Originally Posted by skumar9296
through this method the phone is required to be rooted na?
No root is not required for Odin, this is basically how I started to eventually root my phone.
I used Odin to install custom recovery on non-rooted phone.
Then using the custom recovery, installed superuser app to provide root access.
This is the YouTube video that help me along my way: http://youtu.be/6S5Lw7uxdtU
I'm sure you're running a different phone, but this may lead you to find instructions for using Odin, getting into Download Mode, and installing a custom recovery on your phone.
I did alot of reading, research, and forum browsing before feeling comfortable enough to do this... but once done, it gets easy.
Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717d (Telus) Unlocked (bought on Kijiji for $100, lols)
Daily: Android 4.4.2 - CM-11 - Unofficial - quincyatt (p11)
Backup ROM: Android 4.1.2 - CM-10.0.0 - quincyatt (Rooted)
CWM 184.108.40.206 Custom Recovery