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Root Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with CF Auto-Root

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 can now be rooted using Chainfire’s CF Auto-Root tool. Read this entire post and make sure that you won’t skip any steps so that you will manage to successfully flash the all the required files.

Rooting your tablet will allow you to flash new custom ROMs and other files that can be used to improve its overall appearance and performance. If you root your device and you don’t like Samsung’s Nature UX TouchWiz interface, then you will be able to flash new custom ROMs that are based on Android 4.1 / 4.2 AOSP such as CyanogenMod, AOKP and other similar releases.

In order to successfully root your device, you will first need to read the guidelines below. Here’s what you need know:

  • use this tutorial only with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 model number N5110. Don’t try to use this tutorial with any other Android device.
  • root your device only if it’s running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean stock firmware.
  • rooting the tablet will void the warranty.
  • CF Auto Root file will install SuperSU and install a stock Recovery.
  • make sure that you have the Samsung USB Drivers installed on your PC. If you don’t have them, then you can download from here.
  • disable all the antivirus apps from running on your computer.
  • if Samsung KIES software is installed on your PC, then you should make sure to disable it when moving to the tutorial. This program will interfere with Odin and block the rooting process of your tablet.
  • make sure that you won’t skip any steps that I have listed in the tutorial.
  • enable the USB Debugging setting from the Developer Options menu. If this menu isn’t showing up in Settings, then you should open ‘About device’ and then scroll down and tap 7 times on the Build Number section. It will enable Developer Option in the Settings menu.
  • make sure that your tablet’s battery has enough power left in its battery so that it won’t switch off in the middle of the rooting process.
  • this guide is for advanced Android users, don’t blame us in case you brick the tablet or you lose any important data in the process.
  • in case you cannot complete the root, then you should ask for extra help in comments.
  • backup all the important data that you have currently stored on your tablet.

Now that you know all of the above, continue to the next part of this post and learn how to properly root your tablet.

How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using CF Auto-Root:

  1. Download the CF Auto-Root tool for Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 from HERE.
    > save the file on your PC and extract its contents to a single folder.
  2. Download Odin3 v3.07 from HERE.
    > when the download is complete, extract the files comprised within and save them in a single folder.
  3. Power off your tablet completely.
  4. Boot it into Download Mode.
    > do it by pressing Volume Down, Home and then Power buttons at the at the same time. Confirm Download Mode boot by pressing Volume Up.
  5. Launch Odin executable on your PC.
  6. Connect the tablet with your computer using the USB Data cable.
    > wait for Odin to add and recognize the device. When done, you can continue to the next part of this post.
    > if the tablet is not recognized by your computer, then you will be forced to plug the device into another USB port or reinstall the Samsung USB Drivers. The download link is listed in the preparation guide.
  7. Next, click the ‘PDA’ button in ODIN.
  8. Browse your PC for the ‘CF-Auto-Root-konawifi-konawifixx-gtn5110.tar.md5’ file and load it into Odin.
    > don’t change any default settings of ODIN.
    > make sure that the Re-Partition option is not enabled. Disable it if otherwise.
  9. Click the START button when you’re ready for the installation process.
  10. When all files are flashed and the root is complete, ODIN will say ‘PASS’ and the device will reboot.
  11. When the Samsung boot animation appears, unplug the phone from PC and wait for it to boot into normal mode.
  12. Check the App Drawer for the SuperSU app icon to confirm that the root has been applied successfully.
  13. Install any new apps that require root or start looking for custom ROMs and other customization files that you can use to improve the overall performance of your tablet.

If ODIN freezes then the root was not completed and you will be forced to disconnect the tablet from PC. Close ODIN and then repeat the entire tutorial once again making sure that you won’t skip any steps that I have listed above. If you need more help, use the comments section.

If ODIN says that the root process was ‘Passed’ but the Galaxy Note 8.0 N5110 doesn’t go past the Samsung boot animation screen, then you will have to power off the device and unplug it from PC. You will have to boot into Recovery Mode and apply factory reset. After that, the tablet will boot into normal mode correctly. If you have any other questions, then you should ask for extra help in comments.

Since this root won’t install any custom Recovery images, then you can choose to visit Google Play Store and use the Goo Manager or ROM Manager app to flash TWRP / CWM Recovery. A custom Recovery will help you install new custom ROMs and other customization files for your tablet.