How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 – Tutorial

Galaxy Note LogoHave a Samsung Galaxy Note? Then in this article we will check out on how you can install the Clock Work MOD recovery and also root your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Please note that it’s the safest ever procedure and the only thing you need to ensure is that you follow the instructions which are mentioned in the article. It has been found that despite mentioning everything in detail, some users don’t follow the procedure and end up flashing the rooting process to some other phone. Since this is the global patch, anyone with their Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 device can proceed with the rooting of the device. The only condition being is that the device needs to be on the default or stock firmware.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Data present in your device may get lost or get corrupted, so ensure that you back them up by following the tips which are mentioned below so that you can restore all the data.

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Notes – Manually you need to note down or need to transfer to Evernote

  • Up next ensure that the device is left with the minimum of 60% charge so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the process of firmware update.
  • After this you will have to close all the tools like Security Suites, Firewall tools and also the KIES PC Suite as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update. Disable the USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

Procedure to Root and Install Custom Recovery in Samsung Galaxy Note N7000:

  • So, before you proceed, you need to first download the Complete Rooting PACKAGE which contains the Odin flash tool as well as the Clock Work MOD recovery tool. Once you download in your computer, extract the same to the desktop preferably.

CWM for Note Pass.

  • In the process of extraction, you will be prompted to enter the password. Enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without the inverted comas.

Extracted Files ROOT N7000

  • As soon as the file is extracted, you now need to match the extracted files with the below mentioned screen capture. Once it matches, you can proceed with the next step.

ODIN FOR NOTE

  • From the extracted files, you need to open the Odin flash tool executable file as shown below and then you need to turn off the phone so that you can then enter your phone in the download mode. The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. Refer below Video for more.

  • Now, keeping Odin opened in the computer, connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable which you got at the time of purchase. As soon as you connect, within a minute the ID : COM section will turn yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully installed and then you need to proceed to select the files in the Odin.

NOTE CONNECTED

  • In odin click on “PDA” and select the file which is named as “netchip-cwm-update2.tar”. After this, click on “Start” tab to start the process of rooting process. As soon as the rooting process is done, the device will be restarting automatically which will mean that the device has been successfully rooted.

Enter files for NOTE

  • Now, to install the Clock Work mod recovery zip file you will have to now connect the phone to the computer and then need to download Custom Recovery image and copy the file which is named as “Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip” to your device.
  • Remove the connected USB cable and then you need to turn Off the phone in the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by pressing the center button and Power the device. Now, in the recovery mode you need to select the option of “install zip from SD Card” and then you need to select the file which you have placed the file named as “Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip”

Once the process is done, the device will be rebooted and that’s it the device has been successfully rebooted. Do let us know just in case if you face any issues in the comments section as we will try to fix it as soon as possible.

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46 comments

  1. baseband : N7000DXKL2
    kernel version : 2.6.35.7-gb4846d2 (netchip@netchip-dev #2)
    build number : gingerbread.DXLA1

    1. i wanna ask if you can asnwer this. i currently using this stock GB and that kernel..i have 2 flash count and i dont know how to remove it. i cannot install triangle way as it not a CHAINFIRE kernel.how can i remove it?

    2. this kernel does not support TUN.KO for Open vpn? any solution?

    3. if the question above does dont have solution..i just might need your help on how to proceed to ICS with rocketrom kernel..kindly please insert some link or just email me

  2. Please,can i root GT N7000 with Ginger bread 2.6.35.7 kernel version XXLA6

  3. Pinaki Chatterjee

    Hi Pradeep,

    I had ordered USB Jig on ebay.in do you have any idea if with USB Jig custom binary counter can be removed or not. Is there any other way we can reset the counter ….?

    Please advice

    Cheers,
    Pinaki

  4. Hi Pradeep.. i might sound stupid asking this question but am lil confused.. i have successfuly rooted my samsung galaxy note with gingerbread and superuser but i dont know as how to install .apk files which i have downloaded from web.. can u plz explain the procedure

    • to install apk files, you need to open the apk file in yuor phone and it will be installed automatically!
      No question is stupid! :)
      Bring it on, we like it on androidadvices.com

  5. Hi Pradeep.. wel i might b stupid asking this question but i am unable to do so.. i have successfuly rooted my samsung galaxy note but how can i install .apk files which i have downloaded from the net.. can u plz explain the procedure bro..

  6. hi.. i need a solution here.
    after i apply this method, everytime my device locked, i can’t unlock it. my lock screen didn’t come up.
    the screen is full with RGB dots n become brighter until the screen is white.
    what can i do?
    please help…

  7. I found that USB Jig could not remove nighter of the yellow triangle nor binary counter. Could you please advise how can I remove them?

  8. Is there any other way to remove the triangle? Can I use USB Jig to remove that?

  9. I have rooted my Galaxy Note per your tutorial. After rooted the version information is as follow:

    Android Version: 2.3.6
    Version of the baseband: N7000DXKL2
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-gb4846d2
    netchip@netchip-dev #2
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DXLA1

    Thanks for the help.

  10. Thanks for the reply. I had rooted my galaxy note but there is a yellow triagle shown at the start-up. How do I remove that? If I need to restore my previous kernal, could you please provide me the instruction?

    Thanks again.

  11. My phone version: (Model: GT-N7000)
    Android Version: 2.3.6
    Version of the baseband: N7000DXKL2
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-N7000DXLA1-CL886914 Build number: GINGERBREAD.DXLA1
    Can I use the method described in the post to root my galaxy note?

    Thanks much.

  12. why does your use 0:com3 and mine 0:com5

  13. sorry im new to this.

    what is the purpose of rooting the phone? what will it do sir

  14. Can i after rooting still get 4.0 update with kies ore not?

  15. Hey! After I put netchip-cwm-update2.tar file in the PDA slot and click \Start\ How many hours I have to wait for it?
    or How do I know the process is not die on the way?

  16. Will this method give us the yellow triangle at boot as well as increase the custom binary count, or not?

  17. is it comparable to I pad 2

  18. Gigerbread.xxkk3 is my build no.
    Can i use d above procedure 2 root my galaxy note..

  19. The features of my phone are:
    Android Version: 2.3.6
    Version of the baseband: N7000XXKK5
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-N7000XXKKA-CL726566
    Version number: GINGERBREAD.XXKKA
    Will I use the method described in the post.
    Many thanks

  20. The features of my phone are:
    Android Version: 2.3.6
    Version of the baseband: N7000XXKK5
    Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-N7000XXKKA-CL726566
    Version number: GINGERBREAD.XXKKA
    Will I use the method described in the post to root my galaxy note.
    Many thanks

  21. Dear Neal As earlier i said plz dont recommendate this method, as it will give yellow triangle, n increased binary counter.
    Here is proper guide

  22. Gingerbread pojv7 how can i update this to my gt-i9000 thanks…