AT&T Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317 – Android 4.3 Rooting Guide

Want to root your AT&T Galaxy Note 2 with model number SGH-I317? Here is the complete guide, which you can follow on your system and root your device with the Cf-Auto-Root method. This tutorial for only those user, who recently updated their device with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I317UCUBMK6 firmware. Cf-Auto-root is one of the easiest and fastest way to root Samsung devices, it does nothing but install and enable SuperSU on your system, so apps can gain root access. Rooting has lots of befits, after rooting your device you can install lots free rooted app on your device, install Custom ROMS etc.


Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.



This guide is only for the MAT&T Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317 android users. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.


Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.


Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.


You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.


Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.



If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.


Step 1. Download the Cf-Auto-Root Package for Galaxy Note 2 here and extract the folder on your desktop and you will get the CF-Auto-Root-t0lteatt-t0lteatt-samsungsghi317.tar.md5 file.

Step 2. Download the ODIN flash tool here and extract the folder on your desktop. You need this tool to flash the root package on your device.

Step 3. Now turn off you device and wait for few seconds. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.

Step 4. Now your Note 3in download mode, Connect your device to the PC with USB cable.

Step 5. Launch Odin on the computer and the ID: COM box of your ODIN Screen will turn to light blue with the COM port number. This means your device is connected successfully with the app.

Step 6. In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-t0lteatt-t0lteatt-samsungsghi317.tar.md5 file (Same File that you extracted on your desktop on Step 1)

ODIN Screen

Next, ensure that the check boxes “Auto Reboot”, “F. Reset Time” and “PDA” are the only check boxes checked and the rest are not. And Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked on the ODIN application

Step 7. Click start and wait for some time to run the root process.

Once the process is finished on your device you will see the a PASS message with green background on the ODIN application

Now you can disconnect your device from the computer and your device is rooted now. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.

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  • Mike Fitzgerald

    This ROM will not take out KNOX, this will prevent many phones from being truely rooted

  • Cristian Soto Rojo

    I have the Knox trouble, I applied the CF-Auto-Root but when I tried to open SUperSU I receive the notification attached from KNOX.
    If I try to open Knox app, it ask me if I want to install it

  • Suffer4fashion

    There is a major flaw in this article. It says that it is specifically for the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3; however, ever single device with those specs are gonna run into the KNOX security issue. How can this honestly be treated as a legitimate tutorial if it’s success rate is 0%. This article is very misleading.

  • mcaj

    i am thinking it is not possible to root after this phone has started running 4.3 with knox. S.U. asked after first try if i wanted to disable knox, answered yes, after several more attempts still no root access.