How to Root & Unroot Galaxy Note on ICS 4.0 Firmware without Increasing Flash Counter
If you have updated your Galaxy Note N7000 with the latest ICS 4.0.3 firmware and are worried about the flash counter count then you no more need to worry about it. In the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can root and unroot the device without being worried about the flash counter. Flash counter is a counter whose count gets increased when rooted or updated with the firmware. Just in case if you are on the rooted phone, you need to ensure that you haven’t applied any other Kernel apart from the Stock / default one.
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Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy Note N7000 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.
Let’s get started with the guide which will help you to root as well as unroot without increasing the flash counter. Please follow all the instructions mentioned in the article so as to ensure that the device is not bricked.
Procedure to Root Galaxy Note N7000 without Increasing Flash Counter:
Tutorial to Root Galaxy Note N7000:
- Download the CWM Zip file, Super User Busybox and Super user Uninstaller Signed Zip file from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your Galaxy Note to computer to place all these three files in your device’s SD Card.
- Now, you need to boot turn Off your Galaxy Note so that it can be then entered in the recovery mode. Press Volume Up + Home Button and while holding these both, press Power Button to boot the device in the recovery mode. Release the keys once you see the Samsung logo.
- In recovery mode, select “install zip from sd card” and then followed by which select the “SU-Busybox-Installer.zip” file. It will take less than a minute to finish off the process.
- Once it’s done, you now need to select “++++ Go Back ++++” and choose the option of “reboot system now” which reboots the phone and will root the device.
Now at any point of time if you wish to unroot the device, you now need to proceed to the next step where we have summed up the instructions to unroot the device.
Tutorial to Unroot Galaxy Note N7000:
- Assuming that you have downloaded and placed the CWM Zip file, Super User Busybox and Super user Uninstaller Signed Zip file and placed the same in your device’s internal memory, turn off the device so that it can be entered in the recovery mode.
- To enter your Galaxy Note in the recovery mode, Press Volume Up + Home Button and while holding these both, press Power Button to boot the device in the recovery mode. Release the keys once you see the Samsung logo.
- In recovery mode, select “install zip from sd card” and then followed by which select the “cwm zip file” followed by the “SU-Uninstaller-signed.zip” file. It will take less than a minute to finish off the process.
- Once the device is unrooted successfully, you now need to select the option of “++++ Go Back ++++” and select the option of “reboot system now” to reboot the Galaxy Note.
Tip: Just in case if the device doesn’t get booted up, you need to now re insert the battery and then try re following the procedure from the start.
Congratulations, you have now successfully learnt on how to root as well as unroot the device without increasing the flash counter count. Do let us know just in case if you face any issues in the process of rooting or un rooting the device as we will try our level best to sort out the same.