Here is the complete tutorial on how any Galaxy Note 8.o N5120 (LTE Variant) owner can root XXDNH3 Android 4.4.2 firmware update on their tablet. KitKat was a little late to come on this device but after it has arrived, Samsung is continuously making improvements. These improvements include bug squashing, performance enhancements and security fixes. Only few weeks earlier we saw the first ever KitKat firmware surface and now XXDNH3 has come along to build on that. It is obvious that this device has aged quite well but in order to get it run like brand new, we recommend root. Looks would be the same but under the hood you would be able to notice that extra speed, extra snappiness to all of your touches. Overclocking, theme-ing and running custom ROMs are Android traditions only related to root. We would be using the most simplest root method available yet, which is CF-Auto-Root combined with root. You can now easily root XXDNH3 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 8.0 N5120 and install ClockworkMod recovery as well with the root package given in this tutorial. Root is beneficial? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to root Galaxy Note 8.0 N5120 on XXDNH3 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 8.0 N5120 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 XXDNH3 Android 4.4.2 Method Details:
A few important things to note here. CF-Auto-Root method has been only tested on the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmwares for the Galaxy Note 8.0 N5120 — so before you continue, please go to Settings > About tablet > Model number to confirm you are on the exact model. You might find these following Galaxy Note 8.0 N5120 related articles interesting:
- Install Firmware: How to Install XXDNH3 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 8.0 N5120 – Complete Guide.
- Try KitKat on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 custom ROMs, click here!
For those who are not sure about CF-Root, please read the following two paragraphs for a quick intro to the root package:
CF-Root is the root for “rooting beginners” and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root is meant to be used in combination with stock Samsung firmwares, and be the quickest and easiest way for your first root. A modified recovery and cache partition will be flashed, which will install (only) SuperSU, then clean-up the cache partition and re-flash the stock recovery.
NOTE: Using this root increases your flash counter. You should run Triangle Away after rooting to reset the counter. Note that if you want to run custom kernels or custom recoveries, your flash counter will be set to 1 at every boot. Either configure Triangle Away to reset the counter at every boot (Play version only) or only reset the counter when you need to go into warranty.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 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 8.0 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 8.0 N5120 to XXDNH3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware.