The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 already has gain the root access but for those of you love the Chainfire (a senior XDA developer) cf-root tool and hasn’t root the pahblet yet, we’ve got a great news, Chainfire has just released the cf-root tool officially for your Galaxy Note 2.
The below guide will walk you through how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with cf-root tool. But before you start rooting first it’s important to note that rooting remove the control of manufacturer on your Android device, you’ll have full control over your phone but along with manufacture limitations, it also void the warranty of your Galaxy Note 2, so think carefully before you root. You’ll have to install an official stock Samsung firmware to unroot the phone for getting the warranty back.
Make sure you own a Windows PC and Galaxy Note 2 USB drivers are installed on it, don’t use Samsung KIES, disable it because it may disturb you during rooting, download Galaxy Note 2 USB drivers for 32 bit (x86) Windows from here and for 64-bit (x64) Windows from here and install the manually.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download Galaxy Note 2 Chainfire CF-Root tool to your PC.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-SGN2.zip file, you’ll get CF-Auto-Root-SGN2.tar file.
Step #3: Download the Odin3 v3.04 (Odin3_v3.04.zip) to your PC and also unzip it to get the Odin3 v3.04.exe file.
Step #4: Run the Odin3 v3.04.exe file.
Step #5: Turn your Galaxy Note 2 off.
Step #6: Reboot your Galaxy Note 2 into download mode, to do so reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when screen turns on leave all buttons and press volume up buttons to enter in download mode.
Step #7: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will change the color and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #6: Click on PDA Button and locate CF-Auto-Root-SGN2.tar from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #7: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.
Step #8: Unplug your Galaxy Note 2 from the computer.
That’s it, your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is rooted now, install any root-required app you want.
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