Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the last to hit United States. As promised, it still arrived at the end and last. This is the last Galaxy Note 2 model that we provide the rooting tutorial. The root tutorial below will help to root your Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 model (Android 4.1.1) without losing your stock ROM and stock recovery.
There is option for you for rooting the stock odexed Stock ROM or deoxeded Stock ROM. Choose as your own risk, I’ll recommend you to flash the deoxeded stock ROM which highly appropriate for future customization work on your Galaxy Note 2. Before we start looking into how to root, let’s check out the summary of rooting benefits.
Benefit of Rooting
By rooting your phone/tablet, you can actually perform better management of your phone. However, many are afraid of rooting since bricking of your devices will still occur if you are not follow the guide exactly. To swap away your fear of rooting, we will listed down the benefits of rooting your Android devices:
1. Full Control of Android
With root access, you can alter any system files (developer level), delete annoying pre-installed stock apps (come with carrier perhaps), change Samsung boot animation (or others brand) and much more. As you can tells, you can actually alter with full access to your phone via root.
2. Backup and Restore Your Android Devices
It is not a unique condition whereby your phone will getting slower and buggy after long period of usage. No matter how well you keep your phone (not installing any stuff which is not possible), it seem like the phone will still getting degraded in performance or error keep popping up. Backup the entire system to an SD card is a must so that you can restore back to the state where no errors are found. Rooting allows you to do so as with Backup App like Titanium Backup or Nandroid Backup.
3. Most Important – Install Custom Rom
The ultimate goal of rooting your Android devices is to flash custom rom. Many has complaint of the bad of stock rom and one of the best solution is to flash highly-customized rom. With the installation of custom rom, you are expecting: better battery, butter-smooth performance (Jelly Bean’s slogan perhaps), and much more.
It’s always risky to root your phone and be warned that a failure may brick your phone. In order to keep your phone safe, please read carefully every single line of the tutorial and follows the steps exactly. We are not responsible for any damage to your device.
The tutorial and guide below is only compatible to Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 model. It will not compatible to other devices.
Check phone model – Goto Settings -> About Device -> Model Number
1. Windows-based PC
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605.
3. Download and install USB drivers on PC. Download Samsung USB Driver for Windows and Samsung Kies. (Download the latest Samsung Kies as it has been updated lately)
4. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Device.
5. Backup your personal data on phone to PC to ensure you keep a copy of your personal data (SMS, MMS, Contacts, Internet Settings, Photos and etc). How to Backup Personal Data On Android Device.
6. Make sure your phone is charged to 50% to avoid interruption during flashing. How to Check Battery Level On Android Device.
1. Odin3-v1.85 (Odin3-v1.85.zip, 203KB)
2. Rooted Stock SGN2 firmware (t0ltevzw_root.tar.md5, 1.0GB) or Deodexed Rooted Stock SGN2 Firmware (t0ltevzw_deodexed.tar.md5, 1.0GB) –Development page
1. Extract Odin-v1.85.zip a folder.
2. You should see Odin3 v1.85.exe from Odin-v1.85.zip.
3. Now, turn off your phone.
4. Entering Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Download Mode by pressing and hold the Volume Down key, Home button, and Power button, followed by Volume Up button right after the screen turns on.
5. Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.
6. Launch Odin by double-clicking on Odin3 v1.85.exeWait until an “Added” message shown at the lower-left message box of Odin user interface.
7. Once your phone is recognized, click on the PDA button and select the t0ltevzw_root.tar.md5.
8. Make sure the Repartition option is not checked under Options & check on Auto Reboot.
9. Click Start button to flash t0ltevzw_root.tar.md5 on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The progress can be observed via Odin User Interface.
10. Once the flashing is completed, a green “PASS” message will be shown to indicate the flashing is successful.
11. Disconnect your phone now and your phone shall reboot automatically.
12. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 has been successfully rooted and with stock Recovery installed.
13. Download root checker from Google Play to check your root status.
In case the first boot up take longer than normal or stuck at Samsung logo, press and hold Power button for 5-8 second for the system to reboot. If the problem have not resolved, boot into recovery and wipe cache and reboot again.