The Galaxy Note 2 is the latest entry in the new category of device called “phablet” started by Samsung with the Galaxy Note. The super specs of this tech beast make it one of the most craved for devices in the world. This amazing hybrid gadget with a 5.55″ big display requires a big hand to hold it, a big pocket to afford it and, of course, a big heart to root it. If you are one of the proud owners of the Galaxy Note 2 and want to make the most out of your little assistant by further extending its power and performance, you would naturally have a desire to root it. While rooting is a plaything for some informed and adventurous folks, most people hesitate to do it due to the fear of losing manufacturer’s warranty, or bricking their brand new device.
I am a veteran with the Samsung Galaxy Series of smartphones and can still remember how I shivered to my bones at the thought of rooting my first Android phone, the Galaxy S. But when I overcame my fear, I grew brave enough to root my SGS 2 and S3 on the very first day I bought them. I do not want to overrule the fact that the rooting procedure is risky. Yes, it is! but only when you fail to follow the method devised by the developers. If you carefully follow the rules/steps, you won’t encounter any problem.
One might ask, “Why should I root my Note 2 when I am happy with it in its current unrooted state?” Well, if you are happy, keep sticking to it and go your way. But if you want to become happier and enjoy unofficial mods, themes, ROMs, apps, updates, performance tweaking and better battery performance, you can achieve all this by rooting your Galaxy Note 2. Thanks to XDA member Chenglu for his hard work on the ClockworkMod Recovery for the Note 2 without which rooting this device would not have been this easy.
In the present tutorial, I will tell you the easiest, most trusted and safest method to root your Galaxy Note 2 and install the ClockworkMod Recovery on it. Please, be noted that the method given here applies only to the Windows computer.
You will need to do a few things before setting out to root your Note 2. Please, do not miss a single thing if you want to land safely.
Your device should now be charged amply now and can proceed to do the steps needed to root your device.
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If you have any questions, doubts or problem regarding the rooting procedure, feel free to drop a comment.