[ROOT] VZW Galaxy Note 2
After some trial & error, root has been obtained for the VZW Galaxy Note 2 - this is just root, the bootloader is still locked...
This is a copy / paste from droidstyle's post on the XDA Forums ( [GUIDE][VZW Edition]How to Root the VZW Galaxy Note II and more! - xda-developers )...
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Section 1: How to Root Stock JellyBean with Odin - VZW Edition only!
Step 1: Download and install these files to your pc:
Step 2: Download one of the rooted stock odin images below to your pc:
Root66_VZW_stock_VRLJB- Dev-Host - root66_VZW_stock_system.7z - The Ultimate Free File Hosting / File Sharing Service
Step 3: Power device off, hold the volume down/home/power keys until you see a yellow triangle, then press the volume up key to access "odin or download mode".
Step 4: Open odin and connect the oem usb cable from pc to device. Adb driver should automatically install(atleast it did for me on windows 7). There should be a "comport number" in upper left hand corner of odin indicating communication between the pc & device.
Step 5: Uncheck Auto reboot
Step 6: Click on the PDA function of odin. Select the rooted system.img you downloaded in step 2, then select start. This operation should take less than 8 minutes before odin will say pass/reset.
Step 7: Pull and reinstall battery.
Step 8: Press and hold the volume up/home/power buttons until you see a green android. You should boot into ASR(Android Stock Recovery)
Step 9: Wipe cache.(If you experience errors, boot back into ASR and wipe data.)
Step 10 reboot!
*Everything is working folks!! We now have a solid root method!!!
Credit goes to MrRobinson and Beanstown101!!
Just wanted to add that Busybox needs to be downloaded separately. I just rooted my Note 2 this morning. Everything is A-OK!
Will you be writing up any kind of guide or tutorial as well MrSmith?
Originally Posted by MrSmith317
I think I'm going to hold off until we get unlocked as well. Rooting by itself is fairly straightforward. But if there's a need/want for a guide I'll do one for root and update it with unlocking as well.
I've already started on a Bloat list
I am going to wait as well. :) I am enjoying my Note 2 so far without having to make many mods yet.
This is a old thread, has anything changed on rooting a vzw note 2,??
Originally Posted by smalltowngirl13
sent from a note yee (2)
I watched the video, looks pretty sraight forward, however, I have never rooted before, so what do I do after root?, the end of the video shows a screen with boxes, what are they for and how do I set up?, thanks for the help in advance:)
Originally Posted by bkdodger
sent from a note yee (2)
Yup method is not hard ...the most common issue seems to be drivers installing properly from my seeing issues on different forums ..once rooted the first thing I would do is make a backup of stock ..the part you saw at the end was TWRP which is the recovery system it installed ..this is where we can make and restore backups ..flash custom Roms...there is a few twrp videos floating around as well for familiarity ..
Originally Posted by xtor
Keep us posted and we are here for help along the way
N2 tap'd HD