Many of you would be already on the latest JKLP8 Android 4.0.3 ICS software update by now, but now you can root it as well. We just posted about how you can update Galaxy Note N7000 to the official firmware JKLP8 Android 4.0.3, and now, we have the complete root method tutorial. If you updated from Samsung KIES or manually using ODIN from our tutorial, you can now root JKLP8 Android 4.0.3 on Galaxy Note N7000 using the tutorial below. We will be using a custom kernel (NoteCore v13) on this firmware to root the Galaxy Note.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root JKLP8 Android 4.0.3 on Galaxy Note N7000 official firmware using ODIN. This tutorial will not wipe any existing installed apps and personal settings, but just as a precaution, please backup your data from the tools given below. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
We have to use a custom kernel to root Galaxy Note N7000 because of the eMMC brick bug that has been going around in the official ICS firmware of Galaxy Note. Read more here to avoid the eMMC brick issue!
NoteCore Kernel Features:
- Built from ICS HK Update 1
- SIO scheduler as default
- SLQB heap allocator
- Filesystem I/O tweaks
- CF-Root CWM included
- Full root with SU and Superuser included from flash
- CWM SDcards are the correct way around (/sdcard = removable SD, /internal = internal 16gb memory)
- MMC_CAP_ERASE removed for safe wipes
- Speedmod patch for MDNIE (k3-7)
- Increased memory allocation for android surface pmem
- /etc/init.d/S* script support
- Lots of configuration optimisations
- Fully supports ICS 4.04 TW roms including Bluetooth
- Custom bootanimation support without the need to edit loops
- GPU speeds – OC KERNEL – 160/400 ~~ STD Kernel – 160/267
- Native CPU overclocking for all Phones
- CIFS support with UTF-8
- All voltage groups on both kernels now undervolted
Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Note to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Note USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S3 backup data to HTC One X.
4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.
5. Rooting your Galaxy Note will void your warranty. Samsung cannot be held responsible for whatever you do on your device after rooting it. Warranty can be claimed back by reinstalling the official stock firmware.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and root Galaxy Note N7000 to JKLP8 Android 4.0.3 ICS firmware.