Root, Install Official ClockworkMod Touch Recovery T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 [ CWM ]

How to root and install official ClockworkMod touch recovery on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 easier? This method we use don’t use the PC ODIN application. Just a simple adb command line, we can install CWM and get the root access. Using this method you can install touch enables and non-touch version.
There are many reasons for install a custom recovery. Install  a custom ROM, flash a zip file are major uses.

This method first we install the CWM recovery, after that we flash the SuperUser and  SU binary zip file.


  • This method will void the warranty. If your phone brick or damage by following this tutorial, I can’t claim its damages.
  • This installation guide only for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999. If you apply it to another Galaxy S III device, your device can be brick. 


  • ClockworkMod recovery in here. (search “Samsung Galaxy S3 (T-Mobile)” and download it touch enabled or non touch version)
  • fastboot+adb file in here
  • SuperUser and SU binary zip file in here.

How to Install ClockworkMod touch recovery on T-Mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999.

  • Rename the file downloaded recovery file as “recovery” without quotes. Don’t change it file extension (.img).
  • Copy downloaded “” file into the SD card.
  • Enable USB debugging (Settings>Developer options).
  • Extract the downloaded “fastboot+adb” file into the desktop.
  • Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
  • Copy that renamed file into your Galaxy S3 SD card. Don’t copy it into a separate folder.
  • Open the fastboot+adb folder.
  • Press and hold the “Shift” key and at the same time right click inside the folder.
  • On the Windows context menu click “Open command window here” option. 
  • Type following command line to flash the CWM recovery.
adb shell
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
reboot recovery

    • Congratulation, you just flash the latest official CWM recovery on your T-mobile Galaxy S3 SGH-T999.
    • Now power off your phone.
    • Boot into the recovery mode by press and holding “Volume up, Home and power” buttons together for a few seconds.
    • Now you’re in the official CWM recovery.
    • Go to “Install zip from sd card>Choose zip from sd card” and select the downloaded “” file.
    • Select “Yes – Install“.
    • Now you just rooted and installed SuperUser.apk and SU binary. 
    • Once phone boot up, go to the play store and install “Busybox“, moreover check if there’s a new SU binary using superuser.

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