This tutorial uses PhilZ Touch recovery was developed and released by Recognized XDA-Developers, Phil3759. PhilZ Touch is a CWM Advanced Edition that adds all the features you could ever miss in CWM. Head over to the PhilZ Touch main thread to learn more about the features.
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 Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 on your computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the note 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 note is charged more than 80 percent.
5. The CWM recovery works only on the Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000). Applying these on any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy Note 10.1 by selecting Settings >> About Phone.
1. CWM (Mirror Link) (philz_touch_6.41.6-n8000.tar.md5)
2. SuperSU (UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.91.zip) or the latest version
3. Odin 3.09
Steps to Install CWM Recovery on Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000
Step 1: Extract the Odin 3.09 .zip files using WinRAR/7-Zip/WinZip or any other extracting tool.
Step 2: Copy the SuperSU .zip file to the SD card of your device.
Step 3: Switch off the Galaxy Note 10.1. Then boot 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 4: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 5: 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 to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.
Step 6: In Odin, click the AP button and select the philz_touch_6.41.6-n8000.tar.md5 file. Make sure that the Re-Partition checkbox is NOT ticked.
Step 7: Double-check and click Start button in Odin. The installation process will now begin.
Step 8: Once the installation process completes, your note 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 it from the computer.
Steps to Root Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 via CWM Recovery
Step 9: Boot the Galaxy Note 10.1 into CWM Recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together.
Step 10: In CWM Recovery, select "Install zip from sdcard" option then navigate to the SuperSU .zip file that you copied earlier and confirm the installation.
Step 11: Once the installation process completes, return to main recovery menu and select "Reboot System Now".
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat 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.