The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a flagship tablet from the world’s biggest phone manufacturer Samsung. This tablet device is available in four variants depending on network connectivity features. Thus we have the Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000 (3G+WiFi), GT-N8010 (WiFi), GT-N8013 (WiFi 32 GB), and GT-N8020 (LTE+WiFi). The device was released in August 2012 with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box which has now been updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy Note 10.1, a tablet device with the advanced S Pen stylus is a complete package of utility, creativity and performance. However, if you wish to extend its capabilities by rooting it and installing the ClockworkMod Recovery, we have come with an easy tutorial to help you do this safely. Having rooted your Note 10.1, you will be able to install a variety of useful apps on your device and the ClockworkMod Recovery will unleash you from the bonds of remaining stuck to the stock firmware forever by letting you choose your favorite ROM and install it.
The following guide is meant only for the four variants of the Galaxy Note 10.1 mentioned above. Do not dare try it with any other device or you might brick it. The procedure given below is described below is considered risky. You are advised therefore not to proceed unless you are fully aware what rooting is and if you should root your device or not. Rooting your Galaxy Note 10.1 will void its warranty but you can reclaim it later by installing the stock firmware.
Works only on Galaxy Note 10.1 on Jelly Bean!
Here are a few preparatory steps to be taken care of before you go on to root your Note 10.1 and install ClockworkMod Recovery on it.
To root your Galaxy Note 10.1, you will need to files: the Odin flasher program and the insecure Kernel file with Super User and CWM Recovery pre-injected in it.
Download Odin: Odin3_v1.85.zip
Download the CF-Root Package depending on your device model:
Download one of the following files, depending on your tablet’s model, unzip it and install via Odin. Note that this will only root your device and you will not get CWM Recovery on it.
Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000: CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfxx-gtn8000.zip
Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010: CF-Auto-Root-p4notewifiww-p4notewifixx-gtn8010.zip
Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8013: CF-Auto-Root-p4notewifi-p4notewifiue-gtn8013.zip
Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8020: CF-Auto-Root-p4notelte-p4noteltexx-gtn8020.zip
Okay, if you done what has been instructed above this line, get ready to root and install CWM Recovery on your Galaxy Note 10.1 Here are the steps:
Your device should now be rooted but the ClockworkMod Recovery still needs to be installed on it. To confirm if the rooting was successful or not, download a free app called Root Checker and install and run it.
To install the ClockworkMod Recovery on your Galaxy Note 10.1 (any model), follow the steps below. Now we will be flashing the CWM file in .tar format using the same method that we used while rooting the device.
Now you should have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on you Galaxy Note 10.1. If you do not wish to flash the CF-ROOT package from above and have installed CWM Recovery, you can also root your Note 10.1 by installing the UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.00.zip file via CWM recovery.
Now that CWM Recovery is installed on your device, you must also know how you can boot your Note 10.1 into stock Recovery or CWM Recovery mode. This is how you can do it. Press and hold Volume Down + Power keys simultaneously till the screen turns up and Samsung logo with device model name blinks for two times. Then release the power key but keep the Volume Down key pressed till you see 2 icons. Use Volume down key to navigate between the icons, highlight the left icon and press Volume Up to select it. In the recovery mode use the volume keys to scroll the list or highlight an option and the Power key to select it.
Do not forget to share with us how it went for you and do leave a comment if you have a problem with the procedure. We shall be more than happy to help you out.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Customization Tips and Tricks: Link
Galaxy Note 10.1 Jelly Bean Update: Link