The Samsun Galaxy Note comes equipped with a wide variety of advanced features including a 5.3-inch touchscreen accompanied by an S Pen that paired with the right apps can actually be exciting to use. If you want to also be able to access the inner core of your Galaxy Note and expand the variety of apps that you can install with those that require Super User access, you should consider rooting your device. The procedure that I am going to reveal is actually safe and involves following a few simple steps. The only requirement of the rooting process described below is the availability of a Note with default or stock firmware. So, if you own such a Note and you are willing to accept the risk of rooting it, you should pay attention to the following advices.
Before actually starting with rooting steps, I must ask you to take care of a few pre requisites. Because the rooting process can cause data loss or corruption, you should back up the entire content of your Note. After the rooting process, you will be able to use the backup created in order to restore your Samsung smartphone to its pre-root condition. For text messages backup you should use the SMS Backup & Restore app, for your phone contacts the Gmail app, for the call logs Call Log and Restore and for the files stored the simple procedure of copying them on the SD card. You should also make sure you know what settings need to be made in the Internet & MMS section.
After you’re done with backing up the device, you should make sure that its battery is at least 60 percent charged so that the device doesn’t suddenly turn off during the rooting process. What’s left to do is close on the computer that you will use tools like Security Suites, Firewall tools and the Samsung Kies software. Another pre requisite involves turning off USB debugging on your smartphone by going to Settings, visiting Applications, Development and then making sure USB Debugging is not enabled. Now you can focus on downloading on your computer the Complete Rooting PACKAGE that makes available the Odin flash tool and the Clock Work MOD recovery tool. You should then extract the package’s content on your computer’s desktop. This package can be downloaded from androidadvices and is protected by the following password: “androidadvices”.
What you will have to do next is browse the extracted files and locate the Odin flash tool executable file that will allow you to launch the tool. Then, you will have to turn off the phone so that the device can enter download mode. What you will also have to do is press simultaneously the Volume Down key, the Center button and the Power button. It’s now time to connect the Note to the computer on which Odin has been opened. After the connection is established, the ID: COM section should turn yellow in less than a minute. If that happens it means that the drivers have been successfully installed and you can start selecting files within Odin. What you will have to do next is click on “PDA” and make sure you choose the file named “netchip-cwm-update2.tar”. Then, you will have to locate the “Start” tab and launch the rooting process. After the process mentioned is completed, you will notice that the Galaxy Note automatically restarts. When that happens, you will know for sure that the Android device was successfully rooted.
If you are also interested in installing the Clock Work MOD recovery, you will have to connect the Note to your computer and then download the Custom Recovery image required. The file that you will have to add to your device’s memory is called “superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip”. After the file transfer initiated is completed, you will have to disconnect the smartphone from your computer and turn it off in the recovery mode. This mode can be entered by simultaneously pressing the Center and the Power buttons. Then, in recovery mode, you will have to use the “install zip from SD card” option and select the file that you’ve copied earlier in order to have it installed on your Galaxy Note. If everything goes as expected, the device will be rebooted and you will also achieve this final goal.
With a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note in your pocket, you will be able to start using on your device custom themes as well as custom ROMs and apps that are designed to help you extend battery life and improve the overall performance of your Android device. That’s because developers are continuously trying to tweak the kernel of rooted Android smartphones. You will also get the chance to update your device to the latest Android updates available before anyone else and create complete backups of your device without going through as much trouble as unrooted Android forces you to go through because it doesn’t make available in-built backup support. In the case of a rooted