Learn how to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware update with build number N7100XXUFND3 using CF-Auto-Root by Chainfire, which is known as the safest root method available so far.
Since you are reading this post, I will assume you know what are the advantages of having rooted device and what are the risks to your device if you fail to carefully follow each step.
Confirm your Note 2 model number
Before your proceed with the root, first you need to make sure your Galaxy Note 2 model number is GT-N7100 because this tutorial works only on this model. To verify the model number, go to “Settings” > “About phone” > “Model number”.
Enable USB debugging mode
Second, enable “USB Debugging Mode” on your phone. Go to “Settings” > “About phone”, tap on “Build Number” seven times until a message appears saying “You are now a Developer”. Enable “USB Debugging Mode” by navigating to “Settings” > “Developer Options”.
Last but not least, make sure your device is charged to or more than 80% battery level to avoid power off due to lack of battery during rooting process. And don’t forget to create a backup as this tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone.
Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device, use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!
How to root Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 on 4.4.2 KitKat
Step 1: Download following files and follow the instructions:
- Samsung USB Driver – Download and install into your computer.
- CF-Auto-Root for GT-N7100 – Download into your computer and extract the .tar.md5 file into any folder.
- Odin 3.09 – Download and install into your computer.
Step 2: Get your SM-N9005 device into Download Mode.
- Switch OFF your SM-N9005.
- Press and hold “Volume Down” + “Home” + “Power” buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on the phone’s screen. Then press the “Volume Up” button to enter into “Download Mode”.
Step 3: Right click on the Odin icon on your PC and select “Run as Administrator”.
Step 4: Flash CF-Auto-Root.
- Connect your device to your PC using original USB cable.
- An “Added” message will appear under Odin message box if the phone is successfully detected.
- Additionally, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with the COM port number indicating successful connection.
- Click the AP button and select CF-Auto-Root .tar.md5 file.
- Ensure only “Auto-Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” checkboxes are ticked.
- Click the “Start” button and the installation process should begin. The process will take a few minutes to complete.
- When the installation process is completed, the phone will restart and soon a “PASS” message with green background in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin. Unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from your computer.
Congratulation, now your Note 2 GT-N7100 is successfully rooted.
Note: If you encounter “Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped”?, you need to go to Play Store, download and install the latest SuperSU. Once installed, reboot the phone.