How To Root Sprint Galaxy Note 2 – CF Auto Root Tool Method
Have full control on your Sprint Galaxy Note 2 now – Chainfire (senior XDA developer member) has released CF-Auto-Root tool for the Sprint Galaxy Note 2 that root the phone but keep the stock kernel instead of installation a custom kernel, CF-Root tool root Sprint Galaxy Note 2 within a few minutes. It will install a custom recovery, then root the phone itself and then restore the stock recovery back. But it also increase the flash counter that give your installation record to Samsung but you can reset the flash counter using Triangle Away tool that is developed by the Chainfire too.
Read on how to root Sprint Galaxy Note 2 using Auto-Root tool. Ensure you own a Windows PC and your phone drivers are installed on it, you can download 32 bit (x86) Windows drivers from here and 64-bit (x64) Windows from here. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, etc because it may disturb rooting. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
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. Rooting voids the warranty of device too.
Step #1: Download CF-Auto-Root tool (CF-Auto-Root-t0ltespr-sphl900.zip) to your PC.
Step #2: Unzip the download CF-Auto-Root-t0ltespr-sphl900.zip into a folder.
Step #3: Download Odin3_v3.04.zip to your computer.
Step #4: Unzip the downloaded Odin3_v3.04.zip into a folder.
Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3_3.04.exe.
Step #6: Turn the device off.
Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode, to do reboot phone by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when screen turns on press volume up button and it will take you to download mode.
Step #8: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow 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 #9: Click on PDA Button and locate CF-Auto-Root-t0ltespr-sphl900.tar.md5 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 #10: 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 #11: Your phone will reboot into recovery mode (Note: If your phone reboot into normal mode instead of recovery mode, turn off phone and reboot phone into download, plug to PC and open Odin to install the file again but this time uncheck the auto reboot option. Install the file, after installation, remove battery from the phone for a few seconds, then place battery back to phone, then reboot into recovery mode manually by holding down volume up, home and power buttons).
Step #12: Once your phone is in recovery mode, the rooting tool will root your phone. Once rooting is done, your phone will reboot automatically.
That’s it, your Sprint Galaxy Note 2 is rooted now, be sure to use TriangleAway app to reset the flash counter. If you faced any problem, do comment.
Via: Chainfire Root