Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the latest device in Samsung’s Note series. Samsung launched this device earlier this month. It has some great specifications. It boasts a 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED 1080p display with 368 ppi pixel density, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, or 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Octacore depending on market, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, 13 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera. It is also the first phone to have 3GB of RAM.
The CWM custom recovery is already available for this device. Installing the CWM recovery will make it easier for the Note 3 users to root their device. Besides this, the CWM recovery can be used to perform a variety of other tasks. So the Note 3 users who want to install the CWM recovery can follow the instructions given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy Note 3:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Samsung drivers installed
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Bootloader must be unlocked
- Odin3 v3.07
- CWM Recovery file (N900, N9005)
Steps to Install CWM on Galaxy Note 3:
- Make a backup of your data.
- Extract the contents of Odin3 3.07.zip on your computer and install Odin on the PC.
- Turn off the phone and make sure it is not connected to the computer.
- Boot the phone into Download Mode by switching it off and then simultaneously pressing the Volume Down + Power button. Skip the custom OS warning by pressing the Volume Up button.
- Open Odin. Connect your phone to the computer and allow the drivers to install. You will see the “Added!!” message on Odin. If it doesn’t appear, make sure you have properly installed the USB drivers for your phone.
- In the Odin Menu, make sure to check the Auto-Reboot and F.Reset options.
- Download the appropriate CWM Recovery file of your phone on the computer.
- Click the PDA button in Odin and select the file downloaded in the previous step for your phone. Do not make any unnecessary changes on Odin.
- Click the Start button in Odin and wait for a few moments.
- Your phone will automatically reboot. Done!