If you own a T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and have already updated your device to the new Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean official firmware (if not, click here), you must be looking for ways to root the phone running on the latest firmware. You will be glad to know that we have you covered.

Below is a tutorial, explaining how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 2 T889 (T-Mobile variant) running on T889UVALK8 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean official firmware. The process includes flashing a .tar file using ODIN.

Android Jinn reported that after the device is rooted, its warranty will get void. But the users can claim it by applying the official firmware update. There are also a few prerequisites that the users must keep in mind before going ahead:

- The process is meant only for Galaxy Note 2 T889. Therefore, the users are advised to check their device’s model number in: Settings > About phone.

- Make sure the device has at least 80 percent of battery power.

- Back-up all your important data.

Download USB drivers for Galaxy Note 2 LTE and enable the USB debugging mode.

- This tutorial will only help you get root for your device. To flash custom ROMs or hacks in your device, you will have to install custom recovery such as CWM recovery separately.

The users must note that IBTimes will not be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. They should proceed at their own risk.


Step 1: Download CF-Auto-Root file for T889UVALK8 Firmware [Filename: CF-Auto-Root-t0ltetmo-t0ltetmo-sght889.zip] and extract the zip file.

Step 2: Download Odin 3.07.

Step 3: Turn off the phone and place it into Download Mode by pressing Volume DownHome and Power buttons together. After you see a warning message on the screen, press the Volume Up button to Enter into Download Mode.

Step 4: Run Odin on your computer as an Administrator.

Step 5: Connect your Galaxy Note 2 T889 to the computer using a USB cable. A message will appear saying “Added” under the Odin's message box. In addition, if the device is connected properly, you will see COM port with a number in Yellow.

Step 6: Now, click the PDA tab in Odin and select CF-Auto-Root-t0ltetmo-t0ltetmo-sght889.tar.md5 file.

Step 7: In Odin window, ensure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected.

Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin the installation.

Step 9: When the installation is done, you will get to see a PASS message with green background at the top of Odin. Your device will now reboot automatically.

[Source: Android Jinn]

After you see the Samsung logo on the screen, you can safely unplug the USB cable from the phone. After the reboot is done, you would have root access on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 T889 running Android 4.1.1.

You can click here to check if the device is successfully rooted.

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