How to Root the Samsung Note 8.0

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 was the first in the Note series of tablets to be released to the public way back in 2013! Through the years the powerful tablet has helped age the tablet gracefully. yet Samsung seems to have abandoned this device for good now. As such the onus of updating the device tn latest versions of Android falls squarely on the devs at XDA. They have taken up the mantle as well and have a plethora of ROMs available for the Note 8.0. However we have to root the device first to take advantage of the custom ROM. Hence this article is the first in a seines of article on how to breathe new life into your aged Note Tablet! So what are you waiting for? Join us down below to get started with the root procedure!


Pre Requisite

  • You need to have access to a Windows PC for this process to work!
  • Download and install Odin on your computer.
  • Your battery must be charged to over 80%.
  • You will also need a USB data cable to connect your tablet with the computer.


Step 1

Download and unzip the CF-Auto-Root-….zip file.

Step 2

If you end up with a recovery.img and cache.img file, you’ve extracted twice. You need to end up with a .tar.md5 file – don’t extract that one

Step 3

(USB) Disconnect your tablet from your computer

Step 4

Start Odin3-vX.X.exe

Step 5

Click the PDA button, and select CF-Auto-Root-….tar.md5

Step 6

Put your tablet in download mode (turn off tablet, then hold VolDown+Home+Power to boot – if it asks you to press a button to continue, press the listed button, or run adb reboot download command)

Step 7

(USB) Connect the tablet to your computer.

Step 8

Make sure Repartition is NOT checked

Step 9

Click the Start button

Step 10

Wait for Android to boot

Step 11

Done (if it took you more than 30 seconds, you need practise!)


Odin is not working what do I do?

A:  Sometimes the device does *not* boot into recovery mode and root your device. Just do the entire procedure again if this happens. If it still will not install root and such, make sure that in Odin “Auto Reboot” is not checked. Then after flashing, force shutdown by long pressing the power button for 30 seconds, and boot with VolUp+Home+Power button to boot into recovery manually. This will start the install process.

That’s all from us for today! Hope you enjoy root on your Galaxy Note 8.0 If you have any comments questions or queries about this procedure, feel free to leave a line below. We would be happy to help you out!

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