Galaxy Note 2 N7100 users who have already upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean via official XXDLL4 firmware can now root their device using Odin and install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM). Rooting is essential before installing third-party root-based apps, various custom ROMs and system tweaks for a superior Android experience.
Disclaimer: The instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK will not be held responsible if you damage or brick your device during or after rooting. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
- Make sure that correct USB drivers are installed for your Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on the computer. Download USB drivers.
- Verify that your device is running Android 4.1.2 XXDLL4 official firmware by navigating to Settings > About Phone. If not, check out our step-by-step guide for installing XXDLL4 official firmware on Galaxy Note 2 N7100.
- Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone by navigating to Settings, Developer Options.
- Ensure that the phone battery has at least 85 percent charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while rooting the Galaxy Note 2 on XXDLL4 official Jelly Bean firmware.
- Do not attempt this procedure if your phone is locked to any particular carrier, as it is meant for factory unlocked devices only.
How to Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Android 4.1.2 XXDLL4 Official Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1 - Download Android 4.1.2 CWM Recovery and Rooting Package for Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on your computer.
Step 2 - Download ODIN v1.85 which is required to root Android 4.1.2 XXDLL4 firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100.
Step 3 - Power off your phone and boot into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Down and Home buttons together. Then tap the Power button until the Samsung logo or the red and yellow text appears on screen.
Step 4 - Launch ODIN on computer and connect your phone it in the Download Mode.
Step 5 - If your phone connects successfully, one of the ID: COM boxes turns yellow with the corresponding COM port number. This step may be time-consuming. So, leave it alone.
Step 6 - Choose the files need to be installed on your phone, which can be found among the extracted files in Step 1.
- Click the 'PDA' button and choose the file "cwm6-root-note2.tar".
Step 7 - In ODIN, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.
Step 8 - Hit the Start button in ODIN and the installation process will begin. It should only take a few minutes to complete.
Step 9 - Once the rooting process completes, your phone will automatically reboot. When you see the home screen, disconnect your phone from the computer.
Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is now rooted on Android 4.1.2 XXDLL4 Jelly Bean official firmware. Check for the SuperUser app in your apps list to confirm the rooting is successful.
[Source: Team Android]