Pre-Rooted Stock Firmware Image for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Released

August 25, 20120 Comments

Obtaining root is among the most popular things that Android device owners do when they buy a new Android device. Getting that all important root access to flash ROMs, mods, themes, etc has become more than just a task, but a tradition and a culture around the Android world. One thing that doesn’t often get talked about is the firmwares that get released to help when users overstep their bounds and mess something up. Now, those with a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 can get a pre-rooted firmware they can flash via Odin whenever something goes wrong.

The importance of these pre-rooted, Odin-flashable firmwares is to get users out of a pickle when they start getting things like boot looping, getting stuck at the splash screen and things otherwise not working. Here’s how to use such a firmware. You must have the latest Odin on your PC as well as all the Samsung drivers installed before you begin. If you don’t have them, Google will tell you where you can get them. Of course, we’re not responsible if anything should go wrong. Anything you do, you do so at your own risk. Let’s begin.

  1. Download the pre-rooted firmware from the source link.
  2. Since it comes in .7z format, you’ll need 7zip to unpack the files.
  3. Once unpacked, turn on your device into download mode. To get there, hold down the power button + the volume down button until download mode shows up.
  4. Plug your Galaxy Note 10.1 into your PC.
  5. On your PC, open up the latest Odin. Under “PDA”, browse and find the file you unpacked with 7zip above. It should come in .tar or .tar.md5 format. Either one is okay.
  6. Once that’s done, simply hit the flash button and wait for everything to finish. Before flashing, be sure that only F Reset Time and Auto-Reboot are checked on the left hand side of the Odin UI.
  7. Profit!

After this, your device should be booting back into the stock firmware with nothing altered except that it’s rooted. Even if you don’t anticipate soft bricking your device, it’s always a good idea to download this and keep it handy anyway. You’ll never know when you need a quick flash back to stock! For more info, check the source.


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