How to Install Custom Recovery and Root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Recenlty Samsung just overcame its promise of rolling out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy. Users have been pretty much disappointed, specially those Android enthusiasts who are always wanting to taste the newest firmware on their device. Well, its not that bad as Samsung surprised the users by skipping the Android 4.2.2 update and rolled out 4.3 instead of that.

So, those who are running Android 4.3 on their devices and are droid geeks they must be looking for a method to root their device on the latest firmware to get the administrative hold on their devices and play with it beyond the boundaries. Well, for all of em’ I’ve made the following guide that explains the method to Root Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 (International), but if still you’re wondering what is root access and what are the advantages, let’s have a look at it.



Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and custom roms. By installing custom recovery, you can flash custom roms in the phone easily. Custom recovery also let’s you backup your current rom and restore it in case of any mishap. There is a laundry list of things you can do after having your device rooted and installed the custom recovery, now once you’re rooted and haveinstalled custom recovery, go ahead and enjoy it on your phone. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Let’s move forward to the root process…

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Before we go ahead, here are some pre-requisites that you need to follow:

      1. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged over at least 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues on the device during the flashing process.
      2. Make sure that you have backed up all your important ContactsCall Logs & Messages. It is highly recommended in case of any mishap or data loss to backup all your important data.
      3. Make sure that you use the original data cable to connect your device to your PC.
      4. Make sure that your device is  Galaxy Note 2 and is GT N7100, check the model under Settings>General>About Device>Model.
      5. Make sure that your device running on latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Check it under About device. In case you want to update your device to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean first, follow this guide.
      6. In case of USB connection problems, enable USB debugging mode on your device. To do so, open Settings>General>Developer Options. If you can’t find the developer options, simply open About device and tap “Build Number” for 7 times and you should have the developer options enabled under the ”General Tab”.
      7. Install the listed files carefully, follow this guide to letter in order to prevent any mishap.

Files you need to download:

      1. Download and extract Odin PC – Get it here
      2. Download and Samsung USB Drivers – Get here
      3. Download the TWRP Recovery .tar.md5 file – Get here.
      4. Download SuperSu v1.69 file – Get here.

How to Flash TWRP Recovery on Note 2 Running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean:

      • Put your Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100  in download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power key at the same time, you should get a screen showing a warning and asking to continue, press Volume Up to continue.
      • Now your phone should be in downloading mode. Connect your phone to your PC.
      • As soon as Odin detects your phone the ID:COM box will turn light blue.
      • Click on the PDA tab and select the downloaded TWRP Recovery.tar.md5 file.
      • Your Odin screen should look like exactly as shown below.
  • odin_explained
      • Click Start and the root process should start showing you a process bar in the first box above ID:COM.
      • The process is quite fast and will finish in a few seconds, as soon as it ends, your phone will restart and you’ve installed the TWRP recovery.
      • Boot into recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously.

How to Root Galaxy Note 2 on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean:

      • Carefully download the file from the link attached above.
      • Place the downloaded file on your phone’s SD Card.
      • Boot into TWRP Recovery. To do so, first turn off your device by pulling out the battery or by keeping the power key pressed for a while until it gives you the turn off vibration. Now turn on your device by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously.
      • Now in TWRP recovery tap “Install>Zip Files> Select the placed zip file” and proceed with the installation process.
      • The flashing process should take a few seconds to end, reboot your device after and find SuperSu installed in App Drawer.

Congrats! You’ve successfully installed a custom recovery and rooted your Galaxy Note 2 running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. In case you got any queries or face any issues, feel free to stop by the comment box below and leave your query. Thanks!

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