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How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 On Android 2.3.6

Posted on the 20 February 2012 by Skateroren @ProgramsAlive
Before you continue, please be sure to backup all sensitive data on your device. Pre-requisites for this rooting guide include a .tar file, ODIN and the latest drivers for the Galaxy Note [Official Website]. Keep in mind that you will lose your warranty if you root your device.
How To Root Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 On Android 2.3.6
Step 1: Download PDA.tar [Direct Download] and place it on your desktop for easy access later on.
Step 2: Download ODIN 1.85 [Direct Download]. This is the tool we will use to flash the pre-rooted kernel. Extract the .zip file’s contents using appropriate software (we recommend 7zip). Launch it.
Step 3: Turn off your Galaxy Note. Once it is completely shut down, press and hold Volume Down + Power/Lock buttons until you see a screen that asks you to press Volume Up to continue. Doing so will put your phone in download mode.
Step 4: Your smartphone (or is it a tablet?) will now be detected by ODIN.
Step 5: From ODIN, click on PDA and select PDA.tar file which you downloaded in Step 1.
Step 6: Click on Start to begin rooting procedure. Your device may reboot multiple times; this is normal behavior so there is nothing to be worried about.
Step 7: Once your device is rebooted for the final time, launch Android Market and search for SuperUser [Market Link] and install it.

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