Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 users who have already upgraded their devices to the latest official build and are currently looking for a root method, can follow the step-by-step guide below. The tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA developer, Chainfire. This tutorial is only for the Samsung Galaxy 8.0 n5100 users running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with base firmware XXBMD1. Trying it on other firmwares or variants might brick the device.
- Samsung drivers installed
- Odin3 v3.07
- CF-Auto-Root-Kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.zip file
- USB debugging enabled
- Make a backup of your data.
- Extract the contents of Odin3 3.07.zip on your computer and install Odin on the PC.
- Turn off the tablet and make sure it is not connected to the computer.
- Boot the tablet into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to continue to enter Download Mode.
- Open Odin. Connect your tablet to the computer and allow the drivers to install. You will see the “Added!!” message on Odin. If it doesn’t appear, make sure you have properly installed the USB drivers for your tablet.
- Download CF-Auto-Root package for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to the computer and extract the downloaded root zip to get a file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Click the PDA button in Odin and locate the TAR file for your tablet. Do not make any unnecessary changes on Odin. Doing so will brick your tablet!
- Click the Start button in Odin.
- Your tablet will automatically reboot. You will also see the “PASS” message on Odin.
- Once the Samsung logo appears on the screen, you can disconnect your tablet from the computer.
- Now restart the tablet and you are done!