Download PhilZ Touch CWM for Galaxy S4

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

PhilZ Touch 5 Recovery Features

  • True JB 4.2 migration: toggle between /data/media and /data/media/0
  • Browse phone with root access using full GUI in Aroma File Manager
  • Terminal access from recovery with root access through Aroma File Manager
  • Multi Zip Install menu: check multiple zip files to install in a row
  • Custom Install Zip Mode: set a default folder to start with + browse backward up to the root
  • exFAT + ext4 support in recovery for external sd
  • TWRP backup and restore support, include full md5 sum support
  • Advanced statistics during backup operations shown in color
  • Support .android_secure backup/restore from external storage and exfat partitions
  • Optional reboot after custom backups/restores
  • Sd-ext support
  • Nandroid backups support /preload & /misc in backup and restore jobs
  • Set special nandroid settings: time zone, toggle md5 check for lightning fast backup and restore, toggle /preload backup and restore, enable nandroid compression using pigz and choose ors backup target volume
  • You can cancel any nandroid operation with back button
  • Create from current ROM or from a pre-existing nandroid backup
  • Nandroid backup path now will be named with current ROM id from build.prop
  • Custom backup and restore job list: backup and restore freely any partition combo from old nandroid folder or new custom_backup one
  • Backup/restore EFS in both tar + img formats, now with time incremented copies for both tar and .img
  • Support flash modem.bin image files in addition to custom modem.img files, now support for multiple *.bin versions under dedicated folder
  • During custom restore, you can see the contents of the folder you want to restore from
  • Delete custom or TWRP backups from recovery menu
  • Full wipe before flashing new ROM: wipe user data + format /system and /preload. SD card content is not affected
  • Full support for openrecovery script specifications include all backup and restore options
  • Run openrecovery scripts in 2 modes: on start goomanager boot scripts + one touch menu to either directly open a default path or freely browse for scripts
  • Define ors backup target volume from within Nandroid Settings menu
  • Ors restore path supports stock clockworkmod path, TWRP path and custom_backup path
  • Poweroff, reboot to recovery and reboot to download/bootloader mode options
  • Dual USB mount in recovery support and mount external sd over usb for /data/media devices
  • Adb root in recovery

Installation guide – How to install CWM on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500? (Video)

Download PhilZ Touch CWM for Galaxy S4