In a previous article we learnt how to root the Note 8.0! Today we will be taking that one step forward and installing a custom recovery on the device. Now you may ask, “Amartya what good will a custom recovery do for me?” Well friends, the long and short of it is that a custom recovery is a must have if you want to have a custom ROM running on your device. ‘And why would I want a custom ROM?’, you may add. Well since Samsung has all but stopped supporting the Note 8.0, custom ROMs are your only hope of ever seeing the latest version of Android, lollipop running on your device. Lollipop, yes the latest version of Android, that got your attention didn’t it? So without further ado let’s start with the process. Oh and before we begin, we show the process with CWM recovery you can use the same procedure for TWRP recovery as well if you so please.
- Your device must be rooted. Click here to know how!
- You must have the USB drivers for your device installed on your PC.
- You must have the original USB cable.
- You must have access to a Windows PC or laptop
- N5100 / N5110 Stable Release #1: ODIN | ZIP Stock Recovery: http://d-h.st/tHx
- N5120 Stable Release #1: ODIN Stock Recovery: http://d-h.st/51H
- Download ODIN from here.
Download CWM file and copy it to your root directory.
Download Latest Odin from and install it on your computer.
Open Odin and let it run in the background. Now switch off your Galaxy Note 8 and enter it into Download Mode by pressing Volume Down+Home and Power buttons simultaneously. Now attach your device to the computer via USB cable and let it be detected by the Odin.
If you have installed the proper drivers for your device, the ID:COM section of Odin will turn yellow in color. If not, just re-install the tab drivers via Samsung Kies.
Click on PDA button and choose the CWM file which you have downloaded above and start the process.
Hold down the Home+ Vol Up buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.
Here you have flashed your stunning Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and completed the steps to Install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note along with that. Using this custom recovery, you can install latest 3rd party custom ROMs apart from the official firmwares, thus you have now broken the limitations and ready to fly. Happy rooting and do let me know if you find yourself stuck at any step in the rooting process.