Announced in April, Samsung's large-screen smartphone, the Galaxy Mega 6.3, is now available for purchase in the UK. Featuring HD Super Clear LCD screen, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of box.
Followed by the market rollout, senior XDA developer Sarath280 has released ClockworkMod (CWM) touch recovery file for Galaxy Mega 6.3. The developer has also shared an easy rooting method for the device allowing users to install CWM recovery and root their devices without any difficulty. The root method uses SuperSU rooting package by recognised developer, Chainfire. Head over to the development thread to learn more about the release.
Galaxy Mega 6.3 users, who wish to root and install CWM recovery on their devices running on Android 4.2.2, may follow our step-by-step guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Also, users are advised to verify that their devices meet following requirements.
1) Install USB driver for Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to transfer files between the Android device and computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect the Android device with the computer and use the Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option then check the USB Debugging Mode.]
3) As the tutorial is likely to wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP already installed then backup the data using the recovery.
4) The Galaxy Mega should have above 80 per cent of battery charge.
5) The device will lose its manufacturer's warranty once it is rooted. But users can reclaim the warranty by unrooting the device later.
7) The CWM recovery file and the root package work only on the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 (GT-I9200 and GT-I9205). As flashing this on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of the Galaxy device by selecting Settings>> About device>> Model number.
Steps to install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
Step-1: Download CWM Touch Recovery for Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 to the computer
File name: recovery.tar.md5
Step-2: Download Odin v3.07. Extract the Odin zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe file within it
Step-3: Download SuperUser rooting package
File name: UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.34.zip
Step-4: Turn off the Galaxy Mega. Now boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together for few seconds until a warning screen appears. Then press the Volume Up button to continue to enter into Download Mode
Step-5: Launch Odin3 v3.07.exe on the computer
Step-6: Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable while the device is in Download Mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When it is connected successfully, an Added message will appear under Odin. Also, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with the COM port number, indicating successful connection
Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try another USB port, try the one located at the back side of the computer. In case Odin still fails to recognise the device, then re-install USB driver.
Step-7: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the recovery.tar.md5 file
Step-8: Configure the Odin settings. Verify that the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. But uncheck the Re-partition option
Step-9: Double check everything and then click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now. Wait for some time until the installation is completed
Step-10: Once the installation process is completed, a PASS message with green background will appear in Odin indicating successful installation
Step-11: The device will then reboot automatically
As the Galaxy Mega 6.3 boots up successfully it should be having CWM recovery.
Steps to root Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
Step-1: Connect the Galaxy Mega to the computer using USB cable. Then copy the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.34.zip file which was downloaded earlier (in step-3) to the SD card of the device
Step-2: Disconnect the phone from the computer and turn it off
Step-3: Boot the phone into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together for about five seconds. The device will enter into recovery mode soon
Note: In recovery mode use the Volume buttons to scroll between options and the Power button to select the desired option.
Step-4: In recovery mode, select install zip from SDcard then select choose zip from SDcard. Then navigate to the SuperSU rooting zip which is saved in the SD card of the phone
Step-5: Select the rooting package and confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen
Step-6: When the flashing process is done, return to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 should now be rooted on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with CWM recovery installed on the device. Open the app drawer of the device and check for an app called SuperSU. Additionally, to verify the root status of the device further, download and install Root Checker app from Google Play Store.
In case the above rooting method does not work, then Galaxy Mega 6.3 users can also follow the tutorial below.
Alternative method to Root Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
Step-1: Download the rootable kernel with SU and Busybox
File name: Boot.Img.tar
Step-2: Pace the phone in Download Mode. To do so, first switch off the Galaxy Mega. Press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together for few seconds until a warning screen appears. Then press the Volume Up button to continue to enter into Download Mode
Step-3: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe on the computer
Step-4: Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable while the device is in Download Mode
Step-5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the boot.img.tar file
Step-6: Click the Start button in Odin to begin installation
Step-7: When the installation process is completed, the device will reboot
Step-8: Extract the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.34.zip file and copy the Superuser.apk to the phone. Install this Apk as any app
The Galaxy Mega 6.3 should now be rooted successfully.
[Source: Droid Views]