How-To: Install Custom Recovery And Root A Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Root Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung has rolled out an update to Android 4.3 Jellybean for the Samsung Galaxy Note.  If you’ve gotten the update, you’re probably looking for a way to root Samsung Galaxy Note on its new firmware.

In this guide, we’re going to tell you how you can root and install a custom recovery on the Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 (International).

Before we begin, a brief rundown on the advantages of rooting and having a custom recovery on your device.


  • Gives a user complete access to data which would otherwise remain locked by manufacturers.
  • Removes the factory restrictions of a device
  • Allows changes to be made to the internal system as well as operating systems.
  • Allows for the installation of performance enhancing applications, removal of built-in applications and programs, upgrading the devices battery life, and installing apps which need root access.
  • And allows you to modify the device using mods and custom ROMs.

Custom Recovery:

  • It allows you to install custom ROMs and mods.
  • Allows you to create a Nandroid backup which will let you return your phone to its previous working state
  • If you want to root a device, you need the custom recovery to flash
  • If you have custom recovery you can wipe cache and Dalvik cache

Now, prepare your phone by making sure of the following:

  1. Your device is a Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100, check the model under Settings>General>About Device>Model.
  2. Your device is running latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
  3. Your phone’s battery has at least over 60 percent of its charge.
  4. You have backed up all important contacts, messages and call logs.
  5. You have an original data cable to establish a connection between your device and your PC.
  6. And you have enabled USB debugging mode by either of these two options:
    • Settings>General>Developer Options
    • Settings l>About Device> Build Number. Tap build number 7 times.

Note: The methods needed to flash custom recoveries, ROMs and to root your phone can result in bricking your device. Rooting your device will also void the warranty and it will no longer be eligible for free device services from manufacturers or warranty providers. Be responsible and keep these in mind before you decide to proceed on your own responsibility. In case a mishap occurs, we or the device manufacturers should never be held responsible.



  • Odin PC
  • Samsung USB drives
  • TWRP Recovery.tar.md5
  • SuperSu v1.69

Flash TWRP Recovery on Note 2 Running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean:

  • Put Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 in download mode.  To do so, press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power key simultaneously, you should get a screen with a warning asking to continue, press Volume Up.
  • The phone should be in downloading mode. Connect your phone to your PC.
  • When Odin detects the phone, the ID:COMbox will turn light blue.
  • Click the PDAtab and select the TWRP Recovery.tar.md5 file you downloaded
  • Your Odin screen should look as shown below.

Root Samsung Galaxy Note


  • Click Start and the root process begin. You will see a process bar in the first box above ID:COM.
  • The process is fast and will finish in a few seconds. When it ends, your phone will restart and will find that you’ve installed the TWRP recovery.
  • Boot into recovery by pressing and holding down on the Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key


Root Galaxy Note 2 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean:

  • Download zip file.
  • Place the downloaded file on phone’s SD Card.
  • Boot into TWRP Recovery by turning off the device. Now turn on device by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key
  • In TWRP recovery tap “Install>Zip Files> Select the placed zip file
  • The flashing process will take a few seconds. When it ends, reboot your device and find SuperSu installed in App Drawer.


You’ve installed a custom recovery and rooted your Galaxy Note 2running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.


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