How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7102 on Android 4.1.1 [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Note 2These are the instructions to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7102 running on the Android 4.1.1 Lollipop update.


  • Use these instructions on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7102 only. You can find out what your model number is by tapping on the Note 2’s Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
  • You must have a computer running Windows to use this guide.


  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones and install them on your computer.
  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy Note 2 by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  • Unlock the hidden Developer Options menu if you must by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number 7 times.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Note 2 on Android 4.1.1 from this link.
  2. Drag the CF-Auto-Root file from the default downloads folder over to the desktop.
  3. Right-click over the file and choose the option to extract it here to the desktop.
    – you should find the CF-Auto-Root file ending in tar.md5 for your Galaxy Note 2 and the Odin flashing tool package.
  4. Double-click and run the Odin flashing tool on the desktop so it is open and waiting.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet to download mode by pressing the hardware key combination.
  6. Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. Wait until the Odin application gives you the “added” message.
  8. Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the file ending in tar.md5 for the Note 2 rooting exploit.
  9. Do not make any adjustments to the default settings from the Odin user-interface on the computer.
    Click the Start button and wait for the flashing tool to give you a pass message from the message box.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 should now reboot automatically to recovery mode since you left the Auto Reboot button on. Any Note 2 that does not get in recovery mode will need to get there by using the hardware key combination of Volume Up + Home + Power.

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