If you want to root your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (SCH-R950 ) sold by US cellular and now already updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build R950VXAMB1 this root method is proven works for this device. You can now still root using Chainfire’s CF-Auto Root that works for Samsung Note 2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean updates. Many Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users already knew about this CF-Auto Root thing, but for those who hasn’t heard about it, make a careful research first before you decide to root your Galaxy Note 2 device.
In addition, installing Chainfire Root on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 can still receives official update from Kies and via OTA (Over the Air). So there is nothing to worry about getting any future updates.
Warning! This root method only works if your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-R950 that already receives the official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Just always remember that rooting will void the warranty of your device.
Disclaimer: We and the developer of this root files shall not be held responsible if possible bricks happens to your device. Use of this guide is solely at your own risks!
How to Root US Cellular Galaxy Note 2 R950VXAMB1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update
- Make sure that your phone is fully charge.
- Back up all important files stored from the phone’s memory such as contacts, messages, pics, videos and etc.
- Use Windows based computer or laptop, Odin will not work on MAC and LINUX.
Download Chainfire’s CF-Auto Root for Samsung SCH-R950 Galaxy Note 2 – CF-ROOT including the triangle Away apps (consider a donation to Chainfire for continued development)
Step 1. Extract the downloaded CF-Auto-Root-t0lteusc-t0lteusc-schr950.zip so that you’ll get the CF-Auto-Root-t0lteusc-t0lteusc-schr950.tar.md5 Odin flashable file. You can use Winzip, 7zip or any extracting tool you have in your computer.
Step 2. Run Odin3_v3.07.exe in your computer
– Make sure NOT TO CHECK this option “Re-Partition”. Leave others checked.
Step 3. Click on the PDA button the browse and select the CF-Auto Root tar file.
PDA button: “CF-Auto-Root-t0lteusc-t0lteusc-schr950.tar.md5″
Step 4. Set your phone in download mode (Turn off phone, then hold Volume Down+Home+Power button simultaneously) Then it ask you to press a Volume Up Fbutton to continue.
Step 5. Connect the phone to your computer via USB cable. You will then see an ID:COM number which is being highlighted in color blue and a word “Added!” in Odin, it indicates that your device is recognized with Odin. If you can’t see such indications, make sure to re-install the driver correctly and check your USB cable and your computer’s USB port for possible issues.
Step 6. Hit the “START” button to begin installing root on your Galaxy Note 2.
Step 7. Wait until it finishes flashing, you can see a word “PASS” once it’s successfully completes.
This process will only takes around 30 seconds to complete or until the phone completely reboots.
Done! remove the phone from computer connection.
NOTE: Sometimes the device does *not* boot into recovery mode and root your device. Just do the entire procedure again if this happens. If it still will not install root and such, make sure that in Odin “Auto Reboot” is not checked. Then after flashing, pull the battery, and boot with VolUp+Home+Power button to boot into recovery manually. This willstart the install process.
Fixing possible errors while installing root
Okay, I followed the instruction carefully above but this is what on Odin says:
Now it’s been an hour and nothing has happens.
The flashing will take just around less than a minute or more.
If the above issues occurs,. Disconnect the phone from the USB cable, this time remove the phone’s battery after a few seconds and replace it back. Then just repeat the whole process again.
Reset the Binary Flash counter
Flashing CF-Auto Root triggerds the binary flash counter, just use Chainfires’ “Triangle Away” apps to simply reset it back to 0.
How to Unroot my Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
You can easily unroot it anytime you may want to. Just flash or install back the official Galaxy Note 2 SCH-R950 stock firmware such as the R950VXAMB1 or any later updates.
Does this root method works on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 runs with 4.1.2 R950VXAMB1? Just tell if this root method fails to work or any issues you might encountered.