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How-to: Easily root and unlock your Verizon Galaxy Note II with "No You Verizon"

How-to: Easily root and unlock your Verizon Galaxy Note II with
Last month, we reported that Verizon started to roll-out the newest software update for their Samsung Galaxy Note II. This was a pretty hefty update at 245MB, but finally brought the device to Android 4.1.2 with all of its enhancements.

Unfortunately, if you're device happened to be rooted, once the new software update was installed (VRAMC3) it would no longer be rooted.

It took a few weeks, but the guru AdamOutler over on XDA literally stuck it to Verizon with the newest version of his Casual rooting program called "No You Verizon".

The directions are pretty straight forward, as it involves downloading the Casual program to your PC, and making sure USB Debugging is enabled on your phone. Connect the Note II to the PC, run Casual and follow the on-screen directions. In the matter of minutes your phone will be rooted and have the bootloader unlocked. This will also install the TWRP boot-recovery on the Note II at the same time, but if you want to use ClockWorkMod Recovery, you can get it from here.


Well, this has been quite the saga thus far...
Us: Suck It Verizon (exploit)
them: Suck it XDA-Developers (OTA patch)
Us: Back Atcha Verizon (exploit)
them: Stop it XDA (OTA Patch)
Us: No You! (exploit)

Introduction
CASUAL will guide you through the process. Put your device into “Developer Mode>USB Debugging”. Click the do it button. If you experience a problem, PLEASE USE THE PASTEBIN button to post a log. CTRL+L>Pastebin> come back here and press ctrl+V. We need a log or it didn't happen. 70% of the time when someone posts a general description, we need more information.

Overview
You are expected to be STOCK.... Stock anything, but stock. If you are not stock and have a custom recovery, this will cause you to only be able to flash back to stock using Odin or Heimdall. Be stock. You will need to download and execute the CASUAL application below. Then click the Do It! button. You need Java. Do you have Java?.

note: if it fails, try turning everything off and back on, then run it again before posting for help.


Windows 32/64 Users: CASUAL will put your device into Download Mode. It will automatically flash everything. If drivers are required, jrloper's CADI (CASUAL Automated Driver installer) will handle it. Make sure you're connected to the internet.
Windows 8 is supported but you must install drivers for Download Mode first. See this post
Windows XP IS NOT supported! If you can make Windows XP work, share the knowledge. XP is 12 years old now, Microsoft and I both discontinued support for Windows XP.

Linux 32/64/raspberry pi Users There may be a permission escalation in order to install heimdall, either way sit back and relax. CASUAL automates the entire process.
Please run the following in a terminal first:
Code:
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk gksu dpkg
NOTE: Linux 32/64 bit Heimdall may require an update. I will be taking care of it this weekend. If it works, please let me know so I can remove this message.

Mac Users: Mac works easier than any other system at the time of this systems. Please report problems.


Download
CASUAL(R515b) No You Verizon! CASUAL is used to automate the process. The exploit was developed by Elite Recognized Developer Ralekdev and packaged by AdamOutler. To run CASUAL you need Java. Do you have Java?
For nightly builds click here: http://goo.im/devs/AdamOutler/VZWGalaxyNote2



Here is a YouTube video that DroidModd3rX posted to show how easy it is to root and unlock the Note II.



source: XDA and YouTube

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posted on 02 Jun 2013, 06:35 2

1. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Dear Mr Outler,

You are a true Genius; I'm so glad you're not working behind some useless 'Bar' attending to technically challenged people who need help setting up some sort of account so they can then sync their phones to a desktop or laptop (for it to work at all).

I had my very own 'No You' Verizon (F' You Verizon) moment last month when they pushed out 4.1.2. Since I had not yet rooted my G Note 2 and was on stock 4.1.1, I knew that the update to 4.1.2 would include a patch to prevent root (albeit temporarily).
I did what any self-respecting techy' would do in this situation:
1. I immediately pulled out the battery to stop the update.
2. When that didn't work, I pulled out the SIM card.
3. Executed "Back Atcha": success!!
4. Connected to Wi-Fi to install Root Checker; bought Root Explorer; renamed those three little pesky system files (I know I could've have Frozen in TB Pro but, just wanted to rename. Besides, TB Pro didn't bring up all the pesky files); "lost" my phone on the train and HAD to put in an insurance claim, so, now I've got a spare (1 Rooted; 1 UnRooted); so, F' You VZW control freaks and Thank U Adam Outler for being the True Genius that you are.

Sincerely

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 11:16

3. metalpoet (unregistered)


I have yet to root a singal phone simply because im afraid of bricking my phones but I would love to do it soon. you guys all rock!

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 12:14

4. torr310 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


The dev is a "life saver"!

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 07:45

5. darcy6901 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


I purchased a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 from a guy off of craigslist. I tested the phone with my sim card but once I reached home I noticed it would constantly go into a demo mode. I flashed the phone with root66 but it came back up with NO SERVICE. Now I have been trying to use this casual crack so I can eventually put on another radio. Is there a way to unlock the bootloader of my phone without using casual as its failing.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 17:04 1

6. sedmund (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


It didn't work for me. I tried twice. The second run went further than the first but it just outright quit the second time. Here's the log:

Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
Claiming interface...
Setting up interface...

Checking if protocol is initialised...
Protocol is not initialised.

Initialising protocol...
Protocol initialisation successful.

Beginning session...

This device may take up to 2 minutes to respond.
Please be patient!

Session begun.

Uploading PIT
PIT upload successful

Uploading BOOTLOADER
100%
BOOTLOADER upload successful

Uploading BOOT
100%
BOOT upload successful

Ending session...
Rebooting device...
Releasing device interface...

[Heimdall Success]

Your device should be rebooting into Android now.
Waiting for ADB device connection. When Windows 7 recognizes the device, we will continue. Don't touch anything.
mkdir failed for /data/local/tmp, File exists

Pushing dependencies
Pushing su binary...
1880 KB/s (96260 bytes in 0.050s)
Pushing SuperSU app...
2202 KB/s (996704 bytes in 0.442s)
Pushing Exynos-Abuse exploit
[CRITICAL]1
1
java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 1

java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 1
at CASUAL.CASUALInteraction.showUserCancelOption(CASU​ALInteraction.java:144)
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.commandHandler(CASUALLanguag​e.java:305)
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.beginScriptingHandler(CASUAL​Language.java:66)
at CASUAL.CASUALScriptParser$1.run(CASUALScriptParser​.java:122)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

A critical error was encoutered. Please copy the log from About>Show Log and report this issue
[CRITICAL]CASUAL scripting error
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/
CASUAL scripting error
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/
java.lang.RuntimeException: CASUAL scripting error
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/

java.lang.RuntimeException: CASUAL scripting error
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.beginScriptingHandler(CASUAL​Language.java:73)
at CASUAL.CASUALScriptParser$1.run(CASUALScriptParser​.java:122)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 1
at CASUAL.CASUALInteraction.showUserCancelOption(CASU​ALInteraction.java:144)
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.commandHandler(CASUALLanguag​e.java:305)
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.beginScriptingHandler(CASUAL​Language.java:66)
... 2 more

A critical error was encoutered. Please copy the log from About>Show Log and report this issue
CASUAL experienced an error while parsing command:
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/
please report the above exception.
Script Complete

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 11:18

9. djones369 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


Your antivirus is blocking the program from working. I use Microsoft essentials and the same thing happened to me. I just disabled the antivirus, ran noyouverizon (it worked), and then re enabled my antivirus.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 17:04

7. demariozway (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)


I have the same issue as sedmund. Can you please advise? Thanks in advance!
Email me if possible, why is this phone so difficult to root... lol
Thank you for your work!
demariozway@live.com

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:06

8. sedmund (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Maybe I posted the output in the wrong place and pissed someone off cus I still haven't heard anything back. I'd love to root this sob. I'm not completely ignorant either, this is literally the only phone I have failed to root. If someone could advise I'd appreciate it a lot. I was going to donate but not now :-\ (if I can actually be helped I would. I support all devs that I find to have a good product)

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 07:24

10. sedmund (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Thank you djones! I had thought of that but when I checked avg is was expired and didn't havean ooption to turn it off. I guess I'll just uninstall it altogether and try again. Thanks again!

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 08:18

11. sedmund (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Now rooted. Thank you again DJones! (didn't even realize the wife's comp had the Essential program.) I don't use anything but my phone anymore so windows is rarely used by me unless it's necessary like in this case

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 12:00

12. ewizzle78 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


I'm rooted! This is great! Much less intimidating. Now what!?? So many options.

The problem I'm having is now that I'm rooted my PC can't see my GN2 when I plug it in. I want to try installing a custom ROM, but how can I do that if I can't access my hard drive? Is this a setting I need to change or a different driver I need on my PC?

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 09:00

13. areams (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I have Windows 8 OS and I am having trouble downloading the Casual onto my computer. I have Java. What am I doing wrong?

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 20:02

14. joshstar54 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


I have tried twice now and keep getting this message when it auto reboots into adb mode (yes I have uninstalled antivirus on phone and turned off comp antivirus):

[INFO]We are running Windows 7
Creating Temp Folder in:C:\Users\NORTHP~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Northpoint​TEMPCASUALA2A535DD\CASUAL Cross-platform Android Scripting and Unified Auxiliary Loader
Revision:515 build:3,777
CASUAL Copyright (C) 2013 Adam Outler

[DEBUG]Picking Jar File:/C:/Users/Northpoint/AppData/Local/Microsoft/​Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/F​U1UNAUD/NoYouVerizon-GalaxyNote2-CASUAL%20R515.jar
[DEBUG]Found Windows Computer
[DEBUG]Attempting to write C:\Users\NORTHP~1\AppData\Local\Temp\NorthpointTEM​PCASUALA2A535DD\Elevate.exe
[DEBUG]File verified.
[DEBUG]Attempting to write C:\Users\NORTHP~1\AppData\Local\Temp\NorthpointTEM​PCASUALA2A535DD\adb.exe
[DEBUG]File verified.
[DEBUG]Attempting to write C:\Users\NORTHP~1\AppData\Local\Temp\NorthpointTEM​PCASUALA2A535DD\AdbWinApi.dll
[DEBUG]File verified.
[DEBUG]Attempting to write C:\Users\NORTHP~1\AppData\Local\Temp\NorthpointTEM​PCASUALA2A535DD\AdbWinUsbApi.dll
[DEBUG]File verified.
[DEBUG]sleeping for Windows ADB start
[DEBUG]Found: Galaxy Note 2 Jailbreak-NoYouVerizon
[DEBUG]OMFGWOOT GUI running!
[INFO]This is a tool which will root, unlock, and install a custom recovery on a Verizon Galaxy Note 2.

[DEBUG]Searching for scripts
[DEBUG]Updating Scripts for UI
[VERBOSE]From Resource: true
[INFO]--Galaxy Note 2 Jailbreak-NoYouVerizon--
[INFO]This is a tool which will root, unlock, and install a custom recovery on a Verizon Galaxy Note 2. Put your device into ADB mode. Credit for this exploit goes to Lee Harrison

[DEBUG]Created zipResource at /SCRIPTS/Galaxy Note 2 Jailbreak-NoYouVerizon.zip
[DEBUG]Exiting comboBoxUpdate()
[DEBUG]attempted to lock controls but controls are not availble yet
[DEBUG]Extracting archive....
[DEBUG]Target Script Is resource
[VERBOSE]Unzipping Superuser.apk
[VERBOSE]Unzipping busybox
[VERBOSE]Unzipping exploit
[VERBOSE]Unzipping exynos-abuse
[VERBOSE]Unzipping rootGN.sh
[VERBOSE]Unzipping swagBoot
[VERBOSE]Unzipping sch-i605-16gb.pit
[VERBOSE]Unzipping sboot.bin
[VERBOSE]Unzipping recoverThis
[VERBOSE]Unzipping boot.img
[VERBOSE]Unzipping su
[VERBOSE]Unzip Complete
[DEBUG]Attempting to write C:\Users\NORTHP~1\AppData\Local\Temp\NorthpointTEM​PCASUALA2A535DD\adb_usb.ini
[DEBUG]File verified.
[DEBUG]###executing: C:\Users\NORTHP~1\AppData\Local\Temp\NorthpointTEM​PCASUALA2A535DD\adb.exe###
[VERBOSE]List of devices attached
[DEBUG]unknown

[DEBUG]Device List:

[DEBUG]State Change Detected, The new state is: 1
[DEBUG]St

posted on 21 Nov 2013, 20:05

15. joshstar54 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


I had same issue as Sedmund and removed the security but still wont work

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 23:42

16. Mikutaylor1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


Session begun.

Uploading PIT
PIT upload successful

Uploading BOOTLOADER
100%
BOOTLOADER upload successful

Uploading BOOT
100%
BOOT upload successful

Ending session...
Rebooting device...
Releasing device interface...

[Heimdall Success]

Your device should be rebooting into Android now.
Waiting for ADB device connection. When Windows 7 recognizes the device, we will continue. Don't touch anything.
mkdir failed for /data/local/tmp, File exists

Pushing dependencies
Pushing su binary...
3357 KB/s (96260 bytes in 0.028s)
Pushing SuperSU app...
3191 KB/s (996704 bytes in 0.305s)
Pushing Exynos-Abuse exploit
[CRITICAL]1
1
java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 1

java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 1
at CASUAL.CASUALInteraction.showUserCancelOption(CASU​ALInteraction.java:144)
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.commandHandler(CASUALLanguag​e.java:305)
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.beginScriptingHandler(CASUAL​Language.java:66)
at CASUAL.CASUALScriptParser$1.run(CASUALScriptParser​.java:122)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

A critical error was encoutered. Please copy the log from About>Show Log and report this issue
[CRITICAL]CASUAL scripting error
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/
CASUAL scripting error
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/
java.lang.RuntimeException: CASUAL scripting error
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/

java.lang.RuntimeException: CASUAL scripting error
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.beginScriptingHandler(CASUAL​Language.java:73)
at CASUAL.CASUALScriptParser$1.run(CASUALScriptParser​.java:122)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 1
at CASUAL.CASUALInteraction.showUserCancelOption(CASU​ALInteraction.java:144)
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.commandHandler(CASUALLanguag​e.java:305)
at CASUAL.CASUALLanguage.beginScriptingHandler(CASUAL​Language.java:66)
... 2 more

A critical error was encoutered. Please copy the log from About>Show Log and report this issue
CASUAL experienced an error while parsing command:
push "$ZIPFILEexynos-abuse" /data/local/tmp/
please report the above exception.
Script Complete

I have tried three times all of them the same. please help.

posted on 01 Dec 2013, 14:01

17. rlnoven (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Tried it out today on my macbook air-worked on the first try. Thank you very much for posting these instructions!!!

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:44

18. lizardking (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


I bought the straight talk sim card kit because their website said my Galaxy was ok to use. After we could not get Data to work they said phone was not ok to use. So on my Note 2 do I remove straight talk sim and root with Verizon sim to root and then put my activated ST sim back in?.

posted on 26 Apr 2014, 16:56

19. lizardking (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


malware detected and does not work

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 20:08

20. reta_b1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)


This is the message I get when trying to install..

This software is provided free of charge. Copying and redistribution is
encouraged.

Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
Claiming interface...
ERROR: Claiming interface failed!

[Heimdall Error Report] Detected:
Heimdall failed to claim interface; Script halted
[/Heimdall Error Report]

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 17:40

21. sammy123 (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Anybody still doesnt learn how to unlock iphone stuff PERMANENTLY??? Its easy at all Go to jailbreakwizz never took us over 5 hours to unlock my phone!

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