How To: Root A Galaxy Note 2 That Is Running Android 4.3 XXUEMK4 Jelly Bean

Last updated: May 25, 2020.
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Root A Galaxy Note 2

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and you have installed the update to Android 4.3, you may have noticed that – if you had root access, you’ve now lost it.

If you’ve never rooted your device, you should consider it.  Rooting gives you full control over your device and lets you install custom ROMs, custom recoveries, tweaks, mods and kernals.

Follow along with our guide below to gain root access on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that has been updated to Android 4.3 XXUEMK4 Jelly Bean.

Prepare your device

  1. You should only use this guide with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
  2. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 must already be running Android 4.3 XXUEMK4 Jelly Bean.
  3. Charge the battery to around 60-80 percent.
  4. Enable the USB debugging mode of your device.
  5. Back up important contacts, SMS messages and call logs.


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.

Root Android 4.3 XXUEMK4 Jelly Bean On Galaxy Note 2


  1. Download Android 4.3 CWM + Rooting Package for Galaxy Note 2 to your computer and extract the zip file.
  1. Extract the downloaded zip file.
  2. Download Odin3 v3.10.
  3. Turn phone off, then turn back on by pressing power, volume down and home buttons at the same time till text appears on screen. When text appears, press volume up.
  4. Open Odin. Connect your device to the PC.  If the connection is successful, your Odin port will turn yellow and the com port number will appear.
  5. Click PDA tab and choose the file you downloaded.
  6. Check Auto reboot and F. Reset options on Odin.
  7. Click start button.
  8. Wait for process to finish.
  9. When installation finishes, your device should automatically restart. When you see the Home Screen, disconnect your device from the PC.

Have you rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

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