Samsung recently released its latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean based XXCMC4 official firmware for Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 users in several countries including Russia. The N8000 users who have already installed the official firmware through Over-The-Air (OTA) update or using our manual installation method can now root their device by following our step-by-step guide given below.
NOTE: The rooting method employed in this guide makes use of ODIN flash tool and it does not include ClockworkMod recovery (CWM). Hence CWM tool needs to be installed separately after the device is rooted.
Key Points to Note
- The Rooting package and the instructions given in this guide are meant for the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 model only and will not work on any other device. Verify the device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
- Back up important data and settings on the phone via one of the recommended custom recovery tools such as CWM or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing tablet setup.
- Ensure the tablet has at least 80 percent battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while rooting the official firmware.
- Verify that the correct USB drivers are installed for the tablet on computer (download Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 USB drivers)
- Make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled on the tablet by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (if device is running Android 4.0 or later) or Settings > Applications > Development (if tablet is running Android 2.3 or earlier).
- The installation of this official firmware requires ODIN flash tool for Windows OS, while Linux and Mac users should use CrossOver utility to run ODIN on their computer.
- The instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK will not be held liable if the device is damaged or bricked during or after the firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
How to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 on Official Android 4.1.2 XXCMC4 Jelly Bean Firmware
1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root zip file to obtain a .tar.md5 file.
2. Extract Odin zip file to get Odin v3.07.exe along with few other files.
3. Switch off the tablet and wait for vibration (about 5 to 6 seconds) to ensure complete device shutdown.
4. Place the tablet in Download Mode by pressing and holding down Volume Down and Home buttons together while simultaneously tapping the Power button. When a Warning! message appears, just hit Volume Down key to progress into Download Mode.
5. Launch Odin v3.07.exe (check Step 2) as an Administrator as Admin privileges is required to complete the root installation smoothly.
6. Connect the Galaxy device to your computer with USB cable. A message reading "Added!!" will appear in Odin's message box at the bottom left of screen. If the message fails to appear then try another USB port (preferably the one at the back of your desktop computer). If all else fails then just reinstall the USB drivers for the phone on computer. When the successful "Added!!" message appears in Odin, proceed to the next step. At this point the COM port with a number turns Yellow if you successfully added the device.
7. Choose the necessary files for rooting using respective checkboxes in Odin:
- Select the PDA checkbox, and choose CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfxx-gtn8000.tar.md5.
8. In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.
9. Double check everything in Step 7 and Step 8. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
10. Once the root flashing completes, the tablet will reboot and soon a PASS message with green background appears in the left-most box at the very top of Odin. Now, remove the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.
Your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 is now rooted on official Android 4.1.2 XXCMC4 Jelly Bean firmware. Apps that require root access can now be installed.
[Source: Android Jinn]