The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 that was announced just two months back is now rooted. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 is a dual core phablet from Samsung that runs on Android 4.2.2. The Jelly Bean on this device is bundled with S-Apps that can not be removed unless you root it. You may want to keep some system apps but it is probably better to hibernate them if they run in the background using an app called Greenify. This saves some battery and also makes your device run smooth. But Greenify requires root access. Also, there are many such apps that help you control your phone in a better manner but all require root access. ClockwordMod Recovery (CWM) touch helps you flash custom ROMs to your device, helps you create nandroid backups and much more. To know more about rooting and recoveries, you can read our noo’b’s guide.
It is advisable to backup all data on your device before you proceed with the steps listed below. You can always refer our Android data backup guide for that. Since the process requires a connection between your PC and the phone, you need the device drivers too.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage your device might face though the chances of bricking your device are minimal. Proceed at your own risk.
Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 & Flash CWM Touch
- Odin is the tool you need to hack Sammy’s pieces. Get it here.
- Download CWM Toch and Stock Recovery (if you wish to revert back).
- Download Superuser zip that you will need to flash to get Superuser and other root libraries. Place this zip in your device’s SD card.
- Turn on Odin on your PC and put your phone into Download mode. To do this, you need to press Volume Down +Home +Power buttons together.
- Once you see that your phone is in download mode, connect it to the PC via USB cable. Odin will now show the COM port the USB is connected in.
- Make sure Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Uncheck the Re-Partition and other options.
- Click on PDA button in Odin and select the file recovery.tar.md5 (downloaded in Step 2).
- Click on Start and wait for the recovery to be flashed. Once it is flashed you will see “Success” written in Odin.
- You now have CWM Touch on your device. Boot your device into CWM by pressing Volume Up +Home +Power buttons together.
- Go to “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the Superuser zip file you downloaded in Step 3.
- After the zip file is flashed, go back and select “Reboot system now”.
Once your device reboots, you should see Superuser app. You can now download apps that require root access from the Play Store to confirm that the device is rooted.
Source: XDA-Developer Forums