[24sept12]How to Root/Unroot Samsung Galaxy Note + CWM

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jeetu1981

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so lets say i just root and busybox
then get mobile odin and flash hydracore
can the above work?

lets say in the future JB is released and the kernel is pretty stable can i go back to all stock with JB by flashing the stock rom with hemidall or odin ??

one other thing where can i get a stock rom for my phone

PDA:N7000UBLPC
PHONE: N7000WELP7
CSC:N7000UUBLP9
Android version 4.0.3
kernel version 3.0.1.5-N7000UBLPC-CL558418

Yes for both questions.
Check dr.ketan's sticky thread for stock firmwares in note original dev section for your stock firmware or download from samfirmware.com if not available in that thread.
If you cant find stock ics then download GB for your region, you can flash it using odin/heimdall and update to latest availabe using kies :D

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garyroopan

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Yes for both questions.
Check dr.ketan's sticky thread for stock firmwares in note original dev section for your stock firmware or download from samfirmware.com if not available in that thread.
If you cant find stock ics then download GB for your region, you can flash it using odin/heimdall and update to latest availabe using kies :D

Sent from my GT-N7000


thank you i am rooted on stock ics and stock kernel .
 

tribalkg

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I was on CM9 and CM10 and I needed to return phone to stock ROM cause I might sell it tomorrow to get a new one. :)

What I want to do is root it and then use the sim free unlock app so I can unlock it for different networks. I'm currently on 4.0.4 stock ROM. Is it safe to use method 1B to root it, unlock it and then unroot it?

Is it necessary to do this: 1.Backup EFS, 2.Flash any safe kernel with mobile Odin. and do I need to flash only Root_busybox *.zip?

I just want to be safe and not to make a mistake. :)

Thank you
 

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Method 1b is safe, but it won't add safe kernel, so it will be at risk for brick bug
Rather i prefer 1A (which gives same stock kernel but patched for bug)
You are on 4.0.4 then simple network unlock may not work, refer to 'Toolbox' from my note1 sign and read tool no 18.
EFS backup is sometime savior if it gets corrupt and no other but backup only can help you. corrupt EFS cause loss of IMEI. for Q 2 - yes, if you select method 1B to root.
 
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tribalkg

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Thanks Ketan for the answer.

I've spent the whole morning flashing stock GB ROM, rooting it and then I used Galaxy s unlock app. It worked fine but then I got some problems with CSC. I've managed to solve that and then I returned stock ROM for Serbia and updated it to ICS 4.0.4 and as you said, unlock is lost cause it's a LRK version. :/

If I put safe kernel, will the new owner get OTA updates or he has to be on stock kernel without emmc bug fix? If he can still get updates, that's great cause it's safer for him.

If it doesn't allow OTA updates, can I unroot it and return to stock kernel? I didn't find that part anywhere.

I'm sorry for these noobish questions but I want to make sure that next user is getting safe device. For me it's perfectly fine as I'm aware of the brick bug and CM9/10 was perfect. I don't know how much this dude is familiar with all the geeky stuff. :)

Cheers
 

shoey63

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Do the new owner a favour and put PhilZ kernel on it (stock but triple safe with backup features etc. in recovery) see his link in 1a method

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AFAIK, custom kernels won't allow auto updates through Kies or ota. If you need your friend/customer to upgrade officially, I would suggest flashing stock gb, then notifying them when the jb update is available and they can upgrade then.

The reason for this is there have been many bricks by people updating ics ota or via Kies and its failed and caused bricks just in the update process.

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shoey63

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That's ok but I need to be sure that he will get future updates.
OK I see what u mean. Hmm.. interesting. Another thing for me to test....
If updates are possible with PhilZ then it would be impossible for unrecoverable brick to occur via OTA/Kies :thumbup:


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---------- Post added at 08:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:30 PM ----------

What do think Doc? Maybe go back to an old ICS, flash PhilZ and see if updates occur? (I'm in Australia)

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lash69

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Hello Everyone -

Apologies if my request seems too simple.

So on my GT-N7000 - I have the following:

- Root Access
- ICS Version 4.0.4
- Baseband N7000XXLRB

I wish to have CWM flashed on the Note for further Rom Flashing (RocketRom v12)

But I cannot seem to find anyway to have CWM flashed on the Note - tried it through the CWM App, but it hangs near the end of the download prompty a force close.

Can anyone help me? Or guide me to a way of having CWM on the Note.

Thanks for all answers
 

lash69

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U need PhilZ kernel. Root + safe stock kernel + safe and awesome CWM recovery

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Thanks for your answer :)

I got another method via the Rom thread itself - they suggested flashing the Hydracore kernel itself - it has CWM integrated within

Cheers
 

jisare

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Thank you, Dr ketan for the guide.
I'm currently on stock 4.0.3 and stock recovery, but I don't want to risk it using stock recovery to flash the philz zip. Sorry, I'm a bit paranoid :p
Here is what I'm planning to do to flash a custom tw based ROM while preserving data:
1. Flash pre- rooted GB rom with PC odin.
2. Reboot to GB recovery
3. Flash a custom tw ROM in recovery without wiping data, only wipe cache and dalvik
4. Reboot to custom tw ROM while data is preserved.
Will this procedure work? Thanks a lot.
 

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Don't expect flashing pre rooted rom works 100 pc, though no chances of brick but maximum chances are there you will stuck to samsung logo or may be lots of force closes, and this situation you won't have alternative to wipe cache and data
My suggestion is flash phillz kernel from stock recovery, backup your data, wipe full and flash custom rom. Though never expect this is 100 pc preserve your data, but chances of getting boot loop by just flashing Philz is really rare.

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Don't expect flashing pre rooted rom works 100 pc, though no chances of brick but maximum chances are there you will stuck to samsung logo or may be lots of force closes, and this situation you won't have alternative to wipe cache and data
My suggestion is flash phillz kernel from stock recovery, backup your data, wipe full and flash custom rom. Though never expect this is 100 pc preserve your data, but chances of getting boot loop by just flashing Philz is really rare.

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So that means if I use PC odin to flash the pre- rooted GB, I cannot skip booting into it?
I'm thinking if I can go straight into GB recovery(without booting into the rom ), there may not be boot loops.
 

jisare

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Then how you can backup?

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I just try to avoid wiping data in the whole procedure :)

---------- Post added at 03:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:18 PM ----------

Then how you can backup?
You are on safe point why unnecessary making things complicated
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Because I read somewhere in the emmc bug thread, someone report that flashing in stock recovery triggers it,although after that, no one can confirm flashing is the reason.
 

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Yes it can trigger if it contains dangerous update binary, but phillz is safe, it doesn't contain any dangerous script, it is just meant for flashing safe kernel safely.
Though it is up to you

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    How to Root/Unroot Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 + CWM


    This guide How to root galaxy note is divided in three part, according to running ROM
    post #1 Root ICS/JB ROM
    Post #2 Root Older GB ROM
    post #3 Root access on Newer GB ROM

    Rooting Note on JB/ICS ROM

    Using CWM.zip (temporary/Touch recovery)method to root is said to be unsafe by entropy, and till safe release don't use it
    Read This http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1810954

    So present options for rooting are - Here below 5 option to root Note, You can select any of one.
    0.Root with apk (NO MORE WORKING ON LATEST ROM)
    1A.Root with stock recovery including safe kernel
    1B.Root with stock recovery
    2. Using Odin (will raise counter)
    3.Using Mobile Odin

    NEW 17 Dec2012

    0.Root with apkCredit goes to Chainfire, alephzain (This method won't replace kernel, so if you root with this method,I recommend to flash safe kernel)(NO MORE WORKING ON LATEST ROM)

    1.Download latest from chainfire's original thread
    2.Install application as routine apk installation and open it.
    3.Open Exynos Abuse application from App drawer
    4.Select Root device (see image)
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    5.It will ask SuperSU permission, Grant it See image)
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    6.Now your device is rooted, for security purpose you can disable Exploit.(see image)
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    Note : This may break camera, but unchecking disable exploit make it working again

    7.Open SuperSU from app drawer and update binary (see image)
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    How to Unroot and make status Normal
    Open Exynos Abuse app, uncheck disable explot and select Unroot device (see image)
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    Restart device and wait for 10 min. and then you can check status.

    1.Rooting with stock recovery - Thanx to Entropy who direct this way,as well always looking for safety measures for us, Chainfire for creating great tool SuperSu (and many more), Phil3759 as files,scripts derived from his Thread and Linus Yang for Busybox.
    You can have two choice to root device from recovery
    1A.Root + safe kernel + advance recovery. [Recommended method]
    Here this will not just root your device but also add safe kernel (patched for mmc erase cap command) so you can safely wipe your device. as well gives you advanced recovery with it you can flash flashable zip files, nandroid backup/restore and more.
    All credit goes to Phil3759 for awesome work.
    Visit this thread
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1901191
    And download kernel in zip format according ROM you are having on device.
    -Copy downloaded file to Ext SD card to root directory
    -Reboot into recovery (vol up+Home+power)
    -Select install(update) zip from ext SD card
    -select '[your downloaded kerenel].zip' which you have copied to Ext card above
    -Reboot device
    Now you will have Root + safe kernel

    1B.If you want just Root but not kernel, follow this

    - Download Root_SuperSu 0.95
    -Copy downloaded file to Ext SD card.
    -Reboot into recovery (vol up+Home+power)
    -Select install zip from ext SD card
    -select 'root_SuperSU-*.zip' which you have copied to Ext card above
    -Reboot device
    -You can see superSU on appl drawer. open it and update.
    -Now This will give you only SuperSU not busybox, though application which doesn't depends on system busybox will still works.e.g.Titanium Backup.
    -To get full Root+busybox, Download Root_busybox *.zip
    -Copy Root_busybox* only to Ext SD card
    -Reboot into recovery, Select Install zip from Ext SD card. select Root_busybox* .zip and Flash.
    -Done !

    PS : If you can't see superSU after flashing above file(sometimes happen if there is too low space like in LQ3 ROM, then use this Root_superSU, followed by same above Root_busybox file.

    Immediately after This I recommend to
    1.Backup EFS
    2.Flash any safe kernel with mobile Odin.

    UnRoot :

    Busybox uninstaller - Flash in recovery
    Complete unroot (busybox+Superuser) - Flash in recovery

    2. Short, easy - requires to reset counter

    -Download Odin (.tar) version of custom kernel like Notecore, Speedmod, CF root kernel Or other any with same function. If newbies have confusion to select, here is one for example Notecore V12 std kernel. You can use this. But newer version can be found on link mentioned above.
    -Flash it using PC odin for PDA tab.
    -You will get exclamation mark and raised counter, which can be reset with Triangle Away
    -First time opening triangle away application, it will ask to download file(flasher), let it complete. then choose to reset counter, it will restart in special recovery an finish job.

    3. Long, No raised couter OR Exclamation mark
    -Downgrade to Rootable GB ROM and Root it. OR Download This pre rooted GB ROM and flash using PC Odin
    -Wipe cache, data and delvic cache from recovery
    -Install Mobile Odin Pro
    -Copy ICS ROM file in .tar (you want to flash) to Internal SD card (recommended, but you can have it on EXT too)
    -Download Odin (.tar) version of custom kernel like Notecore, Speedmod, CF root kernel Or other any with same function. If newbies have confusion to select, here is one for example Notecore V12 std kernel. You can use this. But newer version can be found on link mentioned above.
    -Open Mobile Odin Pro
    -select open file

    openfilei.jpg


    -Point to ROM file you have copied

    filelocation.jpg

    (file name varies from image above, this is for demo purpose)

    -All fiels will popup and feel automatically
    -select kernel and point to custom kernel file you have copied

    kernelselection.jpg


    Tick 'Enable ever root' and 'Inject superuser(super SU) -(see image)

    everroot.jpg



    Flash.
    Done!

    First thing you should do after rooting is
    -backup EFS folder ( you can use Ktool for that)
    -to make some space (at least 15MB). You can safely remove google+, youtube and later install from market.

    Now your device is full rooted, and use Titanium backup(or which you have used to backup) to restore

    For Rooting on GB ROM, see post no 2 and 3.
    39
    This post is temporary backup while maintanance and not to be use for any procedure

    JUST FOR BACKUP post
    DONT USE ANYTHING FROM THIS POST

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    When No Any other method works to Root your device, use this
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Note that, this will downgrade your ROM to KJ1, after that you can update it.

    Download: https://rapidshare.com/files/369028110/SGN_XX_OXA_KJ1_FACTORYFS.zip Thanx to Chainfire for making it.
    (special thanx to schiwa for providing premium a/c to host file)

    Mirror : http://d-h.st/HJM (Thnx to Dev host for providing premium ac to XDA recognise contributor)


    - Make sure your SGN is NOT connected to your computer
    - Reboot your SGN into "download mode" (Vol down + Home + Power))
    - Start ODIN
    - Click the PDA button, and select the "SGN_XX_OXA_KJ1_FACTORYFS.tar" file
    - Connect the SGN to your computer
    - Make sure "repartition" is NOT checked
    - Click the START button
    - Wait for the phone to reboot TWICE
    - Done.
    Now you have your device Rooted, Install Mobile Odin Pro n update your device to any new ROM with Mobile Odin



    Root GB ROM

    NEW

    Download dr.Ketan's guide - How to Root & Update ROM on G-Note
    Download , Extract n Hit Dr.Ketan's guide No need to enter inside folder.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Note : This won't be works on KL7/KL8/LA1 n newer. To gain Root access in such ROM, see post # 2 n 3 of this thread.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Part 1 : Acknowledgement purpose (No need to download from this section)
    Method 1 :
    Easy Rooting Toolkit [v1.0](zergRush Exploit) with newest zergRush binary (16 Nov 2011) and newer superuser files

    Watch Video Guide :
    Unrooting
    Rooting
    video by cursed4Eva Root Unroot

    Big Thanx to DooMLoRD Donate DooMLoRD

    (WINDOWS ONLY)


    WILL WORK ON BOTH LOCKED & UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER DEVICES!


    just download the attached file, extract it using winzip/winrar

    go to the folder where its extracted and execute "RUNME.bat"

    read and follow the instructions on the screen!

    Code:
                 Easy rooting toolkit (v1.0)
                        created by DooMLoRD
             using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
        Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
     ---------------------------------------------------------------
    [*] This script will:
          (1) root ur device using zergRush exploit
          (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
          (3) install SU files (3.0.5)
      
    [*] Before u begin:   
          (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device. 
                 OR you can install kies, that will do the job. Kies is [URL="http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.com/downloadfile/ContentsFile.aspx?CDSite=UNI_NL&CttFileID=4564828&CDCttType=SW&ModelType=N&ModelName=GT-N7000&VPath=SW/201110/20111010173222709/Kies_2.0.3.11082_152_2.exe"]here[/URL]
          (2) enable "USB DEBUGGING" 
                from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
          (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
                from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
          (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
          (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
          (6) skip "PC Companion Software" prompt on device
    Tested & Reported to be working on the THESE devices

    ·
    Code:
    Sony Xperia X10 (GB firmware)
    ·Sony Xperia Arc (.42 firmware)
    ·Sony Xperia Arc S
    ·Sony Xperia Play [R800i/R800x]
    ·Sony Xperia Ray
    ·Sony Xperia Neo
    ·Sony Xperia Mini
    ·Sony Xperia Mini Pro
    ·Sony Xperia Pro
    ·Sony Xperia Active
    ·Samsung Galaxy S2 [GT-9100/GT-9100P]
    ·Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile (SGH-T989)
    ·Samsung Galaxy S [i9000B]
    ·Samsung Galaxy GT5570
    ·Samsung Galaxy W [i8150]
    ·Samsung Galaxy Tab [P1000] (2.3.3 firmware), [P1000N]
    ·[COLOR=Red]Samsung Galaxy Note [N7000][/COLOR]
    ·Samsung Galaxy Player YP-G70 2.3.5 (GINGERBREAD.XXKPF)
    ·Samsung Nexus S [i9023] (2.3.6)
    ·Samsung Nexus S 4G 2.3.7
    ·Samsung Exhibit (SGH-T759)
    ·Motorola Milestone 3 [ME863 HK]
    ·Motorola XT860, Bell XT860
    ·Motorola Defy+
    ·Motorola Droid X sys ver 4.5.605 w/ gingerbread
    ·Nexus One (2.3.6 stock)
    [ Credits ]

    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!

    zergRush Binary from: Revolutionary - zergRush local root

    Source:
    Inspired from: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1319653

    DooMLoRD_v4_ROOT-zergRush-busybox-su




    --------------------UNROOTING TOOLS---------------

    UNROOTING SCRIPT v1.0

    so here is the unrooting script to be USED ONLY AND ONLY IF U HAVE USED Easy Rooting Toolkit FOR ROOTING


    [ WARNING ]

    if u have used any other way/solution for rooting then PLEASE DO NOT RUN THIS... you MIGHT END UP with damaged system...


    (thats cause some ppl create symlinks for busybox in /system/bin/ which wipes out stock symlinks to /system/bin/toolbox and breaks/damages system)


    [ DISCLAIMER ]

    I AM NOT TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF U DAMAGE UR PHONE / SPILL UR COFFEE / MISS UR ALARMS / ANY OTHER CALAMITY/MISHAP

    REMEMBER YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK


    now that the warning is clear (hopefully) lets get to unrooting


    so here is the file.. (WINDOWS ONLY)

    just download the attached file, extract it using winzip/winrar

    go to the folder where its extracted and execute "RUNME-UNROOT.bat"

    read and follow the instructions on the screen!


    Code:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                       Easy rooting toolkit (v1.0)
                           UNROOTING SCRIPT
                          created by DooMLoRD
       based heavily on FlashTool scripts (by Bin4ry and Androxyde)
        Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
     
    [*] This script will:
          (1) unroot ur device using special script
          (2) remove Busybox and assocaited symlinks
          (3) remove SU files and assocaiated data
     
    [*] Before u begin:   
          (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device
          (2) enable "USB DEBUGGING" 
                from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
          (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
                from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
          (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
          (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
          (6) skip "PC Companion Software" prompt on device
     --------------------------------------------------------------
    DooMLoRD_v1_UNROOTING.zip

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Method 2: Root + CWM recovery

    Souce : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1331784
    Big Thanx to ChainFire - Donate chainFire

    Here simplified Rooting and CWM recovery for Galaxy Note N7000
    - Download Root package, see at end of post
    - There are three folder
    1. Initial CFroot flasher
    2. Two other folder having zImage file , you need one only

    Which file do I use ?
    Listen closely, for I will say zis only once!
    Go to Settings -> About phone -> Kernel Version. Note the string present there:
    2.6.35.7-N7000XXKJ4-CL641703
    What matters most (KJ4) in this case, is in bold. Try to find the matching file
    e.g. CF-Root-SGN_XX_XEN_KJ4-v5.0-CWM4.zip)

    so choose accordingly

    - Place the zImage file accordingly in folder 1.initial CFroot flasher /zImage folder

    - Start "already-rooted.bat" and follow the instructions If you are Rooted already
    OR
    - Start "not-rooted-yet.bat" and follow the instructions.

    Note : Just below this, where you download actual flash programme, that includes initial CF root as well i have already placed zimage accordingly.
    edit 16Nov11 Simplified
    -----------------------------------------Forget all Above and follow simple Step below------------------------------

    Part Two : Final Procedure

    1. I want just Root- Download This
    Now Execute RunMe – follow screen instruction
    (Note : Who are on Linux look to End of this post)

    New method edit 19Feb12
    If you fail to Root with aove method, You can try this
    Keep you mobile debugging on, connect to PC and use tool mention above

    2. I Want ROOT + CWM
    I will do with PC (all credits goes to Chainfire for making Cf root kernel)

    Which kernel You have?

    (Go to Settings -> About phone -> Kernel Version. Note the string present there: 2.6.35.7-N7000XXKJ4-CL641703 Here Red is kernel version)

    I have Kernel KJ1 - Download This– and Extract

    I have Kernel KJ4 - Download This - and Extract

    I Have Kernel KJ6/KJ7/KJ8 - Download this - and extract

    I have Kernel KK1/KK2/KK3/KK4/KK5 - Download This - and Extract

    I have Kernel KKA - Download This - and Extract

    I have Kernel KK9 - Download This - and Extract

    I have kernel KL3 - Download This - and Extract

    I have Kernel KL1 - Download This - and Extract

    Below mentioned are Non Rootable(to use for CWM only. You have to flash using Mobile odin), so you wont get Root from here, Read this thread, Post # 2 n 3

    I have Kernel KL7 - Download

    I have kernel KL8 - Download

    I have kernel LA1 - Download

    I Have Kernel LA3 - Download

    I have kernel LA4 - Download

    I have kernel LA6 - Download

    I have Kernel LB1 -Download

    I have Kernel LC1 - Download



    NOW Ready to begin

    I am Already Rooted - Execute "already-rooted.bat" and follow the instructions

    I am Non-rooted - Execute "not-rooted-yet.bat" and follow the instructions.

    OR
    I will Go with Mobile Odin option (No PC needed)

    After root with above mention method, Go to Market download this, Again Thnx to great ChainFire
    https://market.android.com/details?...xLDEsImV1LmNoYWluZmlyZS5tb2JpbGVvZGluLnBybyJd
    Now place CF root kernel to your Int/Ext memory, N flash with Mobile Odin Pro

    Tip: Just to note that, who have to use root for application purpose e.g.Root explorer, titanium backup etc, they shud select 'I want just Root' option. these all application will work, as well stock recovery also will work like reset, wipe cache partition, wipe data
    You shud only apply CWM, if really you are need to backup/restore firmware, regularly updating ROM, using ChainFire application(which need CF root)


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CF Root ICS ROM

    N7000XXLPY - CF-Root-SGN_XX_OXA_LPY-v5.3-CWM5.zip
    Extract till zImage N flash Kernel using Mobile Odin Pro

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Now How I can revert back to Stock ROM/Unroot (In case of replacemet may i need)

    I you have Just rooted only but not added CWM - Just Download this Extract - Execute - Rum Me unroot.bat

    If You have Root + CWM - then first find out original stock kernel (zImage file)
    Now place this file in zImage folder, n repeat procedure(Initial CFRoot Flasher), which you have done at time of pushing CWM by selecting I am rooted already
    Now unroot with above said unrooting tool.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    When No Any other method works to Root your device, use this
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Note that, this will downgrade your ROM to KJ1, after that you can update it.

    Download: https://rapidshare.com/files/369028110/SGN_XX_OXA_KJ1_FACTORYFS.zip Thanx to Chainfire for making it.
    (special thanx to schiwa for providing premium a/c to host file)

    Mirror : http://d-h.st/HJM (Thnx to Dev host for providing premium ac to XDA recognise contributor)


    - Make sure your SGN is NOT connected to your computer
    - Reboot your SGN into "download mode" (Vol Down + Home + Power)
    - Start ODIN
    - Click the PDA button, and select the "SGN_XX_OXA_KJ1_FACTORYFS.tar" file
    - Connect the SGN to your computer
    - Make sure "repartition" is NOT checked
    - Click the START button
    - Wait for the phone to reboot TWICE
    - Done.
    Now you have your device Rooted, Install Mobile Odin Pro n update your device to any new ROM with Mobile Odin

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    Root Note using Mac & Linux
    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Download This

    - Extract on PC
    - Confirm you have installed driver on PC (Kies will do it)
    - Enable unknown sources in setting - application on device.
    - Enable USB debugging in setting - application - development on device
    - For Mac, double-click and run runmemac.sh. Or you might have to run it in terminal like this:

    sh runmemac.sh

    -For Linux, double-click and run runmelinux.sh. Or you might have to run it in terminal like this:

    sh runmelinux.sh

    Connect device N run script

    Device should rebooted N you can confirm it by working superuser application on device.
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    How to Root/Unroot Older GB ROM + CWM

    Rooting Older GB (Directly rootable) ROM

    Now first thing someone newer like to know what is directly rootable and non rootable ROM

    Directly rootable GB ROM is older release of ROM before Nov11, which can be root with zergrush exploit directly, without odin it (and so without exclamation mark and raising flash counter)

    Which ROMs are directly rootable? and how do i know my ROM directly rootable or not?

    Go to Settings -> About phone -> Kernel Version. Note the string present there: 2.6.35.7-N7000XXKJ4-CL641703 Here Red is your kernel version)
    If it is one of below mentioned then proceed otherwise follow post #3

    These are directly rootable ROM

    If ROM having one of these kernels, then it is directly Rootable.
    KJ1/KJ4/KJ6/KJ7/KJ8/KJA
    KK1/KK2/KK3/KK4/KK5/KK6/KK9/KKA
    KL1
    KL3(few of KL3 only is directly rootable e.g. Indian KL3. so in case your KL3 cudn't get root with zergrush you should consider it as non directly rootable )

    Rooting Procedure

    Here procedure divided in two part
    Part 1. For whom who just want to root device (you will have option to move to part two anytime)
    Part 2. For those who want to Root + CWM (advance clockworkmode recovery, to use upgrade ROM / Nandroid backup restore) - Recommended

    Part 1 : - Credit goes to DooMLoRD for his zirgrush exploit
    Download This

    Before u begin:
    Code:
          (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device. 
                 OR you can install kies, that will do the job.
          (2) enable "USB DEBUGGING" 
                from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
          (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
                from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
          (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
          (5) Close kies SW completely, close if any antivrus SW running

    Procedure for window:
    -Extract file you have downloaded.
    -Connect device to PC
    -Execure Run Me from extracted file, and follow instruction on screen
    Done. Device will be rebboted after successfull root.
    On successful rooting, you can see working Superuser app in drawer.


    Procedure for Max & Linux

    Download This

    - Extract on PC
    - Confirm you have installed driver on PC (Kies will do it)
    - Enable unknown sources in setting - application on device.
    - Enable USB debugging in setting - application - development on device
    - For Mac, double-click and run runmemac.sh. Or you might have to run it in terminal like this:

    sh runmemac.sh

    -For Linux, double-click and run runmelinux.sh. Or you might have to run it in terminal like this:

    sh runmelinux.sh

    Connect device N run script

    Device should rebooted N you can confirm it by working superuser application on device.

    Part 2. Credit goes to Chainfire

    Which kernel You have?

    (Go to Settings -> About phone -> Kernel Version. Note the string present there: 2.6.35.7-N7000XXKJ4-CL641703 Here Red is kernel version)

    Now download tool from below according kernel you have.

    I have Kernel KJ1 - Download This– and Extract

    I have Kernel KJ4 - Download This - and Extract

    I Have Kernel KJ6/KJ7/KJ8 - Download this - and extract

    I have Kernel KK1/KK2/KK3/KK4/KK5 - Download This - and Extract

    I have Kernel KKA - Download This - and Extract

    I have Kernel KK9 - Download This - and Extract

    I have kernel KL3 - Download This - and Extract

    I have Kernel KL1 - Download This - and Extract

    Before u begin:
    Code:
          (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for ur device. 
                 OR you can install kies, that will do the job.
          (2) enable "USB DEBUGGING" 
                from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
          (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
                from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
          (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
          (5) Close kies SW completely, close if any antivrus SW running

    Procedure :
    -Connect device to PC
    -Execute "not-rooted-yet.bat" and follow the instructions.
    -Device will reboot after successfull root, and you can see superuser and CWM application in drawer.


    For those who have Root device earlier(with part 1) and want CWM
    Download tool as mentioned in part two
    -Connect device to PC
    -Execute 'Already rooted.bat' from downloaded tool.
    -Device will reboot after successfull pushing zImage, and you can see CWM application in drawer.

    OR
    If you are already Rooted, you can use Mobile Odin Pro to flash CWM


    Unrooting
    Download This
    -Extract - Execute - Rum Me unroot.bat (same as mentioned in part1)
    PS : Unrooting by above tool may leave some footprint, so if you want to do it for warranty purpose then best way is to flash stock ROM using PC Odin followed by wipe.
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    Get root access on Newer GB ROM (non rootable directly)

    Get root access on Newer GB ROM (non rootable directly)

    Here as name suggest non rootable directly ROMs. guide is not for How to root it, but better we can term it, How to get root access on such newer ROM.

    As i said if you ROM not having kernel as mentioned in previous post (#2), you have to consider your ROM as non rootable.

    Available option to get root access on such ROMs

    1. Flash Pre rooted ROM

    As name suggest flashing This ROM with PC odin, you will have ready made Root + CWM. This ROM was modified by ChainFire (All credit goes to him only). And you can flash it using PC Odin without getting exclamation mark/raise flash counter.

    Download :
    http://d-h.st/HJM
    Mirror

    Installation method is same as flashing other rootable ROM described here

    After flashing you will have Root + CWM
    PS: This is first ever GB ROM, and you may notice some screen issue if your Note is newer, dont worry for that once you upate to newer ROM, this issue will go. You can now update to any newer GB ROM with keeping your root intact, mentioned in option 2 below.

    2. Update Newer GB ROM using Mobile Odin / CWM

    If you are currently on Rooted GB ROM, you can update to any newer GB (non rootable) ROM using PC Odin OR CWM with keeping your root intact.

    Here is description available How to use Mobile Odin OR CWM to update newer ROM

    After updating to newer ROM, you can flash CF root kernel from here
    according to newer ROM kernel. And Flash it using Mobile Odin OR CWM.

    I have Kernel KL7 - Download

    I have kernel KL8 - Download

    I have kernel LA1 - Download

    I Have Kernel LA3 - Download

    I have kernel LA4 - Download

    I have kernel LA6 - Download

    I have Kernel LB1 -Download

    I have Kernel LC1 - Download
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    refer this to install CWM with rom manager

    http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/how-to-install-clockwork-recovery-to-your-android-phone/
    Edit : Rom manager not supporting Note
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