Those of you with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop can easily root that software update by using Chainfire’s CF-Root tool. Chainfire’s tool is extremely popular for Samsung devices thanks to it’s idealism’s of keeping your device as close to stock as possible.
- The rooting package is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with firmware build number KOT49H.N900TUVUCNB4. You must downgrade to that firmware before using this guide to root your device.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the SM-N900T model number before you can follow this guide. If you install this rooting tile version on a different device, you will brick that device. While that sounds intimidating, you can easily find out your model number so you don’t make a mistake. Just head over to the Settings, followed by About Device menu and take a look.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for your Windows PC by following through our link to the driver downloads page. You’ll see the Samsung OEM when you scroll down the page.
- Those of you wanting to try something a bit different can install the ADB drivers made to work for just about all devices from ClcokworkMod.
- You are voiding the Samsung warranty agreements by following this guide and rooting your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 device. You can unroot most devices and get the warranty working again. However, that only works if your device isn’t one of the Samsung devices that comes with Knox security.
- You must have the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 bootloader unlocked before you can follow this guide. We are not teaching you how to do that here.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 SM-N900T ON ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP
- Download the CF-Root package from this link.
- Download one of the latest versions of the Odin flashing tool from this link.
- You want to download both files to the Windows PC and transfer them over to the desktop.
- Right-click over the files once they are on the desktop and select the ‘extract here’ option from the menu.
- Double-click the Odin flashing tool and run that Odin tool on your computer — that’s where you will flash your tooting file in a minute.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to download mode — you must start with the device off for that to work.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the PDA or AP button from the Odin user-interface.
- Browse the computer’s desktop and upload the CF-Root executable file that you extracted earlier.
- Click the Start button from the Odin user-interface and the Odin flashing tool will now flash that CF-Root file on your device and grant it rooting permissions.