Root Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and Install CWM

Root Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and Install CWM

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is the sequel of Samsung Galaxy Grand. Because of its amazing features, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is getting popular among Android users these days. This post will tell you how to root Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and install CWM – clockwork mod recovery OR TWRP recovery.

By rooting your device, you can gain complete control over your device. It means that you can change anything on your phone. There are several article on internet which highlight the pros and cons of rooting your android device.

No doubt that rooting your phone give your the complete control on your device; it can also harm your phone. The worst part is getting your phone bricked. This is why think twice before you root your device.

Things that we need

Before your begin the process of rooting your Galaxy grand 2, make sure that you have fulfilled the following conditions:

  • Not necessary but it is a good idea to charge your phone to a battery life more than 50%.
  • Create a backup of your apps, messages, call logs, important files, and gallery.
  • Enable USB Debugging in Developer options.
  • Download and Install Samsung USB drivers for your phone.
  • Download Galaxy Grand 2 CF Auto Root Package. Once the download is complete, extract the files of the package in your PC. After extracting the package you will see a file named ‘CF-Auto-Root-ms013g-ms013gxx-smg7102.tar.md5‘ in the extracted folder.
  • Download Odin v3.07 (optional)
  • Download CWM Recovery OR TWRP Recovery (DO NOT extract this file. The choice of recovery does not affect rooting. You can choose whichever you like.)

Once you have fulfilled all the conditions above and also downloaded the files in your PC, you are ready to proceed to rooting your phone. Bear in mind that this is a safe process but still you may face some hurdles and we are not responsible in case of any loss. If you face any problems, we are here to help.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Follow these simple steps in order to root your galaxy grand 2.

  1. Right click on the Odin v3.07 and select ‘run as administrator’.
  2. Make sure that ‘Auto Reboot‘ and ‘Reset Time‘ are checked only. Uncheck any other option if already checked.
  3. Now you need to run your phone in the Download Mode. (Turn off your phone > Remove the battery > Reinsert the batter > Press ‘volume down’ + ‘home’ + ‘power’ keys together for a little while until you see warning screen > Press ‘volume up’ button).
  4. Connect your phone with you PC using a USB cable.
  5. As soon as you connect your phone with your PC, you will see ID:COM block turning blue. You’ll also get ‘added’ message when your phone is connected properly.
  6. Now click on the PDA button on the right side and choose the file  ‘CF-Auto-Root-ms013g-ms013gxx-smg7102.tar.md5‘. (This is the same file that you downloaded and extracted earlier.)
  7. Once again, make sure that only Auto Reboot and Reset Time options are checked.
  8. Now click ‘Start’ button and the rooting process will begin.
  9. Wait until the process is completed.
  10. Your phone will restart automatically and you will see a ‘Pass’ message on Odin.

That’s it, you have successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy Grand 2. After rooting your phone, you can install CWM or TWRP recovery on your phone. It is totally up to you which recovery your would like to have on your phone. None of the recoveries affect rooting process. Instruction on how to install CWM and TWRP recovery are given below.

Note: Only choose one of the following recoveries. DO NOT flash both recoveries at the same time.

> How to install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

> How to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Grand 2


 

 

How to install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

After successfully rooting your device, you can easily install CWM recovery on your smartphone. Follow these simple steps to install CWM Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.

  1. Root your phone using the method given above.
  2. After rooting, turn off your device.
  3. Put your device in Download Mode again. (Turn off your phone > Remove the battery > Reinsert the batter > Press ‘volume down’ + ‘home’ + ‘power’ keys together for a little while until you see warning screen > Press ‘volume up’ button).
  4. Run Odin v3.07 as administrator on your PC.
  5. Now connect your device with your PC.
  6. ID:COM block will turn blue when the device is connected.
  7. Click PDA button
  8. Choose the file ‘CWM-6.0.4.9-ms103g-Beta (Blog.DroidAPKs.net).tar’. (You can download this file from the link given above.)
  9. Make sure that only ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘Reset Time’ are checked.
  10. Click start.
  11. It will take a couple of minutes and your device will reboot.
  12. You will see a Pass message in Odin.

That’s it, you have successfully installed CWM recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.


 

 

How to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

After successfully rooting your device, you can easily install TWRP recovery on your smartphone. Follow these simple steps to install TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.

  1. Root your phone using the method given above.
  2. After rooting, turn off your device.
  3. Put your device in Download Mode again. (Turn off your phone > Remove the battery > Reinsert the batter > Press ‘volume down’ + ‘home’ + ‘power’ keys together for a little while until you see warning screen > Press ‘volume up’ button).
  4. Run Odin v3.07 as administrator on your PC.
  5. Now connect your device with your PC.
  6. ID:COM block will turn blue when the device is connected.
  7. Click PDA button
  8. Choose the file ‘twrp_ms013g-build2 (Blog.DroidAPKs.net).tar‘. (You can download this file from the link given above.)
  9. Make sure that only ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘Reset Time’ are checked.
  10. Click start.
  11. It will take a couple of minutes and your device will reboot.
  12. You will see a Pass message in Odin.

That’s it, you have successfully installed TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.

If you have any questions or queries, feel free to leave a comment.

  • meshack sahombality

    it does not work. i followed the procedures, rooting was successful but at installation of the cwm it did not go well. when i go to recovery mode its showing me the download mode screen NOT the cwm. what can i do to fix this. help please

    • Dhaval Chheda

      You need to click on up rather than down volume key to access cwm recovery mode.

  • Helmi Sutiman

    its for grand 2 duos g7102???