How to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and install CWM Touch Recovery

Root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8: Two months back, Samsung unveiled Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 Smartphone running on Android 4.2.2 Jellybean. Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is powered by 1.4GHz dual core processor with 2GB RAM and powerful 2600mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Mega goes on sale in certain countries and in specific region only. Still the phone has not gained much popularity, the rooting method for the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is revealed.

root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

This article covers the guide on How to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and install CWM Touch Recovery on it. As you will traverse below, we will surely guide you through the entire process of how to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and install CWM Touch Recovery with complete steps. But before that please read the prerequisite, requirements, disclaimer and other important notes. Are you ready? Then stuck your eyes on the post and follow each step carefully.

The article consists of following four sections:

1. Prerequisite

2. Requirements to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

3. Procedure to install CWM Touch Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

4. Procedure to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

Disclaimer: Rooting your device voids will void its warranty. We are not the developers ( if anything happens to your phone while performing mentioned tutorial then don’t blame us. And the strict instruction, this root method is only for the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 so don’t try on any other phone. Follow the tutorial as per your own risk 😉


1. Make sure your mobile should have 70 to 80% battery.

2. Enable USB debugging mode (Menu (app drawer) > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box).

3. Ensure that you have backed up your all important data.


1. Download and install Samsung Galaxy S3 USB Drivers (Download USB drivers or download Samsung Kies (drivers included))

2. Download “Odin“.

3. Download “CWM Touch Recovery“.

4. Download “SuperSu“.

5. Download “Stock Recovery

Procedure to install CWM Touch Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

1. Download all the three files on your computer to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8.

2. Extract “” on the desktop and place “CWM Touch Recovery for Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8” in it.

3. Switch Off your phone, take out the battery and insert it back. Now boot your phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding the “Volume Down + Home button” together, and then press the “Power button till you see the Android Construction logo. Once again press “Volume Up” button to confirm.

4. Open “Odin.exe” (from extracted folder) and connect your phone via USB cable to your computer in download mode. If your phone is connected successfully the one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow/green.

5. Click on “PDA” button and select file “.tar.md5” (from extracted folder).

6. Please make sure that only “F. Reset Time and “Auto Reboot options are checked on Odin.

7. Now, click on the Start button on Odin to start the installation process. Installation will take a few minutes to complete so please wait for the complete process.

8. Finally, when the installation process is completed successfully you will see the “PASS” message on Odin and then your device will reboot automatically. Now, you can disconnect your phone from computer.

That’s it! You have successfully installed CWM Touch Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8. Now we will see the procedure to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 as below:

(Note: If in case CWM Recovery doesn’t work for your device then you can flash “Stock Recovery” via above method only, just by replacing “PDA” file.)

Procedure to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8

9. Place “SuperSU” file in external/internal memory of your device.

10. Now, boot in to recovery mode by pressing and holding “Volume Up + Home Button + Power Button“.

11. In recovery menu, choose “install zip from SD card” > Give a path to “SuperSu” file from an internal/external SD card > Give “Yes” to confirm to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8.

12. When the installation process is completed select “++++Go Back++++” and then choose “reboot system” to reboot your phone.

Hurray! You have successfully rooted and installed the ClockworkMod Recovery on your device. So, it is the complete step by step guide on “How to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and install CWM Touch Recovery“. We are not professional android users, so if you meet any problem while rooting and flashing ClockworkMod Recovery then lets us know so that we can solve it. Also let us know, if it works for you or not? Happy Rooting 😀


  • samboi

    Has anyone tried this?
    Does it work?

    • As per the developer it’s working but from the user’s point of view it’s not working! You can also check it and if it doesn’t works for you then you can get the stock recovery back!

  • Try Hongmeng

    I try to do that with Galaxy Mega 5.8 but it doesn’t work because after i flash recovery.tar.md5 it successful, and then i try to press the Home button + Volume Up + Power button the phone screen appear not normal , so i can’t install anything (SuperSU ) on CWM Recoery Mode. Could you help me? Thank

  • Failed to installed showing invalid signature

  • keshav bansal

    when i install the zip file from sd card the error will come and not root properly.

  • Juan Manuel

    my phone is samsung gt I1950 mega. this serves the same? thanks

  • PolySwag Fosho

    Theres no PDA button only (BL,AP,CSC,CP,PIT) PLS HELP!

    • jon

      AP is the PDA button in new version of Odin

  • steven

    when its install SuperSu There is some word says error cant whole signature sorry for bad english

    • Baanu prathap reddy

      same prblm for me

  • steven

    step 9-12 is wrong/unavaliable there is no menu like that,and when it root no question loke yes or no

    • aya

      What happen with you

  • Alekz

    Hello I want to know if I can be root without using odin or clock work mod tries to follow everything stepwise but on having made it come out of CWM it attracted a virus to my computer: (Can I be root if only I install the supersu in the memory SD? Thank you

    My phone is samsung GT L9152 MEGA

  • PKDas

    I tried on mega 5.8 but odin is not recognise the device in recovery mode because in recovery mode the android logo is in resting with no command position kindly help

  • i can’t get 3g after installing cwm recovery or stock recovery please help me

  • Vikramsinh Dodiya

    10 steps are done perfectly, At 11th step when supersu file is placed in external sdcard and press yes/ok button error(signature verification fail) occurs. And STOPS rooting process.

    Help me out, And solve zip file issue.

    Thank you

  • Baanu prathap reddy

    it is displaying that failed to verify whole signature

  • reyn

    does it really take too long to see the word “PASS”?

  • reyn

    it stocked on boot.image

  • aya

    How can I root my phone .. samsung galaxy mega 5.8 without odin ?