The Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 recently received its latest Android 4.1.2 XXCMD2 Jelly Bean firmware from Samsung via Samsung KIES as well as Over-The-Air (OTA) update. Those who have already updated their device to the latest official firmware can now root the same using our step-by-step guide given below.
NOTE: The rooting package and instructions provided in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK will not be held liable if the device is damaged or bricked during or after official firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
- CF-Auto-Root package and the instructions provided in this guide are applicable to the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 model only. Do not attempt installing this root package on any other device, as it may inadvertently damage or brick the device. Verify your device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
- Back up your important data and settings on the tablet including contacts, messages, photos, videos, MMS and APN settings to an external SD card to prevent data loss while performing any data wipe task during or after firmware installation.
- Ensure the device has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain)while flashing the official firmware.
- Verify that correct USB drivers for the tablet are installed on computer (download Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 USB drivers)
- Ensure USB debugging mode is enabled on the device to facilitate data transfer between phone and computer via USB cable. To enable USB debugging mode, navigating to Settings > Developer Options (if device is running Android 4.0 or later) or Settings > Applications > Development (if device is running Android 2.3 or earlier). If the phone is running Android 4.2, perform the following steps:
- Go to Settings > About Tablet
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Build Number
- Tap the device's Build Number seven times to unlock or reveal the hidden Developer Options under Settings. Then select the checkbox to enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
- Ensure the device is factory unlocked (not locked to a specific carrier) and its bootloader is unlocked.
- The installation of the firmware requires ODIN flash tool, which is designed to work on Windows OS only. Linux and Mac OS users should use CrossOver Utility to run ODIN on their computer.
How to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 on Official Android 4.1.2 XXCMD2 Jelly Bean Firmware
1. Download and extract CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfxx-gtn8000.zip to get a CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfxx-gtn8000.tar.md5 file in the unzipped folder.
2. Extract Odin zip file to obtain Odin3 v3.07.exe.
3. Power off the tablet and wait for vibration (about 5 to 6 seconds) to confirm complete device shutdown.
4. Boot the tablet into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power button. When a warning message appears, just hit the Volume Down key to progress into Download Mode.
5. Launch Odin3 v3.07.exe as Administrator, as admin privileges are required to complete the root installation smoothly.
6. In order to root the tablet, connect your Galaxy Note to computer via USB cable. When the device connects successfully, a message saying "Added!!" appears at the bottom-left of the screen in Odin. If for some reason the message fails to appear then try another USB port. If all else fails, then just reinstall the phone's USB drivers on computer. At this point, the ID: COM box should turn yellow with the corresponding COM port number, which confirms that you have successfully added your device.
7. Choose the following files in Odin using the respective checkboxes:
- Select the PDA checkbox, and click the speedmod-kernel-s2-jb-k5-3-Odin.tar file.
- In Odin, ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected.
- Double check that everything in step 7 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
- Once the root flashing process is complete, the tablet will automatically reboot and a Green PASS notification appears in the top-left-most box in Odin. Now it is safe to unplug the device from the computer.
Your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 is now rooted on official Android 4.1.2 XXCMD2 Jelly Bean firmware.