I've tried to flash my Galaxy Star Advance (SM-G350E) with ClockWorkMod recovery using Odin and it has said "Success". But the stock recovery still exists and nothing has been flashed! How to flash the recovery? USB debbugging is ON and Samsung USB drivers are installed

  • What exactly did you flash? – Matthew Read Oct 13 '15 at 17:31
  • ClockWorkMod custom recovery (recover.tar.md5) – Bison Oct 14 '15 at 7:43

This happens because when you flash custom recovery from Odin and allow it to reboot on its own, Samsung's Recovery checking script checks if a custom recovery is present and overrides it with system recovery<3e>.

To bypass that check you need to take your battery out as soon as the recovery is flashed by Odin (and before the phone reboots).

  • As soon as the Odin says PASS(or SUCCESS) you should be ready to take out the battery which will stop it from rebooting,
  • Put back the battery and enter recovery mode directly by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power keys at the same time.
  • Release all three buttons when Samsung boot screen flickers and the main screen of Recovery mode appears.
  • This will avoid script checking and will let you to custom recovery directly

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