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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Rooted Before Official Release
Less than 72 hours ago, AT&T started shipping its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note to pre-ordered customers. While the international version of the Note has been out since the end of October, AT&T’s variant packs a much-appreciated LTE punch.
However, due to inherent device differences, root methods are incompatible between devices. Thanks to work by XDA Senior Moderator Da_G, owners of the AT&T-branded Note can now achieve elevated permissions as well—and this is one day before the device officially goes on sale in retail outlets.
With the developer’s ODIN-flashable pre-rooted kernel, you can now use custom boot animations, adb root, init.d scripts, and more. In the words of the developer:
This kernel enables custom boot animations, adb root, init.d support, runs a script to auto-root your /system partition, and then you’re on your merry way You may need the USB Drivers available here. (Support & Downloads for SGH-I717)
Once the USB Drivers are installed, power off the phone, then hold volume down and power it on, you’ll get a screen asking you to hit vol up to continue, do so. This puts the phone in download mode.
Install Superuser from the market after booting.
AT&T-branded Galaxy Note owners who don’t mind adding a tick to their flash counter should proceed to the modification thread to get started.[Thank you to XDA Moderator Committee leader NotATreoFan for the tip and help!]
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