Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010
Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010 on XXBLK9 Official Jelly Bean Firmware

An earlier IBTimes UK report focused on a step-by-step guide to manually install the official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OTA update with XXBLK9 firmware. All those who have lost root access in the process of installing the official firmware would be eager to regain root access on their devices.

Root access is not only essential to install root-based third-party apps, but also for installing custom ROMs and system tweaks for a faster performance of your device. The rooting method discussed in this guide makes use of CF-Auto-Root tool with Odin.

NOTE: Rooting your device will essentially void the warranty on it. However, reinstalling the official firmware will restore your device's warranty in the future.


  • Before you proceed with the rooting process, ensure that you already have the XXBLK9 official Jelly Bean firmware installed (check out our step-by-step guide posted here) on your Galaxy Note N8010. This procedure will not work with other models and attempting to root incompatible devices may brick your device. Proceed with extreme caution.
  • IBTimes UK advises users to back up apps, important data and settings to avoid risk of data loss after rooting the device.
  • Verify that your tablet has at least 80 percent charge to avoid unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while flashing the CF-Auto-Root using Odin.
  • Make sure that the correct USB drivers are installed for your Galaxy Note in the computer. Download USB drivers from here.
  • Ensure that USB debugging mode is enabled on your phone By navigating to Settings > Applications > Development.

NOTE: You need to reinstall any of the custom recovery tools such as CWM recovery or TWRP recovery (after rooting) to be able to install custom ROMs or system tweaks on your Galaxy Note in the future.


Download CF-Auto-Root to root N8010XXBLK9 firmware

Download Odin 3.07

How to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010 on Android 4.1.1 XXBLK9 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

1. Extract CF-Auto-Root Zip file to your desktop and you will get a file with .tar extension in the extracted folder.

2. Extract Odin zip file to the same folder on the desktop and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.

3. Power off your tablet. Wait for about 5 to 6 seconds for vibration to confirm device shutdown.

4. Place the Galaxy Note N8010 tablet in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Home buttons together and then tapping the Power button. A Warning message pops up on the screen; hit Volume Down key to progress into Download Mode.

5. Launch Odin3 v3.07.exe (use the file extracted in step 2) as Administrator because Admin privileges are required to complete the process seamlessly.

6. Connect your Galaxy Note N8010 to your computer with the original USB cable. A message pops up below Odin's message box in the bottom left saying "Added!!". If the message fails to appear then you should try another USB port (try USB port located at the back of your computer). If the issue persists then you should reinstall the drivers. When you see the "Added!!" confirmation message in Odin then you can proceed to next step. Verify the COM port number with Yellow indicator, if you successfully added your device.

7. Choose the following file in Odin using the given command button:

Click the PDA Button, and choose the CF-Auto-Root-p4notewifiww-p4notewifixx-gtn8010.tar.md5file.

8. In Odin window, ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked.

9. Confirm if the previous two steps were done correctly before proceeding. Then hit the START button to begin the CF-Auto-Root flashing process.

10. Once the rooting tool is flashed successfully, the tablet will reboot and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of Odin. Now, you can disconnect the device from the computer.

Your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010 is now successfully rooted on Android 4.1.1 N8010XXBLK9 official Jelly Bean firmware.

[Source: Android Jinn]