The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is so old now that most Android enthusiasts are looking to update to new devices or update it with a custom ROM. A custom ROM on a device as prestigious as the Note 2 from Samsung is going to allow device owners to update to newer versions of Android that would not have rolled out officially over the air.
Custom ROMs make up a large chunk of what customizing a mobile operating systems is all about, but there is also another side of things called root access. Having root access on Android is referring to taking control of the root user account. Linux and Android both have a root user account, and it is the same as the administrators account in Windows. That is the master account that has the chance to do all of the things that one needs, including installing anything and uninstalling anything.
- You need to have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone that has the SHV-E250L model number to be able to use this guide. The rooting file in this guide will brick any of the other model numbers, and it does not matter if that is with regards to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or any other smartphone.
- You need to have a computer that is running on the Windows operating system to be able to use this guide. Any of the other operating systems cannot run the Odin flashing tool and thus are useless for the Odin flashing tool.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You do not need to be running on the KOT49H.E250LKLUKNF7 firmware build number when you use this guide. That so the build number that Chainfire lets us know that he was running when the rooting file in this guide was developed. However, when he shares that information, it is not suggesting that you need to be running on the same. He just does that so you can use it as an indicator.
- You need to have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on the Windows computer before getting started with the guide so that you can have the smartphone connect to the computer with the USB cable and the Odin flashing tool detect your device.
- The Developer Options menu needs to be unlocked, and the USB Debugging Mode needs to be enabled before using the guide so that when you connect it to the computer the Android software allows for you to make the necessary changes for the rooting to work.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 RUNNING ANDROID 4.4.2 WITH CF-AUTO-ROOT
- Download the CF-Auto-Root tool for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SHV-E250L smartphone running on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software updates.
- Open up the Downloads folder and the extract the rooting file to the same folder location.
- Run the Odin flashing tool application that is now available from the Downloads folder.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SHV-E250L smartphone into the Download Mode and then connect to the computer with the USB cable.
- Check that Odin recognizes your device by observing a color coming from the ID: COM port and the added message. (Not seeing those two things means that you still need to get the Samsung USB Drivers working on the computer before the rooting can work).
- Click on the AP button from the Odin user interface and then navigate to the Downloads folder where you need to click on and select the rooting file to upload to the Odin.
- As soon as you can see that the rooting file extension is showing up in Odin next to the AP area, just click on the Start button and the rooting then begins.
In conclusion, that is all you need to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SHV-E250L smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software updates by flashing Chainfire’s updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool. The smartphone now reboots, and you have a new app installed called the SuperSU. The SuperSU app is not only installed but enabled too so you can begin installing the root applications whenever you are ready. Most of those are available in the Google Play Store that you already use, and many others are available online if you head over to Google or your other favorite search engine and search for them.