The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a favorite device, and as such, it has many developers who have made a root access to it. However, what many might not know is that many of them vary in terms difficult to get the job done. For that reason, it’s always a good idea to scope the web and find what is happening for now and not last month or so before then.
Today there is a new method to get this one done in particular. For many of you, it will be better than the last. Check it out and see what you think. It’s compatible with the Sprint version only. However; you can find the same tool and root version for many of the others.
Go to the Developer Options menu and turn on USB Debugging mode. It is a new way of finding it. If you have trouble doing it, there is the old way that still works. Go to ‘About Phone’ and click on the firmware build section to do the original way. If you tap on the build number 7 times, it will also work.
Go back to the home screen and look at the status menu bar across the top of the screen for a battery percentage display. We need to make sure that the battery doesn’t die during the installation procedure or else it could brick the Note 2. To be safe, have at least 60% battery left before starting the guide.
If you have updated any firmware via the Samsung KIES program, then you will need to stop KIES from running or uninstall it completely. Reinstall after the guide finishes if that is what you want to do.
This tutorial has been created strictly for the Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 made and released by Sprint. No other variants can use it. There are lots of other model numbers. Korea has the SVH-E250K, the 5.5″ Super-AMOLED screen N7100 and several of the SGH models which are Canadian.
Before starting it’s a good idea to back up all your data to internal memory. This way you can store or your personal settings and data safely if you need them.
Here is a brief introduction to the root tool we have here: Developer Chainfire makes it. He has two different types of roots. One of them is CF, and the other is CF-Auto. The Auto version was developed to try to keep the experience as close to stock as possible. The guide we have here used the CF-Auto root too. There are other ways to carry this out, and if that doesn’t sound like anything you are interested in then it’s in your best interest to search for another guide on Google that uses a different tool. There are also many Note 2 model numbers. Some of them haven’t been mentioned in this article at all. The tool’s made for about nine different types, and each of them requires a separate file. It is for use on the SPH-L900 only. If it is another tablet, you have then; it could “brick” it.
Rooting the Sprint version of the Samsung galaxy note II SPH-L900:
1. Download the CF-Auto root package for your Sprint SPH-L900.
2. Download ODIN 3.07 and extract everything from the folders.
3. Don’t forget to take a full backup of your data and settings so that they don’t get lost along the way. You can do this by using the devices internal memory. It saves you from having to do any transferring between SD cards.
4. Power down the device and boot it back up in recovery mode.
5. After making the connection between the handset and a computer, you can then insert the file in the next step.
6. Inside ODIN put the tar file listed above in the PDA area.
Have you experienced any problems with this method? If you need help because your tablet sticks in a boot loop, or is displaying any other error close down the ODIN application. Now disconnect the tablet from the computer so that the USB is out. Boot it up in recovery and do a full factory reset. Doing so will cause you to lose all of your data and will permanently transform your device to how it was when you had bought it before you put apps and personal data on it. That’s why you needed to backup via internal storage earlier on during the prerequisites. Hopefully, you followed our advice!