Note 3 LolliPop – Install TeamWinRecoveryProject (TWRP) and Google Apps (Gapps)

This video goes through how to gain Root access using CF-Auto-Root then install TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) and then install Gapps for bootloader 4.4 on the Galaxy Note 3.

Click here for written tutorial.

  • CF-Auto-Root -> this app does exactly what it says it will automatically root your phone. Please read this forum and you will find the links to download on the 3rd post. Make sure to download the SM-N9005 (International Qualcomm) version as this version will work for KitKat. The other link for the SM-N9006 will only work for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
  • TWRP -> TWRP is an alternative to CWM which is a custom recovery program that will replace the stock android one and will allow us to have much more freedom to install applications onto the phone BUT won’t work unless you have successfully rooted the phone first

  • Gapps -> this is Google’s propriety application to allow you to access the Play Store. The reason we have to do this on this particular phone is that the SM-N9006 is specifically made for the Chinese market and there’s no Play Store in china.