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Those of you who have followed the rooting guide found in this blog are using the CWM Recovery v6.0.3.3 which is now kind of considered an outdated version.


CWM Recovery v6.0.3.3 is working just fine. You can wipe, you can flash, you can create and restore backups, etc. However, being up to date is always better.

People who often flash custom roms, stock roms, kernels and do other tasks through Odin will find this to be a piece of cake. Keep in mind that this post is more centered towards novice Galaxy S4 mini users.

Disclaimer:

Following the guide in this post incorrectly can lead to you bricking your device. S4MiniArchive will not be responsible for any damages done to your device.

Pre-requisites:

PC and USB cable
Samsung USB drivers installed
Odin 3.07 or 3.09 - Click here to download.
CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6 for I9190 - Click here.
CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6 for I9192 - Click here.
CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6 for I9195 - Click here.

Updating to CWM 6.0.4.6:

Step 1:
Download the Odin 3.09 package from the link above to your computer and extract it. Then download the appropriate CWM Recovery for your phone model to your computer. Do NOT extract the CWM Recovery file, leave it as it is.

P.S. Do not mind the filename shown in the screenshots. Yours will be different depending on your model. For this tutorial, the I9195 CWM variant has been used as an example.

Step 2:
Power off your Galaxy S4 mini and boot into Download mode by holding Volume down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously. Start up the Odin program on your PC and then connect your phone to your computer while in Download mode and press the Volume up button.

Step 3:
At this point, your computer and Odin should recognize your phone. You can verify that by taking a look at one of the boxes just below where it says "ID:COM". Now click on the PDA button and locate the downloaded CWM Recovery file:

Step 4:
After you have located and chosen the file, wait for a second or two while Odin does an MD5 check of the file. Once it says "<OSM> Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.." you are ready to click on the Start button. Click the Start button and wait again for a second or two.

Step 5:
At this point, your Galaxy S4 mini should reboot, and you should get the message "<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)" as well as a green box saying PASS!

Now power off your phone once again, hold the Volume up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously and you should be in the new CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6

Thanks to: arco68

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