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Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy Note 3 N900 – How To Tutorial

Looking to install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy Note 3 N900? Team Android has a tutorial for that. CWM 6 is the most popular custom recovery for Android phones which comes with several extra features other than the usual stock recovery options in Android. A custom recovery like ClockworkMod allows you to install custom ROMs, root Galaxy Note 3 N900, create Nandroid backups or restore your phone and most of all, you can easily install additional system tweaks as well. You can install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy Note 3 N900 with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware using the tutorial below. We have this same CWM recovery for Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 as well.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Note 3 N900 with ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) 6, using ODIN – the flashing tool for Samsung devices. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out this tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose any data, and anything could go wrong unexpectedly. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 - ClockworkMod Recovery 6

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy Note 3 N900:

This CWM Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given on the next page for those who want to install this CWM Recovery on their phones using a modified version by PhilZ. PhilZ Touch Recovery is a CWM Advanced Edition that adds all the features you could ever miss in ClockworkMod. It also adds a full touch interface with a completely configurable GUI.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a huge list of custom ROMs, because of its popularity and most of them are installed using CWM. Of course, you can always enjoy the added benefits of a custom recovery with ClockworkMod 6.

TWRP RECOVERY: In case you want to install TWRP Recovery on your phone, read the tutorial here!

You might be interested in the following article as well:

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 3 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900 with ClockworkMod Recovery 6.

HOW TO: Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy Note 3 N900

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install CWM custom recovery on Galaxy Note 3 N900. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy Note 3 N900 – How To Tutorial 1

To Remember:

  • This recovery installation tutorial is only for Galaxy Note 3 N900. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Note 3 variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • This CWM Recovery tutorial works with Android 4.3, Android 4.3 and all future Android updates as well.
  • For best performance, always stay on the latest firmware update.
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Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download ClockworkMod Recovery 6 for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to your computer and extract this file anywhere in your computer.

Step 2 – Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N900.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 – Now select the following file that you have to flash/install on your phone. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select the file ‘n900-cwm-recovery-‘.

Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, if not already.

Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 – After the installation is completed, your phone will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package / files. Your ID:COM box will also turn green.

Step 11 – After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has now been flashed with ClockworkMod Recovery. To enter Recovery Mode, shut down phone and then hold down the Home + Volume Up buttons and press the Power button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.

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Whenever you restart your phone, stock recovery keeps showing up? There is a fix for that. For details on how to make ClockworkMod Recovery permanent on your Android phone, head over to the next page.

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Haris Nadeem
Haris lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.
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  1. Hi there, i just follow your steps, and now the Oden is running. Its stops on “SetupConnection..” and stod still there. How many minutes do take the install on Odin?

    What can i do? Just unplug de phone? Or shloud i shut it off?


    • I Just close Odin and reboot the phone. The stock rom started ok. The cuestion is, why it get stucked in Odin¿
      Because it had to be runned as administrator? Or i have to root the phone first? Or both?

      Thanks a lot!

    • Fixed! I Have CWM on my phone! I wasnt running Odin as Adm, thats why wasnt working. Do you have any good ROM to recommend?

      Thanks a lot!

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