Samsung recently rolled out Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 Jelly Bean official OTA update for the first generation Galaxy Note bearing model number GT-N7000. The XXLT5 build is followed by the release of Android 4.1.2 XXLT4 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy Note
Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 jelly Bean update is available for Galaxy Note. Samsung

The current XXLT5 Jelly Bean is an unbranded version of the firmware and can be found through the Samsung KIES server. Users can also install the update using Odin flashing tool.

Those who have already upgraded their devices with Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 Jelly Bean and now wish to root the same may follow our step-by-step guide. There are two methods to root the Galaxy Note running on Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 Jelly Bean; one is using the recovery package which roots the device with no yellow triangle and the other is by installing the CWM file with .tar.md5 extension using Odin. Both the methods as well as recovery root files are shared by recognised XDA developer, Phil3759.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Users are also advised to ensure that their devices meet following requirements.


1) Install USB driver for Samsung Galaxy Note to transfer files between the phone and the computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect the Android device with the computer and use the Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]

3) As this tutorial might wipe out all the data of the phone, create a backup. If the phone 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 per cent of battery charge.

5) The phone should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.

6) The phone will lose its manufacturer's warranty once it is rooted, but users can reclaim the warranty back by unrooting it later.

7) The root file works only on the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 running on Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 Jelly Bean. Applying this to any incorrect variant is likely to brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the Galaxy device by navigating to Settings>> About Phone>> Model number.

Steps to root Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 Jelly Bean through stock recovery

Step-1: Download recovery package for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer

Step-2: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable. Now copy the downloaded recovery zip file to the external SD card of the device

Step-3: Disconnect the phone from the computer and switch it off

Step-4: Boot the phone into stock recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together

Note: In recovery mode, use Volume buttons to scroll between options and Power button to select the desired option.

Step-5: In recovery mode, select apply update from external storage then navigate to the which was earlier copied to the external SD card

Step-6: Select the zip file by pressing the Power button and confirm installation

Step-7: When the installation process is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now

Once the Galaxy Note boots up, it should be rooted on Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 Jelly Bean with new PhilZ-cwm6 kernel with CWM6.

Steps to root Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 on Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 Jelly Bean with Odin

Step-1: Download PhilZ-cwm6-XXLT5-OXX-5.03.0.tar.md5 for Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer

Step-2: Download Odin 3.07 which will help to install the root package on the phone. Extract the downloaded zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe file with some other files

Step-3: Boot the Galaxy Note into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together

Step-4: Run Odin on the computer

Step-5: Connect the Note to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the phone. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Also, the successful connection will be indicated by a message saying Added in Odin. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver

Step-6: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the PhilZ-cwm6-XXLT5-OXX-5.03.0.tar.md5 file

Step-7: Verify that the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. As for the Re-Partition, uncheck the option

Step-8: Double check everything and then click the Start button in Odin. The installation should begin now and would take about few minutes to complete

Step-9: Upon the completion of the installation process, the phone will restart automatically. And soon a PASS message with green background will appear in the Odin indicating successful installation. Users may safely unplug the USB cable from the Galaxy Note once the home screen appears on the device

Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 running on Android 4.1.2 XXLT5 Jelly Bean should now be rooted successfully. Verify with the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Click here for guide to root Galaxy Note GT-N7000 on XXLT9 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

[Source: XDA]