June 2, 2013

How to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by recognised XDA Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy Note 10.1 users to root their devices easily without depending on the firmware. It completely supports Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well.

Disclaimer: Rooting voids the warranty of your device. We and the developer of this rooting procedures shall not be held responsible if any undesirable outcomes may happen to your device. use of this root guide is solely at your own risk!

1. Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options (Android 4.0 or later) or go to Settings >> Applications >> Development (Android 2.3 or earlier).
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy Note 10.1 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note 10.1 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root for Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 (CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfxx-gtn8000.zip)
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 Running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract CF-Auto-Root and Odin 3.07 files using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Switch off the Galaxy Note 10.1. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Launch Odin on the computer.
Step 4: Connect the Galaxy Note 10.1 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfxx-gtn8000.tar.md5 file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. You can now install any app that requires root permission. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Thank's to all fellas at XDA who first tried out this rooting technique. This method was originally posted via XDA-Developer original thread.


  1. The home button withthe device powered off doesnt exist....its on the screen while powered on.

    1. Volume Down + Power buttons. It has been corrected. Thanks

  2. will it erases my data? I mean the backup is "just in case ...right?

    1. Yeah right, it will not affect your data. However you should backup just in case.

  3. will this work for the GT-N8013 model as well?

    1. No, but you can use this file for the GT-N8013 model.

  4. Is galaxy note 10.1 work perfectly after rooting ?I mean it doesn't damage it?

  5. there is no download mode expect

    rebooted system now
    apply update from adb
    wipe data/fectory reset
    wipe cache partion
    apply update from cache
    can you explain it which option should i select

  6. dude keep holding the volume down and power button TOGETHER until a WARNING SIGN APPEARS then press volume upp