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How to install CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 [1]The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is a tablet with root access and a custom recovery available. The following guide teaches you everything you need to do to install CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Once you have installed the custom recovery, you can use it to install custom ROMs. Simply navigate to the ‘install’ option from the recovery menu and browse your SD card for the ROM. You’ll need to research what ROMs are available for your device and check out reviews so you know which ones are the best ROMs.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO INSTALL CWM RECOVERY ON SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S 10.5

  1. Download the CWM recovery package you need from this XDA Developers page here [3].
  2. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 to the computer where you have the CWM recovery file.
  3. Copy that custom recovery file over to the internal storage SD card. Make sure it’s in the root of the SD card and not in any sub folder.
  4. Unplug the tablet from the computer.
  5. On your Galaxy Tab S, download the terminal Emulator app from the Google Play Store here [4].
  6. Launch the said app from the app drawer on your device.
  7. Type the following bits of code into that emulator command line and replace where it says recovery.img with the real file name of your recovery .img file:
  8. su
  9. dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/dw_mmc.0/by-name/RECOVERY
  10. It will flash that custom recovery on your device.
  11. Reboot your device manually the way you normally would do when using the tablet.

That’s all you need to do to install CWM recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablets. Now that you do have a custom recovery installed, you can use it by pressing the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons when booting the tablet up.