ClockworkMod Recovery is important for Galaxy Note 10.1 users if they want to flash the latest custom ROMs and root their device. The credit for this particular port goes to XDA Developers’ member zedomax. Another member by the name of Chainfire also added the Galaxy Note 10.1 to the compatible device list, which means the addition of a binary flash counter isn’t a worry anymore.
Before proceeding to the rooting and ClockworkMod Recovery guide, you should note that the guide is meant for Galaxy Note 10.1 model numbers GT-N8000/GT-N8010/GT-N8013. The battery should be properly charged, and you should be using a Windows PC with handset USB drivers installed. You are also recommended to disable any security softwares, and backup all important data on the device.
- CWM and root package (link)
- Android stock recovery package (link)
Instructions To Flash ClockworkMod Recovery
Step 1: Extract the root zip package to any preferred folder on the computer. You’ll get 4 files.
Step 2: Among the 4 files extracted in the previous step, copy the SuperSU ‘.zip’ file to the internal SD card of the device.
Step 3: Among those 4 files, there will also be an Odin ‘.exe’ file. Double click it to launch Odin.
Step 4: Click the ‘PDA’ button in Odin and select the CWM recovery ‘.tar’ file extracted in step 1. Don’t make any other changes.
Step 5: Power off the device and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Power buttons together until a ‘Warning!’ message pops up on the screen. To proceed into Download Mode, tap the Volume Up button.
Step 6: Connect the device to the computer with a USB cable. Odin will display an added message in the bottom left box. If no message appears, reinstall the drivers and repeat the previous step where you entered Download Mode.
Step 7: Select the ‘Start’ button in Odin, and if Odin displays a ‘PASS’ message, it means the device was successfully detected. At this point, it’s safe to disconnect the device from the computer.
That’s it for ClockworkMod Recovery. Now here’s the rooting guide…
Instructions To Root
Step 1: Switch off the device and boot into CWM Recovery. To do this, press and hold Volume Up and Power keys at the same time, and when the screen turns bright, let go of the Power button and continue holding the Volume Up button until recovery boots. Use the Volume keys to scroll and Power buttons for selection of items in recovery.
Step 2: Select Install zip from SD card and then choose the zip from the SD card. Figure out where the SuperSU ‘.zip’ file is and confirm then action on the screen that appears.
Step 3: When the installation completes, select ‘Go Back’ > ‘Reboot System Now’. Once the device boots connect to the internet.
Step 4: Open the SuperSU app from the application menu. Tap Continue > Ok, and close the app. For allowing root access when you download apps, tap Grant.
That’s it for the rooting guide. You might want to return to stock Android recovery sometime later for official updates. Here’s how you can…
Revert To Stock Recovery
Step 1: Double-click Odin ‘.exe’ file.
Step 2: Select the ‘PDA; button in Odin and choose the Stock Recovery ‘.tar’ file.
Step 3: Switch off the device and boot into Download Mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Down and Power buttons together until a warning message pops up. At this point, press the Volume Up button to continue in Download Mode.
Step 4: Connect the device to the PC with the help of a USB cable. Odin will display an ‘Added!’ message in the bottom left box, which means the device was detected successfully.
Step 5: Click the ‘Start’ button to flash the Stock recovery. A ‘PASS’ message will appear after the device reboots on successful flashing. This means the device can safely be disconnected.
Congratulations! You’ve rooted the Galaxy Note 10.1 and also installed ClockworkMod Recovery. Drop us a line in the comments if you have any questions.