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Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 has Been Rooted.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2

And just like that, the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note 2 has been rooted. The process doesn’t look all that painful. Basically, you download Odin, some drivers, and a rooted Odin VRLAJB file to be flashed. It’s all of 10 steps, most of which are basic Odin and driver instructions.

No custom recovery is available, to my knowledge, but that will likely change. Hit up the source link below to get the step-by-step guide and files.

Via:  XDA

Cheers PouxOnU, Adam and Brian!

  • Why odin wont open up on my computer I have a window 7 sony vaio

  • DXjunkie

    Maybe you should check out Mike Steppins website before you go to all the trouble of screwing something up! Remember the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit? He’s cover the Note2 as well 🙂

  • Daniel Sanchez

    When I get my I’m gonna root the hell off of it and for those that are using iPhone make the switch now

  • As a new user to this platform, what are the benefits of rooting my Note 2?

  • sk3litor

    Any one know which carrier this phone is on?

  • Jonathan Norton

    This ain’t got nothing on my hump back thunderbolt with the manditory extended battery on the back. I have come to accept it as my shackle.

  • chalker

    Will be arriving tomorrow, leaving Apple just join this. I’m thinking I’m going to be very pleased seeing as Apple is really riding that form factor to his horrible death. I can’t believe some of the things they’re trying to pass off as revolutionary. Ya know, because everything for them is revoliationary and never been done.

    • Destroythanet

      Yeah, I’m no Apple hater. The iPhone is a solid phone and is fine for many people, but I totally agree with them riding that form factor to death. I got tired of it after the iPhone 4.

  • james_mcgowan

    uptil I looked at the check four $4585, I didn’t believe that…my… friends brother woz like truley making money in there spare time from their laptop.. there neighbor had bean doing this for only about 1 year and a short time ago cleard the mortgage on there apartment and purchased a gorgeous Nissan GT-R:. go to, Ace60.ℂom

  • You guys are lucky. We are still trying to root the Japanese Galaxy Note 2 (SC-02E). It’s proving tricky even for the much respected XDA devs.

    • Do you guys have an odin tar? if so then just inject root into that and flash it. Thats how we managed to do ours.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    I’m enjoying my Razr Maxx HD on T-Mobile 🙂

    • JoshGroff

      Hooray for unlocked devices! So glad Verizon’s forced into it by LTE C-Block licensing.

  • cooksta32676

    This phone is so fast and has as many customizations as my Liquid Roms. No need to root here.


    Can anyone confirm for sure that the coverage meter and multiview issues have been fixed? I’m seeing mixed answers and this is the only thing holding me back. Thanks 😉

  • mark

    so you are telling me you wasted 300 bucks on cheap plastic?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


    • JoshGroff

      I’ll take internal specs over external materials.

  • chris125

    Kellex I thought you baby your phone? This phone is beat to hell look at all the scratches and scuffs. Makes your article about the nexus breaking seem kinda sketchy

    • Those aren’t scratches… lol

      • chris125

        they def are. Look at this one and then look at the one in this article.

        • It is just the way the light is shinning on the device. You can tell it was taken in front of a window, or another really heavy light source and the camera caught it at an angle.

          Look at the bottom of the phone. See how it is almost plain white?

          • They’re not scratches.. I picked mine up Thursday night and it has this ‘brushed’ look on the back…

        • C-Law

          You are wrong.

          • instrument

            folks act like you haven’t seen a gs3 before,note has the same back

    • C-Law

      Have u never heard of brushed aluminum? Or faux brushed aluminum?

    • You are way wrong dude. It’s a brushed-type color.

  • chris125

    Cue the whiners about the home button


    I just convinced my die-hard Apple fanboy friend to return his iPhone5 for one of these. He’s happy.

    • Bears lost today :(

      My girlfriend can not put it down. She says that it has made her hate her iphone now lol

      • carlinscuderi

        I can’t put mine down either… no space big enough for it.

    • Nicholassss

      I did the same thing for one of my best buds. he cant believe he ever used such a tiny screen, haha

  • FAL_Fan

    They say that it breaks a few things like the mic working and the coverage bars lighting up…I think a few more things like multi-window…so I’m not supporting it quite yet.

    • KOBALT

      This should be noted in the article for those that don’t read through XDA’s comments. I’m waiting as well.

    • ucsdsig

      This has been fixed and these issues are no longer a problem. I flashed this morning and my phone is running great.

    • RaptorOO7

      Actually if you read through the ENTIRE thread you will see it has been updated overnight and the earlier issues with the mic not working, loss of multi-screen and a couple other minor issues has in fact been resolved. So read through the entire thread and you will see it is a solid go.

    • fanboy1974

      Old news; it’s been fixed. But I’m still waiting for the smoke to clear before doing anything that I might regret.

  • Destroythanet

    Can’t wait to pick one up. I have an upgrade coming up in the beginning of Feb. Tried to get customer service to push it up on Friday, but unfortunately they wouldn’t do it.

    • I was really hoping to be able to upgrade to this phone around the first of the year but when I went to Verizon’s website I realized that to buy it off contract is almost $700 while other phones are in the mid $500!

      • instrument

        599 for a dna, you won’t find a 5 inch phone in the mid 5’s…and the dna isn’t in the same ballpark…hell isn’t the gs3 still 699? and those are verizon prices…look at full retail at best buy or walmart, 100 more than vzw.

        • Would buying a device on Verizon under month to month service be the same as buying off contract? I currently have unlimited data on a family plan and would love to keep it because I use an insane amount of data but $729 for a device that Verizon is offering for under $200 on contract is absurd!

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Can you remove the logo on the button by rooting?

    • Randy Kelly

      WTF lol

      • MooleyBooleyTroll

        🙂 Just Trollin’ lol

        • JustTrollin69

          Whats up?

          • k323


    • You should be able to get rid of the logo in the notification tray as well as the constant wifi notification!

    • zwade
  • sc4fpse

    It also looks like it’s been scratched to hell. Is that seriously what the back cover looks like?!?

    • chris125

      No that’s not how they look, this one is beat up pretty good

  • so glad I picked up this phone this morning.. wow, this is so dope.. this phone is soo fast and, sadly, puts my nexus to shame.. I was bouncing around from app to app while streaming music with no lag AT ALL.. this is great news

    • michael osborne

      I totally agree and the battery life is insane. Mine has been off the charger for 30 hours and still has 20% battery life left

      • fanboy1974

        And it charges pretty quick. Almost regret getting that second battery.

        • Kevin Stansberry

          Yes, loving that 2 amps on the charger. May have to spring for a few of those for all my microusb gadgets.