Rooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone is commonly done to improve the visuals on the display. We all want a screen that gives us the best quality from the resolution, but we don’t always get given as high specs as we otherwise could have if our batteries could last longer and if our OEMs did’t want to save the best resolutions for the premium devices only. One way rooted Android users are learning to make the most out of their display is by rooting the device and then installing the DPI Changer app. With the DPI Changer, we can change the DPI (or pixels per inch) to give our screens a different desired look.
The DPI Changer application is just one example of what you can do with the rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. There are many more great reasons to root, including oodles more apps to choose from the Google Play Store, XDA-Developers forum and other websites such as the J. Rummy apps website which is home to all of J Rummy’s work such as the ROM Toolbox free and premium versions.
- The steps in this guide are made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone with the SM-N9007 model number and may not be followed for any other model number or else you do risk bricking the device.
- There are two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone with the SM-N9007 model number. One of them has the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system running while the other is running on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. You must be using the device that is running Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to use this guide. The other device will get bricked.
- You must have a computer that is running a version of Windows operating system to use this guide. Any other operating system will not run the Odin flashing tool we are using in this guide.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone on the computer you plan on using with the guide.
- Make sure you have the Developer Options unlocked, and the USB Debugging Mode enabled from the Developer Options menu. You can find the Developer Options menu by tapping on the Settings app > Developer Options and then check the box for the USB Debugging Mode inside.
HOW TO ROOT SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 SM-N9007 ON ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP
- Download the updated CF-Auto-Root package for the N9007 model number from here.
- Extract the rooting package to the desktop by copying it to the desktop from the default downloads folder and then right-clicking on the file and choosing to extract it to the desktop location.
- Double-click on the Odin executable that is now on the desktop and let the flashing tool user interface open.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone to the computer in the download mode.
- Click the AP button from the Odin user interface and browse the desktop for the rooting file.
- Click the Start button from the Odin user interface and wait until the box lights up green wit ha pass message inside coming from the same Odin user interface.
In conclusion, that is how to root Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9007 smartphones running the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates by using an updated version of the CF-Auto-Root tool by Chainfire.