How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note on Jellybean 4.1.2 UBLSF firmware

The Samsung Galaxy Note has been a very promising prospect for Samsung in the smartphone industry. Its large and bulky size made it unique to other smartphones. However with the additional customizability one can acquire by rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note is terrific. Rooting a smartphone allows you to have full control over its functionality. Rooting also allows the user to install custom ROMs which can enhance the processing power of a smartphone.

However it should be made clear that rooting a smartphone voids any warranty that it may have, and hence we are not responsible for any damage or malfunctions that may occur if you choose to root your phone.

Before rooting your phone, general precautions must be taken to assure that if any damage is done, it is to the minimal.

Precautions

To root Samsung Galaxy Note, a number of prerequisites are required. Such as the activation of the USB debugging option, that can be found in settings then development page. After which you must also make sure that all personal data, contacts, and phone settings are backed up. You will also have to make sure that the latest version of CWM recovery is installed on your device.

Also you must make sure that USB drivers are installed on your phone and that your phone is charged to at least 80% considering the fact that if your device turns off in the middle of the root process, major damage might be inflicted upon the smartphone. Another significant factor is that you must make sure that your phone is functioning on the official 4.1.2 Jellybean firmware. You can check this by going into your smartphones about page.

Once all of these requirements are met you will be ready for the actual rooting phase.

Rooting Process

You will need to download a few files that are required to root your Samsung Galaxy Note. Download the Root Kernel N7000UBLSF for Galaxy Note from here. Also you will require Odin v3.07 which you can download from here. Once the download is complete, extract Odin and run it as administrator.

Now turn off your phone and put it into recovery mode by simultaneously pressing the volume down key, menu key, and power button. A warning screen will come up and will ask you to confirm the entry into recovery mode.

Once your phone is in recovery mode, connect your smartphone to your computer. Once the device is connected you will see an “added” option in Odin along with a COM port number that will be flashing yellow.  After this click on PDA and select the firmware file you had previously downloaded; PhilZ-cwm6-UBLSF-UBB-4.87.6.tar.md5. Now check the F.Reset Time and Auto Reboot boxes in Odin. Click on start in Odin, a general flashing in Odin will confirm that the scripting has started. After the flashing is complete you will see a PASS box in the top left part of Odin which will confirm that the scripting occurred successfully. Now the phone will restart, rooted and ready to use!

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