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Exclamation [Guide] How to root Stock ICS rom without binary count

I'm no longer providing support for this thread due to time constrains with school, thank you for your support and it been nice sharing this method with you all. I may be gone but this method has still been reported as working, but it is possible that the next updates pushed to your phone might break the rooting and this method might not work anymore. But there is no harm in trying, at most you get an error in recovery saying file is invalid.

This method works on the released ICS rom from Germany and I would expect it to work for the rest of the ICS roms due for release..

This method does not increase the binary counter or causes a yellow exclamation mark



Update :
Due to rising numbers of phone being bricked based on rumors and stuff, I strongly suggest NOT trying to use any nandroid backup or restore on this CWM and it is best we keep CWM out of our devices to do major I/O stuff. So far I have never seen anyone bricked their devices on this small rooting/unrooting process but JUST DO NOT MAKE BACKUPS OR RESTORES!


Rooting
  1. Download the Files first and put in your EXTERNAL SD
  2. Reboot to stock recovery. - Shutdown your device completely, press and hold Vol Up + Power button + Home, releasing the power buttons once you see the Samsung GALAXY Note N7000 screen but continue to hold the Vol Up and Power buttons still until you enter recovery
  3. Choose apply update from external storage. - Touch the screen as if you are using the phone to choose the options.
  4. Choose CWM.zip and wait until CWM recovery appear.
    ( From this point on, the volume rockers and power buttons do not work! It is now a Touch interface like how you use the phone normally )
  5. Choose install zip from external SD
  6. Choose and Install SU-Busybox-Installer.zip
  7. Reboot
  8. You are done and now your device is Rooted


Unroot
  1. Download this File first and put in your EXTERNAL SD
  2. Reboot to recovery.- Shutdown your device completely, press and hold Vol Up + Power button + Home, releasing the power buttons once you see the Samsung GALAXY Note N7000 screen but continue to hold the Vol Up and Power buttons still until you enter recovery
  3. Choose apply update from external storage.- Touch the screen as if you are using the phone to choose the options
  4. Choose CWM.zip and wait until CWM recovery appear.
    ( From this point on, the volume rockers and power buttons do not work! It is now a Touch interface like how you use the phone normally )
  5. Choose install zip from External SD
  6. Choose and Install SU-Uninstaller-Signed.zip
  7. Reboot
  8. You are done and now your device is Unrooted

Partial Root
Alright i managed to obtain partial root myself and a fix for the Partial root is quite simple. You can install SuperSU by Chainfire and update the root. would fix the Partial root. Once you install this.. DO NOT USE the Superuser app and DO NOT uninstall the SuperUser app. Use SuperSU from now.

SuperSU - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....supersu&hl=en

MOD Edit: cwm.zip removed from the attachments, read Entropy512's post.
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Thanks, but does this install CWM as well? id like to know so that I can go straight to flashing roms from it
 
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are you sure this works ? can anyone confirm ?
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are you sure this works ? can anyone confirm ?
Works perfectly. Just rooted stock ICS.
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Got a brand new Note in the box here.....

Trying to get things straight. Seems like I have two options now for rooted official ICS.

1. This method. Update official ICS Via PC odin (no binary counter, ect) and then follow above instructions.

2. Root stock gb via old method (not sure what that is yet) and then use the mobile odin proceedures w/ new ICS CF kernel?

Is the end result gonna be the same?

Bonus question for noob: what is binary counter and red triangle/exclamation point?

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Works perfectly. Just rooted stock ICS.
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Did you just copy this thread?

Oh well. No harm done I guess. Of course it works. It's a method for all android phones. Temporary cwm so you can copy busybox to /system.
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Yeah it looks like it, but since it actually works i can't see why that would be a bad thing. But i would give the original author credits in the first post; that is if you copied it.
 
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Got a brand new Note in the box here.....

Trying to get things straight. Seems like I have two options now for rooted official ICS.

1. This method. Update official ICS Via PC odin (no binary counter, ect) and then follow above instructions.

2. Root stock gb via old method (not sure what that is yet) and then use the mobile odin proceedures w/ new ICS CF kernel?

Is the end result gonna be the same?

Bonus question for noob: what is binary counter and red triangle/exclamation point?

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Yes you will end up with the same result if you take either one of the 2 ways to root

Binary counter is a Samsung measurement of how many times you flashed custom firmwares using PC Odin, and the yellow (not red ) triangle is just a logo to further show that you indeed flashed custom firmware

However, the binary counter will not increase (and therefore no yellow triangle will appear) if you:

1. Flash stock firmware with PC Odin
2. Flash using Mobile Odin app by ChainfireXDA
3. Flash using CWM recovery
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I got binary counted to 1 with yellow triangle after flashing ics stock from alba.can i use this method to erase counter and triangle?

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