Help! My Samsung Galaxy S4 is stuck at startup. Look like it is bootlooping. No worry, if you have made a ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) Nandroid backup on Galaxy S4 previously. No? Then, this guide won’t help you much. If yes, all you need to do ~ restore back the Nandroid backup. That’s it.
Restore Samsung Galaxy S4 with CWM
One of the must use feature in Samsung Galaxy S4 is ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) Nandroid backup. You are not utilizing CWM if you don’t ever use its backup function. Yes, you need to create a backup first before apply any mod or install custom kernel, ROM. This is a must to do task. It will create a full system backup (all applications, settings and data). And let you to restore to the backup stage if anything bad happen. Who know the stuff that you plan to install is safe. In order to use Nandroid backup, you need to install CWM on Galaxy S4 first. Installation done? Let’s get started…
Backup Samsung Galaxy S4 with CWM
Samsung Galaxy S4 stock recovery provides limited functions when compare to custom recovery like ClockworkMod Recovery – CWM or Team Win Recovery Project – TWRP. It is better than nothing. As for advanced users, you will need to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S4 to get more juice out of it. CWM and TWRP give you the ability to backup & restore with Nandroid, install custom ROM, kernel, modification and other more… It is a must installed tool for Galaxy S4 if you like to try out custom ROM.
Galaxy S4 CWM Recovery
PhilZ Touch 5 Recovery is one of my favourite custom recoveries for Samsung Galaxy Series. Why? exFAT partition support on external SD card. Yes, that’s the main reason that I always have PhilZ Touch CWM installed. And now it is on my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (PhilZ Touch CWM supports GT-I9505 too). PhilZ Touch is a CWM Advanced Edition that loaded with extra features compare to official ClockworkMod Recovery. As the name applies, it supports touch interface in addition to hardware keys. And it has Aroma File Manager built-in. Besides, it also has TWRP backup and restore support. Check out all the features below…
PhilZ Touch CWM for Samsung Galaxy S4
How to install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500? Someone asked me just now. Well, current rooting methods for Galaxy S4 do not include CWM installation. Therefore, you need to install it manually. No worry, the CWM installation is like rooting Galaxy S4. In short, just use Odin software to install it. Not sure how to do so? Just read below steps by steps video guide to find out.