Root & Install CWM on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 [Easy Method for All Versions]

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Samsung’s 3rd generation phablet – the Galaxy Note 3 has hit the shelves now and is getting popular everyday. Galaxy Note 3 offers you a wide list of features, to recap – the Galaxy Note 3 sports a 5.7-inch FHD super AMOLED display with 386 ppi and 1920 x 1080 pixels. You can choose either an Octa Core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz[SM-N900] or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz [SM-N9005]. The RAM is ranged at 3GB while the it has a 3200 mAh large battery under the hood. The back camera is of 13 MP and front one is ranged at 2.1 MP.

Ok So, that’s all with the specs, Let’s have a look at the features now. The Galaxy Note 3’s S Pen has been improved, has got a new feature named as Air Command that offers you the features like Pen Window, S Finder, Action Memo etc. There is Samsung Knox to give you a new user profile and a lot more.

Getting back to the topic, Galaxy Note 3 seems to be incomplete without having root access. By gaining the  root access you can explore the locked features of the phone, play with the internal system, and make changes beyond the boundaries like changing the clock speed of the processor, improving battery life by installing root apps etc. The ClockworkMod recovery, on the other hand helps you to flash custom roms / mods through the phone using .zip files.

Following the need, we are going to have a look on the easiest method to root galaxy note 3 so far. Although we made a guide on Galaxy Note 3 first of all over the web, but here we will be having the easiest method to help you out.

***Rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 3

 will permanently void it’s warranty, it is not possible yet to restore the warranty by using any method/app because of Samsung’s new security system ”Samsung Knox”. Make sure that you do it at your own risk.***

While rooting your phone, please keep it in mind that the Root Process isn’t  official and has nothing to deal with Google Inc and the device manufacturer, which is Samsung in our case. Follow the guide carefully to prevent any damages to the device as the method is completely custom.

Make sure that you have battery charged over 60 % and have backed up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages.It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to backup all your important data.

  1. Download Odin PC and install it. – Get it Here
  2. Download and install Samsung USB Drivers – Get Here

Root Samsung Galaxy Note 3:

Download the CF-AutoRoot Package file for your phone below.

Select your model carefully, find it in Settings > General > About Device > Model Number

Here’s now how you will root your Galaxy Note 3:

  1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root zip file once.
  2. Open Odin.
  3. Put your phone in download mode. In order to do so turn it off by pressing power key for a few seconds or by pulling out the battery, wait for 30 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key, as soon as it shows you the warning press Volume Up to  continue. You are in the download mode now.
  4. Open Odin, you installed in the step 1 above.
  5. Connect your Galaxy Note 3 to your PC using the original data cable. The ID:COM box should now turn blue, and Odin shows ”Added” in the log box below.
  6. Hit the PDA tab and select the extracted CF-Auto-Root file, it should be a .tar file.
  7. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin screen are exactly as shown below.
  8. Alright! hit start and let the process begin, as soon as your device restarts, you can check the root access by finding the SuperSu app in the app drawer or by installing the Root Checker app from the Play Store.

Ok now when you have rooted your phone, you may want to install cwm recovery as well. As mentioned above cwm recovery allows you to flash .zip files in order to modify your phone or install custom roms. It also becomes handy to take backup of your rom and do so many other similar tasks.

Download the recovery file for your model. 

  • CWM recovery for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9006

Here’s how you can install the CWM recovery on your Galaxy Note 3:

  1. Put your phone in download mode. In order to do so turn it off by pressing power key for a few seconds or by pulling out the battery, wait for 30 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key, as soon as it shows you the warning press Volume Up to  continue. You are in the download mode now.
  2. Open Odin, you installed in the step 1 above.
  3. Connect your Galaxy Note 3 to your PC using the original data cable. The ID:COM box should now turn blue, and Odin shows ”Added” in the log box below.
  4. Hit the PDA tab and select the downloaded CWM Recovery file, it should be a .tar file.
  5. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown below.
  6. Alright! hit start and let the process begin, as soon as your device restarts, you can check the recovery by booting into it. In order to do so, turn off your device and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Keysimultaneously, your phone should now boot into the ClockworkMod recovery.

 

That’s All! In case you face any issues, or need any assistance feel free to leave us a comment, we will try our best to sort it out. Thank You All!