Root T889VVLBMA3 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (T889V) Canada Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

Here’ s the root method that works on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889V sold by Wind, Videotron and Mobilicity in Canada that has been updated to the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update with baseband version T889VVLBMA3. This rooting process is as easy as it was before, since this will not trip the binary flash counter. Using MrRobinson’s root method that no longer trip the binary flash counter. This uses a technique called injecting the SuperSU binary onto the original stock  T889VVLBMA3. So, If you use this rooting method your device runs closer to original firmware.

Root T-Mobile Samsung galaxy note2

Disclaimer:  Rooting voids the warranty of your device. The Developers of this root files and including Us providing this guide shall not be held responsible if any undesired outcomes to your device. Use of the files is solely at your own risks.

Root T889VVLBMA3 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update without tripping the binary flash counter

This root method has been developed by MrRobinson a highly recognize developer from XDA-Developers forum.

  • Odin flasher – Odin3_v3.07
  • USB Driver – Download then install it
  • Download and Extract the i.e “root66_GLW_T889VVLBMA3.7z” from MrRobinson’s XDA original thread. Use winzip,7zip and or any tool you have in your computer.
  • Use PC with Windows OS (Odin will not work on Mac and Linux OSX)
  • Make sure to fully recharge your battery
  • Use the original supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 2
  • You don’t need to back-up the files from your phone for this will not wipe data during installation. But just in-case for safety precautions – just make a back-up copy of your important files store from the device. You can use Titanium back-up or Back-up Pro apps from Play Store to easily do this task.

1. Run Odin on your computer

2. Boot the Galaxy Note 2 in 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 to continue or enter Download Mode.

3. Connect the phone to the computer via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin log box or a highlighted COM:ID points to the port number once the device is recognize by odin.

4. In Odin window, DO Not tick ‘RE-Partition’ only Tick ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ and nothing else.

5. Now load the root system image, like for example if you use Wind root file that should be ‘root66_GLW_T889VVLBMA3.tar.md5‘  Click the PDA button then browse and select to the extracted file.
Odin sample:

Root Galaxy note 2 T889V 4.1.2 Jelly bean

6. Click the “START” button to flash the stock ROM with root system image.

7. Wait until the flashing finishes and the phone completely reboots. Then remove the device from PC connection.

8. That’s it! You may then check if your device is already rooted.

Additional info after root
How to save root when OTA update notification arrives.
If you receive a notification for a OTA update, it has been confirmed that you can use OTA RootKeeper to retain root through the update process.

Does this root method works unto you Samsung Galaxy Note 2 T889V device? Let us know.

3 thoughts on “Root T889VVLBMA3 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (T889V) Canada Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update”

    1. You can use Samsung Kies software tool, you can download it from Samsung website or manually flash the official stock firmware. – these are alternatives and most commonly used if OTA update if unavailable or already expired and even if your device is rooted and failed to accept OTA updates.

  1. Seem to have successfully complete the root (I have SuperUser), but I don’t have ClockWorks (nor know how to get it on there) so I cannot backup my phone, and I also have issues with my calls. I can’t hear anything during a call and I’m not even sure if I’m able to make outgoing calls yet. I got a voicemail this morning with no sound in it.

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