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How to root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Dec 2012, 06:48

Follow the steps inside if you want to root the 5.5" giant and remove bloatware, introduce tethering or other goodies. There are even the steps to roll back the rooting if you need to for warranty purposes and such...

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 07:28 1

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 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.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:48 1

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 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.


posted on 04 Dec 2012, 16:56 1

5. bigdawg23 (Posts: 462; Member since: 25 May 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.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 11:41

3. aburgerBuksie (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 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.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 13:41

4. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 23:26

6. aburgerBuksie (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


posted on 26 Mar 2013, 02:34

7. basmaldini (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 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

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 15:04

8. basmaldini (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 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?

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 17:36

9. lizardking (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Apr 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?

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