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.



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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GALAXY Note II Verizon
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(22h talk time)

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20 Comments

1. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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

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!

4. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The dev is a "life saver"!

5. darcy6901

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 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.

6. sedmund

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 08, 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

9. djones369

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

7. demariozway

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 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

8. sedmund

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 08, 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)

10. sedmund

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 08, 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!

11. sedmund

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 08, 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

12. ewizzle78

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 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?

13. areams

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 05, 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?

14. joshstar54

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 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

15. joshstar54

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

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

16. Mikutaylor1

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 27, 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.

17. rlnoven

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

18. lizardking

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 23, 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?.

19. lizardking

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

malware detected and does not work

20. reta_b1

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 18, 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]

21. sammy123

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 06, 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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