Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is a great dual SIM phone, allowing users to essentially combine two phones into one by maintaining dual numbers in a single device.
If you are wishing to do some modifications on your device by adding custom ROMs or other changes, the first step to doing so is by gaining root access, or “rooting,” your phone. Here is a simple step by step guide on how to do just that, as well as how to install ClockworkMod Recovery. Remember to proceed with caution and be aware of your device’s warranty policy before getting started.
Before even considering rooting your phone, it is essential that you backup any important files to your computer or an SD card. Once you have completed this crucial process, you are ready to start rooting. For your phone to be ready for rooting, you must enable USB debugging by visiting Settings, then Applications, then Development, and there you will be able to check the box beside USB debugging in order to proceed. Another important prerequisite is to have your phone charged to at least 60 percent, or preferably even 100 percent. Lastly, disable any firewall or antivirus software until rooting is complete.
Installing ClockworkMod Recovery
First, download the USB drivers for your Samsung Galaxy Duos in order to make it Windows compatible. These can be found in multiple locations by Googling “Samsung Galaxy Duos USB drivers” in your browser. You also need to download Odin from Droid Kube to allow you to flash your desired files. The other files you need to download are the CWM Recovery Image and UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.00.zip.
After you have downloaded all of the above files, install the Samsung USB drivers on your PC and extract the CWM Recovery Image to a folder on your desktop. The other zip file needs to be placed on the SD card of your Samsung Galaxy Duos.
To install ClockwordMod Recovery, you need to open Odin and reboot your device, causing it to enter download mode. This can be accomplished by pressing and holding three buttons at once – power, home, and volume up. When you see the warning, press the volume up button once more. Now, connect the phone to your PC with a USB cable and click on “PDA,” followed by choosing .tar.md5 from the CWM Recovery Image file folder. Check to make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot are selected in Odin. Next, press start and wait for the flashing process to be complete.
Reboot your device as above to enter recovery mode. When your device shows “ClockworkMod Recovery,” select “install zip from sd card” followed by “UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.00.zip.” Click yes to proceed. When complete, select “Go Back” followed by “Reboot System Now.” At this point, your rooting is complete, and you are ready for custom ROMs and whatever else you want to add to your system. There are a lot of custom ROMs available on the internet for free, and they can bring your phone up to the latest Android operating system as well as give you lost of custom options without the Samsung extras that a lot of users hate.