Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Using Odin V3

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Do you have a Samsung Galaxy Note2, and the warranty from the store you purchased it from has already expired? Perhaps you just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note2 and want to explore the world of rooting.

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Pretty much all the things you need to root the phone can be learned from this article. If you are just a beginner, don't worry; we will try to make it as easy as possible. This article includes simply steps. There are no complicated steps, and nothing too technical for you to follow. Enjoy your phone after rooting it. There are so many more possibilities.

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What To Do First

  1. 1
    Battery.
    Make sure the battery in your phone is at least 75% charged. If you are interrupted during the process, things will become complicated. If you're unsure, keep the phone connected to the charger during the process.
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  2. 2
    Backup.
    You should ALWAYS backup your phone data, including contacts, videos, pictures and anything else important to you that you don't want to lose. If something does go wrong, at least you'll be able to restore those files.
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  3. 3
    Drivers.
    Make sure you've installed the Samsung Drivers on your computer, to enable your device to interact with your computer. You can also download the Samsung Drivers from this LINK.
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  4. 4
    USB Debugging.
    Ensure your phone's USB debugging has been enabled. If you do not know how to enable the USB debugging, follow these steps:  
    1. On your phone, go to Applications or "Apps".
    2. Look for "Settings" then tap it to launch.
    3. Once you launch Settings, look for "About Phone".
    4. Look for "Build Number" then tap it 7 times.
    5. Once you tap it five times, you'll get a pop up message on screen that a few more taps and you'll have the developer option.
    6. After the tapping's finished, go back to the previous menu and look for the "Developer Option" from the list and open it. Check the portion for USB debugging for you to enable it then exit.
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  5. 5
    Before you proceed, the rooting process will work only with the following phone models:
     
    1. N7100 Model You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
    2. SHV-E250L Model You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
    3. SHV-E250S Model You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
    4. SGH-T889 You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
    5. For N7105 Model You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
    6. SHV-E250K Mode You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
    7. SPH-L900 Model You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
    8. SGH-I317M Model You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
    9. SGH-I317 Model You can down the CF-Autoroot from this LINK
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Important

If your phone is not on the list of supported phones that this rooting process is known to work for, please do not attempt this, as it can cause data corruption or permanent damage to your mobile phone. VisiHow nor the authors of this article can be held responsible for damage nor data loss. Proceed At Your Own Risk.

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Steps For Rooting The Samsung Galaxy Note2

  1. 1
    You need to download and install the ODIN Version 3.07 from this LINK.
    After you download ODIN on your computer, you need to extract it - then install it.
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  2. 2
    Download the CF file from the links above, in the "What to do First" portion of this article - then extract the file.
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  3. 3
    Run the ODIN on your computer.
    You must run it as an Administrator. Simply right click the launcher and click on "Run as Administrator". Even if you are already logged onto the computer as administrator, still you need to "Run as Administrator".
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  4. 4
    Grab your mobile phone.
    Now you need to boot to "Download Mode". To boot the phone to download mode, you need to:  
    1. Turn off the mobile phone. Turn it off the usual way by pressing and holding the power - then shutdown or take the battery out of the phone
    2. Press and hold the Volume Down + Home - Then the Power Button
    3. Once you see a "Warning Sign" Let go of the buttons then press the Volume Up to accept.
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  5. 5
    Now, click the PDA button on your ODIN then look for the file that you extracted earlier.
    Look for the .tar.md5 file and select it.
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    Make sure the Auto-reboot is checked.
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    Everything else remains the same.
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  8. 8
    Click the "Start Button" to start the process and wait.
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    After the process is complete, you should see a "PASS!", in green.
    Congratulations! This indicates you have successfully rooted your phone. If it fails, make sure you have the correct ROM for your mobile phone and repeat the same steps.
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How To Unroot The Samsung Galaxy Note2

If the phone was already rooted, and you simply want to set it back to normal so you can receive official updates from Samsung, there is a way to unroot your phone, and reverse the procedure. Please note that the Knox counter will stay active where Samsung check it, whether you've had the phone rooted or not. In order for you to gain the warranty back from the manufacturer, or from the store where you purchased it, you just need to reset the Knox counter. You can download an application from Play store called, "Triangle Away" to reset the Knox. Go to this LINK. Please note that this is an Official firmware and not the custom ones.

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Important

  1. 1
    Ensure the battery life of the phone is at 75% or more.
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  2. 2
    Do a back up of all the files that you have in the phone.
    This is to ensure you can retrieve them in case something goes wrong.
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  3. 3
    Enable the USB debugging on your phone.
     
    1. Go to "Apps"
    2. Look for "Settings" then tap it to launch.
    3. Once you launch settings, look for the "About Phone".
    4. Tap the "Build Number" 7 Times then Exit. On some Galaxy Notes, the Developer Option is available in the settings menu already, and enable the USB Debugging on phone.
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  4. 4
    Drivers for the Samsung must be installed on your computer that can be downloaded from this LINK.
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  5. 5
    Download the Official ROM from the following links:
     
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  6. 6
    If you do not have the ODIN installed on your computer, you can download it from this LINK
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Instructions

  1. 1
    Access the download mode on your Samsung Galaxy Note2.
    Just turn it off then press and hold the Volume Down then the Home button plus the Power button and wait for a couple of seconds. Once you see the warning sign, let go of the buttons and press the Volume Up to Enter.
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  2. 2
    Download the stock ROM for your mobile phone then unzip to get the file.
    If you do not have an unzipping program, you can go to this LINK to download. Once you unzip the file, you should have the file with an extension "tar.md5"
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  3. 3
    Now, install ODIN on your computer from this LINK
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  4. 4
    After installing ODIN on your computer, you need to run the launcher as an "Administrator".
    Just right click then select on run as administrator.
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    Once you have the ODIN interface up on computer screen.
    Click the PDA then select the file you have extracted earlier with the extension of "tar.md5"then click the "Start" to begin the flashing. If you get a failed message or something for ODIN and Kies, just repeat the steps - no need to panic. Once you see the "PASS!" message, then the firmware has been change to the original version. If you need to update the phone's OS, then do the normal method of using Kies or OTA (Over the Air).
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If you encounter an unresponsive phone, or you're getting error messages on the screen, perform a Hard Reset on the phone to wipe all data and restore them on your phone. If you don't know how to reset your phone, here are the steps that you can take:

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  1. 1
    Turn off the phone.
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  2. 2
    Press and hold Volume Up then the Home Button and the Power at the same time.
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  3. 3
    Once you have the Recovery Menu, select "Wipe Data and Factory Reset.
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  4. 4
    Reset the phone's system, and it will be good to go.
     
    1. Volume Up to Scroll Up.
    2. Volume Down to Scroll Down.
    3. Power to Select.
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