Root Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) SM-P600/SM-P601 on Android 4.3 [How to]

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By Sarmistha Acharya | December 17, 2013 12:28 AM EST

Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 model) users can now root their devices running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean using the root method shared by recognised XDA developer, beanstown106.

One of the key features of this method is it supports both the Wi-Fi and 3G variants of Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 model) with model numbers SM-P600 and SM-P601 respectively. The tutorial uses CF-Auto-Root file by, Chainfire. Along with gaining root access, this guide helps installs stock recovery files. Head over to the development thread to learn more about the root release.  

Galaxy Note 10.1 users, who wish to root their devices on Android 4.3, may follow our step-by-step guide. 

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Users are also advised to verify that their devices meet following set of requirement.  

Pre-requisites

1) Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the tablet to connect it with computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> Developers Options to enable USB Debugging Mode.]  

3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as ClockworkMod/TWRP installed, backup data using the recovery.

4) If the Android device powers off due to lack of battery while the installation process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy Note 10.1 should have charge above 80% battery charge. 

5) The device will lose manufacturer's warranty once it is rooted. Users can reclaim the warranty back by unrooting the handset later.

6) The CF-Auto-Root and stock recovery files work only with the Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P600 and SM-P601. As applying this on any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy Note by navigating to Settings>> About tablet>> Model number.  

How to root Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P600/SM-P601 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Step-1: Download CF-Auto-Root file for Galaxy Note 10.1 to the computer

Download links: Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P600/ Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P601 [File name: autorootp600mj4.tar.md5]    

Step-2: Download stock recovery files  

Download links: Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P600 (stockrecoverymj4.tar.md5)/ Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P601 (recovery.tar.md5)

Step-3: Download Odin v3.09 and extract the Odin zip  

Step-4: Switch off Galaxy Note 10.1

Step-5: Boot the tablet 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 the tablet's screen. Press the Volume Up button to continue to enter into Download Mode

Step-6: Launch Odin as Administrator  

Step-7: Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable while it is in Download Mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the Note is connected successfully, an Added message will appear under Odin message box. Additionally, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn light blue with the COM port number indicating successful connection  

Note: If the Added message does not appear then try another USB port, try the one located at the back side of the computer. In case Odin still fails to recognise the device then reinstall USB driver.   

Step-8: In Odin, click the AP button and select autorootp600mj4.tar.md5 file

Step-9: Verify Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin

Step-10: Click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation   

Step-11: When the installation process is completed, the tablet will restart and soon a PASS message with green background will appear in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin. Unplug the USB cable from the Note to disconnect it from computer

Step-12: Repeat from step-4 to step-11, but this time in step-8, select the stock recovery files, either stockrecoverymj4.tar.md5 or recovery.tar.md5 according to the device

Galaxy Note 10.1 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware should now be rooted successfully. Users may install any app that requires root permission. Also, verify the root status of the device by downloading Root Checker app from Google Play Store.

Note: When using root apps, the system will try to stop you so it is recommended that you freeze the Knox apps with Titanium Backup or ROM Toolbox.   

[Source: Honai of Android]

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