Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 2 at IFA consumer trade show at Berlin. Samsung

UPDATE: The below mentioned root package does not work anymore. Head over to this thread to see how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 and install ClockworkMod Recovery.

The option to root the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is something some users will be very excited about. On the one hand, it does void the warranty the device comes with. But rooting also means the more curious owners can use software that can sometimes be more powerful or better coded than that which is official recommended/available.

Galaxy Note 2 owners looking to root their new device may follow this guide. Essentially, rooting allows users to install custom ROMs, custom recovery and other tweaks. The device, which comes shipped with Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) can be rooted easily, using Odin.


Interested users are advised to install appropriate USB drivers and enable USB debugging mode. Ensure the device has at least 80 percent charge (click here to check) and back-up important files and documents before proceeding. Remember the device must be factory unlocked and that this guide works only with the Galaxy Note 2 (model number N7100). IBTimes UK warns its readers it will not be held responsible for damage to the device.

To Root Galaxy Note 2 running Android 4.1.1

  • Download Android 4.1.1 CMW+ rooting pack and Odin v1.85 to computer
  • Unplug device from computer, if connected, and switch it off. Now place device in Download Mode (to do so, start device pressing Volume Down, Home and Power buttons until Samsung logo appears (or a text message))
  • Start Odin and connect device to computer using USB cable, while still in Download Mode (Note: a successful connection is indicated by one of the ID:COM boxes turning yellow, with a COM port number; this may take some time)
  • Click PDA tab in Odin and select CMW rooting file and Start installation. This may take a few minutes
  • The device will restart after installation. You may unplug device after Home screen appears

The device has now been rooted. This can be verified with Root Checker.