Samsung Galaxy Core I8262 Android smartphone can now be rooted and installed with the custom recovery image so that you can then install the custom ROM firmwares which are based on the Kitkat 4.4.2 firmware. While Samsung doesn’t seem to be bringing the Kitkat 4.4.2 update so soon, once the device is rooted and installed with the custom recovery image you can then install the update manually with the help of custom ROM firmwares. After checking out the brief list of quick pre requisites, let’s jump to the detailed guide which will help you install the CWM recovery in your device.
Note: Please note that this custom recovery image can be installed on both I8260 and I8262 android phone.
Quick Pre Requisites:
- All the data in your Galaxy Core should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps manually and not with the KIES PC tool.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Head over to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Samsung Galaxy Core so as to enable the USB Debugging Mode. Make sure that your device is left with the minimum of 50% of battery life or else the device may get turned off in the middle of firmware update.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner for any damage happened to your Galaxy Core due to not following the instructions mentioned in the article.
Let’s head over to the next step where we have mentioned the detailed guide which will help you to root the device and install the custom recovery image.
Procedure to Install CWM Recovery Image in Galaxy Core I8260:
- Download CWM Recovery Image and Odin Package from here to your computer. Once downloaded, extract Odin and open the same in your computer. Up next, you need to extract the CWM Recovery image in your computer.
- Open Odin in your computer and turn off your computer so that it can be entered in the download mode.
- Hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device to see the Green Robot on the screen.
- Connect your device in Download mode with the computer in which you have opened the Odin. In Odin you will see that the ID:COM section will turn yellow indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully.
- Once done, click on “PDA” depending upon the Odin version to choose the recovery file which you got after extraction and click on “Start” to start the process of recovery image installation. It will take around a minute to install this recovery image. In some cases it may taken even longer time than expected.
Note: If at all your Galaxy Core smartphone gets in the boot loop mode, then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can long press the power button.
- Turn off your Galaxy Core and after 5 seconds or when your device gives a small vibration, hold the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button) to entire the device in the recovery mode with CWM 6.
Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of custom recovery installation as we will be more than happy to help you out.