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22nd February 2013, 10:18 PM |#161  
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Well, I reason I am asking is because no where in the OP does it say that root can be acquire after updating to the OTA update.

I only have stock right now, unrooted 4.1.1. So, I would update using the OTA update 4.1.2 and then root, correct?

This method works cause our bootloader isn't locked. It flashes a modified recovery them flashes supersu zip and then re flashes stock recovery. This should work on all future ota updates unless something drastically changes.

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22nd February 2013, 11:24 PM |#162  
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This method works cause our bootloader isn't locked. It flashes a modified recovery them flashes supersu zip and then re flashes stock recovery. This should work on all future ota updates unless something drastically changes.

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Ohhh, I see. That I did not know. Excellent, thank you.
23rd February 2013, 06:54 PM |#163  
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I thought it was implied by the way things were said in the OP & have installed several OTA updates then used this to get root back. And here again with MA7 it works again. Great job.

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26th February 2013, 10:16 PM |#164  
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Systems folder?
How can I access the systems folder? What do I need to do?
26th February 2013, 10:39 PM |#165  
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How can I access the systems folder? What do I need to do?

You need to be rooted. Then, install a file explorer app (ES is is my favorite and it's free) and give it su permission and navigate down to "/" and you'll see the system folder...
27th February 2013, 08:49 PM |#166  
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I used this root method, and it worked beautifully. I was wondering how I would go about adding a custom recovery to this now? Any help would be great.

I can't seem to find a kernal with it packed in, I have mobile odin and am familiar with odin (coming from E4GT).
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27th February 2013, 09:18 PM |#167  
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I used this root method, and it worked beautifully. I was wondering how I would go about adding a custom recovery to this now? Any help would be great.

I can't seem to find a kernal with it packed in, I have mobile odin and am familiar with odin (coming from E4GT).

If you want twrp custom recovery Google twrp go to there website select your phone and DL it or you and find the thread in the same as this topic scroll up or down you find it it has twrp in the topic

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27th February 2013, 11:10 PM |#168  
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I used this root method, and it worked beautifully. I was wondering how I would go about adding a custom recovery to this now? Any help would be great.

I can't seem to find a kernal with it packed in, I have mobile odin and am familiar with odin (coming from E4GT).

Or, just download the GooManager app (free from the Play Store), open it, click the menu button on your phone and select "Install OpenRecoveryScript", tap "Yes" on the Confirm screen and the latest TWRP recovery will be automatically installed on your phone. By the way, on this phone, kernels and recoveries are not tied together...
28th February 2013, 08:33 PM |#169  
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Update supersu?
Just rooted MA7, worked perfectly!! Once it rebooted, it is already saying that there is an update to supersu, is it safe to update that?
28th February 2013, 09:29 PM |#170  
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Just rooted MA7, worked perfectly!! Once it rebooted, it is already saying that there is an update to supersu, is it safe to update that?

Yes
28th February 2013, 11:27 PM |#171  
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- Follow these instructions to the letter. Do not touch any buttons or checkboxes that are not listed below to touch!
- Unzip the attached Odin3-vX.X.zip file
- Download and unzip the CF-Auto-Root-....zip file (see posts below this one)
- If you end up with a recovery.img and cache.img file, you've extracted twice. You need to end up with a .tar.md5 file - don't extract that one
- (USB) Disconnect your phone from your computer
- Start Odin3-vX.X.exe
- Click the PDA button, and select CF-Auto-Root-....tar.md5
- Put your phone in download mode (turn off phone, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot - if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button, or run adb reboot download command)
- (USB) Connect the phone to your computer
- Make sure Repartition is NOT checked
- Click the Start button
- Wait for Android to boot
- Done (if it took you more than 30 seconds, you need practise!)

- NOTE: Sometimes the device does *not* boot into recovery mode and root your device. Just do the entire procedure again if this happens. If it still will not install root and such, make sure that in Odin "Auto Reboot" is not checked. Then after flashing, pull the battery, and boot with VolUp+Home+Power button to boot into recovery manually. This will start the install process.

New to Samsung? Unfamiliar with Odin? Think all the above is a hassle? Get used to it. It's very simple, and us Samsung folk use Odin (or Mobile ODIN ) for everything! It's so very very convenient once you get used to it. Notice the 30 second comment above? For experienced users, the entire process indeed takes only 30 seconds!

You may now optionally want to install and run Triangle Away to reset the flash counter.

Dude! This is too cool! I have been trying other methods that *were* working with my Note 2, but no longer do. Mine would not Root.

Then I tried this one, because I saw the recent date on it and it worked *flawlessly*!

Thank you so much!!!

What I am wondering now (maybe somebody knows), is if there is any way to OverClock my Note 2 now??? Does anyone know of a reliable OC util that will work with my Note 2, understanding that I took a Factory Stock Note 2 and used ONLY this Rooting method on it?

I do not wish to install a whole new ROM or anything. I'm looking to take what I have and just OverClock it. Like you do with the A1 OC util on a Galaxy Tab 10.1" (P7510). I assume it just installs a Kernel that can be overclocked, without changing the ROM??? Sorry if I have my terminology mixed up. I'm no expert, but I can do it if I have good instructions, like with this Rooting method.

Thanks again for the great Rooting method and thanks in advance to anyone who can help me overclock my Note 2!

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