Another official firmware with build version XXDMF2 has released for the international LTE version of the Galaxy Note 2 bearing model number GT-N7105. The update is based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and available to download for Note 2 users in the Nordic Countries.
Users can install the latest official build via OTA and through Samsung Kies. As the N7105XXDMF2 is an unbranded version of firmware it can be installed on any unlocked N7105 unit regardless of country and region.
Click here for our step-by-step guide to install XXDMF2 Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Note 2 LTE.
Note 2 users who have update their devices to the latest official build and currently looking for a root method, may follow our guide. The tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file by recognised XDA developer, Chainfire.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Users are advised to ensure their devices meet following set of requirements.
1) Install USB Driver for Galaxy Note 2 to connect the Android device with the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and check USB Debugging Mode.]
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device 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% battery charge.
5) The device should be factory unlocked and not locked to a particular carrier.
6) Rooting the phone will void its manufacturer's warranty. Users can reclaim the warranty back by unrooting the same.
7) The CF-Auto-Root package works only on the LTE version of Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7105. As applying this to any other variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy Note 2 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
Steps to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105 on XXDMF2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Step-1: Download CF-Auto-Root file for Galaxy Note 2 to the computer
File name: CF-Auto-Root-t0lte-t0ltexx-gtn7105.zip
Step-2: Extract the downloaded root zip file to get a .tar.md5 file within it
Step-3: Download Odin3 v3.07. Extract the Odin zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe with a few other files
Step-4: Turn off the Galaxy Note 2. Wait for about five to six seconds for vibration to confirm complete power off. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. A warning screen will appear, now press the Volume Up button to continue to enter into Download Mode
Step-5: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as an Administrator [To do so, right-click on Odin.exe and click Run as Administrator from context menu.]
Step-6: Connect the Galaxy Note 2 to the computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, an Added message will appear under Odin's message box. Additionally, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with COM port number indicating successful connection.
Note: If the Added message does not come then try another USB port, try the one located at the back side of the computer. In case Odin still fails to recognise the device then re-install USB driver.
Step-7: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-t0lte-t0ltexx-gtn7105.tar.md5 file
Step-8: In Odin window, verify Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected. But uncheck Re-Partition option
Step-9: Click the Start button in Odin. The installation should begin now and would take a few minutes to complete
Step-10: When the installation process is completed, the phone will reboot automatically and soon a PASS message with green background will appear in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin box. Unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from the computer
Galaxy Note 2 LTE running on XXDMF2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean should now be rooted successfully. Users may now install any app that requires root permission. Also, to verify the root status, install the Root Checker app from Google Play Store.
[Source: Android Jinn]