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How to Root Galaxy Note! [GT-N7000]

Rooting your Galaxy Note can allow you to install rooted apps like Titanium Backup app, Android Wifi Tether app, and brings you full control over your Galaxy Note smartphone.

Why root your Galaxy Note?

There’s a ton of reasons but you can watch this video on why you should root your Galaxy Note.

How to Root Your Galaxy Note! (This is for GT-N7000 models)

This method works on all Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.   This is rooting method for Gingerbread on Galaxy Note.  When ICS is available for Galaxy Note, we will have another tutorial.

If you want to install custom ROMs, I will have another tutorial on that.  But this method gives you root without touching anything so you won’t lose anything but gain root.

For AT&T/Telus/Bell/Rogers Galaxy Note i717, see this root method instead!!!
Step 1. Put your Galaxy Note into USB Debugging mode by checking USB Debugging ON under Settings->Applications->Development.  Then connect your Galaxy Note to your computer via a micro-USB cable.

Step 2. For Mac and Linux, driver installation is not required, skip to Step 3.  For Windows, install Galaxy Note drivers by downloading the file below and running it.

Download Samsung Galaxy Note Windows Drivers

To verfiy that drivers are working correctly, go to Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Device Manager.  You should see “Samsung Android ADB Interface”.

Step 3. Download GalaxyNoteRoot.zip below, unzip it.

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Download GalaxyNoteRoot.zip

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For Windows, double-click and run runme.bat.

For Mac, double-click and run runmemac.sh.  Or you might have to run it in terminal like this:

sh runmemac.sh

For Linux, double-click and run runmelinux.sh.  Or you might have to run it in terminal like this:

sh runmelinux.sh

Step 4. Rooting should take around 5 minutes and your Galaxy Note will reboot when done rooting.

Step 5. Verify that you have SuperUser app, if you do congratulations, you’ve rooted your Galaxy Note!  You can verify even further by installing a root app such as Titanium Backup app.

If for some reason you don’t get root with this method, try Galaxy Note Root Method 2.

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114 Responses to How to Root Galaxy Note! [GT-N7000]

  1. wesley says:

    hi iv just rooted my galaxy note the same way you did i just want to knw can this in anyway mess my fone up?can i uninstall it an if i update wat will happen.thanx regards wesley

  2. Nim says:

    Tnx guys for this exploit, but on my Galaxy Note doesn’t works.
    This the errors I had:

    --- remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    --- pushing SU binary
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    --- pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only file system
    --- cleaning
    --- rebooting
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE
    All Done, Galaxy Note ROOTED!!!
    Check out RootGalaxyNote.com for more cool hacks!

    This root method i sthe best I ever found till now, cuz at least It does some, I see some correct response on Terminal, but I see It cant copy SU and SuperUser.apk, right?

    What can I do to root my G Note?

    tnx
    Nim

  3. nim says:

    ehi guys! Why did u delete my comment? I’ve posted a error log shown by the Terminal using your method!
    Please can u guys re-publish my comment and explain to me (and other users) how to fix that error?
    Thanks!

  4. vivek says:

    this doesn’t work with MAC Lion..when i click on sh runmemac.sh it just opens textedit n does nothing. can u post a video on mac how to do it

  5. BritishRider says:

    This worked 100% perfectly for me thanks so much. Saved me a lot of time and hassle. :-)

  6. Nim says:

    Nothing..I try and try again…nada!
    This whas Terminal says:

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0)
    created by DooMLoRD
    Modified for Kindle Fire for Linux/Mac by Max Lee at RootGalaxyNote.com
    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (1) enable USB DEBUGGING
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
    (2) enable UNKNOWN SOURCES
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
    (3) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
    (4) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect 2 computer
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    --- STARTING ----
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    --- cleaning
    --- pushing zergRush
    462 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.048s)
    --- correcting permissions
    --- executing zergRush

    [**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002e118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    [*] Scooting ...
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)...
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings ...
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle USB DEBUGGING (first disable it then enable it)
    --- DEVICE FOUND
    --- pushing busybox
    2740 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.383s)
    --- correcting permissions
    --- remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    --- installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    --- pushing SU binary
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    --- correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    --- correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    --- pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only file system
    --- cleaning
    --- rebooting
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE
    All Done, Galaxy Note ROOTED!!!
    Check out RootGalaxyNote.com for more cool hacks!

    I’m MAC snow leopard and my galaxy note is 2.3.6 XXKL7
    The .sh files run, it reboot the Device, but it doesn’t root it!

    Thanks in advance for ur help!
    Nim

    • Robert says:

      Gi, seems like you are fxk and no one gives a fxk.

    • Harald says:

      It worked beautifully with a little tweak. I used the already installed adb on my mac instead of the adb-mac binary in the download package. There are tons on howtos on how to install adb on a mac. Here is one: http://esausilva.com/2010/10/02/how-to-set-up-adb-android-debug-bridge-in-mac-osx/
      Test the connection with the phone connected with a USB-cable (“adb devices”)
      The response should read something like:
      ——-
      List of devices attached
      304D1936A53424AE device
      ——-

      If your phone is found you can prceed with the rooting process:
      enter the GalaxyNoteRoot directory (“cd GalaxyNoteRoot”)
      edit runmemac.sh to change the second line: “varadb=adb-mac” to read “varadb=adb-mac-local” instead
      symlink adb-mac-local to adb on your mac (“ln -s /Applications/android-sdk-mac_86/platform-tools/adb adb-mac-local”
      Now run the script (“sh runmemac.sh”)

      Worked for me anyway.

      H

    • Richard says:

      Hey Nim,

      I had the same problem – the issue is that the latest firmware updates have patched the vulnerability that ZergRush exploits to get root access.

      To fix it, you need to flash older firmware from here:
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1424997&page=90

      If you prefer to use your new firmware and still get root, there’s instructions for that in post 3, although it’s a little cryptic.

      Cheers
      Richard

  7. Ali says:

    hey >>> i couldn’t download the GalaxyNote/rooting/GalaxyNoteRoot.zip in the site is there problem i should now about ???!!!!
    thanx alot : )

  8. Ali says:

    Hellow there,,
    please there is very simlpe problem keeping stoping me , the GalaxyNote/rooting/GalaxyNoteRoot.zip do not downloaded with from the site the link just doesn’t appear is there a problem from my browser ???!!!!!

  9. Nim says:

    Here it goes! I’ve found out why I have these error in the output, even on Mac and PC:
    The Kernel KL (kl7-kl8) are patched! So they cant be rooted with this Onclickroot method…
    All ppl have a KL kernel version cant root the phone till the XDA developper, or other genial guys, find out a new root method to “jump around” this anti-root patch!

    Thanks Max for ur no-help!

  10. ljanhong says:

    hi, can you do a tutorial video on how to root where i can install custom rom on it?

  11. Dragon says:

    Same problem Here , someone can help us ?

  12. Fatih says:

    Thanks the post and i appreciate that. But, I tried it on Mac Lion and my note’s version is 2.3.6 XXKL7 i got this error:
    —————————————————————
    Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0)
    created by DooMLoRD
    Modified for Kindle Fire for Linux/Mac by Max Lee at RootGalaxyNote.com
    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    —————————————————————
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (1) enable USB DEBUGGING
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
    (2) enable UNKNOWN SOURCES
    from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
    (3) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
    (4) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect 2 computer
    —————————————————————
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    — cleaning
    — pushing zergRush
    1640 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.013s)
    — correcting permissions
    — executing zergRush

    [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002e118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    [*] Scooting …
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings …
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle USB DEBUGGING (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    3033 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.346s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    All Done, Galaxy Note ROOTED!!!
    Check out RootGalaxyNote.com for more cool hacks!

    I tried twice and install Superuser.apk manually then nothing… Is there any work around??

  13. Michael Merten says:

    It was my fault had the program was in the wrong directory. After changing rooted my Note in less than 3 minutes. Excellent. Free now.

  14. harry says:

    Hi, i watched your Video and I do the all things in the right way. But, sorry; it want work.
    Let me know if the mistake comes from my Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-N7000XXLa4 . …and sorry about my english.
    kind regards from Hamburg
    Harry

  15. 3adnan says:

    how can i unroot my galaxy note

  16. mike says:

    hi……i wanna ask…..as i am using a mac,why it shows ‘sh: runmemac.sh: No such file or directory’ after i typed ‘sh runmemac.sh’??thanks for answering me,coz i am not good at computer……thanks a lot!!!i really wanna root my note by the method you provided

  17. daus says:

    not work on 2.3.6?? because i got error too…

  18. Marchintosh says:

    Hello,
    I have firmware LA4. This method don’t work with this. How can i root it?

  19. Ryan says:

    Hi, the GalaxyNoteRoot.zip seems like corrupted. I can’t extract it in Linux nor windows.

  20. Andreas says:

    Hi

    Thanx for the great Guide :)
    But is there anyway to remove this Root?

  21. TOM says:

    Hi,

    the provided files in the ZIP above didn’t work for my newly purchased Note (Bought in early Feb in Germany).
    I used Linux and the problem was, that my Device was not recognized on the USB Cable.
    It hung after
    —————————————————————
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE

    And waited forever.

    I got it working with the adb from the Androd-SDK
    (Just downloaded it, installed the platform-tools and copied adb to adb-linux.)

    Maybe that helps other people with the same problem

  22. enrique says:

    I have the same problem with NIM. My Galaxy is still not rooted.

    Please help.

    ti backup says:
    Sorry, i could not aqcuire root privilages. This application will *not* work ! Please verify that your ROM is rooted and includes BuzyBox, and try again.

    Thanks in advance.

  23. Robert Reichert says:

    have the same a.m. problem, not root at all.
    I guess this is as I am on XX..LA4, LA2 (latest update 2.3.6)
    we probably need a new exploit to root like this here. Guess it would work well with ODIN, but I don’t want to install any new ROM or Kernel just simply root.
    However, if somebody knows a way out, pls let me know by Email:
    RBBchan@gmail.com

  24. Phil I says:

    Hello, I have just bought the new AT&T galaxy note …its NOT a GT-N7000 this one is a USA model. Do you have the root download for this and can I have it. ,,,thnx for your help in AdvancE.

    I also have the NON USA galaxy note which is a GT-N7000 and I have it rooted works like a champ over clocked and all !!! but the new ones have the FASTER processor SO i decided to try it out…THNX and I hope to hear from you soon……………………PI>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LAS VEGAS BABY

  25. Ashish Rohilla says:

    I got this error msg and my phone isn’t rooted yet. Can anyone help ?
    —————————————————————
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at RootGalaxyNote.com!
    —————————————————————
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    — cleaning
    — pushing zergRush”
    3751 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.006s)
    — correcting permissions
    — executing zergRush

    [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002e118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    [*] Scooting …
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings …
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    3162 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.332s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file
    system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting
    All Done, rebooting Galaxy Note!
    Press any key to continue . . .

  26. asatYkt says:

    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    — cleaning
    — pushing zergRush”
    1443 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.015s)
    — correcting permissions
    — executing zergRush

    [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002e118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    [*] Scooting …
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings …
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames ! ======================================================
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    2692 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.390s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file
    system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting
    All Done, rebooting Galaxy Note!

    <
    I think the error line is "[-] Hellions with BLUE flames ! "
    It is marked "==…"

    Could you help me and … Nim too … I think..

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  28. Tarek Halwani says:

    I’m having the same problem with my mac.

    when i use terminal:
    sh: runmemac.sh: No such file or directory

    when i open the file : runmemac.sh

    #!/bin/bash
    varadb=adb-mac
    echo “—————————————————————”
    echo ” Easy rooting toolkit (v2.0) ”
    echo ” created by DooMLoRD ”
    echo ” Modified for Kindle Fire for Linux/Mac by Max Lee at RootGalaxyNote.com ”
    echo ” using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team) ”
    echo ” Credits go to all those involved in making this possible! ”
    echo “—————————————————————”
    echo ” [*] This script will: ”
    echo ” (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov) ”
    echo ” (2) install Busybox (1.18.4) ”
    echo ” (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6) ”
    echo ” [*] Before u begin: ”
    echo ” (1) enable “USB DEBUGGING” ”
    echo ” from (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development) ”
    echo ” (2) enable “UNKNOWN SOURCES” ”
    echo ” from (Menu\Settings\Applications) ”
    echo ” (3) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes ”
    echo ” (4) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect 2 computer”
    echo “—————————————————————”
    echo “— STARTING —-”
    echo “— WAITING FOR DEVICE”
    ./$varadb wait-for-device
    echo “— cleaning”
    ./$varadb shell “cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *”
    echo “— pushing zergRush”
    ./$varadb push zergRush /data/local/tmp/.
    echo “— correcting permissions”
    ./$varadb shell “chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/zergRush”
    echo “— executing zergRush”
    ./$varadb shell “./data/local/tmp/zergRush”
    echo “— WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT”
    echo “if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:”
    echo ” disconnect usb cable and reconnect it”
    echo ” toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)”
    echo “— DEVICE FOUND”
    ./$varadb wait-for-device
    echo “— pushing busybox”
    ./$varadb push busybox /data/local/tmp/.
    echo “— correcting permissions”
    ./$varadb shell “chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/busybox”
    echo “— remounting /system”
    ./$varadb shell “/data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system”
    echo “— copying busybox to /system/xbin/”
    ./$varadb shell “dd if=/data/local/tmp/busybox of=/system/xbin/busybox”
    echo “— correcting ownership”
    ./$varadb shell “chown root.shell /system/xbin/busybox”
    echo “— correcting permissions”
    ./$varadb shell “chmod 04755 /system/xbin/busybox”
    echo “— installing busybox”
    ./$varadb shell “/system/xbin/busybox –install -s /system/xbin”
    ./$varadb shell “rm -r /data/local/tmp/busybox”
    echo “— pushing SU binary”
    ./$varadb push su /system/bin/su
    echo “— correcting ownership”
    ./$varadb shell “chown root.shell /system/bin/su”
    echo “— correcting permissions”
    ./$varadb shell “chmod 06755 /system/bin/su”
    echo “— correcting symlinks”
    ./$varadb shell “rm /system/xbin/su”
    ./$varadb shell “ln -s /system/bin/su /system/xbin/su”
    echo “— pushing Superuser app”
    ./$varadb push Superuser.apk /system/app/.
    echo “— cleaning”
    ./$varadb shell “cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *”
    echo “— rebooting”
    ./$varadb reboot
    echo “— WAITING FOR DEVICE”
    ./$varadb wait-for-device
    echo “All Done, Galaxy Note ROOTED!!!”
    echo “Check out RootGalaxyNote.com for more cool hacks!”

  29. Lincoln says:

    I have th same problem as Nim…

  30. Shad says:

    I have the same issue as Nim. Though I believe that my problem starts with the samsung drivers. They install but at the end I receive an error message saying that the “Base System Device” drivers can’t be found. I’ve tried with the phone plugged in in USB debugging mode and my AV/firewall off and I ran the drivers with admin privileges.

    And I’ve tried with admin privileges off, with the phone unplugged, with newer drivers and with the original cable and other micro USB cables and every other combination i can think of. I’ve even tried on 2 computers with the same problem.

    I have no idea what’s wrong. Any ideas anyone?

  31. Marc says:

    i have rooted my galaxy note via the eaasy method and i want to ask how to unroot it i need it to claim my warranty… hope you can provide this info

  32. Hans says:

    Here’s what I changed to the instructions for Linux to make it work :

    First make the executables actually executable : after unzip in temporary directory, I chose GalaxyNoteRoot/
    ~/galaxynote/GalaxyNoteRoot/ # chmod +x *

    Then what TOM said; replace adb 1.0.25 with a newer one (I got 1.0.29) which could actually connect to my device. Install Android SDK (http://developer.android.com/sdk/) to get newer adb and copy it over adb-linux :
    ~/galaxynote/ # cp android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/adb GalaxyNoteRoot/adb-linux

    Hope this helps someone :)

  33. Seb says:

    hi.. may i know.. is it possible to root 2.3.6 Note? i am totally new here

  34. Rayanmx says:

    Thanks but it didn’t work for me on my N7000 with KK8 Kernel…

    Here’s my script window:

    —————————————————————
    Easy rooting toolkit for Galaxy Note (v2.0)
    created by DooMLoRD
    Modified by Max Lee from RootGalaxyNote.com
    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    —————————————————————
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at RootGalaxyNote.com!
    —————————————————————
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    — cleaning
    — pushing zergRush”
    721 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.031s)
    — correcting permissions
    — executing zergRush

    [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x0002e118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode
    [*] Scooting …
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings …
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking !
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings …
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames !
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    — pushing busybox
    1529 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.686s)
    — correcting permissions
    — remounting /system
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    — pushing SU binary
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting symlinks
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file
    system
    — cleaning
    — rebooting
    All Done, rebooting Galaxy Note!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Cheers!

  35. da3karis says:

    i get no errors but the phone is too much slower and the rooted applications are not working like i dont have a superuser access.

  36. Jeffrey says:

    I think for those users who has upgraded their Galaxy Note from Android 2.3.5 to 2.3.6, they need to downgrade your firmware back to 2.3.5 first before root it.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    Thank you.

  37. Mr. Edizon says:

    I have the same problem I got 2.3.6 ver & the rooting method doesn’t work. Guess we have to downgrade to an older ver but don’t what exact ver we need to root Galaxy NOte. I also wanna know how to unroot it.

  38. Jeffrey says:

    Confirm, for those have upgraded to official 2.3.6 firmware….you need to downgrade it back to 2.3.5 first before using this method..

  39. Phredog says:

    This does not work at all on a Linux box. Every line of the script says:

    ./runmelinux.sh: ./adb-linux: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

    I do not know what teh shared object ld-linux.so.2 is, but it is not part of the package.

  40. Phredog says:

    Well it almost works. I had to install the missing lib files. I am a Redhat Linux admin so I actually some hope that this might eventually work when I have some more time (and I do not have anymore today). Most home Linux users out there are Ubuntu users. As a rule they are not Linux savvy enought to know what a .deb, or .rpm file is. I bet there are few that know what yum means. How could they have any hope? I would remove any references to Linux unless you plan to explain this sort of stuff.

    Thanx;

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  42. paul says:

    Hi
    Thank You for this,,
    Just 1 question now that i have rooted it can i upgrade to ice cream sandwich? via the phone or kies.
    Or will i have to unroot it first?
    Any repleies would be very helpful
    Regards
    Paul

  43. Lxsoosai says:

    I try to install it by using run me windows
    But it’s turn not reading or not supported
    So I try using second method by Odin
    Sucess but I’m using current kl1 firmware
    Ok not problem superuser perfect
    I try install repack 4.03 imika tablet ver
    Wow its perfect but an error
    Can’t ;
    Read internal sd card
    Some appli shows error
    Blue tooth hard to connect
    By way how should overcome the this problem
    The important is reading sd card how to repair any software

    2problem is my version to my old version reinstall bck my older version due imika tablet can’t read sd card under setting phone
    My older version is kl1. Now my phone is rooted kernel abyssnote 4.2
    Ever thing k but why can’t I install different rom such dark note by using goole appli
    Rom manager I need updated my recoveries mod but updated only showing different phone not note n7000
    On

  44. Maximus says:

    Hi guys – this is the result of my failed attempt (below). Any suggestions?

    Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
    Android 2.3.6

    H:\dell.source\samsung.galaxy.note>runme
    —————————————————————
    Easy rooting toolkit for Galaxy Note (v2.0)
    created by DooMLoRD
    Modified by Max Lee from RootGalaxyNote.com
    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    —————————————————————
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using latest zergRush exploit (10 Nov)
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (binary: 3.0.3 and apk: 3.0.6)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at RootGalaxyNote.com!
    —————————————————————
    — STARTING —-
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    — cleaning
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    — pushing zergRush”
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    2251 KB/s (23056 bytes in 0.010s)
    — correcting permissions
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    — executing zergRush
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    — WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it)
    — DEVICE FOUND
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    — pushing busybox
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    2940 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.357s)
    — correcting permissions
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    — remounting /system
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    /data/local/tmp/busybox: permission denied
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    — correcting permissions
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    — installing busybox
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    — pushing SU binary
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    — correcting ownership
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    — correcting permissions
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    — correcting symlinks
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    link failed Read-only file system
    — pushing Superuser app
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error:
    — cleaning
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    — rebooting
    adb server is out of date. killing…
    * daemon started successfully *
    All Done, rebooting Galaxy Note!
    Press any key to continue . . .

  45. Mondy says:

    im new here and id like some help please.
    if i were to root my galaxy note running on gingerbread but not install any ROMs, would that mean i cant get the future ICS update with all the new s-pen apps that are coming?

  46. Kseng Roy says:

    Hi,
    I just download the german official ics 4.0.3 and would like to ask do you guys got any kernel to overclock
    for my gt-n7000 official samsung ics 4.0.3

    Thanks

  47. tinick says:

    Hey guys,
    I also got the official ICS via Kies for the GT-N7000 version.
    When do you expect to publish a guide to ROOT the International Note with this ICS?
    I saw you have a page to root the AT&T version with either Gingerbread or ICS… Are some steps applicable for the international version too?

    Can’t wait to root the Note and try different ROMs, since the official one is basically looking like gingerbread…
    Thanks!

  48. Jun says:

    한국 분이신거 같은데
    루팅했을 때, 제가 모르고 설정에서 알 수 없는 소스 체크 안했는데 그리고 재부팅이 됬어요.
    근데 다시 알 수 없는 소스 체크하고 루팅했는데. 여전히 안되네요
    권한이 없대요 티타늄 백업 켜보니까.. 이럴 땐 어떻게 하죠?

  49. Shameeth says:

    Worked great, on my South African Galaxy Note

  50. joel says:

    If i root my fone METHOD 1. which you say i cant change roms. Then about a week i decided i want to change roms. Do i need to do the METHOD 2? Thanks so much.

  51. Matt says:

    I’m currently on the official ICS 4.0.3.
    Will this work?

    • Max says:

      No will not I am uploading ICS root right now, check back with the site in like 3 hours.

      • Phred says:

        Any luck with ICS?

        My phone:
        Android version: 4.0.3
        Baseband version: N7000XLPT
        Kernel Version: 3.0.15-N7000XXLPY-CL474507

        My Galaxy Note was compelete crap until it took the ICS update from Samsung. It was so bad I had planned to trade it for an iPhone 4 (not ’4s’). I was certainly not impressed with Android at all.

        Now that I have ICS, I disabled the problem apps (‘Voice talk’, ‘Social hub’, ‘Readers hub’, etc). Now my phone does not freeze every time I plug in the charger, and the ‘voice talk’ no longer launches in the middle of a phone call.

        There is more I would like to change, and that is why I am seeking to root it.

  52. William says:

    Hi Max,

    Need your help.

    I have this Galaxy Note GT N7000.

    PDA:N7000JPLA1
    Phone: N7000XXLA4
    CSC:N7000OJPLA1
    Build Info: Tue Jan 1700:51:31 KST 2012
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-N7000JPLA1-CL895432
    dpi@DELL170 #2
    Build Number:GINGERBREAD.JPLA1

    I used the Method 1 for Rooting the Galaxy Note but it did not do it the rooting application gave the messages similar to the ones here.

    Please suggest a way out or solution.

    Thanks

    William

  53. Ino says:

    Hi Max,

    I rooted my Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Gingerbread 2.3.6 just now.

    Can I put the KingDroid ICS rom?

  54. Sith Cullen says:

    hi
    First of all. Thanks for this thread. It descripes the steps
    Professionally.

    Just to make sure that it applies to my note.
    Here is the details:
    Model: GT-N7000
    Android Version: 2.3.6
    Baseband Version: N7000XXLA4
    Kernal Version: 2.6.35.7-N7000JPLA1-CL895432dpi@DELL 170 #2
    Build Number: GlNGERBREAD.JPLA1

    Will my note require different programs or tools?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Max says:

      They are slightly different for each local language but otherwise compatible with any other i9100

      • Sith Cullen says:

        WOOOW!! MAX, that was fast. Thanks.
        actually this is my first phone of both Samsung Brand & Android OS. So I’m trying to hit both MAX performance limits, ;D

        I’ll see what happens with, & feedback.

        Thanks for your dedication.

  55. Ahem says:

    Okay so im a bigggg dummy on rooting..but umm just to be on the safe side..am i able to root my phone? at all?

    MODEL NUMBER : GT-N700
    ANDROID VERSION : 4.0.3
    BASEBAND VERSION : N700XXLPT
    KERNEL VERSION : 3.0.15-N7000XXLPY
    BUILD NUMBER: IML74K.XXLPY

    PLEAAASEEEEE SOMEONE HELP LMAO

  56. Pat says:

    Hey there,
    I downloaded the file with intent to get root on my note and my antivirus tells me that there is a virus “android/getroot.a” and it quarantines it. So, is this really a virus or is it a false positive?
    Thanks heaps

  57. Pat says:

    Hi Max,
    I tried to root my N7000 today but to no avail. I was watching the cmd window during the process I could see that it did not have write access on my phone since it said several places that it had no write access and could not make the cnages it needed to make. I was wondering if you have come upon this problem before and if so, what to do about it?
    I am in New Zealand and my phone is running Gingerbread 2.3.6 xxLA9
    I need to get root so I can run software to control my camera but I would rather not flash it if I can avoid it since that gets more risky.
    Thanks for your help,
    Pat

  58. Pat says:

    Oh yeah, another thing was that after I tried to root it, my phone told me that my battery power was below 30 percent but when I started the process, it was above 90 percent and the whole thing did not take but a couple of minutes. Not sure what this is about.

  59. Pat says:

    Ok, I can see it looks like what a few people above had. Is there any work around for this or is there only method 2? I am quite hesitant to risk flashing and bricking my phone as well as the warranty issues that would come with that.
    Thanks again and sorry i had not notced the earlier posts on this.
    Pat

  60. Jithesh says:

    Hi max..!! i cant install any Roms in my Galaxy Note GT-N7000 upadated to ics 4.0.3.. i rooted my phone n installed some custom roms like king droid n rocket rom.. it was working fine.. recently i miss something when am installing new rom.. so i cant install any roms now..? also restore backup too.. the problem is when am try to install new roms it stuck in the middle … after i have to remove battery n put it back. it will restarting as same. nothing change.. what i have to do..?? give me your valuable information.. thank you :-(

  61. jay says:

    guys, will this method works on my phone?

    it has android 2.3.6
    kernel: n7000xxla6

    TIA! :)

  62. Sue says:

    How can I unlock sim card from AT&T so I can use my phone in Korea with Korean sim.
    I would appreciate your help.
    Thank you.

    • Max says:

      In Korea, you have to register your IMEI to use with Korean networks, to register, you will have to have a Korean Green Card, to get a Korean Green Card, it takes 1-2 weeks. If you are moving there, you can SIM unlock using any online SIM unlock.

      Just my 2 cents caz I have Korean Green Card. :)

  63. jb says:

    have the Korean i9220
    android4.0.9 ?
    kernel 2.6.35.7
    cannot root please assist.
    thanks

  64. wanafar says:

    guys, will this method works on my phone? i’m newbie.please help me..
    I am in Malaysia and my phone is running Gingerbread 2.3.6

    MODEL NUMBER : GT-N700
    ANDROID VERSION : 2.3.6
    BASEBAND VERSION : N7000DXLC1
    KERNEL VERSION : 2.6.35.7-N7000DXLC2-CL1039404dpi@DELL171 #2
    BUILD NUMBER: gingerbread.DXLC2

  65. Cait says:

    Max,

    I need help on how to root my Samsung Galaxy Note from Tmobile.

    Thanks,

  66. howard bamber says:

    I had problems too .fRiends out my original kernel was too recent for this.
    I found ultra simple way!! First get a copy of clockwork mid. 2a copy of SUb busybody.Plug phone into co
    mputer .Get the storage on screen . Put the SUb file on phone internal men.Then put CWM onto As card switch off/on ROOTED!This is great for using rooted apps like adaway.
    Reboot won’t show when you switch off,but if after holding Vol. down,on,return you then when robot is showing God Vol up ,power etc clock work mid comes up. Im happy just to get rid of bloatware ,adverts etc.
    You do get full sub this way but I would not flash. I’ve not tried moving CAN on to phone as I’m happy, like I say. It took 2moro and does not ads to binary count. Plus to unrooted just remove them. Oh DO NOT MAKE A NANDROID BACKUP THIS WAY !!!

  67. howard bamber says:

    THE ABOVE LETTER WAS MESSED UP BY SPELL CORRECT !
    THE FILES ARE =C W M,CLOCKWORK MID. AND S I BUSY BOX LIKE I SAID SUB ON PHONE .CWM ON AS CARD.

  68. JLCS says:

    My phone (Galaxy Note v2.3.5) is already rooted.
    I wanted update my android to latest version.
    Can i staright away update my phone without unroot it?
    Can anyone please help me.

    Thankyou very much.

  69. Jonathan Altuzarra says:

    If i have the galaxy note gt-n7000 can i use it for t-mobile having 3g 4g????

  70. Saha says:

    Hi Max,
    I have the following model of Galaxy Note
    Model no: GT-N7000
    Android Version 2.3.6
    Baseband Version N7000DDLC1
    Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-N7000DDLC1-CL1037813 dpi@DELL152 #2
    Build no: GINGERBREAD.DDLC1
    Should the Method 1 work for me? I tried once but it didn’t work. It showed a few “failed to copy”, “read-only file” messages similar to the ones reported above.
    Should I downgrade the version from 2.3.6 to 2.3.5 and then try?
    I am uncomfortable to try Method 2 because I do not want to touch the Kernel.
    Is there any method similar to Method 1 which will root my phone without touching the Kernel?
    Thanks in advance.

  71. Amirhossain says:

    Hey Max,
    i’ve got a question i make it short.
    Will This Method, Using ZergRush, Increase the Count of flash number?
    Generally it’s better to ask how this Count number increases? and how not?

  72. Vishwas says:

    Hi Max,
    Is this method works on ICS 4.0.4 Baseband version N7000DDLR1 ? I just want root access in my Note.

    Thanks

  73. Mony says:

    My Galaxy Note N7000 is Android 4.0.4
    Now i can’t root it. have another way…..pls help me.
    Thanks..,

  74. sham says:

    how to restore imei on gt n7000

  75. wandersson Alves says:

    hey man, I installed the kitkat 4.4.2 on my galaxy note n7000 and its working perfectly. now I’d like to root it again to get the super user but unfortunately I can’t find the files for doing that. can you help please?

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