January 14, 2014

How to Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Without Tripping the KNOX Warranty Void Counter

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 users who have already updated their devices with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, may root their devices using the tutorial below.

This tutorial uses Root Exploit package released by Senior XDA-Developers, k1mu. The Root Exploit package allows Galaxy Note 2 users to root their devices easily without tripping the KNOX warranty void counter.

Disclaimer: 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!

Note: This exploit will NOT set the KNOX warranty void flag. It will set the "Custom" flag, but that's nothing to worry about. Tested working on the Galaxy Note 2 N7100 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with base firmware MK9 and MKA.

1. Install USB Drivers for Galaxy Note 2 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone. Go to Settings >> About Phone. Tap on Build Number several times till the message shows "You are now a Developer". Then enable USB debugging 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 Root Exploit package works only on the Galaxy Note 2 with model number GT-N7100. 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.

File Required
1. Root Exploit (saferoot.zip) - Mirror Link

Steps to Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 Running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Step 1: Extract the Root Exploit package to the computer using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Connect the Galaxy Note 2 to the computer using USB cable.
Step 3: On the computer, navigate to the extracted directory and double click "install.bat" file. You will see command prompt window which will detect your device and automatically run the scripts.
Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions. Once the rooting procedure completes, your phone will reboot automatically.

That's it! Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 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.

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.

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 N7100 with Android 4.3 DDUENA1 Jelly Bean official firmware.


  1. after get my device rooted, will knox block the superSU?

  2. I follow the instruction but after reboot, I try to open SuperSU but error message pop up saying" There is no SU binary installed, and the SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem! If you just upgraded to Android 4.3, you need to manually re-root-consult the relevant forum for your device".........How should I do? Please advise.....Thank you

    1. same problem here .........

    2. Just don`t update when supersu asks. Select cancel. Worked for me. I checked with a checker that my phone is rooted. At least Rom manager works. i havent tryed other apps yet. This Thing Works!!!

  3. Thanks a very lot. This is the only method that finally worked. But. You must select´cancel´ from SuperSu. It does not work if you select ´update´

  4. is it really works ... ??? coz last tym root process by odin nt works n Knox trips to 1 .... :(

  5. Send me the link of saferoot.zip file, the above mentioned has some errors

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  7. my note 2 in brick ,when i try through odin it shows get pit mapping error.if pit given its stuck with that in odin no more movements