I could not say anything now as I am really shock with the speed of XDA developer in doing their job – rooting Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. I believe it have not been a full day since Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was officially launched and yet zedomax, XDA Senior Member already rooting the Galaxy Note 10.1. He has inserted the su binary, busybox, and Chainfire’s SuperSU into the official stock firmware of Galaxy Note 10.1 as written in XDA official website. As you try to root Galaxy Note 10.1 in this way, you are still able to receive the official OTA updates in the future. Just don’t afraid of losing your brand new tablet as we only recommend the safe and reliable way of rooting.
Bad news always come after good news. zedomax had only access to the International GT-N8000 variant of the firmware. If you have different variant, you may need to hold off for the time being. (I assume to be very fast).
1. Download ODIN 1.85
How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000:
1. Go to Setting—> About Device. Look for the build number. For those build number ending in XXALGA or XWALG7, your device is using European or Saudi Arabian/United Emirates firmware. Those who have different firmware, stay tune for another update from XDA.
2. Hold down Power+Volume Down buttons together to reboot to ODIN.
3. There will be a warning screen showed up, simply press Volume Up button.
4. Now, connect your tablet to the Windows based computer via USB cable
5. Unzip the ODIN and Stock ROM files, there will be two folder within the unzipped folder.
6. You should be able to see a yellow highlighted box. Use Samsung USB drivers if you still don’t get it. Unplug/plug your Note 1.1 for the interaction to take place.
7. Press only the PDA button and choose the stock ROM file ended in “.tar” and “Start”
8. As you can now see from your computer, the updating process of stock firmware is executing.
9. Once a green PASS emerged, your Galaxy Note 10.1 is now rooted. Your device will reboot upon complete rooting.