Install Recovery and Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat (All builds)
Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware N7100XXUFND3 update is now available for the Galaxy Note 2 N7100. If you recently updated your device with this new official update and looking for the way to root your device, so after that you can enjoy all the benefits of rooting on your phone. In this guide we’ll guide you how to install CWM recovery on the device and how to get the root access easily. Interested users, who wish to root their Galaxy Note 2 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, may follow our step-by-step guide.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com 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.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 android smartphone. 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.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
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.
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY DRIVERS
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.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
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.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
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.
INSTALL CWM RECOVERY ON NOTE 2
Step 1. Download the Philz recovery 6.26.3 from here and save the file(.tar.md5) on your desktop.
Step 2. Download ODIN flash tool here to flash the recovery file on the device and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 3. Power off your phone. Boot the Galaxy Note 2 into Download Mode, to do this by press and hold Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 4. Now your device in Download mode. Connect your device with computer via USB cable and run the ODIN application on your desktop. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box of ODIN screen will turn blue with the COM port number.
Step 5. From the ODIN screen click on the PDA or AP button and browse the recovery file that you downloaded on step 1. And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 6. After that hit the START button to begin the installation process.
Now the installation process will take some time to update your Note 2. Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and at that time you can disconnect your device from the computer and your device is updated with the latest firmware.
ROOT NOTE 2
Step 1. Download the latest SuperSu.zip file here and move the file on your device.
Step 2. Now Boot your device in recovery mode. Read here How To Easily Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device
Step 3. From Recovery mode select the “Install Zip from SD card” option and flash the SuperSu file which you downloaded on Step 1.
Step 4. Once the zip is installed on the phone go back to the recovery main menu and Select “reboot system now”.
Great, your Note 2 is rooted now.
How to Fix “Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped”?
a) Uninstall SuperSu (Dont worry you wont lose root access)
b) Now download SuperSu again from playstore
c) Doing this installs SuperSu on /data/app partition where it wont get stopped by knox.