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    We officially have root !!!
    thanks to the guys over at XDA. All Credit goes to MrRobinson and Beanstown101!! also thanks to JellyDroid for taking one for the team and droidstyle for his quick write up

    You can head over there and get your info on how to root.
    Or
    you can wait either tommorow or monday i will have a full tutorial with pictures, downloads, and step by step instructions on how to do this.

    I have already rooted my phone and everything is fully functional and i didnt even have to wipe my phone.Here is a photo for proof that i am rooted
    If i've made life easier buy me a Macchiato
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    Just finished rooting mine as well. All aces!
    Respect to MrRobinson and Beanstown101!!

    I guess I'll start building a list of bloatware that can be removed.
    Last edited by MrSmith317; 12-02-2012 at 07:34 AM.
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    We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things,
    because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

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    I just noticed you have to install busybox on your own.
    .
    “Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
    We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things,
    because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

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    I hope we can get a closed sticky for nOObs like me who have never rooted a phone before. Something like a step by step instruction set with no other posting replies allowed. I get confused because I don't understand file structures. Something so easy, even a caveman could do it.
    Rob
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    This is taken right from the XDA thread:
    Section 1: How to Root Stock JellyBean with Odin - VZW Edition only!


    Step 1: Download and install these files to your pc:
    Odin-

    Step 2: Download one of the rooted stock odin images below to your pc:

    (You will need 7-zip or a compression tool that can uncompress 7zip files)

    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!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderboltRob View Post
    Something so easy, even a caveman could do it.
    Rob
    Hey !!! Lol........Yeah ill take care of it. Il make it thorough

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    Thunderbolt im glad you asked for that because that is my concern dealing with the complex file names etc!!!

    Edit: this root allows renoval of bloat and by chance allow us to get the full calendar widget back??
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudbury78 View Post
    Thunderbolt im glad you asked for that because that is my concern dealing with the complex file names etc!!!

    Edit: this root allows renoval of bloat and by chance allow us to get the full calendar widget back??
    Yes you will be able to remove bloat and im sure if the widgets work on the note 2 variants they will work on ours. Weekend I have time ill try it out. ..... and I took pictures and screen shots of the entire odin process, and will include them in the tutorial

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    Thanks buddy. Have you removed bloat yet? I wonder how much space it frees up
    Sent from my Rooted VZW Note 3
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    Just FWIW...people on XDA are reporting that the build.prop will only hold 240dpi (supposed to be 267dpi)

    Not a huge issue if you really need root now. Im sure things will get polished over the next few days though.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudbury78 View Post
    Thanks buddy. Have you removed bloat yet? I wonder how much space it frees up
    I was messing with it at 6am so I didn't take to much off. And I'm up right now just to feed my son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirlinerDudeB6 View Post
    Just FWIW...people on XDA are reporting that the build.prop will only hold 240dpi (supposed to be 267dpi)

    Not a huge issue if you really need root now. Im sure things will get polished over the next few days though.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    I don't think much will change until we get a full odin tar from samsung


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    Default Re: Root achieved! !

    Nice to know, but I'm going to wait for a recovery method in case I need to get back to stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pool_shark View Post
    Nice to know, but I'm going to wait for a recovery method in case I need to get back to stock.
    It Is a stock build. Removing root just requires deleting some files. But yes if you want you can wait. things will be alot better when we have a full tar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    It Is a stock build. Removing root just requires deleting some files. But yes if you want you can wait. things will be alot better when we have a full tar.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    If the build.prop won't stick, it makes me wonder what else isn't exact.
    Going back to stock means that shouldn't be an issue.
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    Nice to see you have returned from the shadows DroidXcon

    Looking forward to that full blown guide and instructions as is your fellow GNote 2 owners.
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    I just couldn't take it anymore.
    I'm rooted.
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    Shark have you deleted the bloat? Is the phone running fast still?
    Sent from my Rooted VZW Note 3
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    Default Re: Root achieved! !

    Does it still have full s pen functionality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudbury78 View Post
    Shark have you deleted the bloat? Is the phone running fast still?
    I don't delete the crapware, I just disable it. It is just as fast as before.

    Quote Originally Posted by KSChris View Post
    Does it still have full s pen functionality?
    As far as I can tell, yes.
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    Gotcha. I've disabled it but would like the free space from deletion.

    Do you know if we can get the s planner calendar widget back with root??
    Sent from my Rooted VZW Note 3
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    I'm gonna hold off for now and let you all beta test this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudbury78 View Post
    Gotcha. I've disabled it but would like the free space from deletion.

    Do you know if we can get the s planner calendar widget back with root??
    I have not seen a post providing the necessary files, but I have to assume it can be done once someone pulls the files.
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    I just want to say Thank You to everyone here. I am learning a lot - and many others are too.
    That is what this is all about. How we grow... Cheers!
    Carry on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    I was messing with it at 6am so I didn't take to much off. And I'm up right now just to feed my son.

    From my Galaxy Note 2 via Tapatalk
    No offense, but I think he'd rather have mom feeding him. Tired of spitting out those hairs. =)
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