How To – Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100

samsung-galaxy-note-8-630The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is and 8-inch phablet from the Galaxy Note lineup of devices. It features a large 8-inch display packing a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, a 1.6 GHz Quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage coupled with a microSD card slot for memory expansion, a 5 Megapixel main camera and a 1.3 Megapixel front camera for video calls and comes running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

If you’ve been looking for an easy and safe rooting method for this device, you have come to just the right place. As always, here’s a detailed step by step guide which will help you gain root access to your Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 – International version.

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 on Android 4.1.2 XXBMD1 Firmware

  1. Download and install the Samsung USB drivers
  2. Download and Extract the CF-Auto-Root zip file . You should get a file named CF-Auto-Root-kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5
  3. Download and Extract the Odin zip file to your desktop
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your phone from Settings > Developer Options
  5. Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  6. Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
  7. Launch Odin
  8. Connect the Galaxy Note 8.0 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.
  9. Click the PDA Button, and select CF-Auto-Root-kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5.
  10. In Odin, tick the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Leave the Re-Partition checkbox unticked
  11. Hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
  12. Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Enjoy your rooted Galaxy Note 8.0 🙂

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