You can now root Galaxy Note 8.0 on Android 4.1.2 XXBMF1 manually. If you have already updated your device, you can follow this step-by-step guide to root the device. The rooting process employs the use of CF-Auto-Root and ODIN. Rest assured that various bugs have been killed with this update and it brings a lot of smoothness to the device as well. Before you begin though, you need to ensure that you have at least 50% battery left and that you have the correct USB drivers. Please note that the tutorial makes use of CF-Auto-Root. Moreover, please know that this tutorial will be applicable to this device only. Please do not apply the same procedure and files with any other device. If you are ready to begin, please follow the steps below.
How to Root Galaxy Note 8.0 on Android 4.1.2
- Download CF-Auto-Root file and unzip the contents to obtain the .tar.md5 file; Click Here
- Download ODIN and install it if you haven’t already; Click Here
- Switch your device off and restart into download mode after 7 seconds. To do so, please press volume down, home and power buttons together. The device should turn on. Please press the volume up button to enter the download mode
- Launch Odin on your computer and connect your device with the computer. ODIN should detect your device. At this stage one of the COM port number should turn yellow
- Click the PDA button in ODIN and select the .tar.md5 file you extracted in step 1
- Please ensure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are ticked
- Verify everything, and when you are ready, please click Start. The installation will now begin which should take a little while. Please be patient
- Once the flashing is complete, you phone will automatically restart. The boot will take some time, so please be patient. At this stage you will see a message that says PASS with a green background in the top left box of Odin. Please unplug the USB cable from the mobile at this stage
- Verify that everything is functioning properly and install an application that requires root to confirm that rooting was successful
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