No sooner does Samsung release its smartphone-cum-tablet Galaxy Note does it become root-able. With a 5-inch, 1280×800 screen with Super AMOLED HD Plus display, it certainly makes a big first first impression, and is a unique entry to the fiercely competitive mobile devices market.
Courtesy of the guys over at AndroidNZ, those owning the large yet small device can root it – and we’ve enclosed a simple tutorial to help you en-root.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note On Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
PLEASE NOTE: Redmond Pie will not be held responsible for any loss of data as a result of the malfunctioning of your Samsung Galaxy Note. Follow instructions at your own risk! There’s currently no way to reset the flash counter, so by continuing, you agree to kiss any warranty goodbye.
With the formalities behind us, you’ll need assemble the necessary files:
- Samsung Kies [Official Website]
- ODIN v1.85 [XDA Thread]
- Netchips ClockworkMod Recovery Kernel [Here]
- Superuser zip file [Here]
Step 1: Install Samsung Kies on your PC (download link above) for your Samsung Galaxy Note, which will ensure that ODIN is able to detect your device.
Step 2: Launch ODIN v1.85.
Step 3: Switch your device off, hold Volume Up and Volume Down to place your device into Download Mode and plug in your device to your computer via USB cable.
Step 4: Once ODIN recognizes your device, click the PDA button and navigate to netchip-cwm-update2.tar. Click on Start. netchip-cwm-update2.tar will now be flashed to your phone and it will reboot.
Step 5: Once you’ve rebooted, press and hold Volume Up, the Home Button and the Power Button to enter recovery mode.
Step 6: If everything is running smoothly, you should now have entered ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery.
Step 7: Navigate to install zip from sd card > choose zip from sdcard > su-188.8.131.52-ef-signed.zip
Step 8: Finally, Reboot your Note by choosing reboot system option from main menu.
Provided you followed the steps correctly, then congratulations – your Samsung Galaxy Note should now be rooted on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.
You may also like to check out some of our other tutorials, which detail the rooting process for other Android-based devices:
- How To Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II On Android 2.3.5 [Tutorial]
- Root HTC Amaze 4G On Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Permanently With ‘One Click Root’ [How To Tutorial]
- Root Samsung Stratosphere 4G On Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread [How To Tutorial]