Root Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBMF1 firmware

Article by Ion

Today I will teach you how to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 model number N5100 which is running on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean named XXBMF1 firmware. This root method will use ODIN application, and I will describe the step by step procedure below:

root Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 on Android 4.1.2 XXBMF1

This method doesn’t a hard rooting method, and if you will follow all the steps without skip any of them and any issues don’t appear then it shouldn’t take more than 12 minutes to complete.

As you probably know a rooted device, allows you to install on it new custom files and custom ROMs, custom recovery images, kernels and any customizations files that are developed for your device.

Also, after you’ll root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 device can install on the same the applications that required rooted permissions for running or to be installed on your device, applications which will allow you to customize and motorize various hidden task and process that are running on your device and will let you improve your Android 4.1.2 JB OS experience.

In order successfully complete rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 device which is running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBMF1 unbranded Operating System, you’ll need to follow a preparation guide that contain some prerequisites required to be applied first and some precaution actions:

Here’s what you need to follow before to move on the Step by Step Rooting Guide:

  •  This tutorial and all the instructions which I listed here, will work for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 model number N5100 only. So don’t try to use the same in any other similar device, you’ve the risk to brick them.
  •  Install the suitable and proper USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 model number N5100 device to your PC, that thing will allow you to connect your phablet to the PC.
  •  Now, make sure that the USB Debugging Mode option from the Developer Options menu is enabled.
  •  Next, uninstall or disable all the security programs such as antivirus, firewall from both devices, PC and Android device. Also, disable Samsung KIES application. These programs can interfere with the rooting process and can stop the ODIN app to root your device.
  • Verify the tablet’s battery to have enough power left, make sure the power left level is more than 85% before starting the root process and the first switching off during the first step from rooting guide.
  • Backup all your data stored on your device, the rooting guide might wipe all the data that is now stored on your internal tablet’s memory.
  • All the information listed here and step by step root guide are provided only for educational and instructional purpose, so if you want to apply this guide for your device don’t blame us in case you’ll lose any data during and after the rooting process or you damage /brick your tablet.
  • The root process is a complex operation for the Android device because it makes modification on the internal file system of device’s OS, and this is a step by step guide should be completed by the Android advanced users.
  • Make sure you read all the information and instructions listed in this post, and don’t skip any steps from step by step tutorial.

I think these were all prerequisites that you had to follow before move to the rooting guide of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 device.

 How to root Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 on Android 4.1.2 XXBMF1 Jelly Bean using CF Auto-Root:

  1.  Firstly download the CF Auto Root zip file from HERE and make sure you’ll save it  on your PC.
  2. Unzip the downloaded CF Auto Root zip file.
  3. Now, download ODIN3 v3.07, save it in your PC, unzip the ODIN archive file.
  4. Power off the Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 device.
  5. Next, Boot the Android device into Download Mode.
  6. While your device is into download mode, connect the Android device to PC using the USB cord.
  7. Open the Odin folder that you have extracted on the step 3 and from there launch ODIN exe.
  8. Verify on the ODIN interface and make sure that the Odin app say that the device has been ‘added’.
  9. If the Odin app doesn’t recognize the device, then you have disconnect the USB cord, and change the USB port from PC and reinstall the USB drivers once again on your PC.
  10. Now, from the ODIN app click the PDA button, browse the CF-Auto-Root-kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5 and load it into ODIN.
  11. Important: don’t make any other default change on the ODIN interface.
  12. Verify and make sure that the Re-Partition option is disabled into ODIN app.
  13. When everything is setting such above, you can start the root process click the START button from ODIN, immediately will begin the rooting process
  14. Now, wait for Odin successfully complete the rooting process.
  15. When the rooting process is done, you will see a confirmation message from the ODIN app and an automatically reboot will be performed.
  16. Now, the last configuration is that to join your Google Account details after the home screen is displayed.

Congratulation, now you successfully learned how to root the Galaxy Note 8.0 device which is running on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBMF1 firmware.


Note 1: If ODIN app it display the FAIL message or its interface will be frozen, in this case you have to do:

  • Disconnect your device from the PC
  • Close the ODIN app.
  • Repeat the entire tutorial once again.

 NOTE 2: In case ODIN says that the root process has been done, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 device doesn’t past the Samsung animation logo display, you have to apply a factory reset, for doing that you have to:

  • Power off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 device totally and disconnect it from PC.
  • Now, boot the android device into Recovery Mode.
  • From the Recovery Mode menu select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’. (This action will delete all the contents from your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 device).
  •  After the wipe action, get back to the main Recovery menu.
  • From the main Recovery Mode menu select ‘reboot system now’.
  • Now, your device should to boot on the new rooted ROM.

For verify if your device has been rooted or not, you can use the Root Checker app which is available on the Google Play Store.

In case you have supplementary questions or you cannot complete the above tutorial, then you can use our comments section for requiring extra help.