How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery


Galaxy Note is one of the popular Android devices out there. This is why it saw a lot of root solutions pop up fairly quickly. The only problem with this was that Samsung wound find out that you have rooted your device and would void your warranty. Samsung does so by incremental the flash counter each time you flash something. We now have a solution that allows us to root Galaxy Note while retaining our warranty and also flashing ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery at the same time. In this article we will explain how to root Samsung Galaxy Note and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery.


  • This procedure only works with the following kernels: KJ1 | KJ4 | KJ6 KJ7 KJ8 | KK1 KK2 KK3 KK4 KK5 | KKA | KK9 | KL1 |KL3. So you should have a proper kernel on your device. You can find your device’s kernel by going to Settings > About Phone > Kernel version. This would show a string of alphanumeric characters such as with the bold numbers being your kernel number. If you kernel is not present above, you should not proceed with this procedure.
  • Have the latest version of Samsung Kies app installed on your Galaxy Note. The Kies app automatically installs the necessary drivers needed for the procedure.
  • USB Debugging should be enabled on your Galaxy Note. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications > Development and checking the USB Debugging box.
  • The final requirement is that the Galaxy Note should be enabled to install non-Market apps. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications and checking the Unknown sources box.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery

In order to root Samsung Galaxy Note, perform the following steps:

  • Extract the downloaded zip file to a folder on your desktop. You should be presented with an extracted folder called CF-Root-SGN_XX_ODD_KL3-v5.0-CWM5 (where KL3 is your firmware) and a subfolder called InitialCFRootFlasher.
  • Now connect Galaxy Note to your PC.
  • Go to the InitialCFRootFlasher folder and run not-rooted-yet.bat. If your device is already rooted you should run the already-rooted.bat file.
  • Just follow the prompts on the screen and wait for the process to finish.
  • If every goes well, as it should the Samsung Galaxy Note would reboot twice and after the second reboot you would have your device rooted.
  • You can verify this by installing Root Checker.

That’s it, your Samsung Galaxy Note is now rooted and has ClockworkMod Recovery flashed on it.

via TheUnlockr

About Bilal Hameed

Posted on April 23, 2012, in Android, Android Rooting, Google and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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