Easy Method To Root AT&T SGH-I317/M Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – This awesome handset is already available in US via various network carriers including T-Mobile and AT&T. We’ve posted how thew way to root its T-Mobile variant and this time you’ll see a method to root its sister, the AT&T variant. The device is enhanced with similar features as its main International model. The phone sports Quad core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1600 MHz paired with a Quad core ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU to render Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS on its 5.55 inches Super AMOLED multitouch display featuring 265 dpi at 720×1280 pixels resolution. The CPU, GPU and 2GB of RAM are managed and organized by a powerful Samsung Exynos 4 chipset making sure thw whole system runs stable.
And if you are lucky enough to have this handset on hand, here it is a tutorial that will guide you how to gain root access on it as easy as possible. You don’t have to know what exploit is injected and how that exploit works. Simply follow the steps mentioned and you’ll get your phone rooted in matters of minutes.
Please check your phone model first. On your phone goo to Settings >> About device >> Model number. Make sure it is one of either SGH-I317 or SGH-I317M.
Preparation To Root
- Make sure you create backup of all important stuff (How To)
- Rooting may void your warranty, be aware!
- Make sure your phone has at least 75% battery power
- We do not responsible if you damage your phone
- Make sure your device is either SGH-I317 or SGH-I317M
- Download Odin3 v1.85 tool here.
- Extract the Odin .zip file using Winzip, WinRAR, 7Zip, etc.
- Download required CF-Root exploit (the link is below)
- Once done, extract the .zip file so you’ll have a .tar.md5 file
The Steps To Root
Launch Odin3 tool up. Simply double-click on the executable (.exe) file to run it.
In Odin, click on the “PDA” button, then locate the Chainfire’s CF-Root file you’ve extracted.
Still in Odin, make sure “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” boxes are checked.
Make sure the “Repartition” box is not checked.
Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 2
Now with your phone, press and hole the Volume DOWN + Home + Power buttons all together. This will bring you to Download Mode.
Then now you can connect your phone to computer using its USB cable.
Once Odin detects your phone, click on the “Start” button so Odin can start its job.
Sit tight and wait for Odin to flash the CF-Root exploit into your phone.
That’s it. Your phone should reboot automatically once the process finished.
Congratulation, your phone is now rooted. You can confirm that by installing Root Checker app from Google Play Store and make sure your phone is really rooted. You can also thank the developer here. Anyway, if you still feel the above method is too complicated, you can also try a one-click root method here.