- 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.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- 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.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 GT-N7102 RUNNING ANDROID 4.1.1
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Note 2 on Android 4.1.1 from this link.
- Drag the CF-Auto-Root file from the default downloads folder over to the desktop.
- 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.
- Double-click and run the Odin flashing tool on the desktop so it is open and waiting.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phablet to download mode by pressing the hardware key combination.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait until the Odin application gives you the “added” message.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the file ending in tar.md5 for the Note 2 rooting exploit.
- 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.