Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE (N8020) users who have updated their device to the latest Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) N8020XXBMA2 firmware can now root the device as well. Users need to flash the CF-Auto-Root package in order to obtain root access for the Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE variant. IBTimes UK cautions its readers it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device during the root process. We also caution readers that the Galaxy Note 10.1 loses warranty once it is rooted.
- Enable USB debugging option
- Install appropriate USB drivers on the PC
- Ensure 80 percent battery charge
To Root Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE (N8020) Running XXBMA2 firmware
- Download and extract contents of CF-Auto-Root and Odin .zip files
- Switch the device off and restart in Download mode (to do so, press and hold Volume Down and Home buttons, while pressing Power button. On the subsequent warning screen, press Volume Down to proceed into Download mode
- Open Odin and connect the device to the PC (a successful connection is indicated with a message - Added - and the COM port displaying a number against a yellow background). If you do not get the same then try using a different USB port. If this does not work then reinstall the driver
- Click PDA and choose the CF-Auto-Root-p4notelte-gtn8020.tar.md5file
- In Odin, ensure Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected
- Click Start to begin the flashing process
- Once the flashing completes, a Pass message will be seen. The device will now reboot
- Unplug the USB cable to disconnect the device from PC
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE, running XXBMA2 Android 4.1.2 firmware, should now be rooted.
[Source: Android Jinn]