How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100

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Samsung Galaxy Note II is the best Android phablet out there, and it is expected to stay at the top of the hill till Samsung launches its successor, Galaxy Note III. The Galaxy Note II can be easily rooted, thanks to the efforts put in by the developers over the device. Though you are expected to know this already, Rooting breaks your manufacturer warranty and you are at your own once you have rooted your device. But this shortcoming can’t overshadow the numerous benefits that rooting an android device come packed with. Rooting allows you to tweak your device down to the bottom, so much that you can say, “There may be a million Note 2s out there, but this one is mine.”

By proceeding with this guide, you agree that you understand all the risks involved and that we are nowhere to be blamed, in case you cause any harm to your device. The method below is a tested one, and don’t shout at us if you aren’t able to get it to work on your device. Check every step again and see if you have followed it correctly.

Before you proceed:

  • Perform all the steps with utmost concentration.
  • Make sure your phone has got enough amount of battery left so that it doesn’t get empty during the root process.
  • Your flash counter will increase after the process is completed. You can use TriangleAway to rectify that.

Root Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100:

  1. Enable USB Debugging on your Note II by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
  2. Install drivers for your phone using Samsung USB Drivers installer.
  3. Download Chainfire’s CF-AutoRoot for GT-N7100. Extract it until you have a file with the extension .tar.md5, *don’t* extract this .tar.md5 file.
  4. Download Odin for flashing process.
  5. Extract the Odin zip you downloaded above and run the Odin executable file.
  6. Click the PDA button in Odin. A window will open, asking you the location of the .tar.md5 file you extracted in step 3. Just show it the path of that file.
  7. Switch off your Note II. A vibration will confirm that the phone has completely shut down. Then, press Volume Down + Home + Power button continuously till you see a warning message appear on your phone. Press the Volume Up key to bypass the message and to proceed to the Download mode.
  8. Connect your phone to your pc using a USB cable.
  9. Make sure that the Repartition box is not checked.
  10. Press the start button in Odin to start the flashing process.
  11. A PASS message in Odin will confirm that the process has been completed successfully.

You just rooted your beloved Samsung Galaxy Note II. Go update your status update regarding this or better try running some root only apps to check whether you have successfully gained root access.

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