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Root Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 SM-P900 WiFi on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with CF-Auto-Root

How to Root Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to root Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you. Note, this tutorial will not install ClockworkMod recovery.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This root method tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900. Please do not try on any other Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your tablet before proceeding as a precaution.
  • This root method works for Android 4.4.2 KiKat and future Android updates for this tablet.
  • Your Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 should be on an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Root Package – CF-Auto-Root for Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download ODIN v3.09 which will help you to root Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your tablet. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Up button and then press the Power button together till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your tablet to your computer while your tablet is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 – If your tablet is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 – Now select the file that you have to flash/install on your tablet. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ / AP and select the file ‘CF-Auto-Root-v1awifi-v1awifixx-smp900.zip‘.

Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, if not already.

Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 – After the installation is completed, your tablet will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package / files. Your ID:COM box will also turn green.

Step 11 – After you see the home screen, unplug your tablet from the computer.

NOTE: Sometimes the device does NOT boot into Recovery Mode automatically (as given in Step 10) and root your device. If that happens, do the entire procedure again.

OPTIONAL: Still not rooted? Once again perform the entire tutorial, but make sure in ODIN, the “Auto Reboot” option is NOT checked. Then after installation (Step 10), do the following:

Step 11 – Pull out the battery (or keep holding the Power button) to turn OFF the tablet forcefully.

Step 12 – Now boot (turn ON your tablet) with Volume Down + Power buttons to go directly into Recovery Mode manually. This will start the install process of rooting your phone.

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 P900 has now been rooted on Android 4.4.2 official software update. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.

To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

6 Comments

  • Hi would you know if the s pen still works after rooting? All I want to do is get rid of the volume limiter and the my magazine feature

  • I just rooted my NP12.2 at work today and everything was dandy – I downloaded a couple apps even. Then, when I got home my wifi says it’s connected, but I can’t access anything. I’m still looking for answers, but it doesn’t hurt to have help.

  • I’ve tried both processes above a couple of times but Root Checker still says I don’t have root. I’ve rooted lots of phones and I doubt that this should be much different but yet, it’s just not working. It shows that it’s rooting after it restarts and says that it’s loading the SU app but then it isn’t there either. Not sure where to go next.

  • Hi, It’s FAILED!! 🙁
    I followed the instructions exactly, but the tablet didn’t re-boot, and now shows:
    Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again.”

    Please advise on what I can do to save my tablet …. :’-(

    • I had the same issue that you had my friend, you have only to download the original firmware from sammobile and install it with odin, That procedure will leave your divice like before, Dont worry.

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