Have you already installed ZSLPF firmware, the latest firmware leaked for your Galaxy Note, N7000? We’re bringing you a better way to enjoy that freshly leaked goodness, that is, through rooting it.
Rooting the ZSLPF firmware is now possible and easy to do using CF-Root Kernel. You can gain root access when you install this kernel and it comes with ClockworkMod Recovery, which you can use to install custom ROMs and scripts.
We have recently featured how to install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware build ZSLPF on the Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 and now you can easily root it. XDA Developers member Chainfire has provided the CF-Root Kernel, which will easily let you gain root access for the firmware as well as install ClockworkMod Recovery.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for the Samsung Galaxy Note, model number N7000. 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 GT-N7000
- A Windows PC
- Enable USB debugging on your Galaxy Note.
- 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.
- Make sure that your battery has at least 50% charge to avoid interruption due to power loss.
- Uninstall Samsung KIES if you have it on your computer.
- You should have a computer running on Windows.
- Install the proper drivers for your mobile device on your computer: 32-bit (x86) Windows | 64-bit (x64) Windows
- Download the CF-Root Kernel (CF-Root-SGN_ZS_OZS_LPF-v5.3-CWM5.zip, 6.5 MB) on your computer.
- Download Odin3 1.85 (Odin 1.85.zip, 199 kB) on your computer.
Very important note: Firmware version ZSLPF has a bug, with the potential to damage your SD card and brick your Galaxy Note if you wipe data, do a factory reset, or reformat partitions from recovery. So, to protect your device DO NOT wipe data, perform a factory reset, or reformat partitions from recovery after installing the ZSLPF firmware.
- Extract the contents of Odin 1.85.zip to any folder on your computer. It is recommended to extract it to the desktop where you can easily find it.
- Extract the TAR file from CF-Root-SGN_ZS_OZS_LPF-v5.3-CWM5.zip to your computer.
- Turn off your phone and make sure that it is not connected to your computer.
- Boot your Galaxy Note into Download Mode by holding down the Volume Down button, Home button, and Power button. When you see a “Warning!” message on the screen, press the Volume Up key to enter Download Mode.
- Run Odin by double-clicking on Odin3 v1.85.exe.
- Click the PDA Tab on Odin and select the CF-Root-SGN_ZS_OZS_LPF-v5.3-CWM5.tar file.
- Connect your Galaxy Note to your computer and you should see an “Added!” message indicating that the device is recognized. If you do not see an “Added!” message, reinstall the drivers or check that USB debugging is enabled.
- Click START to start flashing the kernel and wait for it to finish.
- Once the flashing is done, your device will automatically reboot. You will get a “PASS” message indicating that the flashing is successful. However, if you get a “FAIL” message, disconnect the phone from the computer, close Odin, remove your phone’s battery, re-insert the battery, and start over from step 3.
- REMINDER: Again, never wipe data, perform a factory reset, or reformat partitions from within recovery to avoid bricking your phone while it’s on firmware ZSLPF.
Great! You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 running Android 4.0.3 ICS firmware build ZSLPF.