January 3, 2014

How to Root Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon) SCH-I605 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Without Tripping the KNOX Warranty Void Counter

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon) SCH-I605 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 method will NOT set the KNOX warranty void flag. It will set the "Custom" flag, but that's nothing to worry about.

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 Verizon version of the Galaxy Note 2 (SCH-I605). 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 (Verizon) SCH-I605 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 (Verizon) SCH-I605 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.

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 (Verizon) SCH-I605 with Android 4.3 VRUEMJ9 Jelly Bean official firmware.


  1. Installed and Confirmed as working as indicated.

  2. does not set up custom recovery to flash roms

  3. If you do this and try and use CWMR then will brick device.

    1. Also, you can root, but no option is available to unroot should you need. As stated in article, will trip warranty counter, and triangle away will NOT work for this - Knox is not to be taken lightly either. Be very careful and say a prayer if you go this route.

    2. Can confirm. Got brick.
      System software not authorized by verizon wireless

    3. I got the system software not authorized, but was able to get to odin mode and load the stock version of 4.3. there is an article in XDA forum that can help.

  4. Tried it. It didn't work for me. It says rebooting, but it doesn't. Then it says:

    Checking if su is still there
    Something has deleted su - looking for the backup copy
    The backup is gone too - can't recover!

    and that's it