How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with CF-Auto-Root? (Video)

How to root Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100 (or GT-N7105)? In short, it is not hard at all. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has an unlooked bootloader. So you can modify it easily including rooting. For me, root access is a must have for Android devices. So I don’t buy product with locked bootloader usually. Root access is great because you can do lot of interesting stuffs like backup applications and data with Titanium Backup, remove advertisements, improve user experience with custom modification… Interested to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Just watch my step by step video guide to learn how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2.


  • Odin3
  • CF-Auto-Root

Note – CF-Auto-Root supports Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 model only (at the time of writing this guide). Don’t install CF-Auto-Root on other Samsung Galaxy Note 2 models.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on About device.
  3. Find out your SGN2 Model number. Make sure that it’s GT-N7100.
  4. Then power off your phone.
  5. Press and hold down Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  6. Press Volume Up button when warning prompt.
  7. Odin download mode will be loaded.
  8. Connect USB cable to your phone.
  9. At PC, extract CF-Auto-Root-SGN2.tar file that you downloaded to CF-Auto-Root folder.
  10. Then bring up Odin3.
  11. Click on PDA.
  12. Select the .tar at CF-Auto-Root folder.
  13. Click Start then.
  14. Remove USB cable from your phone when you see green PASS! at Odin3.
  15. After Android OS loaded, you should see SuperSU application installed.
  16. That’s all.

Enjoy root access on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2…

Download Odin3 v3.04 here.
Download CF-Auto-Root for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 here.

Need ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM)? Please refer to this guide – How to install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on Samsung Galaxy Note 2? (Video)


  1. you have 4 files in folder Odin3-v1.85 and i have only two files in it and can i backup any thing before this jailbreak against my warrenty ?

  2. Hi,

    I’m a new android user. I just rooted my phone using CF auto root. After that i tried to install CF 3D Pro driver, but my phone hang and i pulled the battery because it stated there to do so if the phone is hang or freeze aftter 2 mins. My phone hang ever since i pulled the battery. I’ve tried reset to factory setting and clear cache but the phone still hang.

  3. Hi,

    Great step by step guide with video 🙂 thanks!

    Rooted and works, now i can play games with my ps3 controller, how cool this is?!
    Yep, tested it last night and pad works also in menu/”desktop”

    I wonder, if i want to “unroot” my note2, simply just search for original firmware xxx.tar.md5 and same steps?
    First factory reset and after that put orig. firm with ODIN? Could that be so easy, maybe i need to try… little guide would be nice 😉

    //I´m a little stubborn (:

    Elsewhere i read that updates via OTA is possible with “Voodoo OTA ROOTKeeper”, that temporarily unroot phone with just one click for updates…


  5. Hi J, other apk no issue except for apk that requires oot ie GL 2 SD. However i did a factory reset and all seems ok now. Have not try to install directorybind yet but did install GL 2 SD(root) from google play. no issue so far. Update you again. Ps……..i am a noob in tech.

  6. hi there,

    please help, every time i open the CF-Auto-Root for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 file I get a prompt asking me to look for software via internet to open program. How can I access this information?

  7. Jayce,
    After clicking on “here” a new window opens up, I then scroll down to CF-Auto-Root homepage
    and click on the link I then look for the model number and click on file on the right side. A new window pops up asking me to open or save file. I click open and it takes a few minutes to load. please inform on next steps on how open file

  8. Hi, need help urgently. Tried to root my phone using odin with cf auto root based on this site The process freezes or stuck at cache.img.ext4. The process bar or download bar has stopped mid way, and it has hours. I have tried the whole process again but its still the same. Need help!! Right now I cant even go into the phone proper or even recovery mode. Kies wont even connect to my phone. Pls Pls Pls help!!!

  9. Jayce, Great Website. I just bought my device a couple of days ago. It’s a Model Number SPH-L900. Is there anyone out there you know that has been able to root this model?

  10. Hi jayce,

    I have rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note II but found both USB and Wifi tethtering not function could it be the rooting problem or my Note II problem, by the way do you have this issue with your Note II . If its rooting problem how to do the recovery with original firmware ? And how to reset the factory reset counter ?

  11. Hi Jayce

    thanks for the video instruction on youtube, i have a few questions that needs answer before i try rooting my Samsung galaxy note 2.

    My samsung galaxy note 2 model is N7105, Android 4.1.1, baseband version :N7105XXALJ2 (is this what so called samsung stock ROM version?)
    Build number is : JRO03C.N7105XXALJ5
    Kernel: 3.0.31-383479

    Do i just need Odin3 v1.85 (or version 3.04?? ) and CF-Auto-Root-t0lte-t0ltexx-gtn7105 to get the phone rooted?

    Do i need to install cwm 6 recovery? where to get it for N7105?

    thank you so much Jayce,


  12. Hi Jayce,

    Just to double check, when i downloaded the cf-auto root from the link that you mentioned, it is a zip file. When i extracted the zip file it is a file.tar.md5

    Base on the video tutorial that you posted, i should be selecting a .tar file.

    Is the .tar.md5 file same with the .tar file in your video tutorial?

  13. Hi Jayce,

    Great video and instruction, my Note2 is now rooted. Can you give me some basic idea what to do now or what rooted apps to have.

    Thank you in advance.


  14. hi jayce seeking your help, my note 2 is updated to 4.3 and my wifi is not working should i mine is a water set and have the UAE tra id , please help me on this . should i reverse back to 4.1.1 or is there anyway to solve this issue
    Thank you and awaiting your reply



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