Right now Galaxy Note 10.1 is being considered the most powerful and feature rich tablet available for purchase. The tablet sports the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has only just been released. And as soon as it was possible, a hacker with the pseudonym zedomax has rooted the tablet to get greater access to the phone’s features and maximize the possibilities of the device.
Here is an understandably excited picture of the hacker’s reflection in the Note 10.1:
The hacker was prompt in following up his original post on XDA Developers with the complete method to help other Note owners in rooting their own devices. If you have gotten your hands on your new Note 10.1 or are about to buy a Galaxy Note 10.1, you can follow the simply steps outline below to get root access.
Note: As with all device rooting guides, we should start by mentioning that you should root the device at your own risk. Such modifications always carry a risk with them and if carried out carelessly, can cause serious problems.
Step 1: Download ODIN from here.
Step 2: Download Samsung USB drivers for Windows from here.
Step 3: You will need to download a version of rooted firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for your region. To determine your phone’s firmware go into Settings and then About Device and note the last 6 characters of the Build Number field.
Step 4: Download XXALGA rooted European firmware from here.
Step 5: Download XWALG7 rooted Saudi Arabia/UAE firmware from here.
Step 6: Boot your device into the Download mode by pressing down the Power and Volume Down buttons for fifteen seconds. In the subsequent warning box you see, press the Volume Up button to continue.
Step 7: Hook your tablet to your computer using the USB cable. If the drivers have not already been installed, let them be detected and installed.
Step 8: Now extract the contents of the ODIN archive and unzip the ROM files to a location on your computer. Then launch ODIN. If your device drivers are properly installed, ODIN will recognize them and there will be a box under ID:COM which would be turned yellow. Do not make any changes to ODIN. Mainly, the options of Flash Lock, “Auto Reboot and Re-Partition” should be unchecked and the option to Auto Reboot is checked.
Step 9: In ODIN, click on the PDA button. Point it towards the .tar archive which you extracted from within the ROM archive. Once done, make sure that Bootloader, Phone, and CSC checkboxes are unchecked; only the checkbox next to PDA should be checked.
Step 10: To begin the rooting process, click ‘Start.’ In case any errors are encountered, simply restart the process. Upon successful completion you should see that over a green background PASS will be written in the fir box in the top left of ODIN, on top of the first ID:COM box.
That is it! You will then be able to enjoy your rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1! Enjoy.