Sunday, 14 June 2015

Root Samsung note 10.1 N8000 and Installing Kali Linux on android tab

Finally I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000!!

Here are simple steps and handy links :

1. Install Samsung Kies from  : Samsung Kies
2. Download ODIN and necessary files for rooting from :


3. Start ODIN
4. Restart TAB and press Volume Down + Power Button
5. While in download mode connect TAB to Laptop through USB.
6. Click on PDA and select root file : "CF-Auto-Root-p4noterf-p4noterfx-gtn8000.tar.md5"
7. Click on Start button and restart TAB
8. That's it Note 8000 is now rooted!

My aim was to install Kali Linux on N8000 Tab.


1. Download Kali Linux for ARM : here
2. Copy file in wherever convenient , I copied this file at /sdcard/kali.img.gz
3. It is important to decompress is and copy this file on tab, if not then
    a  Install "ConnectBot" - Connecting to your Table over SSH
    b. Install "busybox" apk on rooted android tablet - as we need to use "gunzip" command
    c. "gunzip kali.img.gz"  - Decompress Kali Image
4. I tried installing "Kali.img" using  "Complete Linux Installed" but unfortunately when we import       Kali.img file this tool crashes.
5. Install "Linux Deploy" on rooted android
6. Install "androidVNC" on rooted device
7. Install "Terminal Emulator" on rooted device

Configure Installation Path = Kali.img path

Once you start instance - SSH will start 

After Connecting to Kali Instance using tightvnc

Brand New Kali Instance on N8000 - Samsung Note 10.1

It was fun installing and using Kali instance on N8000.
Hope this will be helpful.