Do you have root access on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1? XDA Developers member Chainfire has a one-click solution for your GT-N8000, GT-N8010, GT-N8013, and GT-N8020 tablets called CF-Auto-Root. Chainfire is primarily known for rooting scripts, Triangle Away, and development apps that you can use to monitor and improve your device's performance. So, if you're a newbie to rooting, Chainfire's rooting guides are the most well-tested and foolproof way to gain root access.
Once you have flashed CF-Auto-Root, you will retain the stock feel of your tablet with the added SuperSU app. Gaining root access, however, may mean voiding your warranty, so flash carefully. Getting root on your tablet is simple and straightforward using CF-Auto-Root. Just follow the steps below to get you started.
This guide shows you how to root the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000, N8010, N8013 and N8020.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, model numbers GT-N8000, GT-N8010, GT-N8013 and GT-N8020. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, GT-N8010, GT-N8013, or GT-N8020
- A Windows PC
- Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
- Enable USB debugging on your handset. Go to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- Download the following files:
- Odin 3 v1.85 (Odin3-v1.85.zip, 199 kB)
- Appropriate rooting file for your tablet's model:
- GT-N8000 (CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfxx-gtn8000.zip, 11.1 MB)
- GT-N8010 (CF-Auto-Root-p4notewifiww-p4notewifixx-gtn8010.zip, 11 MB)
- GT-N8013 (CF-Auto-Root-p4notewifi-p4notewifiue-gtn8013.zip, 11 MB)
- GT-N8020 (CF-Auto-Root-p4notelte-p4noteltexx-gtn8020.zip, 11.2 MB)
- Make sure your device's battery still has at least 70% power. You don't want the device to shut down in the middle of the procedure.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Extract the Odin3 v1.85.exe and the CF-Auto-Root .tar.md5 file from the ZIP files that you have downloaded.
- Launch Odin on your PC.
- Turn your tablet off.
- Boot your tablet to Download Mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Down and Power buttons. When you see the warning screen, press the Volume Up key to continue to Download Mode.
- Connect your tablet to your PC using your tablet's USB cable. You will receive an “Added!” message on your Odin window.
- Click on PDA and select the .tar.md5 file that you extracted earlier.
- Note: Do not make any other changes in Odin. Do not tick the “Re-partition” option.
- To flash, click the Start button in Odin.
- A “Pass” message will appear at the top-left part of the Odin window to indicate that you have successfully installed CF-Auto-Root. Your tablet will automatically reboot once root has been installed.
- Unplug your tablet from your PC after you see the Samsung logo on your tablet's screen. Your device should boot into Recovery Mode automatically.
- Note: If your device does not boot into Recovery Mode, do it manually. To boot into Recovery Mode press and hold down the Volume Up and Power buttons until the screen turns on.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, GT-N8010, GT-N8013, or GT-N8020.