How to Install CWM Recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & A9 Star Lite: GUIDE


In this article, I will show you step by step guide on how to install CWM Recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite. This step is necessary before you can install custom Rom on your smartphone. Alright, let’s straight away dive into the step by step instruction guide.


What do you mean by CWM Recovery?

Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM) is a popular custom recovery on Android devices. And it also provides more features than the stock recovery (provided by the manufacturer).


About Galaxy A9 Star

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Galaxy A9 Star smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has 6.28 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1880 by 2220 pixels. A total of pixels per inch.
  • And Galaxy A9 Star also comes with Android 8.0 OREO.
  • And under the hood, A9 Star has a Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core Processor.
  • The Phone also comes with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB Storage and Micro SD card support up to 256 GB.
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on the phone – 16 MP + 24 MP dual rear camera and 24 MP front shooter.
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner.
  • Finally, the battery on A9 Star is a non-removable 3700 mAh.

About Galaxy A9 Star Lite

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Galaxy A9 Star Lite smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has 6 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 by 2220 pixels. A total of pixels per inch.
  • And Galaxy A9 Star Lite also comes with Android 8.0 OREO.
  • And under the hood, A9 Star Lite has a Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core Processor.
  • The Phone also comes with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB Storage and Micro SD card support up to 256 GB.
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on the phone – 16 MP + 5 MP dual rear camera and 24 MP front shooter.
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner.
  • Finally, the battery on A9 Star Lite is a non-removable 3500 mAh.

Pros of Installing CWM Recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite

What benefits will you get from installing CWM recovery? Here are some of the advantages and benefits of installing CWM recovery on your phone.

  • Firstly, CWM recovery will provide the advanced feature.
  • And one can flash custom Roms and ZIP files on the phone.
  • Also, a custom recovery can make backup and restore it for you whenever required.
  • Furthermore, the Android device will have the ability to install super SU (ROOT).
  • Basically, you get the ability to customize or modify your Android device.

So, above are some of the reason why you should get a custom recovery or CWM recovery on your smartphone.

What consequences can happen when you install CWM Recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite?

Before we start installing CWM recovery, there are more advantages of installing a custom recovery or CWM Recovery, one should also be aware of the Cons or disadvantages of installing CWM recovery. So, What can happen to your phone if you try to install a CWM Recovery?

  • First of all, your phone may get completely dead.
  • Also, the warranty will be void.
  • Furthermore, performance issue may arrive.

So above are some of the reasons that can harm your device when you install a CWM custom recovery. So, now let’s install CWM recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite.

How to Install CWM Recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite?

Points to remember before installing CWM custom recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite: 

    • First thing first, charge your phone fully to avoid interruption.
    • Also, make sure to use genuine accessories to connect your phone.

Galaxy A9 Star & Galaxy A9 Star Lite CWM Recovery


Method 1: Install CWM Recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite

1. First of all, download CWM recovery image of the device from the web.
2. And rename it as CWM.img
3. Also, download appropriate USB drivers of the phone and install it on PC.
4. Now, setup ADB and fastboot on your PC. To do that download ADB here.

Install process For ADB :
1. Run it (Require administrator privileges)
2. Press Y/Yes to install ADB and Fastboot or N/No to skip
3. Press Y/Yes to install ADB system-wide or N/No for current user only
4. Press Y/Yes to install Drivers or N/No to skip
5. Continue Driver installation
6. 15 seconds passed – finished!                                    Source – XDA 
5. Open the folder – “CWM.img”

6. And open a command window in the folder itself. To do that, Shift + Right-click on any empty space and then select open command window.
7. Now, connect your Galaxy A9 Star or Star Lite to PC.
8. And, boot your device into fastboot mode. To do that type the following code in the command window

adb reboot bootloader

9. Now the device will boot into the fastboot mode. After that type the following code –

fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img.

10. Replace CWM.img above with the name of your CWM recovery image file.
11. Now it will start flashing CWM Recovery and after that type the following –

fastboot reboot

12. This command will reboot your device.
13. And congrats, finally you have successfully installed CWM custom Recovery on Galaxy A9 Star or Star Lite.

Also Read: How to Root Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite

Method 2: Install CWM Recovery on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite without PC

    • This step is easy and fast to install. However, you need to get root access on Galaxy A9 Star or Star Lite in order to install CWM custom recovery through this method.
  • And now download and install Rom Manager app from Play store on Vivo Y83.
  • Take a backup of your current Rom. To do that click on “Backup Current Rom”.
  • After that name your backup and proceed.
  • Next step is to click on “Flash Clockworkmod Recovery”.
  • And then Rom manager will ask for the model number. Select the appropriate model number and then proceed.
  • The file will start downloading and wait for it to complete. Then when asked to install, proceed.
  • The phone will reboot and install CWM custom recovery on it.
  • That’s it your Galaxy A9 Star or Star Lite has CWM custom recovery successfully installed.

NEXT – How to install custom ROM on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite.


How to Boot into CWM Recovery Mode on Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite?

Wondering how to boot into recovery mode? It’s simple all you need to do is, go to the Rom manager app and click on “Reboot into Recovery” and your phone will boot into the recovery mode.

Related Article. How to Unroot Galaxy A9 Star & Star Lite and go back to stock ROM.


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