As you know the Galaxy Note 2 received Android 4.3 Android Jelly Bean OS. Unfortunately the same hasn’t been yet OTA released, so for now you can only flash the leaked version of the firmware which is dubbed as XXUEMI6. In case you have updated your Note 2 to Android 4.3 now you are probably looking for a suitable root method that can be safely applied on the XXUEMI6 ROM. If so, the present step by step guide will be exactly what you need, as the guidelines from below will easily take you through the root process.
The leaked variant of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS for Galaxy Note has just been made available and anyone can apply the same on their phablets. Even though the firmware is not the OTA release, the same is stable and comes with all the goodies that are included on the official Jelly Bean 4.3 software. The best is that now you can also root the new OS, so first update to XXUEMI6 system and then return here and use this tutorial for gaining root access.
The root package will be applied on your Note 2 via Odin, so you have nothing to worry about. This process is safe and will smoothly work for your handset. Of course this guide will only work for the leaked Android 4.3 XXUEMI6 system and not for any other versions of the Android OS that might run on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, so be careful in what you do and try not to mess things up because you can end up in bricking your smartphone as after all this is a complex and risky procedure.
Gaining root access isn’t an option especially if you own a high end device like the Galaxy Note 2. An advanced Android user should know that there is no fun without root. On a rooted Android gadget you can have access to the internal system which means that your device becomes your new playground. Basically, you will be able to upgrade the battery life, power up the speeds and improve the performances. Actually, on a rooted Galaxy Note 2 you will be able to remove bloatware, in built programs, add new and custom apps from Google Play, install a custom recovery image, update with a custom ROM, or overclock the CPU.
If you want the same for your phablet, complete this tutorial. Just remember to backup the data first, because it might get corrupted. Also, in rare cases for properly applying the steps a wipe is being required (more details are being offered during the lines from below) which means that all of your personal saves will be erased. In order to avoid unpleasant situations from happening and since you can never be too sure when it comes to your personal info, accounts and data, before rooting your Note 2, save your contacts, messages, call logs, market apps and everything else you might need afterwards.
On the other hand, you shouldn’t go any further without completing the tasks from the next list. I am talking about the pre requisites which are essential if you want to safely root your Galaxy Note 2 on leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean XXUEMI6 firmware.
- Make sure that you can use a Windows running computer, your phablet and its USB cable – Odin can be installed only on the Windows platform.
- Enable USB debugging on your smartphone; you can do it by going to “settings -> applications -> development”.
- Charge your handset or else it might get turned off in the middle of the root operation – you will risk in bricking your device if that happens; plug in the charger only if there is less than 50% power left.
- Deactivate the antivirus or antimalware programs that are running on your computer; also deactivate the security protection from the same.
- This root method is suitable only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 model number N7100 on leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean XXUEMI6 OS.
Before starting the guidelines from below, remember that gaining root access isn’t an official operation. That’s why by using this guide, your Galaxy Note 2 warranty will get void. Don’t worry, the warranty can be restored; for completing that you will have to downgrade to stock Android OS or to update with an official Android firmware.
- Download the required files: Odin, root package (from here) and Samsung KIES.
- Unzip and install Odin on your computer.
- Use Samsung KIES for installing the Galaxy Note 2 drivers.
- Unzip the root package on desktop.
- Run Odin on the computer.
- Turn off your phablet and enter download mode.
- For download mode press volume down, home and power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
- Connect your device with the computer by using its USB cable.
- On Odin the “added” message should be displayed and the ID:COM section should be yellow or blue.
- If not, you should try to reinstall the drivers on your computer; then repeat the steps from above.
- From Odin click on “PDA”.
- Pick the root package from desktop.
- Don’t change the default settings from Odin: the re partition and f.reset time options should remain unchecked.
- Click on “start”.
- Your phablet will be rooted.
- You will be done when the “pass” message will be displayed and when the ID:COM section will turn green.
- You will then be able to remove the USB cable and reboot your handset.
If Odin gets stuck you need to close it and unplug the USB cord. Then you will have to reflash the drivers on the computer, force restart your Note 2 and repeat the root operation from above.
If your smartphone gets stuck in a boot loop you need to reboot it in recovery. From recovery you will have to select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. Return and choose “reboot system now”.
Congratulations you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean XXUEMI6 firmware, which means that we are done for now. Stay close though as further step by step guides will be posted during the following days.