One of the things we always look forward to when a device launches is a root method. While a bootloader unlock method is even more desirable, root is just as important as setting our devices free if we so choose. That’s why many were excited to see that Verizon’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 had been rooted in less than a week.
The method was published over this past weekend, and while it hit a bumpy road early on the development community seems to have ironed out the issues and provided a stable root method. The method requires Odin as you’ll be flashing a rooted stock firmware image. We’re told this method doesn’t require you to wipe your phone’s data, either, so this should be safe for those who don’t want have to re-download all their apps and reapply all their settings.
Root access will give Verizon Note 2 owners the ability to do things like make backups, freeze unwanted apps and manipulate system-level files that they might not otherwise be able to access. Unfortunately there’s no full custom recovery or a bootloader unlock method just yet, but you can rest assured that the community will be looking into its options to help fully unlock the device.
non-encrypted bootloaders were leaked for Galaxy Note 2 units which came locked for other carriers, and while we won’t get our hopes up for the same happening with Verizon’s version of the device it’s nice knowing that there’s a chance. We’ll be sure to keep our ears close to the street on development of this device, but you can also do so by visiting the Verizon version’s All Things Root section over at AndroidForums.com. Head to the source link for the files and instructions you’ll be needing to get started.
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- Check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
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