How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T)

Samsung has pushed its flagship smartphone — Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — to various network providers to maximize the sales and it’s been quite successful in doing so. Almost all the carriers in the United States have adopted the device including Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. The latest addition to the list is AT&T, which sells the device for $299 on a two-year contract. Specifications of the device include a Quad-Core processor, an 8MP Camera and Android Jelly Bean running on the board. We have already covered root guides for other carriers and in the following guide, we’re gonna show you how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on AT&T. Just follow the guide to the letter and you should have root access on your device at the end.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, it can be instated by unrooting the device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

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

II. Downloading Required Files:

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

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

III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T):

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

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

3. Double-click on the Odin executable file and it’ll launch.

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

5. Checkmark the boxes that say Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.

6. Leave the Repartition box unchecked.

7. Turn OFF your device.

8. Reboot the device into Download mode by pressing and holding the Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together.

9. Once inside the Download mode, connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

10. Click Start button in the Odin and it’ll start rooting your device.

11. It’ll take some time to root the device, so be patient.

12. Once it’s done, your device will automatically reboot.

13. And you’re all done!

Excellent! Your Galaxy Note 2 AT&T variant has been successfully rooted and you can confirm the root access by simply installing the Root Checker app. You’re now free to enjoy all the goodies available outside the stock!

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 (AT&T) to learn how to do that.

Image Credit: CNET

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.

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  • Don Gray

    Doesn’t work on my Galaxy Note 2 from AT&T. Did all the steps but when boots just says “Unfortunately Superuser SU has stopped.” It will continue to say that every few minutes.