How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Samsung Note II is one of the most popular big screen android smartphone. It was release on October 2012 with the first 4.1.1 Jelly Bean android OS. It was also the first device from Samsung with 2GB RAM. With the powerful 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor and 2GB RAM, to get root access is a must. Why root? Root enable the full access to Android system files which allows you to perform administrative-level of tasks such as uninstallation of bloatware (pre-installed carriers’ apps), installation of custom recovery and flashing of custom rom. How to root tutorial below is applicable to all variants of Samsung Galaxy Note 2, international, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and more.

You may lost your root access if you have upgraded your Galaxy Note 2 from Android 4.1.1 to 4.1.2. Before tutorial is to help you get back your root access after upgrade. Instead, it also works for android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean if you have no upgrade your device. In addition, with the one click root solution below, you have additional custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) installed in your device which ease to flash any zip file or ROM for your future use.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a high end smartphone with 5.5 inches Super AMOLED display 1280 x 720, Qualcomm Quad-Core 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP rear and 1.9 MP front facing camera. It run Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and upgradable to 4.2.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean [All Variants]

Disclaimer: It’s always a risk to modify your device. We, Android Teen are not responsible for any damage or bricks on your device. Your device warranty may void with any mod. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions before start. (HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola). Use this guide on your own risk, contact us for help if you face problem.

Pre-requisites & Requirements

  1. All variants Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (International, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint)
    • Ensure you use correct device model and firmware
    • Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB driver for Windows and install in your computer.
    • Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation.
    • Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  4. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial. You may restore the data and files if necessary.
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  6. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial .

Reminder: You do not need to wipe your device but we always suggest your backup and make a clean wipe before flashing. Do a factory reset if you face problem after flashing. Ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.


  1. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Toolkit (Galaxy_Note2_Toolkit_v4.1.0.exe | 84.3 MB) – [Source]


  1. Download Galaxy_Note2_Toolkit_v4.1.0.exe and save into your computer.
  2. Right click exe file and run as administrator. [Optional]
  3. Connect your device to your computer with USB cable.
  4. You should see screen below.image
  5. Choose your device with correct firmware and press Enter.
  6. Let’s toolkit to download the necessary files.
  7. You should see screen below after download.image
  8. Select to install Device Drivers if you have not install Samsung Kies. You are recommended to re-install it again.
  9. back to Main menu after USB driver installation.
  10. Select 2 to root. You should see screen below.image
  11. Select 3 and press Enter.
  12. Follow the instructions to flash the custom recovery and super user. [You are recommended to use ClockWorkMod Recovery + SuperSU]
  13. Follow screen instructions to continue.
  14. Your device shall reboot several times.
  15. Wait for the last reboot and it is done.
  16. Download root checker to check the root status. You shall have a rooted device now.

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