How To Install CWM Recovery on AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S4! [SGH-i337/SCH-i545]

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There’s some great news for AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S4 users, bootloader is not unlocked BUT we have LOKI method by XDA user DJrbliss that allows developers to bypass bootloader check to enable custom recoveries and custom ROMs.

So, now you can install CWM recovery for AT&T or Verizon Galaxy S4.

Before we begin, you will need a rooted Galaxy S4.  For AT&T, see Motochopper root method and for Verizon, see Verizon root method.

NOTE: This method does NOT WORK on users on latest AT&T Galaxy S4 with MF3 firmware until we find a new method for it, sorry!

Step 1.  Download the two files onto your phone.

Download loki_flash

Download recovery.lok for your Galaxy S4

Use ES File explorer and browse to your Download folder, rename loki_flash.bin to loki_flash.


Step 2. Copy both loki_flash and recovery_lok.


Step 3. Paste the two files into /data/local/tmp directory.  (You might have to enable Root in ES File Explorer!)


Step 4. Download and open Android Terminal Emulator app from Play Store.


Step 5. Type:


Make sure you hit “Allow” or “Grant” if Superuser permission window pops up.

Then type:

cd /data/local/tmp

chmod 755 *

./lok_flash recovery recovery.lok

If you get successfull message, you can type the following to reboot into recovery:

reboot recovery


Step 6. You should now be in CWM recovery.  Try rebooting and make sure you hit “Yes” if it asks you for root fix or recovery fix.  That’s it!  Now, you can backup/restore ROMs and install custom ROMs!howto-install-cwm-recovery-on-att-verizon-galaxys4-6

Credits – Djrbliss! <— Please donate to the developer of LOKI!

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