Samsung has recently released Android 4.1.2 XXCMA2 Jelly Bean firmware for the 3G + Wi-Fi version of Galaxy Note 10.1 with model number N8000. The XXCMA2 has been rolled out to several countries including Macedonia and is compatible with a number of European countries. The update is available for download via OTA and through Samsung Kies.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 users, who have already installed the aforementioned official firmware and now wish to root the device, may follow the tutorial below to do so. The tutorial below uses CF-Auto-Root files, built by XDA developer Chainfire, to root the device.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. The root package works only with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000; therefore, users are advised to verify the model number of the tablet before proceeding.
1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 on the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there, navigate and tap on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging is turned on.]
3) Backup all the important data of the device.
4) The battery of the Galaxy Note should have at least 40 per cent of charge.
5) The tablet will lose manufacturer's warranty once it is rooted. In addition to that, root process will increase binary flash counter.
6) The root file used in the guide below only roots the device. Users are advised to install custom recovery such as CWM recovery separately before flashing custom ROMs.
Steps to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 on Android 4.1.2 XXCMA2 Jelly Bean
1) Download CF-Auto-Root file for Galaxy Note 10.1 to the computer. Extract the downloaded zip to get a file with .tar extension
2) Download Odin 3.07 and extract the zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with a few other files
3) Switch off the tablet. Now put the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. A warning screen will appear, then press Volume Down button to continue to enter Download Mode
4) Run Odin on the computer
5) Connect the Note to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. A message saying 'Added' will arrive under Odin's message box. If the device is successfully connected then COM port with a number in Yellow will also appear
Note: If the Added message does not come then try another USB port, try the port located at the back side of the computer. In case that does not work too then reinstall driver.
6) In Odin lick the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfxx-gtn8000.tar.md5 file
7) Ensure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time Checkboxes are selected in Odin
8) Double check everything and click the Start button in Odin to begin installation
9) After the installation process is completed, the tablet will reboot automatically and soon a Pass message with green background will arrive in the left-most box at the top of Odin. Now safely unplug the USB cable from the device
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 running on Android 4.1.2 XXCMA2 Jelly Bean official firmware is now rooted successfully. To verify the aforementioned root method is working properly, install Root Checker app which is available for download from Google Play Store.
[Source: Android Jinn]