How to root Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 in XXUGBOB6 Android 5.0 Lollipop [Guide]

note-3The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is finding a new version of Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to devices over the air, which updates the OS firmware to build number XXUGBOB6. If you are already running the aforementioned firmware version and would like to open your smartphone up with root access, follow the steps after the jump.


You should only apply the following steps on the Note 3 LTE with the model number N9005. Check the model number of your Note by heading to the Settings > About Device menu.

You must already have the XXUGBOB6 firmware version running on your device. You can find that information by going to the same About Device menu listed in the step above.


  • The following does void the warranty on your device.
  • Return back and flash the stock firmware again if you want to take away the root access. Furthermore, you can install third-party apps from Google Play to do the same. Now your warranty is working again.
  • Make sure you have enough battery power reserved so that it doesn’t shut down during the guide.
  • Download the Samsung USB drivers for Mobile Phones from our page here.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode > Settings > Developer Options > check USB Debugging box.


  1. Download the CF-Auto-Root pack from Chainfire here.
  2. Download the version of Odin you need here.
  3. Extract both folders to the desktop.
    – you’ll get a tar.md5 rooting file and an executable Odin file.
  4. Open Odin and have it running. We’ll come back to it in a minute.
  5. Boot your Note 3 in Download Mode.
    – press the Volume Down + Power + Home buttons. When you see the warning symbol, press the Power button.
  6. Connect the smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  7. The Odin ID: Com port will change to yellow or blue.
  8. You don’t need to touch any of the default Settings.
  9. You want to make sure the re-partition is off in case you have used Odin earlier and changed the Settings.
  10. Click the AP/PDA button and upload the tar.md5 file from the desktop.
  11. Click the start button and wait until it finishes flashing on your device.

The phone will now reboot in recovery mode. It’s an important finish which will ensure root access. If that doesn’t happen for you, please reboot manually into recovery.

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  1. niazkhan40

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:14)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!
    FAIL! (Auth)
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  2. Mathew


    OK. If you have the drivers, the next thing to check is the USB Debugging mode is turned on in your device. Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.

    If it still fails, try plugging into another USB port on the computer.

    I’ve updated the Odin source. It shouldn’t matter but as a last resort try the new Odin link if the above still hasn’t solved your problem.

  3. Mathew


    Hello Hamza,

    Did you see the last step in the “before we begin” section and follow the link to update your drivers? You should restart the computer after updating the drivers for them to start working effectively.