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How To Root Galaxy Note 10.1

Rooting enables you to use your full admin rights on your Android device, it allow you to install any root-required apps such as custom ROMs, MODs, tweaks, non-market apps and more. Samsung has just launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the tablet is packed with nice specs and just after two days, root method is available for the tablet, it’s a great news for those, who have bought a Galaxy Note 10.1 and can’t live without rooting, say thanks to senior XDA developer member zedomax, he added BusyBox and SuperSu app to the device’s firmware to get root access. It’s best for those, who don’t like to lose any app, data, etc.

As most of you know well that rooting increases the flash counter of device and enable manufacturer to track your device’s flashing record, but this method doesn’t increase it because you’ll still on the stock kernel, even you’ll still be able to get OTA updates from Samsung.

You can apply the method on any Galaxy Note 10.1 variant, however, it has just been tested on international Galaxy Note 10.1 model number GT-N8000 (European, Brazilian, Saudi Arabian, UAE), if you own another variant, I don’t recommend you to root your tablet with this method, but the developer has promised to make root method for all other variants.

Rooting process is really easy, read on how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Before you get started, the first thing you should do keep in mind is that, rooting will void the warranty of your tablet, do think before you start, however, you’ll just install rooted firmware, as I said above that it will not increase flash counter, so you’ll be able easily unroot your phone to get warranty back. You have to use a Windows PC and USB drivers must be installed on your PC, you can download the Samsung USB drivers from here.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Download one of following firmware according to your device firmware, these firmware works on all GT-N8000 variants, you can check device detail from Setting>About tablet/device:

Step #2: Unzip download XXLGA/XWALG7 firmware .zip file.

Step #3: Download the Odin 1.85 to your PC.

Step #4: Unroot the Odin file into a folder.

Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above Odin file and fire up Odin.

Step #6: Turn the device off.

Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down Power and Volume Down buttons together for about 15 seconds. A warring screen will show up on the device, then press Volume Up button, 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. Make sure you’re directly connected to a USB port on PC, don’t use a USB HUB or USB 3.0 port (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 the firmware .tar file that you obtained in step 2 (Note: Don’t make any changes).

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: That’s it, unplug the device from PC, make sure that SuperSU app is installed on the tablet, check the app from app drawer.

Your device is now rooted, you can try any root-required app on your device. You can visit the original thread of XDA developer member zedomax here or here to thanks him for this great effort.

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