Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note is the easiest way to use the Android operating system it runs without any restrictions. Phone carrier networks, manufacturers and Android to a lesser extent all have an influence on creating limitations for your Android OS both to keep you within their business environment to continue making money from you well after you have bought the device and to keep your smartphone safer than it would be if it were unlocked.
Many benefits come from rooting the Android operating system, including being able to install more apps, being able to delete apps that you couldn’t before, and being able to install custom ROMs. Apps are probably at the forefront of the list of things people do with a rooted Android, and there are oodles of them waiting to be installed online when you have finally worked out how to get the Samsung Galaxy Note rooted.
One of the common root apps people choose to install is the Device Control application. As you can probably guess, the Device Control app is all about giving you, the end user, more control over your Android, which is a fitting way to start your rooted Android experience since it is what rooting is all about. Some of the common things you can do with the Device Control app include adjusting your GPU and CPU frequencies, change the strength of the vibrations, changing the screen color temperature and about twenty or so other things that you will enjoy.
- The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy Note that comes with the SHV E230S model number. You cannot use the rooting file found in this guide for any other model number or else it will likely get bricked and not rooted. You can check out what the model number of your Galaxy Note is by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number. Tap on the model number at least seven times and you will soon get a message on the display that tells you that you are using the device as a developer.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note from within the Developer Options menu that you just unlocked by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options and then checking the box available for the USB Debugging Mode.
- Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers for your Galaxy Note on the Windows computer so you can connect the smartphone to the computer and have it detected by the flashing tool we are using in the tutorial.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE SHV E230S RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.4 KITKAT
- Download the updated CF-Auto-Root tool for the Galaxy Note SHV E230S running Android 4.4.4 KitKat from here.
- Extract the rooting package to the desktop of the computer so you can see the Odin flashing app and the rooting exploit on the desktop.
- Double-click on the Odin executable file on the desktop and let the flashing app user interface open.
- Do not make any changes from the Odin user interface and its buttons.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note SHV E230S tablet into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the AP button from the Odin app on the computer and then browse the desktop location for the rooting file for the Galaxy Note that ends in the tar.md5 file extension.
- Click the Start button from the Odin user interface and then the rooting begins.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Note SHV E230S tablets when they are running on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat updates by using an updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire which he has made to work for this device. As soon as the pass message is available from a green box in the Odin app on the computer, the Galaxy Note will reboot and then you can start using the device again. You will find the SuperSU application is available from the app drawer, and that is the app that is granting the Android OS root permissions to anything that needs it to run like your apps you might be about to install.