If you have recently updated your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7105 to the official Android 4.1.2 firmware and are looking for a way to root it, we have prepared a simple guide that will help you as you go through this pretty job. Rooting an Android phone has huge advantages over a non-rooted phone. Rooting gives you access to the system files that lay hidden otherwise. If you are still confused whether you should root your phone or not, our handy article on this topic will help you decide.
The Google Play Store has thousands of useful apps that require root permission and you can enrich your phone’s performance and usability by installing those apps. If you want to enjoy these apps, you can root your Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7105 using the guide below.If you would like to install themes, mods and ROMs on you phone, you will also have to flash a custom recovery on your phone. In the present tutorial, we shall also be installing ClocworkMod Recovery on the Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7105.
- Download Odin3 flasher tool and extract it on your desktop: Odin3_v3.04.zip
- Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC if it is not installed yet.
- Download the rooting package prepared for Chainfire and extract the zip: CF-Auto-Root-t0lte-gtn7105.zip
- Download the ClockworkMod Recovery file: cwm6-recovery-n7105-121014.tar [mirror link]
- Charge you phone’s battery to at least 60-70% level.
- Rooting usually does not affect any of the files present on your phone but it is always better to be prepared for any mishap, so backup all essential data. Backup your contacts, call-logs, messages, APNs, bookmarks, calendar, apps & games using these apps.
- Open your phone’s Settings and enable USB Debugging found under Developer Options.
Rooting Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7105:
It is advised that you go through the steps more that two times if you are new to such things.
- Turn off your Note 2 GT-N7105 and boot the it into Download Mode. If you do not know how to do it, here is the way: press and the Volume Down + Home (center) buttons together and then hold the Power key for a few seconds. When prompted, press the Volume Up button to continue to the Download Mode.
- Now go to the Odin folder and launch Odin by clicking the .exe file there.
- Connect your phone to the computer using a USB Cable and let Odin detect your phone. The blue color at the ID:COM and “Added!!” message indicates that the device is connected and ready to be flashed.
- Make sure Repartition option is not checked on Odin.
- Click on the PDA button, navigate to the .tar file inside the “CF-Auto-Root-t0lte-gtn7105″ folder.
- Now click the Start button and let the Odin do its job. When the rooting package is flashed your phone will reboot automatically.
When the phone boots up, look for an app called “SuperSU” on your device. It indicates that the rooting was successful. Additionally, you can download and install the Root Checker app from the market and ensure that your Note 2 GT-N7105 has been rooted.
Installing CWM Recovery on Note 2 GT-N7105:
The recovery file is in .tar format, so there is no other way to install it other than Odin. You can flash the ClockworkMod Recovery file using the same steps as we did above. The only difference is that this time you have to select the cwm6-recovery-n7105-121014.tar file in Step 5.
Getting Rid of Yellow Triangle on Note 2 GT-N7105:
Flashing a custom Kernel, rooting package or a stock ROM via Odin increases the flash counter of your phone and as a result you might lose your phone’s warranty. But you can have a rooted phone and still claim the warranty by installing the Triangle Away app from the Google Play Store. Download and install the app, open it, hit “reset flash counter” -hit continue -wait for device to reboot -press “volume up” hardware button on the phone -wait for device to reboot. There you go, the flash counter will be reset to 0.