Saturday, August 30, 2014

Installing a rooted stock ROM on a Spring Galaxy Note 2

I've had my Samsung Galaxy Note II phone for a couple years now, and for the most part, I love it.  It ran Android 4.1.2 when I first got it.  Upgrading that to Android 4.3 went badly, and the custom MK4 ROM that I installed to recover from it was a constant frustration.  When Samsung finally released Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) for the Note 2, it wasn't long before custom ROM's based on it were available in the wild.  I chose to stick with a mostly stock setup, but rooted, and without Knox support.  Details of the process follow.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 tablet

My son just bought a good used Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) tablet (model SM-P600).  Since it was already out of warranty, our first order of business was to root it so we could get good backups.  I've rooted several Samsung devices in our family already, so the process was pretty straightforward.  Here's how it works.