Samsung Galaxy Note 2 didn’t received Android 5.0 Lollipop update. But you can still install Lollipop on Note 2 through Custom ROMs. To install custom ROMs, you should root Samsung Gaalxy Note 2 N7100.
Rooting Galaxy Note 2 lets you install custom ROMs, Kernels and you can customize the device to suit your desire. Before getting into the tutorial, you should know what does rooting mean?
If you are ready to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2, do follow the prerequisites below to safeguard your personal data and to ensure successful rooting process.
Check Device Model Number
It is vital to check device model number before rooting/unlocking/flashing process to ensure flashing compatible files on the device. The device model name should be Samsung Galaxy note 2(GT-N7100) running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. If the device model number doesn’t match with mentioned one, do not attempt the tutorial.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB Drivers
To root Samsung Galaxy Note 2, it is to be connected with PC. For the PC to detect the device, it should have installed Samsung USB drivers. If you’ve not installed previously, download them form below source and install manually.
Steps To Be Considered
- Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy Note which lets the device establish a stable connection with computer via USB. You can do it by following the below mentioned path. In latest versions of Android, the Enable Debugging option will be hidden in depth of settings panel. You can follow our guide to enable USB debugging.
- Rooting the device erase entire data on the device including internal SD card. So, make sure you create a backup of entire important data. If you are not familiar with Android backup process, you can refer our guide to Backup Android phone data.
- Make sure the phone’s battery is at least 60% charged at the start up of tutorial. If battery runs off during unlocking process, it may turn your phone into brick. So, charge the device before tutorial.
- If the device bootloader is locked, it is to be unlocked before rooting process. You cannot gain root access unless bootloader is unlocked.
Are you sure you completed all the above steps? Yes, you can now get started with the rooting process.
Guide to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Android 4.4.2 Kitakat
Disclaimer: Rooting/Unlocking/Installing custom ROMs and Kernels are not official methods. So, neither device manufacturer not Droid Word team is responsible if anything goes wrong with your device during the process. This article is only for educational purpose. You can continue with the implementation at your own risk.
Steps to be followed
Chainfire’s auto-root package has made the rooting process easier. We will be using ODIN flashing tool to root Galaxy Note 2 in this tutorial.
Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root package and ODIN flashing tool from the downloads section to your PC.
Step 2: Create a new folder on desktop and unzip both the downloaded packages into it.
Step 3: Now enter download mode on Galaxy Note 2. Don’t know how? Do follow the below steps:
- Turn off the device.
- Press and hold Home+Volume Down buttons.
- Now press the Power button until you see the Android logo.
- Now press Power button again to confirm
Step 4: Now launch the ODIN flashing tool by double-clicking ODIN Setup file from previously created folder.
Step 5: In download mode, connect the Galaxy Note to PC using USB cable. The ODIN should detect it. Once the device is detected, the box under ID:COM turns yellow indicating the successful connection.
Step 6: If the connection is successful, click on PDA button in ODIN and choose the CF-Auto-Root-t03g-t03gxx-gtn7100.tar.md5 file from the previously created folder.
Step 7: Check Auto reboot and F. Reset time if not previously checked.
Step 8: Once done with all the above steps, click Start button in ODIN. Do not interrupt the installation process once it begins.
Step 9: After the installation is completed and successful, the box under ID:COM turns green. The Note 2 reboots automatically and you can disconnect the USB once the home screen appears.
That’s it! You’ve successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat operating system. If you face any issues while following the above guide, do let us know through the comments section. We may help you out.