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01-12-2015, 02:52 AM
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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 shown 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 youíve 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 rooting your device and installing 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 shut downs during the process.
Enable USB Debugging.
Install Required USB Drivers.
Backup your device storage, Contacts, SMS, EFS (if you got root), etc. using Google Sync service or any third-party app.


CWM Recovery → Click Here (https://mega.co.nz/#%21aFlyyQZC%214bfdxBWzjpGYGitnPYEhxPjlZVe_vuZ-Fr11Lucdm0Y)
CF-Auto-Root → Click Here (http://download.chainfire.eu/353/CF-Root)
SuperSU → Click Here (http://download.chainfire.eu/641/SuperSU/)
Odin 3.09 → Click Here (http://www.mediafire.com/download/4a2pczk63z71fuz/Odin_v3.09.zip)
Installation Instructions

Download and extract the odin package on your desktop and place the CWM recovery and CF-Auto-Root files (.tar packages) in the same folder as the odin files.
Boot your device into download mode:

Power off your phone.
Now press the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons altogether until you see the warning screen, use the power button to confirm and enter Download Mode.

Connect the device to the PC using an USB cable.
Flash the CWM recovery file n900-cwm-recovery- in the AP tab. For more info.
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 didnít root the device)
Reboot the device when youíre done.

Thatís it, you have now rooted your device and installed CWM recovery on it.
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