You need a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus if you are to start taking complete backups. The Titanium Backup application is great for those who want to back up and remove stock apps acting as nothing more than bloatware. But nothing comes close to the backup power of the NANDroid feature coming directly from the custom recovery main menu. Couple that with the NANDroid Manager application from the Google Play Store that is available for rooted users and you have yourself the ultimate backing up experience that will make saving and restoring a breeze.
These are the guidelines to flash a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus device:
Files You Need
- Download the CWM Recovery for the Grand Neo Plus device from this page.
- Download the Odin flashing tool for the Grand Neo Plus from this page.
- The custom recovery in this guide should be compatible for the Neo Plus and the original Neo device. Do not try installing the same file of CWM on any other device or else you risk bricking the handset.
- Understand that by installing a custom recovery on your Grand Neo Plus, you are choosing to void the warranty. You can get the warranty reinstated by flashing the stock recovery image back on the device.
Installing a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus
- Turn on the USB Debugging Mode from your Grand Neo Plus’s Settings so you can connect the device to the computer and it can communicate with its programs that are running.
- Download the custom recovery file to the computer and drag it over to the desktop from the default download location. Extract the custom recovery file to the desktop.
- Repeat the same for the Odin flashing tool so you have them both extracted and on the desktop.
- Double-click the Odin flashing tool’s executable file and wait for the flashing tool to open.
- Turn off the Auto Reboot settings from the Odin user-interface. Leave all other default settings the same way they were when you opened a fresh copy of Odin.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus in download mode.
- Connect the Grand Neo Plus to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for a few moments for the drivers to start working automatically. You know the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus is connected when the ID: COM port lights up with a green color and the Odin gives the added message. Anyone without a connected Grand Neo Plus can install the universal ADB Driver and try again. It may require you to close the Odin app and try again, or even reboot the computer to get the driver working.
- Click the AP button or the PDA button and browse the desktop of the computer for the custom recovery file.
- Click the Start button.
- Wait until Odin gives your Grand Neo Plus the pass message.
Now you must boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus device directly to recovery mode during the first time boot. You do that by rebooting the device and then pressing the hardware button combination as soon as it is rebooting and before it gets into normal mode and boots the normal Android operating system. You should find your Grand Neo Plus boots the custom recovery you just installed. Failing to get it done during the first time boot can result in your stock recovery wiping over the custom recovery you just installed. If that happens, you must start the guide over again.