For those of you who want to root your Galaxy Note 2 on Linux or Ubuntu, here’s how to do it.
This root method is for GT-N7010 Galaxy Note 2 ONLY!!!
Step 1. First, download GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux.zip and unzip.
Step 2. Next copy the file CWM-SuperSU-v0.96.zip to the internal storage of your Galaxy Note 2.
Step 3. Turn off your Galaxy Note 2. Then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and the Power buttons together until you see the warning screen.
Step 4. Next connect a micro USB cable from your Galaxy Note 2 to your Linux/Ubuntu computer.
Step 5. Next, double-click on heimdall_1.3.2_i386.deb to install Heimdall for Linux.
Step 6. Next, open up a terminal and type:
*Replace “Username” with your username!
If you have heimdall installed correctly, you should get a bunch of output like shown below:
Step 7. Next, type:
heimdall flash --recovery recovery.img
Heimdall should flash recovery image (CWM Recovery) to your Note 2 and reboot.
Step 8. Once your phone reboots, turn it off. Then hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see CWM Recovery like shown below:
Step 9. Choose “install zip from sdcard” and hit the Power button.
Step 10. Choose “choose zip from sdcard” and hit Power button.
Step 11. Choose “CWM-SuperSU-v0.96.zip” and hit Power button.
Step 12. Choose “Yes”.
Step 13. This will give you root and Superuser app.
Step 14. Reboot and you should find a new app called SuperSU. That’s the Superuser app and your Note 2 should be fuly rooted. You can download and run a rooted app like Titanium Backup app to verify you have full root!
Credits – XDA
Q: Does this root method increase binary count?
A: Yes but you should be able to reset it using Triangle Away app (soon).
Q: During ODIN flashing, it failed and now I see “Kies Firmware Error Encountered” on the screen! HELP!!!
A: No worries, you can run ODIN again in that mode. Also, try another USB port. Usually, that will fix those ODIN flashing errors. And if you have Samsung Kies installed, make sure it’s not running at the same time as it can interfere with the ODIN flashing process.
Q: Does this method work on ALL Galaxy Note 2?
A: So long as your model number begins with GT-N7010, it will work yes.
More questions? Leave them below and either Max or others will help you out.
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