This tutorial will teach you how to root the following versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

International version: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100
AT&T’s version: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317
T-Mobile’s version: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889

To check the model number of your device, go to Settings -> About phone. Keep in mind that this guide will only work for the given model numbers.


1. This tutorial is intended only for the model numbers above. Using in on a different device model may end up producing undesired outcomes.
2. The information provided here is for educational and instructional purposes only and there’s no guarantee that it will work under specific and unique circumstances.
3. Use this tutorial at your own risk, we won’t be held responsible if something happens to your smartphone after using the information provided in the tutorial.
4. Make sure you read the entire tutorial before you proceed!


1. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100, SGH-T889, SGH-I317.
2. The handset USB drivers, which you can also download via Samsung Kies.
3. Disable your antivirus, firewall as well as Samsung Kies (after you’ve downloaded the drivers).
4. Galaxy Note 2 Root.
5. USB cable.

I. Instructions on Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Models GT-N7100 (international) and SGH-T889 (T-Mobile) and SGH-I317 (AT&T)

1. Turn your smartphone off and then hold the Volume Down, Center Home Key and Power Key at the same time. This will put your device into Download mode.
2. You should see a warning screen, press the Volume Up key to enter the ODIN Download Mode -> connect your smartphone to a computer via an USB cable.
3. Unzip the downloaded -> double-click the .exe file to open the ODIN program.
4. You should then see a yellow highlighted box at the left top corner of the screen with a random number in it. In case you don’t see this COM box, double-click the Samsung USB drivers you’ve downloaded previously, and unplug and plug your Note 2 to your computer again.
5. Now in the ODIN program, click the PDA button -> locate the cwm6-root-note2.tar -> press the Start key on your keyboard and let the ODIN flash the CWM Recovery.
6. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will reboot once it’s done.
7. Your phone should be successfully rooted.

  • Your smartphone will boot into the CWM recovery automatically once -> after that it will install Superuser app and then will reboot.
  • On the Home screen of your Note 2 you should find a new app called SuperSU.
  • If during the ODIN flashing you received an error on the screen saying “Kies Firmware Error Encountered”, don’t worry! You’ll be able to run ODIN in that mode again. And it’s recommended that you use a different USB port and check the Samsung Kies is not running at the same time with ODIN, as it can interfere with the flashing process.

See More: Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (AT&T, T-Mobile and International Versions)