Verizon Galaxy Note 2 just receives it’s software update with firmware build number I605VRALL4 packed in Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. This update brings the device security enhancement. In short, this an update that patch the known “Exynos Exploit” – so this is a major security fix for your devices, to get rid of any apps with bad-intention that take control of the device secured data stored.
If you’ve previously rooted your Galaxy Note 2 and recently just updated via OTA, you have actually lose root access since an official OTA or Kies updates removes root from your device. Some root method before like the Exynos-Abuse root will not tend to work anymore that’s because this update comes with a new bootloader image and the Exynos kernel image is already patched.
So, if you want to gain root from your Galaxy Note 2 again, just use the rooted stock I605VRALL4 bundled by scrosler from XDA-Developer. This is based from the original OTA update VRALL4, it’s actually the original firmware just added with root image but some unnecessary bloatwares were also removed.
- Build: JRO03C.I605VRALL4
- Build Date: Fri Dec 28 21:26:30 KST 2012
- Android Version 4.1.1
- Zip Aligned
- ADB as root (remount capabilities)
- init.d support
- Verizon Installer Disabled
- No other Mods
- MD5: 7B7251E5217AB3CF4604299F000AF398
Now, head over to XDA-Developer original thread and install root on your Galaxy Note 2.