The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 received the long-awaited Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update just a few days ago. Thousands of owners of the device have already updated their old device with the new software. The KitKat update for the Note 2 brings several new things that include faster UI performance, some graphical tweaks, updated apps and some new features. Android 4.4.2 also brings Samsung’s security solution KNOX to Note 2.
If you have already updated your Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 to Android 4.4.2 and are now looking for a method to root it, here’s our rooting guide for you. Many users who are used to enjoy the benefits of root access, do not accept OTA or update their phone manually unless they are sure that a root method for that specific OS version is available. If you happen to be among those people, take the latest update as you can now easily root Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Besides rooting, you can also install a custom recovery on your Note 2.
The root method described below has been tested and found working successfully, yet we do not guarantee the same for all. As far as you do things carefully and as instructed below, there are rare chances of putting your device to risk. Besides, rooting will void your Galaxy Note 2’s warranty. Proceed at your own responsibility.
- Download Odin and unzip the downloaded file: Odin3 v3.09.zip [Mirror Link]
- Download Philz CWM recovery for Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100: philz_touch_6.26.6-n7100.tar.md5
- Download the latest SuperSU: UPDATE-SuperSU-vx.xx.zip
- Also download Samsung USB Drivers on your PC if you have not it already: Download
- Do not forget to enable USB Debugging on your Galaxy Note 2. Go to Settings> About device> Build number and tap it 7 times to enable Developer options. No go back to Settings menu, open Developer options and enable USB Debugging.