Root comes to the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II even after the new software update

Root comes to the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II even after the new software update
A little bit ago we reported that Verizon has been quietly rolling out a software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, which is said to fix the Exynos exploit, which allowed people to root and unlock the device.

But Verizon can't keep the Dev Community down, and as it turns out, Adam over on XDA Forums has now come up with away around this. Yes, he is the same guy that developed the original rooting method for the device. So in essence, the software update to version I605VRALL4 that is to prevent rooting and unlocking of the phone....has been circumvented. By following Adam's instructions and downloading the required programs on your PC, you can still root and unlock the Samsung Galaxy Note II, even after Verizon's OTA software update has been installed. It also includes the TWRP Bootloader, but you can install CWM (ClockWorkMod) afterwards by using the flash file. Just keep in mind this updated root method was recently developed, and a few members on XDA have posted some issues while attempting to use the rooting programs, so continue at your own risk.

source: XDA Forums (AdamOutler)

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



4. MartianMe unregistered

you are right,but how is that going to work out?? are these carriers going to allow everybody on their network to do it? if so .. then what's the point of the law? and besides these carriers are the ones behind this law i'm sure.

7. caseball2051

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

this isnt against the new law. this is different than carrier unlocks. this is bootloader unlock

9. Ralston1983

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

A carrier unlock allows you to take your Sprint gn2 over to Vzw and vice versa. A bootloader unlock just allows you to modify the OS on the phone and not alter the service provider

2. MartianMe unregistered

i taught they just passed a law that makes it illegal to unlock your phone

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Just because it's illegal doesn't mean people won't do it. Even then, you can unlock it legally, just with your carrier's consent.

5. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

This is not a carrier unlock. This is a bootloader unlock.

8. AWiseGuy

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

This is a rooting procedure, not an unlocking one. The two concepts are fundamentally and functionally very different.

1. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013


6. caseball2051

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

yup FU big red.

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