It has just been a few days since Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 (3G+WiFi) started getting the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update, and we are here with a rooting tutorial for this awesome tablet device. In the step-by-step guide below, we shall not only install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 but also flash the SuperUser app that will give you root access on your device.
Having rooting and installed the CWM Recovery on your device, you will be able to install those apps that require access and write permission over the system files and flash a custom ROM on your Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 as well.
Please note that rooting your device and installing ClockworkMod Recovery on your Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 will void its warranty. Though the procedure described below has been tested and found working fine, it is considered risky. Proceed only if you understand what it really is. However, you can later reclaim the warranty of your device by unrooting or flashing the stock firmware on it.
You need to gather a few resources and make some preparations before jumping into the real action.
- Download the ClockworkMod Touch Recovery for the Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 (do not extract).
- Download the SuperUser App (do not extract) and copy the file to your Galaxy Tab by connecting it to computer via USB cable: Link
- Download “Odin3_v1.85.zip” and extract the zip to your desktop: Link
- Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer: Link
- Turn on USB Debugging mode on your device: Settings> Developer Options> USB Debugging> ON
- Your Tab must be amply charged before you set out for the drill.
- Backup your essential data stored on the device. Backup your contacts, call-logs, messages, APNs, bookmarks, calendar, apps & games using these nice free apps.
Root and Install CWM Touch Recovery:
If you are ready to root and install the ClockworkMod Recovery on your Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, follow the procedure given below. For the sake of convenience, we have divided the tutorial in two parts. In the first part, we shall install the CWM Recovery on the device and then flash the SuperUser app via CWM.
1. Installing the ClockworkMod Touch Recovery:
Follow these steps to install the CWM Recovery on your Galaxy Tab. If you have previously flashed a stock firmware using Odin, the steps below might seem pretty much the same for you.
- Open the “Odin3_v1.85″ folder and launch the Odin program by running the .exe file.
- Turn Off your Galaxy Note and boot it into Download Mode. This is how you can do it: press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds till you see a warning message. Now press Volume Up key to enter the device into the Download Mode.
- Make sure that only the “Auto Reboot”and “F. Reset Time” options are checked. Do not mess up with any other thing.
- Now connect your Galaxy Note to the computer via a USB cable.
- The ID:COM port at Odin will turn yellow to show that it has detected your device and you will see the “Added!!” message at the box below.
- Click on the PDA button at Odin and select the “CWMRecoveryGTN8000Droidviews.tar” file.
- Now click the “Start” button at Odin and let the CWM Touch Recovery be flashed onto your Tab.
- Your device will reboot automatically when the installation finishes and then you can remove the USB cable.
2. Rooting the Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000:
Having installed the CWM Touch Recovery on your Galaxy Note 10.1, you can now install the SuperUser app to get root access. Here is how you can do it.
- Turn Off your Galaxy Note and boot it into the CWM Recovery Mode: press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons together for a few seconds, till you see the recovery mode with blue text on a black screen.
- In ClockworkMod recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the Power button to select it.
- Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.
- Now using your volume keys, navigate to the “Superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip” file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.
- After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take a few minutes to boot. A little patience is required therefore.
When the device boot up, look for an app called “SuperSU” by opening the app drawer. If it is present there, your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 has been successfully been rooted. Cheers!