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Root GALAXY Note N7000 on Jellybean 4.1.2 XXLT5 Firmware – Guide

Galaxy NOTE RED LogoSamsung GALAXY Note N7000 users who have updated their device with the latest Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware which is dubbed as XXLT5 can now proceed on to root the same which will allow you to install custom ROMs. While Samsung is still delaying the much awaited Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware for Galaxy Note, it seems that you need to wait longer as Samsung is currently focusing on the bug fixes for other devices. So, let’s check out on how you can root your device so that you can make the most of your device.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your device should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES for backup of data as it may not detect the device in the KIES after the update.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging and also make sure that your device is left with the minimum of 50% or the device will get turned off in the middle of customizing process.
  • Enter your device in the Recovery Mode. Recovery Mode in Galaxy Note N7000 can be entered by pressing the Volume Up Key + Menu Button and then press the Power button.

Disclaimer: Though we don’t like to give any disclaimers, the only thing we would like to tell you is that please follow all the instructions mentioned in this article or else there is a risk of bricking your device for which we should not be held responsible.

So, assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned the detailed procedure to root the device.

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  1. Rajiv

    July 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Pradeep, I followed your instructions as mentioned on my Galaxy Note N7000 with XXLT5 (followed the article preceding this) but am unable to root the device. HAve tried it 4 times and I see that the YEllow Triangle comes with the Counter set to 4. Can you please advise if there is anything else specifically that needs to be done?

    • Rajiv

      July 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Finally figured out, excuse me but I am new to this:
      After following the steps on Part 2 above and checking with “Root checker” to find that it is not rooted, did the following steps:
      1. Shutdown the device completely.
      2. Pressing the “Volume Up”+”Menu”+”Power Key” I was taken to the Recovery mode “Philz touch”
      3. Selected the first option “Reboot now” and presented with another screen with options.
      4. I chose the “Yes – Root the device” option
      and Voila! after rebooting (though the Yellow Triangle remains) successfully checked the Root Checker app and it states – “Congratulations This device has root Access”

      Thanks Android Advices team and other bloggers for your valuable comments that helped me solve this. Hope it helps others who are/were experiencing this issues.

  2. Avinash Singh

    July 2, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Which is the latest version for galaxy note (n7000)?
    And why firmwares fir note are available on sammobile?

    Please give the link for the latest version..thank you..

  3. Luiz Silva

    June 26, 2013 at 12:33 am

    In pannel of Odin appears that it was successfull, but Root Checker says NO. Repeated again and again with same result. What is wrong?

  4. Luiz Silva

    June 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    In the pannel of Odin appears All threads completed (succeed 1 / failed 0), but Root Checker (Basic) shows that the device has not proper root access. I repeated the process again and again with no success…

  5. eric

    June 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    hi pradeep,is this tested and good?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      yes its a good firmware to install

  6. ness d.

    June 6, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    don’t do it – USELESS INFO copied
    it don’t work, not on download, not on recovery
    on download, zip on recovery it doesn’t recognize the package as valid
    Can someone post the right package, the whole net is copying the same nonsense
    useless to update to xxlt5 without root – going back to xxlt3

  7. showkkath

    June 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Iam using galaxy note 2 . I like it very much but I think a major inconvenience .because the downloaded file cannot move the external memory. I mean games other big files etc…, video audio and photos only can move.

  8. Dilip Rane

    June 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Rooting not successful.
    What is to be done in recovery mode?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      which was the firmware before rooting?

  9. Dilip Rane

    June 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

    What is to be done in recovery mode?

  10. Carlos Comesanas

    June 5, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Sorry folks but this rooting package doesn’t root the N-7000. I tried many times..

  11. Dilip Rane

    June 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I rooted my gt-n7000 on Jellybean 4.1.2 XXLT5 Firmware as per instructions. But the root checker results “Sorry! This device does not have proper root access.” I am sure I have followed your instructions. Please confirm your instructions are complete.

  12. Steve

    June 4, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    It doesn’t seem to work for me. I wasn’t able to download Odin3 v1.87 (your link doesn’t work)so I used different version 3 v3.07. Is this the problem? Thanks for your help.

  13. Mohammad Farhan

    June 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    i want to uodate my mobile
    so plz send me the link and procedure how i update my mobile

  14. Jan Hough

    June 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Hello. You need to update the backup warning on page 1 to include the calendar. Also, if this is an official Samsung firmware then Kies must work, surely? Thanks.

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