ClockworkMod Recovery is the de facto standard when it comes to custom recoveries on Android. After the release of the touch-based TWRP, developer koush announced ClockworkMod Touch which is the CWM everyone knows very well but with the ability to use the touchscreen for navigating around the menus (instead of Volume Up/Down and Power buttons). Most high-end Android smartphones already have CWM Touch and now the Samsung Galaxy S III is the latest to receive it. We’ve got a step-by-step guide ready right after the jump which will help you flash CWM Touch to your 4.8” monster.

CWM Galaxy S III

DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie will not be held responsible for any damage incurred to your device as a result of following this guide. Follow at your own risk.

Step 1: Download recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.4.3-i9300.tar [Direct Link] and Odin_v3.04_Files.zip [Direct Link].

Step 2: Extract the contents of Odin’s ZIP file using a suitable software (we’re fans of PeaZip). Launch Odin3_v3.04.exe.

Step 3: Shut down your Galaxy S III. Press and hold Home, Volume Down, Power buttons until you see a big, scary Warning! screen. Press Volume Up to get into Download Mode.

Step 4: Connect your device with your PC using a USB cable. Odin should detect your device; you’ll see an Added! message in Odin.

Step 5: Click on PDA and select the .tar file you downloaded in Step 1.

Step 6: Ensure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are enabled in ODIN.

Step 7: Click on Start under ODIN to begin the flashing process.

If you followed the steps correctly, your Samsung Galaxy S III International Version will have ClockworkMod Touch Recovery ready to be used. You can access it by shutting down your device and then pressing and holding Home, Volume Up, Power buttons until you see the iconic ClockworkMod icon.

This doesn’t root your Samsung Galaxy S III, by the way. For that, you will have to follow our guide on how to root Galaxy S III GT-i9300 (International Version). If you’re scared of rooting your new smartphone or need some motivation, you should check out our post on why you should root your Android device, be it smartphone or tablet.

For queries, please visit the official thread over on XDA Developers.

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