Disclaimer: If you are new to Android, read this information about rooting first before proceeding with the article. Rooting the device will void the manufacturer's warranty. No one else, except you, will be responsible for whatever happens to your device. In rare cases, your phone might be soft-bricked which can be fixed with a little hard work from your side. In even rarer cases, your phone might be hard-bricked.
Without wasting your precious time, let's quickly jump to the rooting tutorial:
- Download the Samsung Galaxy S Duos Rooting Kit.zip from Mediafire or D-h.st.
This file contains almost everything you will need to get through the process and is approximately 12 MB in size. Won't take too long to download, right?
Note: Mediafire link is down due to unknown issues Mediafire is having. Use the Devhost link instead.
If you don't want to install full KIES just for installing drivers, download this to install the drivers.
See this video if you can't get the above steps to work, or just to confirm that you have done it right.
|The highlighted yellow box means the device has been detected by ODIN|
F. Reset Time is ticked.
Auto Reboot is ticked.
PDA is ticked.
All other boxes should be unticked.
|Before pressing the start button, make sure everything looks like this|
Note: If you want to unroot later on, boot into CWM and restore this backup. Then flash Stock recovery (present in stock recovery) using Odin, the same way you flashed recovery.tar in step 10.
- Once you reboot your device and later on try to boot into recovery at some point later, you will notice that your stock recovery has replaced cwm. What the fish? What actually happened is that a file named install-recovery.sh present in your phone overwrites the cwm recovery with the stock one and so, you are not able to get a permanent cwm recovery. So, to prevent this, we shall disable the file.
- You can do this only if you have attained superuser permissions by following the steps numbered 1-19. Open Root Explorer or any other file manager that can handle root permissions and go to the folder /etc, a file named install-recovery.sh should be present there.
- Rename install-recovery.sh to install-recovery.sh.bak and perform the steps numbered 6 to 12 once again. You don't need to pull out the battery this time during the reboot, as the stock recovery won't be able to replace the clockworkmod recovery on its own.
- Perform steps 6 to 12 once again, but instead of flashing recovery.tar, flash the file named stock-recovery.tar Please note that this would remove clockworkmod from your device and the backup you took via cwm in step #17 won't be usable anymore.
You have finished rooting and installing clockworkmod recovery on your S Duos. But your phone still looks and works pretty much the same. Right? So what's next? If you want significant increase in performance and refreshed new user interface, try out these handpicked custom roms for Galaxy S Duos S7562.
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