The Samsung Galaxy Note was literally just released, and already, there is a way to get access to “super user” access. The process is pretty standard and, as always, do it at your own risk. Normally, the process is pretty easy to do, but there are certainly ways to mess it up. In addition, the video provided will help guide you through to a successful rooting.
All of the directions and the video footage were provided by AndroidNZ.
Without further adieu, let’s get down to rooting!
For visual learners, you can watch the video below. If you want to read through the instructions yourself, please skip over the video and you will find a full list.
First, here is a list of things you will need:
A fully charged Galaxy Note
A micro USB connection cable
A Windows PC (I have no experience with doing this on a mac, so for now the guide will only cover Windows)
The PC will need to have the USB drivers for the Galaxy Note installed:
If you simply connect the Galaxy Note to the PC with the micro USB cable it will install them
To be very sure your device will be recognised by Odin connect twice – once with USB debugging enabled, and once without – different drivers are installed depending on the status of debugging (USB debugging is in Settings –> Applications –> Developement)
If you’re still having no luck try also installing the latest version of Samsung’s Kies
A copy of a program called Odin - you can download it here
Alright, now we’ve got all those things assembled, it’s time to void your warranty! Here are the steps you need to follow:
Start Odin, it should look like this:
2. Click the button “PDA”, shown in the picture below. Navigate to the CWM recovery app you downloaded earlier and select it
3. Make sure “Repartition” is NOT checked
4. Power down your phone, and then put your phone into download mode. Do this by simultaneously pressing and holding the Volume Down and Home buttons, and then while holding thesebuttons down press and hold the power button down until this screen appears:
5. Follow the instructions on that screen and press the Volume Up key to proceed into download mode, you will be greeted with a screen that looks like this:
6. Connect your phone to your computer with the USB cable, after a few moments Odin should recognise the device and look like this:
7. In Odin press the Start button
8. Odin will flash the kernel to your device, and at the end you should see this in Odin:
9. Your device will reboot, disconnect the device
10. Next, boot your phone into recovery – it’s the same process for booting into Download mode that you followed earlier, only instead of pressing Volume Down you’re going to press Volume Up instead
11. Your phone is nearly Rooted now, but before we proceed to the last few steps to Root your phone you should now make a Nandroid backup to safe-guard you against mishaps later on.
12. OK, once the backup is done you should find yourself back in Recovery – you need to navigate to ”install zip from sdcard”, then go to , navigate to the SU zip file you downloaded further up the guide and install it
13. Congratulations, your Galaxy Note is now Rooted! You should now make a backup of the EFS folder in your Galaxy Note immediately. Enjoy!
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