Becoming the root user on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro smartphone means having full control over what you choose to install and what you decide to uninstall. The manufacturers and phone carrier networks no longer have any say in what goes into the software of your phone. As long as you are in the know, you can swap all the stock apps to the apps you prefer or even just delete them to free up some additional space you have been busting to have on the smartphone.
Above all, people usually root Android operating system and become the root user to install more apps because there are many useful applications out there that are waiting to be installed but cannot run unless they are granted the rooting permissions first. One of the root apps that becomes available to the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro device owners after they complete the guide down below is the Adjustable Torch app. The Adjustable Torch app is not the average torch that we see built into mobile operating systems nowadays. Sure, it does give the standard torch if that is all you want, but it also comes with other options so you can adjust the illumination of the light.
The Adjustable Torch application is just one of hundreds of additional apps availability out there for the root user once you complete the steps to the guide after the break.
- You need to have a Windows computer to use this guide because the Odin flashing application cannot run without it and Odin is what is required to flash the rooting file. The CF-Auto-Root files are always flashed using the Odin flashing app.
- You need the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro smartphone that comes with the SM-P900 model number to use the CF-Auto-Root tool version available in this guide. Each version of the CF-Auto-Root tool is made for only one model number and flashing the wrong file often results in the bricking of that device. Suffice to say, checking the file version is important and it is a job we usually handle for you. However, you can look at the file extension and see what model number the file is for also.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Note that Chainfire was running on the LRX22G.P900UBU0BOI1 firmware build number when he created the rooting file that is available in this guide. It does not mean that others need to be running on the same firmware build number as him when they flash the rooting file. He just offers some insight as to the version he was using because sometimes a Samsung device refuses to boot old images.
- New Android versions can bring new bootloaders with them, and they can often break the CF-Auto-Root tool from working temporarily until Chainfire updates the files. That is not usually a problem in our guides because we base them on an Android version for that reason–so you can always use our guides and they work. Nonetheless, if you notice any indications a new bootloader is present in the firmware you are running (the device does not boot after flashing or it does not flash at all), then you can let Chainfire know that by leaving a message on the CF-Auto-Root tool thread made on the XDA-Developers website. He finds your messages and applies the necessary changes to the rooting file, so it starts working again.
- Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 smartphone by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number at least seven times. You know you have touched the screen enough times when a message appears stating that you are now using the device as a developer.
- Turn on the USB Debugging Mode now from the Developer Options menu that you just unlocked n the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Once the USB Debugging Mode is on you can leave the Developer Options menu and the Android software members your preferences automatically.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the Windows computer you are using in the guide to root the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro smartphone so the phone can connect to the computer with the USB cable and the Odin flashing tool can detect the device.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE PRO SM-P900 RUNNING ON ANDROID 5.0.2 LOLLIPOP SOFTWARE UPDATES
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 smartphone on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates.
- Open the Downloads folder on the computer and you can see the rooting file you downloaded available; extract the file to the Downloads folder now to get the flashing app and the rooting MD5 file.
- Run the Odin flashing tool by clicking on that file so that it opens on the computer and you are greeted with the flashing tool user interface and all of its buttons.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro smartphone into the download mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable that is used for charging the battery.
- Check it shows a yellow or blue color from the ID: COM port which is located on the top left-hand side of the Odin flashing application user interface on the computer.
Do not make any changes to the default buttons found on the Odin flashing tool user interface or you might end up with some lost data.
- Click the Start button from Odin and the rooting begins.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 smartphones when they are running on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software updates by flashing a version of the CF-Auto-Root–an automatic a one-click rooting tool–made by Chainfire. The SuperSU application is installed and enabled on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro smartphone already, and users can find it there available from the app drawer. You do not need to make any changes to the SuperSU; it is already working on your device. Just open the Google Play Store application and begin installing the apps you wanted to use.