Rooting is the process of gaining administrative rights on your Android device. Once we root our Android device, we can then make changes to it to customize it well beyond what it normally can do.
Once you have root access on your Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, you’ll be able to:
- Remove apps that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
- Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
- Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
- Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
- Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
- Tons of other customizations when you use your new found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
Interested? Here’s how to root your Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2:
I. Before You Begin
1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting your device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.
2. This should only work on Windows based PCs.
II. Downloading Required Files
1. Download Odin and save it to your Desktop.
2. Download CF-Root Package and save it to your Desktop.
CF-Root (Download link’s given in the first post)
III. Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
1. Extract files from Odin and CF-Root archives by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
2. Double-click on Odin executable and it should launch.
3. Click on PDA and choose the CF-Root file you just extracted from the archive.
4. Make sure Repartition is unchecked in the Odin.
5. Turn OFF your device.
6. Turn it back on by holding down Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together.
7. Press Volume UP button and you should be in Download mode.
8. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.
9. Hit Start in the Odin and it’ll start flashing the root file on your device.
10. Once the file’s been flashed, reboot your device.
11. You’re all done!
By the way, don’t be scared, you can always put your device back to stock by heading to our Rooting How To’s section, finding your device, and doing the How to Unroot listed for it there.