AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717 is a very good phablet; it runs on 1.5GHz dual core processor having Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It has GSM quad-band network 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz bands, as well as LTE, dual band 4 and 17 UTMS. It has vivid 5.3-inch full touchscreen having 1280×800-pixel resolution and the HD super AMOLED screen.
Recently AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717 has got rooting procedure; this would be done with the help of Odin tool. This is very safe and easy method for rooting AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717.
At SamsungMobileClub we make sure that our readers take all precaution and preventive [prevent data loss and soft Bricks] measures before installing Custom ROM, Root or flashing firmware. This method is only applied on windows PC but we soon coming soon for Mac OSX.
Rooting may void your device warranty period; you can regain back its warranty by applying official firmware again.
We have explained all required steps in detail:
Step 1: To ensure that you do not lose anything, please create backup of SMS, Contacts, APN settings, Whatapp chat messages etc. [Alternative link to backup SMS, MMS, Contacts, Calendar, events on Samsung Android Phones]
Step 2: Please ensure that you have a desired battery level to perform the procedure [we suggest minimum 60%]. While Installing custom ROM or rooting your device it is required to enable USB debugging. You will find USB debug enable options in Settings>>Developer option. If you still do not get it, check out our detailed tutorial about Enabling USB debugging and checking batter status /Usages.
Step 3: If you have already rooted your device and install CWM recovery and going to install a ROM then please backup your Firmware ROM using CWM recovery.
Step 4: We suggest a full backup of your apps and cache data, if you are rooted use Titanium Backup [App backup and Restore tutorial] or you can follow this tutorial to backup without root access.
Step 5: Please disable Antivirus, Firewall or other security apps before flashing Root, Firmware or Custom ROM as them may interrupt the procedure. We also suggest disabling Samsung Kies if you are flashing through PC.
Step 6: Please insure that you have correct driver and ADB installed on your System.
If you face any issues you can restore ROM using CWM recovery. After installing Backup you can restore all apps, SMS, Contacts and settings using the Tutorial provided on above mentioned links.
- Download rooting package for AT&T Galaxy Note SGH-i717. You will get 4 files odin_ni717_cwm_recovery_b4.tar(PDA section Odin file), Superuser-3.0.7.zip, Odin3.ini with Odin3 v1.85.exe
Install and run the Odin program in your PC
How To Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717:
Step 1: Now, switch off and restart your Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 but this time boot in Download Mode (Or Odin Mode). Download Mode is a place where Odin detects your device or handset in PC and transfer the firmware file.
Note: Download Mode in Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 can be entered by holding the Volume Down + Power Button for 10 sec. Your screen will turn black and a warning screen appears, hit the Volume Up button to enter Downloading mode.
Step 2: Connect your Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 to PC with the help of original USB cable. If your drivers are installed properly then it will show “Samsung Mobile USB CDC Composite Device” in windows device manager.
Step 3: If your drivers are properly no problem at all! Then Odin ID: COM section will turn Yellow that means PC detected the device and ready to go.
Note: If Odin will not detect the device then install the driver properly as provided or through Samsung Kies (it also helps to install the driver). After installing driver please uninstall the Kies and disable the antivirus, as it also trouble in Odin procedure.
Step 4: Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your device. These files are to be found from the extracted files which I have told you on download section.
- Click on ‘PDA’ and select extracted file “odin_ni717_cwm_recovery_b4.tar”.
Now ignore all options like:
- Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
- Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with “CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
- Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Step 5: In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options should be enabled. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT files in the above step.
Step 6: Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take around 5 minutes or above for applying this update. A “PASS!” message will also appear in Odin. When you see the message, you can safely disconnect your phone from your computer.
After the installation is completed reboot your phone. Also, note that it may take longer time than the normal time for the first reboot.
Step 7: Now, copy over the file Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip to the internal storage or SD card of your Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717.
Step 8: Now, you are able to reboot in Clockworkmod recovery. Recovery mod in Samsung Galaxy Note SGH-i717 can be entered by holding Volume Up +Volume Down+ Power button together for about 10 seconds.
When Note SGH-i71 resets (you will feel little vibration and the screen will turn off), keep holding down the Volume Down button but let go of the Power button.
In recovery Mode select options by Volume buttons and hit the Power button to select.
Step 9: On recovery mode select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from internal sd card” and then choose the Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip which you have placed in Root directory of phone. Confirm by pressing yes.
Step 10: This will root your phone by installing SU binaries (which gives you root) and SuperUser app (which allows apps to make use of root).
That’s it reboot your device.
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