While the Google Play Store is home to a great many of apps for your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 device, it doesn’t let you install every app that is available until you root your device. One of the apps you cannot install without root access is the Full!screen app. With Full!screen, you can win back the space that is used by your on-screen navigation buttons. By removing those navigation buttons, you are effectively using the full screen on your Note 10.1 again.
- These are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 on Android 4.4.2 with the KOT49H.N8000XXUDNH2 firmware build number. You should flash that same stock ROM on your device if you are not running it now. You can check your software and firmware build number from the About Device menu on your handset.
- The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with the model number GT-N8000. Do not follow this guide unless you have that model number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You must have a Windows PC to follow this guide.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers on your computer for the guide to work.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 GT-N8000 ON ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT
- Download the updated CF-Root package for GT-N8000 from this link.
- Download the latest Odin flashing tool from this link.
- Extract the files on the desktop of your computer. You can extract them by right-clicking and choosing the “extract here” option.
- Turn off your Galaxy Note and reboot it in download mode by holding the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons when you are booting it up.
- Connect the Galaxy Note 10.1 to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the AP/PDA button from the Odin user-interface and browse the desktop for the executable CF-Auto-Root file you extracted earlier.
- Click the Start button and the Odin flashing tool will flash that on your device.
- Wait for the green pass box to light up from the Odin user-interface and for your Galaxy Note 10.1 device to reboot. You’ll need to reboot it manually if it doesn’t do that automatically.
- Once the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 reboots back into normal mode, you can open the Google Play Store and start installing your root-only apps. The SuperSU app is already on your device thanks to the CF-Root tool.
You might want to install the Full!screen app on your Galaxy Note 10.1 as the first rooted app to run on your device.