Many Android users are still waiting for the Android Lollipop update while some of the lucky users are blessed with either official or leaked updates. A couple of days back we showed you how to update the Exynos Note 3 with the model number SM-N900 to Android 5.0 Lollipop using the leaked firmware. Unfortunately, if you’ve missed it, follow the below link to update your Note 3 to Lollipop.
Although upgrading to Lollipop is quite cool for the Note 3 users, it quite a pain not able to use rooted apps on your device. We are sure that any Note 3 user with Lollipop running on his device would definitely know about the unlimited uses or root your device and install a custom recovery. So, today we are going to show you how to root your Note 3 on Android Lollipop and install CWM recovery on it.
First of all, grab the files required from the downloads section below and follow the step-by-step instructions carefully.
This Guide is intended only for the Galaxy Note 3 devices with the model number SM-N900, not for any other device of Samsung. Be extra cautious when you choose the firmware builds as flashing wrong firmwares might result in a bricked device. You alone are responsible for any consequences that might occur during the process, we shall not be held responsible for any damage to your device.
Prepare Your Device
- Charge your Galaxy Note 3 above 60% battery level to avoid shutdowns during the process.
- Enable USB Debugging: Link
- Install Required USB Drivers: Link
- Backup your device storage, Contacts, SMS, EFS (if you got root), etc. using Google Sync service or any third-party app.
CF-Auto-Root → Click Here
SuperSU → Click Here
Odin 3.09 → Click Here
- Download and extract the Odin package on your desktop and place the CWM recovery and CF-Auto-Root files on the desktop.
- Boot your device into the Download mode:
- Power off your phone.
- Now press the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until you see the warning screen, use the Power button to confirm and enter Download Mode.
- Connect the device to the PC using a USB cable.
- Flash the CWM recovery file n900-cwm-recovery-22.214.171.124-kk_L5.0(0812).tar in the AP tab. For more info, follow our detailed guide on Odin firmware flashing guide from here.
- Similarly, flash the CF-Auto-Root file for rooting your Note 3.
- Now, reboot into recovery mode. To do this:
- Power off your phone.
- Now press the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons altogether and release them as soon as you enter the recovery mode.
- Finally, flash the SuperSU zip file from the recovery mode to gain root access. (Few users reported flashing CF-Auto-Root alone didn’t root the device)
- Reboot the device when you’re done.
That’s it, you have now rooted your device and installed CWM recovery on it.
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