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How To Root Galaxy Note i717 On Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread | 4.0.4 ICS

Tutorial for: How To Root Galaxy Note i717 On Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and 4.0.4 ICS on AT&T

[dropcap style="1" size="3"]The[/dropcap] Galaxy Note is arguably one of the best phones of the year. Although, if you really want to take control of it and customize each incremental detail of it, you can do so by rooting the galaxy note i717. This tutorial is only compatible with the North American Galaxy Note i717 and it will show you how to root the galaxy note:



This is only for AT&T(or Bell, Telus, Rogers) Galaxy Note, do not apply on any other phone.



  1. Install the USB Drivers
  2. Extract the Root Files on your computer
  3. Go to the Odin folder and right click the app and press run as administrator
  4. Put your Galaxy Note into download mode by holding the volume down, power, and home buttons until you see a Warning!! screen
  5. Press the volume up to continue
  6. Open up Odin on your computer and connect your Galaxy Note
  7. You should see a yellow box when it connects with Added!! in the message feed
  8. On Odin, select the PDA button and find the odin_ni717_cwm_recovery_b4.tar file and select it
  9. Press the start button on Odin to start flashing your device
  10. Once your phone has finished flashing it will restart
  11. Find the file and copy that over to your device (remember where it is)
  12. Boot into Recovery mode by holding the volume up, home, and power button until you come to the CWM screen
  13. From here, navigate to Install Zip > Install Zip from Internal SD card > Navigate to where you downloaded the rom file > Select
  14. Once it has finished installing, reboot and enjoy your rooted Galaxy Note!

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  1. I didn’t find any file named “PDA.tar” in what I downloaded.

    I found odin_n1717_cwm_recovery_b4.tar and I assume I put it in the pda slot in Odin.

    I hate assuming things when it involves the phone I love.

    Thanks for the video and instruction.
    Looks easy and straightforward once I stopped being literal about the file name.

  2. How do I tell that’s it’s rooted?
    I followed the instructions and it seemed to have gone just fine, but I don’t have Superuser or CWM.
    I see a zip file with Superuser in the download, but the video doesn’t cover how to install it.
    My animated loading screen didn’t change to ANDROID either.
    So I’m not rooted, but no damage done, thank god.

    I put odin_n1717_cwm_recovery_b4.tar in the PDA slot.
    I set my phone into download mode and hit Start.

    It all looked really good said “Passed” in Odin, and it rebooted just fine, but nothing happened that I can tell.

  3. Cravecode

    Where is the pda.tar file? I’ve downloaded the file from the “Required files to Download. Downloads Here” link and don’t see it in any of the sub folders or compressed files.

    • mytheory

      the tar file odin_n1717_cwm_recovery_b4 (its the only tar file in the same directory than Odin3-v1.85 )

      • keaganbean

        @mytheory that file is a. Zip can’t open it help should i just put the zip file in the pda

  4. prequelserver

     @GuoJun me too, how did u fix?

    • oakvillenow

       @prequelserver  @GuoJun Got the same problem, you guys figured it out? 

      • guoddx

         @oakvillenow  @prequelserver  @GuoJun 
        no. i just send it back to Sansumg and they just reset it for me.

      • oakvillenow

         @guoddx  @oakvillenow  @prequelserver  @GuoJun  I got the solution, you must find a complete firmware for your handset. I got the stock firmware for Rogers 4.0.4. Its about 500mb. Use the same program provided. Use Odin 1.85 that you already downloaded. Click on PDA and select the stock firmware. And the phone will be back to life again.  

  5. oakvillenow

    Stay from this thing unless you have Gingerbread. 

  6. kmcredo

    hi does this root work for the official ICS 4.0.4?

  7. TomCa1

    I rooted Telus galaxy note i717D with Android 4.0.4. Now, it’s stuck at “SAMSUNG” screen. I have tried clear cache, reboot, and re-root it, its still stuck. When I tried Odin with Telus stock rom (, it got stuck at Telus logo. Kies won’t recognize it and won’t do Tools>firmware upgrade and initialize. Please help.

    • oakvillenow

       @TomCa1 Why didn’t you read comments below? Its for gingerbread only, and the guy who posted this video refuses to recognize that. 

      • TomCa1

         @oakvillenow  @TomCa1 I got the the comments when It was already late! Any pointers how to fix it?

        • oakvillenow

          @TomCa1 @oakvillenow odin and telus stock if again you got the proper 4.0.4 should fix it.

    • shoker23

      You have to wipe cache and wipe system restore from sd card than click on one back up by dates went you did it.

  8. TimJT

    Did the same thing…. installed before reading comments. The pda.tar here DOES NOT work for Galaxy Note 1717 with Android 4.0.4. – Thanks oakvilleow – google search found “stock firmware for Rogers 4.0.4″ and all is back to where it was.
    Anyone know where you can get a download that will work on Android 4.0.4?

    • oakvillenow

      @TimJT Its annoying why this video is still up. I can see a lot of handsets being screwed. Glad you got it working again.

  9. shoker23

    I have a problem with ics 4.0.3 on my at&t galaxy note dialer I cant call or recive calls please help me
    Samsung company can’t help me cuz I rooted I hope u can maybe I need a update thank you

  10. shoker23

    I have a problem with ics 4.0.3 on my at&t galaxy note dialer I cant call or recive calls please help me
    Samsung company can’t help me cuz I rooted I hope u can maybe I need a update thank you

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