How to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II

How to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
MrRobinson and Beanstown101 - these are the folks you have to be thankful to and buy a beer for their hard work on rooting the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II already.

As usual, their method was pulled together over at XDA-Devs in a single thread by senior member Droidstyle, and is fairly straightforward, as Verizon Android rooting goes.

Initial complaints that the signal icon is not visible after applying this, or the multiwindow mode acting up seem to have been fixed with the latest version, so follow the steps below if you want to root the 5.5" giant at your own risk, then remove bloatware, introduce tethering and other goodies. There are even the steps to roll back the rooting if you need to for warranty purposes and such:

source: XDA-Devs

Related phones

GALAXY Note II Verizon
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2



9. lizardking

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

I bought straight talk sim kit after their site said my phone could be used. After data would not work they said my phone was not eligible. Do I put Verizon Sim in before I root and then add ST sim after I root?

8. basmaldini

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I keep getting Verizon OTA (over the air) update, what do i do?, and it's not letting me update either, how do I unroot completely? or remove the auto update i kee on getting?

7. basmaldini

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Hi there, thank you for this root, I found myself overseas with a Verizon unlocked GN 2 only to find out that the data does not work!! I rooted and now it's perfect, my only concern is, how safe is this root? I am talking from a banking / credit card and stuff like that prospective. Thanks for your help

3. aburgerBuksie

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Is this only valid for n verizon note II of any note II. Coz I've got a normal international version and want to root it.

4. superguy

Posts: 496; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

There's a separate method for the international Note 2.

6. aburgerBuksie

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 16, 2012


1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'm puzzled. Doesn't rooting automatically end warranty? It's not very likely you can unroot if something happens to the device and you have to bring it back for repair.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes root does kill your warranty, but most warranties are for defects not for root issues. In the U.S. carriers have insurance on their phones, so if something bad happens to your phone like a busted screen or some water damage the phone will be replaced for $50.00 usually. Get my drift......? lol Not a bad deal, plus the pro's of root clearly outweigh the con's. +1

5. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Who has a $50 replacement? ATT and Verizon are $199. As for issues, unless you loose the screen all together you can unroot. With Samsung devices, most people jump quickly and do not wait for a version that doesn't trip the counter which can show it was root and unrooted.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless