8. Select the Recovery archive you copied earlier to your device for flashing.

9. It should start flashing the file and once it’s done, you’ll be notified.

10. Reboot your device.

11. And you’re all set!

Excellent! Your device’s been successfully equipped with ClockworkMod Recovery and it’ll now let you install custom ROMs.

IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300) to learn how to do that.

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If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

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  • Emmanuel Marabillo

    Its succesfully installed.. but .. i go to rom manager and says i need to install custom recovery ??? WTF!??

  • saurav

    does it work on s5302

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Nop, you shouldn’t apply it on your device as it may brick your device. Very soon we’ll have a guide to root the S5302 device.


  • Paul H.

    I have two Questions:

    I heard Flashing a custom Recovery has a high chance of Bricking. How can I minimize the Risk of doing so?

    And About Nandroid Backups: Where are they stored (USB-Storage/Internal Memory/External SD) and how big are they (As you may know, the Galaxy Pocket does not have much internal Memory, so I am a bit woried.)

    Thanks in advance!