Within 24 hours of the Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 release, the root method is already out. XDA Senior Member zedomax injected the subinary, busybox, and Chainfire’s SuperSU into the official stock firmware for the tablet. Since this is just a stock ROM with updated root features, it won’t make you lose any current apps, data or settings and won’t even increase the flash counter. Also, being stock, another benefit will be that users can still receive the OTA updates.
The root method applies to all variants of the Galaxy Note 10.1 as it uses ODIN to flash the firmware. However, users who don’t have International GT-N8000 variant (European, Brazilian, Saudi Arabian, UAE) should wait till the firmware for their device is released or if you don’t mind having a fimware for other region, you can still flash it to obtain root.
So let’s begin with the rooting. As usual, Techsliver will not be liable to any damage done to your device during the root process. Make sure your device battery is charged and all your data is backed up.
Here are the steps on how to root Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 using ODIN.
1. Download and install Samsung USB drivers that will work on all versions of Windows.
2. Confirm your build number to see if it ends with XXALGA orXWALG7. Currently, these two firmwares are available.
3. Hold down Power and Volume Down buttons together until device reboots in ODIN mode.
4. Press Volume Up to continue the process.
5. Download ODIN and Stock ROM with root injected for your Build number.
6. Extract files to a folder.
7. Connect your Galaxy Note 10.1 to your computer via a USB data cable.
8. Make sure you see yellow highlighted box with a random number in ODIN which will confirm that your device drivers are properly installed.
9. Now click PDA on ODIN and browse to the extracted files. Select the file ending with “.tar”.
10. Click start and wait for the flashing to complete. Once done, you will see PASS glowing green on ODIN. Now your device will reboot and will be fully rooted with busybox and SuperSU installed.
If followed correctly, you will now have root access on your Galaxy Note 10.1. If you run into any trouble, please let us know in the comments below. We will soon update you on how to root Galaxy Note 10.1 using Clockwork Mod recovery.
Download ODIN for Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000
Download XXLGA Stock European Firmware with Root injected (Mirror)
Download XWALG7 Stock Saudi Arabian/UnitedEmirates Firmware with Root injected
Download Samsung USB Drivers