December 10, 2013

How to Root Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile) SGH-T889 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware

T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with model number SGH-T889 has just received Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update with firmware build number T889UVUCMK7. The new official firmware is now available as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update as well as through Samsung KIES.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile) SGH-T889 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file released by Senior Recognized XDA-Developers, Chainfire. The CF-Auto-Root file allowing Galaxy Note 2 users to root their devices easily without depending on the firmware. It completely supports Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and future firmware as well. Head over to the CF-Auto-Root main thread to learn more about the root method.

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 2 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. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 percent.
5. The CF-Auto-Root file works only on the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (SGH-T889). Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note 2 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

Files Required
1. CF-Auto-Root (Mirror Link) for for Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile) SGH-T889 (
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Root Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile) SGH-T889 Running on Android 4.3 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 2. Then boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home 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 2 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 to light 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-t0ltetmo-t0ltetmo-sght889.tar.md5 file.
Step 6: Verify that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option is NOT selected.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start button 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 the computer.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile) SGH-T889 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware is now rooted successfully. Open the app drawer of the phone and check for an app called SuperSU. Verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: Many Samsung devices store a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmwares to your device. Triangle Away can be used to reset the flash counter to zero.

How to Fix "Unfortunately, SuperSU has stopped"?
Step 1: Download and install the latest APK of SuperSU on your device.
Step 2: Open SuperSU app (update the binary if prompted) and allow it to disable KNOX.
Step 3: Reboot your device.

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

Click here to know How to Update Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile) SGH-T889 with Android 4.3 UVUCMK7 Jelly Bean official firmware.


  1. Is there a root out for the Note 2 for Sprint (SPH-L900) ?

    1. There is a root out
      "note 2 sph l900 4.3 update root"
      I even downgraded my phone after the root without using odin

  2. Hi, I followed the instructions exactly and Knox blocked the install and now my phone says "problem with firmware go to Kies to recover". I do that and kies can't see the phone. Does anyone have an idea that can help me. Please...

    1. You have to not updatethe privacy policy and go to the play store and update your root app then update the binaries for the root app ex:superSU

  3. Jesse I had the same problem but I download the file the second day the new update came out I root it with out knowing the consequences to stock and i installed with Odin 3.07 I could not root it the Knox wouldn't let me so ill wait for later. But download the stock ZIP the. on Odin install it click on PDA and your phone should work just fine. good luck

  4. I really appreciate it that you shared with us such a informative post. Thanks for phones

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