This is a root guide for those of you new to Galaxy Note.
If this is your first time to rooting Galaxy Note, here’s our recommendation on what to do first.
If you don’t know what rooting means, please watch this video first:
- How to Install Flash Player on ICS or Jelly Bean! - Need flash player? Just do this!
For Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000/GT-N8013/GT-N8010
GT-N8000 = 3G SIM version, GT-N8013 = Wifi version America, GT-N8010 = Wifi version internatinoal
1. There’s two ways to root, try Root Method 1 if you only want root and Root Method 2 if you want to install custom ROMs. (Update: Nov 1st 2012 – “I recommend root method 2 for everyone, it’s much easier safer.”)
2. Second, if you want to install custom ROMs, you will have to follow Root Method 2 to install ClockworkMod Recovery on your Note 10.1.
3. Before you do anything, please see How to Backup/Restore ROM on Galaxy Note 10.1!
4. If you installed ClockworkMod Recovery but cannot receive OTA updates, here’s How to Install Stock Recovery on your Galaxy Note 10.1! so you can receive them.
5. Need to return for warranty? Here’s how to unroot/unbrick your Note 10.1 back to factory firmware!
Need App2SD? Try this.
For Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Unlocked/International/Asian/European
2. Second, install ClockworkMod Recovery on your rooted Galaxy Note. (Only if you used Root Method 1, Skip This if you have used Root Method 2 as Recovery was installed along with root)
3. Third, make a backup of your stock rooted ROM using ClockworkMod Recovery.
4. After doing all of the above, please follow How to Install GB/ICS ROM on Galaxy Note.
For EMMC Bricking issues, here’s a fail-proof/brick-proof method you can use when installing or restoring ROMs.
Make sure to make a backup of your apps using Titanium Backup app before installing ROMs!
If you ever want to get your Galaxy Note GT-N7000 completely back to stock, see How to Unroot Galaxy Note GT-N7000. Also see How to Unroot to ICS Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy Note GT-N7000.
After unrooting, if you have problems, see How to Do a Factory Reset on Stock Galaxy Note GT-N7000.
Once you’ve got all of these things worked out, you should be able to easily install new ROMs or switch between them, enjoy!
For Galaxy Note SGH-i717 AT&T/Bell/Rogers/Telus
1. First, root your Galaxy Note.
2. Second, install ClockworkMod Recovery on your rooted Galaxy Note. (No need to do this if you used root method in #1 above, you already installed it while rooting.)
3. Third, Make a backup of your ROM in ClockworkMod Recovery. Then make a backup of your apps and SMS before installing a new ROM.
4. For installing ROM, see How to Install ROM on Galaxy Note SGH-i717.
You can also install T-Mobile modem on your AT&T Galaxy Note to enable T-Mobile’s 3G/4G when using T-Mobile SIM card. For T-Mobile users, you can try these T-Mobile compatible ICS modems to improve signals.
If you ever want to get your Galaxy Note SGH-i717 competely back to stock, see How to Unroot AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717 to Gingerbread or see How to Unroot AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717 to ICS.
For Roger Unroot, go here.
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You will need a rooted Galaxy Note to install all ROM/kernels.
NOTE: If you are a noob, please remember the author of this site is not responsible if you mess up your phone. Make sure you know what you are doing before following any instructions on this site!
First time to rooting and custom ROMs? Please see our Galaxy Note Root Guide FIRST!