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Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717 (AT&T): How to install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery

May 29, 2012

True flashaholics know the button-combo to boot their Android devices into Recovery Mode. If you aren’t quite sure of what that three-combo is, you need more practice. But, regardless of knowing how to boot your device into Recovery Mode, we can’t deny that frequently flashing mods, tweaks and ROMs can affect our physical buttons. It’s time to give the physical keys a rest and to welcome the future in flashing.

Thanks to XDA Developers senior member braway, AT&T Galaxy Note users can enjoy ClockworkMod Touch Recovery. It works exactly like the old-school ClockworkMod Recovery, except you can browse files, make backups, perform wipes, and flash custom ROMs with your fingertips.

If you’re excited to get this on your Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717, keep reading for our guide on installing ClockworkMod Touch Recovery through Odin3.


  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the AT&T Galaxy Note, model number SGH-I717. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.


  • Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717 (AT&T)
  • A Windows PC
  • Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
  • Make sure that you install the Samsung USB drivers for your AT&T Galaxy Note installed on your computer. You may install Samsung KIES to install these drivers.  Or, you may download and install the drivers using the installer.
  • Disable Samsung KIES and any firewall and antivirus programs as they may disrupt the flashing process.
  • Enable USB debugging on your Galaxy Note.
  • Download Odin3 (Odin3 v1.83.exe, 415.5 KB) to your computer.
  • Download ClockworkMod Touch Recovery (cwm-touch-i717-120414.tar.md5, 10.0 MB) to your computer.


  1. Double-click on Odin3 v1.83.exe to launch it.
  2. Turn off your Galaxy Note.
  3. Put your Galaxy Note in Download Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up and Power buttons. Once you see a Warning! screen, press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
  4. Connect your Galaxy Note to your computer.
  5. You should see an “Added!” message on the Odin3 window. This means that your Galaxy Note has successfully connected with your computer.
    • If you do not see this message, disconnect your Galaxy Note and install the most recent device drivers.
  6. Click the PDA button on the Odin window and browse for the ClockworkMod Touch Recovery file.  Do not make any other changes in Odin3.
  7. Click the Start button to begin the flashing process. After flashing is complete, you should see a PASS message on Odin.
  8. If Odin3 freezes and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, do the following:
    • Disconnect your phone from the computer.
    • Close Odin3.
    • Remove your Galaxy Note’s battery.
    • Re-insert the battery.
    • Try again from step 3.
  9. You can now disconnect your Galaxy Note from your computer.

Congratulations! You now have ClockworkMod Touch Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-I717 (AT&T). Flashaholics can now give their physical keys their much-needed rest and can enjoy browsing through ClockworkMod Touch Recovery, making backups, and flashing ROMs, mods, and tweaks with the tips of their fingers.