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    I'm attempting to root and maybe install a custom ROM. Being a little cautious, since my first time even rooting a device. Have done some reading and this is what i'm aware of so far. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    This is what i basically need to do
    1. Root device for SU privileges (ODIN).
    2. Install Custom Recovery (TWRP / CWM - popular ones).
    3. Backup Stock ROM using custom recovery.
    4. Install Custom ROM using custom recovery.

    I'm aware step 1 & 2 are the ones that i should be careful about, which can brick the device.

    Here's what I understand of ODIN & TWRP / CWM
    ODIN
    • Odin is stock recovery that comes in most Samsung android devices.
    • Odin is used to flash an unrooted device to either gain root access or to upgrade the stock firmware.

    TWRP / CWM
    • TWRP / CWM are custom recovery firmware to replace the stock recovery firmware.
    • Can backup stock recovery. Anything goes wrong we can fall back to stock recovery.
    • Install Custom ROM. Unleash customization power of android.


    Since 1 & 2 are steps to watch out for, I would like to know for my device Note 2 (N7100, ver 4.4.2),
    1. How to gain root access.
    2. How to install custom Recovery.


    Are these steps android version dependent? (I'm aware some are device/model dependent)
    10-23-2014 12:10 PM

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