rootThe Verizon edition of the Galaxy Note 2 now has a root method.  As is par for the course with Samsung phones, you'll need to use ODIN and flash a rooted image file, but that's not nearly as difficult as it sounds. 

It's worth noting that this method introduces a couple bugs, namely a broken signal indicator (data still works, just the indicator is broken) and some folks say the phone isn't as smooth as it was with the factory image. 

These issues are both being worked on, and we imagine a rooted factory image will soon be available that keeps everything as it should be while just adding files needed for root

It's also worth mentioning that this is just root, not a custom recovery or a full bootloader unlock. Chances are someone with access will show up with files needed to rectify this, but in the meantime know that you won't be able to flash ROMs and kernels until some work-arounds are figured out.

In our own forums, DroidXcon is back and will soon have the newbie friendly version ready if you're a bit lost on some of the methods and commands used.

 We'll keep a close eye on this one, and let you know as things progress.

Source: XDA; via Android Central forums

 

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Verizon Galaxy Note 2 rooted

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I think I can wait til their is a root where I don't have to flash an image and I can just root it. I think it will be better that way lol.

For all people thinking this is hard to root, it isn't. You turn the phone on while holding a few buttons and you're in download mode. Then you run a program and you're done.

The root has been repaired/updated and everything now works to include signal indicator etc. Works flawlessly on my VZW Note 2.

It's worth noting that this method introduces a couple bugs, namely a broken signal indicator (data still works, just the indicator is broken) and some folks say the phone isn't as smooth as it was with the factory image.

Lol tsk tsk ha ha... I'm sure it's worthy even thanked OP, just said I was gonna pass... Did your comment make you feel more important?

Considering that you posted this so far after the fact I would have thought you would have actually known wtf you were talking about before posting. But as such with all posts from Jerry or Phil it's no longer accurate. As serpa4 stated the root method doesn't leave anything broken and you end up as stock with root. AC being a crappy Android news site, no surprises.