Root Samsung Galaxy Note without Increasing Flash Counter Number

Sanjana February 28, 2012 0

You can now root your Samsung Galaxy Note without having to think about the increase in Flash Counter. Flash Counter is the term used by Samsung to keep track on the number of times a device has been rooted or updated via Odin tool. Well here we have come up with an alternate method on how you can root your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 without increasing the Flash Counter . This method has already been tested and tried on AT & T powered Samsung Galaxy Note.

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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable for Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 and on AT & T powered Samsung Galaxy Note that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

Backup all user data present in your device since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to easily backup and restore all your data.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Odin 3 v1.0Download Rooting Tar file

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy Note without Increasing Flash Counter Number:

Step-1: Download Odin 3 v1.0 and Rooting Tar file from the Must Have section and extract it to your computer. Open Odin from the extracted files and power off your note to enter into Download mode by pressing Volume Down keyCenter button and holding both, simultaneously press Power button. If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Download Mode by the same process till you are finally there.

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Step-2: Once you enter into Download mode connect your device to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened. Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step.

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Step-3: In Odin, tap on PDA and choose

the file named as “downloaded tar file″ from the extracted folder. Now tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process. When you click on “Start” option, the firmware will get successfully applied and will restart on its own.

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Step-4: If the process gets stuck somewhere in the middle then, pull out the battery, re-insert it and re-apply the instructions again from the beginning. Now from next time whenever you root or update your Galaxy Note, the device won’t count the number of times it has been rooted or updated.

Thus you can easily root your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 and AT & T powered Samsung Galaxy Note devices by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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