One of the advantages of rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 DoCoMo is removing the stock apps Samsung put on your device which leave many people referring to them as bloatware. Much like how you refer to emails you don’t want to see as spam mail, any apps people don’t want on their devices they refer to as bloatware. The bloatware ‘bloats’ a device because everything you add to the operating system reduces the performance.
There are a few ways you can remove bloatware on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but one of the easiest methods is installing an app like the ‘System App Remover’ app. The app remover application is available from the Google Play Store and it requires access to your root file system to run.
- Use this guide on the Samsung Galaxy note 3 SC-01F DoCoMo smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop only.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- You need the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 DoCoMo bootloader unlocked before you can root the device using the steps below with the CF-Root tool.
- You need to install the Samsung USB Drivers on the computer before starting the steps.
- You must have a Windows PC to follow this guide for rooting the Note 3 DoCoMo or else the Odin flash tool will not work. That means no Linux/Ubuntu and no Mac’s during this guide.
- Check that the USB Debugging Mode is turned on from the Note 3 DoCoMo settings by tapping the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 SC-01F DOCOMO RUNNING ANDROID 5.0 (LOLLIPOP)
- Download the CF-Root package for the SC-01F you need from this link.
- Extract the bundle to the desktop of the computer by right-click and choosing the “extract here” option from the menu.
- Double-click the mouse on the executable (.exe Odin) file and it will open on your computer.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in download mode — it only works if you start by having the device completely off first.
- Connect the DoCoMo Note 3 to the computer with the USB cable you would normally use for charging the battery.
- Click the PDA button and upload the CF-Root tool from the desktop.
- Click the Start button and the Odin flash tool will install and enable the SuperSU on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
- Wait until you get the ‘pass’ message and your Sammy Note 3 reboots before you unplug it from the computer. Those who do not see the Galaxy Note 3 reboot will have to get that done manually by rebooting it the same way you normally would any other day.
- Once your Galaxy Note 3 DoCoMo device reboots, you can start installing your rooted apps from the Google Play Store or other sources online like App Brain. Moreover, you can support the original developer of your rooting method by installing one of his apps that is available for your Samsung device like the Triangle Away application.
You might want to install the System App Remover (Root) application on your device and get rid of those apps you never use to help increase the performance of your operating system.