CWM is a Custom Recovery for Galaxy S3 that brings additional features to the previous versions. It now has External SD card support for installing zip files and backup/restore functions.

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How to install CWM Touch Recovery on GSM Galaxy S3?

  1. Download recovery-cwm-touch-
  2. Download Odin v3.04
  3. Turn off your S3.
  4. Reboot in Download Mode (Press Home + Volume Down + Power at the same time and hold; Press Volume Up to enter Download Mode)
  5. Connect the device to the USB port of the PC
  6. Start Odin by clicking on the downloaded file
  7. You should see a message ‘Added’ and a blue box under the ID:COM mark. This means that the Galaxy S3 is connected.
  8. Check ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset.Time’ options
  9. Select PDA from the left down area in ODIN. Search for the recovery-cwm-touch- file you downloaded at step 1.
  10. Select START
  11. When the flashing is complete, the phone should reboot.
  12. CWM Touch Recovery is now installed on your Galaxy S3 i9300 device.


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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool