We first discussed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 not too long ago when kernel source had been released weeks before the release of the device itself. Upon release, we were happy to see that it was promptly rooted by XDA Senior Member zedomax, with the help of Chainfire’s SuperSU. Now, we are happy to announce that the Note 10.1 has its own place in our forums.
Although the original Samsung Galaxy Note held a unique product segment by being neither traditional tablet nor traditional phone, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is clearly a tablet. And while it differs dramatically in form factor, the new device packs some features from its namesake by including S-Pen support. It also features quite a healthy specs sheet, with a quad-core 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 processor that is backed by 2 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB pf storage. It also features a 10.1″ PLS screen with a 1280×800 resolution. All of this is backed by a 7000 mAh batter, and crammed into a slim and lightweight package weighing just 600 grams and measuring a measly 8.9 mm.
Interested in getting started playing with your new Note 10.1? If so, head over to the newly created forum.
It hasn’t even been a full day since the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was officially released and the tablet has already been rooted. If you’ve already gotten your hands on Samsung’s latest flagship Android tablet, we’re sure this news has you feeling glad already.
Credit for rooting the Galaxy Note 10.1 goes to XDA Senior Member zedomax, who has injected the su binary, busybox, and Chainfire’s SuperSU into the official stock firmware for the tablet. While this is not a full custom ROM, rooting in this manner can be optimal for those who would rather not lose any current apps, data, and settings. For those wondering, rooting using this method doesn’t increase your flash counter since you’re still using a stock kernel. Furthermore, you should still also be able to receive OTA updates in the future.
Since the method uses ODIN to flash a firmware package, it applies to all possible variants of the tablet. However, currently zedomax had access only to the International GT-N8000 variant (European, Brazilian, Saudi Arabian, UAE) of the firmware. If your device is another variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1, you should hold off for the time being. However, zedomax has promised to make rooted firmwares available for other variants as they become available.
To summarize, achieving root involves rebooting into download mode, connecting with your PC via USB, launching ODIN, loading the rooted firmware’s tar file into ODIN, and flashing it to your tablet.
August 7, 2012 By: jerdog
In recent months, Samsung has shown a good track record of releasing the kernel source for their devices on the release date. Now it would seem that Samsung really wants to up their game, as they have released the ICS Kernel source for the Galaxy Note 10.1. What makes this even more interesting, is that the device isn’t even set for launch until later this month.
Samsung fan site Samsung-Updates is quick to note in their Twitter post that the source code is only for the Korean models, but the talented developers here at XDA will definitely be able to make use of the source code ahead of the device’s release.
Korean Galaxy Note 10.1 (KT & SKT) source published pre launch http://opensource.samsung.com/reception/receptionSub.do?method=search&searchValue=SHW-M480
Eager to get cracking with kernel development? We can’t wait to see what you cook up.