Root Samsung Galaxy Note

Galaxy Note - (N7000)


The Samsung Galaxy Note bridges the gap between a tablet and a phone, with its 5.3-inch Super-AMOLED HD display. As its name suggests, the Note is meant for taking notes on-the-go, and also comes with an S-PEN (Stylus) for making note taking easier.

Rooting Guide

The recently released Galaxy Note has already been rooted, thanks to the Zerg’s Root Exploit. Using this exploit, users can easily root their Note in a single click. This method will also not activate the custom binary counter found on the Note like the Galaxy S II.

Below are the steps to root your Samsung Galaxy Note-:

1) Before proceeding with the rooting process, please make sure that you have all the necessary drivers installed. Simply install Samsung’s KIES software, which will automatically install all the relevant drivers.

2) Download the ZergRoot exploit file from here, and extract it inside a new folder on your desktop.

3) Enable ‘USB Debugging’ on your phone. To do so, go to Settings->Applications->Development and then selecting the ‘USB Debugging’ option. Also enable the ‘Unknown Sources’ option found in the previous menu.

4) Now, double click on the ‘runme.bat’ file. A new command prompt window will then open, which will ask you if you have connected your phone or not. Connect your phone to your PC now, and then press any key so that the Zerg Root Tool can proceed to root your handset.

5) Your phone will restart during the process. When done, you will have successfully rooted your Galaxy Note.

  • chickenbum

    Thanks for your guide, this is very helpful!

  • yogi

    will I have to backup my device before rooting? In other words, will this method wipe the phone?

  • Kunal Gautam

    @yogi No this method won’t wipe any data, but for safety point of view it is suggested that one should backup his/her data before proceeding :)

  • ch

    when i use the root file will it come out the yellow triangle when boot the phone

  • own

    hi there.. hmm i wanna ask u .. why we must root this device.. and what if were rooting it wrong.. would it breaking this device.. if there…how to undo those rooting ???

  • Anil

    Hi, I used the above method to root my Galaxy Note. I can see there is a firmware update and I tried downloading and installing, but it fails. Maybe I need to unroot before updating, how can I unroot please?

  • John Weber

    Good Evening… I ran the script as recommended but it failed. Below I pasted the results, hope you can help…

    Easy rooting toolkit (v1.0).

    created by DooMLoRD.

    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team).
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    [*] This script will:

    (1) root your device using zergRush exploit.

    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4).

    (3) install SU files (3.0.5).
    [*] Before u begin:

    (1) make sure u have installed adb drivers for your device.

    (2) enable “USB DEBUGGING”.

    from (MenuSettingsApplicationsDevelopment).

    (3) enable “UNKNOWN SOURCES”.

    from (MenuSettingsApplications).

    (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes.

    (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC.

    (6) skip “PC Companion Software” prompt on device.
    Press any key to continue…
    — STARTING —-
    — cleaning
    rm failed for *, No such file or directory.
    — pushing zergRush”.
    1875 KB/s (23052 bytes in 0.012s).
    — correcting permissions.
    — executing zergRush.

    [**] Zerg rush – Android 2.2/2.3 local root.
    [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

    [**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

    [+] Found a GingerBread! 0x0002f118
    [+] Found a Samsung, running Samsung mode.
    [*] Scooting…
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking!
    [*] Sending 149 zerglings…
    [*] Sleeping a bit (~40s)…
    [*] Waking!
    [*] Sending 189 zerglings…
    [-] Hellions with BLUE flames!
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it.
    toggle “USB DEBUGGING” (first disable it then enable it).
    — pushing busybox.
    3419 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.307s).
    — correcting permissions.
    — remounting /system.
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    — copying busybox to /system/xbin/.
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system.
    — correcting ownership.
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory.
    — correcting permissions.
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory.
    — installing busybox.
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found.
    — pushing SU binary.
    failed to copy ‘filessu’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system.
    — correcting ownership.
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory.
    — correcting permissions.
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory.
    — correcting symlinks.
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system.
    link failed Read-only file system.
    — pushing Superuser app.
    failed to copy ‘filesSuperuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only.
    file system.
    — cleaning
    — rebooting
    Press any key to continue…

    • casttello_zzz

      same here…what is the solution

  • Ulises Tellez

    How do I root my Note using a MacBook Air?

  • Edwin Rivera

    Worked perfect

  • Awad El-Mekki

    The script fails to make directories & echos etc..|file read only” sleps & wakes up failing to install SU etc.. and indeed fails to root the device..

  • Jay Jardin

    Ulises all you have to do to fix it is install Windows 7 on your mac pc.

  • nacho

    It didnt work :(

  • Didier

    works fine for me, Thanks

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  • Rayan

    Will i retain my current Android 4.0 touchwiz?

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