The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) received official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update yesterday. The international variant of the phablet can be updated to the latest Android version via OTA directly. However, if you haven’t yet received the OTA update and do not want to wait for it, we also saw how you can install it manually through Odin.
And now, a way to root the device has also been worked out thanks to XDA Senior Member smeet.somaiya. The process involves installing a custom recovery via Odin and then flashing the SuperSu app from it. For the detailed procedure, follow the below steps to root your Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) running on Android 4.4.2.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Samsung Galaxy Note 2:
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 drivers installed on your computer
- Odin 3.09
- Philz Recovery 6.26.3
- SuperSu v 1.94
- Download the SuperSu, Philz recovery and Odin zip files to your computer.
- Unzip the Odin zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file.
- Now turn off your Galaxy Note 2 and enter download mode by pressing Home + Power + Volume Down buttons.
- Connect your device to your computer via USB and wait till a blue sign appears in Odin.
- Add the philz_touch_6.26.6-n7100.tar.md5 file to AP/PDA.
- Make sure that the re-partition box is not ticked.
- Click on Start and wait for the process to complete.
- Philz recovery has now been installed on your device. Boot into it.
- Select “Install Zip” and choose the SuperSu zip file.
- After the zip has been flashed, reboot your device.
You have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (N7100) running on Android 4.4.2.
Note: After rooting your device if you keep getting SuperSu has stopped notifications, then uninstall SuperSu and reinstall it from the Play Store.