How to flash CWM Recovery to Samsung Galaxy SL( GT-I9003) using Odin

** I Will Not responsible for any damage done with use of below mentioned methods. **
To flash the CWM recovery to your Samsung Galaxy SL you will require to following things in place:
  1. Odin  : you can download it from here.
  2. CWM Recovery image : you can download it from here. Thanks to XDA-developers.
  3. USB driver to connect your phone with computer. Install Samsung Kias so it will install the USB driver.
Once you have downloaded above required items and installed the USB driver, reboot you phone to download mode. You can read how to reboot phone in download mode from here.
Now connect the phone with USB cable to computer. 
  • Extract the Odin from the zip file that you have downloaded at some location on your computer and launch the Odin executable by double clicking it. Wait for Odin to detect your phone.
  • You will be able to see it in yellow once detected on odin screen as shown below.

  • Click the PDA button to select the CWM recovery image. 
  • Once you have selected the recovery image, check the odin options on your screen are same as marked in red in above image.
  • Now click Start button. During this operation do not disconnect the phone.
  • Once Odin completes the update your phone will restart now you can remove your phone from computer. If the flashing is completed Odin screen will look like below.
Now reboot to recovery mode to check the CWM recovery has been installed or not. 
To know how to reboot to recovery mode click here.


  1. phone keeps restarting!!!!please help

    1. Does your phone restarting after flashing the CWM recovery? If Yes then try to recover your phone to the Stock ROM.

    2. turn off your phone, then enter CWM recovery mode
      got to advance and wipe delvik cache then go back
      wipe cache
      wipe data/factory
      reboot now

  2. how can i recover my phone to the stockrom

    1. Download the stock ROM image. Then use the same method to flush the stock rom.

  3. my phone did'nt restart after I set it in CWM recovery mode . what should i do ? please help

  4. My phone is restarting again and again please help me

  5. My phone is restarting again and again. Please help me


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