How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Sprint)

Sprint users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone can now enjoy the root-only apps as well as custom ROMs on their devices as a root method has recently been discovered and the device is now in the same race just like its International variant. The root access has arrived in the form of a Odin flashable file created by Chainfire, a popular name in the rooting department. So, to get rid of the limits on your device and enjoy the freedom of Android, let’s root your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Sprint) smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of the device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting the device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. Your device needs to have at least 60% of battery life left.

3. You should have required drivers for your device installed on your PC. If you don’t, you can download them from here.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link’s available in the third post)

2. Odin (It’s attached in the second post)

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Sprint):

1. Place both the files you just downloaded to your Desktop.

2. Extract files from both the archives to your Desktop.

3. Double-click on Odin executable file and it should launch.

4. Click on PDA button and select the CF-Root file you extracted to your Desktop.

5. Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked in the Odin, leave rest of the boxes unchecked.

6. Turn OFF your device.

7. Reboot the device into Download mode. This can be done by simply holding down the Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together.

8. Connect the device to your PC using the USB cable.

9. Hit Start button and wait for the process to finish.

10. It should take a minute or two to finish flashing the file.

11. Once it’s done, the device should reboot automatically.

12. You’re rooted now!

Cheers! Your device has been successfully rooted and you can confirm the same by installing the Root Checker app. With root access on the device, you can now load your favorite apps that work only on rooted phones!

IV. Flash a Custom Recovery Image (Optional):

1.If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the How To Flash a Custom Recovery Image on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Sprint) to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

  • Skip Singhsumalee

    After clicking Start, I got the message “All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)”
    It didn’t seem to have done anything. Am I missing something?

    • Xelestial

      What this article neglected to say was that you need to go download the USB drivers so that Odin can recognize the phone. You can do this by Googling it and/or going to Samsung’s website and selecting your device. The only thing available to download is Samsung’s USB driver, so unplug your device, install the driver, plug your device back in and then hit Start. It will work right this time, with a loading that will say Pass! and restart and root your device.

      • Fernando Javier Martinez

        lol i just unplugged and plugged it back in and my computer automatically downloaded the drivers

      • Stephanie

        So at what point in the step process do I need to do this? Before or after I download odin? I’m super retarded when it comes to this stuff. I wish there was a rooting for dummies! Lol!

        • http://www.techlisten.com Mahesh Makvana

          Hi Stephanie,

          You need to do this before downloading Odin.

          If you’re having issues doing the procedure, please feel free to add me on Facebook and I’ll do my best to help you root your device.

          Here’s my FB link – https://www.facebook.com/maheshhari

          Thanks!

  • dualer

    Will this not work on android 4.1.2. My n2 go through the process but my Phone won’t restart & the checker app. Shoes I’m not rooted

    • Eric Wilson

      Did you ever get it to work on 4.1.2?I want to root mine.