Thanks to XDA developer, Shabbypenguin, CWM Recovery is now available for Sprint Note 3 SM-N900P users. Be aware, restore function is not currently supported by the Note 3 so DO NOT RESTORE ROMs until developers have figured out a way around it (this is on ALL Note 3s) as Note 3 has a new security feature that’s causing the issue.
Author: Max Lee
For those of you who want to only “root” your Note 3 and have no need for custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP recovery, you can also flash “CF Auto Root” for your Galaxy Note 3 by ChainFire.
You can install this in the same manner as installing a custom recovery (follow Steps 1 through 7 in the root instructions but use CFRoot .tar file instead) and this will give you root/SuperSU.
For those of you looking to browse flash-enabled websites and disappointed that your Note 3 doesn’t support Flash Player out of the box, do not worry as GalaxyNote3Root.com is here to save your day!
Step 1. Download and install FlashPlayer APK file.
For those of you who may have to repair their own Galaxy Note 3 in the future, I’ve made a quick video tutorial on how to disassemble/assemble the Note 3. This should give you a good understanding of how to disassemble your phone safely and also repair your phone easily by replacing parts if you happen to break them.
When rooting your Galaxy Note 3 by installing a custom CWM/TWRP recovery, you may flag the Knox counter.
What is Knox counter?
Previously, Samsung used binary counters on Galaxy Note 2 and earlier devices. Starting with Note 3, Samsung is using Knox counter, which is basically the “new” binary counter.
For those of you having trouble restoring apps using Titanium Backup app on a rooted Galaxy Note 3, this is due to SElinux file markers, which are spoiled by Titanium Backup app during restore. After restoring your apps with Titanium Backup app, you may see that all of your restored apps are force closing (FCs).
Well, that was quick. XDA user Chenglu (who has been making some excellent CWM for Samsung Galaxy devices) has already created 3 different versions of CWM recovery for GT-N9005, GT-N9006, and GT-N900T models of Galaxy Note 3. (Check here for Galaxy Note 3 CWM/TWRP recoveries)
Why root your Samsung Galaxy Note 3?
Here’s a brief explanation of rooting benefits:First, what is rooting?
Rooting is acquiring full admin access to your phone. It allows the user to have 100% control over the Note 3, allowing them to install root-only apps or even install custom ROMs to fully change the OS.Why root?