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    Default [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    How To Root an Unroot The AT&T Galaxy Note2

    Android Central and Skunkape60 are not responsible for your phone. This is for the AT&T Note2 ONLY!! By Using this guide you are assuming all the risks.


    Samsung added 2 files that made rooting just different enough to make us change the way we did things. /system/ect/install-recovery.sh & system/recovery-from-boot.p What these 2 files did, caused the phone to look for stock recovery every time the phone was booted. If stock recovery was not found it was re-installed. The TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery -v5. file was created by TeamEpic to not only install superuser and busybox, it also removes those 2 files that Samsung put in. Because of the way those files wipe the custom recovery, The Root From Recovery file must be installed before the 1st boot up. [B}This is why we now have to turn off auto reboot in Odin and pull the battery from the phone.[/B]


    Rooting the Note2 couldn't be easier. Within 10 minutes and a few steps, you could be rooted and on your way. All files required are included in in the root kits.

    Your Samsung Drivers MUST be installed correctly on your computer prior to continuing. Wait until the software installs completely before plugging your device into the computer. When you have completed driver installation, plug in your device. The computer should now tell you it is installing drivers, click on the details and wait until there is a green check by all the drivers. Unplugging your device before it's complete will cause you problems...

    Attention Windows 8 Users: The drivers included in the root kits are updated to work on Windows 8. If you have upgraded to Windows 8, installed these drivers and they still won't work, you will have to install the drivers in compatibility mode.


    ROOT KITS ARE HERE

    Samsung Galaxy Note2 RootKit with TWRP Recovery -

    Samsung Galaxy Note2 Rootkit with CWM Recovery -


    Preparing your computer
    After downloading the Note2 RootKit to your computer
    1. Copy the Root Kit to your desktop.
    2. double click on the "Rootkit zip" and drag the "rootkit folder" to your desktop.
    Installing Drivers
    If you don't have drivers already installed.

    1. Install Samsung Drivers (Included in Root Kit) (Note: Do not have your device plugged in)
    2. After software installation is complete, plug in your device.
    3. Look at the bottom right by the system tray and you should see the new hardware found. Click on details.
    4. Wait until there is a green check mark by all of the drivers. If any of them fail, you will have to start again from the beginning.

    Troubleshooting issues:
    1. Try a different USB Port
    2. Try a different cables. (All cables are not created equal) The stock Samsung cable is often the culprit.
    3. Try redownloading the drivers.


    Preparing your Phone
    Open the "Files to put on your phone" folder and copy "TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip" to the internal or external storage.


    Phone should be off prior to attempting to go into Download or Recovery Modes.


    Download mode is achieved by pressing and holding "volume down, power button and the (physical) home button
    simultaneously. You will continue to hold all 3 buttons until you see a warning. Then press the volume up button and you will be in download mode.


    Recovery mode is a bit trickier. If you're a second too early or too late, your phone will skip going into recovery and boot normally. If this happens you will have to repeat the Odin process in it's entirety. So unless you are familiar with this, I would give it a few practice runs before starting Odin


    Recovery mode is achieved pressing and holding "volume UP, power button and the (physical) home button simultaneously. Watching the screen closely, release all 3 buttons as soon as you see the Samsung screen. If timed correctly it will boot into recovery in about 10-20 seconds (after releasing). Remember if you are too early or late the phone will boot normally and skip recovery.


    DO NOT LET THE PHONE BOOT AFTER FLASHING RECOVERY IN ODIN... IF YOUR PHONE BOOTS BEFORE FLASHING TEAM EPIC ROOT FROM RECOVERY IN CWM, CUSTOM RECOVERY WILL NOT STICK AND YOU WILL HAVE TO START OVER.


    Using Odin

    1. Open the "Odin307" folder and right click on "Odin3 v3.07.exe" and choose run as administrator. Odin will open.
    2. Remove battery cover from phone for future access
    3. Place your phone into download mode. See above Download note.
    4. Plug your usb cord to your phone and computer and wait until you see any number and com in the com block
    5. Click on the PDA button and browse to "recovery.tar.md5" in your Root Note2 Folder.
    6. Verify that both Auto Reboot and F. Rest Time are UNCHECKED.

    When all this is done Odin should look like this:


    7. If everything is like the picture above click on the start button. It should move very quickly as recovery is a small file. It is normally completed within 10-20 seconds (depending on the speed of your computer and usb port).

    This is what Odin should look like when complete.

    Sometimes Odin will not show "PASS!" in the top left corner. So observe the message window as well. If it shows "All Threads completed (Succeed 1 /
    Failed 0) you should be fine. It can also be disconnected at reset


    8. Remove Battery and disconnect phone from computer.


    Flashing Root in CWM Recovery
    1. Install battery
    2. Place your phone into Recovery Mode. See above Recovery note.
    The Recovery that you installed is a touch screen recovery. You will not need use the buttons to navigate through the recovery menus.
    3. Once in recovery tap on "install zip from sdcard".
    4. Now you will tap either "choose zip from sdcard" or "choose zip from internal sdcard"
    5. Scroll by swiping up and down on screen. Tap on "TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip.
    6. Tap on "- Yes - Install TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery -v5.
    Once complete, tap the "go back" button once and then the "reboot system now" button.


    Flashing Root in TWRP Recovery
    1. Install battery
    2. Place your phone into Recovery Mode. See above Recovery note.
    The Recovery that you installed is a touch screen recovery. You will not need use the buttons to navigate through the recovery menus.
    3. Once in recovery tap on "install".
    4. Choose either "Use external SD" or "Use internal storage" button.
    5. browse to "TeamEpic-Root-from-Recovery-v5.zip and tap it.
    6. Swipe the "Confirm to flash" button to the right.
    Once complete, tap the "reboot system" button.


    You Are now fully rooted with custom recovery installed.
    How to ROOT the Galaxy Note2
    If you are unrooting to take your phone to AT&T, you will want to clear your flash counts first. If this is not required you can skip this step.

    Always check your current count state in download mode prior to using triangle away. If what Triangle Away and what is shown in download mode doesn't match, do not proceed.


    You will be will be resetting your phone with an app called triangle away, which has been updated to support the AT&T Note2. Click on the link below to download triangle away.

    Triangle Away -
    Please thank

    Installation instructions and how to use it are in QBKING77's Video Below. While the video is of the Galaxy S3, the steps and methods are identical.




    Here's a one file one flash method to return to stock. This will return your AT&T Note2 to a stock unrooted state. While you will need your drivers and Odin desktop loaded, you will only be flashing a single file to your phone.

    Your Samsung Drivers MUST be installed correctly on your computer prior to continuing.

    Wait until the software installs completely before plugging your device into the computer. When you have completed driver installation, plug in your device. The computer should now tell you it is installing drivers, click on the details and wait until there is a green check by all the drivers. Unplugging your device before it's complete will cause you problems...


    Attention Windows 8 Users: The drivers below are updated to work on Windows 8. If you have upgraded to Windows 8, installed these drivers and they still won't work, you will have to install the drivers in compatibility mode.


    Download and install on your computer.


    Preparing Your Computer

    You will need to download the following files to your desktop or notebook computer. Just click on the file names and that should download the file required. I would suggest you make a folder on your desktop and name it something like Unroot Note2





    After downloading the above files to your computer:
    1. double click on the "Odin 3.07 zip". Copy the "Odin307" folder into your "UnRoot Note2" folder.
    2 Copy "KIES_HOME_L900VPALJ1_L900SPTALJ1_265523_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5" To your Unroot "Note2" folder.


    Using Odin

    1. Open the "Odin307" folder and right click on "Odin3 v3.07.exe" and choose run as administrator. Odin will open.
    2. place your phone into download mode by turning off phone - Once the phone shuts down, press and hold volume down, home button and power button at the same time. When you see the warning push the volume up button to continue.
    3. Plug your usb cord to your phone and computer and wait until you see any number and com in the com id block
    4. Check the PDA block and click on the pda button to browse to " KIES_HOME_L900VPALJ1_L900SPTALJ1_265523_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5" in your "UnRoot Note2" Folder.
    5. Verify Auto Reboot is checked as well as F. Reset Time.

    When all this is setup Odin should look like this:



    6. If everything looks like the picture, click on the start button in Odin.

    Note: This is vary large file and make take up to 10 minutes to complete.


    When the phone leaves download mod and starts to reboot you can remove the usb cord.
    How To UNROOT the Galaxy Note2

    How To Root an Unroot The AT&T Galaxy Note2
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    At the top it says How To Root an Unroot The Sprint Galaxy Note2?
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    Quote Originally Posted by vietalogy View Post
    At the top it says How To Root an Unroot The Sprint Galaxy Note2?
    Lol... my bad. I'll get that fixed right away. Thanks for pointing that out. This is indeed for the AT&T Note2.
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    I chose the TWRP kit and when I rooted it was the clockwork recovery. Also unroot file
    KIES_HOME_XXXXXXXX_L900SPTALJ1_265523_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 download link does not work.
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    I followed all the instruction but now 30seconds after reboot the touch screen become completely unresponsive and freezes, then it restarts, please help
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    Quote Originally Posted by vietalogy View Post
    I chose the TWRP kit and when I rooted it was the clockwork recovery. Also unroot file
    KIES_HOME_XXXXXXXX_L900SPTALJ1_265523_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 download link does not work.
    I fixed the link for the unroot file. I am looking into the root kits....
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Lund View Post
    I followed all the instruction but now 30seconds after reboot the touch screen become completely unresponsive and freezes, then it restarts, please help
    There is nothing in the root kit that can do this. You can try the return to stock and try again. Have you flashed anything yet or made any changes?
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    Hi,

    The root kit links appear to be dead? Is there another source for these?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    Quote Originally Posted by greatg67 View Post
    Hi,

    The root kit links appear to be dead? Is there another source for these?

    Thanks
    They're both working for me.
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    I just rooted my phone with TWRP. This was my first time rooting.
    The recovery file had an extension .img but odin was looking for .tar.md5
    I found a thread on the xda forums on how to change it to a .tar.md5 and that's what I did.
    For future reference, how would I use the recovery.img as is?
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    Quote Originally Posted by NTHQ View Post
    I just rooted my phone with TWRP. This was my first time rooting.
    The recovery file had an extension .img but odin was looking for .tar.md5
    I found a thread on the xda forums on how to change it to a .tar.md5 and that's what I did.
    For future reference, how would I use the recovery.img as is?
    Thanks for pointing it out. I will try to remember to make a tar.md5 file and add it to the root kit.
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    is there a .tar.md5 file available for the Note 2?
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    Default Re: [AT&T] [GUIDE] How to ROOT and UNROOT The AT&T Note2

    Quote Originally Posted by joe.kent View Post
    is there a .tar.md5 file available for the Note 2?
    The root kit has recovery.tar.md5 in it. Are you looking for a return to stock image?
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    I am trying to unroot but I am stuck on the samsung boot animation. I've tried redownloading odin and re trying. I know this usually takes longer but the phone has been sitting on the same screen for ever 20 minutes now. Any help appreciated!

    Edit: I noticed that odin says "not responding" after I push start. That's probably the issue but I've tried two different versions and they are both doing the same thing.
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    Your guide/instructions were on point and worked for me on the first attempt.
    I am not back to stock, rooted with CWM and rocking.
    Thanks
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    Thanks for the guide. It worked great with CWM. The TWRP file was still an *.img file, so I just switched to CWM and everything worked fine.
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    You still haven't updated Twrp/recovery.img to Twrp/recovery.tar.md, it looks like the CWM version has a recovery.tar.md file.

    Please fix. I used to convert the file, testing now to see if it works... I dont think it installed properly, this looks like CWM. Maybe.
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    I use mobile Odin pro since I dont have a computer is the process the same
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