So you’ve just got your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 and now looking for a root to get full control over the phone for performing modification on it. Your search is over now, here’s CF-root tool that lets you to easily root your T-Mobile Galaxy Note in just one click, thanks to senior XDA developer member Chainfire. It also increase the flash counter but you can use Triangle Away app to get rid of it. However do keep in mind that rooting also void the warranty of your phone.
Read on how to root T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 using CF-Root tool. Make sure you’re using a Windows PC with USB T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 drivers installed, you can download 32 bit (x86) Windows from here and 64-bit (x64) Windows from here. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please 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.
Step #1: Download the CF-Auto Root tool (CF-Auto-Root-t0ltetmo-sght889.zip) for your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 to your PC.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-t0ltetmo-sght889.zip file into a folder, you’ll get CF-Auto-Root-t0ltetmo-sght889.md5 file.
Step #3: Download the Odin3 v3.04 (Odin3_v3.04.zip) to your PC and unzip it too.
Step #4: Make sure your phone isn’t plugged with the PC, then open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 v3.04.exe.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode, to do so reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when screen turns on press volume up and it will take you to 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 #8: Click on PDA Button and locate CCF-Auto-Root-t0ltetmo-sght889.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped downloaded rooting package in step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #9: 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 #10: Once the installation is done, your phone will reboot itself into recovery mode and rooted itself, once it done, it will reboot again (Note: If your phone reboot into normal mode instead of recovery, once again reboot phone into download mode, then connect it to Odin and install rooting file again, but untick the Auto Reboot option. Once it done and you’ve got PASS message, remove battery from the phone for a few seconds, then put battery back to phone, then reboot phone into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power button. In recovery mode, the toll will root your phone, once rooting is done, your phone will reboot itself).
That’s it, your phone is rooted, be sure to use Triangle Away to reset the flash counter. Now you’re able to install any root-required app on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2.