An official firmware with build version N7000XXLT9 has released for both unbranded and carrier-branded, such as Orange, Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse, version of first generation Samsung Galaxy Note bearing model number GT-N7000 in the UK. The new build is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and comes with baseband version N7000XXLT3.
Model: GT-N7000 Samsung Galaxy Note
Country: United Kingdom
Carriers: Unlocked/Unbranded, Orange, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse
Version: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
CSC: N7000OXXLT3 (Unbranded/Carphone Warehouse)
Build date: 4 June, 2013
Click here for our step-by-step guide to install N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note manually.
Those who have already updated their devices with XXLT9 build and currently looking for a root method may follow our guide. There are two methods to root the Galaxy Note; one is through stock recovery using the signed.zip root file and another one is via Odin which uses .tar.md5 file. Both root files as well as the guides are released by recognised XDA developer, Phil3759.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any mishap. Users are also advised to verify that their handsets meet following requirements.
1) Install USB driver for Samsung Galaxy Note to transfer files between the phone and the 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 this tutorial might wipe all the data of the phone, create a backup. If the phone is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP already installed then backup data using the recovery.
4) The Galaxy Note should have above 80% of battery charge.
5) The phone should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
6) The phone will lose warranty once it is rooted. However, users can reclaim the warranty back by unrooting it later. Click here for step-by-step guide tounroot Galaxy Note to stock official firmware.
7) The root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 running on XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Applying this on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the Galaxy device by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
Method-1: Steps to root Galaxy Note GT-N7000 on XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean via stock recovery
Step-1: Download PhilZ-cwm6-XXLT9-ORA-5.08.5-signed.zip file for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer
Step-2: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable and then copy the downloaded root zip file to the external SD card of the phone
Step-3: Disconnect the phone from the computer and switch it off
Step-4: Boot the phone into stock recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together
Note: In the recovery mode use the Volume keys to toggle between options and Power button to select the desired option.
Step-5: Select apply update from external storage then locate the PhilZ-cwm6-XXLT9-ORA-5.08.5-signed.zip which is saved on the SD card
Step-6: Select the signed.zip file and confirm installation
Step-7: Once the installation process is completed, return to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now
The Galaxy Note should now be rooted successfully on N7000XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean through stock recovery.
Method-2: Steps to root Galaxy Note GT-N7000 on XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean via Odin
Step-1: Download PhilZ-cwm6-XXLT9-ORA-5.08.5.tar.md5 for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer
Step-2: Download Odin3 1.85 which will help to install the root package on the phone. Extract the Odin zip to get Odin3 v1.85.exe file with some other files
Step-3: Place the Galaxy Note into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot appears on the phone's screen. Now press the Volume Up button to continue to enter into Download Mode
Step-4: Run Odin3 v1.85.exe as an Administrator
Step-5: Connect the Note to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the phone. When the device is connected, an Added message will appear under Odin message box. Also the ID: COM box in Odin will turn yellow with the COM port number indicating successful connection
Note: If the Added message does not come then try another US port, try the one located at the back side of the computer. If Odin still fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step-6: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the PhilZ-cwm6-XXLT9-ORA-5.08.5.tar.md5 file
Step-7: Configure the Odin settings. Ensure the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. As for the Re-Partition, uncheck the option
Step-8: Now hit the Start button in Odin. The installation should begin now and would take about few minutes to complete
Step-9: When the installation process is completed the phone will restart automatically. And soon a PASS message with green background will appear in the Odin indicating successful installation. Now unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from the computer
Samsung Galaxy Note running on XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 should be now rooted using Odin.
Click here for guide to unroot Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to stock firmware and reclaim warranty.
[Source: XDA developers]