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How to Install CWM Recovery and ROOT Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195)

How to Install CWM Recovery and ROOT Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195)

Today we have a quick Rooting guide to install CWM recovery and root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195). This guide is based on the tutorial posed by Arco68 of XDA forums.

Please read the following instructions carefully before you starting to root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE, because this guide only works for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE GT-I9195 and never try on other Galaxy Mini devices, you might end-up bricking your device.

Before You ROOT Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195)

  1. This guide is only to ROOT Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195), never try on other versions of Galaxy Mini.
  2. Take a full backup of all the important files, contacts or Apps that you’ve got on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195).
  3. You can use apps such as Super Backup and App Backup/restore. The Super backup will help you to back up your contacts and SMS where App backup/restore will help you to back up and restore your installed apps.
  4. It is recommended that you only proceed to root Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE if there is sufficient battery backup on your smartphone. I suggest you to charge your device up to 75% or above.
  5. USB debugging is necessary. For that, please go into the settings > applications > developer options and check the box for USB Debugging.
  6. And finally, I take no responsibility, TechZimo.com takes no responsibility. Wrongly done rooting can brick your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE smartphone. So, if you know what you’re doing then proceed.

Downloads and Prerequisites:

  1. Odin_v3.09.zip (if don’t have it already) – Download
  2. recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serranoltexx.tar.zip – Download
  3. GT-I9195_RootKit_v2.zip – Download
  4. Samsung USB Drivers – Download
  5. Enable USB debugging. Go into the settings > applications > developer options and check the box for USB Debugging.
  6. Samsung USB cable.
  7. Laptop or a PC ;)

All done?, lets start with the Rooting process now.

How to Install CWM Recovery and ROOT Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195)

  1. Extract files (Odin_v3.09.zip and recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serranoltexx.tar.zip) which you downloaded to your desktop for easy access.
  2. Copy the file “GT-I9195_RootKit_v2” to your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE’s internal SD card.
  3. Turn off your Galaxy Mini.
  4. Boot your device in Download Mode: Keep holding your device home button, volume down and power when your device starts, you should see the Download Mode activated. Below is the video tutorial you can follow.
  5. Once you are in the Download Mode, connect your PC to your Galaxy Mini through USB cable and press volume UP, this will bring your device to Odin Mode.
  6. Now, from the unzipped files on your desktop, open Odin_v3.09 folder and double-click Odin3 v3.09.exe, now the ODIN 3 Galaxy S4 Mini application should open (refer below image)
  7. Un-check F. Reset Time and click on button AP. Now, browse the folder from desktop recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serranoltexx and select file recovery-clockwork-6.0.3.7-serranoltexx.tar.md5.
  8. Now lets start the flashing process. Press on Start button. After a while phone will reboot when flashing is finished.
  9. Before the phone starts into normal boot, when you feel the first vibration get your device in to recovery mode by holding volume up and home buttons.
  10. From recovery mode select option to Install from the ZIP and select the file that you’ve copied to  your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE’s internal SD card – GT-I9195_RootKit_v2.zip and start flashing process.
  11. Once th flashing done, reboot to normal and enjoy the Rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195).

That’s it,. Hope you have ROOT Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195).

How to see if your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195) rooted successfully?

Download Root checking tool “Root Checker” and instal from http://play.google.com. Once installed open the application and tap on Verify Root Access button from your device. If you see the result like below displayed image then your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195) rooted successfully.

If you’ve any difficulties or any doubts, feel free to leave a comment below. I would do my best to answer these comments. Via

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About Navin

Hey there, I am Navin, founder of TechZimo.com. A tech blogger and a Sr. Systems Administrator by profession with a leading university in Bahrain. Having more than 10 years of IT experience and blogging since 2005. Catch me on Twitter @navinshettyy or Google Plus.
  • http://www.samsunggalaxys4minicontracts.com/ Katie

    Nice, easy-to-follow tutorial. It helped me remove some of the unwanted apps from Vodafone on my Galaxy S4 Mini.