How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Rooted Galaxy Note!

For those of you rooted Galaxy Note users who want to install/backup/restore ROM on your phone, you will want to install ClockworkMod Recovery.

Before we begin, make sure you’ve rooted your Galaxy Note.

This method is the safest method to install ClockworkMod Recovery. ¬†Although you can use ODIN/Heimdall to flash this too, we don’t recommend it as some may end up bricking their phone. ¬†With this method, you can really go wrong.

Step 1. Make sure “USB Debugging” is checked ON under Settings->Applications->Development.

Step 2. Next, go to Settings->About Phone and note the last three characters under Build Number, mine is “KKA”.

Step 3. Download and unzip to directory called GalaxyNoteRecovery.

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Step 4. Browse to the directory you unzipped the by typing:

For Windows:

cd \GalaxyNoteRecovery

For Mac/Linux:

cd /GalaxyNoteRecovery

Step 5. Type the following to verify your Galaxy Note is recognized by your computer:

For Windows:

adb devices

For Mac:

./adb-mac devices

For Linux:

./adb-linux devices

If you get a bunch of letter and numbers plus “device”, you are good to go.

Step 6. Type the following replacing “KKA” with your Galaxy Note’s build number you got in Step 2.

For Windows:

adb push KKA\zImage /data/local/zImage

For Mac:

./adb-mac push KKA\zImage /data/local/zImage

For Linux:

./adb-linux push KKA\zImage /data/local/zImage

Step 7. Then type the following to get into adb shell:

For Windows:

adb shell

For Mac:

./adb-mac shell

For Linux:

./adb-linux shell

Step 8. Then type:

dd if=/data/local/zImage of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p5 bs=4096
rm /data/local/zImage

Step 9. Your Galaxy Note should reboot and if you see an app called “CWM”, you have successfully installed ClockworkMod Recovery on your rooted Galaxy Note.

Step 10. You can get into ClockworkMod Recovery in the two following ways:

First, you can use the CWM app to get into recovery.

OR you can simply hold down Volume Up, Center Home button, and Power buttons together and let go of Power button after your Galaxy Note resets then shows the Galaxy Note splash screen.


Huge thanks to ChainFire at XDA for making the kernels!

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