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Root Samsung Galaxy Note

Here we are, back again with new android tips and tricks on how to root another popular Android device out there- the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. The Note 8.0 is an 8-inch phablet from Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup of devices. As the name suggests, it comes with a huge 8-inch high-resolution 1280 x 800 display, a powerful Quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM to keep everything ticking along smoothly, 16 or 32GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot should you want to add extra memory, a 5 Megapixel camera and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box. View the full list of specs here

If you are looking for a step-by-step tutorial on how to root Galaxy Note 8.0, you are in just the right place. Keep in mind though, that rooting your device may render your warranty void. However, you can always flash back to the stock firmware in case you want to send your device in for repairs under warranty. This Android Galaxy Note rooting guide is specifically for the N5100 note or the International version of the Note 8.0.


How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100

  1. First thing to do is to download and install the Samsung USB drivers. If you have Samsung KIES already installed, you can skip this step
  2. Next download and extract the rooting package. We are using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root.
  3. Extract the downloaded zip to your desktop. You will get a file named CF-Auto-Root-kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5
  4. We need to use Odin for this process. Odin is a tool used to flash firmware files on to Samsung devices. Download and Extract the Odin zip file to your desktop
  5. Now switch off your Note. Wait 5-6 seconds for the small vibration which indicates that the device is switched off completely
  6. We need to reboot the device into Download Mode. To do that, Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device shows a warning screen. Then Hit the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode or Odin Mode as it is also called
  7. On your computer, open the Odin folder on your desktop and launch Odin
  8. Plug in the Galaxy Note 8.0 using a USB cable . When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box in Odin will light up and display a com port number.  [Ignore the file name in the screenshot, but this is how the Odin screen should look like this:
  9. root galaxy note 8.0Click the PDA Button in Odin, and then load the  CF-Auto-Root-kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5 file ou got in Step 3
  10. Also check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes. Leave the Re-Partition checkbox unticked
  11. Finally, Click the START button in Odin to start flashing.
  12. Once the flashing is completed, your phone will automatically reboot and Odin should also display a PASS message in the box at the top left.

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  1. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.
  2. Your Note 8.0 is now fully rooted. To verify root access, simply download and run Root Checker from the Play Store.

This is how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100. Have fun with your rooted device and in case you run into any hitches while performing the steps above, give us a shout and we’ll help you out. You can also check out our Android Tips and How-To section for more Android tricks and hints, how-to-root guides and tweaks to unleash the true potential of your Android device.

  • Abishai Garcia

    Will this erase my tablets data? Also, will I be able to flash a custom ROM? Thanks.

    • Vipul Venugopal

      To the best of my understanding, the answer is Yes! Generally if you just root then data is safe. However, flashing stock ROM by ODIN will erase all data. So before you do anything get a full backup done – everything including app
      and app-data. Use a good backup app like Carbon (now known as Helium)
      for non-rooted devices OR Titanium Backup for rooted devices.Once rooted
      you can flash a custom ROM.
      **Always remember to have original firmware and data backups before
      you attempt any rooting or Custom ROM operation on your device.**
      **Absolutely, make sure that the procedure that you will follow and
      the files that you download are for your device only (In this case, the
      N5100 International version of the Note 8.0). Else, you could end up
      with a brick!**