How to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 on Android Jelly Bean, and install ClockworkMod recovery [Guide]

samsung_galaxy_grand_duos_blue_02Just picked up a Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 and want to root it? Here’s your chance. This guide will teach you how to install ClockworkMod Recovery and also root your Galaxy Grand Duos.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.


This root guide is for The Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos running Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x). It is specifically for models GT-I9082.

Before We Begin

Before you can root, make sure you have/do all of the following:

How To Root Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082

PART 1: Installing CWM Recovery On Galaxy Grand Duos

The first part to rooting requires you to install ClockworkMod custom recovery. To do that, do the following:

  • Enter your Galaxy Grand Duos into Download Mode. To get into Download Mode, turn off your phone and then press the Volume UpHome and Power buttons at the exact same time and wait for the screen to turn on. This will place your Grand Duos into download mode.
  • Open ODIN on your Windows PC.
  • Connect your Galaxy Grand Duos to your Windows PC using your USB cable.
  • Check to see if the ID:COM section of ODIN is YELLOW. This means ODIN has recognized your Grand Duos. If it is not yellow, you need to make sure you have Samsung drivers properly installed.
  • Click on the PDA button in ODIN, then choose the CWM_gt_i9082_droidviews.tar.md5 file you downloaded to your computer earlier.
  • Make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are the only options checked in ODIN. Everything else should be unchecked.
  • Press the Start button. This will begin the flashing process. Please wait for the flashing to finish. DO NOT unplug your Grand Duos.
  • When the flashing has been successful, you’ll get a PASS message both from ODIN and on your Galaxy Grand Duos and your phone will reboot.

After reboot, you now have CWM Recovery installed on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. Proceed to Part 2 below.

PART 2: Rooting Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Once you have ClockworkMod custom recovery installed, you can root. To root, do the following:

  • Turn your Grand Duos off. Once your device is turned off, press and hold the Volume UpHome, and Power buttons simultaneously. Your phone will turn on and the Samsung logo will blink twice after which you should release the Power button, but keep the Volume Up and Home button pressed until a list of options shows itself on the screen. You should see something that says ClockwordMod Recovery.
  • Using the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons to navigate and the Power button to select, select install zip from sdcard. Find the on your microSD card or internal storage that you previously placed there and select it. You will be asked to confirm. Select Yes.
  • The rooting will start. Be patient. Once it has completed, select the go back option. Select reboot system now. Your Grand Duos will reboot.

Once reboot is complete, you are now rooted. Enjoy!


Enjoy a rooted Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 with ClockworkMod Recovery!

[via droidkube]

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