So I'm trying to install CM13 on a Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300) and I'm following the guide here:


I've managed to do the first part "Installing a custom recovery", but am thinking that something has gone wrong.

I managed to do all the steps without any hiccups, but in step 11. where

11. The Galaxy S III (International) now has a custom recovery installed. 

I'm not sure whether this really is the case, since when I hold Home + Volume Down + Power to get to recover mode, what I get to is still Odin, eventhough I'd expect this to boot into TWRP. Odin lists the following

CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official

Judging by CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD, something has been downloaded, but did something go wrong in its installation?

What should I do?

  • Home+Volume Down+Power is not the recovery, but the bootloader. The recovery is reached by pressing Home+Volume UP+Power. TWRP is a recovery, ODIN is a tool to flash Samsung devices. – GiantTree Oct 13 '16 at 11:04
  • @GiantTree Okay, but doing Home+Volume Up+Power does boot into the "normal" Android system recovery <3e> with the recovery starting with "No command" (which I'm not sure if it's supposed to start like this), but then getting in to the system recovery menu. Where's TWRP? – mavavilj Oct 13 '16 at 11:08
  • Well, apparently you haven't installed TWRP correctly. Make sure it's written correctly to your device. I guess you used Odin to install TWRP. Make sure you've got the latest version of TWRP from dl.twrp.me/i9300. – GiantTree Oct 13 '16 at 11:14
  • @GiantTree Can I revert back to where I started in part 1 of the above guide? I.e. have CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: YES (1 counts) not showing and not have any partial stuff lying around. – mavavilj Oct 13 '16 at 11:16
  • AFAIK undoing the Download count is not trivial (Triangle Away may be able to do it) but just starting again is safe as you will be just overwriting the stuff you already did. – GiantTree Oct 13 '16 at 11:23

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