Samsung Galaxy W is an average Android Smartphone. The Galaxy W uses a single-core 1.4 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm powered Snapdragon chip along with Adreno 205 for its GPU graphics. It has 512 MB of dedicated RAM as well as uses a 93.89-millimetre (3.696 in) WVGA TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen which has a Pixel density (PPI) of ‘252’.
There are some good custom ROM available for people who want some more out of their phones. You can root your Galaxy W and install ClockworkMod Recovery. This will help you with installing custom ROM and modds available Online.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, IceCream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM. If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download ClockworkMod Recovery from here to your computer. Extract the downloaded file into a folder onto your desktop. Place the “recovery.img” file to the root directory of your device’s SD card. Root Galaxy W using this procedure.
Procedure to Install Clockworkmod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy W I8150:
Step 1: First of all, go to Google Play Store and install Android Terminal Emulator.
Step 2: Now, open the Android Terminal Emulator app.
Step 3: Next, type “su” and press on from the virtual keyboard, allow superuser access when asked for.
Step 4: Further, type the command that follows and then press enter:
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p13
Step 5: As soon as the commands have been implemented, exit the Android Terminal Emulator app.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed ClockworkMod Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy W. Do let us know if you face any problem, we will try to resolve the same.