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How to Root Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) – Step by Step Guide

One of the most successful devices that Samsung released last year was the Samsung Galaxy Note. This was the first device that had the best of both the smartphone and tablet worlds that it soon got a whole new category called a “phablet”. This year the company will be releasing an upgrade to this model called the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) that’s slightly larger than the previous version and comes with a much more powerful hardware specifications.

If you are one of the first consumers out to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) then one of the first things that might come to your mind is how to root the device.  Rooting has several advantages that suits most Android users since it gives them full control. Once rooted, you can install a custom firmware ROM which usually optimizes the performance or function. Take note though, for you to root your device you must have basic knowledge of the Android system. You’re also likely to void any warranty that your device may have by rooting it.

Root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)

Let’s See How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100)

There are several things you must do before proceeding with rooting. These procedures not only apply to this particular model but to all Android smartphones.

  • Back up all of your data. This includes your contacts list, messages, Internet settings, and any other data you deem important. In case something goes wrong in the rooting procedure you will still have your data with you.
  • Keep your backed up data in a safe area (e.g. your computer)
  • Make sure your device is fully charged. You don’t want your device to suddenly turn off in the middle of the procedure.
  • Enable USB debugging. ( Settings-Applications-Development-USB debugging)

Now let’s proceed to the actual rooting procedure for Galaxy Note 2 (N7100). Take note that if something goes wrong we will not be held liable for any damage to your device. Follow the step by step procedure below at your own risk.

  1. Download Odin and Clockwork Mod Recovery to your computer.
  2. Extract both programs in your computer.
  3. Turn off your device and enter download mode. The download mode can be accessed through the recovery mode. To access the recovery mode just press volume up key and the power button at the same time while the device is off.
  4. Connect your device to your computer and run ODIN. Make sure that the ID:COM section turns yellow (or may be other color) which indicates all drivers are properly installed.
  5. Click on PDA and choose “cwm6-root-note2.tar.md5”. Click start for the actual rooting process.
  6. During the procedure you will encounter a couple of reboots which is normal.
  7. As soon as you see your home screen disconnect your device from your computer. You now have successfully finished the rooting process.

Check if the root was successful by downloading the Root Checker app from Google Play. Enjoy your newly rooted phablet.

Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.


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