[How to] Root Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a great device which teeters between being a smartphone and a tablet, so we will just call it a phablet. The great thing about the Note 2 is how rooting this phone just allows for so much creativity. For any rooting rookies, rooting allows a user unhindered access to the working of their device. It also allows users to download and install apps that only work on a rooted phone. Rooting your device also lets you customize your device to your exact needs and personal preference. However it should also be made clear that rooting device also makes your warranty null. Any damage that occurs to your phone while following these guidelines are completely your responsibility. So before we get into the rooting process we will have to take some measures to prevent any damage to your phone.
1: You will first have to make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your device, and that the USB drivers for your device have been installed. You can enable USB debugging by going to menu, settings, applications, developer options and then finally activate USB debugging.
2: You will need to create a thorough backup for your device to prevent any loss of data. You can save your SMS messages via the apps that are available for text message saving. You can save your entertainment to an external storage source such as a portable hard drive, or USB.
3: You will need to make sure that your device is charged to at least 80 percent before starting the rooting process. If for any reason your device turns off while the rooting process is taking place, the chances bricking your device greatly increase.
After having downloaded the files place them on the desktop, and then extract the auto root file to your desktop as well.
5: Recheck everything to make sure that you have not missed a step and everything is in proper working order.
Once you have completed this precautions completely you are now ready to undergo the rooting process!
Step 1: Put your phone into recovery mode by turning it off, then holding the volume down, power and home keys at once. Once in recovery mode connect your device to your computer via USB. Once again make sure that you have enable USB debugging.
Step 2: Now run Odin.exe on your computer. To verify that your device has properly been connected to the computer, the ID:COM box in odin should turn green.
Step 3: Now select the PDA option and locate auto root file your previously downloaded and extracted to your desktop.
Step 4: Make sure that only the F.reset and auto reboot options are checked on Odin. No other option should have a check mark!
Step 5: Now click on start and wait for the rooting process to complete. This will take some time so be patient.
Step 6: The ID:COM box will prompt you with a “pass” message to verify that the rooting process has completed. Now your device will reboot automatically.
Once your device has rebooted, you will be using a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 2!