These are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 devices with the model number GT-N8005 running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update. You will find everything you need in this guide to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, such as the Odin flashing tool and the Cf-Auto-Root tool which does install and enable SuperSU on your device.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with the model number GT-N8005 to use this guide without bricking the device. Any other model number will probably get bricked if you flash the file that is in this guide. You can check out your Note 10.1’s model number by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
- You must have a computer running a Windows operating system if you are to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 using the Odin flash tool found in this guide. It shouldn’t matter which version of Windows you use, apart from some of the Windows RT operating systems that come with Microsoft Surface tablets. All other notebook and laptops should be fine.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You may need to unlock the hidden Developer Options menu on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 device; do that by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number 7 times.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 by using the Developer Options menu you just unlocked; head to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode to get that done.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones and have them installed before you start the guide.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 GT-N8005 RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root package for the N8005 from this link.
- Download the Odin flashing tool from this link.
- Extract the files on the desktop of the computer by right-clicking > extract here.
- Run the Odin flashing tool by double-clicking over the executable file for that.
- Long-press the Power button on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and turn it off completely.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in download mode by pressing the hardware button combination.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to the computer with the USB cable that is normally used for charging the battery.
- Click the PDA or the AP button you get from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface and browse the desktop for the Cf-Auto-Root tar.md5 file.
- Do not change any of the default settings from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
- Click the Start button and Odin will now flash that CF-Auto-Root exploit on your device which installs and enables the SuperSU.
- Look over at the display of your smartphone and watch it let you know that it is about to reboot in 10 seconds and let it do just that.
You should see the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 reboot in recovery mode; anyone who does not see it enter recovery mode needs to get in recovery mode manually by holding the Power + Home + Volume Up button combination during the booting process.