If you already received the official 4.4.2 KitKat update build L900VPUCNE2 on your Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 (Sprint) and of-course you’ve lost root. Now wondering how to get the root back on your Galaxy Note 2? Well worry not much because the 4.4.2 NE2 update can still be rooted using Chainfire’s CF-Auto Root for SPH-L900 (t0ltespr), and thank’s to Sprint for it did not locked the bootloader. For advanced users just directly proceed to get the root file, this guide also include’s installing the custom recovery using Philz Advanced CWM, but in-case this is the very first time you’ve used the CF-Auto root method then you may follow the guide below.
Important Note: Rooting and installing custom recovery will void the warranty of your device, this now triggers KNOX warranty flag counter from 0x0 to 0x1, you might already seen this security platform since it’s been added on previous 4.3 updates. If this is your first time heard about rooting, then make a careful research first before doing so.
How to Root Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 4.4.2 L900VPUCNE2 Update
Then extract or unzipped all the downloaded files.
- Make a back up copy of all important files stored from the phone, before you proceed. Although this will not wipe all data stored from your device (just for safety)
- Use PC with Windows OS (Odin will not work on Mac and Linux OSX)
- Make sure to fully recharge your device battery
- Use the original supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 2.
Disclaimer: Use of this guide is solely at your own risk! Rooting will void the warranty of your device.
Run Odin on your PC desktop
Boot the Galaxy Note 2 into download mode screen for Odin.
Turn it off, once completely shut down hold down the ‘HOME’ + ‘VOLUME DOWN’ buttons and press the ‘POWER’ button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the ‘VOLUME UP’ button tocontinue or enter Download Mode. It will then display an – Android Robot and says ” Downloading.. DO not turn off target”
Connect the phone to PC via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin log-cat.
In Odin window, DO Not tick ‘RE-Partition’ only Tick ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ and nothing else.
Now load the root image. Click odin’s PDA button then select the CF-Auto-Root-t0ltespr-t0ltespr-sphl900.tar.md5
Click on “Start” to begin flashing.
Wait until the flashing finishes, DO NOT remove nor touch anything unless it completely finishes.
Remove the phone from PC once rebooted.
Now, on the first boot, you may seen a error message that says something like “Unfortunately SuperSU has stopped”.. When you see this error, grab and then re-install or update to the latest SuperSU from Google Play Store , then you should have your Galaxy Note 2 rooted.
Installing Philz CWM Advanced Edition recovery
Just grab Philz CWM Advanced from the above source, then choose the newest version 6.41.6. There are two different files in there – the “philz_touch_6.41.6-l900.tar.md5” for which can be flashed using Odin method, same as above procedure and then the other one is “philz_touch_6.41.6-l900.zip.md5” which can be installed via recovery.