1. gdbusby's Avatar
    Isn't a quick and easy method to unroot a Note to delete the su.apk and SuperUser.apk files in their respective /bin and /app directories? Then a quick reboot? Am I missing something in the requirements to flash an Odin file? I only ask because I am in the situation where I rooted my Note and now I would like to go back to stock, but I only have access to a Mac computer now.

    Any quick response is welcome, especially since I hear that Kies has the ICS update. My computer will not recognize a device is plugged in.
    07-09-2012 07:41 PM
  2. firefighter1151's Avatar
    Thats a good quesiton, i am rooted and keis wont reconize my phone either sammy wont help, they say the only reason why the phone isnt reconized is that im not usin a sammy cable
    07-09-2012 11:20 PM
  3. gdbusby's Avatar
    I actually tried a new cable and it worked. Maybe they are on to something

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    07-10-2012 07:29 PM
  4. dadymon's Avatar
    Let me get this straight, you are rooted and just using a different usb cable you were able to get the update to ics through Kies, and without unrooting? What cable did use?

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    07-11-2012 08:36 AM
  5. gdbusby's Avatar
    Correct. I had the tether manager froze through TiBackup. I had a generic cable I got with a charging station, then switched to a Motorola cable, poof. The Kies program identified my Note and the ICS update came on through. I lost root, but everything else stayed the same. I have not checked about the tether manager, but I do not care about that anymore.
    07-12-2012 07:19 PM
  6. KSoD's Avatar
    To get Root access back just have to flash CWM thru Odin and then put the superuser.apk file on the internal storage.

    After you get CWM on there just reboot to it and install the superuser.apk and reboot. Once you do superuser will be installed and operational. You can then install TiBu and do what you need.

    I have done this personally and it works. I have SU, TiBu, SetCPU among other root apps operational on my device. Works perfectly.
    07-12-2012 11:46 PM
  7. johnnybrick's Avatar
    To get Root access back just have to flash CWM thru Odin and then put the superuser.apk file on the internal storage.

    After you get CWM on there just reboot to it and install the superuser.apk and reboot. Once you do superuser will be installed and operational. You can then install TiBu and do what you need.

    I have done this personally and it works. I have SU, TiBu, SetCPU among other root apps operational on my device. Works perfectly.
    Having difficulty getting galaxy note with ICS into CWM recovery mode. I'm using the steps again (used for root on gingerbread and worked fine) posted at rootgalaxynote.com, but can't seem to get into recovery to install the SuperUser zip file. Tried holding volume up and down with power, then volume down, but won't go into CWM recovery.

    I've also tried several button combinations, but no success. Any suggestions?

    Thanks !


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    07-15-2012 11:08 AM
  8. KSoD's Avatar
    Reflash CWM with Odin.

    [Recovery] ClockworkMod Based Touch Recovery - 04/14/12 - xda-developers

    The very first Odin download. This is the same one I used. After that restart your phone. Then reboot into CWM.
    07-16-2012 08:14 AM
  9. johnnybrick's Avatar
    Reflash CWM with Odin.

    [Recovery] ClockworkMod Based Touch Recovery - 04/14/12 - xda-developers

    The very first Odin download. This is the same one I used. After that restart your phone. Then reboot into CWM.
    Thx for the followup. I reflashed twice now. The problem is rebooting into CWM, I can't get into recovery to run CWM (blue text/menu). I keep getting the Odin screen with the green android and the text "Downloading".

    I deleted the original SuperUser App that I flashed on gingerbread, reflashed CWM on ICS, and still won't root.....weird stuff.

    I'll take a look at your link and see if that'll work.

    Thanks again!


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    07-16-2012 08:42 AM
  10. KSoD's Avatar
    Thx for the followup. I reflashed twice now. The problem is rebooting into CWM, I can't get into recovery to run CWM (blue text/menu). I keep getting the Odin screen with the green android and the text "Downloading".

    I deleted the original SuperUser App that I flashed on gingerbread, reflashed CWM on ICS, and still won't root.....weird stuff.

    I'll take a look at your link and see if that'll work.

    Thanks again!


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    That is because you have to hold BOTH volume buttons when you hit the power button to get to Recovery. Holding just the Volume Down only gets you to Download Mode.

    Turn off the phone. Hold both volume buttons, hold power till you feel it vibrate. Let go of Power but still hold the volume buttons. You will see it go into CWM.
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    07-16-2012 11:20 AM
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