The Samsung Galaxy Note2 GT-N7100 already updated to the latest firmware build – N7100XXALJ1 and modem – N7100XXALIH. This update released in UK, France and other selected countries in Europe regions. The update highlights the added features such as the multi-view function. Users now can access this new multi-window feature by simply head to the Back button and give it a long press. A semi-hidden menu will show itself and then just need to use the S Pen stylus to move it to where users want it.
If you’re Galaxy Note2 already updated on N7100XXALJ1_N7100XXALIH and wonder which available root method works without voiding the warranty of your previous device since it’s still new.
Why Root and Not-to-Root your Samsung Galaxy Note2
Rooting your Galaxy Note will offer you access of your device from Samsung restrictions, in this you can obtain more power to your device and get the benefits to install any of wide-range applications that you wanted on Google Play store which needed to have your device rooted first before it can be installed.
The only downside of rooting is that it’s void the warranty of your Galaxy Note2 once root is installed for it triggers the flash binary counter of your phone, it’s the system security used by Samsung to let them know if you have done some modding from your device. Well, other root method does that, but as of now there is no solution on how to reset the binary counter just in-case you need a warranty.
How to avoid tripping the Binary Flash counter when rooting Galaxy Note2
So, the best method is to avoid tripping the flash counter so that the warranty will be preserve. And then it can be easily restore back or completely un-root it whenever you wanted to.
How to Safely Root Samsung Galaxy Note2 runs in Android 4.1.1 N7100XXALJ1_N7100XXALIH
The idea of this root method is created by as i9000 (XDA-Developer Senior Contributor). This root method will not trip the binary counter and loss warranty of the device.
Disclaimer: By use of this method is solely at your own risk! We shall not be held responsible if any undesired outcomes resulted on this process.
Stock Rooted N7100XXALJ1 Firmware
– Make sure your Galaxy Note2 battery is fully charge.
– Back up all important files before rooting (nandroid back-up) Although these files is a non-wipe, meaning it will not delet all your stored data rom the phone’s memory and SDcard. But just for safety precautions in-case something went wrong.
– Use a computer runs with Windows OSX, Odin will now work on MAC
– Ensure the USB cable is perfectly working to avoid failures
Procedure: Install rooted stock firmware N7100XXALJ1 on Samsung Galaxy Note2
1. Run Odin3_v3.07 on your PC desktop
2. Boot the Galaxy Note into download mode screen.
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 PC via USB. Then make sure you can see as phone “Added” in Odin log box or a highlighted COM:ID once the device is detected,
4. In Odin window, DO Not tick ‘RE-Partition’ only Tick ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F. Reset Time’ and nothing else.
5. Now simply click and load rooted stock ROM on Odin’s PDA button.
Here’s an example using UK 4.1.1 N7100XXALJ1 Rooted stock ROM as it came as:
6. Click on “Start” to flash the stock rooted N7100XXALIH firmware.
7. Wait ’till it finishes flashing
Remove the device from PC once completely reboots.
You may then confirm if the root is working or not. If you just needed root then just stop here.
Optional: If you would also like installing the CWM recovery, so that you can take advantage off its features, then proceed reading our guide here.
Source: Full credits to as i9000, XDA-developers thread.