July 17, 2013

How to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 (Wi-Fi) N8010/N8013 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung has delivered a new software update based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the Wi-Fi version of Galaxy Note 10.1 with model number GT-N8010 and GT-N8013.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Wi-Fi) 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. Head over to the CF-Auto-Root main thread to learn more about the root method.

Note: Using this root increases your flash counter. The flash counter keeps track of how many custom firmwares you have flashed, as this voids warranty. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter after installing CF-Auto-Root.

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.
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 tablet is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Wi-Fi). Applying these 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 (Wi-Fi) N8010 or N8013
2. Odin 3.07 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 (Wi-Fi) 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 and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 3: Launch Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
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 blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.
Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try re-install USB drivers or changing the port on the computer.
Step 5: In Odin, click the PDA button and select the CF-Auto-Root (.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 the installation process is 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 (Wi-Fi) 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 ID COM is color blue instead of yellow. However I see the "ADDED" message on Odin. What do I do?

    1. Everything is A-OK. I get the same thing. It depends on OS and theme.

  2. I keep getting stuck at Get PIT for mapping... what does this mean?

  3. Think you have N8100 instead of N8010 in your Files Requires and Labels? Great article though!

  4. Normally how long will it takes for the "Downloading" screen appear on the tablet ?

  5. Just rooted mine following these instructions. THANKS FOR PUBLISHING THIS!

    One issue to be aware of: my tablet used volume UP instead of volume DOWN to get to the yellow warning triangle screen, then volume DOWN to get to the install screen. If for some reason you don't get to the yellow warning triangle screen with volume DOWN, try it the opposite way. HTH

  6. I tried on Samsung Note 10.1 4.1.2 and successfully rooted :)
    I root my tablet to use BT/USB Controller program for playing Fifa 14 with my wireless joystick :) It also works fine.... (Request root to control touch screen)

  7. Thank you, It works just fine :)

  8. I have tried this 4 times and I still get a FAIL what am I doing wrong?? I am following the directions step by step? ;( I have a gt-N8013 wifi 32gb.

  9. Works like a charm, although I hate that my Note is cable-picky.

  10. Was Very Nervous lol. I thought com port had to turn yellow. blue is just fine. follow the step by step and ull be ok.i checked mark my list. now i can save apps to the sd card. totally reccommend if you have the 16gb model. ull run out of space quickly.took 10 mins my kids could of done. by clicking lol thanks XDA and publisher on this blog.

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