Flashing recoveries and custom ROMs can take a toll on your device. AT&T Galaxy Note users can give their physical buttons a rest by flashing ClockworkMod Touch Recovery. The credit goes to XDA Developers’ senior member braway. With touch recover, you can perform most of the functions with your fingertips, rather than your device’s keys.
This guide will make use of Odin. The preferred device is the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 model SGH-I717. The guide may lead to undesired results if applied on other variants. Furthermore, you should be running a Windows PC, with handset USB drivers installed. These drivers can also be installed from the installer (link).
You should also Enable USB Debugging from ‘Developer Options’ in Settings, and backup the personal data on your device. Security softwares may interfere with the flashing process. Therefore, it should be disabled.
Flash Touch ClockworkMod Recovery On AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-I717
Step 1: Download Touch ClockworkMod Recovery (link) and Odin3 (link).
Step 2: Launch the Odin file (extension .exe) downloaded in the step above.
Step 3: Switch off the device, and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Power and Volume Up buttons. A ‘warning’ sign will appear. This is where you enter the Download Mode by pressing the Volume Up button.
Step 4: Connect the device to the computer, and Odin3 will display an added message in the bottom-left message box. This means the computer successfully detected your device. If no such message appears, your drivers weren’t correctly installed. Re-installing the drivers may help.
Note: The drivers you’re installing should be the most recent ones for the mentioned model.
Step 5: In the Odin window, click the ‘PDA’ button and locate the Touch ClockworkMod Recovery file (extension .tar.md5). Leave everything else unchanged in Odin.
Step 6: To proceed with the flashing process, select the ‘Start’ button in Odin. Odin is going to display a ‘PASS’ message upon successful flashing of recovery on the device.
Step 7: If Odin becomes unresponsive, close it. Now unplug the device from the computer. Remove the back cover and take out the battery. Re-insert it again, and repeat the procedure from step 3 where you boot into Download Mode.
That’s it folks. You now have Touch ClockworkMod Recovery on your device. Your buttons can now relax, as you customize the device with the tips of your fingers. Feel free to comment.