Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000, N8010, N8013 and N8020 with CF-Auto-Root

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is one of the most appreciated Android based tablets available on the market, so its users might want to learn how to properly use its performances and capabilities. For that there must be applied a few custom operations that can provide access to the internal system and more control over the same. And the first to begin with is the root procedure. Therefore, during the following step by step guide we will be checking in how to easily root the Galaxy Note 10.1, model numbers GT-N8000, GT-N8010, GT-N8013, and GT-N8020 by using the CF-Auto-Root package.

Gaining root access for your Galaxy Note 10.1 must be granted if you want to remove the factory restrictions out from your tablet. In this way you can unchain the OS and gain access to the internal files of your device. A rooted system is opened for improvements and customization operation meaning that once this tutorial is completed, you will be able to power up the performances of your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

In a few words, you will be able to install apps that requires root access in order to work properly, flash custom recovery tools, update the tablet with custom ROMs firmware, change the user interface, improve the battery life, apply customization and maintenance operations and a lot more. Of course, rooting the Galaxy Note 10.1 is not an official procedure, which means that you need to apply a suitable guide that has been developed for the version of your handset. Luckily for you the present tutorial can be performed for the N8000, N8010, N8013 and N8020 variants of the Note 10.1, so you have nothing to worry about.

But, as usual when we are dealing with unofficial operations that aren’t related with Samsung, we will start with a backup process. It’s true that for rooting the Note 10.1 with CF-Auto-Root you will use Odin and it’s unlikely to lose your personal info, but you can never be too sure; therefore just before heading on applying other tasks, complete a backup operation for saving all the Galaxy Note 10.1 data (text messages, recent saves, market apps, EFS, and so on). You can then return to the present tutorial and resume the rest of the pre requisites and then the actual root procedure.

Also, because by rooting we understand that all the factory and default settings and restrictions that are applied on the internal system of your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will be removed, by completing this guide you will void the warranty of your tablet. That’s why you should be careful in what you do and always follow a suitable guide that can be used only for your handset. Else, you can end up in bricking your device. The warranty can be restored though but only if you decide to revoke the root access and reinstall the factory restrictions; this can be performed by downgrading to the stock ROM or by updating your Note 10.1 with an official software released by Samsung.

Now, let’s see which the rest of the preparation tasks are. I have mentioned and explained the same during the next list, so don’t skip this section. Don’t worry, the root procedure will be explained just after the pre requisites, so you are almost done.

  • This tutorial is being suitable only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1; the steps from below can be applied for the mentioned device with the version numbers GT-N8000, GT-N8010, GT-N8013, and GT-N8020, so don’t try to root another handset by using this method.
  • Remember to backup the data; also remember that the warranty will be void.
  • You will have to use a Windows running computer, your tablet and its USB cable.
  • On your computer you will have to download and install the required tools (you have the download links below).
  • It is recommended to deactivate the security programs that are running on the computer and on the tablet.
  • Also, it is a good idea to charge your Galaxy Note 10.1 (at least make sure that there is more than 60% power left).
  • Enable the USB debugging option on your device by going to “Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging”.
  • That’s all; you can safely go and apply the root process, which is being detailed below.

How to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000, N8010, N8013 and N8020 with CF-Auto-Root

  1. On the computer install the proper drivers for the galaxy Note 10.1; you can do this by downloading and installing KIES.
  2. Then, download the rooting file that is suitable with the variant of your device: for N8000 use the link from here, for N8010 the download link is here, for N8013 get the root package from here and for N8020 you need to use the link from here.
  3. Also, on your computer download Odin.
  4. Extract the root package and Odin.
  5. Install Odin and open the same.
  6. Turn off the tablet and reboot in download mode.
  7. Download mode on Galaxy Note 10.1 can be entered by pressing on the Volume Down and Power buttons.
  8. With the device in download mode, connect the Note 10.1 with the computer by using its USB cable.
  9. Once you do that, on Odin the “added” message should be displayed.
  10. Also, the ID:COM section should be yellow; if not try to re-install the drivers and repeat the steps.
  11. From Odin, select the option named “PDA”.
  12. Select the root file and don’t make any other changes (the Re-partition option shouldn’t be ticked).
  13. Click on “start” for beginning the root operation.
  14. In the end, on Odin the “pass” message should be displayed.
  15. You can unplug the USB cable and reboot the handset.

So, that was all; I know that there were a lot of things to take care of, but now your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been successfully rooted. Remember that this guide can be applied only for the Note 10.1 model number N8000, N8010, N8013 and N8020. Also, this tutorial has been developed by those of xda-developers so we have them to thanks for this opportunity. Use the comments area from below for sharing your thoughts with us and with other users who might want to use our root solution.

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  • patrick

    After this root, can we save the Google apps to the sd card?

  • abc

    This new kernel has Loop Device Support?

  • glacia

    3 hours in and stuck at step 9. I’m thinking an unrooted device isn’t so bad after all…

    • glacia

      Now at 6 hours and have tried 3 separate computers and OS’s and still the closest I’ve gotten is step 9 where Odin doesn’t recognize my N8013. It’s a wrap.

      • Russ

        Hey man, had the same issue as you. Downloading the full version of Kies from the Samsung site fixed the issue.

      • Antonio Ascencio

        I had the same issue that you are having on my windows 8 desktop, Kies will not run on it because it’s missing windows media player; tried on a Hp netbook running also windows 8, plugged the tablet to usb loaded drivers then loaded Odin with administrator privileges and that did it.

  • Samdroid

    will this trip the flash Counter?

  • yazid osman

    i have kies on my 10.1 so no need to download kies again

  • tiredsucker

    Doesn’t work. All the steps everything goes as described and then when I do a root check I am told, no root access. Lousy procedure

  • Paapa

    at 9 after installing and re-installing kies with all its drivers and ID:COM is still blue but not yellow. Im stuck any help

    • Daniel Carcione

      im having same issue. mine is blue too. i updated firmware. it says to try again if it doesnt change colors. but says im completely up to date.

      • Leebo

        Mine was blue too, but I went ahead and it worked fine.

    • wichien d

      blue is ok for odin 3.7

  • samyy

    Is this applicable to 4.4 kikat gt-n8010??
    Please reply help!!!

  • sexy

    Please eating my penis

  • Thiago

    Fantastic tutorial! Everything went just exactly as described! No surprise at all!!! Tks a lot!

  • oubernie

    I need to root my SHV-E230S with android 4.4.4. Could you suggest me links, please?