How to Root AT&T Galaxy Note! [SGH-i717][AT&T][Rogers][Telus][Bell]

So, you want to root your AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717?  (This method also works on Rogers, Telus, and Bell.)  This root method will give you root access to your Galaxy Note for Gingerbread.

UPDATE: Please USE new root method THIS IS OLD!!!
Note: For Galaxy Note GT-N7000 Unlocked/International/Asian/European, see this root method instead!!!

Step 1. Hold down Volume Down and Power button together until your phone resets.  Let go of the Power button and keep holding down Volume Down when your phone resets, you will feel a slight vibration.

Step 2. When you see the below warning screen, hit Volume Up button and you will get into Download mode.


Step 3. Connect a micro USB cable to your Galaxy Note and computer.

Step 4. Make sure you have Samsung Kies installed.  If you do, you will see “SAMSUNG Mobile USB CDC Composite Device” under Device Manager.  If you don’t see it, download Samsung Kies and simply run it to install (then unplug and plug the micro USB cable to your Galaxy Note.)

Step 5. Download and unzip.  You should find three files like below.

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UPDATE: Download removed Please USE new root method THIS IS OLD!!!

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Step 6. Run odin3v1.85.exe by double-clicking on it.  You should see something like below photo and a yellow highlighted COM.

Step 7. Choose “PDA” button and choose pda.tar file.

Step 8. Your Galaxy Note should reboot.

Step 9. Download Superuser app from the Market and install.

Step 10. You can verify you have root on your Galaxy Note by running a root app or updating your SU files in Superuser app.

Congratulations!  You have rooted your AT&T/Rogers/Telus/Bell Galaxy Note SGH-i717!

Pat yourself on the back and if you have any friends who have the same phone as you do, don’t forget to refer them to these instructions.

Credits – XDA

What next?

If you want to install new ROMs on your newly rooted Galaxy Note, please see How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery next.

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118 Responses to How to Root AT&T Galaxy Note! [SGH-i717][AT&T][Rogers][Telus][Bell]

  1. Rob says:


    I new to android and im just wondering if i can do this with my mac?

    • AlbinoRhino says:

      Yes, but instead of using Odin you will use Heimdall.

      • Willie says:

        I’ve tried using Heimdall, but it won’t work with Mac 10.7+ I’ve also tried using Odin wrapped in Wine, but it doesn’t recognize the USB ports. I’ve been looking tirelessly for a way to root my i717 on the latest Mac OSX and so far I’ve had no success. I wish someone would develop a proper Mac client.

  2. Cory says:

    Hello there i have a mac and i cant find a way to root my note its the i717 so i need help have been looking around but cant find it any where HELP ME !!!!


  3. James says:

    Will this method leave a warning triangle and increase your counter? -thanks and great work on the videos!

  4. Mike says:

    Still looking for a mac method. Does it trip the flash counter?

  5. Nolan Smith says:

    If I root my note with this method is there a way to unroot if I need to send it back to ATT for any reason like a warrenty exchange? Or does this method void the warrenty?

  6. Dat Ng says:

    I have a boot-loop problem on a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note i717.
    Here are the details of what was happen before and after rooted:

    1. I have used your method of Rooting and install ClockworkMod Recovery; every thing works well after rooted and I even did have one good backup using the ClockworkMod Recovery.
    2. Think go wrong when I installed the “Titanium Backup PRO Key ★ root” and use it to backup apps.
    my setting was “backup all apps, user data, and system data >> then reboot the device”; after reboot I lost my 4G network and could not even make a phone call.
    3. So I went ahead and reset thing back to “factory setting” by:
    3a. “wipe cache partition”
    3b. “wipe data/factory reset”
    3c. “reboot system now”
    4. From here on, I just keep getting a boot-loop into “ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.7
    PS. I event removed the battery and put it back still did not help.

    Can you help me out of this mess.
    Thank you

    • Jay says:

      Hey Dat,

      Did you find a solution to your problem yet?
      I am planning to follow the exact same procedures as what you have done.

  7. omar says:

    Hi, I was trying to root my note but when unzip the
    I got the 3 files you mention in your video but the pda file is still a WinRar archive not a .tar, Why is that happening, because if I unzip again the pda.rar file I just get a boot disc image file.
    What I am doing wrong?
    Please help because I am stuck here,thanks in advance for your help.

  8. chris says:

    Hey im new to android the galaxy note for att is my first android phone running gingerbread 2.3.6 i didi everything possible with the iphone so i bought this product and i never rooted and i did everything you did on the vid to root the note and it said pass and everything. When it was done i installed super user and when i try to run a test its says failed to manifest the question i have is what is super user and can i still install roms and clockwork even if the super user failed thanks for the vid please reply back thanks take care.

  9. marcus says:

    superuser doesnt work… states that failed to download manifest. check internet connection.plz help

  10. Logu says:

    I also get Downloading manifest… fail! I connected to my wireless internet & still get the same message… Am I rooted or not?

  11. Logun says:

    I did verify using “terminal”… I do have root even though manifest fail! message was given

  12. Jay says:

    Hey guys, for those who are having problems with Super User, it seems like there was a problem with the server yesterday. Try connecting to the Super User again or reinstalling the app to see if it works.
    It seems that a lot of other people were having that problem yesterday (March 22nd)

  13. Jay says:

    Thanks! A Lot! I’m new to Android. It helped me a lot even though I used to jailbreak Iphones a lot but this is different 🙂

  14. Bruno says:

    That was so easy! Thankyou!

  15. chaz says:

    Hi I have Kies installed but when I connect to my computer i dont see my note under the name “SAMSUNG Mobile USB CDC Composite Device”. I went ahead and decided to run the odin and everything seemed good. it rebooted and everythings normal but when i try to run super user update it keeps saying failed can you please help me?

  16. Pete says:

    Anyone know how to root the leaked ICS ROM on Mine hangs at the SAMSUNG screen with I try this method.

  17. Ed Schneff says:

    I downloaded your I ran ODIN and got the yellow bar…but when I tryed to go to the PDA that i unziped it couldn,t find it . There is an image there but ODIN doesnt see it as a PDA file

  18. Ed Schneff says:

    I got it thank you

  19. ralph says:

    hey im running windows vista and i cant get odin to stay on . it opens but flashes off in a second.please help i want to root galaxy note 1717 thank u

  20. Nick says:

    I tried this procedure and get stuck. I get the following 2 errors ALL the time I try to run from my phone’s sd card:

    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed

    The video says to keep attemtping if any errors happen, but it’s been about 20 attempts and still I get the same message. Someone in another thread mentions something about having to flash a kernel first…it’s over my head a bit. Can someone please advise?

  21. Teddy says:

    I unroot it with superSU
    and now I can’t root it again
    although it showed successful rooted and then restart the phone
    the flash counter increased too every time I root it
    but the app still says no root access

  22. fordiy says:

    GalaxyNoteRootI717 this doesn’t work in the e160s of Galaxy Note. After applied this root, the phone cannot recognized battery, cannot charge the battery, menu bottom key and return bottom key are not work….

  23. ralph says:

    Hey max. Can u help me? .I’ve tried so many ways and times to root my not 1717 and still stuck with oden flashing of screen any suggestions?? Everything work good until i have to open oden get the box says oden with the symbols on it but just comes on for sec and flashes off

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