How to Unlock Bootloader on Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-i605!

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If you want to install custom ROMs using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP on your Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SGH-i605, you will need to unlock the bootloader.

This is for older builds, for latest Unlock method, see here instead.

Do I need to unlock bootloader if I have another Galaxy Note 2?

NO!!! Only Verizon Galaxy Note 2 comes with its bootloader unlocked, thanks to Verizon.  So, please do not try this UNLESS YOU HAVE A Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-i605!!!

So, let’s go ahead and unlock our bootloader.

Step 1. Before we begin, go to Settings->About phone on your Verizon Note 2 and see that last couple letters under Build number, it should say VRALJB.

Step 2. Once you are on Build number VRALJB, you can proceed.  Power off your Verizon Note 2 then boot into ODIN download mode by holding down Volume Down, Home Center, and Power buttons together for about 5 seconds.

Step 3. Hit Volume Up button and connect a micro-USB cable from your Verizon Note 2 to your computer.

Step 4. Go ahead and download GalaxyNote2UnlockVerizon.zip and unzip.  Then run Odin3v3.07.exe file by double-clicking on it.  (You must use Odin v.3.07 for this older Odin v.185 will NOT WORK!!!)

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Step 5. Make sure you see a light-blue box with a random COM number.  If you don’t see that, please download and install Samsung USB drivers.

Step 6. DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE but click on the “PIT” button and choose the file “sch-i605-16gb.pit”.

Step 7. Next hit the “Bootloader” button and choose the file “BootloaderBaseline2.tar.md5.gz”.

Step 8. Hit the Start button and this will flash a custom PIT file and Bootloader so your Verizon Note 2 can be ready for bootloader unlocking.

Step 9. Once your Verizon Note 2 reboots, make sure USB debugging is checked under Settings->Developer options then connect a micro-USB cable from your Verizon Note 2 to your computer.

Step 10. Next make sure the USB mode in set as “Media device (MTP)”, you can find this by swiping down the notification bar after connecting your micro-USB cable.

Step 11. Go back to the unzipped files and run CASUAL-SuckItVerizon-Injection9.jar by double-clicking on it.  You must have Java installed to run this file.

If you don’t have Java installed on your computer, goto Java.com and install it and re-try this step.

Step 12. Hit the “Root and Unlock Me Now!” button to start the bootloader unlocking process.

Step 13. Your phone will reboot twice and show this warning screen.  Although it looks same as the regular ODIN warning screen, it is not, this is a special “unsecured” download mode where you can flash a custom recovery and bootloader.  Go ahead and hit Volume Up button.

Step 14. Run ODIN again and hit the “Bootloader” button.  Then choose the file “SuckItVerizon_Odin_Package2.tar.md5.gz”.

Step 15. Hit the start button and this will flash an unlocked bootloader and TWRP recovery on your phone.

Step 16. Your phone should reboot into TWRP recovery.  If you got to this point, CONGRATULATIONS!  You’ve finally unlocked your Verizon Galaxy Note 2!  You can now install custom ROMs, kernels, and more.

Please be aware that after unlocking your bootloader, it’s not ADVISED to use ODIN at all. You should only use ODIN only if you are going to unroot your phone so you can return it to Verizon for warranty purposes.  PLEASE DO NOT FLASH ROMs using ODIN!!!

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59 Responses to How to Unlock Bootloader on Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-i605!

  1. Jason says:

    Tried with several computers but still failing it.
    Does anybody know why I’m failing it every time?

    • jin says:

      Did you update to LL4? If so there are new files you need to use. Check out xda forums under original development thread by Adam

    • INNSOMKNEEACK says:

      Having the same problem with step 7…the file that I have is different then the one you have. I use WinRAR and the only file of the two that ends in “.gz” is a zip file, that doesn’t work. I tried the other file that doesn’t end in “.gz” and that didn’t work either. I followed directions perfectly, but the “.gz” file you use is different. I even tried changing it by adding .gz, I downloaded it from other sources too. Yes I’m using the correct ODIN for this. Thank you for all your hard work, I’m sorry I’m leaving a winy message. I just want to get rid of this bootloader. No matter what I do, it fails before I can start step 9. Thank you for your time:)

  2. Geoff says:

    What damage is caused by performing the boot unlock on a UK 7100?
    I seem to be stuck now with no OS, tried factory reset, reset through keys and loading stock ROM using both odin and zip to sd card. I realise my mistake just need a nudge in the right direction, thanks in advance,

    • havard83 says:

      if you read at the top of the page Max clearly states that the only version f the note2 that gas a locked bootloader is the VERIZON SCH-I605.

  3. tkjtkj says:

    Thanks for putting this site together ..should be very welcome..

    BUT .. this intro line is very confusing :
    “”O!!! Only Verizon Galaxy Note 2 comes with its bootloader unlocked, thanks to Verizon. So, please do not try this UNLESS YOU HAVE A Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-i605!!!
    So, let’s go ahead and unlock our bootloader.”
    http://galaxynote2root.com/galaxy-note-2-tutorials/how-to-unlock-bootloader-on-verizon-galaxy-note-2-sch-i605/

    Ie, IF ‘verizon … comes with its bootloader UNlocked’ ,,, then why are we asked to proceed to unlock it ??

    Cuz these manipulations of system code can be treacherously damaging, i hesitate to continue with your instructions in the face of such an apparently contradictory lines .

    tkjtkj
    tkjtkj@gmail.com

  4. Mark says:

    I can only get to step 8 it fails …..I’ve tried it multiple times…I don’t know what I’m doing wrong can someone geve me any ideas

  5. PheoGood says:

    If you are getting stuck…as I did. I found that it was important for me to keep Casual running the entire time. Also, select the zip packages that he states above…don’t use an unzipped file unless he states it.
    For example:
    Step 7–select the zipped package “BootloaderBaseline2.tar.md5.gz”. (The extension may have a different ending…according to the unzip program that you use).

    Step 14. Run ODIN again and hit the “Bootloader” button. Then choose the file “SuckItVerizon_Odin_Package2.tar.md5.gz”. (The extension may have a different ending…according to the unzip program that you use).

    Also pay attention to when he disconnects the phone from the computer….the tale-tell connection sound “ding-dong” sound will help ;0)

    I hope this helps you guys…now I’m on to installing this JellyBean Rom ;0)

  6. Banditware says:

    Can I run this if I’m currently rooted running JellyBean Build 1? Or do I need to go back to stock?
    I’m also currently on VRALJB

    Thanks!!

  7. Andy says:

    I have followed the steps closely twice now, and I keep getting stuck on step 8. Does this method work with root66?

  8. Thomas says:

    Hello Max! I am having issues with unlocking my bootloader for my Verizon Note 2 phone. The phone is already rooted and it always fails at the end of step 8, after I hit start. Can you help? Thanks!

  9. Dustin says:

    Hi Max, I too continually get stuck on step 8 as well as a lot of people on here. I am not sure what is going on? It keeps failing and I follow everything to the exact T to what you have said. I am nervous now, How do I get the phone back into working order? It wont eve start back up now. It goes to a screen that gives me a warning about having to go into recovery mode and try using Kies it says? Please help.

    Thank you.

    • mark says:

      I had the same issue …you have to do a battery pull and go into download mode and using odin flash a stock rom back that fixed mine

      • Nicholas says:

        newby here, i have the same problem rying to fix it, how do i flash a stock rom?
        PLEASE HELP before i screw something up

      • juan oliver says:

        i bought a verizon note 2 on ebay, it has a custom rom, it possible back to stock rom
        can you flash to stock rom without any poblem ?
        you used odin ?

    • Banditware says:

      I never ran into an issue with doing my phone here. Worked perfect!

      Do as Mark says and you should be good to go.

  10. Avi says:

    Hi Max
    I am having issues with unlocking my bootloader for my Verizon Note 2 phone. The phone is already rooted and it always fails at the point when I run the PIT and bootloader , after I hit start few seconds later I get FAIL and its stuck. I had to Rooted again so now its Rooted but I cant fine away to do the bootloader .Can you please help? Thanks!

  11. Blaze says:

    I cant choose the .gz file. It only lets me choose the .tar or .md5 file when I try to choose the file in step 7. File “BootloaderBaseline2.tar.md5.gz”.

    • Nicholas says:

      just copy and past “BootloaderBaseline2.tar.md5.gz” into the open space and then click open, it’ll recognize it then

  12. Blaze says:

    Sorry. I need 3.07.

  13. WretchedSoul says:

    I found another site that can help those of us that have the new ll4 Baseband as mentioned by jin. The site is http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2118348 and Adam explains that since we have been upgraded to the newer baseband version it will take a different workaround to get the the bootloader unlocked. I am in the process of using it and will post here when and if it successful.

  14. WretchedSoul says:

    Ok Finally finished flashing the new baseband using the method I spoke of earlier and it worked like a charm. His instructions on the video are not super through but both things being flashed need to be put in the PDA. This will allow you to get TWRP in which you can then flash custom roms

  15. Kerry says:

    Help, I can’t start my phone now

    Here is my situation
    I have a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 and the build ended with VRALJB
    I think I used the wrong Odin at first which wouldn’t allow me to see .gz files so I unzipped it and put the md5 file in directly. It failed.

    Then I tried again with Odin3 and here is the error message

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    boot.img
    NAND Write Start!!
    recovery.img
    tz.img
    sboot.bin
    FAIL!
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    any suggestions?

  16. Kerry says:

    I tried unlocking again via the methods described above and no luck. I recommend using an alternative method found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2024207

    it worked perfectly and was easy to understand.

  17. Gabriel Priore says:

    Hi. I would like to start off by thanking you for all your time and effort in posting both written and video instructions. Thanks to you, I finally have my Verizon Note 2 phone rooted.
    However, please allow me to explain that although I have followed every step of your instructions 100% perfectly, there is one step that must possess some level of flaw {or perhaps something that is simply missing}. And this is regarding part of the very first step in attempting to unlock the bootloader. After I’ve unzipped the “Unlock Bootloader” file and run the Odin3 v3.07 software, I then select the PIT file. However, the icon of the “BootloaderBaseline2.tar.md5.gz” you have pictured does not look the same as the icon I am seeing on my Windows 7 computer. Your icon looks like a dark computer screen with GZ in it. Whereas my icon looks like just a plain white paper. And even though I am following ALL your instructions “perfectly”, when I press the Start button the process fails within a few seconds. And the phone freezes, and I have the remove the battery, go into the downloading screen and re-root the phone all over again in order to make it usable. I am NOT accomplishing the “PASS” as you are. Mine keeps failing. Please explain this to me.
    Thank you very much for your time.
    –Gabriel

    • ck says:

      me either.
      If you ever find a solution please reply to my comment so that I can unlock my boot loader. I’m having the same exact problem.

  18. ck says:

    Ive been trying for so many weeks to try to unlock the boot loader, but this always happens in Odin. It fails and this is the log

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    boot.img
    NAND Write Start!!
    recovery.img
    tz.img
    sboot.bin
    FAIL!
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    • Gábriel Priòre says:

      You’ve been trying this for “so many weeks”??? Did you post a
      complaint back when you first experienced this? I’m just wondering how
      long all of us will have to wait for a REAL resolution reply, if ever.

      • ck says:

        About 6-8 weeks ive been waiting for a solution here. At this point im willing to pay $100 for assistance

        • Gábriel Priòre says:

          Wow!! That length of waiting is totally obscene!! So that means the developer that is posting these instructions on this website is a total liar themselves. They specifically stated they will get back to us with assistance but might as well have just said they are taking a vacation on the beaches of Hawaii, so all of you just go screw yourselves!! This is ridiculous. I feel the same as you; I would also be willing to happily pay someone $100 to teach me how to properly unlock this bootloader.

          • ck says:

            Well he’s probably very busy. I understand your frustration, but he may just be putting together an updated version of instructions. I don’t know about the Hawaii thing though.

          • Xevior says:

            Alright….Fist off let me tell you that MAX is here to help you guys. And don’t blame him for your wrong doings.
            Anyway….I’m guessing that both of you does not have the latest java installed. And try a different USB port. Uninstall Samsung kies just download and install the “Samsung drivers” instead. If you don’t used the original USB cable that comes with the device it doesn’t work either(0n some occasions) Try all these steps and let us know!

  19. Gábriel Priòre says:

    Hello Xevior. I didn’t appreciate it when you said “Don’t blame Max for your wrongdoings”. If you read my first original long detailed post, you would clearly see that I did nothing wrong other than follow his instructions “PERFECTLY”. I already explained all that. We have not made any mistakes here. We have followed the instructions exactly how he stated, and it just does NOT work. Yes I tried ALL the usb ports, made sure Kies was uninstalled, had the correct Samsung drivers installed {according to his provided link}, and also had the latest Java installed. And NONE of that makes any difference! It still does NOT work!!!

  20. Xevior says:

    Did you try downloading the right version? or are you in the right version as he talking about?

  21. Gábriel Priòre says:

    Well yes, of course. I downloaded everything according to his exact links designed “strictly” for the Verizon version {SCH-I605}. Believe me, I read over ALL his strict instructions over five full times before even attempting to do this project. So that means, as I have already said, I’ve done it 100% accurately according to his instructions. Yet, the step that does not work is outlined very clearly in my first original posting on this website.

  22. Gábriel Priòre says:

    I already did ALL of that!! And it made absolutely NO difference whatsoever!!

  23. Gábriel Priòre says:

    You did not pay attention to my first original post, which was on March 7th at 12:47pm. I know that because you mentioned absolutely nothing about it, even though I questioned it. One of my quotes was:
    The icon of the “BootloaderBaseline2.tar.md5.gz” you have pictured does not look the same as the icon I am seeing on my Windows 7 computer. Your icon looks like a dark computer screen with GZ in it. Whereas my icon looks like just a plain white paper.
    I am going to bet this may very well be the reason for the failures.

    • Xevior says:

      “Your icon looks like a dark computer screen with GZ in it” its because he has installed ALZip Witch does not make a difference

  24. Xevior says:

    “Your icon looks like a dark computer screen with GZ in it” its because he has installed ALZip Witch does not make a difference. If you want it here is the link to DL that. ( http://download.cnet.com/ALZip/3000-2250_4-10326198.html )

  25. robert says:

    Im having same problem as well xev rooted my phone 3 time already still fail at bootloader

  26. spike says:

    I followed these instructions to the t and tried instructions from xda website nothings working for me and now i not able to flash the stock rom back either with odin every time i try it fails if anyone has a fix for me please let me know i would be very greatful now i have a very expensive paper weight

    • Hobo says:

      I had the exact same problem.
      Went in to Odin and reflashed the bootloader with “root66_VZW_stock_system.tar.md5″.
      And the device came back on and all my settings, contacts, and apps were still there.
      Hope this helps.

  27. Gábriel Priòre says:

    Hi Spike. Did you use the instructions on this site to successfully root your phone? If so, just go through those exact rooting instructions again, as if you were trying to re-root your phone. I originally experienced the same exact horror as you, too, when trying to unlock the bootloader using the horrendously flawed BS instructions provided here on this website. I almost had a heart attack. But when I just re-rooted the phone from scratch {according to the exact rooting instructions provided here on this site}, everything was restored perfectly. Apparently the only thing that can be trusted on this damn site are the rooting instructions.

  28. CyberAdicc says:

    This shit is FUCKED UP. The rooting method works but nothing else and dipshit doesn’t help out.

    • Gábriel Priòre says:

      I am in TOTAL agreement with you!! The mother-fucker of this damn website needs to be reported to the BBB and have this fucking website shut down because this fuck-head does absolutely NOTHING to help anyone out!! Damn fucking jack-ass!!

  29. Christian Adams says:

    Once you unlock the bootloader how do you get back into TWRP?

  30. malmasri says:

    hi all
    i have not 2 verizon But do not use this verizon sim and i do unlock for him and root
    and Everything is fine But I have a problem in 3g and 4g and I can not create APN and i can not add
    Please can you help
    thanx

  31. Erick says:

    HEY GUYS I TRIED THIS AND IT WORKS!
    when you get to Step 8 and it says FAIL go back to stock root with root66_VZW_stock_system.tar then run the CASUAL-SuckItVerizon-Injection9 and go through all the steps and it should work! worked for me

  32. ernie okyere says:

    I am having the same problem….followed the instructions to root the phone….but when I try to unlock bootloader get the same error as everyone else…fails…have re root to get the phone working again… I cant even unroot it…get an error. I followed the directions to a T….any suggestions

  33. ernie okyere says:

    Followed the directins to a T get same error as gabriel…get to bootloader and it fails…have to reroot to get the phone to work again….how and the hell do you unlock this bootloader….I cant even unroot it…same error

  34. Maneesh says:

    Thank God for the comments….lol, I am not following this guys instructions. I was going to though but the comments saved the day. :)

  35. Filip says:

    My build number is JSS15J.I605VRUEMJ9
    can I still use this method/software to unclock my bootloader?

    If not, does anyone know how to unlock bootloader on my version of Note2?

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