The Titanium backup application is without a doubt the premier app to back up your device if you are choosing to back up with applications and not something else like the NANDroid option that is available directly from a custom recovery. With the Titanium backup application, we are able to back up and restore the data we have backed up when switching between new ROMs.
If you have ever thought deeply about how a backup might work when you start installing aftermarket firmware on your device, the Titanium Backup application puts any uneasy thoughts you might have had to rest. It handles everything you need and does it fast and easy with little fuss to the end-user. Definitely check out the Titanium Backup application from the Google Play Store as soon as you finish rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
Here is everything you need to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 from 2014 running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop updates. You do not need to be running on any particular firmware build ID to follow this guide. The rooting guide will work for all versions of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop so long as you are rooting using the SM-P600 model number.
What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?
When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.
Why Would You Want to Root Android?
Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:
- Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
- Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
- Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
- Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.
What Are the Risks of Rooting?
If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.
With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:
- Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
- You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
- You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.
This is what you need to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 SM-P600 tablet when it’s running on the Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) software update.
Files You Need
- Download the new CF-Auto-Root file for the 2014 editions of the Note 10.1 on Android 5.1.1 from here.
- The following guide is only made for the SM-P600 model numbered version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 101. 2014 edition. Flashing the rooting exploit found in this guide on any other model number or device will probably brick that device, according to the developer.
Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 SM-P600 model number running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop updates
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Note 10.1 so you can connect to the computer and use the flashing tool.
- Extract the CF-Auto-Root package on the desktop of the computer to find the rooting file and the Odin flashing application inside.
- Right-click on the Odin executable that is now on the desktop and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Do not make any alterations to the default settings you can see available from the Odin application on the computer.
- Long-press the Power button on your Note 10.1 2014 edition and wait until it turns off completely.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 device in download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait for roughly ten seconds and then look for a blue or yellow light coming from the ID: COM port from the Odin application on the computer. That port is letting you know that your device is connected. If there is no light, we suggest you install the universal Windows ADB driver and start again. It may require a complete shutdown of the computer and re-opening of the Odin application, but it will eventually work once you install the universal ADB driver.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the Note 10.1’s rooting file that is ending in the tar.md5 file extension.
- Click the Start button when you are ready for the rooting of the device.
- Wait until you can see a green box appear from the Odin application on the computer and it gives you a pass message within that same box.
- Look over at the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 and check for when it says it is installing the SuperSU, cleaning up the cache partition and then restoring the stock recovery.
In conclusion, that’s all you need to root the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update using the CF-Auto-Root tool application that installed and enabled SuperSU on your device. Any device that did not get into recovery mode after flashing the three files at the end will need to be booted into recovery mode manually instead for the rooting to have worked. You can head over to the Google Play Store and install the root checker application to check what it says about your root status.
Moreover, anyone who is finding the drivers are working, has gotten into the recovery mode, but still does not have the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 rooted may want to try installing a different version of the Odin flashing tool. The Odin flashing application comes in many versions and sometimes it takes a couple of different goes to get one to work.