How to Flash a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Grand (GT-I9082)

The Galaxy Grand is an affordable dual-core Android smartphone available in India and comes in two variants, one with a single SIM slot (I9080) and the other with the option to slip in two SIMs (I9082).  The guide below will help you install ClockworkMod Recovery on the latter and later on, root it so you can make backups, overclock/underclock your device and many other features that are not available on unrooted devices.  If this is what you want, then read on to know how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Galaxy Grand.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  Back up everything you think is important before you begin.

2.  Charge your device to 75% or more before you start.

3.  Install the necessary drivers before you start the procedure.  This should prevent any errors popping up during the procedure and potentially bricking your device.

4.  Following this procedure will void your warranty; if you are not okay with this, do not read any further!

II.  Necessary Downloads



III.  Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Galaxy Grand

1.  Extract to a folder on your desktop.

2.  From the extracted folder, double-click on Odin3 v3.04.exe to run Odin.

3. Extract to a folder on your desktop.  You should end up with a file called CWM-touch_i9082_chotu.tar.md5 in the extracted folder.

4.  Click on the PDA button in Odin, navigate to the location of CWM-touch_i9082_chotu.tar.md5, select it, and then click on Open to load the file into Odin.

5.  Shut down your device and put it into Download mode.  To do this, press and hold Volume Down + Power + Home buttons simultaneously and release them when you see the GT-i9082 logo.  Now, press Volume Up to confirm entry into Download Mode.

6.  Connect your device to your PC.  Odin should now recognize the device and the ID:COM field should light up blue, signifying that Odin has detected your device without a problem.

7.  Make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked under the Option section.

8.  Make sure that your Odin screen looks like the below screenshot and then click on Start.


Once your device reboots, you should have ClockworkMod Recovery installed, which can be accessed by pressing Volume Up + Power + Home buttons when the device is off.

IV.  Root the Galaxy Grand

Head to our guide for help with rooting your Galaxy Grand.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

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

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • Sam

    Hi, I followed the procedure above, everything seemed to go fine. But, I don’t think ClockWorkMod is installed on my Galaxy Grand, because, when I enter the recovery mode, I am seeing the default Android system recovery screen. Can you please help?

  • amey

    how do u get com 16 i get com 3

    • Dax Krishna

      Amey, it doesn’t matter what the com number is, the point is your device is detected and you see the blue color when you connect your device!

  • M.A

    i have the same problem i have com 19 but its not clockwork recovery its android system recovery written on top and there is also no optoin of backup/restore.

  • abood

    I’ve got same problem
    That means the problem not from my device
    Thank god

  • ubaidbhatti

    the md5 file is invalid. error is in the file i thinkubaidbhatti

    • Dax Krishna

      try renaming the file to the CWM-touch_i9082_chotu.tar, then flash it as above

  • Nabeel

    I followed the same procedure today but the stock recovery is still there. I really want to root my Grand Duos. Please , If anyone knows how to deal with the situation please post..
    Thanks in advance

  • after 4 flashing i find the way – in odin uncheck reboot, and after read “PASS” in odin i press vol+ – home – power and after 10-15 sec login into CWM and take root, but after rebooting a had no chance login in CWM any time… Only stock recovery.

    • bobherbalist

      dude i did that but its stuck on galaxy grand logo cant reach to the cwm can u please help me ?

  • kareem

    work on i9080????