If the one-click root solution hasn’t worked for your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7105, then you can anytime use this step by step guide, which offers a similar root procedure, though there are a few steps that must be applied. Anyway, don’t worry as you have all the aspects needed explained and detailed during the following lines, so completing this tutorial will only take a couple of minutes from your time. Gaining root access for your LTE Galaxy Note 2 is a complex and risky operation so I recommend you to read everything from this guide, don’t head straight to the installation procedure as you can end up in bricking your phablet.
You must learn how to root the Note 2 if you are looking forward in updating your handset with a custom ROM firmware (for suitable guides check out our “update Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105” section), or if you want to have access to the internal system of your device. By rooting an OS, you are actually removing the factory restrictions and default settings from the phone’s system, which means that the result will be an unchained smartphone / tablet.
Because of the same, once the root operation has been applied, you will be able to improve the performances of your Galaxy Note 2 by: removing inbuilt programs (so the speeds will be increased), install custom apps – like CWM recovery - that requires root access in order to run properly (so you will be able to perform maintenances, optimization, customization, backup, restoration, hard reset and so on operations) and flash custom ROMs (which will bring extra features, apps and capabilities to your device). Of course, each one of the operations mentioned above must be applied by following suitable tutorials because we are talking about unofficial procedures.
Considering the up mentioned facts, by rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7105 the warranty will be void. You can restore it by downgrading to stock ROM or by updating to an official Android OS released by Samsung. Also, for restoring the warranty you need to reset the flash counter. So, in order to conclude, so far here is what you need to know: you need to root your Note 2 if you want to have access to the internal system; you can power up the performances once the system is rooted; you can install complex apps and custom ROMs and the warranty will get void once you start the root operation.
The last thing you that you must take care of is the backup. It is recommended to backup the Galaxy Note 2 data because a wipe of the system might be required (you will have more details about the same during the proper steps). Usually, when using Odin (we will use Odin for rooting the Note 2) the data is in safe hands, but you can never be too sure when it comes to your personal saves, contacts, messages, market apps or EFS settings. So, take care of the backup before applying anything else.
This is a manual operation, which means that you will have to download and install some tools by yourselves; therefore you must use a Windows running computer, your phablet and its USB cable. For ensuring that everything will work as planned, on both computer and phone first remove the security programs; also if you notice that on your handset there is only 60% power left, go and plug in the charger. Enable the USB debugging option on your device or else you will not be able to connect the Note with the PC and do apply this tutorial only for rooting the LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7105).
How to Easily Root Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105
- Download the CF-Root file from here.
- Download Odin from here.
- On your computer extract both files.
- Install and run Odin on the computer.
- Download Samsung KIES and install the proper drivers for the Note 2.
- Turn off the phablet.
- Reboot into download mode (press on the Home, Volume UP and Power buttons at the same time).
- Take the USB cord and connect the handset with the computer.
- Once the connection establish, take a look on Odin: there the ID:COM section should be yellow or blue and the “added” message should be displayed.
- If different, turn off Odin, remove the USB cable and re-install the drivers on the computer.
- From Odin, click on “pda” and then select the root file from your computer.
- Make sure that the “Repartition” option is not checked.
- Click on “Start”; in the end the “pass” message will be displayed.
- Now, if Odin gets stuck (during the steps from above) you need to turn it off, remove the USB cable and force-restart your device; then re-start the root procedure from the beginning.
- Also, if in the end you will get a boot loop, you need to reboot the Note 2 into recovery mode (press and hold the Home, Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously) and perform a wipe (just select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” followed by “+++go back+++” and “reboot system now”).
Well done, you have finally managed to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE. As a final note related to the present guide, the same has been first tested and developed by those of xda-developers so we have them to thanks for this opportunity. You can now look forward in installing a custom recovery image or even a custom ROM firmware on your phablet, suitable guides being explained here on Android.gs. Anyway, if you have questions or if you want to share something with us or with other Android users, feel free and use the comments section from below.