How To Root the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note

Just this weekend, Samsung’s new smablet, or, tablephone, or whatever, dropped into AT&T stores in the U.S.A. Undoubtedly, many of you have snatched up this shiny new device and are looking to do what you always do with your latest Android gadget: root it. We’re going to take you through a few easy steps to do just that. You can find the original thread for this method, courtesy of Da_G, here.


Remember, rooting your device will void the warranty! RootzWiki is not responsible for any damage you may cause to your device by choosing to undertake the following procedure. This has not been tested with the Canadian version of the Note, nor the international version.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Download the USB drivers.
  • Download PDA.tar and place it on your desktop.
  • Download Odin 1.85 and extract the contents of the zip.
  • Launch Odin
  • Turn off your device, and ensure that it is completely powered down before proceeding.
  • Plug in the device via USB.
  • Press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons until you see the screen that asks you to press volume up to continue. Do this and you will enter download mode.
  • Odin should now be able to detect your device.
  • From Odin, click on PDA and select the PDA.tar file you downloaded earlier.
  • Click on Start to begin the root procedure. Your device may reboot several times, but this is normal.
  • Once the operation is complete, boot up the device and head to the Android Market to download SuperUser.

If you followed the instructions correctly, you should now have a rooted Note on Android 2.3.6. The new custom kernel you just flashed enables custom boot animations, adb root, and init.d support, in addition to auto-rooting the /system partition. Should you need any troubleshooting help, visit the original thread and drop your question there for the developer, or donate to him for future work. Happy rooting!]]>

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