Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners on Verizon looking to root their device will be happy to know that a Verizon Galaxy Note 2 root is now available, just a short time after Verizon released the 5.5-inch phablet to the public.
XDA-Developers member droidstyle has put together a way for Verizon Galaxy Note 2 owners to root their device. Rooting the device will allow for Verizon Galaxy Note 2 owners to free up their device from some of its chains. While not as powerful as an unlocked bootloader, root access will give Verizon Galaxy Note 2 owners a way to make backup images, get rid of bloatware, and more. It can best be described as getting administrative access over the phone.
Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review.
The root for the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 is a fairly painless process though we recommend that those who are looking to do it be careful and follow the instructions carefully. It’s always possible that something could happen to the device whilst going through this process. What’s more impressive is that the root access comes just a few days after the release of the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 which the carrier released on November 29th after a lengthy pre-order period.
Sadly, there is still no process to unlock the Galaxy Note 2’s bootloader, which would allow users to install custom ROMs.
The Verizon Galaxy Note 2 was the fifth and possibly final version of the Galaxy Note 2 to arrive in the United States. It’s Samsung’s latest version of its massive phablet, a device that marries the features of both a smartphone and a tablet.
It features a 5.5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, solid camera, Galaxy S3 inspired design, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. Verizon’s model is as expensive as the others, costing $299.99 on-contract, though, it runs on Verizon’s 4G LTE network which is the largest high-speed network in the United States, boasting well over 400 markets in the U.S.