How to Root Galaxy Note 2 on Mac OSX!

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For those of you who want to root your Galaxy Note 2 on Mac OSX, here’s how to do it.

Note – This is only for Galaxy Note GT-N7100 model!!!

Step 1. First, browse to the following URL and download the file on your Note 2:

http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/tools/SuperSU/CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip

Step 2. Next, turn off your Note 2.  Then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see a warning screen.

Step 3. Next go ahead and hit Volume Up to enter Download ODIN mode and connect a micro USB cable from your Note 2 to your Mac OSX computer/laptop.

Step 4. Download GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux.zip and unzip.  Then double-click on the file heimdall-suite-1.3.2-mac.dmg to install Heimdall for Mac.  You will have to reboot your computer once.

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Step 5. Open a command terminal and type:

cd Downloads
cd GalaxyNoteMacLinux
sudo heimdall flash --recovery recovery.img

Step 6. If you don’t get any errors you can skip this step.  If you get “ERROR: Claiming interface failed”, then copy and paste the following into terminal and repeat the last line in Step 5.

sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite
sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData
sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMControl

Step 7. Your Note 2 should reboot.

Step 8. Once rebooted, turn off your Note 2 then hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see CWM Recovery.

Step 9. Choose “install zip from sdcard” and hit the Power button.

Step 10. Choose “choose zip from sdcard” and hit the Power button.

Step 11. Choose “Download” and hit the Power button.

Step 12. Choose “CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip” and hit the Power button.

Step 13. Choose “Yes”.

Step 14. You should see screen like below.

Step 15. Reboot and you should find a new Superuser app called “SuperSU”.

Step 16. Verify you have full root by downloading Titanium Backup app from the Play Store and running it, you should see Superuser permissions window pop up.

Q&A

Q: My phone does NOT boot into CWM!  It boots into stock recovery!!!
A: What’s happening is that on some of the Note 2, there’s a security mechanism that overwrites the recovery on reboot. So long as you don’t let your Note 2 boot into system, you can avoid it. So just try the battery pull method and make sure you pull it out after heimdall finishes immediately and try the buttons, then it will work.

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246 Responses to How to Root Galaxy Note 2 on Mac OSX!

  1. Pasael says:

    Hi .. Thx for so fast response for Rooting our new Note 2 for mac os x user.

    I have a question, i also rooted the Siii with yours methods,months ago …. using hemdail ….so i have a question.
    Is possible to use the graphical interface in Heimdal here ? or is only possible rooting using terminal commands ….

    Thank You from Spain.

    • Max Lee says:

      Yes you can use graphical interface, the downside is that you have to download pit file manually first, I do recommend command line more, it’s more reliable.

    • Javier G. says:

      please neone can help me i get the message failed to detect compatible download-mode device i dont know what to do jus switch from iphone and was told to do this after all this research i dont know what to do help plz.!!!!

  2. Nott Tippayasanti says:

    I am stuck with the message below after the command “sudo heimdall flash –recovery recovery.img”

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
    typing when using sudo. Type “man sudo” for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

  3. Nott Tippayasanti says:

    Done….
    I set password then redo it again…. Thanks
    waiting for method for installing new rom in mac or no computer method

  4. Shyam says:

    Does this give a triagle and does it increase the firmware burn count? Also is there triangle away for this?

  5. Shyam says:

    Hey Max,
    I tried the above method to root. Unfortunately when i press the vol up + center button + power button the device goes to asr (android system recovery) instead of cwm recovery. Any idea to what i can do for this. :( i tried this 4 times and now my custom kernel burn count has increased to 4.

  6. Shyam says:

    Hey Max,
    Tried the ODIN method on Windows. It worked flawlessly. I just need to know one more thing will this break OTA updates?

    Shyam

  7. Oskar says:

    I had the same problem as Shyam with my Note not booting CWM after restart. Would love it if anyone could figure this out as I’m unable to, can’t find much info about rooting wit a mac…!

    • Percy says:

      Yup, me to. Cannot enter in CWM. Would like to hear a solution. Thank you for your time!

    • Welz says:

      Same here, will not boot into Clockworkmod Recovery.

      • Max Lee says:

        what is exactly happening?

        • Shyam says:

          Actually I gave it a shot now. After ODIN I am unable to even go to ASR :-P. Is this going to give any problem?

        • Welz says:

          I run the stuff in terminal and everything is good. Get 100% complete and the phone reboots. Then when I turn the phone back off and hold the vol up + home+ power it boots into stock recovery not CWM.

          • Oskar says:

            same here, installation works fine with both Odin and heimdall but it just boots into stock recovery every single time. I got superuser but I’m unable to install any custom rom due to this fact.

          • Kandarp says:

            Did you manage to find a fix for this?
            Noob so instructions would help!
            Thanks!

          • Julian says:

            As soon as root is success get in to recovery mode before phone reboots as fast as you can. This worked for my s3 I was having the same problem I’m just waiting for my note 2 to arrive and will be trying this root method. Hope this helps.

        • Javier G. says:

          i was following steps and everything was going smoothly until the part where heimdall flash — recovery recovery.img then i get a message in command saying failed to detect compatible download-mode device can anybody help me im on a mac havent used my phone in 2 days please help Max or anybody just want someone to respond to me

          • David says:

            I had this same problem. Cause: USB cable being for charging not for communication. Switch the cable and you should find problem resolves.

        • zoran says:

          the screen is flickering. no cwm mode

      • Charles Chambers says:

        I’m getting the same problem. I hold volume up+home button+power and it boots into stock recovery and not CWM.
        Please help!

        • Charles Chambers says:

          Sorry for not reading ahead… (Noob move). I pulled out the battery right after heimdall was a success (pulled out the battery actually right as it was trying to reboot). It worked like a charm. Thanks for your awesome site Max!

  8. Shyam says:

    Oskar and Percy – Try ODIN it should work.

    Hey Max another thing. Triangle away freezes on my Note2. Any idea as to how i can do anything about it?

  9. Tibet says:

    i did all, but when i use terminal
    cd GalaxyNoteMacLinux
    i always get this note any help?
    -bash: cd: GalaxyNoteMacLinux: No such file or directory

  10. Shyam says:

    Hey Max,
    Can you give a little heads up on going back to stock? I mean totally stock without any root/custom firmware (I dont have CWM installed).

    Shyam

  11. Eda says:

    Running Android 4.1.1 on GT-N7100

    Tried tried to install CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip or CWM-SuperSU-v0.96.zip from the External SD Card. However, both times, there was an error stating ‘failed verification’. I was unable to install either package.
    Has the recent Jelly Bean update prevented either of the above versions from working?
    Your help would be greatly appreciated so I can properly root the device.
    Cheers!

    • Max Lee says:

      Try pulling battery after heimdall finishes and enter recovery.

      • j says:

        hey so obviously a lot of us are having a problem with getting onto cwm, is there anything more that you can tell us, ps the pulling out battery method didnt work

        • Max Lee says:

          What’s happening is that on some of the Note 2, there’s a security mechanism that overwrites the recovery on reboot. So long as you don’t let your Note 2 boot into system, you can avoid it. So just try the battery pull method and make sure you pull it out after heimdall finishes immediately and try the buttons, then it will work.

          • Nay says:

            Thanks a million!!! the battery pull worked for me… it took a little while to load, I thought my phone bricked… but it worked fine… I just had to restarted again cos’ I found out that the downloaded file was in the external card… So, I had to turned on the phone and moved it to the sdcard. Thank you so much… my phone is now rooted and i’m having fun with it…

  12. dafabfrombe says:

    I was unfortunate enough to be stuck at the ASR. My Note2 is fresh from the phone shop.

    The battery trick did it for me. Thanks !

  13. Alexandra says:

    Hi! It didn’t work on my note 2…i’ve noticed that you mix up two versions….v0.94 zip and the one that accompagnies http://downloadandroidrom.com/file/GalaxyNote2/rooting/GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux.zip contains the 0.96.zip.
    Maybe it’s because I have an European version of the note 2…or that i do something wrong on my mac but the menu after rebooting after step 8 is different. I left my emailadres and I really hope somebody can help me out! It was a big step leaving apple phones and i am totally in love with android now…i just want the last piece of the puzzle to fit me aswell!

    Thank you!

    • Alexandra says:

      i’ve been reading now..duh all same problems here! pulling the battery then…but i’ve done everything allready…….would that be a problem? I have this old windows computer here…maybe it’s better using that one……

      • L0fale says:

        I have done the heimdall several times, and now i pulled the battery out after doing it and the cwm menu looks totally different than before…
        and it worked hahaha

  14. Alok says:

    Worked after a few hiccups.. :-) Initially got a few errors in terminal window. Tried these commands
    sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite
    sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData
    sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMControl

    Didn’t work. Pulled out the battery & used standard command

    cd Downloads
    cd GalaxyNoteMacLinux (This should be cd GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux)
    heimdall flash –recovery recovery.img
    Recovery uploaded successfully :) But my phone didn’t reboot into CWM recover after a couple of tries. Then Pulled out the battery, uploaded Recovery again using terminal window & as soon as it I saw 100% RECOVERY upload successful, I pulled out the battery. Used Volume Up, Home & Power buttons to boot into CWM recovery.. Worked like a charm :)

    • Oskar says:

      I had the same issues as above and tried to pull the battery a couple of times after the heimdall installation asap but with no luck. I googled around a little bit and for some reason I downloaded GooManager from the play store and had it reboot to recovery and there I was, prompted with CMW. So if all else fails try it out!

  15. Eda says:

    Ok, got it done!!
    When you are in terminal mode with the Note 2 connected (after vol down, centre button and power button pressed and awaiting upload) — REMOVE THE BATTERY before uploading anything. The USB will power the device. Then pressing the command for heimdall upload, and it will begin the upload process. Once it hits 100% it attempts to restart. This process requires battery power but you have already removed the battery and the phone switches…..OFF! Then put the battery back in and immediately press volume UP, centre button and power button until you see the restart of Galaxy Note 2 and let it boot into CWM mode. Sorted mate!!!
    Choose the rooting file from the external SD card and reboot. It should now be ROOTED! Good luck !

    • tom says:

      THANKS SO MUCH! i was at this for a couple of hours before i read your post – worked on the second pass! (first time i didn’t press the keys fast enough) :)

    • jean charles says:

      I’ve made the battery pull actually as i may have understood that while the phone reboots it re-writes … some stuff lol.

      Once heimdall is at 100%, the phone tries to reboot.
      But it can’t, cause i’ve already pulled the battery out, wich is a good thing.

      But i still have a problem that i haven’t seen in the comments.
      When i put the battery back, and try to restart in CWM ( Volume up + home + start ) my screen goes completely mad, writing samsung galaxy note 2 all over the screen and freezing.
      And it keeps going as long as i press the buttons.
      I feel the phone tries to restart but it can’t and stay on this mad screen.

      So for now i just can’t flash the file in CWM mode and have to restart in the normal way, wich means … i cannot root my phone.
      I love the GN2 but i remember having rooted my GS3 in 5 minutes …

      Any solutions would be deeply appreciated ( i hope there is one )

      thanks

      • mir says:

        I have been redoing now my phone is going crazy with flashing lights and note 2 writing all over the screen as well

    • mir says:

      Hi, I did every thing exactly but instead of going into cmw it opens a page saying downloading don not turn off target it looks like the odin mode with out the writings on top. I dont know what i did wrong..
      Please help me

  16. chuchumano@gmail.com says:

    Hi, I tried the link “Download GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux.zip” but downloaded only a 5kb incomplete file. Went back to downloadandroidrom.com and did it again. I got the same broken one. Can u upload yours? Thanks man!

  17. moti says:

    Initialising connection…
    Detecting device…
    Claiming interface…
    Setting up interface…

    Checking if protocol is initialised…
    Protocol is not initialised.
    Initialising protocol…
    ERROR: Failed to initialise protocol!
    [moti-wainers-Computer-2:~/Downloads] motiwainer%
    i get this comment what i do wrong??

  18. Josh says:

    Hi i am on a mac
    cd Downloads
    cd GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux
    I made sure the name is the same but it says it cant find the file?

  19. Chi says:

    How can i do this to my t-mobile SGH-T889 version with a mac?

  20. Woz says:

    Hi,

    After step 6 – sudo heimdall flash –recovery recovery.img

    I’m getting…
    Initialising connection…
    Detecting device…
    Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.

    Any suggestions? All other steps fine to this point.

    • CLL says:

      I am having this problem too. I am stuck at this point. Anyone has managed to figure a way out?

    • heikki ketola says:

      I have this too “Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.”.
      I noticed that in step 3 it says “Downloading…” on the screen but nothing appears to be happening (I presume that it’s waiting for me to get to Step 5)…

      • heikki ketola says:

        I went to Settings -> Developer Options and turned off “USB Debugging”. Now in Step 5 I get from sudo heimdall this:
        Initialising connection…
        Detecting device…
        Claiming interface…
        ERROR: Claiming interface failed!

        Problem solved. Continue at Step 6.

  21. Louai says:

    thx for the way but when i get to step number 8. Once rebooted, turn off your Note 2 then hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see CWM Recovery.

    it dosend go in to CWM Recovery mode why? and how do i get it to go to it?

  22. Pat says:

    Ok….I’m done….and I have the SuperU app….but…..what do I do with the download on my phone that you asked me to download at the beginning? It’s STILL sitting there….or…..did I use it not knowing i was using it?

  23. George says:

    Thanks. Can this method be used on Galaxy Note 2 LTE?

  24. George says:

    Didn’t work with Note 2 LTE. First time I got this error:
    Checking if protocol is initialised…
    Protocol is not initialised.
    Initialising protocol…
    Handshaking with Loke…

    ERROR: Failed to open file “recovery.img”

    Then I tried typing the few lines as instructed above. Then I got this:
    Initialising connection…
    Detecting device…
    Claiming interface…
    Setting up interface…

    Checking if protocol is initialised…
    Protocol is not initialised.
    Initialising protocol…
    Handshaking with Loke…
    ERROR: Failed to receive response!

    Now how can I exit downloading mode and resuscitate my device?

  25. Jackson says:

    Keep getting this error message
    Initialising connection…
    Detecting device…
    Claiming interface…
    Setting up interface…

    Checking if protocol is initialised…
    Protocol is not initialised.
    Initialising protocol…
    Handshaking with Loke…
    ERROR: Failed to receive response!

    What do i do?

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  27. Julie says:

    Getting this following:
    Initialising connection…
    Detecting device…
    Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.

    I tried using the sudo commands but each one shows “not found”

    I noticed the GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux.zip contains v0.96 for CMW yet the instructions say to use v0.94
    Would this have anything to do with my error?

  28. Julie says:

    ** Changed USB cable and USB port and its working fine now

  29. Mary says:

    Terminal worked fine however the device will not boot up CWM. It only boots into standard android recovery mode. I switched on my phone, downloaded a Root Checker app and it says it my phone isn’t rooted, so I can’t even use Triangle Away to reset my custom binary count.

    HELP please.

    Mary xx

  30. BlackBradPitt says:

    I am seriously stuck here, any help would be really appreciated. Whenever I paste the sudo command lines after the interface failed all i get is:

    sudo: can’t open /private/etc/sudoers: Permission denied
    sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting

    Right now my phone just says Odin Mode at the top and “Downloading …..Do not turn off target”

    Not sure what to do next and worried about restarting my phone.

  31. Thanks.. it’s works on my Galaxy Note N7100 International Edition at my MacBook Pro ;)

  32. Clover43 says:

    Hey Max,
    I have the ATT version of the Note 2, Tried this method but got an error stating that unsupported galaxy device. Any Suggestions? Keep in mind I’m a Noobie!
    Thanks!

  33. CHil says:

    When will you be updating this to reflect a root methon for the verizon GNote 2?

  34. Massimo says:

    Could I use the same procedure to flash stock firmware and come back to have an unroot note 2?

  35. max says:

    want to root my at&t note 2 with my mac, but there are several versions of superSU file at the link in the video suggesting: .94., 96, .98. which should I use? has anyone successfully rooted their at&t GN2 via this method?

  36. spirit says:

    Hello!

    Thanx for the video and the detailed instructions!
    You say that it will only work for Galaxy Note GT-N7100. Do you have any ideas or will you have instructions for SGH-T889?

  37. dave says:

    I’ve tried pulling the battery as directed by ‘alok’ and ‘eda’ and I still get this error:
    any help would be appreciated
    Heimdall v1.3.2, Copyright (c) 2010-2012, Benjamin Dobell, Glass Echidna

    Initialising connection…
    Detecting device…
    Claiming interface…
    Setting up interface…

    Checking if protocol is initialised…
    Protocol is not initialised.
    Initialising protocol…
    Handshaking with Loke…

    Beginning session…
    Session begun with device of type: 131072

    Downloading device’s PIT file…
    PIT file download sucessful

    Uploading RECOVERY
    100%
    ERROR: Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!
    RECOVERY upload failed!
    Ending session…

  38. peter says:

    mac user here–any forseeable outlook for the mac root to work on the sgh-i317? i also use linux, but that one is not for the i317 either. just wanted to know if there is any hope for me?

  39. huwahu says:

    Hi Peter,
    this is what’s on the youtube video description :
    Verified to work on the following Galaxy Note 2:

    International Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100
    T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889
    Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900
    AT&T Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317

    Did you try it on your AT&T sgh-i317 ?

  40. peter says:

    Awesome thanks. I was suckered by the stern “n7100 only!!!” Warning near the top, so I didn’t think to watch the video.

  41. Carlos says:

    Dont know if i did everything correct but i got the super user app, then proceeded to download “Titanium Backup” and I get the following error message upon launch:

    “Sorry, I could not acquire root privileges. This app *not* work! Please verify that your ROM is rooted, and try again.

    This attempt was made using the “/system/xbin/su” command.

    Not sure what i did wrong. Please assist, thanks in advance.

    • peter says:

      everything went fine until step 5. after entering and executing the super user (sudo) command, i got a different error message at step 5 than the one you listed as a possiblity. i get:

      Checking if protocol is initialised…
      Protocol is not initialised.
      Initialising protocol…
      Handshaking with Loke…
      ERROR: Failed to receive response!

      just for kicks, i tried kextunload series you suggested–it made no difference.

      • peter says:

        ok, i’m rooted. don’t know what happened or why it worked, but i tried executing the recovery.img again and it worked. :shrugs:
        thanks all

      • Young Bobby says:

        Hi,

        I get stuck at:

        Handshaking with Loke…
        ERROR: Failed to receive response!

        Any positive response would be highly appreciated as I’m quite new to android.

  42. Andy says:

    I’ve got the Sprint Note 2, and I’m following the steps exactly. I keep getting a “failed to verify whole file signature”.

    Can someone help please?

  43. Razi says:

    After I finished all the steps and got to the CWM Recover and click download zip from sd card i cant seem to find the file, it says no file. What do i do, i am a first time android and rooter.

    Thanks

  44. huwahu says:

    worked great on AT&T Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317.
    THanks.

  45. Charles Doutriaux says:

    No luck… Tried removing the battery, tried goo manager… Nothing works wont reboot in CW…

    Any idea? Just got the latest updated from TMobile with split screen any suggestion?

    Thanks,

    C.

  46. Avesh Omar says:

    I dont know how late I am with this … but for all those people who had problem getting into CWM mode after heimdell… remove battery when the phone is getting into recovery more then hold down volume up key + home key+ power key for 2 seconds until you see samsung galaxy note 2 screen appears AT THIS STAGE – KEEP HOLDING THE VOLUME UP KEY AND HOME KEY AND RELEASE THE POWER BUTTON. this is how it worked for me after couple of tries.

    cheers

  47. Alex1x says:

    Problem. Heimdall successful. But when I hold volume up + home + power…. It gets me into “android system recovery” No CWM…. help?

    I did this for the Tmobile Note 2, maybe wrong CWM included in the above attached file?

  48. Excite says:

    Hi there,

    I rooted my ATT Note 2 using this method a while ago, but to receive the OTA update, I had to unroot and back to original firmware. Now that I upgraded the firmware, I tried to root again using this method. I followed all the instructions, but this time, it always boots back into Android Recovery not CWM Recovery. sudo heimdall flash –recovery recovery.img is fully successful, but still does not give me CWM Recovery option. I am not sure what to do next.

    I went through all the comments above, and removing battery at the precise times etc, I tried my best (not sure I did it exactly or not), but always goes back to the same place.

    Please help!

    Mohan

  49. sipina says:

    Hi, thanks for your excellent work. I’m wondering wether or not there’ll some problem in the case that the the device is updated. Should I repeat all the rooting process in the case that the updated device be unrooted? Anyway, once more thanks.

  50. Leopoldo Rebolledo says:

    This is a great tutorial how ever its not working on the Galaxy Note II Model GT-N7100 … I found another post that roots this particular model number.

    I hope this helps GT-N7100 owners to root their devices.
    http: reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-note-2-50009855

  51. Malte Andersen says:

    When will a root method for the GT-N7105 for mac be available? :)

  52. Rex says:

    For everyone trying to root their ATT Galaxy Note 2

    In step 5, it should read:

    Step 5. Open a command terminal and type:

    cd Downloads
    cd GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux
    sudo heimdall flash –recovery recovery.img

    “GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux” is the name of the folder where recovery.img is located. This should flash the recovery.img file to your phone with no problems.

    Hopefully this helps!

  53. Paul says:

    I have tried installing the SU v 0.98 and I get an error that says:
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed.

    (using Android system recovery 3e

    Any ideas?

  54. Boris says:

    Hey Max thak you for the Videotutorial, may be you can give me a tip how 2 flash a seperate bootloader via heimdall. what commands do I have to write in terminal. I want 2 flash a new rom but unfortunately this rom has a seperate bootloader 2 flash after installing the rom via odin. obviously I dont have windows and odin….thanks in advance max ;-)

  55. Julian says:

    I have done everything, Heimdall successful. But when I hold volume up + home + power it goes into “android system recovery” No CWM….
    What to do???

    • justin says:

      Hi Julian

      Was wondering if you got his issue sorted? I am having the same problem with my phone booting into “android system recovery” after getting a successful heimdall. Would be great to hear from you if you have the solution. Thanks

  56. jean charles says:

    Hi

    I’ve made the battery pull actually as i may have understood that while the phone reboots it re-writes … some stuff lol.

    Once heimdall is at 100%, the phone tries to reboot.
    But it can’t, cause i’ve already pulled the battery out, wich is a good thing.

    But i still have a problem that i haven’t seen in the comments.
    When i put the battery back, and try to restart in CWM ( Volume up + home + start ) MY SCREEN GOES COMPLETELY MAD, writing samsung galaxy note 2 all over the screen and freezing.
    And it keeps going as long as i press the buttons.
    I feel the phone tries to restart but it can’t and stay on this mad screen.

    So for now i just can’t flash the file in CWM mode and have to restart in the normal way, wich means … i cannot root my phone.
    I love the GN2 but i remember having rooted my GS3 in 5 minutes …

    Any solutions would be deeply appreciated lol ( i hope there is one )

  57. Tyler says:

    After putting in the command “sudo heimdall flash –recovery recovery.img” , I’m getting a “Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.” I tried restarting the phone and starting over but I get the same warning every time.

  58. andre says:

    I do jailbreaks and just moved to android. This is the worst tutorial I’ve seen.

    • tripledair says:

      man, I’m with you on that.

    • Max Lee says:

      Sorry this tutorial is really old, I would update it but I converted my Hackintosh into a mining rig. You just have to find the correct version of CWM tar file for your model of Note 2.

  59. peter says:

    won’t go into CWM recovery console–only stock android recovery, you can add me to the list of folks in the same boat who couldn’t get into CWM.

    about my phone:
    att sgh-i317/4.1.2

    max, does this method work on 4.1.2 sgh-i317?

    i rooted fine with the 4.1.1 that came on the phone back in november

  60. squataclops says:

    does not work for my note 2. tried everything, maybe next time make a more in depth video/article to explain errors

    • peter says:

      Max must be too busy to answer. The general consensus is that if you have 4.1.2 the heimdall/osx root will not work. If you still had 4.1.1, it would work. Good news though. I cut a boot camp partition on my mac and threw down an old copy of xp and did maxs windows root method easy as pie.

      • squataclops says:

        i do have 4.1.1 and all im getting is errors of all kinds. could it be that the cwm super su is too up to date. i have the .98 and im hearing only .94 works? if so how do i get rid of the new version

        thanks again for the response any help is appreciated

        • squataclops says:

          *edit its also the tmobile sgh-t889 so there shouldnt be many problems. ive rooted my old galaxy with no problem.

          much respect to max

        • peter says:

          I rooted just fine using 4.1.1 and osx/heimdall. BUT I did use the .94 version and not .96 or .98 of the custom recovery. Try that, and let us know if that works.

          • squataclops says:

            this is what i keep getting after multiple attempts. i know im a noob so any help would be appreciated
            computer:~ ********* cd downloads
            computer:downloads ******* cd GalaxyNoteMacLinux
            -bash: cd: GalaxyNoteMacLinux: No such file or directory
            computer:downloads *********** sudo heimdall flash –recovery recovery.img
            Password:
            Heimdall v1.3.2, Copyright (c) 2010-2012, Benjamin Dobell, Glass Echidna
            http://www.glassechidna.com.au

            This software is provided free of charge. Copying and redistribution is
            encouraged.

            If you appreciate this software and you would like to support future
            development please consider donating:
            http://www.glassechidna.com.au/donate/

            Initialising connection…
            Detecting device…
            Claiming interface…
            Setting up interface…

            Checking if protocol is initialised…
            Protocol is not initialised.
            Initialising protocol…
            Handshaking with Loke…

            ERROR: Failed to open file “recovery.img”
            computer:downloads ********* sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite
            (kernel) Kext com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite not found for unload request.
            Failed to unload com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite – (libkern/kext) not found.
            computer:downloads kchristy2$ sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData
            (kernel) Kext com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData not found for unload request.
            Failed to unload com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData – (libkern/kext) not found.
            computer:downloads kchristy2$ sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMControl
            (kernel) Kext com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMControl not found for unload request.
            Failed to unload com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMControl – (libkern/kext) not found.
            computer:downloads *********

  61. squataclops says:

    do i need to uninstall the .98? or just go ahead and start over with .94? and if i do need to ditch .98 how would i go about that?

  62. Alexandra says:

    Hi….how come my rooted note 2 doesn’t work on Wifi anymore…..should i read all reactions or has none this problem? thank you…….

  63. peter says:

    Actually, you are supposed to flash .94 .96 .98 from cwm recovery, which in my case I never got to since I had 4.1.2. If you can only get into stock Android recovery and not cwm recovery there is little point in trying to flash any of the .94 .96 .98 series.

  64. kal says:

    Hey I was wondering if this method would work on the SGH-1317M Model?

    Thanks

  65. Holden says:

    I keep getting ERROR: Failed to open file “recovery.img” What do I do to fix this? I have my note 2 with at&t on android 4.1.2

    • peter says:

      Jeez man. Not 10 days ago it was made clear that this root doesn’t work with 4.1.2. You will need to use windows. Period.

  66. andrewjosephus says:

    help mee i typed in the password but command not found and returned to host-001:GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux JLA$

  67. Thanks for your community contributions! Rooting has never been easier. Greatly appreciated.

  68. yousif alyousif says:

    greeting
    i followed the same steps you said but when i type the commant you said in step 5 it is giving me an error so i did step 6 then space step 5 the result is still the same ” ERROR: Failed to initialise protocol!”

    thanks for your time

  69. yousif alyousif says:

    no mine is 4.1.1 but is there any way to root it or upgrade it then root it ?

  70. Dave says:

    Link to download the MacLinux file isn’t downloading. Any chance I could get a new link to get the file?

    • Dave says:

      Any help is appreciated, guys. If anyone has the zip and just wants to shoot it to me in an email that would be best. Thank you!

  71. joseph says:

    Hello.

    Im trying to root my note 2 gtn7100 and I’m doing everything in the video but when in the terminal and it’s scanning for devices it gives “unable to detect device”
    What should be done?
    Thank you

  72. Important Note:
    To prevent your device form re-flashing the stock recovery …

    Please use this command instated:
    sudo heimdall flash –no-reboot –recovery recovery.img

    As you can see that I’ve added “–no-reboot”, which will prevent your device form re-flashing the stock recovery, after executing this command you have to reboot into recovery immediately.

  73. sam says:

    problem with.E:failed to verify whole-file signature” “E:signature verification failed

    everything fine untill half way thru instaling and it says this E:failed to verify whole-file signature” “E:signature verification failed. failed to verify whole file signature.
    im running note 2 n7100 4.1.2 i used osx with heimdall.

    have you got any ideas

    ive tried difrent links for the zips and went thru terminal again but nothing

    • maxski says:

      Hi,

      I got the same problem with my samsung galaxy note 2 GT-N71000
      r3
      “E:signature verification failed. failed to verify whole file signature”

      Any help?
      Thanks

  74. lara says:

    hi max
    i’ve been trying to root both my siii and note 2 with this method, i keep getting the same issues
    on the terminal front, after typing cd downloads net, it comes up with a message
    bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory
    even after downloading GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux.
    please how do i fix this issue.

  75. Tim says:

    This worked for me but you have to catch the phone before it reboots because it will reflash the stock recovery. When i say catch it, I mean as it reboots, before the Opening Galaxy Note 2 screen goes off, you must hit the Volume up, Center, and Power button. I only held the power button for a brief second. After that, it booted into recovery fine. Flash SU and then use GooManager to flash TWRP. Good luck.

  76. Rochelle says:

    I am able to get to cwm recovery, however, when I try to install from sd, it tells me no file exists

  77. maxski says:

    Hi,

    I got the same problem with my samsung galaxy note 2 GT-N71000
    r3
    “E:signature verification failed. failed to verify whole file signature”

    Any help?
    Thanks

  78. Brian says:

    I got this comment from Terminal

    Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.
    ERROR: Failed to open file “recovery.img”
    ERROR: Failed to receive response!

    What is my problem?
    I hava a Galaxy Note II, but I bought it from KT (carrier in Korea).

  79. arohi patel says:

    after the file is uploaded from the mac
    then when i press volume up home and power button…
    it does not show as it is show in the video

    please help…

  80. Justin says:

    Does this root work for the AT&T SGH-i317? I have seen comments with this link saying that they have successfully rooted the AT&T version with a Mac. The comment says above, this will only work for a gt-n7100 version.

  81. Sunchhay says:

    This guy is de best.. the instruction is super clear… Thanks !!!

  82. zoran says:

    Hi,
    i made everything, and no problems.

    but when i try to get in the CWM mode, my note2 starts to flickeri after booting, the display flickers, and i can not get into the cwm mode.

  83. Shen says:

    Same problem as Zoran! Just got my ATT note 2 today…

  84. Sinner says:

    Hi.. When I try to reboot it shows me option to install with adp..What should I do?

  85. Ken says:

    Hi,

    On my Mac I’m running VMware with windows XP.

    I tried starting XP and plugging in my Note 2. The folder for the Noe 2 opened up just fine.

    So, should I root my Note 2 via the PC running on my Mac, or would I be better off doing it directly on my Mac using the directions for the Mac that you put out?

    Thanks

    • Max Lee says:

      You can use Mac or Windows method, that’s up to you. No, rooting won’t erase a single thing on the Note 2, that’s why I love it!

      • Ken says:

        Thanks for your help, Max.

        Just to be sure, you are saying that I can use the windows method running on my mac (via VMware) or the direct mac version, is that right?

        I want to root my phone so I can buy in app purchases through google play store (I’m not in the US)

        Do you do any private consultations?

  86. Ken says:

    Whoops, forgot to ask…

    By doing this root process, will it wipe everything off my phone?

    Will I have to start over and load my apps again?

  87. berwin says:

    works like a charm on my docomo galaxy note 2 sc-02e. thank you.

  88. berwin says:

    Ken, it wont delete anything in your phone. it will simply gives you the full access in everything on your phone. but remember that by doing this, you are best responsible in rooting your phone, it voids your warranty.

    • Ken says:

      Thanks. I have no problem with voiding the warranty. If I should need it, wouldn’t I be able to restore the stock version of everything and then get warranty with no problem?

  89. Ken says:

    Something is not working.

    My Note 2 says Downloading… do not turn off target!! and it has not moved in about 20 minutes.

    Terminal says…

    Initialising connection…
    Detecting device…
    Claiming interface…
    Setting up interface…

    Checking if protocol is initialised…
    Protocol is not initialised.
    Initialising protocol…
    Handshaking with Loke…

    ERROR: Failed to open file “recovery.img”
    Productive-iMac:Downloads KEC$

    • Ken says:

      I’m not going to touch it and hopefully someone will reply with what I should do.

      Now I’m worried – don’t want to brick it. And don’t know if I can disconnect it etc.

  90. justin says:

    When i am in the mac terminal and i type “cd galaxynote2maclinux” it says no such file or directory. I have installed and unzipped the galaxynote2rootmaclinux that was given in the instructions restarted computer. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    • justin says:

      I figured it out.

      However it will not boot into clockworkmod when hold up center and power. it has a little android dude that is on the ground with a red rectangle coming out of his chest. Then the options that come stock with the phone reboot, factory reset etc….. any ideas. Everything booted to my phone with ease when in terminal. Thanks

  91. Ken says:

    By the way, I finally gave up waiting for a response, held my breath and disconnected my Note 2 and it restarted just fine.

    So, I opened VMware with my XP running and followed your other tutorial on rooting via a pc and it worked perfectly the first time.

    Market Access works perfectly to buy in app purchases from outside the US.

    Is there any way to connect directly to my Note 2 from my mac to upload files directly? I tried android file transfer.dmg but it does not work.

    Also do you have a further tutorial on what to do once the phone is rooted? How to install other cool stuff, make nandroid back ups etc?

  92. JP says:

    I’m getting an error message that says something like flle signiture incomplete which happens when I try to install SuperSU from external sd card. It starts off installing and then stops while in process and generates the error. Any ideas?

  93. Schuflea says:

    Just to clarify, this will NOT work for a AT&T Gnote2 i317, correct?

  94. Hirow says:

    Does this work with SGH-I317? the I317 page link me here for mac.

  95. amie says:

    thank you for the clear and easy instruction, i was looking for a way to enter CMW and saw your comment, it’s work! you are the best

    from thailand

  96. zoran says:

    i have still the same problem with the screen flickering when i reboot and hold Volume UP CENTER and HOME

  97. Raja says:

    Hi
    I just tried this on my brand new T-Mobile T-889 device and in Step 8, I do not see the CWM option. I seem to be stuck. All help appreciated.

  98. Josh says:

    I was having a hard time rooting my SGH-I317 using my Mac. After days of trying, I took a week off from it. Tonight, I started it again. I finally found where the problem was. When I would go into CVM mode and select the Download folder, it was always empty. I rebooted my GN2, went into the My Files app, and moved the CVM SuperUser from the external sd card to the internal. Rebooted again in CVM Mode and was able to finally see the file in the Download folder. It worked.

  99. Alexandra says:

    I preformed your way to root with succes but later unrooted my note 2 again. one month later my phone crashed: turning my device on only shows the samsung logo…a repair costs 200 euro. maybe it has nothing to do with rooting my device maybe the one trying to repair my phone doesn’t know much about this subject but do you think it’s really needed that i should pay for a new mainframe? why doesn’t my phone restart again? I never bought such an expensive phone before and this result after 7 months is SO dissapointing……please help !

  100. Sumaya says:

    Hey max .. when i do the terminal , it says that i need to enter password to continue … i can’t even type any letters or numbers when it ask for password … mind helping ?

  101. Kelvin says:

    Whats up man, my phone will not root, tried every steps about 10 times and still nothing. I got all the way up to the part when you’re suppose to go into CWM-SuperSU-v0.99….. and kept getting an error message. Please HELP

  102. Alex says:

    When in CMW- recovery and I click install from sdcard, I get the error “no files found.” Anyone know why this is?

    • Josh says:

      If you get into CMW mode but see no install file in the sdcard folder, do a normal boot on the device. Once it has booted up, look for an app in the app screen called My Files. From here you can move the cwm file from one sd to the right one. After the switch, power off the phone and reboot into CMW mode. You should now see the file. Enjoy.

  103. Sumaya says:

    Guys help me … When i type those codes in the terminal , it says i need to enter a password … WHAT PASSWORD ?!

  104. Ryan Troy says:

    my recovery doesnt look that way at all.. it has a android with an explanation mark.. and it doesnt say instal from sd card.. it says from external then when i try it said e failed to do the signature thing.. this is so complicated.. can u please keep helping instead of doing a video and when someone gets the phone months later with a new software update help them also? is it that much to ask?

    • peter says:

      You guys who don’t read the wholecoot thread from the beginning crack me up.

      Just throw a copy of windows on boot camp, even an old copy of XP and root away. totally easy. Then delete your boot camp partition if you are seriously hurt by having window’s on your mac. If you struggle with boot camp you probably shouldn’t be rooting anyway.

      • Ken says:

        I was even able to do it by using VMware fusion on my Mac. Worked absolutely perfectly.

        • peter says:

          it worked because you used windows, and the windows root for GN2 is not a buggy kludge like the osx version. but vmware is expensive. a lot of us don’t want to pay for it. boot camp is free. but if you really like virtualization, virtualbox is also free.

          i’ve been using apple computers since the 80′s, before the mac came out. but new osx users still have to face the fact that just like always, there is still lots of specialized software that is not made for macs. i always keep a copy of windows around for exactly those reasons.

  105. JimmyFSmooth says:

    How do I choose the file if I don’t have an SD Card? Everything has worked perfectly up until this point. Please help!

  106. Bilal says:

    I rooted my phone but for some reasons i unrooted it i again want to root it what to do every step gone fine but noting happened it says not rooted please help GT N7100

  107. Julian Waits II says:

    Hey my Note 2 whenever i try to go to recovery messes up at the Samsung screen where the screen will flip out and it’ll simply turn off.

  108. Blackiriss says:

    Guys HELP!
    I am stuck on this msg
    Uploading RECOVERY
    0%
    ERROR: Failed to send file part packet!
    RECOVERY upload failed!
    Ending session…
    ERROR: Failed to receive session end confirmation!

    Pls Help!!!

  109. Giggity says:

    Hi. Everything works for me up until Step 12. Choose “CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip” and hit the Power button.
    I choose it, it says Finding update package… Opening update package… Verifying update package..
    then it says:
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed.

    I’ve tried it with v94, v96, v98 and v99 and get the same message each time. Any ideas?

    • Giggity says:

      Sorry to reply to myself but I’ve sorted the problem. Someone else in the comments said to pull the battery once the phone starts rebooting after doing the terminal stuff, then put it into recovery mode. This works and it goes into CWM Recovery. If you let the phone reboot completely then turn it off and put it into recovery mode it goes into the standard Android Recovery mode, which gives the problem I first posted about.

  110. Michelle says:

    I saw that it says only for the N7100 version but I have the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 and a mac, how should I root it. On the page for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 if you want to do it on a mac it sends you to this page so I’m confused…

  111. Peter says:

    Hello, I have a question, I have an Galaxy Note2 Tmobile T889: I did finished step 7 my phone reboot then I hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see CWM Recovery. but it doesn’t like ur video. It say on top ( Android system recovery )
    list:
    -reboot system now
    -apply update from ADB
    -apply update from external storage
    -wipe data/factary reset
    -wipe cache partition
    -apply update from cache
    So, I chose (apple update from external storage) > Download> then I saw CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip ( click on, its say E: failed to verify whole-file signature) Help help please… DID I do some wrong…?

    • Max Lee says:

      Sometimes the system may overwrite the CWM recovery you just flashed on reboot. To get around this issue, simply reflash using heimdall, then pull the battery quickly as soon as heimall is done, put battery back in and use the buttons to get into CWM. What you are seeing now isn’t CWM but stock recovery.

  112. Sonja says:

    Stuck on the Mac file after installing the correct command I come up with
    “display the number of this version”

    What a hiccup! how soon can you assist my phone is stuck at the initial steps took the battery out but it just sit at downloading ODIN

  113. Nate Barnett says:

    I’ve followed all the steps, and after entering my password in terminal when I hit enter it says: ERROR: Failed to receive response! any ideas on what i did wrong?

  114. Hunter says:

    After i enter heimdall i keep getting “ERROR: Failed to initialize protocol…”
    Can someone help me?

  115. Ship says:

    Hi Max,
    1) Went through the steps as you have described for mac, forgot to full the battery. Now I can’t get into download mode or any recovery. Screen just flashes and tweaks out after the Note II screen. Could you let me know how to fix this?

    I can boot the phone fully and use it, which is good…
    BTW your S3 tutorial was great.

    • Ship says:

      It’s N7105… noob mistake. Let me know if there is anyway around the issue described above. Thank you

      • Killer T-cell says:

        Hey Ship, I’m having the same issues on my SGH-I317, with the briefly flickering screen but no CWM. Let me know if you (or anyone else who reads this) has this figured out!!

  116. william bates says:

    when i try to get into download mode, i get a bunch of chinese characters instead of the download mode screen. is there something different about my n7100?

  117. geez says:

    when it says password it wont let me enter anything

  118. Dave says:

    Hello
    I have Korean Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (SHV-E250K) and I want to root it. But there is no method for it.
    If you know the answer please help me. And I’m using mac os x

  119. Elias says:

    HI. when i do this everything works until i am supposed to hold in volume up,center and power button. i dont get in the cwm revovery mode. i get in the android system recovery mode. what should i do ?

    • Mario says:

      Hy to all! I’m interested too, anyone can give us a suggestion?! A tutorial link?
      We’re wanting for an help.
      Thanks By.

  120. Jim says:

    MEGA inconsistencies in video as opposed to the text below the tutorial.
    The step by step below has no “slash” after cd Downloads as it does in the video.
    The second step in the step by step below the video says to type “GalaxyNoteMacLinux”… not “GalaxyNote2RootMacLinux”.
    After spending two days on this… I never made it to the third step.
    Maybe I’ll try a more complex method with fewer inconsistencies.
    I tried every variation that I could think of to make it work.
    File or folder not found every single time.

    Also… using “cd Downloads” is fine if you use the Download folder to download to… I happen to use the desktop but changed to “Downloads” just for this install which of course failed.

    Either way, “File Or Folder Not Found” is gonna be my next bumper sticker.

    • Jim says:

      Well… I’m getting closer.
      I got all the way to the line with heimdall in it and hit Return and nothing happened… It just stayed like that for like a half hour.
      No errors though like “File or directory does not exist” or whatever.
      Before I started this whole thing, I uninstalled Kies with the uninstaller, and then used Easy Find (It’s just like Sherlock that OS 9 used to have) to remove everything else that said Kies… even the Kexts.
      Also maybe I should remove that second SuperSU on the phone internal storage… maybe that has something to do with it. Maybe having more than one copy of SuperSU on the phone is confusing matters.
      Anyhooo… with all the success stories here, I MUST be doing something wrong, but I can’t for the life of me think of what it might be. Wish me luck!

  121. Jim says:

    I just got done reading all the comments, and SneakerWhore said that this method won’t work if my N7100 has 4.1.2 on it. Is this true?
    Guess I better wait… but I’m pushing 70. Haha.

  122. john says:

    once i do the volume up+ home+ power and go through all the steps when I select the file I downloaded it does the process to run it but its not giving a success but a fail.

  123. RealFruit says:

    Hi there,

    I’m sorry to bother you, but I’ve a ‘newbie’ question. I’ve followed the steps from your tutorial up to Heimdall and encountered the same problem as some others: my phone does not reboot and the screen flickers.
    I understood I need to remove the battery right before it reboots in order to not let the security mechanism overwrite recovery in reboot (I’ve the right version of Note II).
    But here’s the thing: I decided to quit this process and don’t want to boot my phone (until one day I find I can’t do without ;-) ).
    So here’s the question: should I uninstall anything now or can I simply continue using my phone in the old-fashioned way? :-) I assume I just uploaded Heimdall to my phone without actually installing it. Should I remove it somehow in order not to encounter any problems? Did I change anything important up to this step of the tutorial?

    Again, sorry for bothering you! I hope you can help me out on this one :-)

    Kind regards!

  124. James says:

    Hello i get to step five and hit enter with heimdall flash –recovery recovery.img and it gives me the error specfied i then enter the 3 lines of code then hit enter, i enter my password, then it just goes back to the command before heimdall flash command?

    Please help
    AT&T note 2

  125. jg says:

    hey max,
    thanks for the tutorial.
    i got SuperUser installed, but then when I open Titanium Backup I don’t have root access.
    suggestion to getting to root would be great thanks

  126. denis says:

    pls someone can help me when i press the button volume up and home and power my screen is flickering why help us

  127. Enrique says:

    I tried this so many times and kept failing. The solution is to download TWRP and flash that. you can get it from here http://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/t03g/openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.1-t03g.img after you download it switch the name to recovery2.img your new command for heimdall would

    sudo heimdall flash –recovery recovery2.img

    Hope that helps :)

  128. Ryanbleh says:

    Can I use this method on Note 2 N7105? Because you said this method is only for N7100 and there is not any other tutorials on your website teaching how to Root Note 2 N7105 on mac

  129. ywbong says:

    hi Max Lee,

    I’ve follow your post on “How to Root Galaxy Note 2 on Mac OSX!”, everything work perfectly until Step 8.

    I can’t seem to be able to reboot into CWM Recovery. What could be wrong? I didn’t release my three fingers on the VOLUME UP/HOME/POWER buttons, but my phone kept flashing “Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100″ but failed to boot into CWM like what you show in the youtube video.

    Regards,
    Bong

    • Zeez says:

      Hey Bong, I found this on Lee’s video, I thought it might help u:
      “Found a solution. Once you are done installing CWM or others, remove the battery for 5 minutes. Then hold volume+, home and powe, you should boot to cwm recovery. It worked for me and finally I installed 4.3!” – by: Anand P Vijayan, 2 months ago in reply to Alex Seymour.

  130. Bob says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for the tutorials. I have two questions. The link to the video says for the L900 but than above it says only for the AT&T phone. Is this only for the N7100?

    Also does this get through or around Knox?

    I’m on a stock L900 Sprint Note 2 that has 4.3 and Knox is installed.

    Thanks
    Bob

  131. Mike says:

    This tutorial was extremely helpful! I was wondering how to “re-root” my T-mobile Note 2 now that I updated to 4.3 via Kies. Can I use these same steps, or are there different files I need to use? Any help will be greatly appreciated!

  132. idiesel says:

    I tried rooting and received an ERROR, so I tried step 6


    Step 6. If you don’t get any errors you can skip this step. If you get “ERROR: Claiming interface failed”, then copy and paste the following into terminal and repeat the last line in Step 5.

    sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite
    sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData
    sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMControl

    however driver.devguru.com is gone, so the three files are unavailable. Any ideas?

  133. Waqar says:

    I can’t seem to find an option to root my sgh i317m model with Mac. Anyone know how or a place with instructions?

  134. gautham says:

    my computer says cannot open recovery.img

  135. Kevin says:

    Is there anyway I can root i317 on Mac running 4.3?

  136. Rob says:

    Hey Max,
    First off great video, I give thanks to you for paving the way for me with rooting. I’ve learned a lot watching your videos. I know that I’m late to the party with this one, but… I have a T-Mobile Note II running stock 4.3. I did the steps above 3 times. Each and every time it downloaded to my phone and then rebooted the phone. When I went to install the supersu zip, I kept getting a red “E” signature verification error. I then ran rootchecker and I wasn’t rooted. Any ideas or suggestions for this situation. I’d appreciate it if you would respond. Thanks in advance if you do.

    • Max Lee says:

      What’s happening is that on some of the Note 2, there’s a security mechanism that overwrites the recovery on reboot. So long as you don’t let your Note 2 boot into system, you can avoid it. So just try the battery pull method and make sure you pull it out after heimdall finishes immediately and try the buttons, then it will work.

  137. dan taylor says:

    I’m not allowed to enter my password in the terminal mode. I’ve even tried cutting and pasting it from word. no luck..please help..!

  138. David says:

    So I get errors whenever I get to step 5 so I do the step 6…
    This is what i get when i do step 6…. i can never get past this.. Help anyone?

    davids-computer:GalaxyNote2RootMac appleuser$ sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite
    (kernel) Kext com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite not found for unload request.
    Failed to unload com.devguru.driver.SamsungComposite – (libkern/kext) not found.
    davids-computer:GalaxyNote2RootMac appleuser$ sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData
    (kernel) Kext com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData not found for unload request.
    Failed to unload com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMData – (libkern/kext) not found.
    davids-computer:GalaxyNote2RootMac appleuser$ sudo kextunload -b com.devguru.driver.SamsungACMControl

  139. Simon says:

    You should really remove or update this.

    THIS METHOD IS NOw OBSOLETE AND NO LONGER WORKS with kitkat

    • Mary Martinez says:

      I Agree!!

      Just got my phone replaced because of a broken screen and I wasn’t aware of the bootloader lock on 4.4.2. Super Bummed now that I’m stuck with Samsung’s UI and AT&T’s bloatware.

      Please PLEASE update!!

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