How to Root and Install CWM recovery on AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717

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Samsung AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717! 4G is an excellent LTE 4G data enable phone. Now after a long time, we can provide you a tutorial to root your AT&T  Note 4G and install Clockwork recovery For those of you who want to root your AT&T (or Bell, Telus, Rogers) Galaxy Note SGH-i717, here’s a “universal” method that will root any ICS and Gingerbread. This root method is completely safe, does not erase any of your personal settings/apps, and anyone can do it.

How to Root your AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717 on ICS

Disclaimer:  Rooting your device voids warranty. Please understand that we would be not responsible for any damages. You can regain the warranty by unrooting your device and installing stock firmware


  1. This process is only for AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717.
  2. We kindly requested you to create the backup of your device as you may lose all your precious data and information during the process of installation. We are sure nothing will happen, but just as sake of precaution I am telling you to do so.
  3. Up to 70% of battery power is required during this procedure to make it sure you do not face any power issues while rooting the device.
  4. AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717 Device drivers must be installed on your Computer or else your mobile won’t be detected.

How to Root AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717 step by step procedure:

Please go through the procedure carefully

Step 1: First of all you need to put your Galaxy Note into downloading mode and hold down Volume Down and Power button together for few seconds.

Step 2: When your phone reset, keep holding down the Volume Down button but let go of the Power button. When you see warning screen below, hit the Volume Up button to enter in the download mode

Step 3: Now, connect a micro-USB cable from your phone to your Windows computer.

Step 4: Make sure that your phone shows up as ‘Samsung Mobile USB CDC Composite Device’ under Device Manager. If not, install Samsung Kies.

Step 5: Download and unzip it into a folder. There you will find four files. Double-click on odin3v1.85.exe file to run it.

Step 6: Then, you look into the ODIN program which come up with a yellow highlighted COM. This means you are ready to proceed.

Step 7: Choose PDA and choose the file ‘odin_ni717_cwm_recovery_b4.tar’.

Step 8: Now, you have to click on start button and this will start flashing the Clockworkmod Recovery on your Galaxy Note.

Step 9: Then, place the file to the root of the internal storage or SD card of your Galaxy Note. After that you must reboot into Clockworkmod Recovery by Hold down Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power button together for about 10 seconds.

Step 10: A little vibration and the screen will turn off when the phone resets, hold the down the Volume Down button but let go of the Power button. Once you get into the Clockworkmod Recovery, select ‘install zip from sdcard’ using the Volume buttons and Power button to select it.

Step 11: Select “choose zip from sdcard” or “choose zip from internal sdcard” to flash the “”. Then click on the yes button to confirm.

Step 12: This process will root your phone by installing SU binaries and Super User app (which allows apps to make use of root).  If you get any kind of errors at this point, don’t worry – simply repeat the Steps 10 and Step 11 twice more and reboot.  You will still get root.

Step 13: Finally, reboot your device to see your rooted Galaxy Note SGH-i717 with Super User app.

Congratulation! Check if your device works properly and if there is any further queries please leave your precious comment below.

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6 thoughts on “How to Root and Install CWM recovery on AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717

  1. Hello; I have a Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717R. I have tried to root it several times with the same result. Everytime I try to boot to CWM I can only get to the Android recovery screen. Hold down both volume keys with power button untill viberation then let go of power button but holding volume keys. Is there a work around for this. It is a Canadian phone using Rogers service. I have ICS 4.0.4. PLs help. I have lost some aps as well. Thanks

  2. Hello
    I galaxy s i717 lights do nothing no response. Would you have a solution please?

  3. Ernest Calvo says:

    Your method did not work for me on my note i717
    Could you please guide me to get my phone back to the stock firmware
    I just like to clean out the junk that has been installed in it over and over again, see android is too hard to work with I am a iphone user IMO ios
    Is way better to modify and less complicated than android thanks Ernest.

  4. Hello. I just updated my SGH I1717 via kies air from ICS to Jelly Bean. Can you tell me how to root it? I followed all the steps mentioned in your tutorial but I still don’t have root access. Thank you.

  5. Hi
    I could explain how to rotear my note i717 with Jelly Bean?

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