Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware update with build number N7100XXUFND3 is now available for Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100).
Note 2 users can now root their devices running Android 4.4.2 KitKat using CF-Auto-Root by Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root has SuperSU binary and APK as well as stock recovery installed. Besides, this said root method is one of the safest root methods available so far.
It allows users to root their devices without any difficulty. It should be noted that CF-Auto-Root is firmware independent.
Interested users, who wish to root their Galaxy Note 2 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, may follow our step-by-step guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be responsible for any mishap. Before following the root method, users are advised to verify their devices meet the set of requirements.
1) Install USB Driverfor Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> About phone. Tap on Build Number several times until a message appears saying 'You are now a Developer.' Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings>> Developer Options.]
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 ClockworkMod or TWRP, then backup data using the same.
4) If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy Note 2 should have charge above 80% battery charge.
5) The phone should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
6) The device will lose manufacturer's warranty once it is rooted.
7) The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Note 2 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
CF-Auto-Root [File name: CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.zip]
How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Step-1: Extract the downloaded root file and Odin zip, using Winzip, 7zip, winrar or any other extracting tool, to get CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.tar.md5 and Odin3 v3.09.exe respectively
Step-2: Switch off Galaxy Note 2
Step-3: Enter into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on the phone's screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode
Step-4: Run Odin on the computer Administrator
Step-5: Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, an Added message will appear under Odin message box. Additionally, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with the COM port number indicating successful connection
Note: If the Added message does not appear 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 reinstall USB driver.
Step-6: In Odin, click the AP button and select CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.tar.md5 file which was extracted earlier
Step-7: Ensure Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are ticked in Odin. Also verify Re-Partition option is not selected
Step-8: Click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now and take a few minutes to complete
Step-9: When the installation process is completed, the phone will restart and soon a PASS message with green background in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin. Unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from computer
Galaxy Note 2 running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat should now be rooted successfully. Open the app drawer in the phone and check for SuperSU app. Also, verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Play Store.
Sometimes the device does not boot into recovery mode and root the device. If this happens, perform the entire procedure again. If it still does not install root, ensure Auto Reboot checkbox in Odin is NOT checked. Then after flashing the root package, pull out the battery and boot the phone into recovery mode by selecting Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together. This will start the install process and root the device.
How to fix Unfortunately SuperSU has stopped issue
Step-1: Download and install the latest SuperSU APK on the phone
Step-2: Open SuperSU app (Update the binary if prompted) and allow it to disable Knox
Step-3: Reboot the device.
[Source: Honai of Android]