How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDLB1 Firmware

Rooting Galaxy Note Gingerbread

Like all other Android devices Samsung Galaxy Note comes un-rooted and therefore wont’t allow you to perform advanced tasks/tweaks like overclocking your processor, installing a custom ROM and so on as these require root access. So without wasting much of your time here is a simple guide to root your Samsung Galaxy note running Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDLB1 Firmware.

Disclaimer: we are responsible for any harm occurred to your device during the rooting process,please go forward at your own risk.

Before you begin:

  • Rooting your phone will void your phone’s warranty, although you can claim it by un-rooting your device.
  • This guide is only for Note’s with Gingerbread 2.3.6 DDLB1 Firmware.
  • Before you begin, backup of all your contacts, messages and other important applications.
  • Also charge your phone to atleast 50% to prevent your device from shutting down in the middle of rooting process.
  • Finally make sure that you have installed USB drivers on your computer. Alternatively, you can install KIES2.0 on your Windows PC and it will install all the required drivers.

Advantage of Rooting Your Note:

  • On a rooted phone, you can install clockwork recovery mode (CWM).
  • On a rooted phone, you can install custom firmware like cynogenmod which provides more functionality and significantly improves the performance of your phone.
  • You’ll also be able to overclock the processor.
  • You’ll be able to install and use various applications like titanium backup pro that requires root access.

Things you’ll need:

Once you’ve have set up everything, follow the below guidelines very carefully to root your Samsung Galaxy Note.


  • Begin with enabling USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy Note. For enabling USB debugging, pick up your phone and go to:

Settings > Application > Development” and check out USB Debugging option.See the picture below

Enabling USB debugging to root galaxy note
Enabling USB debugging
  • After enabling USB debugging, download the Galaxy Note DDLB1 Firmware Rooting Package from above link and extract it somewhere on your computer with the help of WinRAR/WinZip or any other extractor. It will contains two files – Odin3 v1.83 and
  • Now power off your Galaxy Note and restart it in download mode by pressing Power button+ Volume Down Key + OK button simultaneously.
  • After entering into download mode, Open the  Odin3 v1.83 on your PC and connect your Galaxy Note with PC. During this, ID : COM section will turn yellow which confirms that all the drivers are successfully installed and you can proceed towards the selection of  the required firmware.
  • Click on “PDA” in Odin to select the “CF-Root-SGN_XX_OXA_LB1-v5.0-CWM5”. Once selected, hit the start button to initiate the process. After flashing firmware, your phone will reboot automatically.
  • Once rebooted, remove your device from computer and switch it off. Restart it again in recovery mode. You can enter into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up Key + OK button and  Power Button simultaneously.
  • From recovery mode,select wipe data/factory reset. Also select wipe cache partition. Reboot your phone.(You can move up and down the selection with your volume key and select by pressing OK button).

That’s it. you should be holding a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note now.If you are facing any problems with this guide or if it worked out just fine ,in either of the cases please take a moment to let us know.Share it on your Facebook wall as sign of appreciation if you found it helpful.