These are the guidelines to root Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 LTE-A smartphones with the model number SM-G710K running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating systems. The guide works with Windows computers where you must run the Odin flashing tool to flash the CF-Auto-Root app on your device. The CF-Auto-Root one-click rooting application is developed by popular developer and hacker, Chainfire.
- The CF-Auto-Root package for the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 LTE-A in this guide is made for the Android 4.4.4 KitKat software update and is based on KTU84P.G710KKTUBNK9. That does not mean you need to be running that same firmware. Some of the older images do not boot on Samsung devices. You should use the firmware build ID as an indicator only.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers and install them on your Windows computer before you start the guide. Those of you who do not have the up-to-date USb Drivers will find the guide doesn’t work.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY GRAND 2 LTE-A SM-G710K RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root package for the G710K on Android 4.4.4 KitKat from this link.
- Download the Odin flashing tool from this link.
- Extract the files on the desktop of the computer.
- Double-click and run the Odin flashing tool’s executable file that is on the desktop.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 LTE-A in download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the PDA or the AP button that is available from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
- Browse the desktop location for the CF-Auto-Root file with the tar.md5 file extension for the Grand 2 smartphone.
- Do not adjust any of the default settings from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
- Click the Start button and Odin will now continue to flash the rooting exploit, eventually installing and enabling the SuperSU.
Look over at your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 LTE-A’s display for when it says it is about to reboot the device in 10 seconds and make sure it does.
Any Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 LTE-A smartphone that does not reboot automatically will still need to get in the recovery mode before the rooting will have worked. You can do that on your Samsung device by tapping and holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time during the booting process. It only works if you start the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone from the off position.