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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 root obtained

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.

[XDA via AndroidForums.com]

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  • King_James_The_Wicked

    Very Good Deal…

  • Aar0nC

    that verizon home button is just terrible… i wonder if it can be taken out and replaced with a stock one…

    • WoodyGrape

      Isn’t it a metal button? I’m going to try a razer later today ill let you know how it works :)

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      Acetone will work just fine…..

  • Asimoalex

    real question is if there are gonna be any decent roms or dev support at least

    • guitarist5122

      For a phone like this, you don’t want to stray too far from stock. Any other custom roms will break the s pen functionallity.

      • Shane Rambo

        Had no problems with Jellybomb Sprint Note 2 with no Sprint markings any were to be found

  • leocal79

    sorry im a little slow some time. I am a little behind on the dev side

  • leocal79

    Ios is never innovative or an option. Say no to death factories and apple

  • Benmartin1974

    Id’ been thinking of ordering a galaxy note for a while. I read lots of reviews and this one was useful http://search4reviews.net/ , I received my delivery last week and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure-

  • http://www.facebook.com/mitchhornby Mitch Hornby

    I don’t get what the big deal is with the home button. I have the Verizon note and I never even notice the damn logo