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Guide to Root and Install Recovery on Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195

Now the wait is over for the Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 users, XDA developer arco68 released the root package and ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 device. The new Samsung Device is powered with 4.3in qHD Super AMOLED screen, is now available in the UK. If you are the proud owner of the device and want to root your device and install recovery on it then you can do this easily now. After rooting and installing recovery on your device you can enjoy lots of benefits of rooting like install custom ROMs, install rotted application and more. The process is simple and all you have to flash two files on your device with the help of ODIN flash tool and get the roots access on your device.

So if you are the Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 then follow the below mention guide step by step to root and Install Recovery. The guide is only for the Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 users and don’t try this method on any of you other device.

Guide to Root and Install Recovery on Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195

Guide to Root and Install Recovery on Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195

Disclaimer

Pre-requisites and Requirements

a) First step is to take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. So if you lost some of your data in the root process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file.

b) Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Download and install Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 USB Drivers from here. Without these driver you can’t root and install the recovery on your device.

d) Make sure that your phone battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention steps one by one very carefully to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195.

How to Root and Install Recovery on Galaxy S4 Mini

Step 1. Download the GT-I9195_MF5_870901_kernel.tar.zip from here to root you device and extract the same on your desktop.

Step 2. To install the ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery download the Recovery File from here and extract the same on your desktop.

Step 3. Download the ODIN flash tool from here and extract on desktop. You have to use this application to flash the files on your device.

Step 4. Now both the files are saved on your desktop, turn off your Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 and boot the device in Download mode. To do this Press and hold home, volume down and power. Download screen should appear.

Step 5. Once your Phone on Download Mode, connect the device with computer via USB cable, and press volume up.

Step 6. Run the ODIN application on the desktop. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box of ODIN screen will turn blue with the COM port number.

Step 7. Now from the ODIN Application screen Click the PDA button and select GT-I9195_MF5_870901_kernel.tar.md5 file which you downloaded and extracted on Step 1. And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.

Step 8. Now Hit the Start Button from the ODIN application and wait for some time to flash the file. Once the files is flashed the phone will reboot when finished.

Step 9. After boot is finished, power off your phone and repeat step 4 to 5. Now Again Click the PDA button and select ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery file that you download on Step 2. After that Hit the Start Button and wait for some time to install the recovery on your device, Once the process is completed your device will reboot. Now you can disconnect your device.

Step 10. Now Again turn off your device, Press and hold home, volume up and power. Phone will boot into recovery. When you exit recovery, it will ask if you want to root the device. Select yes.

That’s it, now your Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 has the root access and recovery is installed on your device. Hope you like the above guide, for more future updates like our Facebook page here and add us on your Google+ Circles.

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  • Zakaria Hi Hi

    Hey guys, i rooted my phone and it worked. But then i tried to install a Rom but couldn’t find any for my model s4 mini gt-i9195. Instead i installed Foxhoud Rom for S3 hoping that would work but it bootlooped my phone. I wiped cache, data, i factory resetted and go on…but that doenst help, now i want to instal the official firmware hoping that would work but in order to do that i need to unroot. Any tips?