Samsung Galaxy Note II is one of the jumbo models from Samsung but still, works on old firmware. You can update it by installing custom firmware. To install custom firmware’s you must root Samsung Galaxy Note II with Odin software. Rooting helps you to install custom ROM’s, Kernels and customizes your mobile into your own style. It also boosts the performance of your device and improves your battery life.

Odin is one of the best flashing firmware software for any Samsung Android device from the developers. It also keeps your mobile safe and secure. If you are ready to continue, verify some prerequisites before you root your Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Samsung Galaxy Note II


Before you start the procedure to root Samsung Galaxy Note II, you must follow below-mentioned prerequisites to stay on safe side. Carefully read these conditions before proceeding to root Samsung Galaxy Note II.
  • Check device model: This article is written purely for Samsung Galaxy Note II only. You should not follow these steps on any other devices. If your device is not Samsung Galaxy Note II, then you should stop following these steps immediately.
  • Unlock Bootloader: You need to unlock the bootloader to gain complete root access. You can find more details about Samsung Galaxy Note II bootloader unlocking below.
  • USB drivers: If you need to connect your Samsung Galaxy Note II to PC or laptop as the part of this tutorial, then you should first install Samsung USB drivers on your system.
  • USB debugging: To establish a stable connection between Samsung Galaxy Note II and PC/Laptop, you need to enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy Note II. Check our guide to enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy Note II.
  • Backup: Rooting Samsung Galaxy Note II sometimes delete entire data from the device and recovering them is a big process. It is recommended to backup entire Samsung Galaxy Note II data before you follow these steps.
  • Check battery: Rooting process may take 5-20 minutes and you should maintain enough battery backup before starting the process. Battery drains quickly than normal while you follow below steps and it is advised to charge up to 60% before getting started.
If you feel you're good to go with above prerequisites, then continue reading to root Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Downloads Section

Choose your Samsung Galaxy Note II device model and download CF-AutoRoot file from below.

  1. For Model N7100 ClickHere.
  2. For Model N7105 ClickHere.
  3. For Model SHV-E250K ClickHere.
  4. For Model SHV-E250L ClickHere.
  5. For Model SHV-E250S ClickHere.
  6. For Model SPH-L900 ClickHere.
  7. For Model SGH-I317 ClickHere.
  8. For Model SGH-I317M ClickHere.
  9. For Model SGH-T889 (T-Mobile version) ClickHere.

Must follow steps

  • If your Samsung Galaxy Note II device model number is not there in the above list don’t try this method, there is a chance to brick your mobile.


Rooting your Samsung Galaxy Note II is not a simple and official process. You need to do it with caution. Any small mistake may hard brick your device and makes it useless. Please try to root Samsung Galaxy Note II at your own risk. Either Interest Waypoint team, device manufactures or developers are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your Samsung Galaxy Note II. You need to understand this article is just for educational purpose and you're doing it at your own risk.

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Note II

  1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy Note II to your PC and transfer the downloaded zip files to phone/Sd card memory.
  2. Extract your Samsung Galaxy Note II model CF-AutoRoot, you will get a file name of .tar.md5
  3.  Extract Odin and run Odin3 v3.07 as administrator.
  4. Turn Off your Samsung Galaxy Note II device, and wait for few seconds.
  5. Hold down the Volume Down button + Home Button then press Power Button for 5 seconds, you’ll get a warning screen.Warning Screen
  6. Press Volume up to continue.
  7. Already you have your device-related drivers (which you just installed from downloads section) and Odin 3.07 program, so just open Odin program, your screen will display an ID: COM in yellow color with a random number in it.Yellow ID: Com Image
  8. Click on PDA under Files [Download] and find the cwm6-root-note2.tar file. Select that file and click Start button, now your Odin will start flashing the custom CWM Recovery. If it completes successfully your screen displays a green “PASS!” box.Pass Box Image
  9. After completion of this process, your Samsung Galaxy Note II will automatically boot into ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery and install the SuperUser app along with its binaries.
  10. If the whole process is completed, again reboot your Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Check Root Status of Samsung Galaxy Note II

So, you have finally rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note II successfully. But wait! Did it actually enable root access and everything went well? Even though you didn't face any errors while rooting process, it doesn't mean you did it right. Don't worry, we can simply test the root access on Samsung Galaxy Note II by installing any root checker applications. You can try this app from Playstore and verify the root access. If that app shows no root access, then you might have done something wrong. Try this entire process again to root Samsung Galaxy Note II.

Conclusion for rooting Samsung Galaxy Note II

We're done! Hope this guide helped you to root Samsung Galaxy Note II without any errors. In case if you encounter any problems while following our guide, leave a comment below and we'll respond with a possible solution as soon as possible. Keep visiting for more updates on Samsung Galaxy Note II.