How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SHV-E230L on Android 4.1.1 with CF-Auto-Root [Guide]

samsung-galaxy-note-10-1-gt-n8005The words “rooting Android” have historically resonated relatively poorly in many people’s minds, but that is due in large part to misconception. Rooting Android is a thing because it allows developing to do done on the Android operating system and since you own a device it is only fitting that you can do whatever you want with it. The Unites States legal system could not agree more with that, and it is why rooting the Android operating system is legal. More than that, the United States courts have even made it illegal for a corporation not to look at your device when you send it in for repairs if it has root access. That doesn’t mean that they will abide by that law, but the law is there and in place for that to be the way it is nonetheless.


  • You need the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet that comes with the SHV-E230L model number to be able to use the rooting file in this guide. The CF-Auto-Root tool is available for many devices but what people don’t always understand is that it comes in hundreds of different files—usually one for each model number. Flashing the wrong file on the wrong device often results in the bricking of that device.
  • You need to have a computer that is running Windows OS. A Windows operating system by Microsoft is the only one that can run the Odin flashing tool, and the Odin is the only tool that can flash the rooting file.


  • Chainfire had the JRO03C.E230LKLALK4 firmware build number running on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SHV-E230L tablet when the rooting file found in this guide was developed. By letting you know the firmware he had running, he is not suggesting you need to be running on the same. He gives the build number so you can use it as an indicator.
  • Unlock the Developer Options menu on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and then turn on the USB Debugging Mode, so the Android software allows changes to be made to it and thus allows for the rooting to happen.
  • Install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer if the computer does not have them installed already.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root tool on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SHV-E230L tablet running Android 4.1.1.
  2. Open up the Downloads folder and extract the rooting file to the Downloads folder.
  3. Run the Odin flashing tool application that is now available inside the same Downloads folder and the flashing tool opens.
  4. Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SHV-E230L tablet into the Download Mode and then connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Check that Odin lights up the ID: COM port with a color and shows an added message from the Log which are both there to let you know the Samsung USB Drivers are working and the device is ready for the flashing.
  6. Click on the AP button and then browse through to the Downloads folder and click on the rooting file to upload it to the Odin app.
  7. Click on the Start button to begin the flashing once you can see the rooting file extension is loaded.

In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SHV-E230L tablets running on Android 4.1.1 Lollipop software updates by flashing the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire. You know the rooting has worked when the tablet reboots and you get the SuperSU app available with all of your other apps. You can open it up if you like, but it is not necessary before installing the root apps Every root app is available to be run on the tablet now when you are ready to install them. All you need to do is confirm you do want to grant the rooting access when the pop-up message is on the tablet’s display.

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