How to Root Galaxy S4 Mini Duos I9192 & Install CWM Recovery

Samsung launched Galaxy S4 Mini Duos I9192 few months after release of Galaxy S4 in 2013 as an option for those who prefer small smartphones. Few weeks after its release, Android developers started their work on S4 Mini and have released different custom ROMS, themes, mods etc to date. However to try any of these things, you first need to root S4 Mini Duos I9192 apart from having custom CWM recovery on it.

Root S4 Mini Duos I9192

Please bear in mind that this tutorial to root S4 Mini Duos is only for I9192 variant and trying it on any other variant of S4 can result in bricking of that smartphone. Also rooting your device will void its warranty, so proceed at your own risk.


  • Your phone should have at least 80% of charge remaining.
  • It’s highly recommended to have backup of all your important data including Call logs, contacts etc.

Files Required

Guide to Root Galaxy S4 Mini Duos & Install CWM Recovery

The guide is pretty straight forward with 0 difficulty level so anyone with basic know how of Android devices can root and install cwm recovery on S4 Mini.

Install CWM Recovery of S4 Mini Duos I9192

Step 1: Extract the ODIN and launch Odin.exe on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Turn off your S4 Mini and boot it to downloading mode by pressing and holding “Volume Down + Hone + Power Key”.

Step 3: Once your phone is in downloading mode, connect it to your computer.

Step 4: As soon as you connect it to your PC, ODIN will detect it and ID:COM box will turn blue. Only then proceed to next step.

Step 5: Click on the PDA tab in Odin and browse for recovery.tar.md5 file you have just downloaded.

Step 6: Click on start button to start the flashing of CWM recovery on Galaxy S4 Mini Duos I9192. Once it is completed, you are ready to proceed with rooting of your S4 Mini.

Root S4 Mini Duos I9192

Step 1: Download the Rootkit from links above and place it on your desktop.

Step 2: Connect your S4 Mini Duos to your computer and transfer the downloaded file to your phone SD card.

Step 3: Turn off your mobile and boot it to recovery mode by pressing and holding “Volume Up + Power” buttons.

Step 4: In CWM recovery, select “Install zip from sdcard” followed by “choose zip from sdcard” and select the transferred fip to start rooting process. Once it is completed, reboot your device.

Congratulations, your have successfully rooted your S4 Mini Duos I9192 and have installed CWM recovery on it.