L900VPUCNE2 Sprint note 2 kitkat update

Root L900VPUCNE2 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 2 L900 (Sprint) Update

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

L900VPUCNE2 Sprint note 2 kitkat stock firmware

Grab the Root file: L900 CF-Auto Root
Recovery – Philz CWM Advanced  Edition version 6.41.6
Odin flasher – Odin3_v3.07
USB Driver – USB Driver

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.

Sources: XDA-developers & XDA again

22 thoughts on “Root L900VPUCNE2 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 2 L900 (Sprint) Update”

  1. I have the same question as King voris….can we use TWRP…or does it really matter? My phone appears to be currently rooted with this method but I have the stock recovery. The main reason for doing this is to get tethering working and that is currently working too…I supposed I could leave it as is without a custom recovery?

  2. I used Odin3 v1.85 and to root the phone… I am running Android 4.3. Now I want to move back to original rom and load Kitkat 4.4.2. I am using L900VPUBMK4. can you help me?

  3. There’s no option to update SU nor uninstall it. Phone reboot does not fix. SU is not properly installed. Went through the process twice.


  4. Having the same problem as Chris there, but when I try to manually update SuperSU, it just says “App not installed.”

    Also, in my list of apps, SuperSU is called eu.chainfire.supersu.MainA and instead of having the yellow logo, it just has a green android, but I can’t update it from google play or uninstall it.

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Bellyzard, you may directly download the SuperSU APK file from Chainfire’s website not on Play store. 🙂 if it doesn’t work try Geohot’s Towel root too.

    2. I downloaded the SuperSu update file mentioned above. Went into stock recovery and tried to load it. It ran through the process to load it but failed because it couldn’t verify the signature. It didn’t update the SuperSU as a result. Anyone have any suggestions??

    3. download the SuperSU at chainfire.eu.. dig deeper at XDA’s original thread some folks already mentioned failure issues but it worked after several attempts.

    1. I have the same problem and lost the modem version. No IMEI # can’t use it no carrier signal is showing, waste a lot of time. swap back to my oldie HTC. try to install new version of SuperSU 2.01. I guess its not compatible with KitKat 4.4.2. keep giving me the same message ” Unfortunately stop working” any help pls LMK

  5. I do the root and everything say successful and i get superSU but, when i went on Google Play Store to update it Google said i already had the update i tried the chainfire but it still doesn’t work.Any advice?

  6. working perfect in my note 2 sprint, if you have some problems trying to get update super su, i did from the same super su and he works propertly, thank you

  7. Thanks for posing this. Will this method also work if my device was never rooted before? And will this prepare the device so I can flash custom roms. Sorry for the noob questions.

  8. Thanks, this worked perfectly on my wifes Note 2 just now. Now I can backup, wipe and custom restore apps and data. Its acting weird.

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