Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 can now be rooted. Those who are seeking the rooting methods followed by installing of the famous custom recovery “TWRP” recovery have been directed to the right place. The article will easily help you in rooting your device.
Rooting will further allow you to access all the system files which are generally not possible. Further, you can modify the system according to your requirements by installing custom ROM’s and custom kernels.
Warning: Neither we nor the developer will hold any responsibility if you damage or brick your phone in the process of following this article. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM. If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download Odin and TWRP Recovery File, USB Drivers and SuperSU file from here to your computer. Install Odin and USB drivers onto your PC and extract the TWRP Recovery file into a folder onto your desktop. Place the SuperSU file into the root directory of your device’s SD Card.
How to Root Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 and Install TWRP Recovery:
Step 1: Open Odin and reboot your device so as to enter it in Download Mode. To do so, when your device is OFF, press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON. When you see warning screen, press the Volume UP key to enter in download mode.
Step 2: Now, connect your phone to the PC using original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it.
Step 3: On successful connection of your device to the PC the ID: COM section in Odin will turn Yellow.
Step 4: Now, click on “PDA” tab and from the folder where you have extracted the “TWRP Recovery” file, select the “.tar.md5” file.
Step 5: Ensure that only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked in Odin.
Step 6: Now, click on “Start” button from Odin to begin the flashing process.
Step 7: When the installation process has completed, your device will automatically reboot.
Step 8: Now, root your device, first of all boot it into Recovery Mode.
Step 9: To boot into recovery mode, press and hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON.
Step 10: Now, from the main recovery menu, select “install zip from sdcard” then select “choose zip from sdcard” and then choose the file you’ve placed on the SD Card.
Step 11: As soon as the flashing process has completed, select “+++++Go Back+++++” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully rooted your Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 and rooted is as well. Let us know if you have any queries, we are here for you always.