Just joined the Note 2 family buy buying one of these babies off eBay. The phone was sold locked (both carrier and root access), but worked perfectly with my Tmobile SIM card, so I'm wondering if it was already rooted. When I used a root detector app, it said it wasnt.
So, I'm following the directions for rooting here: Now, I'm trying to http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2143479
...and I can't get my phone to recover in the way a Note 2 does when not rooted. Instead of my device giving me a warning when accessing Recovery and going ahead with ODIN, instead it brings me to a Recovery menu (usual settings: reboot, apply ADB update, etc) with a Droid on its back and a Caution symbol saying "No Command", and obviously ODIN isn't talking to the phone, since its straight in Recovery.
I download the OTA 4.3 update a few days ago. Did that also change the way recovery (and thus rooting) works?
Is it possible that the last owner had rooted his phone, and masked it by redownloading to Stock and somehow screwing up Recovery? Is there any fix if that's the case?
EDIT: Now there's a security feature blocking my root...guessing because of the 4.3 update. Any suggestions?