This post will show how you can easily gain root access on XXUFNI1 Android 4.4.2 firmware whilst running on Galaxy Note 2 N7100. The full support time frame from Samsung has past us which means you wont be able to experience upcoming versions of Android. However, to change that you can root your phone and install custom ROMs. Custom ROMs are one of the many benefits you can get after rooting your phone. For a full fledged detail on what you will get after rooting, Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Even though this device has been succeeded by greater devices, developers still produce amazing tools for it. CF-Auto-Root is one of them. Root is your only option if you want to keep your device up to date and running along smoothly. You can now easily root XXUFNI1 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 and install ClockworkMod recovery as well with the root package given in this tutorial.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on XXUFNI1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware using ODIN. Along with the tutorial, we have mentioned a few handy tips for making a backup of your phone and some important tips and points that you need to keep in mind before proceeding. Rooting will allow you to install custom ROMs, root apps i.e Titanium Backup and several others. Read our list of the essential root apps available! The following tips are important as they will help the rooting procedure to go smooth without any issues. Make sure you know that your warranty will get void if you root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 or any other Android phone. Let’s continue with the tutorial.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial 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 😉
Root XXUFNI1 Android 4.4.2 Method Details:
This root method will root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on XXUFNI1 Android 4.4.2 firmware and also install ClockworkMod recovery with it. You do not need to already have CWM installed, as this root package will use ODIN.
Make sure you are on the XXUFNI1 Android 4.4.2 firmware. Go to Settings > About phone to check.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- 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. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to XXUFNI1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware.