For those of you who want to install custom ROMs on your Verizon Note 2, you will need to unlock bootloader and install a custom recovery.
Today, we will be unlocking the bootloader using Adam Outler’s “No You Verizon” program and also root it. This will install TWRP recovery so you can backup, restore, and install custom ROMs.
This is ONLY for Android 4.1.2 with VRAMC3 Build, please do not use on newer Android 4.3 or 4.4.2!
If you don’t need to install custom ROMs, just want “root”, see How to Root Verizon Note 2 instead.
Step 1. Under Settings->About Phone, make sure your build number is “VRAMC3″ as shown below.
Step 2. Go to Settings->Developer options.
Step 3. Make sure “Developer options” and “USB debugging” are both checked ON.
Step 4. Connect a micro-USB cable from your Note 2 to your computer.
Step 5. Download the latest version of No You Verizon CASUAL program here.
Step 6. Make sure you have Java installed on your computer. If you don’t, simply go to Java.com and download & install.
Step 7. Open up Device Manager and make sure you have “Samsung Android ADB Interface”. If you don’t see this, download and install Samsung USB drivers from here.
Step 8. Next, run the No You Verizon CASUAL program by double-clicking on it.
Step 9. If you see “Device Connected”, you are ready to go, click on “Do it”.
Step 10. Your phone should reboot couple times and if done successfully, you will get “Congratulations: Your device is unlocked” message. If you get any errors, you can reboot your phone and try running the program again. (Sometimes, it takes me 2 or 3 tries so don’t panic if it doesn’t work the first time, just try it again!)
Step 11. Your Note 2 should have rebooted itself to TWRP recovery. Choose “Reboot”.
Step 12. Choose “System”.
Step 13. Once rebooted, you should find a new app called “SuperSU” and your Verizon Note 2 is fully rooted now with TWRP recovery installed, congrats!
Q: I am getting Heimdall.exe has stopped working error!
A: This happened to me on my desktop computer. There’s no way to fix it, just grab another computer with Windows 7 and try it.
Q: Does this work on Windows XP or Windows 8?
A: No, this program only works on Windows 7 or Linux/Ubuntu OS.
Credits – Adam Outler donate to the developer of this tool or hit Thanks on XDA!
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