Samsung has recently launched their Dual Sim version of Note sized Android Phone Samsung Galaxy Grand. Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 is one of the best Android Jelly Bean based Dual SIM Android phone available in the market. Although, its having some hard time competing with other cheap Phablet in market. Powered by a Dual Core 1.2 Ghz Processor its one of the most powerful Phablet phone available, it has touchWiz UI and 8 MP camera. We are here with a detailed guide on how to root Galaxy Grand Duos and install custom recovery on it.
As you proceed with the article, we will guide you through the entire process involved on how to root Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 and install ClockworkMod Recovery. Apart from this, we have some data backup tips for your phone and other important tips below (Prerequisites Section). Therefore, follow the article carefully before actually performing it on your device.
Warning: Please carefully understand what you are proceeding with and where it will lead you to. Further, you should not blame us for unwanted situation you face.
Essential Steps need to be followed before Rooting your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082:
Step 1: Data’s are precious, therefore you should fully backup your Android device before rooting it. Facing problem? Then, read our article on How to Backup and Restore Apps/ Games/ Cache Data using Titanium Backup – Detailed guide
Step 2: You will have enable USB Debugging on your device. To enable USB Debugging, go to “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” and then check the checkbox beside USB Debugging.
Step 3: You should charge your device so that there is 60% or more amount of battery charge on your device. Read our article on How to Improve Battery life of your Android device 10 steps guide.
Step 4: You will have to disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall from your device for the time being i.e. until the rooting procedure has completed.
Step 5: Download USB Drivers (ADB and Fastboot) for your Android device to make it compatible with Windows.
Step 6: Download Odin from here to your computer and install the same. It will help you to flash the files you want.
Download Samsung USB Drivers, CWM Recovery Image and UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.00.zip from here to your computer. Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC so as to have all the necessary drivers for your phone on the PC. Extract the CWM Recovery Image and into a folder onto your desktop and place the “UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.00.zip” into the root directory of your phone’s SD Card.
How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082:
Step 1: Open Odin and reboot your phone so as to enter it in Download Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON. When you see the warning screen press the Volume Up button to enter in Download Mode.
Step 2: Now, connect your phone to the PC using original USB cable.
Step 3: If the ID: COM section in Odin turns “Yellow” or “Blue” (if you have Odin3), it means your device has been recognized by Odin.
Step 4: Now, click on “PDA” button and then choose the “.tar.md5” file from the folder where you have extracted the “CWM Recovery Image” file.
Step 5: Ensure that only “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked in Odin.
Step 6: Finally, press the “Start” to begin the flashing process, wait patiently for the installation to finish.
Step 7: As soon as the installation process has completed, you will get a “PASS!” message in Odin and your phone will reboot automatically.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082:
Step 1: Now, that you have installed ClockworkMod Recovery on your device, reboot it so as to enter in Recovery Mode. To do so, when your phone is OFF, press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together for the screen to turn ON. Soon you will see the Samsung logo blinks for two times, just release the Power button but keep the other two keys pressed till you see a list of options in Blue text on black background with Android robot.
Step 2: Just ensure that the screen which you are on has “ClockworkMod Recovery” written on the top of the recovery mode screen.
Step 3: Now, from the main recovery menu, select “install zip from sdcard” then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then choose the “UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.00.zip” file you’ve placed on the SD Card. Select “Yes” to confirm your action.
Step 4: As soon as the installation process has completed, select “+++++Go Back+++++” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
Great! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082 and installed ClockworkMod Recovery on it. Feel to inform us if you are facing any issues, we are here for your help.
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